Josh Donaldson

3B,DH · Milwaukee Brewers

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'1" Weight 210
DOB 1985-12-08 Age 37.8
Hometown Pensacola, FL
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 26.12, 387th

Season Projections

THE BAT-$1102423371498517016504411226.510.229.315.404.719.175

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Previewing The 2023-24 Free Agent Class: Third Base

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    With the regular season winding down, a number of teams (and their fanbases) are already starting to turn their attention towards the offseason. Identifying free agent targets is a big part of that prep work, so it's worth taking an early look at the players who'll be available on the open market. Over the coming…

    Sep 13 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects Braves Brewers Cubs Blue Jays Giants Red Sox Angels Yankees Diamondbacks Dodgers Athletics Twins Marlins Ehire Adrianza Hanser Alberto Brian Anderson Ian Anderson Jeimer Candelario Matt Chapman Charlie Culberson Paul DeJong Rafael Devers Josh Donaldson Hunter Dozier Eduardo Escobar Josh Harrison Isiah Kiner-Falefa Tommy La Stella Evan Longoria Mike Moustakas Max Muncy Max Muncy Donovan Solano Justin Turner Anthony Volpe Joey Wendle
  • Brewers Select Josh Donaldson

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    The Brewers announced that they have selected the contract of third baseman Josh Donaldson. In corresponding moves, they have optioned infielder Owen Miller and transferred righty J.C. Mejía to the 60-day injured list. Donaldson, 37, began the year with the Yankees but was released in August after a season of injuries and disappointing results. He…

    Sep 11 · MLB Trade Rumors Brewers Josh Donaldson Owen Miller Andruw Monasterio
  • Brewers Bring Up Josh Donaldson

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    The Milwaukee Brewers selected the contract of third baseman Josh Donaldson from Triple-A Nashville on Monday and optioned infielder Owen Miller to Nashville in a corresponding move. The team also moved right-hander J.C. Mejia (shoulder) to the 60-day injured list. In five games with Nashville, the former MVP went 3-for-17 with two home runs. The 37-year-old veteran might provide a little pop in part-time duty at the hot corner in Milwaukee down the stretch while sharing time with Andruw Monasterio. The three-time All-Star hit just .142 (15-for-106) with 10 home runs and 15 RBI in 33 games with the New York Yankees this year before he was cut.

    Sep 11 · Source via Brewers Josh Donaldson
  • Brewers Sign Josh Donaldson To Minor League Deal

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    The Brewers have signed Josh Donaldson to a minor league deal, per Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The third baseman will report to Triple-A Nashville. By joining the organization prior to September 1, he will be eligible to play for the Brewers in the postseason. Donaldson, 37, spent almost a decade one of…

    Aug 31 · MLB Trade Rumors Brewers Josh Donaldson
  • Brewers Sign Josh Donaldson To Minor-League Deal

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    The Milwaukee Brewers announced on Thursday that they signed free-agent third baseman Josh Donaldson (calf) to a minor-league deal. He will report to Triple-A Nashville. The New York Yankees recently released Donaldson, who has been out with a right-calf strain since the middle of July. On top of injuries, the 37-year-old former MVP has looked overmatched at the plate, hitting just .142 (15-for-106) this year with 10 home runs, 15 RBI and 13 runs scored in his time in the Bronx in 2023. He'll need to get healthy first and then prove himself before the Brewers consider him an option at third base late in the season. For now, Donaldson remains off the fantasy radar in all mixed leagues.

    Aug 31 · Source via Josh Donaldson
  • Yankees Release Josh Donaldson

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    The New York Yankees released infielder Josh Donaldson prior to their game on Tuesday night. It's been a disastrous year for the former MVP in his second year in the Bronx. He's been out with a calf injury since the middle of July due to a right-calf strain, and he wasn't very productive at all when he was on the field for the Yankees, hitting .142 (15-for-106) with 10 home runs, a double, 15 RBI, 32 strikeouts and 13 runs scored in 120 trips to the plate over 33 games played. The 37-year-old wasn't much better last year, either, batting .222 (106-for-478) with 15 homers and 148 strikeouts in 546 plate appearances. Donaldson will reach free agency a bit early in 2023, and it's looking like he doesn't have much left in the tank in his career.

    Aug 29 · Source via Yankees Josh Donaldson
  • Josh Donaldson Almost Ready For Rehab Assignment

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    New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson (calf) is nearing a rehab assignment, according to manager Aaron Boone. The veteran infielder has been out since mid-July due to a right calf strain. Donaldson has been able to resume baseball activities without any issues right now. The hope is that the Yankees are able to get Donaldson back around mid-September for a possible postseason run. The 37-year-old has been horrendous with the bat this season, but at worst he could contribute off the bench. However, fantasy managers can continue to stay off from Donaldson.

    Aug 25 · Source via Yankees Josh Donaldson
  • Josh Donaldson Hoping To Return This Season

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    New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson (calf) has been taking ground balls and batting practice recently and is hoping to return before the end of the 2023 season. The calf has long been bothersome for the 2015 AL MVP winner as Donaldson has made multiple trips to the injured list with the issue. The 37-year-old has been a lightning rod for an underperforming Yankees offense as he's struggled to a .142 batting average alongside a .659 OPS across 34 games. He does, however, have 10 home runs to his credit in just 120 trips to the plate but his 74 wRC+ remains 26% below the league average.

    Jul 31 · Source via Yankees Josh Donaldson
  • Yankees Looking For Left-Handed Hitter

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    The New York Yankees are casting a wide net on the trade market as they search for a left-handed hitter to help jumpstart their offense. Chicago Cubs outfielder Cody Bellinger has been mentioned as a possibility, but he could be off the market with the Cubs in the mix for a wild-card spot. If Bellinger is truly unavailable, the Yankees could turn to St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson or Washington Nationals third baseman Jeimer Candelario. Candelario would be a solid defensive addition at third base as well. Veteran Josh Donaldson (calf) might not be able to make it back this year, so the Yankees could surely use an upgrade at the hot corner as they attempt to make a run at the postseason down the stretch.

    Jul 27 · Source via Cubs Nationals Cardinals Yankees Cody Bellinger Jeimer Candelario Dylan Carlson Josh Donaldson
  • Josh Donaldson Transferred To 60-Day Injured List

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    New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson (calf) was transferred Thursday from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. The 37-year-old was diagnosed with a high-grade right calf strain. He is slashing .142/.225/.434 with 10 home runs, 15 RBI, and 13 games over 34 games in 2023. Donaldson is eligible to return in September but could miss the remainder of the season. Oswald Peraza should see an uptick in at-bats and see the bulk of his playing time at third base. Since being recalled on July 16, Peraza is hitting .200 (2-for-10) with an RBI and two stolen bases over three games. The 23-year-old is worth adding in deep-league formats due to his elite speed.

    Jul 20 · Source via Yankees Josh Donaldson
  • Yankees Select Matt Bowman, Transfer Josh Donaldson To 60-Day IL

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    The Yankees announced that they selected the contract of right-hander Matt Bowman yesterday and optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In order to open a spot for him on the 40-man roster, third baseman Josh Donaldson was transferred to the 60-day IL. Bowman, 32, signed a minor league deal with the club in the offseason and…

    Jul 20 · MLB Trade Rumors Yankees Matt Bowman Josh Donaldson
  • Latest On Josh Donaldson

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    The Yankees placed Josh Donaldson on the 10-day injured list yesterday afternoon. The club initially announced his injury as a left calf strain, though further testing has apparently revealed a serious injury. Donaldson met with reporters this evening and said doctors have called his strain anywhere between the Grade 2+ and Grade 3 varieties (relayed by…

    Jul 18 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects Yankees Josh Donaldson DJ LeMahieu Oswald Peraza
  • Josh Donaldson Has Small Tear In His Calf

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    New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson (calf) said that he has a high-grade strain/small tear in his right calf, and there is no timetable for his return. It's more bad news for Donaldson in what has been a complete disaster of a season for the 37-year-old veteran. The three-time All-Star and former MVP is nearing the end of his career at this point and has played in only 33 games in 2023 due to injuries. In those 33 games (120 plate appearances), he's hit an embarrassing .142/.225/.434 with 10 home runs, one double, 15 RBI and 13 runs scored. Fantasy managers shouldn't be holding him in mixed leagues at this point, and there's a chance that we won't see Donaldson again this year.

    Jul 17 · Source via Yankees Josh Donaldson
  • Yankees Put Josh Donaldson On 10-Day Injured List

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    The New York Yankees placed infielder Josh Donaldson (calf) on the 10-day injured list on Sunday with a right-calf strain and recalled infielder Oswald Peraza from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move. Donaldson was set to undergo an MRI exam after tweaking his injured right calf on Saturday against the Colorado Rockies, and now he'll need to take some more time off. The 37-year-old does have 10 home runs in only 106 at-bats in 2023, but he's had a tough go of it offensively otherwise. In 33 games played, the former MVP is hitting just .142/.225/.434 with a double, 15 RBI and 13 runs scored in 120 plate appearances. DJ LeMahieu should continue to see most of the starts at the hot corner for the Yankees.

    Jul 16 · Source via Yankees Josh Donaldson
  • Josh Donaldson To Get An MRI

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    New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson (calf) exited Saturday's win over the Colorado Rockies. The 37-year-old went hitless in four at-bats before leaving in the seventh inning because of his nagging calf injury. Donaldson, batting a disastrous .142 this season, has already spent over a month on the injured list in 2023 due to a strained hamstring. But he'll undergo an MRI, although another stint on the IL is certainly possible.

    Jul 16 · Source via Yankees Josh Donaldson
  • Josh Donaldson Dealing With Lower-Body Injury

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    New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said after Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs that third baseman Josh Donaldson (calf) has been "a little beat up" since the team's previous road trip, which is why he was serving as the designated hitter the last few days. Boone also said it's part of some "normal wear and tear" in Donaldson's lower body. Donaldson grabbed at his right calf after a swing in Sunday's game and went to the clubhouse to be checked out after, but he remained in the game. The 37-year-old should be considered day-to-day heading into the second half of the season this weekend. Donaldson does have 10 home runs in 31 games played in 2023, but he's gone just 15-for-99 (.152) with 31 strikeouts in 112 plate appearances.

    Jul 10 · Source via Yankees Josh Donaldson
    2023 ATC-$3102423366498317015504810725.311.227.322.396.718.169
    2023 Steamer-$78636031341711501241399325.821.227.318.390.708.163
    2023 THE BAT-$1102423371498517016504411226.510.229.315.404.719.175
    2023 Zeile-$3100414359488117015494710324.911.226.319.398.717.172

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats

    Sep 23at MIAL 4-5643011000100.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Sep 22at MIAW 16-1755110013000.
    Sep 20at STLW 8-2544110013000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Sep 19at STLW 7-35551110010240.
    Sep 18at STLL 0-17330000000133.300.
    Sep 17vs WASL 1-2544000000000.
    Sep 16vs WASW 9-5743010001100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 14vs MIAW 4-25440110000250.
    Sep 13vs MIAL 0-25430000001250.
    Sep 12vs MIAW 3-1642120011200.0001.0001.0002.5003.5001.500
    Sep 11vs MIAW 12-05541100011120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Jul 15at COLW 6-3444000000000.
    Jul 14at COLL 2-75430000001125.
    Jul 9vs CHCL 4-75430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 8vs CHCW 6-36431100111125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Jul 7vs CHCL 0-36330000000133.300.
    Jul 6vs BALL 1-14543000000100.
    Jul 5vs BALL 3-65431200111125.000.667.7501.6672.4171.000
    Jul 3vs BALW 6-3643000000100.
    Jul 1at STLW 6-26440000000125.
    Jun 29at OAKW 10-46551100120120.
    Jun 28at OAKW 11-06440110020375.
    Jun 27at OAKL 1-26441100110250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jun 23vs TEXL 2-47a1100000001100.
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    Jun 18at BOSL 1-4543000000100.
    Jun 16at BOSL 5-155441200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Jun 14at NYML 3-43541000001120.
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    Jun 10vs BOSW 3-12440000000125.
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    Jun 3at LADW 6-34440000000250.
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    Apr 5vs PHIW 4-2511000000000.
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    Apr 1vs SFL 5-75441100110250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Mar 30vs SFW 5-05441100000250.


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    Sep 23vs BOSW 5-4444010000000.
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    Sep 21vs PITW 14-24431110011250.000.333.500.6671.167.334
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    Aug 23vs NYMW 4-26430000001125.
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    Aug 14at BOSL 0-33440000000125.
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    Aug 5at STLL 3-45440210020125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Aug 3vs SEAL 3-74440000000250.
    Aug 2vs SEAL 6-8543221013100.000.667.7502.0002.7501.333
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    Jul 31vs KCL 6-8644000000000.
    Jul 30vs KCW 8-25440000000375.
    Jul 29vs KCW 11-55551100000120.
    Jul 28vs KCW 1-06330000000133.300.
    Jul 27at NYML 2-36440110000125.
    Jul 26at NYML 3-6644000000000.
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    Jul 15vs BOSL 4-56b1100000001100.
    Jul 14vs CINL 6-79a10000000000.0001.0001.000
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    Jul 12vs CINL 3-4544010001000.
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    Jun 26vs HOUW 6-35430000001250.
    Jun 25vs HOUL 0-33430000001250.
    Jun 24vs HOUL 1-35440110000125.
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    Jun 15vs TBW 4-35331000000133.300.
    Jun 11vs CHCW 8-02440000000125.
    Jun 10vs CHCW 2-1566021000000.000.333.333.500.833.167
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    Jun 4vs DETW 3-02330000010266.700.
    Jun 3vs DETW 13-04530000002120.000.000.400.000.400.000
    May 22vs CWSL 1-344000000000.
    May 21vs CWSW 7-55431000011125.
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    May 14at CWSL 2-35440100000250.
    May 13at CWSW 10-4355121013000.000.400.4001.2001.600.800
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    May 8vs TEXL 2-4440100000125.
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    May 3at TORW 9-15551110010120.
    May 2at TORW 3-2544110000000.
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    Apr 30at KCW 3-0253111000200.000.333.600.6671.267.334
    Apr 28vs BALW 10-55440100010125.
    Apr 27vs BALW 5-25430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 26vs BALW 12-85440110000125.
    Apr 24vs CLEW 10-24541000000240.
    Apr 23vs CLEW 5-4542110011200.001.500.7502.0002.7501.500
    Apr 22vs CLEW 4-15421000002125.000.000.500.000.500.000
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    Apr 20at DETW 5-3632000000100.000.000.333.000.333.000
    Apr 19at DETW 4-26540000001240.
    Apr 17at BALL 0-53440000000250.
    Apr 16at BALW 5-2554121012100.000.500.6001.5002.1001.000
    Apr 15at BALL 1-23550100000240.
    Apr 14vs TORW 3-01440000000375.
    Apr 13vs TORL 4-63551110000240.
    Apr 12vs TORW 4-0142100000200.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Apr 11vs TORL 0-39a11000000000.
    Apr 10vs BOSL 3-41550100000360.
    Apr 9vs BOSW 4-21441100000250.
    Apr 8vs BOSW 6-5660200010116.700.333.333.333.666.000
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