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Danny Valencia

30-Year-Old Third Baseman – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

AVG

.258

HR

4

RBI

30

R

20

SB

1

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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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:

Awarded a one-year, $1.675 million contract with the Blue Jays through arbitration in February 2015.

February 23, 2015  –  Danny Valencia News

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Valencia will compete for at-bats at DH this season, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm 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 BOS 10 29 28 1 4 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 .143 .138 .250 .388
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  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ BOS/MIN 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
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3-Year Averages     60 204 193 18 48 18 12 1 5 24 0 1 8 44 0 3 0 .249 .275 .399 .673
Career  (View All)     421 1,545 1,442 147 378 125 82 6 37 186 5 10 85 281 0 16 2 .262 .301 .404 .705

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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
Sep. 28 Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .296 .371 .667
Sep. 27 Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .259 .297 .373 .670
Sep. 26 Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .294 .375 .669
Sep. 25 Sea 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .295 .377 .672
Sep. 24 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 23 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 22 Sea 5 2 2 1 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .296 .379 .675
Sep. 21 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 20 @NYY 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .294 .367 .661
Sep. 19 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .295 .366 .661
Sep. 18 @NYY 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .300 .372 .672
Sep. 17 @Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .302 .375 .677
Sep. 16 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .305 .378 .683
Sep. 15 @Bal 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .310 .385 .695
Sep. 14 TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .312 .389 .701
Sep. 13 TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .276 .313 .391 .704
Sep. 12 TB 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .314 .394 .708
Sep. 10 ChC 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .314 .390 .704
Sep. 9 ChC 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .310 .383 .693
Sep. 8 ChC 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .311 .381 .692
Sep. 7 @Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .313 .383 .696
Sep. 6 @Bos 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .276 .317 .389 .706
Sep. 5 @Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .280 .318 .395 .713
Sep. 4 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .321 .398 .719
Sep. 3 @TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .281 .322 .401 .723
Sep. 2 @TB 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .328 .405 .733
Aug. 31 NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .332 .395 .727
Aug. 30 NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .332 .396 .728
Aug. 29 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .332 .397 .729
Aug. 27 Bos 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .339 .406 .745
Last 7 Days 13 3 3 1 1 0 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 .231 .333 .462 .795
Last 14 Days 35 3 5 2 1 0 6 2 11 1 0 0 3 0 .143 .175 .257 .432
Last 30 Days 90 7 18 5 1 2 16 2 23 1 1 1 3 0 .200 .219 .344 .563

Danny Valencia: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2014112112151.321.464.835
201397114130.371.6391.031
20125352120.226.377.592

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201415292150.211.303.540
20136494100.203.422.672
20121019190.168.257.448

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014123101171.301.407.757
20137174110.394.6761.079
201282123150.232.402.638

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014141103130.220.340.587
201390134120.233.456.741
2012722060.139.181.338
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 BOS 29 28 0% 20.7% 0.00 79% .143 .107
2012 27 MAJ MIN 132 126 2.3% 24.2% 0.09 75% .250 .112
2012  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ BOS/MIN 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
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3-Year Averages     204 193 3.9% 21.6% 0.18 77% .299 .150
Career     1,545 1,442 5.5% 18.2% 0.30 81% .303 .142

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

Contact

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.258 AVG
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77% Contact Rate
WEAK
.323 BABIP
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Power

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.371 SLG
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.113 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.23 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.9% BB Rate
POOR
21.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.667 OPS
POOR
.296 OBP
POOR

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Danny Valencia

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

Valencia will begin the season in a platoon with Justin Smoak at first base if Edwin Encarnacion is used as the Jays' regular DH, the Blue Jays' official site reports.

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The Blue Jays announced Friday that Valencia won his arbitration case and will be awarded a one-year, $1.675 million contract, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

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Valencia is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, Barry Davis of SportsNet reports.

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Valencia went 2-for-5 with three RBI, two runs scored, one double and one triple Monday against the Mariners.

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Valencia is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.

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Valencia is not in the lineup Wednesday, SportsNet's Barry Davis reports.

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Valencia isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Rays, John Iott of the National Post reports.

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Valencia is not in the lineup Saturday versus the Tigers, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

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Valencia is expected to see time at third base against right-handed pitching while Brett Lawrie is on the disabled list, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.