Josh Donaldson

Josh Donaldson

3B,DH - ATL
Age: 33College: AuburnBats: RThrows: R

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A calf injury limited Donaldson to just 52 games last season. He also wasn't his dominant self when healthy, batting .245/.352/.449 with his lowest wOBA (.345) since 2012. Still yet to rediscover his MVP gear, he's once again a high-end power option hitting .259/.374/.526 and .376 wOBA. Yet the arrow is ticking upward. He has collected 25 of his 32 home runs since June 1 and is sporting his highest average exit velocity in the last five years. If he stays healthy, managers are looking at a .260, 35-HR hitter who still offers a stout OBP and plenty of counting numbers in Atlanta's strong lineup.

Donaldson has managed to stay healthy so far this season, but the risk remains a factor. With that said, when he is on the field, you can still bank on 30-homer power with plenty of RBIs and runs.

It looks quite clear that the Donaldson of 2015-2017 isn't walking through that door. The 33-year old is still fully capable of hitting .250 with 30 home runs, but he's no longer the elite slugger he once was.