Donzell McDonald

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Donzell McDonald
Born: (1975-02-20) February 20, 1975 (age 40)
Long Beach, California
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 2001, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
June 21, 2002, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Batting average .200
Home runs 0

Donzell McDonald (born February 20, 1975) is a retired professional baseball outfielder. He has played parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball in 2001-02. Donzell is the older brother of Darnell and James McDonald, who also played professional baseball.

Early life[edit]

McDonald grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. He attended Cherry Creek High School, then went on to Trinidad Community College and moved to Yavapai College with coach Nino Giarratano.

Professional career[edit]

Donzell was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 22nd round, 618th overall, in the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft.[1] The switch hitting center fielder was known for his speed. Twice he stole over 50 bases in the minor leagues, and six times stole more than 30. Although power was not his forte, he did show some pop with seven home runs in 112 games with the Omaha Royals in 2002. His career strikeout to walk ratio has been subpar.

He made his major league debut in 2001. He played 5 games with the Yankees that year, got 3 at-bats, and 1 hit. He was last in the Yankees farm system in 2004, after being in the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, and Atlanta Braves farm systems. He has spent the past several years in the Mexican League and independent leagues. In 2010, he played center field for the Acereros de Monclova in Mexico.


Donzell currently resides in Arizona. He currently[when?] runs a program for potential baseball players and kids. His brother is outfielder Darnell McDonald and his cousin is pitcher James McDonald.[2] He is the current hitting coach for the Arizona League Rangers.

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