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Danny Valencia

29-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

AVG

.273

HR

1

RBI

1

R

1

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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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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Traded to the Orioles in November of 2012.

April 16, 2014  –  Danny Valencia News

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Valencia started at third base in place of Mike Moustakas on Wednesday, and went 2-for-3 with a solo home run.

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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 MAJ KC 4 11 11 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .273 .273 .545 .818
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Danny Valencia
3-Year Averages MAJ   83 313 293 32 72 25 16 1 8 38 0 3 17 57 0 3 0 .246 .284 .389 .673
Career  (View All) MAJ   339 1272 1189 128 313 105 66 5 34 157 4 9 71 221 0 12 0 .263 .302 .413 .715

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Danny Valencia Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 19 Min Did not play.
Apr. 18 Min Did not play.
Apr. 17 @Hou Did not play.
Apr. 16 @Hou 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .273 .545 .818
Apr. 15 @Hou Did not play.
Apr. 13 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 12 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 11 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 9 TB Did not play.
Apr. 8 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250
Apr. 7 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Apr. 6 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Apr. 5 CWS Did not play.
Apr. 4 CWS Did not play.
Apr. 3 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 2 @Det Did not play.
Mar. 31 @Det Did not play.
Last 7 Days 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 1.667 2.334
Last 14 Days 11 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .273 .545 .818
Last 30 Days 11 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .273 .545 .818

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Danny Valencia: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 2 2
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
201397114130.371.6391.031
20125352120.226.377.592
2011149184220.309.470.822

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20136494100.203.422.672
20121019190.168.257.448
20114154511502.224.352.626

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20137174110.394.6761.079
201282123150.232.402.638
2011280329320.257.400.707

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201390134120.233.456.741
2012722060.139.181.338
2011284316402.236.366.649
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 MAJ KC 11 11 0% 18.2% 0.00 82% .250 .272
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Danny Valencia
3-Year Averages MAJ   313 293 5.4% 18.2% 0.30 81% .281 .143
Career MAJ   1272 1189 5.6% 17.4% 0.32 81% .299 .150

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2014 Stat Review for Danny Valencia    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.273 AVG
GOOD
82% Contact Rate
GOOD
.250 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.545 SLG
ELITE
.272 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
18.2% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

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.818 OPS
GOOD
.273 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Best Matchups for Danny Valencia (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Randy Wolf AZ 5 2 2 5 0 2 0 .400 1.600 2.000
Zack Greinke LA 7 4 1 4 0 2 0 .571 1.286 1.857
David Robertson NY-A 6 3 1 3 0 0 0 .500 1.167 1.667
Joe Saunders TEX 6 3 1 2 0 0 0 .500 1.167 1.667
Dallas Keuchel HOU 6 3 1 1 0 1 0 .500 1.167 1.667
David Price TB 15 10 0 3 3 1 0 .667 .800 1.522
Brett Anderson COL 6 3 1 1 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Brett Cecil TOR 4 1 1 1 2 1 0 .250 1.000 1.500
R.A. Dickey TOR 4 1 1 2 2 0 0 .250 1.000 1.500
Felix Doubront BOS 8 4 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.444

Worst Matchups for Danny Valencia (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Yovani Gallardo MIL 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Pineda NY-A 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Neftali Feliz TEX 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Sale CHI-A 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Tomlin CLE 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Blake Wood CLE 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Rubby De La Rosa BOS 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Shawn Camp PHI 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tommy Hunter BAL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Smith ANA 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Valencia replaced the injured Omar Infante at second base Monday and will continue to play there until Infante is ready to return, the KC Star reports.

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Valencia (wrist) played in exhibition games on back-to-back days and appears to be ready for the start of the season.

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Valencia (wrist) didn't play Friday in an effort to rest his bruised, right wrist, the Kansas City Star reports.

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The Royals indicated Valencia did not break his wrist, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Valencia got hit in the left wrist/hand area and left Thursday's game in serious pain, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

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Valencia played his first game at second base Sunday and looked solid in limited action, the Kansas City Star reports. "A little bit foreign territory for him there," manager Ned Yost said. “He hasn't really played much second. But he's been working hard there, and he looks like he's going to be serviceable there."

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Royals manager Ned Yost says that he wants to give Valencia work at second base and out in left field during the spring, the Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.