Latest Update Donaldson smacks 26th home run Thursday Fri Aug, 29, 07:23 AM
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 has picked up the pace of late, going 7-for-20 (.350 BA) with four extra-base hits (1 HR), four RBI and three runs scored over his last six games. His recent surge has raised his August batting average up to .294 after two down months, so hopefully for his fantasy owners his hot streak will carry over into the final month of the regular season. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Donaldson had been struggling over his previous six games, posting a .077 with just one hit, but got himself back on track Monday in a much-needed win for the Athletics. After posting 20 home runs and 65 RBI in the first half of the season, Dondalson's production has fallen off slightly following the All-Star break connecting on just five homers and 19 RBI, but is still one of the premier power hitters and a must-start option down the stretch. Analyst: Matthew Beck
An MRI on Donaldson's knee revealed no structural damage and he'll return to action here on Monday. He's just 1-for-13 over his last four games and hasn't hit a home run in his last nine. As a team, the A's are struggling to produce right now, so you may want to lower your expectations a little right now.Analyst: Howard Bender
Reports prior the game stated that Donaldson had tried to talk his way into the lineup for tonight's game but the team opted to send him for an MRI. Now that the MRI has come back clean I would expect Donaldson to be back in he lineup against Houston tomorrow.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba