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James McDonaldTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2013 MLB Years: 2008-2013
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Drafted
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PositionsP-248, OF-69Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Zeil McDonald
Height6-5Weight195BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 19,1984 [33.306]PlaceLong Beach,California
High SchoolLong Beach Poly (Long Beach,CA)
CollegeGolden West College (Huntington Beach,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Los Angeles Dodgers [Team Picks] in the 11th round (331st overall) of the 2002 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$150,000Signing ScoutsBobby DarwinService Time5.074 (2014)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2008-LAN-#7 ... 2009-MLB-#56 ... 2009-LAN-#2
MLB DebutSeptember 17,2008 [23.333]
OrganizationsLAN [8] PIT [4] Awards3
TBC Player ID44085Retrosheet IDmcdoj004MLBAM ID457428
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (46.58%) -- Curveball (20.15%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (18.66%) -- Slider (8.39%) -- Changeup (6.22%)
Fastball Velocity [2013] - 90.36 - [2012] - 91.81 - [2011] - 92.71 - [2010] - 92.45
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts58Walks32Hittable53SO/BB43vsPower53Hitting8Durability53Team.505Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2003Golden West CollegeCollegeNCAAFr25ST18514.7510100000060.2634032013570001.259.35--1.938.464.38.833-
2003Gulf Coast DodgersGCLRklan-S/R18243.331293000048.2392018315473001.117.210.552.778.693.13.333-
2005Ogden RaptorsPioRklan52Rel20001.5040400006.04310290001.006.00--3.0013.504.50--
2006Columbus CatfishSALAlan38S/R215103.98302282140142.01197263156514612001.297.520.954.119.232.25.333-
2007Inland Empire 66ersCalifA+lan51ST22673.9516151000082.07937368211043001.228.670.882.3011.414.95.462-
2007Jacksonville SunsSouAAlan17ST22721.7110100000052.2421410516641101.107.180.852.7310.944.00.778-
2007Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST01393.07262510000134.2121514613371684101.178.090.872.4711.234.54.5912.82
2008Jacksonville SunsSouAAlan17ST23533.19222200000118.298474212461134201.217.430.913.498.572.46.625-
2008Las Vegas 51sPCLAAAlan38S/R23213.63541000022.0179937280001.076.851.212.8211.284.00.667-
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0743.26272610000140.1115565115531414201.197.340.963.389.002.66.6363.64
2008Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan52Rel23000.0040400106.05000120001.007.50--1.503.002.00-2.97
2009Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAlan9ST24103.26660000030.0211111214400001.156.230.594.1511.872.861.000-
2009Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31Rel24554.00454410010063.0603428634544051.498.570.864.867.711.59.5004.48
2010Arizona DodgersArizRklan-ST25001.5922000005.23310382001.064.76--4.7612.712.67--
2010Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAlan51ST25614.4112120000063.0643131424572001.399.090.573.418.102.38.857-
2010Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0614.1714140000068.1673432427654001.368.740.523.528.482.41.8573.12
2010Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31S/R25018.2241300007.211771570002.0912.911.175.878.221.40.0004.91
2010Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit53ST25453.5211110000064.0592525324615001.308.300.423.388.582.54.4442.91
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit53ST26994.21313100000171.0176868024781425171.499.261.264.117.471.82.5004.68
2012Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit53ST271284.21302911000171.0147858021691513041.267.741.113.637.952.19.6004.21
2013Gulf Coast PiratesGCLRkpit-ST28006.3533000005.25440151001.067.94--1.597.945.00--
2013Bradenton MaraudersFSLA+pitRel28009.0010100002.04221010002.0018.004.50--4.500.00--
2013Altoona CurveEastAApit-ST28015.7922000004.24331520001.937.711.939.643.860.40.000-
2013Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit43ST28136.53440000020.226161529121001.6911.320.873.925.231.33.250-
2013Minor Totals (4 teams)MinorMLB--ST0146.551091000031.0392524415202001.6410.641.094.095.451.33.2004.78
2013Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit53ST28225.76660000029.2292419120252031.658.800.306.077.581.25.5004.13
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter32304.20131824910110511.048726123956231442191191.408.550.984.067.761.91.5161.16
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter35323.66129111182140600.05252722465622863629301.247.810.833.399.462.79.522-
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1054.35272610000135.2128676611541373001.338.430.723.569.022.54.667-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1262.81343400000174.0144645518671795301.207.360.923.439.152.67.667-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter674.0717152000084.08339389211053001.248.890.962.2511.255.00.462-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5103.98302282140142.01197263156514612001.297.520.954.119.232.25.333-
Rk Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter243.2721147000064.0513024321696001.096.950.412.869.413.29.333-
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter514.7510100000060.2634032013570001.259.35--1.938.464.38.833-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter27244.21787711000435.241122020449191379151141.388.491.013.957.831.98.529-
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter564.11535480011076.2764135740634051.518.920.824.707.401.58.455-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14134.205635210050220.020911210324991908081.408.550.984.067.761.91.5191.16
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13123.66474071010220.01919989208323111101.247.810.833.399.462.79.520-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2004Gulf Coast DodgersGCLRklan-of194612515282101032124412303.224.291.256.547323143.333.032.136.2528.3930.773.670.000.0010.71
2005Ogden RaptorsPioRklan52of202883121931083092511001.229.312.289.60124494.328.060.205.2779.5726.602.780.000.0021.05
2007Jacksonville SunsSouAAlan17221213020000000602000.154.154.154.3082015.286.000.000.1380.0040.000.000.000.000.00
2008Jacksonville SunsSouAAlan17232223130000002804000.130.200.130.3303029.200.000.087.1646.9027.594.000.000.000.00
2008Las Vegas 51sPCLAAAlan382356000000001501000.000.143.000.143008.000.000.167.10112.5062.505.000.000.000.00
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         27291300000031305000.103.188.103.2913037.188.000.103.1508.1135.144.330.000.000.00
2009Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAlan9p2466000001001200000.000.143.000.143007.000.000.167.10114.2928.572.000.000.000.00
2009Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31p24449000000000601001.000.000.000.0000010.000.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
2010Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAlan51p25611110000002501000.091.231.091.3221014.167.000.182.17714.2935.712.500.000.000.00
2010Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31p2541000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2010Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit53p2511202110000011101000.050.095.100.1952122.111.050.100.0944.5550.0011.000.000.00100.00
2010Totals for NL-NL         15212110000011201000.048.091.095.1862123.111.047.095.0904.3552.1712.000.000.00100.00
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit53p2631553510030032905003.091.138.109.2476163.192.018.073.1194.7646.039.670.000.0020.00
2012Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit53p2733498700010082306001.143.263.143.4067063.269.000.163.20612.7036.512.880.000.000.00
2013Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit53p28811230000001500000.273.333.273.6063012.500.000.091.2808.3341.675.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter13114515162004001375013005.110.184.124.308182171.229.014.103.0007.6043.865.770.000.0012.50
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter125267295352019622795211304.199.274.232.506627310.303.033.150.0008.7130.653.520.000.0013.21
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter17231100010041202000.043.185.043.2281029.091.000.174.00013.7941.383.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter34361500000021406000.139.184.139.3235044.227.000.056.0004.5531.827.000.000.000.00
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter7420827475201862216923304.226.299.269.568567237.331.043.163.0008.8629.113.290.000.0014.89
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter8313515162004001368012004.119.196.133.329182160.239.014.111.0008.1342.505.230.000.0012.50
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter4810000000000701001.000.000.000.0000011.000.000.000.0000.0063.640.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16217919202005001693016006.110.184.124.308222211.229.014.103.0007.6043.865.770.000.0012.50
Average Minor - Per 162 games1623463869630258335123314405.199.274.232.506809402.303.033.150.0008.7130.653.520.000.0013.21

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2004Gulf Coast Dodgers GCLRklan19OF41--611--62621.0001.51------4689.168.3
2005Ogden Raptors PioRklan20OF28--293-132321.0001.14------28100.036.8
2005Ogden Raptors PioRklan20P4---------------2814.35.3
2006Columbus Catfish SALAlan21P30--622--28281.0000.93------30100.021.4
2007Inland Empire 66ers CalifA+lan22P16--152-86.7500.38------16100.011.5
2007Jacksonville Suns SouAAlan22P10---51165.8330.50------1283.37.1
2008Jacksonville Suns SouAAlan23P22--511121716.9410.73------22100.015.7
2008Las Vegas 51s PCLAAAlan23P5---2--221.0000.40------5100.03.5
2008Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23P4-611--221.0000.500.33-----4100.02.5
2009Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAlan24P6---1--111.0000.17------6100.04.2
2009Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan24P4546333-1661.0000.130.10-----45100.027.8
2010Arizona Dodgers ArizRklan25P2---1-1111.0000.50------2100.03.6
2010Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAlan25P12--39-312121.0001.00------12100.08.4
2010Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25P11116457111312.9231.090.19-----11100.06.8
2010Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25P41711--221.0000.500.29-----4100.02.5
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26P31311718191-2827.9640.870.16-----31100.019.1
2012Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27P30291711415113029.9670.970.1712475.0-3390.918.5
2013Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRkpit28P3---1--111.0000.33------3100.05.0
2013Bradenton Marauders FSLA+pit28P1---------------1100.00.7
2013Altoona Curve EastAApit28P2---2--221.0001.00------2100.01.4
2013Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit28P4---4--441.0001.00------4100.02.8
2013Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28P6629211-43.7500.500.102250.0-875.03.7
MLB Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P131825113447438581.9530.620.1614670.0-1310.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P27--316-319191.0000.70------270.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P34--518232523.9200.68------340.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P17--152-86.7500.35------170.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P30--622--28281.0000.93------300.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF69--904-194941.0001.36------690.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P9---2-1221.0000.22------90.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2004Gulf Coast Dodgers GCLRklan19---------41-
2005Ogden Raptors PioRklan204--------28-
2006Columbus Catfish SALAlan2130----------
2007Inland Empire 66ers CalifA+lan2216----------
2007Jacksonville Suns SouAAlan2210----------
2008Jacksonville Suns SouAAlan2322----------
2008Las Vegas 51s PCLAAAlan235----------
2008Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan234----------
2009Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAlan246----------
2009Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2445----------
2010Arizona Dodgers ArizRklan252----------
2010Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAlan2512----------
2010Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2511----------
2010Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan254----------
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2631----------
2012Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2730----------
2013Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRkpit283----------
2013Bradenton Marauders FSLA+pit281----------
2013Altoona Curve EastAApit282----------
2013Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit284----------
2013Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit286----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2008Los Angeles DodgersMLB Spring TrainingMLB23000.0010100001.0200000002.0018.000.000.000.0000.00.000
2008Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB23000.0020200005.13000270000.985.060.003.3811.813.500.00.000
2009Los Angeles DodgersMLB Spring TrainingMLB24000.00000000020.03010020101.6013.500.000.900.000.000.45.000
2010Los Angeles DodgersMLB Spring TrainingMLB251120.2531200005.1141212252203.7323.633.388.443.380.4020.25.500
2011Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB26014.0533000006.21063032002.1013.500.004.052.700.678.10.000
2012Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB27028.31651000021.221202041111001.518.721.664.574.571.008.31.000
2013Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB28014.19550000019.116993914001.317.451.404.196.521.564.19.000
2014Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB290012.7143100005.2688290002.889.533.1814.290.000.0012.71.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 7 yrs155.8722175000079.7995652113929301.7311.181.244.413.280.746.33.167
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0020200005.3300027000.945.060.003.3811.813.500.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB2321000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2009Los Angeles DodgersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2444010000000202000.250.250.250.500106.500.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2011Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2620000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000100.000.000.000.000.000.00
2012Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2764011000001101000.250.400.500.900216.333.250.50016.6716.671.000.000.00100.00
2013Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2823000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs1711021000002403000.182.308.273.5813116.286.091.27312.5025.002.000.000.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs21000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2007Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (SP)1
2008Double-A All-Star (SP) ... Los Angeles Dodgers Minor League Player of the Year2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2014-10-30pFree Agent -Free Agent--Refused minor league assignment, declared free agent30.011  
2014-03-31pChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Right shoulder inflammation29.163Team Roster on 2014-03-31
2014-02-13pChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($1m) 29.117Team Roster on 2014-02-13
2013-09-25pFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentElected Free Agency28.341  
2013-09-13pPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to Indianapolis (AAA)28.329Team Roster on 2013-09-13
2013-09-07pPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment28.323Team Roster on 2013-09-07
2013-09-07pPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.323Team Roster on 2013-09-07
2013-09-05pPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)-DL-60InjuredAssigned to Indianapolis (AAA) for rehab28.321Team Roster on 2013-09-05
2013-09-01pPittsburgh PiratesBradenton (A+)-DL-60InjuredAssigned to Bradenton (A+) for rehab28.317Team Roster on 2013-09-01
2013-08-19pPittsburgh PiratesGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)-DL-60InjuredAssigned to Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk) for rehab28.304Team Roster on 2013-08-19
2013-07-12pPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL28.266Team Roster on 2013-07-12
2013-06-06pPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Indianapolis (AAA) for rehab28.230Team Roster on 2013-06-06
2013-05-27pPittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Altoona (AA) for rehab28.220Team Roster on 2013-05-27
2013-05-07ssPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right shoulder discomfort28.200Team Roster on 2013-05-07
2013-04-18SPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActive--28.181Team Roster on 2013-04-18
2013-02-01ssPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($3.025m) Avoiding arbitration28.105Team Roster on 2013-02-01
2012-05-07SP-RPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActive--27.200Team Roster on 2012-05-07
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-07-31TradeTraded by Dodgers with Andrew Lambo to Pirates for Octavio Dotel 
2003-05-26Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2002Los Angeles Dodgers-17150,000-------150,000Signing Bonus out of 2002 Draft (11th round - 331st overall)
2008Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll23390,000-75339-2,696,252390,000540,000
2009Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll24400,750-72327102,746,792400,000940,750
2010Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll25400,000-75745-2,812,412400,0001,340,750
2010Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll25400,000-75744-2,812,412400,0001,340,750
2011Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll26443,000-57917362,722,607414,0001,783,750
2012Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll27502,500-54122412,954,887480,0002,286,250
2013Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll283,025,000-2841069++3,023,990490,0005,311,2502013-02-01 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($3.025m) Avoiding arbitration
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red