Josh Donaldson and Jason Kipnis, 2015 All-Stars

2014 National Treasure Josh Donaldson

2014 National Treasures Josh Donaldson

Josh Donaldson does not seem like a very nice dude when it comes to signing autographs…but the man sure can play baseball.  I thought that the A’s made a mistake in trading him, but also did kind of think that his best seasons were behind him.  I was very wrong.  He is having the best season of his career, and looks like he might be on his way to both a Gold Glove and All-Star selection, which would be a first for him.

Year Age Tm AB HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ Awards
2010 24 OAK 32 1 4 2 12 .156 .206 .281 .487 32
2012 26 OAK 274 9 33 14 61 .241 .289 .398 .687 91
2013 27 OAK 579 24 93 76 110 .301 .384 .499 .883 145 MVP-4
2014 ★ 28 OAK 608 29 98 76 130 .255 .342 .456 .798 126 AS,MVP-8
2015 ★ 29 TOR 352 21 60 30 75 .295 .354 .537 .891 145 AS
5 Yrs 1845 84 288 198 388 .273 .348 .473 .821 129
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/11/2015.
2014 National Treasure Jason Kipnis

2014 National Treasures Jason Kipnis

I am going to Cleveland in a week or so, and I have a funny feeling that I might not do well getting Kipnis autograph…so I decided to pull the trigger on this card.  Considering it cost less that $10, I think it was a good buy…especially considering he is one of the Top 5 or 10 players in the game this season.

Year Age Tm AB HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ Awards
2011 24 CLE 136 7 19 5 0 11 34 .272 .333 .507 .841 133
2012 25 CLE 591 14 76 31 7 67 109 .257 .335 .379 .714 102
2013 ★ 26 CLE 564 17 84 30 7 76 143 .284 .366 .452 .818 130 AS,MVP-11
2014 27 CLE 500 6 41 22 3 50 100 .240 .310 .330 .640 82
2015 ★ 28 CLE 338 6 37 10 5 42 57 .328 .408 .491 .899 149 AS
5 Yrs 2129 50 257 98 22 246 443 .272 .349 .413 .762 115
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/11/2015.
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