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Jose Valverde

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

W-L

1-1

ERA

5.66

WHIP

1.65

K

23

SV

2

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Jose Valverde in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 264   DOB: 3/24/1978   BORN: San Pedro de Macoris, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jose Valverde Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Mets in February 2014.

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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced in his post-game press conference Monday that Valverde has been released.

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Jose Valverde 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
2004 26 AAA TUC 10 1 0 10.7 9 5 0 5 5 1 1 3 4.22 1.31
2005 27 AAA TUC 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2005 27 MAJ ARI 61 0 0 66.3 51 18 5 75 20 3 4 15 2.44 1.07
2006 28 AAA TUC 15 0 0 17.7 14 7 1 18 10 1 0 3 3.57 1.36
2006 28 MAJ ARI 44 0 0 49.3 50 32 6 69 22 2 3 18 5.84 1.46
2007 29 MAJ ARI 65 0 0 64.3 46 19 7 78 26 1 4 47 2.66 1.12
2008 30 MAJ HOU 74 0 0 72.0 62 27 10 83 23 6 3 44 3.38 1.18
2009 31 AA COR 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2009 31 MAJ HOU 52 0 0 54.0 40 14 5 56 21 4 2 25 2.33 1.13
2010 32 MAJ DET 60 0 0 63.0 41 21 5 63 32 2 4 26 3 0 3.00 1.16
2011 33 MAJ DET 75 0 0 72.3 52 18 5 69 34 2 4 49 0 0 2.24 1.19
2012 34 MAJ DET 71 0 0 69.0 59 29 3 48 27 3 4 35 5 0 3.78 1.25
2013 35 A+ LAK 11 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2013 35 AAA TOL 11 0 0 11.0 14 5 1 10 6 0 0 7 0 0 4.09 1.82
2013 35 MAJ DET 20 0 0 19.3 18 12 6 19 6 0 1 9 3 0 5.59 1.24
2014 36 MAJ NYM 21 0 0 20.7 24 13 4 23 10 1 1 2 2 0 5.66 1.65
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3-Year Averages     55 0 0 53.6 43 19 4 45 22 1 3 31 2 0 3.19 1.21
Career  (View All)     626 0 0 630.3 490 229 67 692 264 27 33 288 3.27 1.20

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Jose Valverde Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014421277111.200
20134810412004.279
2012167211937833.257

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20145311317303.340
201336926102.182
201212727822600.193

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201412.711114815.681.74
201311.000614335.731.27
201234.33315251414.461.31

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20148.00019235.631.50
20138.30135335.401.20
201234.70120231323.121.18
Jose Valverde 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
2004 26 AAA TUC 10 1 10.7 4.22 4.22 1.00 0.00 64.3% 4.22 4.23 .264
2005 27 AAA TUC 2 0 2.0 13.50 4.50 3.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.70 .275
2005 27 MAJ ARI 61 0 66.3 10.18 2.71 3.75 0.68 80.3% 2.44 2.85 .291
2006 28 AAA TUC 15 0 17.7 9.17 5.09 1.80 0.51 73.9% 3.57 3.60 .290
2006 28 MAJ ARI 44 0 49.3 12.59 4.01 3.14 1.09 0.63 60.6% 5.84 3.37 .386
2007 29 MAJ ARI 65 0 64.3 10.91 3.64 3.00 0.98 0.77 81.5% 2.66 3.44 .274
2008 30 MAJ HOU 74 0 72.0 10.38 2.88 3.61 1.25 0.71 77.3% 95.5 MPH 3.38 3.69 .302
2009 31 AA COR 2 0 2.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.20 .000
2009 31 MAJ HOU 52 0 54.0 9.33 3.50 2.67 0.83 0.85 83.9% 95.8 MPH 2.33 3.54 .267
2010 32 MAJ DET 60 0 63.0 9.00 4.57 1.97 0.71 1.93 76.5% 95.2 MPH 3.00 3.90 .239
2011 33 MAJ DET 75 0 72.3 8.59 4.23 2.03 0.62 1.06 84% 93.9 MPH 2.24 3.73 .258
2012 34 MAJ DET 71 0 69.0 6.26 3.52 1.78 0.39 0.75 68.7% 93.4 MPH 3.78 3.72 .276
2013 35 A+ LAK 11 0 3.0 12.00 6.00 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.53 .183
2013 35 AAA TOL 11 0 11.0 8.18 4.91 1.67 0.82 78.9% 4.09 4.47 .382
2013 35 MAJ DET 20 0 19.3 8.84 2.79 3.17 2.79 0.96 66.7% 92.8 MPH 5.59 6.51 .253
2014 36 MAJ NYM 21 0 20.7 10.02 4.35 2.30 1.74 0.80 70% 93.0 MPH 5.66 4.94 .362
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3-Year Averages     55 0 53.6 7.56 3.70 2.05 0.67 75.4% 3.19 3.72 .269
Career     626 0 630.3 9.88 3.77 2.62 0.96 76.4% 3.27 3.68 .280

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2014 Stat Review for Jose Valverde    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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2.30 K/BB
WEAK
10.02 K/9
GOOD
4.35 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.0 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.7 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.80 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.66 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.65 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.94 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.362 BABIP
HIGH
70.0% Strand Rate
LOW

Jose Valverde: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Valverde will be called upon if the Mets have a save chances Friday, as Jenrry Mejia pitched on back-to-back games for the first time this season Wednesday and Thursday, ESPN New York reports.

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Valverde may be in line to see increased work in the ninth inning following Wednesday’s release of Kyle Farnsworth.

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Valverde is under consideration to see save chances, with manager Terry Collins saying Tuesday that the team will take a "game by game" approach to the closer's role, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Valverde picked up the win Sunday after throwing a scoreless frame in the 14th inning.

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Valverde is officially out as the Mets' closer, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports.

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Valverde surrendered a three-run home run to Justin Upton on Saturday and is probably going to lose his job as the Mets' closer, ESPN New York reports.

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Valverde gave up a pair of home runs in a non-save situation while pitching the ninth inning Wednesday against Arizona.

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Valverde blew up in spectacular fashion Saturday, allowing a three-run home run to Raul Ibanez to tie the game.

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Valverde retired all three batters he faced Thursday to earn his second save of the season.

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Valverde is in line to remain the Mets' closer with Bobby Parnell slated to undergo Tommy John surgery, the team's official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jose Valverde.

2013

Valverde was bound to take a step back after his perfect 49-for-49 campaign in 2011 and that is exactly what happened last year. Overall, Valverde was still effective, converting 35-of-40 save chances while posting a 3.78 ERA in 71 appearances, but he wasn't nearly as dominant as his strikeouts fell to a career-worst 6.3 K/9 while he issued too many free passes (3.5 BB/9). His fastball velocity was just slightly less than the previous year, but Valverde was hurling balls towards the plate nearly a full two mph off the speeds he sported as recently as 2010. The eccentric reliever hit rock bottom in the postseason, allowing seven earned runs over a two-game span and eventually losing his closing gig to Phil Coke as the Tigers advanced to the World Series. Despite the rocky playoff showing, Valverde is a proven closer who could get a shot from another squad in 2013, which will continue to make him fantasy relevant. If Valverde does land a closing gig, it would not be a bad idea to grab his handcuff as well.

2012

Valverde easily turned in the best season of his career in 2011, finishing a perfect 49-for-49 in saves chances while posting a 2.24 ERA in 75 appearances. He continued to post strong strikeout totals, whiffing 69 hitters in 72.1 innings. Like in past seasons, Valverde's most glaring weakness was his propensity to give up free passes (4.23 BB/9IP). While he was perfect converting saves, a .258 BABIP and 82.9 percent strand rate both show just how lucky he was in 2011. The Big Potato will continue to be one of the better closer options in the American League this season, but don't expect him to continue his streak of perfection.

2011

Other than a late-season elbow injury that sidelined him for most of September, Valverde's transition from the NL to the AL couldn't have gone smoother. The flamboyant closer picked up 26 saves in 29 chances while posting a 3.00 ERA and a 63:32 K:BB ratio in 63 innings. He'll continue to toe the rubber in the ninth inning for Detroit, and with his mid-90s fastball and groundball-inducing splitter, Valverde will again be a solid option among the mid-level closers in the AL.

2010

Valverde spent the better part of the first half of the season on the DL with a calf injury, suffered in April trying to field an Orlando Hudson liner off of his ankle. When he returned, he showed he still had the stuff that made him a late inning stud: crisp fastball, sharp splitter with good downhill motion, fiery demeanor on the mound. At 31, (at least we assume), Valverde signed with the Tigers in the offseason and he'll take over as Detroit's closer. He's a good bet to repeat his recent success.

2009

A new setting did nothing to curb Valverde’s success, as he converted 44-of-51 saves and posted 83 strikeouts in 72 innings. Valverde was just about as dominant as any closer in the league this side of Brad Lidge. Better still, he issued three fewer walks in eight more innings than he threw in 2007. His name is being bandied about in trade talks, but as long as he stays healthy, expect him to be one of the league's better closers again in 2009.

2008

Valverde finally made it through an entire season with Arizona and went on to lead the National League with 47 saves. D-Backs GM Josh Byrnes promptly traded Valverde to Houston, netting a more established reliever in Chad Qualls, along with Chris Burke and prospect Juan Gutierrez. More than anything else, it appears that Byrnes was simply selling a valuable commodity at peak value, given Valverde's injury history and occasionally spotty command. Don't bet on him leading the NL in saves again, but he should provide stability in the closer's role for Houston after the Brad Lidge debacle in recent seasons.

2007

The "Studio 60" of relievers: entertaining and dominant one week, unwatchable the next. Overall, he strikes out 12 men a game with a 3:1 K:BB, and eventually he's going to have a Francisco Rodriguez season. Still someone to get.

2006

Papa Grande came back from an injury-riddled 2004 with a vengeance, finally reclaiming the Diamondbacks closer job in August. Valverde's pure stuff would have been worth about 40 saves last year if he'd pitched in the ninth inning all season - check the strikeout, walk and WHIP rates. Make sure he's healthy in the spring, then pounce on draft day. He can deliver Billy Wagner-type numbers at a far lower price.

2005

Valverde suffered from tendinitis and a slight labrum tear in his shoulder, went on the DL in June and underwent surgery in September. He'll get a chance to reclaim the Diamondbacks closer role from Greg Aquino in spring training, however. He was pitching pretty effectively in 2004 before he went down.

2004

Valverde was another of Arizona's Baby Backs in 2003, posting a 2.15 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in 54 relief outings and going a perfect 9-for-9 in save chances when Matt Mantei was out for over a month in midseason. When Mantei moves on, either during the season or afterwards, Valverde has the inside track on the closer position. In the meantime, he'll pitch in the eighth inning and close occasionally when Mantei needs a night off.

2003

Valverde's a closer with a 97-mph heater, but he's yet to put it all together for a full season in the minors. In 2002, Valverde went 2-4, 5.85 with five saves at Triple-A (65 K's in 48 innings, but he allowed 68 base runners, too, including eight homers). He'll turn 24 this summer. He sounds like he'd be great to watch if he ever made it to the bigs, but he might never get the chance.