MLB

John McDonald #8 - IF

LA Angels

  • Age: 39
  • DOB: 1974/09/24
  • POB: New London, CT
  • Height: 5-9 Weight: 185lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 15
  • Drafted by Cleveland in 1996 (12th round).
  • Current Status: On roster
GPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
Year to date81694111004617113.159.244.174.418
On Pace10791515100582211-.159.244.174.418

Scouting Report

AssetsIs spectacular with the glove, employing great positioning, fantastic range and a good arm with a quick release. Will make some jaw-dropping defensive plays. Can play all over the infield.
FlawsStruggles to provide any offense at the big-league level. Lacks patience, discipline, strike-zone judgment and overall pop with the bat. Isn't much of a base-stealer, either.
Career potentialGreat-fielding, versatile veteran infielder.

Honours and Awards

1997Carolina League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/03/25Contract purchased from Salt Lake (AAA).
2014/01/16Signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/10/04Did not make the Boston Red Sox playoff roster.
2013/08/31Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies.
2013/06/27Acquired from the Cleveland Indians.
2013/06/26Designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians.
2013/06/10Acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2013/06/10Missed 24 games (back injury).
2013/05/15Back injury, 15-day DL.
2013/03/20Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2012/07/24Missed 24 games (back injury).
2012/07/02Back injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 25th, 2012).
2011/11/02Re-signed as a free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a two-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/08/23Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays.
2011/06/16Missed 18 games (hamstring).
2011/05/28Hamstring, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 27th, 2011).
2010/09/11Missed 3 games (left arm injury).
2010/09/08Left arm injury, day-to-day.
2010/06/17Missed 8 games (bereavement list).
2010/06/09Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2009/11/25Re-signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a two-year contract.
2009/11/06Filed for free agency.
2008/06/07Missed 29 games (right ankle injury).
2008/05/08Right ankle injury, 15-day DL.
2008/05/07Right ankle injury, day-to-day.
2007/09/11Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a two-year contract extension.
2006/12/13Re-signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a one-year contract.
2006/06/12Missed 14 games (strained left groin).
2006/05/29Strained left groin, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 27th, 2006).
2005/12/20Re-signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a one-year contract.
2005/11/10Acquired from the Detroit Tigers.
2005/07/22Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays.
2004/12/20Re-signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a one-year contract.
2004/12/02Acquired from the Cleveland Indians.
2004/11/24Designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians.
2004/03/06Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2003/09/29Missed 30 games (lower back spasms).
2003/08/27Lower back spasms, 15-day DL.
2003/07/17Missed 13 games (lower back spasms).
2003/06/30Lower back spasms, 15-day DL.
2003/06/17Missed 2 games (back spasms).
2003/06/14Back spasms, day-to-day.
2002/03/01Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2001/10/09Did not make the Cleveland Indians playoff roster.
2001/09/01Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2001/04/08Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).

Trades

2014/01/16Signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a minor league.
2013/08/31Philadelphia Phillies traded John McDonald to the Boston Red Sox for Nefi Ogando.
2013/06/27Cleveland Indians traded John McDonald to the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named later or cash.
2013/06/10Pittsburgh Pirates traded John McDonald to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later or cash.
2013/03/20Arizona Diamondbacks traded John McDonald to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named or cash.
2011/08/23Toronto Blue Jays traded John McDonald and Aaron Hill to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Kelly Johnson.
2005/11/10Detroit Tigers traded John McDonald to the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations.
2005/07/22Toronto Blue Jays traded John McDonald to the Detroit Tigers for cash considerations.
2004/12/02Cleveland Indians traded John McDonald to the Toronto Blue Jays to a player to be named later (Thomas Mastny-Dec 14th).
1996/06/04Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 12th round of the free agent draft.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014LA AngelsAL81694111004617113.159.244.174.418
2013BostonAL6812000013000.250.333.250.583
2013PhiladelphiaNL212354001314001.174.208.304.512
2013ClevelandAL8720000011001.000.125.000.125
2013PittsburghNL163102100138002.065.171.097.268
2013Total Pit/Cle/Phi/BosMLB5169881014616004.116.197.174.371
2013IndianapolisAAA103459100123100.265.324.294.618
2012ArizonaNL701971649906221233011.249.295.386.681
2012AZL DiamondbacksR381000013100-.000.333.000.333
2011ArizonaNL1959210200249000.169.222.203.425
2011TorontoAL65168194281220818242.250.285.345.630
2011Total Tor/AriMLB8422721521012221227242.229.269.308.577
2011DunedinA140100000000-.250.250.250.500
2010TorontoAL6315227389262362621-.250.273.454.727
2009TorontoAL73151183970413118024.258.271.384.655
2008TorontoAL84186213980118102531-.210.255.269.524
2008DunedinA31124000111000.364.417.364.781
2007TorontoAL123327328220213111487210.251.279.333.612
2006TorontoAL10426035587332316417214.223.271.308.579
2005DetroitAL317310193104512115.260.308.329.637
2005TorontoAL379382730012612503.290.340.323.663
2005Total Tor/DetAL681661846610161124618.277.326.325.651
2004ClevelandAL669317195127411005.204.237.344.581
2003ClevelandAL8221421469111411313310.215.258.280.538
2003Lake CountyA1300000000000.000.000.000.000
2003MahoningA1210000010000.000.333.000.333
2002ClevelandAL9326435661131121050308.250.288.326.614
2001ClevelandAL172212100017001.091.167.136.303
2001BuffaloAAA116410521001712333372171023.244.305.305.610
2000ClevelandAL9904000001000.444.444.444.888
2000BuffaloAAA7528637771721362129438.269.315.353.668
2000KinstonA1301000000000.333.333.333.666
2000MahoningA51702100123000.118.211.176.387
1999ClevelandAL182127000003011.333.333.333.666
1999BuffaloAAA66237307512102511236313.316.349.376.725
1999AkronAA5522631671201261926738.296.351.363.714
1998AkronAA13251468118182243436117623.230.293.284.577
1997KinstonA1305417714027355351756525.259.324.348.672
1996WatertownA752784875110226324911118.270.354.331.685
1995Sonoma CityInd3912918277011163731-.209.244.287.531
TotalMLB108624272765661041428209117378341971.233.273.322.595
TotalAL960211725350192142118197324341867.237.275.323.598
TotalNL12631023651207282054014.210.262.316.578
TotalAAA26796712426147439567127281644.270.319.336.655
TotalAA18774099185302369628724931.250.311.308.619
TotalA2178591282233937818712817643.260.331.336.667
TotalR381000013100-.000.333.000.333
TotalInd3912918277011163731-.209.244.287.531

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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