Josh Donaldson
3B | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 210LBS | Age: 36

Draft: 2007 | Rd: C-A, #48, Chicago Cubs | Auburn
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 143 122 16 31 5 14 0 .254 .364 .443 .807
12 Seasons 5264 4501 755 1210 256 742 38 .269 .367 .503 .870
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .254 5 14 0 .807
12 Seasons .269 256 742 38 .870

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 29 2817 499 61 12.2 8.6 92.5 113.6 10.5 31.1 .280 .546 .398 .390 .448 46.5 18.7 10.3
2016 30 2952 463 57 12.3 8.1 92.2 114.1 14.9 32.4 .278 .550 .403 .403 .437 49.2 17.0 15.6
2017 31 2099 306 43 14.1 8.7 90.9 113.5 13.8 31.7 .258 .546 .396 .391 .456 44.9 22.4 15.3
2018 32 883 134 14 10.4 6.4 90.2 115.5 11.6 32.8 .231 .417 .345 .331 .387 41.4 24.7 14.2
2019 33 2742 396 62 15.7 9.4 92.9 114.2 13.3 33.3 .262 .530 .377 .385 .453 50.5 23.5 15.2
2020 34 449 58 4 6.9 3.9 92.8 110.8 6.2 24.1 .213 .418 .362 .347 .375 53.4 23.5 17.6
2021 35 2125 351 61 17.4 11.2 94.1 114.7 14.6 30.2 .269 .542 .353 .388 .447 52.7 21.0 13.6
2022 36 544 84 12 14.3 8.6 92.0 111.7 14.4 41.7 .269 .511 .359 .381 .457 47.6 24.5 13.7
Player 14611 2291 314 13.7 8.8 92.4 115.5 13.0 32.0 .266 .530 .382 .386 .442 48.4 20.8 14.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .369 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2022 Fastballs 284 52.2 77 64 17 8 5 0 4 13 51 .266 .334 .531 .676 .405 .466 95.2 18 24.6 20.6
2022 Breaking 178 32.7 41 36 11 7 3 0 1 13 23 .306 .195 .472 .309 .383 .272 86.7 7 25.4 19.4
2022 Offspeed 82 15.1 21 18 1 1 0 0 0 8 10 .056 .188 .056 .326 .142 .283 88.0 15 41.5 26.7
2021 Fastballs 1,199 56.4 296 252 71 41 11 0 19 65 190 .282 .283 .552 .597 .393 .411 96.2 17 26.6 22.7
2021 Breaking 679 32.0 170 145 25 7 13 0 5 39 109 .172 .244 .366 .477 .280 .352 92.1 13 31.7 16.8
2021 Offspeed 247 11.6 75 60 17 13 2 0 2 10 52 .283 .267 .417 .468 .359 .376 90.4 8 22.0 11.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 45.3 24.4 24.0 6.2 34.9 41.5 23.6 1.6 33.9 22.4 21.2 6.8 12.2 8.6
2016 39.5 24.6 25.3 10.6 42.5 32.8 24.6 2.6 26.8 25.9 24.2 6.7 12.3 8.1
2017 41.5 27.8 21.9 8.8 40.5 38.9 20.3 4.2 29.7 25.2 19.0 6.9 14.1 8.7
2018 47.8 21.6 23.1 7.5 35.8 39.6 23.9 3.7 32.8 23.1 21.6 7.5 10.4 6.4
2019 41.9 23.5 26.3 8.3 39.9 35.1 25.0 1.5 30.3 23.5 24.0 5.1 15.7 9.4
2020 55.2 27.6 12.1 5.2 44.8 34.5 20.7 1.7 41.4 20.7 22.4 5.2 6.9 3.9
2021 43.9 28.5 20.5 7.1 42.5 35.9 21.7 1.7 32.5 24.8 18.5 4.8 17.4 11.2
2022 35.7 29.8 31.0 3.6 48.8 31.0 20.2 2.4 25.0 26.2 27.4 4.8 14.3 8.6
Player 42.9 25.5 23.7 7.9 40.0 36.8 23.1 2.3 30.9 24.2 21.9 6.1 13.7 8.8
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 4-Seamer 0.0 0 198 36.4 46 .205 .410 .346 30.1 23.9 23.4 .320 .621 .439 60.7
2022 Slider 1.7 2 133 24.4 29 .280 .440 .364 24.0 34.5 19.2 .194 .341 .291 40.0
2022 Changeup -3.3 -2 68 12.5 19 .063 .063 .158 36.7 31.6 25.0 .211 .367 .314 20.0
2022 Sinker -0.1 0 58 10.7 21 .278 .444 .407 11.1 4.8 8.3 .321 .545 .412 47.1
2022 Curveball 6.1 3 45 8.3 12 .364 .545 .492 28.6 25.0 20.0 .199 .238 .229 25.0
2022 Cutter 13.8 4 28 5.1 10 .571 1.429 .790 22.2 10.0 25.0 .446 1.314 .710 83.3
2022 Splitter -3.3 0 14 2.6 2 .000 .000 .000 54.5 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2021 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 648 30.5 151 .267 .565 .393 30.2 27.8 25.6 .270 .630 .412 65.6
2021 Slider 1.7 9 499 23.5 130 .215 .458 .365 30.3 17.7 13.5 .273 .544 .399 45.3
2021 Sinker 2.5 9 360 16.9 99 .350 .600 .457 22.2 15.2 19.2 .336 .640 .457 61.2
2021 Changeup 1.6 4 229 10.8 67 .283 .415 .365 22.7 13.4 11.8 .282 .506 .396 45.7
2021 Cutter -0.2 0 191 9.0 46 .195 .415 .304 21.6 17.4 18.2 .224 .410 .315 33.3
2021 Curveball -2.5 -4 180 8.5 40 .053 .105 .080 36.2 40.0 25.8 .164 .290 .201 56.5
2021 Splitter -1.3 0 18 0.8 8 .286 .429 .356 12.5 12.5 12.5 .157 .176 .218 16.7
2020 4-Seamer 2.2 3 157 35.0 35 .261 .565 .447 36.8 25.7 19.1 .218 .529 .432 73.3
2020 Slider 1.9 2 102 22.7 23 .238 .524 .368 36.4 26.1 15.8 .255 .463 .338 46.7
2020 Sinker 0.4 0 66 14.7 19 .267 .667 .453 28.0 21.1 23.5 .234 .542 .398 54.5
2020 Changeup -6.3 -3 50 11.1 12 .000 .000 .058 29.6 8.3 5.3 .116 .128 .157 30.0
2020 Cutter 3.8 1 37 8.2 4 .333 .333 .625 50.0 0.0 0.0 .271 .324 .362 100.0
2020 Curveball 0.2 0 35 7.8 8 .250 .375 .269 22.2 50.0 28.6 .165 .190 .156 25.0
2020 Splitter 0.6 0 2 0.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer 1.3 11 879 32.1 189 .257 .611 .442 30.4 23.8 16.8 .278 .601 .436 70.0
2019 Sinker 2.4 13 558 20.4 132 .355 .600 .465 15.6 12.9 16.7 .294 .565 .409 45.7
2019 Slider 0.5 2 499 18.2 125 .237 .535 .362 42.3 29.6 23.7 .255 .535 .358 44.2
2019 Changeup 0.8 2 282 10.3 64 .182 .364 .310 34.1 29.7 20.7 .240 .440 .342 50.0
2019 Curveball 0.2 1 277 10.1 79 .243 .457 .365 30.9 26.6 21.2 .252 .546 .370 36.7
2019 Cutter 1.0 2 208 7.6 57 .222 .356 .359 22.1 19.3 19.0 .236 .383 .353 41.2
2019 Splitter -5.4 -2 39 1.4 11 .182 .273 .195 31.3 45.5 26.3 .097 .148 .103 50.0
2018 4-Seamer 2.2 6 287 32.5 63 .311 .733 .498 21.5 14.3 11.8 .319 .752 .511 51.4
2018 Slider 0.8 2 197 22.3 52 .208 .375 .283 43.8 36.5 29.7 .175 .291 .238 27.6
2018 Sinker -1.8 -2 128 14.5 30 .222 .296 .273 21.7 23.3 29.2 .245 .373 .309 60.0
2018 Changeup -0.1 0 91 10.3 29 .269 .346 .314 38.1 17.2 23.8 .212 .277 .262 19.0
2018 Curveball -0.8 -1 84 9.5 20 .300 .450 .323 31.7 35.0 22.6 .261 .388 .279 69.2
2018 Cutter -3.6 -3 73 8.3 18 .125 .188 .197 39.4 33.3 24.0 .166 .265 .245 30.0
2018 Splitter 10.8 2 15 1.7 4 .250 1.000 .500 25.0 25.0 14.3 .060 .121 .079 0.0
2018 Knuckleball -3.1 0 3 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer 2.0 13 632 30.1 146 .268 .667 .442 26.0 24.7 19.4 .261 .641 .422 56.3
2017 Sinker 0.8 4 449 21.4 110 .299 .598 .445 23.0 19.1 19.3 .266 .523 .407 43.9
2017 Slider 0.0 0 421 20.1 104 .212 .447 .347 33.3 29.8 20.1 .221 .440 .352 41.8
2017 Curveball 2.6 5 210 10.0 56 .286 .449 .352 19.1 10.7 9.1 .326 .595 .416 36.4
2017 Changeup 1.3 2 174 8.3 37 .200 .543 .327 26.8 18.9 13.0 .209 .472 .303 39.3
2017 Cutter 1.3 2 130 6.2 27 .391 .478 .392 33.3 25.9 25.0 .250 .516 .377 31.3
2017 Splitter 3.4 2 60 2.9 8 .429 .429 .538 50.0 12.5 5.3 .326 .349 .345 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 34 140 0 -3 0 0 -2
2012 309 1,146 0 -2 2 3 3
2013 687 2,770 11 -5 23 14 44
2014 696 2,717 -5 -1 22 11 28
2015 758 3,008 16 -2 29 13 56
2016 732 3,067 11 3 22 18 54
2017 494 2,097 2 -2 21 10 31
2018 228 938 -4 -5 8 4 3
2019 678 2,806 -9 -5 28 15 29
2020 101 449 0 -4 4 5 4
2021 541 2,125 -8 -13 23 13 14
2022 139 544 5 -4 2 3 6
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,817 49.6 68.6 80.8 23.3 56.7 42.6 31.6 45.8 25.3 7.5 82.0
2016 2,952 45.9 63.4 82.6 23.4 59.9 41.2 28.6 41.7 24.1 7.3 77.8
2017 2,099 47.5 66.2 77.5 20.3 57.6 43.2 28.3 42.2 27.5 6.4 82.8
2018 883 46.1 64.8 75.3 22.1 50.5 42.9 25.8 41.8 31.7 7.5 80.3
2019 2,742 45.4 68.9 73.9 23.1 60.1 42.7 31.3 43.9 29.9 6.6 82.8
2020 449 42.5 63.9 75.4 21.3 43.6 45.7 22.8 39.4 34.5 3.8 82.4
2021 2,125 47.4 70.2 77.4 22.6 57.9 39.4 33.6 45.2 27.6 7.5 83.8
2022 544 47.8 64.6 78.0 28.9 61.0 42.5 34.5 46.0 27.6 5.1 71.4
Player 14,611 47.0 67.0 78.3 22.8 57.7 42.0 30.3 43.6 27.3 6.9 81.2
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 29.3 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 95 84 96 97 88 99 95 98 96 51 84 23 45
2016 99 82 96 95 98 96 91 95 98 68 98 38 55
2017 95 46 94 97 92 90 95 95 92 34 97 24 36 74
2018 20
2019 92 57 88 90 94 98 96 97 98 35 96 16 26 95
2020 12 37
2021 92 73 92 92 91 95 95 99 95 52 94 30 12 63
2022 81 64 79 78 88 87 89 89 84 34 89 37 16 81
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.2 38 37.9 0.0 9 35 13 34.2
2020 24.0 6 5.1 1.0 2 4 2 33.3
2021 23.9 26 30.5 -5.0 12 18 18 69.2
2022 24.2 5 5.2 0.0 0 7 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 38 41 39 42 45 36 36 47 32 37 42 41 25 27 32 45 27 46 31 42 19 36 32 45 43 44 45 35 42 37 47
2020 6 5 7 4 6 5 0 6 4 3 7 6 3 5 6 6 4 5 5 5 3 5 6 4 4 6 6 5 5 6 6
2021 26 31 33 31 33 28 31 34 27 33 33 30 22 27 26 35 23 35 32 36 21 29 29 31 30 31 35 29 36 30 34
2022 5 5 6 6 7 6 6 4 5 6 5 6 2 5 4 7 5 6 3 5 2 5 5 6 5 6 6 4 5 5 7
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 92.5 92.2 -0.3 90.9 -1.3 90.2 -0.7 92.9 2.7 92.8 -0.1 94.1 1.3 92 -2.1
Launch Angle 10.5 14.9 4.4 13.8 -1.1 11.6 -2.2 13.3 1.7 6.2 -7.1 14.6 8.4 14.4 -0.2
Barrel % 12.2 12.3 0.1 14.1 1.8 10.4 -3.7 15.7 5.3 6.9 -8.8 17.4 10.5 14.3 -3.1
Hard Hit % 46.5 49.2 2.7 44.9 -4.3 41.4 -3.5 50.5 9.1 53.4 2.9 52.7 -0.7 47.6 -5.1
Sweet Spot % 31.1 32.4 1.3 31.7 -0.7 32.8 1.1 33.3 0.5 24.1 -9.2 30.2 6.1 41.7 11.5
xBA .28 .278 -0.002 .258 -0.02 .231 -0.027 .262 0.031 .213 -0.049 .269 0.056 .269 0
BA .297 .284 -0.013 .27 -0.014 .246 -0.024 .259 0.013 .222 -0.037 .247 0.025 .246 -0.001
xwOBA .39 .403 0.013 .391 -0.012 .331 -0.06 .385 0.054 .347 -0.038 .388 0.041 .381 -0.007
wOBA .398 .403 0.005 .396 -0.007 .345 -0.051 .377 0.032 .362 -0.015 .353 -0.009 .359 0.006
xSLG .546 .55 0.004 .546 -0.004 .417 -0.129 .53 0.113 .418 -0.112 .542 0.124 .511 -0.031
SLG .568 .549 -0.019 .559 0.01 .449 -0.11 .521 0.072 .469 -0.052 .475 0.006 .441 -0.034
K% 18.7 17 -1.7 22.4 5.4 24.7 2.3 23.5 -1.2 23.5 0 21 -2.5 24.5 3.5
BB% 10.3 15.6 5.3 15.3 -0.3 14.2 -1.1 15.2 1 17.6 2.4 13.6 -4 13.7 0.1
Swing % 45.8 41.7 -4.1 42.2 0.5 41.8 -0.4 43.9 2.1 39.4 -4.5 45.2 5.8