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Josh Donaldson

#28 | 3B/DH
New York Yankees New York Yankees
Josh Donaldson
Name: Joshua Adam Donaldson
Born: Dec 8, 1985 in Auburn, AL
High School: Faith Academy, Mobile, Ala.
College: Auburn
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (48th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2007 (signed for $652,500)
After a prolific high school career in Mobile, Ala., where Donaldson played football and basketball and starred as a shortstop and pitcher, he has developed into a dependable, steady player for the Tigers. He played third base as a freshman in 2005, began catching as a sophomore and boosted his reputation with a strong showing in the Cape Cod League last summer. A right thumb injury limited his action behind the plate as a junior, but he had not missed a game dating back to his freshman season. He's a work in progress defensively, but shows passable catch-and-throw skills with a solid-average arm. He's a hitter first, and has relied on plus bat speed and an aggressive approach to pace Auburn in several offensive categories, including double-digit home runs in back to back years. His swing is unorthodox, and a hard front step that triggers his swing should be toned down to improve his timing and balance. He's susceptible to good breaking balls. But Donaldson can murder good fastballs, and did it with wood last summer when he hit .302 with 15 extra-base hits. He'll go off the board as early as the supplemental round and no later than the third round.
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