Breyvic Valera
26-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Long story short; Valera is a contact hitter without a path to at-bats. He earned a 40-man roster spot prior to the 2017 season by producing a stellar .341/.417/.415 line in 73 games with Triple-A Memphis the year prior. The young switch-hitter didn't disappoint in 2017 either, as he followed up his 2016 performance with a .314/.368/.450 line in 117 games with Memphis. He added a decent amount of power to his game last season, as he ripped 22 doubles, six triples and eight home runs in the minors -- all career highs. Still, the power is modest, as is the speed. He hasn't produced a strikeout rate north of 10 percent since his first season in pro ball, and he draws walks frequently. However, given St. Louis' depth at each infield position, Valera's ceiling seems to be that of a utility infielder in 2018. Read Past Outlooks
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$Traded to the Dodgers in April of 2018. Traded to the Orioles in July of 2018.
Back in lineup Tuesday
2BBaltimore Orioles
September 18, 2018
Valera is back in the Orioles' lineup Tuesday against Toronto after being scratched Monday for undisclosed reasons, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Whatever the issue was, it didn't keep Valera out long. He'll bat sixth and play second base.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+89%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+96%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .825 14 1 0 3 0 .364 .462 .364
Since 2016vs Right .436 64 6 0 5 1 .182 .254 .182
2018vs Left .900 13 1 0 3 0 .400 .500 .400
2018vs Right .460 54 6 0 5 1 .196 .264 .196
2017vs Left .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017vs Right .311 10 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+16%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .464 37 3 0 3 1 .194 .270 .194
Since 2016Away .536 41 4 0 5 0 .229 .308 .229
2018Home .525 33 3 0 3 1 .222 .303 .222
2018Away .554 34 4 0 5 0 .241 .313 .241
2017Home .000 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017Away .452 7 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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How does Breyvic Valera compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.64
 
BB Rate
10.4%
 
K Rate
16.4%
 
BABIP
.277
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.232
 
OBP
.308
 
SLG
.232
 
OPS
.540
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
There are many other prospects in the Cardinals system with more shine than Valera, but the 24-year-old switch hitter continues to hit nonetheless. 2016 marked his first time cracking the Triple-A roster, but he made the most of it by slashing .341/.417/.415 in 73 games with Memphis. Even more impressive was his BB:K ratio during his tenure with the Redbirds: in that span, he drew 31 walks and struck out just 22 times, elevating his contact rate to a stellar 90 percent. He possesses very little power (.074 ISO, zero home runs), but what he lacks in that department he makes up for with positional versatility. Valera is a long-shot to break camp with St. Louis, but his knack to get on base could help him garner a reserve utility role before the season's conclusion if he manages to keep up his torrid pace in the minors.
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Scratched from lineup
2BBaltimore Orioles
Undisclosed
September 17, 2018
Valera was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Blue Jays, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Called back up Saturday
2BBaltimore Orioles
September 1, 2018
Valera was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday.
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Shipped back to minors
2BBaltimore Orioles
August 2, 2018
Valera was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Called up from minors
2BBaltimore Orioles
July 31, 2018
Valera was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.
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Shipped to Baltimore
2BBaltimore Orioles
July 18, 2018
Valera was traded to the Orioles on Wednesday as part of the Manny Machado deal, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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