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Eric Valent

39-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Eric Valent in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   DOB: 4/4/1977   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Eric Valent Contract Information:

Signed to a one-year contract by the Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League, May 2006.

May 25, 2006  –  Eric Valent News

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Valent has signed a one-year contract with the Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League, JapanBall.com reports.

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After a slow start, Valent is now hitting .274 for Triple-A Norfolk following a 3-for-4 performance on Sunday.

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Valent cleared waivers and will report to Triple-A Norfolk, the Bergen Record reports.

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Valent was designated for assignment after Friday’s game, the Associated Press reports.

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Valent, who entered the game with 27 at-bats, had a game-tying single in the ninth inning of the Mets' 4-3 extra-inning loss to the Cubs.

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Valent experienced a flare-up of a lingering left hip flexor during batting practice and was a late-scratch from the Mets' 4-3 win over the Astros on Thursday, the NY Newsday reports.

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Valent is in the starting lineup hitting eighth against Cincinnati.

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Valent will start in right field on Opening Day against Cincinnati if Mike Cameron is unable to play due to tendinitis in his surgically repaired left wrist.

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Mangaer Willie Randolph said that Valent might see time at first base when both Doug Mientkiewicz and Andres Galarraga are unavaliable, the Mets' official website reports.

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If the Mets succeed in moving Cliff Floyd, and Sammy Sosa is not the player they receive in return, Valent and Victor Diaz could platoon in left field for the 2005 season, the NY Daily News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

There was no outlook written for Eric Valent.

2005

Valent parlayed a spring training invite into a role as the Mets fourth outfielder and back-up first baseman. At times during the year, he was the team's best hitter, but the daily grind combined with inconsistent playing time resulted in him hitting just .226 over the last two months of the year. The number of at-bats Valent receives in 2005 is dependent on how the Mets rebuild their outfield in the offseason, but don't expect him to have 270 trips to the plate this season.

2004

Valent has gone from being a former first-round (sandwich) pick by the Phillies in 1998, to being traded for Kelly Stinnett, to being outrighted off the Reds' 40-man roster. His last two seasons in Triple-A Scranton have been a disappointment, and his path back to the majors is by no means assured.

2003

Valent, 25, hit .251 with nine homers, 84 RBI and 34 doubles in 545 at-bats at Triple-A Scranton. He can play a little first in addition to the outfield and if he can show any hitting prowess in spring training, he'll have a chance to stick with the club.