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Danny Valencia

31-Year-Old Third Baseman – Oakland Athletics

2015 Stats

AVG

.290

HR

18

RBI

66

R

59

SB

2

2016 RotoWire Projections

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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: 220   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.

January 14, 2016  –  Danny Valencia News

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Valencia agreed to a one-year, $3.15 million contract with the Athletics on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

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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
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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)     526 1,923 1,787 206 478 167 105 7 55 252 7 12 114 361 1 18 3 .267 .310 .426 .736

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Danny Valencia Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 4 @Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .345 .519 .864
Oct. 3 @Sea 6 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .289 .345 .520 .865
Oct. 2 @Sea 4 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .346 .518 .864
Sep. 30 @LAA 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .342 .503 .845
Sep. 29 @LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .346 .511 .857
Sep. 28 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .346 .514 .860
Sep. 27 SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .295 .348 .519 .867
Sep. 26 SF 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .347 .520 .867
Sep. 25 SF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .340 .517 .857
Sep. 24 Tex 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .341 .518 .859
Sep. 23 Tex 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .342 .518 .860
Sep. 22 Tex 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .340 .520 .860
Sep. 20 @Hou 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .336 .521 .857
Sep. 19 @Hou 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .337 .525 .862
Sep. 18 @Hou 3 2 3 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .333 .525 .858
Sep. 17 @CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .325 .500 .825
Sep. 16 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 15 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 14 @CWS 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .326 .503 .829
Sep. 13 @Tex 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .329 .512 .841
Sep. 12 @Tex 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .330 .509 .839
Sep. 11 @Tex 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .332 .504 .836
Sep. 9 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .332 .502 .834
Sep. 8 Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .337 .509 .846
Sep. 7 Hou 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .293 .338 .513 .851
Sep. 6 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .330 .513 .843
Sep. 5 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .335 .521 .856
Sep. 4 Sea 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .339 .530 .869
Sep. 2 LAA 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .338 .520 .858
Sep. 1 LAA Did not play.
Last 7 Days 24 5 5 1 0 2 5 3 8 0 0 1 0 2 .208 .321 .500 .821
Last 14 Days 50 10 15 3 0 2 6 8 13 0 0 1 0 2 .300 .407 .480 .887
Last 30 Days 101 20 27 4 1 6 20 13 21 0 1 1 0 3 .267 .357 .505 .862

Danny Valencia: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2015131185271.298.458.834
2014112112151.321.464.835
201397114130.371.6391.031

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152144113391.285.556.881
201415292150.211.303.540
20136494100.203.422.672

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015160247312.313.531.906
2014123101171.301.407.757
20137174110.394.6761.079

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20151853511350.270.508.827
2014141103130.220.340.587
201390134120.233.456.741
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
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3-Year Averages     276 256 6.2% 21% 0.29 77% .330 .192
Career     1,923 1,787 5.9% 18.8% 0.32 80% .309 .159

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

Contact

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.290 AVG
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77% Contact Rate
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.332 BABIP
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Power

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.519 SLG
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.229 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.36 BB/K
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7.7% BB Rate
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21.2% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.864 OPS
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.345 OBP
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2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Danny Valencia

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

Valencia went 1-for-6 with a three-run homer, a walk and two runs scored in a 7-5 win over the Mariners on Saturday.

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Valencia went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBI and two runs scored in a 4-2 win over the Mariners on Friday.

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Valencia (elbow) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Angels, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Valencia is considered day-to-day after taking a pitch off of the elbow Sunday, Susan Slusser of the SF Chronicle reports.

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Valencia had a monstrous game Friday, as he went 3-for-3 with two homers, a walk, and three RBI in a 4-3 win over the Astros.

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Valencia (shoulder) will return to the lineup Thursday and hit fourth, ESPN Chicago's Doug Padilla reports.

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Valencia (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

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Valencia was scratched Tuesday with a stiff trap muscle, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Valencia has been scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup.

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Valencia is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels, according to MLB.com's Jane Lee.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.