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Danny Valencia

30-Year-Old Third Baseman – Oakland Athletics

2015 Stats

AVG

.298

HR

12

RBI

47

R

40

SB

2

2015 Preseason 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.

September 1, 2015  –  Danny Valencia News

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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 OAK 21 94 86 14 26 11 6 0 5 18 0 0 7 20 0 1 0 .302 .351 .547 .898
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  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ OAK/TOR 79 267 248 40 74 31 19 0 12 47 2 1 16 60 1 2 0 .298 .338 .520 .859
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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)     500 1,812 1,690 187 452 156 101 6 49 233 7 11 101 341 1 18 2 .267 .306 .421 .728

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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. 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.
Aug. 31 LAA 4 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .340 .525 .865
Aug. 30 @Ari 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .337 .517 .854
Aug. 29 @Ari 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .333 .519 .852
Aug. 28 @Ari 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .331 .517 .848
Aug. 26 @Sea Did not play.
Aug. 25 @Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 .289 .328 .518 .846
Aug. 24 @Sea 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .326 .520 .846
Aug. 23 TB 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .325 .509 .834
Aug. 22 TB Did not play.
Aug. 21 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .322 .512 .834
Aug. 19 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .327 .521 .848
Aug. 18 LAD 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .333 .531 .864
Aug. 17 @Bal 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .332 .534 .866
Aug. 16 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .333 .525 .858
Aug. 15 @Bal Did not play.
Aug. 14 @Bal 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .335 .531 .866
Aug. 13 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .342 .545 .887
Aug. 12 @Tor 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .348 .557 .905
Aug. 11 @Tor 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .345 .544 .889
Aug. 9 Hou 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .347 .545 .892
Aug. 8 Hou 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .341 .529 .870
Aug. 7 Hou 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .337 .524 .861
Aug. 6 Hou Did not play.
Aug. 5 Bal 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .328 .503 .831
Aug. 4 Bal Did not play.
Aug. 3 Bal Did not play.
Aug. 2 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 1 Cle Did not play.
Last 7 Days 20 5 8 3 0 0 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .455 .550 1.005
Last 14 Days 44 9 14 3 0 1 9 4 9 0 0 0 1 0 .318 .367 .455 .822
Last 30 Days 86 14 26 6 0 5 18 7 20 0 0 0 1 0 .302 .351 .547 .898

Danny Valencia: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 5 3 29 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
2015105143191.305.448.815
2014112112151.321.464.835
201397114130.371.6391.031

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015139259271.295.583.900
201415292150.211.303.540
20136494100.203.422.672

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015114166232.333.596.974
2014123101171.301.407.757
20137174110.394.6761.079

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015130236230.269.462.769
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 OAK 94 86 7.4% 21.3% 0.35 77% .344 .245
2015 30 MAJ TOR 173 162 5.2% 23.1% 0.23 75% .357 .210
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ OAK/TOR 267 248 6% 22.5% 0.27 76% .352 .222
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3-Year Averages     204 193 3.9% 21.6% 0.18 77% .299 .150
Career     1,812 1,690 5.6% 18.8% 0.30 80% .310 .154

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2015 Stat Review for Danny Valencia    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.298 AVG
GREAT
76% Contact Rate
POOR
.352 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.520 SLG
ELITE
.222 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.27 BB/K
POOR
6.0% BB Rate
WEAK
22.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.859 OPS
ELITE
.338 OBP
GOOD

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

Valencia is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.

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Valencia hit his 12th homer on Monday night, going 2-for-5 with two RBI.

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Valencia's hamstring issue was just tendinitis according to manager Bob Melvin, leaving him available for Sunday's contest, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

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Valencia (hamstring) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Rays, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Valencia (hamstring) is expected to miss at least a few days, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Valencia got the scoring started Monday night, launching a solo home run in the second inning.

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Valencia (back/hamstring) is in the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Valencia has been scratched from Saturday's lineup due to back and hamstring soreness, but he's expected to be available Sunday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Valencia went 1-for-3 with a homer, a walk and two runs scored Wednesday against Toronto.

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Valencia's back was bothering him during Sunday's 5-4 win over the Astros, CSN California's Joe Stiglich 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.