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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .242 3 28 20 5 .242 0.3
Birth Date9-4-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age30 years, 1 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.82010
0.72011
-0.52012
2013
0.32014
+proj
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 CLE 25 88 325 296 39 75 19 3 4 112 22 70 3 0 4 24 5 1 .253 .312 .378 .249 9.1 -1.0 0.8
2011 CLE 26 39 143 132 13 42 6 1 1 53 7 35 3 1 0 8 3 2 .318 .364 .402 .284 9.3 -2.8 0.7
2012 CLE 27 43 135 124 18 25 2 1 2 35 5 40 3 2 1 11 4 0 .202 .246 .282 .210 -2.7 -1.6 -0.5
Career1706035527014227572003414593543123.257.309.362.24815.7-5.41.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2006 BAT A- 63 243 .292 .247 .310 .344 .260 .322 89 6.5 5.5 2.5 -3.9 -0.1 14.0 1.1 14.0 1.1
2007 LWD A 51 238 .306 .265 .345 .401 .269 .363 91 11.8 7.0 3.2 2.3 0.2 22.6 2.5 22.6 2.5
2007 CLR A+ 83 336 .287 .264 .335 .390 .260 .369 100 11.4 11.3 5.2 -10.5 -0.9 25.9 1.5 25.9 1.5
2008 REA AA 92 414 .295 .263 .336 .400 .256 .370 107 15.8 12.2 5.6 -18.2 -0.8 34.4 1.6 34.4 1.6
2009 COH AAA 10 40 .245 .267 .327 .408 .252 .348 114 -0.6 1.1 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2009 LEH AAA 51 230 .220 .254 .321 .387 .242 .310 105 -9.8 6.6 2.7 4.2 0.5 -0.6 0.4 -0.6 0.4
2009 PHL Rk 9 28 .163 .212 .295 .325 .225 .286 101 -2.7 0.8 0.2 -0.8 -0.4 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2010 CLE MLB 88 325 .249 .260 .324 .410 .257 .320 107 -3.8 9.0 1.9 -1.0 3.2 9.1 0.8 9.1 0.8
2010 COH AAA 37 165 .261 .263 .334 .408 .253 .350 107 0.3 4.9 0.4 1.6 2.5 7.3 0.8 7.3 0.8
2011 CLE MLB 39 143 .284 .264 .327 .420 .267 .423 105 3.4 3.9 0.5 -2.8 0.2 9.3 0.7 9.3 0.7
2011 AKR AA 9 31 .201 .277 .343 .427 .287 .304 85 -2 0.9 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2011 COH AAA 47 201 .276 .261 .328 .399 .255 .365 107 3.7 6.2 1.6 -2.1 0.7 9.4 0.7 9.4 0.7
2012 CLE MLB 43 135 .210 .247 .310 .389 .255 .274 95 -6.6 3.7 0.4 -1.6 0.6 -2.7 -0.5 -2.7 -0.5
2012 COH AAA 65 296 .269 .254 .324 .381 .251 .337 110 2.9 8.8 1.5 1.8 -2.5 11.0 1.3 11.0 1.3
2013 LOU AAA 78 271 .202 .246 .317 .365 .246 .294 100 -17.2 7.8 -0.2 3.5 -0.0 -11.4 -0.8 -11.4 -0.8
2014 OMA AAA 25 85 .208 .250 .324 .381 .259 .293 93 -5 2.5 0.5 0.8 0.4 -0.9 -0.0 -0.9 -0.0
2014 ROU AAA 44 163 .252 .267 .332 .412 .265 .316 98 -1.5 4.9 -0.5 -1.9 0.9 3.3 0.1 3.3 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 BAT A- 243 33 56 14 2 1 24 23 42 12 1 .263 .347 .362 .099 .292 14.0 -3.9 1.1
2007 LWD A 238 41 61 9 3 4 30 29 39 2 5 .310 .409 .447 .137 .306 22.6 2.3 2.5
2007 CLR A+ 336 48 88 22 5 8 41 35 70 3 2 .300 .384 .491 .191 .287 25.9 -10.5 1.5
2008 REA AA 414 57 111 19 4 14 54 47 86 11 2 .307 .392 .497 .191 .295 34.4 -18.2 1.6
2009 COH AAA 40 10 9 2 0 1 1 3 11 1 0 .257 .350 .400 .143 .245 0.6 0.6 0.1
2009 PHL Rk 28 4 6 1 1 0 1 2 5 1 0 .231 .286 .346 .115 .163 -1.7 -0.8 -0.2
2009 LEH AAA 230 26 49 15 1 1 16 14 53 6 0 .236 .298 .332 .096 .220 -0.6 4.2 0.4
2010 COH AAA 165 27 38 10 2 2 17 21 33 10 2 .277 .394 .423 .146 .261 7.3 1.6 0.8
2010 CLE MLB 325 39 75 19 3 4 24 22 70 5 1 .253 .312 .378 .125 .249 9.1 -1.0 0.8
2011 CLE MLB 143 13 42 6 1 1 8 7 35 3 2 .318 .364 .402 .083 .284 9.3 -2.8 0.7
2011 COH AAA 201 32 54 12 0 4 15 19 33 7 3 .310 .397 .448 .138 .276 9.4 -2.1 0.7
2011 AKR AA 31 4 7 0 0 0 2 2 6 1 0 .241 .290 .241 .000 .201 -0.8 0.0 -0.1
2012 CLE MLB 135 18 25 2 1 2 11 5 40 4 0 .202 .246 .282 .081 .210 -2.7 -1.6 -0.5
2012 COH AAA 296 46 71 18 3 6 31 30 58 5 5 .277 .365 .441 .164 .269 11.0 1.8 1.3
2013 LOU AAA 271 23 55 15 2 2 17 16 70 2 1 .219 .268 .319 .100 .202 -11.4 3.5 -0.8
2014 OMA AAA 85 7 18 3 0 1 5 3 21 1 1 .231 .271 .308 .077 .208 -0.9 0.8 -0.0
2014 ROU AAA 163 22 34 6 2 3 8 15 44 3 1 .236 .306 .368 .132 .252 3.3 -1.9 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 1151 0.5526 0.5126 0.7793 0.6667 0.3204 0.8491 0.6000 0.2190
2011 514 0.5272 0.4864 0.8000 0.6199 0.3374 0.9048 0.5854 0.2000
2012 492 0.5386 0.5173 0.7126 0.6981 0.3040 0.8432 0.3623 0.2874
Career21570.54340.50740.7690.66270.32070.8610.54230.2301

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-21 2014-08-02 Minors 12 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-07-03 2014-07-20 Minors 17 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-06-15 2014-06-21 Minors 6 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-04-26 2014-05-07 Minors 11 0 Left Groin Strain - -
2013-04-27 2013-06-07 Minors 41 0 Right Shoulder - -
2013-03-23 2013-03-26 Camp 3 0 - Knee Sprain - -
2012-09-15 2012-09-29 DTD 14 12 Right Forearm Contusion HBP - -
2011-08-30 2011-08-31 DTD 1 1 Right Fingers Contusion - -
2011-05-11 2011-06-14 Minors 34 0 Left Knee Sprain MCL -
2011-03-22 2011-04-29 15-DL 38 24 Left Fingers Recovery From Fracture Middle Finger HBP -
2011-03-06 2011-03-22 Camp 16 0 Left Fingers Fracture Middle Finger HBP -
2010-09-12 2010-10-04 DTD 22 20 Right Fingers Contusion Index Finger Tendon -
2010-06-26 2010-06-30 DTD 4 4 Left Wrist Soreness -
2009-08-14 2009-09-08 Minors 25 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-06-12 2009-07-28 Minors 46 0 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2009-06-15
2009-03-21 2009-03-22 Camp 1 0 Ankle Sprain -
2009-03-17 2009-03-17 Camp 0 0 Forearm Contusion HBP -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 KCA $
2013 CIN $
2012 CLE $484,000
2011 CLE $423,200
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$907,200
2 yrTotal$907,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 163 dScott Boras1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/28/13 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Texas in trade from Kansas City 5/29/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2013). Signed by Cincinnati 3/13. DFA by Cincinnati 3/31/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/4/13.
  • 1 year/$0.484M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/3/12. Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Cleveland 12/11/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4232M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/8/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased 11/20/09. Re-signed 3/10/10. Optioned to Triple-A 3/20/10. Recalled 5/18/10.
  • Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Philadelphia 7/29/09 (Cliff Lee deal).
  • Drafted 2006 (3-97). $0.4M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 512 56 130 26 4 6 49 39 112 11 5 .286 .348 .405 .277 23.5 2B -1, SS 0 2.3
80o 490 52 120 24 4 6 45 35 110 10 4 .271 .331 .383 .263 16.1 2B -1, SS 0 1.5
70o 475 48 112 22 4 6 42 33 109 9 4 .260 .318 .368 .253 11.2 2B -1, SS 0 1.0
60o 462 46 105 21 4 5 40 31 107 9 4 .250 .308 .355 .245 7.2 2B -1, SS 0 0.6
50o 450 43 99 20 3 5 38 29 106 8 3 .242 .298 .342 .237 3.6 2B -1, SS 0 0.2
40o 438 41 94 19 3 5 36 27 105 8 3 .233 .288 .330 .230 0.2 2B -1, SS 0 -0.2
30o 425 38 86 17 3 4 34 26 103 7 3 .224 .278 .317 .221 -3.2 2B -1, SS 0 -0.5
20o 410 36 80 16 3 4 31 24 101 7 3 .213 .265 .302 .211 -6.9 2B -1, SS 0 -0.9
10o 388 32 71 14 2 4 28 21 98 6 2 .199 .248 .281 .198 -11.6 2B -1, SS 0 -1.4
Weighted Mean456441012035393010784.246.302.348.2415.22B -1, SS 00.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 15% 13% 24% 49%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201530250255110122017594.229.293.314.228-0.4-2.7-0.01.314.9-18.9-1.0
201631365367813343125856.236.297.328.233-0.10.7-0.11.814.9-16.0-1.4
20173262662131253752401609.231.291.322.229-0.4-0.9-0.23.014.9-18.6-2.5
20183363859123243547431617.212.276.287.216-1.2-8.5-0.22.814.9-26.1-2.5
20193463261128243650421536.223.286.306.223-0.8-4.9-0.32.614.9-22.2-2.5
20203560457121223546391474.220.281.298.219-1.1-7.7-0.32.314.9-24.7-2.4
20213660657121233547401483.220.281.299.219-1.1-7.8-0.32.214.9-24.6-2.4
20223761756120223445391532.213.274.284.212-1.6-12.0-0.12.014.9-28.9-2.4
20233862559124233548431521.220.283.299.220-1.0-7.00.11.914.9-23.9-2.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
4.10.82.70.10.10.27.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 75)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 83 Elliot Johnson 2013 .208
2 83 Andy Green 2007 .000 DNP
3 82 Joe Inglett 2007 .552
4 82 Matt Tolbert 2011 .189
5 81 Robert Andino 2013 .186
6 80 Russ Adams 2010 .000 DNP
7 80 Mike Fontenot 2009 .244
8 80 Hector Luna 2009 .000 DNP
9 79 Jason Repko 2010 .236
10 79 Adam Rosales 2012 .234
11 79 Drew Sutton 2012 .253
12 78 Brian Bogusevic 2013 .277
13 78 Luis Terrero 2009 .000 DNP
14 78 Edgar Gonzalez 2007 .000 DNP
15 78 Travis Buck 2013 .000 DNP
16 78 Greg Dobbs 2008 .287
17 77 Tyler Greene 2013 .222
18 77 Glenn Williams 2007 .000 DNP
19 77 Eugenio Velez 2011 .039
20 77 Tommy Manzella 2012 .000 DNP
21 77 Ryan Roberts 2010 .212
22 77 Brent Lillibridge 2013 .109
23 77 Anderson Hernandez 2012 .000 DNP
24 76 Mike Aviles 2010 .252
25 76 Matt Downs 2013 .000 DNP
26 76 Charles Thomas 2008 .000 DNP
27 76 Andrew Beattie 2007 .000 DNP
28 76 Eric Patterson 2012 .000 DNP
29 76 Bobby Hill 2007 .000 DNP
30 76 Eric Bruntlett 2007 .230
31 76 Delwyn Young 2011 .000 DNP
32 75 Andres Blanco 2013 .000 DNP
33 75 Clint Barmes 2008 .258
34 75 Chris Aguila 2008 .160
35 75 Brett Hayes 2013 .313
36 75 Rob Johnson 2012 .206
37 75 Omar Quintanilla 2011 .109
38 75 Chris Gimenez 2012 .226
39 75 Jeff Baker 2010 .259
40 75 Jason Pridie 2013 .160
41 75 J.R. Towles 2013 .000 DNP
42 74 John Rodriguez 2007 .000 DNP
43 74 Matt Kata 2007 .218
44 74 Joe Mather 2012 .211
45 74 Craig Gentry 2013 .293
46 74 Josh Barfield 2012 .000 DNP
47 74 Dewayne Wise 2007 .353
48 74 Lou Montanez 2011 .213
49 74 Chase Lambin 2009 .000 DNP
50 74 Jeff Salazar 2010 .000 DNP
51 74 Adam Moore 2013 .282
52 74 Kory Casto 2011 .000 DNP
53 74 Luis Bolivar 2010 .000 DNP
54 74 Felipe Lopez 2009 .284
55 74 Marlon Byrd 2007 .284
56 74 Cesar Crespo 2008 .000 DNP
57 74 Joe Borchard 2008 .000 DNP
58 74 Luis Maza 2009 .000 DNP
59 74 Luis Rivas 2009 .000 DNP
60 74 Lance Niekro 2008 .000 DNP
61 74 Nick Green 2008 .000 DNP
62 74 Larry Bigbie 2007 .000 DNP
63 74 Mitch Maier 2011 .242
64 73 Hernan Iribarren 2013 .000 DNP
65 73 Daniel Ortmeier 2010 .000 DNP
66 73 Steve Tolleson 2013 .000 DNP
67 73 Brian Buscher 2010 .000 DNP
68 73 Michael Martinez 2012 .169
69 73 Brian Barden 2010 .187
70 73 Jeff Bannon 2009 .000 DNP
71 73 Jemel Spearman 2010 .000 DNP
72 73 Ronnie Merrill 2008 .000 DNP
73 72 Sergio Garcia 2009 .000 DNP
74 72 Alberto Gonzalez 2012 .178
75 72 Ed Lucas 2011 .000 DNP
76 72 Omir Santos 2010 .000 DNP
77 72 Trevor Crowe 2013 .225
78 72 Jayson Nix 2012 .240
79 72 Jason Ellison 2007 .211
80 72 Chris Denorfia 2010 .299
81 72 Brett Carroll 2012 -.001
82 72 Chris Basak 2008 .000 DNP
83 72 Roger Bernadina 2013 .196
84 72 Matt Diaz 2007 .287
85 72 Ruben Gotay 2012 .000 DNP
86 72 Jason Alfaro 2007 .000 DNP
87 72 Darnell McDonald 2008 .000 DNP
88 72 Tomas De La Rosa 2007 .000 DNP
89 72 Carlos Corporan 2013 .242
90 72 Cory Sullivan 2009 .260
91 72 Rajai Davis 2010 .251
92 72 Nathan Haynes 2009 .000 DNP
93 72 Joe Thurston 2009 .232
94 72 Dan Dement 2007 .000 DNP
95 72 Jack Hannahan 2009 .229
96 72 Dee Brown 2007 -.008
97 72 Matt Macri 2011 .000 DNP
98 72 Ryne Sandberg 1989 .306
99 72 Neil Sellers 2011 .000 DNP
100 72 Josh Wilson 2010 .222

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Donald has fully transitioned into life as “former prospect Jason Donald” and he appears to be doing so with some aplomb. He hit the ball well in Triple-A, but couldn’t get things going in his three separate stints with the big club. With the infield spoken for, Donald tried some outfield last year, and he could definitely bring some value as the short side of a platoon. He has a 775 OPS against lefties in his career, compared to just 618 against righties. That said, his offensive skills play much better when he's manning a middle-infield rather than a corner-outfield spot. He came downstate in the same trade that made Choo a Red.
2012 Donald's career has been something of a Greek tragedy, with injuries hampering him and relegating him to a bench role. While he hit well down the stretch trying to prove himself, he'll find himself in a utility role again next season as the Indians play the newer, shinier models. That's probably where he belongs, as he hasn't turned his once-promising tools—good contact hitting, projectable power for a middle infielder—into consistent production at the upper levels. His athleticism will give him value as a reserve who can play average defense backing up second, third, and short.
2011 When Luis Valbuena did unspeakable things at second base last year, the Indians called on Donald to fill the gap, and he did, at least in the sense that he wore a glove and sometimes stood between first and second. Acquired from the Phillies in the 2009 Cliff Lee deal, Donald had a fine season at Double-A Reading in 2008, but has done little since, hitting just .253/.339/.371 in two years at Triple-A before getting the call. He's the incumbent second baseman, but he's hardly a solution.
2010 Cleveland may have bought low from the Phillies in picking Donald as part of the return on Cliff Lee. Because of injuries, Donald had a forgettable season in 2009 (a torn meniscus in his knee, a recurring back problem). Up through 2008, Donald had played shortstop exclusively, despite scouting reports that he is a below-average defender and would be better at second. With Rollins a fixture at short, the Phillies played Donald all around the infield, enhancing his value. In 2010, Donald could very easily find himself playing at Progressive Field as the new utilityman, replacing Jamey Carroll while producing similar value. Unfortunately, that might also be his ceiling, in that squished-up Willie Wonka hallway sort of way.
2009 Don’t be alarmed by the low total of 93 games played; Donald missed time during the summer while playing for Team USA, which won bronze at the Beijing Olympics. He was, and is, healthy. Donald has a balanced skill set but not the athleticism of an everyday shortstop, although you might say the same of Troy Tulowitzki. He would be passable, but not that valuable, as an everyday third baseman. With second base and shortstop well occupied in Philadelphia, Donald’s future involves incessant trade rumors and a starting middle-infield job on a different MLB team in 2010.
2008 Drafted out of the University of Arizona with the Phillies' third-round pick in 2006, Donald has some extra pop for a middle infielder. Given his good hands and terrific arm, he could play a bit of third base someday. His bat took a major leap forward last year after a less-than-stellar college career. He'll have to consolidate those gains in Double-A this season to prove that he deserves consideration as more than a utility player.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Jason Donald actually play shortstop? Because he hasn't thus far. Who plays 2B for CLE in 2012, Jason Kipnis? Should the Tribe let Jhonny Peralta play SS for two weeks in a desperate attempt to show off his "versatility?" (But seriously: Donald is an atrocious SS.)
(buffum from Austin TX)
What's wrong with Asdrubal? Is he going to be gone in 2012, guaranteed? (Marc Normandin)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Asdrubal Cabrera will be the SS in 2012, AFAIK. Unless Jhonny gets re-upped, then all bets are off. But at 2B, you have Cord Phelps, Jason Kipnis, Jason Donald, and Luis Valbuena. None of whom I want to see on the other side of the diamond.
(buffum from Austin TX)
Well there's always trades and free agency I guess. (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Jason Donald hit enough to be the Indians starting 2b down the road?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
Yeah, he can. The competition isn't exactly fierce at the moment, so I think he could pull it off before the end of this year. The worst case scenario for him is as a backup infielder, which is a good way to make a half million a year. Best case scenario is that he settles in nicely and posts good OBPs and bats down in the lineup. (Tommy Bennett)
2008-12-04 13:30:00 (link to chat)Jason Donald plus a little more for Delmon Young to replace Pat the Bat? Did you see Donald play in Arizona?
(Jay from Philly)
Tweener. The glove's a bit shy for shortstop, the bat's not great for 2B or 3B. I wouldn't trade Young for him, although it's an interesting idea. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-11-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)What should the Phillies do with Jason Donald? Could he transition to 3B as of 2010 or does he get flipped for Burrell's replacement in LF?
(greggaul from Chicago)
Well, the big problem there is that he doesn't have enough bat for 3B, nor enough talent to get a Burrell-esque talent in return. And I like the guy! (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)After (presumably) seeing Jason Donald in the AFL, any thoughts on his future in Philly, especially at 3B?
(SamHughes from Philly)
He yanked a ball out to left Monday, which shocked the heck out of me. I didn't think he had that kind of power. He probably doesn't--he hit the homer off of Kyle Ginley and his 88-mph heater. Donald's bat will only play up the middle, which means he's a trade chit for the Phillies. Given the state of shortstop around the league, it's a good chit to have. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Jason Donald at 3B in the AFL? Can he be a similar offensive hitter to Pedroia in the bigs, but at 3B? Obviously you'd like more power at 3B, but the Phillies did play Pedro Feliz and Greg Dobbs there this year, and Wes Helms last year....
(JM from DC)
Um, no. I don't think I'm going out on a limb here when I say that Jason Donald is not going to be the kind of guy who gives you 322 total bases in a season. He's a nice little prospect, but not a true SS, and not a guy who's in Pedroia's league offensively. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-04-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Kevin, a few questions about Phillies prospects. Jason Donald was hitting well in Reading before hurting his hand, are scouts starting to come around on him or is he still a utility guy? Also, what do you make of Greg Golson's fast start? Just a 3 week flash in the pan, or is he turning it around? He's posting the highest walk rate of his career right now...
(JM from DC)
I actually like Donald quite a bit offensively, but defensively, he's got a little Jed Lowrie in him where he's playing there, and he's holding his own, but it's not really what you want there glove wise. Golson is a total tool shed, and what he's doing right now is one of the top things to keep your eye in early in the season. (Kevin Goldstein)


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