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+ Free Agent Status: FA

Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts58Walks32Hittable53SO/BB43vsPower53Hitting8Durability53Team.505Ratings ExplainedBuy
Biography Data
Positions: P-248, OF-69
Proper Name: James Zeil McDonald
Born: October 19, 1984 (33.093)
Place Long Beach, California
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 195 Bats/Throws: Left-Right
High School: Long Beach Poly (Long Beach,CA)
College: Golden West College
Drafted: 2002 -- 11th round (331st overall) by Los Angeles Dodgers (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:September 17,2008 (23.333)
Service Time:5.074 (2014)
TBC Player ID:44085
Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2014-10-30 - Refused minor league assignment, declared free agent More
Prospect Ranks:[2009]MLB #56 LAN #2 [2008]LAN #7
Recent Contract:Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($1m) by Chicago Cubs (2014-02-13)
Organizations:LAN, PIT
Signed by:Bobby Darwin
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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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2014MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2014-10-30pFAMLBRefused minor league assignment, declared free agent---
    2014-03-31Chicago CubspDL-60Chicago CubsMLBDL-60 Right shoulder inflammation---
    2014-02-13Chicago CubspActive-MLBChicago CubsMLBSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($1m) 40man
    2013-09-25pFAMLBElected Free Agency---
    2013-09-13Pittsburgh PiratespMinorsIndianapolisAAAOutrighted to Indianapolis (AAA)---
    2013-09-07Pittsburgh PiratespDFAPittsburgh PiratesMLBDesignated for Assignment---
    2013-09-07Pittsburgh PiratespActive-MLBPittsburgh PiratesMLBActivated from DL40man
    2013-09-05Pittsburgh PiratespDL-60IndianapolisAAAAssigned to Indianapolis (AAA) for rehab---
    2013-09-01Pittsburgh PiratespDL-60BradentonA+Assigned to Bradenton (A+) for rehab---
    2013-08-19Pittsburgh PiratespDL-60Gulf Coast PiratesRkAssigned to Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk) for rehab---
    2013-07-12Pittsburgh PiratespDL-60IndianapolisAAATransferred to 60-day DL---
    2013-06-06Pittsburgh PiratespDL-15IndianapolisAAAAssigned to Indianapolis (AAA) for rehab40man
    2013-05-27Pittsburgh PiratespDL-15AltoonaAAAssigned to Altoona (AA) for rehab40man
    2013-05-07Pittsburgh PiratesssDL-15Pittsburgh PiratesMLBDL-15 Right shoulder discomfort40man
    2013-04-18Pittsburgh PiratesSPActive-MLBPittsburgh PiratesMLB40man
    2013-02-01Pittsburgh PiratesssActive-MLBPittsburgh PiratesMLBSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($3.025m) Avoiding arbitration40man
    2012-05-07Pittsburgh PiratesSP-RPActive-MLBPittsburgh PiratesMLB40man
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Traded by Dodgers with Andrew Lambo to Pirates for Octavio Dotel
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Los Angeles Dodgers in 11th round (331st overall) of 2002 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2013Pittsburgh Pirates$ 3,025,0002841069$ 490,000$ 3,021,5312013-02-01 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($3.025m) Avoiding arbitration
    2012Pittsburgh Pirates$ 502,5005412241$ 480,000$ 2,954,887
    2011Pittsburgh Pirates$ 443,0005791736$ 414,000$ 2,722,607
    2010Pittsburgh Pirates$ 400,000757450$ 400,000$ 2,812,412
    2010Los Angeles Dodgers$ 400,000757440$ 400,000$ 2,812,412
    2009Los Angeles Dodgers$ 400,7507232710$ 400,000$ 2,746,792
    2008Los Angeles Dodgers$ 390,000753390$ 390,000$ 2,696,252

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