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2014 Avg.
.246
 
Career Avg.
.267
Name  Josh Donaldson
Born  12/8/1985
Height  6-0
Weight  220
Number  20
Position  3B
Bats  R
Throws  R
7/10/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson slammed his 20th home run of the season Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Donaldson has struggled after a good start, but the home runs have never slowed. He'll easily top last year's total of 24, but he'll be hard-pressed to match last season's .301 batting average or .883 OPS.
 
Cold7/4/2014 1:42:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is dealing with a stiff back, but is in Friday's lineup versus Toronto.
Insight: Donaldson sat out Wednesday and Thursday due to a stiff back. He was batting .280 with 17 homers, 50 RBI, 51 runs and a .925 OPS going into June 7, but he's declined to .245 with a .784 OPS during his brutal 13-for-88 (.148) slump. Now we know the reason for the drop in production.
 
Cold7/4/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is dealing with a stiff back.
Insight: Donaldson sat out Wednesday and Thursday due to a stiff back. He was batting .280 with 17 homers, 50 RBI, 51 runs and a .925 OPS going into June 7, but he's declined to .245 with a .784 OPS during his brutal 13-for-88 (.148) slump. Now we know the reason for the drop in production.
 
Cold7/3/2014 6:45:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is dealing with a stiff back.
Insight: Donaldson also sat out Wednesday and apparently it wasn't just to get the struggling third baseman a day off. He was batting .280 with 17 homers, 50 RBI, 51 runs and a .925 OPS going into June 7, but he's declined to .245 with a .784 OPS during his brutal 13-for-88 (.148) slump.
 
Cold7/1/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson has gone 13-for-88 (.148) in his last 22 games.
Insight: Donaldson was batting .280 with 17 homers, 50 RBI, 51 runs and a .925 OPS going into June 7, but he's declined to .245 with a .784 OPS during his brutal slump.
 
Cold6/15/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is hitless in his last 29 at-bats.
Insight: Donaldson had a .309 average, 10 homers, 26 RBI, 26 runs and a 1.090 OPS in 25 games from May 9 to June 6, but he's fallen into a brutal slump. He hasn't even reached base since June 6 and has watched his average and OPS drop 30 and 95 points, respectively, over his last seven games. Frustration started to boil over Saturday night and Donaldson was ejected prior to the top of the eighth inning for arguing balls and strikes.
 
Cold6/11/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson has gone 0-for-19 with eight Ks in his last four games.
Insight: Donaldson was due for a cold streak after hitting .321 with 10 homers, 25 RBI, 22 runs and a 1.180 OPS from May 12 to June 6, but this is just brutal.
 
Hot6/4/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson homered for the sixth time in his last 10 games Wednesday against the Yankees.
Insight: Donaldson has been a top-10 overall fantasy player this season. He's first in the majors with 50 runs, tied for fourth with 16 homers and tied for fifth with 49 RBI. He's also hitting .284 with a .926 OPS.
 
Hot5/25/2014 7:54:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson hit his 11th home run of the season Sunday at Toronto.
Insight: Donaldson may be baseball's best third baseman. He's fifth in baseball in WAR and has hit .268 with 41 runs, 36 RBI and an .869 OPS.
 
Hot5/16/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson has homered in each of his last three games.
Insight: Donaldson's batting average is down from last year (.266), but he has hit 10 homers, driven in 31 runs and scored 32.
 
5/16/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is 5-for-11 against Cleveland starter Zach McAllister.
Insight: Donaldson's batting average is down from last season, but he's still providing fantasy owners with power - nine homers, 19 extra-base hits, .835 OPS.
 
Cold5/13/2014 6:13:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the White Sox. Alberto Callaspo is starting in his place.
Insight: Donaldson is getting a routine day off. He hit his eighth homer of the season Monday but has batted .205 with a .629 OPS and 12 Ks in 49 plate appearances this month.
 
Cold5/7/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson has hit .242 with one extra-base hit and nine strikeouts in his last nine games, and his matchup on Wednesday won't be a slump-buster.
Insight: Oakland will face Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez, who has held Donaldson to three hits in 21 at-bats (.143) while striking him out eight times.
 
4/29/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: A's third baseman Josh Donaldson is a career .400 hitter against Texas youngster Martin Perez with a homer and a 1.438 OPS.
Insight: It will be a classic matchup of two hot players. Donaldson is batting .325 with seven homers and 21 RBI over his last 20 games and the 23-year-old Perez is 4-0 this season with a league-leading 1.42 ERA and 0.921 WHIP.
 
4/28/2014 11:46:00 AM
Description: A's third baseman Josh Donaldson has begun to heat up, but is a career .188 hitter (3-for-16) , striking out half the time against Texas right-hander Yu Darvish.
Insight: Donaldson is batting .320 with a 1.113 OPS over the past 12 games, but has just three singles against Darvish.
 
Hot4/24/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: A's third baseman Josh Donaldson has begun to heat up and looks like the hitter who exploded onto the scene last season.
Insight: Donaldson is batting .308 with a .945 OPS over the past dozen games after batting .194 over his first eight games. He was one of last season's most improved players batting .301 with 24 HR, 93 RBI and 89 runs scored. After a slow beginning it appears he back to being a top fantasy 3B.
 
4/20/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: A's third baseman Josh Donaldson logged three hits in Sunday's win over Houston.
Insight: Donaldson just keeps plugging away. He's tied for third among major league third basemen with 13 RBI and is fifth among AL third basemen in batting average (.272). He should be starting in all fantasy leagues.
 
Hot4/13/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson has homered in three of the last four games.
Insight: His 15/1 K/BB is a little disconcerting, but he has three longballs, eight RBI and eight runs in 12 games.
 
Cold4/11/2014 10:21:00 AM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is a career .111 hitter (2-for-18) with eight strikeouts against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Donaldson has not started out the season like last year, batting just .220 through the first nine games. Last season he was a huge fantasy surprise batting .314 in April, .330 in May and .303 in June before cooling off a bit. This unfavorable matchup isn't going to help.
 
4/10/2014 8:49:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson went 2-for-22 over his first five games this season but he's 7-for-19 with three doubles, a homer, five RBI and five runs over his last four.
Insight: Donaldson hit his first homer of the season Thursday at Minnesota. However, he also struck out two times and has a 13/1 K/BB in 41 at-bats. Donaldson's K/BB in 2013 was 110/76 and he batted .301 with 24 HRs and 93 RBI.