|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||570.00||22.00||.281||86.00||84.00||6.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Mets||11||1||0|| .167|| .091|| .091|
|vs Wheeler (Career)||2||1||0|| .500||.500||.500|
|vs RHP||359||86||12|| .319|| .382|| .240|
|08/20/2014||Josh Donaldson, 3B OAK||Manny Machado, 3B BAL|
C.J. Wilson, SP LAA
|08/20/2014||Adam Lind, DH TOR|
Emilio Bonifacio, CF ATL
Alex Meyer, SP MIN
Sonny Gray, SP OAK
Tim Lincecum, SP SF
Josh Donaldson, 3B OAK
|Alex Cobb, SP TB|
Yoenis Cespedes, LF BOS
Travis Snider, RF PIT
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
|08/20/2014||J.D. Martinez, LF DET|
Jeremy Hellickson, SP TB
Alex Gordon, LF KC
|Zach Britton, RP BAL|
Josh Donaldson, 3B OAK
|Last 7 Games|
|Josh Donaldson a no-go Wednesday against Mets |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(12:28 pm ET) Slumping Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is out of the lineup Wednesday against the visiting Mets.
Donaldson has just three hits in 21 at-bats since slugging two home runs in Kansas City on Aug. 12.
|Josh Donaldson homers twice in win vs. Royals |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/12/14) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson went 3 for 4 with two home runs and four RBI in his team's 11-3 win over the Royals Tuesday.
Donaldson has racked up at least one hit in nine straight games but hadn't homered since the calendar turned to August before doing so twice Tuesday. He managed to deliver an RBI single in the third inning and a second RBI on a sacrifice fly in the fifth before smashing solo home runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Donaldson owns a .255/.341/.475 line with 25 home runs, 84 RBI and seven stolen bases in 451 at-bats.
|Josh Donaldson connects for 22nd home run |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/27/14) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson connected for his 22nd home run during a 5-1 win Saturday at Texas. Donaldson led off the seventh inning with a home run off Nate Adcock to give Oakland a 4-1 lead.
Donaldson has homered four times in July and three times in his last 12 games. He is batting .295 with a .545 slugging percentage, .930 OPS, two doubles, 10 RBI and 10 runs in his last 12 games.
|Josh Donaldson walks A's off with three-run homer |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/19/14) Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson didn't get his first hit until the ninth inning Friday, but made it count in a 5-4 win over the Orioles.
Donaldson went 1 for 4 in the game, but his lone hit won the game for the A's. He slugged a three-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning, erasing a two-run deficit with one swing.
Donaldson has 21 home runs in 93 games, and is just a few long balls away from his career-high mark of 24, set in 158 games a year ago. Donaldson is hitting .238/.316/.455 in 369 at-bats this season.
|Yoenis Cespedes tops Todd Frazier to win HR Derby |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/15/14) Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Reds third baseman Todd Frazier survived tiebreaking swing-offs in the first round before eventually meeting in the finals of Monday's Home Run Derby, where Cespedes picked up his second straight title with a 9-1 knockout of Frazier.
Cespedes' three first-round homers earned him a swingoff with Athletics teammate Josh Donaldson, and after Donaldson managed just one home run three swings, the outfielder delivered homers in each of his first two swings to advance. He defeated Orioles outfielder Adam Jones 9-3 in the second round after Jones managed four first-round shots, then took down Jose Bautista, who had a competition-best 10 homers in the first round, by a score of 7-4 in the AL Final. Twins home-field competitor Brian Dozier hit just two home runs in the first round, failing to advance.
Frazier played the role of underdog throughout, hitting just two home runs as the first batter in the competition but managing to slide into a swing-off with Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau after Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig failed to hit a single home run before recording seven outs. Frazier went first in the swing-off and managed one home run in three swings but advanced after Morneau went 0 for 3. The Reds third baseman took down Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki 6-2 after Tulowitzki hit four first-round homers. Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton earned a bye after hitting six massive blasts in the first round, but he bowed out to Frazier 1-0 after a long break.
Cespedes joined Ken Griffey as the only players to win back-to-back Home Run Derby titles. He'll likely enter the 2015 competition as the favorite to make it three in a row.
|To the casual observer, Josh Donaldson's breakout 2013 in which he placed fourth in AL MVP voting and fourth among third basemen in both Head-to-Head and Rotisserie leagues seemed to come out of nowhere. But if you dig a little deeper, you'll find that his transformation actually began late in 2012, when he returned from a minor-league demotion to hit .290 with eight homers and an .844 OPS in 176 at-bats over the final six weeks. It wasn't too unlike Jose Bautista's breakthrough, which actually began in September 2009, when he hit 10 homers, but didn't become apparent to Fantasy owners until 2010. Of course, not every player who experiences one month of greatness followed by one year of greatness sustains that pace forevermore, but in Donaldson's case, it shows he wasn't just a one-year wonder, which should give you some confidence in drafting him. He's not as established as, say, Ryan Zimmerman, of course, but then again, he's not as much of an injury risk either. He's the kind of gamble worth taking in the early rounds, after the top five third basemen have gone off the board.
(Updated 1/8/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/22/14||LAA||10:05 pm||Hector Santiago|
|8/23/14||LAA||9:05 pm||C.J. Wilson|
|8/24/14||LAA||8:05 pm||Jered Weaver|
|8/25/14||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Scott Feldman|
|8/26/14||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Dallas Keuchel|
|8/27/14||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Brad Peacock|
|8/28/14||@ LAA||10:05 pm||C.J. Wilson|