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PN Interview: Reading Fightins All-Star Brock Stassi

Brock Stassi chats with a teammate, image- Jay Floyd First baseman Brock Stassi has been a top offensive performer all season long for the Double-A Reading Fightins.  While helping to keep his team in the Eastern League playoff hunt, the 25-year-old lefty batter has posted a .317 average with seven home runs while leading the league in RBI with 52. Stassi,the Phillies’ 33rd round...
Via Phillies Nation
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

A History of Josh Donaldson in Foul Territory

If a person came up to you and made the claim that Josh Donaldson was the best player in baseball, you would actually have to refute his or her case with legitimate evidence. If someone said Rajai Davis was the best player in the league, you could just roll you eyes and get on with […]
Via Fangraphs
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Shake off Yesterday and Repeat it Today

It's so frustrating to have just the right matchup, the research points you in the right direction and then, poof, you lose. It's even more infuriating to see that same group of players go off the next day when you are off of them. The emptiness of the DraftKings lineup when guys like Josh Donaldson do absolutely nothing haunts like all the haunted houses in fiction rolled into one...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Colabello: The Unsung Hero of the Toronto Blue Jays

Behind the Toronto Blue Jays’ top-ranked offense, many names come to mind: Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, Josh Donaldson, Russell Martin, Jose Reyes. But there’s one name that almost nobody thinks of. He wears number 15 and is the polar opposite of what a true “star” would look like: Chris Colabello. Colabello is the prime example of a late-bloomer. He made his MLB debut...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

5 positions up for grabs in MLB All-Star Game vote

Voting for the MLB All-Star Game has been a much debated activity this year. But with a few days left to go, the numbers crunch is still well up in the air. The post 5 Key Positions Up For Grabs In 2015 MLB All-Star Game Vote appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Selecting the 2015 American League All-Stars

Yesterday, we tackled the National League’s 34 most deserving candidates, so today, we’ll do the American League. When it comes to picking players, I lean very heavily towards in-season performance, as I tend towards the camp that sees the game as a reward for the players more than a showcase for the fans. It is […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Inquired About Josh Donaldson In Offseason, Were Shot Down

Josh Donaldson has been one of the stars of this Major League Baseball season, helping power a Toronto Blue Jays offense that leads the majors in runs scored. The Boston Red Sox might view the third baseman as the one that got away. Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reported Monday that before signing third baseman Pablo Sandoval to a five-year, $95 million contract this...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson Man-Crush Alert #VoteBringerOfRain

The Toronto Blue Jays need to extend Josh Donaldson right now, my man-crush depends on it. How is this play for your viewing pleasure. If that didn’t satisfy your gold glove pallet then try this one on for size. #VOTEBRINGEROFRAIN The post Josh Donaldson Man-Crush Alert #VoteBringerOfRain appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Arenado, Manny Machado are setting the standard at third base

With apologies to third basemen Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds, there are two other young stars manning the hot corner that are setting the gold (glove) and silver (slugger) standard for the position. Because of the Baltimore Orioles‘ recent success, Manny Machado is a little bit more known nationally, but the Colorado Rockies‘...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson's All-Star campaign supported by Stephen Amell (Video)

Josh Donaldson has recently taken over the lead in the voting for American League All-Star third basemen, and now the Toronto Blue Jays star has some superhero backing behind him - sort of.Stephen Amell, an actor from Toronto who currently stars as the Green Arrow in the CW television series "Arrow", created a promotional video to support the campaign for Donaldson. The video uses...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Donaldson takes over in latest All-Star update

The reign is over. For now.After sitting perched on top of the American League in All-Star votes, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez has been unseated by Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson:Donaldson is having a monster season in his first year with the Blue Jays, hitting .301 (91/302) with 18 home runs and 48 RBI through 76 games.Here are the overall voting tallies...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals lose two more all-star starters in latest voting

As Thursday’s deadline approaches for All-Star Game voting to close, it appears baseball fans outside of Kansas City are moving ever closer to making the American League team an accurate representation of which players truly deserve to start in Cincinnati on July 14. In other words, two more Kansas City Royals lost their starting places this past week, bringing the number down...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Royals lead in All-Star voting, balloting ends Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson and Seattle designated hitter Nelson Cruz have moved ahead in fan voting for starting spots in the All-Star Game, leaving five Kansas City Royals still in the lead. Major League Baseball released the results Monday, and voting continues through Thursday night. MLB said more than 500 million votes had been cast. The starters will...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cespedes, Donaldson contributing after big offseason trades

For a Detroit team that's already dealt with its share of injuries, the steady production of Yoenis Cespedes has been a big help. Both at the plate and in left field. ''He's been very good in left field - much better than anticipated,'' manager Brad Ausmus said. ''Everyone knew about the arm, but I think he covers more ground than we expected. He takes pride in his defense.'' Cespedes...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gonzalez falters after HR, Blue Jays beat Rangers 3-2

TORONTO (AP) Rangers rookie Chi Chi Gonzalez cruised through his first three innings against the Blue Jays before a big home run sent him into a spin. Josh Donaldson homered off Gonzalez, Drew Hutchison won his fifth straight decision and Toronto beat Texas 3-2 Sunday. Gonzalez set down the first 10 Blue Jays batters before Donaldson connected on a 3-2 pitch in the fourth, his 18th...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chi Chi Gonzalez's struggles continue in loss to Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- Josh Donaldson hit his 18th home run, Drew Hutchison won his fifth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 Sunday. Donaldson got two hits as the Blue Jays sent Texas to its eighth loss in 10 games. Hutchison (8-1) allowed one unearned run and four hits in 5 2-3 innings. He improved to 6-1 with a 2.12 ERA in eight home starts. Hutchinson...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gonzalez's struggles continue in Rangers' loss to Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- Josh Donaldson hit his 18th home run, Drew Hutchison won his fifth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 Sunday. Donaldson got two hits as the Blue Jays sent Texas to its eighth loss in 10 games. Hutchison (8-1) allowed one unearned run and four hits in 5 2-3 innings. He improved to 6-1 with a 2.12 ERA in eight home starts. Hutchinson...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Donaldson homers, Blue Jays beat Rangers 3-2

TORONTO (AP) Josh Donaldson hit his 18th home run, Drew Hutchison won his fifth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 Sunday. Donaldson got two hits as the Blue Jays sent Texas to its eighth loss in 10 games. Hutchison (8-1) allowed one unearned run and four hits in 5 2-3 innings. He improved to 6-1 with a 2.12 ERA in eight home starts. Hutchinson...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Suddenly, Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane is not looking so bad for the Josh Donaldson trade

Maybe we all should have given Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane the benefit of the doubt. After all, how many Major League GMs have had a movie made about them? Beane took considerable heat for trading third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays this offseason for third baseman Brett Lawrie and pitcher Kendall Graveman, as well as two other minor leaguers in...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy/Sell, Week 12: Lawrie’s Resurgence

Brett Lawrie, 2B/3B, OAK Verdict: Buy While he may not be making A’s fans forget about Josh Donaldson, Brett Lawrie has managed to scrap his way to fantasy relevance. In the past 30 days, according to the ESPN player rater, Lawrie has been the fifth best second baseman. At first glance, the combination of Lawrie’s BABIP and 26.4 K% points to a whole lot of regression coming...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Pitching looks to stay hot

The Toronto Blue Jays are having quite the interesting season. In just this month of June, they have gone from winning eleven consecutive games to dropping two straight series against some of the worst teams in baseball. They have been at the top of the American League East division one day, just to fall back into third place a couple days later. It is very apparent that the Blue...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson Makes Unbelievable Leaping Catch into Stands

Josh Donaldson has certainly been having an All Star caliber season and is only a few votes off the lead for the starting third base spot. He might...
Via Athlon Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays' Josh Donaldson discusses incredible catch

If you haven't seen Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson leap into the stands to make one of the best catches you'll ever see, do yourself a favor and watch it here.After the game, Donaldson talked about the catch with Sportsnet:“When it was hit I thought it was kind of going to be right on the line, right on the first row or whatever. As I kept running, I could see that...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson leaps into stands for spectacular catch (Video)

Josh Donaldson leaped into the second row of the stands for a spectacular catch during Wednesday's Toronto Blue Jays game against Tampa Bay. It happened in the top of the eighth as Rays batter David DeJesus hit a foul popup towards the third base stands. Donaldson had no fear as he leaped into the air and laid out for the grab. The play temporarily kept alive Marco Estrada's...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays are thankful for Josh Donaldson

Josh Donaldson is the best third baseman in the American League and it is not even close. He is playing really well for the Toronto Blue Jays and the trade for him is looking even better. Giving up on Brett Lawrie might have been for the best after all. Donaldson is coming at a bargain price for the Blue Jays too. He is only getting paid $4.3 million and is 29. His numbers are good...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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