Josh Donaldson

Josh Donaldson

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

Next Game

ATL @ STL
J. Flaherty #32
Sun, 5/26 7:05pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #73
Projection (?) 3.4 pts

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88%

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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. He's a bit sharper (.367 wOBA), but still not quite back to MVP form in 2018. If he can stay healthy, managers are probably looking at more of a .250-.260, 25-30-HR hitter who still offer a stout OBP and plenty of counting numbers in Atlanta's strong lineup.

At this point, 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 25 or so home runs, but he's becoming more of a bench bat than surefire starter in most 12-team mixed leagues.

Over the last two years, Donaldson has missed half of his team's games, but he has still be exceptional when he plays, with 41 homers, 101 RBIs and 95 runs in 165 games. If he is healthy, you've got a second round value, but that is a big if so proceed at your own risk.