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Danny Valencia

31-Year-Old Third Baseman – Oakland Athletics

2016 Stats

AVG

.299

HR

13

RBI

37

R

45

SB

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2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The A's snagged Valencia off waivers from the Blue Jays in August and slotted in him in the lineup almost every day. After appearing mostly as a platoon bat for the Jays in 2014 and 2015, Valencia thr...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 9/19/1984   BORN: Miami, FL   COLLEGE: Miami (FL)   DRAFTED: 19th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Danny Valencia Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3.15 million contract with the Athletics in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

July 29, 2016  –  Danny Valencia News

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Danny Valencia Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 23 A FOR 60 251 220 35 74 27 19 3 5 44 2 2 27 43 0 4 0 .336 .402 .518 .920
2008 23 AA NEW 69 287 266 40 77 30 18 2 10 32 2 1 18 70 0 2 1 .289 .334 .485 .819
2009 24 AA NEW 56 247 214 44 61 24 13 4 7 29 0 2 30 38 0 2 1 .285 .372 .481 .853
2009 24 AAA ROC 71 282 269 35 78 31 24 0 7 41 0 2 8 37 0 4 1 .290 .309 .457 .766
2010 25 AAA ROC 49 202 185 22 54 15 15 0 0 24 2 0 14 34 0 1 2 .292 .347 .373 .720
2010 25 MAJ MIN 85 322 299 30 93 26 18 1 7 40 2 0 20 46 0 3 0 .311 .351 .448 .799
2011 26 MAJ MIN 154 608 564 63 139 45 28 2 15 72 2 6 40 102 0 4 0 .246 .294 .383 .677
2012 27 AAA PAW 13 53 49 3 15 4 3 0 1 8 0 2 3 12 0 0 1 .306 .358 .429 .787
2012 27 AAA ROC 69 284 268 30 67 25 17 1 7 37 1 2 15 40 0 1 0 .250 .289 .399 .688
2012 27 MAJ MIN 34 132 126 13 25 9 6 1 2 17 0 1 3 32 0 3 0 .198 .212 .310 .522
2012 27 MAJ BOS 10 29 28 1 4 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 .143 .138 .250 .388
2012  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ MIN/BOS 44 161 154 14 29 10 6 1 3 21 0 1 3 38 0 4 0 .188 .199 .299 .497
2013 28 AAA NOR 65 282 262 40 75 35 20 1 14 51 1 1 17 48 0 3 0 .286 .326 .531 .857
2013 28 MAJ BAL 52 170 161 20 49 23 14 1 8 23 0 2 8 33 0 1 0 .304 .335 .553 .888
2014 29 AAA OMA 3 14 11 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 .273 .429 .545 .974
2014 29 MAJ KC 36 119 110 8 31 7 5 0 2 11 0 0 7 27 0 1 1 .282 .328 .382 .710
2014 29 MAJ TOR 50 165 154 12 37 14 11 1 2 19 1 1 7 35 0 3 1 .240 .273 .364 .637
2014  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ KC/TOR 86 284 264 20 68 21 16 1 4 30 1 1 14 62 0 4 2 .258 .296 .371 .667
2015 30 MAJ TOR 58 173 162 26 48 20 13 0 7 29 2 1 9 40 1 1 0 .296 .331 .506 .837
2015 30 MAJ OAK 47 205 183 33 52 22 10 1 11 37 0 1 20 40 0 1 1 .284 .356 .530 .886
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ TOR/OAK 105 378 345 59 100 42 23 1 18 66 2 2 29 80 1 2 1 .290 .345 .519 .864
2016 31 A+ STO 2 7 7 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .571 .714
2016 31 MAJ OAK 78 316 291 45 87 26 12 1 13 37 0 0 22 71 0 1 2 .299 .351 .481 .832
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3-Year Averages     81 276 256 33 72 28 17 1 10 39 1 1 17 58 0 2 1 .281 .326 .473 .799
Career  (View All)     604 2,239 2,078 251 565 193 117 8 68 289 7 12 136 432 1 19 5 .272 .315 .434 .750

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Danny Valencia Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 29 @Cle Did not play.
Jul. 27 @Tex Did not play.
Jul. 26 @Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .351 .481 .832
Jul. 25 @Tex 4 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .353 .486 .839
Jul. 24 TB 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .351 .472 .823
Jul. 23 TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .352 .475 .827
Jul. 22 TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .350 .477 .827
Jul. 21 TB 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .351 .478 .829
Jul. 20 Hou Did not play.
Jul. 19 Hou 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .349 .478 .827
Jul. 18 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .352 .483 .835
Jul. 17 Tor 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .354 .490 .844
Jul. 16 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .352 .490 .842
Jul. 15 Tor 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .357 .498 .855
Jul. 10 @Hou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 .304 .356 .498 .854
Jul. 9 @Hou Did not play.
Jul. 8 @Hou 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .354 .502 .856
Jul. 7 @Hou 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .357 .508 .865
Jul. 6 @Min Did not play.
Jul. 5 @Min 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .359 .512 .871
Jul. 4 @Min 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .357 .500 .857
Jul. 3 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .358 .500 .858
Jul. 2 Pit 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .364 .509 .873
Jul. 1 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .371 .520 .891
Jun. 30 SF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .324 .373 .527 .900
Jun. 29 SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .326 .376 .528 .904
Jun. 28 @SF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .327 .378 .533 .911
Jun. 27 @SF 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .335 .386 .545 .931
Jun. 26 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .327 .377 .541 .918
Jun. 25 @LAA 4 1 3 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .381 .552 .933
Last 7 Days 15 3 4 1 0 1 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .353 .533 .886
Last 14 Days 38 5 10 1 0 1 4 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .317 .368 .685
Last 30 Days 94 11 23 3 0 3 10 9 30 0 0 0 0 2 .245 .311 .372 .683

Danny Valencia: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 6 66 1 1 4
2015 5 3 55 37 32 5 3
2014 20 6 66 3
2013 6 41
2012 44
2011 147 4
2010 81 1

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Danny Valencia Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201681136150.370.6541.094
2015131185271.298.458.834
2014112112151.321.464.835

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016210327220.271.414.730
20152144113391.285.556.881
201415292150.211.303.540

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016169213140.284.373.706
2015160247312.313.531.906
2014123101171.301.407.757

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161222410230.320.6311.007
20151853511350.270.508.827
2014141103130.220.340.587
Danny Valencia Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 23 A FOR 251 220 10.8% 17.1% 0.63 80% .401 .182
2008 23 AA NEW 287 266 6.3% 24.4% 0.26 74% .360 .196
2009 24 AA NEW 247 214 12.1% 15.4% 0.79 82% .320 .196
2009 24 AAA ROC 282 269 2.8% 13.1% 0.22 86% .316 .167
2010 25 AAA ROC 202 185 6.9% 16.8% 0.41 82% .358 .081
2010 25 MAJ MIN 322 299 6.2% 14.3% 0.43 85% .350 .137
2011 26 MAJ MIN 608 564 6.6% 16.8% 0.39 82% .277 .137
2012 27 AAA PAW 53 49 5.7% 22.6% 0.25 76% .389 .123
2012 27 AAA ROC 284 268 5.3% 14.1% 0.38 85% .271 .149
2012 27 MAJ MIN 132 126 2.3% 24.2% 0.09 75% .250 .112
2012 27 MAJ BOS 29 28 0% 20.7% 0.00 79% .143 .107
2012  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ MIN/BOS 161 154 1.9% 23.6% 0.08 75% .230 .111
2013 28 AAA NOR 282 262 6% 17% 0.35 82% .305 .245
2013 28 MAJ BAL 170 161 4.7% 19.4% 0.24 80% .342 .249
2014 29 AAA OMA 14 11 21.4% 7.1% 3.00 91% .222 .272
2014 29 MAJ KC 119 110 5.9% 22.7% 0.26 75% .358 .100
2014 29 MAJ TOR 165 154 4.2% 21.2% 0.20 77% .299 .124
2014  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ KC/TOR 284 264 4.9% 21.8% 0.23 77% .323 .113
2015 30 MAJ TOR 173 162 5.2% 23.1% 0.23 75% .357 .210
2015 30 MAJ OAK 205 183 9.8% 19.5% 0.50 78% .311 .246
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ TOR/OAK 378 345 7.7% 21.2% 0.36 77% .332 .229
2016 31 A+ STO 7 7 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .428
2016 31 MAJ OAK 316 291 7% 22.5% 0.31 76% .357 .182
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3-Year Averages     276 256 6.2% 21% 0.29 77% .330 .192
Career     2,239 2,078 6.1% 19.3% 0.31 79% .315 .162

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2016 Stat Review for Danny Valencia    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.299 AVG
GREAT
76% Contact Rate
POOR
.357 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.481 SLG
GREAT
.182 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.31 BB/K
WEAK
7.0% BB Rate
WEAK
22.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.832 OPS
GREAT
.351 OBP
GOOD

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Danny Valencia: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Valencia is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

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Valencia homered, scored twice and knocked in three runs as part of a 2-for-4 game in a loss Monday against Texas.

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Valencia is not in the lineup Wednesday against Houston.

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Valencia is starting at DH and hitting cleanup Saturday, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

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Valencia said Friday that he has been told to expect some cuts to his playing time, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays.

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Valencia is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

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Valencia hit his 12th homer as part of a 2-for-4 game with three RBI Tuesday against the Twins.

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Valencia went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI in a 7-3 victory over the Angels on Saturday.

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Valencia is in the lineup Friday against Cincinnati, playing third base and batting fourth.

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Valencia (illness) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Valencia saw occasional starts around the Kansas City infield the first two months of the season, but a sprained left hand, suffered in late May, forced him to the DL and ultimately cost him close to a month of action. Upon his return, the Royals continued to use Valencia sparingly before trading him to Toronto, where he hit .240/.273/.364 with two homers and 19 RBI in 50 games (165 PA). His struggles against right-handed pitching continued, as Valencia hit just .211/.238/.303 against righties in 2014, from .203/.250/.422 a year before, and his strikeout rate ticked back up to 21.8%. A slightly above-average defender at the corner infield spots, Valencia also hits lefties well (.327/.368/.502 career), but he is no lock to exceed 250 plate appearances again, and thus can be left alone for fantasy purposes.

2014

Valencia shuttled between the Orioles and Triple-A, but he emerged with as nearly an everyday player in August and September. During that audition, Valencia hit .385 with 14 extra-base hits and he had a .248 ISO in 170 at-bats. His 22 home runs across all levels accounted for a career high. Traded to Kansas City in December, Valencia may be used in a platoon role with Mike Moustakas at third base. Moustakas struggles against left-handers, and Valencia posted an impressive .371/.392/.639 slash line in 97 at-bats against southpaws at the big league level last season.

2013

Valencia completely fell apart in 2012, hitting a combined .188 for Minnesota and Boston. Most of his season was spent in each organization's minor league affiliates in Triple-A. He was designated for assignment in the offseason and wound up being traded to Baltimore for cash. He will give the Orioles some infield depth and has hit lefties well in his brief MLB career. He has options left, so it is likely that he opens the season as Triple-A Norfolk's starter at third base. He also has some experience at first base, having played 20 games there in the minors.

2012

Valencia enters 2012 as Minnesota's starter at third base, but he may not have much job security after a disappointing sophomore season. Valencia hit .311 with a .799 OPS in 2010 in a breakout season that had many thinking he was Minnesota's long-term solution at the hot corner. However, his strong rookie season was largely fueled by a high BABIP (.350) and large home/road splits (.979 OPS at home vs. .658 OPS on the road) that were not sustainable (he hit about equal at home/road last season). His glove was seen as an asset in the minors and in his rookie season, but he struggled in the field last season and was frequently in manager Ron Gardenhire's dog house for mental lapses in the field (he went from 5.9 WAR with the glove to -6.1). There are some reasons to think he'll rebound as his BABIP over-corrected to a low .275 and he actually hit more home runs in spacious Target Field (nine) than he did on the road (six). Still, a slow start to his season could see the Twins explore other options at third base.

2011

Valencia enters 2011 as Minnesota's starting third baseman after a breakout rookie season. Valencia was hitting .298/.350/.381 with no home runs at Triple-A in June and was called up just as a temporary replacement but caught fire in the majors and took over the starting third-base job. While his rookie numbers were impressive, there are reasons to temper expectations for his first full season in the majors. He had large home/road splits (.979 OPS at home vs. .658 OPS on the road), and he may not be able to hit as well at Target Field again. He also doesn't draw walks at a great rate (just six percent) and had a high BABIP (.350) last season. Still, he makes good contact, has moderate power and is a good glove at third base. Even with a modest decline in his production he should still be a productive starter at third base.

2010

Valencia could be the future at third base for the Twins after he showed decent power, a good glove and the potential to draw walks (although his walk rate declined at Triple-A). If the Twins don't sign or trade for an established veteran third baseman, Valencia could be in the mix before too long next season.