MLB Draft: Selected in the 18th round (544th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2013 MLB draft...was an 11th round (338th overall) choice of the Chicago White Sox in the 2010 MLB draft.
2013 (Junior): Started 60 games, including 59 at second base andn one in left field...hit six home runs on the year, including ones on back-to-back days against Long Beach State (3/9-3/10)...led the team with three RBI, including a two-run go-ahead home run, in a 4-3 Regional win over New Mexico (5/31)…had a big performance against Texas Tech (3/19) with a season-high three hits and three runs scored...also had a season-high three RBIs against UCLA (3/30)...had two doubles in a game versus USC and had one triple on the year... hit a leadoff home run in the ninth inning at Cal March 11 to give ASU the win...had 12 assists on April 5, 2013, vs. Oregon, which is the most since Raoul Torrez had 11 against May 16, 2008, vs. Washington.
2012 (Sophomore):Earned Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention recognition...started 55 games, including 32 in left field, 21 at DH and two at third base...second in the Pac-12 in walks (35)...third on the team with a .401 on base percentage...ranked in the top five on the team in runs scored (29, hits (54) and RBI (28)...had 11 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games...ended the season on a 13-game reached base streak...had a career-best four RBI and tied a career-high with three hits and three runs scored against Western Michigan on Feb. 19...hit his first career home run vs. USC on April 15 and had a season-best seven total bases in the game...had three RBI on three hits in a win over Arizona on April 17 and followed with a three-hit, three-RBI performance against Stanford April 22.
2011 (Freshman): Appeared in five games...went 1-3...his first career hit was a double at Washington.
High School: A 2010 graduate of Chaparral High School...earned four varsity letters in baseball and two in football...was a 2010 First Team All-State and All-Region selection...earned MVP honors in the 5A-II All-Star Game...helped Chaparral win a state title in 2008...played in the 2010 Connie Mack World Series with the Arizona Firebirds.
Personal: Parents are Jim and Carole McDonald of Phoenix, Arizona...has two older brothers and an older sister...brother David played baseball at Virginia Tech...says Training Day is his favorite movie...lists Michael Vick as his favorite athlete and whoever Vick is on as his favorite team...born December 16, 1991...full name is James Edward McDonald III.
Career statistics at Arizona State:
Career Highs at Arizona State:
|Hits||3||many, last at Texas Tech, 3/19/13|
|RBI||4||vs. Western Michigan, 2/19/12|
|Runs||3||three times, last at Texas Tech, 3/19/13|
|Walks||3||many, last vs. Stanford, 5/5/13|
|At Bats||5||many, last vs. Columbia, 6/2/13|