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Merkin Valdez

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 212   DOB: 8/26/1982   BORN: San Cristobal, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a minor league contract with the Rangers in July of 2011.

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Valdez was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock and subsequently refused the assignment.

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Merkin Valdez 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 21 A SAN 7 7 0 35.7 30 10 4 44 5 3 1 0 2.52 0.98
2004 21 AA NOR 11 8 0 45.0 41 25 3 32 18 1 5 1 5.00 1.31
2004 21 AA NOR 4 1 0 9.0 8 4 1 6 3 0 0 1 4.00 1.22
2004 21 AAA FRE 1 1 0 5.0 6 4 0 5 4 0 0 0 7.20 2.00
2004 21 AAA FRE 1 1 0 5.0 6 4 0 5 4 0 0 0 7.20 2.00
2005 22 AA NOR 24 19 0 107.0 99 42 7 96 45 5 6 0 3.53 1.35
2006 23 AAA FRE 47 3 0 50.7 54 33 7 50 39 0 4 5 5.86 1.84
2007 24 AAA FRE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2008 25 A SAN 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2008 25 MAJ SFO 17 1 0 16.0 14 3 1 13 7 1 0 0 1.69 1.31
2009 26 MAJ SFO 48 0 0 49.3 57 31 5 38 28 2 1 0 5.66 1.72
2010 27 AAA LAS 39 1 0 58.0 92 51 5 35 26 3 5 0 0 0 7.91 2.03
2010 27 MAJ TOR 2 0 0 1.3 2 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 20.25 3.75
2011 28 AAA ALB 12 0 0 50.1 47 20 1 43 24 4 2 4 0 0 3.58 1.42
2011 28 AAA ROU 12 0 0 15.1 14 4 1 14 5 1 0 4 0 0 2.35 1.26
2011 28 MAJ TEX 5 0 0 4.3 7 3 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.23 1.85
2012 29 R PHO 2 1 0 3.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
2012 29 AAA SAC 2 0 0 36.0 33 15 4 26 17 0 1 5 0 0 3.75 1.39
3-Year Averages     5 0 0 4.3 7 3 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.23 1.85
Career  (View All)     74 1 0 72.7 84 45 9 59 42 3 1 0 5.57 1.73

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Merkin Valdez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Merkin Valdez 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 21 A SAN 7 7 35.7 11.10 1.26 8.80 1.01 80.6% 2.52 2.61 .315
2004 21 AA NOR 11 8 45.0 6.40 3.60 1.78 0.60 60.7% 5.00 3.84 .286
2004 21 AA NOR 4 1 9.0 6.00 3.00 2.00 1.00 70% 4.00 4.31 .265
2004 21 AAA FRE 1 1 5.0 9.00 7.20 1.25 0.00 60% 7.20 3.60 .397
2004 21 AAA FRE 1 1 5.0 9.00 7.20 1.25 0.00 60% 7.20 3.60 .397
2005 22 AA NOR 24 19 107.0 8.07 3.79 2.13 0.59 74.5% 3.53 3.74 .309
2006 23 AAA FRE 47 3 50.7 8.88 6.93 1.28 1.24 69.8% 5.86 5.63 .336
2007 24 AAA FRE 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2008 25 A SAN 1 0 1.0 27.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -2.80 1.220
2008 25 MAJ SFO 17 1 16.0 7.31 3.94 1.86 0.56 1.06 90% 94.3 MPH 1.69 3.74 .288
2009 26 MAJ SFO 48 0 49.3 6.93 5.11 1.36 0.91 1.47 67.5% 95.6 MPH 5.66 4.74 .340
2010 27 AAA LAS 39 1 58.0 5.43 4.03 1.35 0.78 59.3% 7.91 4.61 .404
2010 27 MAJ TOR 2 0 1.3 0.00 20.25 0.00 0.00 40% 94.8 MPH 20.25 9.95 .347
2011 28 AAA ALB 12 0 50.1 7.72 4.31 1.79 0.18 72.9% 3.58 3.42 .319
2011 28 AAA ROU 12 0 15.1 8.34 2.98 2.80 0.60 83.3% 2.35 3.20 .313
2011 28 MAJ TEX 5 0 4.3 12.46 2.08 6.00 4.15 0.57 83.3% 94.9 MPH 6.23 7.12 .446
2012 29 R PHO 2 1 3.0 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.53 .211
2012 29 AAA SAC 2 0 36.0 6.50 4.25 1.53 1.00 76.1% 3.75 4.70 .277
3-Year Averages     5 0 4.3 12.46 2.08 6.00 4.15 83.3% 6.23 7.12 .446
Career     74 1 72.7 7.31 5.20 1.40 1.11 69.2% 5.57 4.98 .339

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Merkin Valdez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Valdez was among the bullpen reinforcements added to Texas' roster Thursday.

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Valdez agreed to a minor league contract with the Rangers on Sunday, FSN's Anthony Andro reports.

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The Dodgers have invited Valdez to spring training.

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Valdez cleared waivers and was reassigned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

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Valdez was designated for assignment following Monday's game.

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Valdez might have a slight edge for the Blue Jays' final bullpen slot, the Toronto Sun speculates.

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Valdez has been traded to the Blue Jays for cash considerations, Mychael Urban of Comcast SportsNet reports.

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The Giants designated Valdez for assignment to make room for Aubrey Huff on their 40-man roster.

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Valdez gave up the game-winning homer to Prince Fielder on Sunday in his second inning of relief.

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Manager Bruce Bochy said he would use Valdez in setup situations, the Giants' official site reports.

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Valdez has made the Giants as a middle reliever, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Valdez (elbow) was activated from the 60-day DL on Friday.

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Valdez (strained elbow) was examined by Dr. James Andrews over the All-Star break and nothing was found to be wrong structurally, the Associated Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Merkin Valdez.

2010

Previously viewed as a talented prospect who was highly injury-prone, Valdez was mostly durable in 2009, yet was ineffective while healthy. Valdez's ERA (5.66), WHIP (1.723) and K/BB ratio (1.36) were all ugly, and there's no reason the Giants should guarantee a spot in the team's bullpen for him this season. He was sold to the Jays in January, where he faces a crowded bullpen to win one spot.

2009

Pitching in the big leagues for the first time since 2004, Valdez tallied a 1.69 ERA with a strong strikeout rate last year. Unfortunately, it was short-lived, as he once again dealt with injuries that essentially ruined an otherwise promising season. Surgery was never required and doctors didnít find anything seriously wrong with Valdez's elbow. He should compete for a bullpen role during spring training.

2008

Valdez, once a top pitching prospect who has endured injuries throughout his career, missed the 2007 season after undergoing Tommy John ligament replacement surgery in his right elbow. Valdez struggled mightily for Triple-A Fresno last year before the surgery, likely due to the fact he was pitching with a damaged elbow. Heís still just 25, but thereís no doubt his future is uncertain at this point.

2007

Will miss the 2007 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

2006

Rushed up in '04, the Giants smartly let Valdez play out '05 at Norwich, where he continued to be impressive. An elbow strain at the end of the year provided a scare, but no scar, so Valdez enters the spring as the Giants' second-best pitching prospect. There's still a chance he ends up in the bullpen, where he'd have serious closer potential. Matt Cain has passed him, so you might be able to pick him up cheaply.

2005

After starting the 2004 season in Double-A Norwich, Valdez got a call-up in July when Jerome Williams suffered an injury. He's one of the more promising pitchers in the Giants system and will likely be called up again to join the bullpen during 2005, although he's another year away from being fantasy worthy.

2004

Observers in the Arizona Fall League couldn't say enough about Valdez. Not bad for a guy who made just four appearances and threw 5 1/3 innings. Valdez throws heat in the high 90s and was arguably the best pitcher in the Sally League last year. His fastball will get him to the majors quickly, although not in time to help you this year. He will probably reach the Giants as a reliever in 2005.

2003

Valdez, originally known as Manuel Mateo, came over to the Giants from Atlanta in the Russ Ortiz-Damian Moss deal. He had strong numbers in rookie ball last season (1.98 ERA with a 76/12 K/BB ratio), but at 20, he was a bit old for his league in 2002. Even so, he's one to watch this year when he advances to Class A.