Latest Update Josh Donaldson is not in the Athletics starting lineup on Wednesday. Wed Aug, 20, 01:55 PM
Is a pretty solid offensive player, complete with excellent plate patience and some home-run power. Can even run a little. Also manages well defensively at more than one position (including third base and catcher).
Flaws: : Lacks consistency in all facets of the game. Would benefit by finding his niche defensively. As a catcher, he still needs a lot of work, especially when it comes to calling a game and handling a pitching staff.
Donaldson is getting the a regular scheduled day off, nothing to worry about here. He is batting ,250 for the season with 25 home runs on the season. Analyst: Drew Phelps
What a night for the Oakland third baseman in a complete blowout against Kansas City. Donaldson has picked up the pace as of late and could be catching fire at just the right time. He is a lefty masher and has a ripe matchup against Jason Vargas on Wednesday.Analyst: David Kerr
Although Donaldson has yet to go yard in the month of August, he has managed to record three doubles over his last four games while riding a six-game hitting streak. He is now slashing .250/.338/.461 with 23 home runs and 80 RBI through 440 at-bats, as he remains on pace break his previous career-highs of 24 home runs and 93 RBI set in 2013. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Donaldson is now riding a four-game hitting streak, having totaled three extra-base hits (1 HR) and six RBI in that stretch. As the result of an extended slump, Donaldson is now hitting a mere .241, but his 21 home runs and 71 RBI are certainly enough to make up for his lack of consistency at the plate. Whether or not his recent hit streak turns things around, he is still a top option at the hot corner the rest of the way as he continues to power his way up the rankings. Analyst: Matthew Beck