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Danny Valencia

33-Year-Old First Baseman – Baltimore Orioles

2018 Stats

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.251

HR

9

RBI

27

R

25

SB

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

For the second straight season, Valencia played in 130 games after averaging 72 from 2012-2015. The Mariners played Valencia primarily at first base, depriving him of the third-base and outfield eligi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   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 minor-league contract with the Orioles in March of 2018.

July 12, 2018  –  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 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
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 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 105 378 345 59 100 42 23 1 18 66 2 2 29 80 1 2 1 .290 .345 .519 .864
2016 31 A+ STO 2 7 7 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .571 .714
2016 31 MAJ OAK 130 517 471 72 135 40 22 1 17 51 1 1 41 115 0 2 3 .287 .346 .446 .792
2017 32 MAJ SEA 130 500 450 54 115 37 19 3 15 66 2 2 40 122 0 8 2 .256 .314 .411 .725
2018 33 MAJ BAL 68 240 215 25 54 17 7 1 9 27 1 1 20 45 0 5 0 .251 .308 .419 .727
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3-Year Averages     121 464 422 61 116 38 21 1 16 61 1 1 36 105 0 4 2 .275 .332 .443 .775
Career  (View All)     854 3,180 2,923 357 782 261 153 12 96 396 11 16 215 643 1 33 8 .268 .316 .427 .743

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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
Jul. 15 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .308 .419 .727
Jul. 14 Tex 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .314 .427 .741
Jul. 13 Tex 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .309 .423 .732
Jul. 12 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 11 NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .310 .424 .734
Jul. 10 NYY Did not play.
Jul. 9 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .314 .431 .745
Jul. 9 NYY 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .320 .439 .759
Jul. 8 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .317 .426 .743
Jul. 7 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .322 .435 .757
Jul. 6 @Min Did not play.
Jul. 5 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .329 .444 .773
Jul. 4 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .335 .454 .789
Jul. 3 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .337 .456 .793
Jul. 1 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 30 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .276 .338 .459 .797
Jun. 29 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .345 .466 .811
Jun. 28 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .350 .474 .824
Jun. 27 Sea 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .358 .485 .843
Jun. 26 Sea 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .287 .354 .467 .821
Jun. 25 Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .346 .445 .791
Jun. 24 @Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .348 .448 .796
Jun. 23 @Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .350 .453 .803
Jun. 22 @Atl 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .358 .465 .823
Jun. 21 @Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .349 .461 .810
Jun. 20 @Was 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .285 .351 .464 .815
Jun. 19 @Was 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .347 .453 .800
Jun. 17 Mia Did not play.
Jun. 16 Mia 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .350 .462 .812
Jun. 15 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .346 .461 .807
Last 7 Games 17 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 .176 .167 .176 .343
Last 14 Games 34 2 4 0 0 1 4 1 8 0 0 0 3 0 .118 .132 .206 .338
Last 30 Games 77 5 15 1 0 3 11 4 18 1 1 0 3 0 .195 .226 .325 .551

Danny Valencia: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 2 37 15 15 11
2017 118 1 10 10
2016 18 68 38 1 37 6
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
201895116151.295.526.890
2017125175262.264.448.804
2016129217190.318.535.924

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018120143120.217.333.595
20173253710400.252.397.693
20163425110321.275.412.742

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018107156180.290.505.824
2017221265350.262.385.707
2016250314180.260.348.667

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201810810391.213.333.632
20172292810312.249.437.743
20162214113331.317.557.934
Danny Valencia vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .392 .182
2008 23 AA NEW 287 266 6.3% 24.4% 0.26 74% .356 .196
2009 24 AA NEW 247 214 12.1% 15.4% 0.79 82% .316 .196
2009 24 AAA ROC 282 269 2.8% 13.1% 0.22 86% .310 .167
2010 25 AAA ROC 202 185 6.9% 16.8% 0.41 82% .355 .081
2010 25 MAJ MIN 322 299 6.2% 14.3% 0.43 85% .345 .137
2011 26 MAJ MIN 608 564 6.6% 16.8% 0.39 82% .275 .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% .270 .149
2012 27 MAJ BOS 29 28 0% 20.7% 0.00 79% .136 .107
2012 27 MAJ MIN 132 126 2.3% 24.2% 0.09 75% .242 .112
2012  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ BOS/MIN 161 154 1.9% 23.6% 0.08 75% .222 .111
2013 28 AAA NOR 282 262 6% 17% 0.35 82% .300 .245
2013 28 MAJ BAL 170 161 4.7% 19.4% 0.24 80% .339 .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% .354 .100
2014 29 MAJ TOR 165 154 4.2% 21.2% 0.20 77% .292 .124
2014  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ KC/TOR 284 264 4.9% 21.8% 0.23 77% .317 .113
2015 30 MAJ OAK 205 183 9.8% 19.5% 0.50 78% .308 .246
2015 30 MAJ TOR 173 162 5.2% 23.1% 0.23 75% .353 .210
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ OAK/TOR 378 345 7.7% 21.2% 0.36 77% .329 .229
2016 31 A+ STO 7 7 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .428
2016 31 MAJ OAK 517 471 7.9% 22.2% 0.36 76% .346 .159
2017 32 MAJ SEA 500 450 8% 24.4% 0.33 73% .312 .155
2018 33 MAJ BAL 240 215 8.3% 18.8% 0.44 79% .271 .168
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3-Year Averages     464 422 7.8% 22.6% 0.34 75% .328 .168
Career     3,180 2,923 6.8% 20.2% 0.33 78% .309 .159

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Danny Valencia Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2017 984 2 12 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2018 9 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2017 7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 311.7 -6 31 -4 0 0 -1 -1 0 0 0 0
RF 2017 51 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 113 -2 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Danny Valencia    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.44 BB/K
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8.3% BB Rate
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18.8% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.727 OPS
WEAK
.308 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.251 AVG
WEAK
.271 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.419 SLG
WEAK
.168 ISO
AVERAGE

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

Valencia is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Valencia went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in the first half of Monday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

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Valencia is not in Friday's lineup against the Twins, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Valencia is not in the lineup against Philadelphia on Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Valencia is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.

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Valencia is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels.

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Valencia was 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Seattle.

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Valencia is not in the lineup Monday against the Mariners, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Valencia is out of the lineup versus the Nationals on Thursday, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Valencia is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

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Valencia (illness) is back in the lineup Monday against the Red Sox.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

With Oakland in 2016, Valencia fell off the fiery pace he had in an abbreviated 2015 season, with significant drops in homer rate, hard contact and RBI. He sustained many peripherals hinting at the once intriguing upside he had earlier this decade and has shown power, compared to his light-hitting past. Unfortunately, his batting average and on-base percentage since 2014 look fluky because he's had walk rates of just 7.7 and 7.9 percent in the last two years. Last year's .348 BABIP was a career high -- suspect because of the drop-off in hard contact, despite his boost in line drives. Perhaps going to the opposite field more often has sustained his ability to keep those high clips. Valencia, still only has moderate power, he swung and missed a career-high 12.0 percent of the time last year, and still struggles to reach the acceptable 80.0 percent threshold for contact rate. He will start at first base for Seattle this season with Daniel Vogelbach optioned to the minors.

2016

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 thrived in his time with the A's with full-time at-bats. In his 47 games in an Oakland uniform, Valencia hit 11 homers and posted a .886 OPS over 183 at-bats. Valencia regularly hits the ball with authority, shown by his strong 34.7% hard-hit rate in 2015. The most encouraging sign from Valencia's 2015 is that he actually had a higher OPS against righties (.881) than lefties (.834), perhaps paving the way for full-time at-bats in 2016. The A's are considering slotting Valencia in at third base as they did late in the season and if he is given that opportunity, he presents a nice sneaky pick in drafts for a team looking for some cheap power.

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.