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Raul Valdes

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2014 Stats

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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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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 0 999.99 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 Mem 2 7 0 59.0 61 31 8 62 11 6 2 0 0 0 4.73 1.22
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 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 3 0 0 2.1 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.86 0.95
3-Year Averages MAJ   19 0 0 26.0 24 14 3 29 6 1 1 0 0 0 4.85 1.15
Career  (View All) MAJ   95 3 0 136.7 133 75 18 143 46 7 7 1 4.94 1.31

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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 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
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
20135116211401.229
2012491917002.149
201128927200.280

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201310121631816.337
20126416411101.183
201122536101.316

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201318.010016424.001.11
201220.312023221.770.54
20115.30108303.381.88

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201317.0010214511.121.76
201210.720012315.061.13
20115.70006213.181.41
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 .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 -.13 .000
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 AAA Scr 2 0 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.87 .436
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 3 0 2.1 17.14 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 3.86 .82 .510
3-Year Averages MAJ   19 0 26.0 10.04 2.08 4.83 1.04 59.3% 4.85 3.16 .321
Career MAJ   95 3 136.7 9.42 3.03 3.11 1.19 64.6% 4.94 3.86 .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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0.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
17.14 K/9
ELITE
0.00 BB/9
ELITE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.86 ERA
POOR
0.95 WHIP
ELITE
0.82 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.510 BABIP
HIGH
50.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Raul Valdes (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alcides Escobar KC 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 3.000 4.000
Adrian Gonzalez LA 2 2 1 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Drew Stubbs COL 4 3 1 1 0 1 0 .750 1.750 2.500
Matt Tuiasosopo TOR 2 1 1 3 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Ryan Raburn CLE 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Eric Hosmer KC 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Scott Hairston WAS 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Victor Martinez DET 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.333 2.333
Miguel Montero AZ 3 2 1 3 0 1 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Miguel Cabrera DET 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333

Best Matchups for Raul Valdes (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Matt Adams STL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Carpenter STL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Crawford SF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Logan Morrison SEA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Salvador Perez KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Hernan Perez DET 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Allen Craig STL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Elliot Johnson CLE 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Miguel Olivo LA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
James Loney TB 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

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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Valdes was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Monday's game, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

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Valdes will make a spot start in place of Cliff Lee (neck) on Saturday, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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The Phillies recalled Valdes from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, CSN's Jim Salisbury reports.

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Valdes has been optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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Valdes pitched two scoreless innings of relief in Saturday's win over the Mets.

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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.