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Raul Valdes

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

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0-0

ERA

12.27

WHIP

2.18

K

4

SV

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Valdes will look to carve out a bullpen role with the Astros after they claimed him off waivers from the Phillies at the end of last season. Joining his fifth different team in five seasons, the 36-ye...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 190   DOB: 11/27/1977   BORN: Havana, Cuba   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Raul Valdes Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract in November 2011.

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Valdes was traded to the Blue Jays on Monday in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations, CSNHouston.com reports.

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Raul Valdes Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 27 AA WES 5 5 0 23.0 28 13 1 18 3 2 0 0 5.09 1.35
2005 27 AAA IOW 26 17 0 98.7 135 65 7 73 39 6 7 1 5.93 1.76
2006 28 AAA IOW 7 7 0 32.0 44 27 5 20 11 1 3 0 7.59 1.72
2007 29 A ST. 3 1 0 7.3 8 5 0 5 6 0 1 0 6.14 1.91
2007 29 AA BIN 20 0 0 29.3 35 12 3 28 9 0 1 1 3.68 1.50
2008 30 AA BIN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2010 32 AAA BUF 9 7 0 36.0 34 12 3 36 9 2 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.19
2010 32 MAJ NYM 38 1 0 58.7 59 32 7 56 27 3 3 1 2 1 4.91 1.47
2011 33 AA TRE 2 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2011 33 AAA SCR 2 0 0 3.0 5 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.67
2011 33 AAA MEM 2 7 0 59.0 61 31 8 62 11 6 2 0 0 0 4.73 1.22
2011 33 MAJ STL 7 0 0 5.3 6 2 0 7 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.38 1.88
2011 33 MAJ NYY 6 0 0 6.7 8 2 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 1.50
2011  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ STL/NYY 13 0 0 12.0 14 4 1 15 6 0 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.67
2012 34 AAA LEH 16 0 0 30.0 26 9 3 41 2 1 2 3 0 0 2.70 0.93
2012 34 MAJ PHI 27 1 0 31.0 18 10 3 35 5 3 2 0 1 2 2.90 0.74
2013 35 AAA LEH 14 14 0 78.2 67 25 5 66 22 4 5 0 0 0 2.86 1.14
2013 35 MAJ PHI 17 1 0 35.0 42 29 7 37 8 1 1 0 0 0 7.46 1.43
2014 36 AAA OKL 15 0 0 10.1 9 4 1 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.48 0.89
2014 36 AAA BUF 15 4 0 38.0 39 19 6 44 12 3 3 0 0 0 4.50 1.34
2014 36 MAJ HOU 8 0 0 3.7 5 5 2 4 3 0 0 1 1 1 12.27 2.18
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3-Year Averages     19 0 0 26.0 24 14 3 29 6 1 1 0 0 0 4.85 1.15
Career  (View All)     103 3 0 140.3 138 80 20 147 49 7 7 2 5.13 1.33

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Raul Valdes Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

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Raul Valdes Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20149223200.429
20135116211401.229
2012491917002.149

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201410212002.222
201310121631816.337
20126416411101.183

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20142.70013016.751.13
201318.010016424.001.11
201220.312023221.770.54

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20141.000013127.005.00
201317.0010214511.121.76
201210.720012315.061.13
Raul Valdes Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 27 AA WES 5 5 23.0 7.04 1.17 6.00 0.39 60% 5.09 2.72 .366
2005 27 AAA IOW 26 17 98.7 6.66 3.56 1.87 0.64 65.3% 5.93 3.95 .384
2006 28 AAA IOW 7 7 32.0 5.63 3.09 1.82 1.41 56% 7.59 5.20 .357
2007 29 A ST. 3 1 7.3 6.14 7.36 0.83 0.00 64.3% 6.14 5.11 .338
2007 29 AA BIN 20 0 29.3 8.59 2.76 3.11 0.92 78% 3.68 3.75 .369
2008 30 AA BIN 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2010 32 AAA BUF 9 7 36.0 9.00 2.25 4.00 0.75 77.5% 3.00 3.12 .321
2010 32 MAJ NYM 38 1 58.7 8.59 4.14 2.07 1.07 0.73 68.4% 86.7 MPH 4.91 4.43 .322
2011 33 AA TRE 2 0 1.2 15.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.13 .000
2011 33 AAA SCR 2 0 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.87 .436
2011 33 AAA MEM 2 7 59.0 9.46 1.68 5.64 1.22 64.1% 4.73 3.62 .337
2011 33 MAJ STL 7 0 5.3 11.81 6.75 1.75 0.00 1.17 80% 87.3 MPH 3.38 3.39 .427
2011 33 MAJ NYY 6 0 6.7 10.80 2.70 4.00 1.35 0.57 88.9% 87.3 MPH 2.70 3.65 .393
2011  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ STL/NYY 13 0 12.0 11.25 4.50 2.50 0.75 0.85 84.2% 87.3 MPH 3.00 3.33 .408
2012 34 AAA LEH 16 0 30.0 12.30 0.60 20.50 0.90 76% 2.70 1.97 .345
2012 34 MAJ PHI 27 1 31.0 10.16 1.45 7.00 0.87 0.47 65% 87.9 MPH 2.90 2.68 .222
2013 35 AAA LEH 14 14 78.2 7.60 2.53 3.00 0.58 76.2% 2.86 3.26 .286
2013 35 MAJ PHI 17 1 35.0 9.51 2.06 4.63 1.80 0.70 48.8% 86.6 MPH 7.46 4.54 .362
2014 36 AAA OKL 15 0 10.1 11.58 0.00 0.00 0.89 62.5% 3.48 2.21 .341
2014 36 AAA BUF 15 4 38.0 10.42 2.84 3.67 1.42 71.1% 4.50 3.88 .343
2014 36 MAJ HOU 8 0 3.7 9.82 7.36 1.33 4.91 0.09 50% 86.4 MPH 12.27 10.56 .321
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
3-Year Averages     19 0 26.0 10.04 2.08 4.83 1.04 59.3% 4.85 3.16 .321
Career     103 3 140.3 9.43 3.14 3.00 1.28 64.1% 5.13 4.04 .322

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2014 Stat Review for Raul Valdes    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.33 K/BB
TERRIBLE
9.82 K/9
GOOD
7.36 BB/9
TERRIBLE
86.4 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
4.9 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.09 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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12.27 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.18 WHIP
TERRIBLE
10.56 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.321 BABIP
HIGH
50.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Raul Valdes: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Valdes cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Valdes was designated for assignment Sunday, MLB.com reports.

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Valdes struck out the final two batters of the game Saturday to earn his first save of the season.

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The Astros are planning to call up Valdes to replace Kevin Chapman on the active roster, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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The Astros have outrighted Valdes to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Valdes (knee) has been designated for assignment by the Astros.

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Valdes (knee) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Valdes (knee) is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session Wednesday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Valdes underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee earlier this week and will be out 4-to-6 weeks, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Valdes was claimed off waivers by the Astros on Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Valdes, a journeyman reliever, saw his first significant action in the majors last year since 2010. His strikeout rate has always been solid, but walks were a problem for him in the past. He significantly cut down his walk rate last season (just five walks in 31.0 major league innings) and become one of the more reliable options out of the Phillies' pen before a knee injury ended his season in September. Valdes is expected to be recovered from meniscus surgery in time for spring training. He's not a lock to earn a roster spot, but his solid work last year should make him a favorite for a job coming out of camp.

2012

Valdes signed a minor league contract with the Phillies this offseason which included an invitation to spring training. Now 34, Valdes only has 51 appearances and 70 innings in his major league career so far. He's a long shot to earn a roster spot this spring.

2011

Valdes bounced between Triple-A Buffalo and the Mets last season, serving mainly in middle relief in the majors. Valdes appeared in 38 games with the Mets in 2010, and though he throws from the left side, he's much more effective against right-handed batters. The Cardinals signed Valdes to a minor league deal, and he'll be given an opportunity to make the team out of spring training.