Biographical

Portrait of Raul Valdes

Raul Valdes PBlue Jays

Blue Jays Player Cards | Blue Jays Team Audit | Blue Jays Depth Chart

Regular Season Totals
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
Subscribe today for access to projection data!
Birth Date11-27-1977
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
Age37 years, 0 months, 20 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.62010
0.42011
0.72012
0.12013
-0.32014
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2010 NYN 32 38 1 58.7 5.3 53.3 3 3 1 3 0 0 262 59 33 32 7 101 27 26 4 56 4.91 4.33 4.88 4.9 0.6
2011 NYA 33 6 0 6.7 0.0 6.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 8 2 2 1 12 2 2 0 8 2.70 3.51 2.25 1.7 0.2
2011 SLN 33 7 0 5.3 0.0 5.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 27 6 2 2 0 8 4 2 1 7 3.38 3.18 1.50 2.2 0.2
2012 PHI 34 27 1 31.0 2.0 29.0 3 2 0 1 0 0 113 18 10 10 3 28 5 4 0 35 2.90 2.62 3.03 6.3 0.7
2013 PHI 35 17 1 35.0 3.7 31.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 152 42 29 29 7 77 8 8 2 37 7.46 4.36 4.84 0.5 0.1
2014 HOU 36 8 0 3.7 0.0 3.7 0 0 1 1 0 0 19 5 5 5 2 13 3 3 0 4 12.27 10.52 11.84 -2.9 -0.3
Career1033140.311.0129.3772500601138818020239494571475.134.044.4212.61.4

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2001 Hab cub 24 23 161.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 Hab cub 25 25 163.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WTN AA 5 5 23.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.174 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 IOW AAA 25 17 98.7 4.97 82 .295 .276 .352 .443 .274 .341 72 16.1 1.5 17.5 1.8
2006 IOW AAA 7 7 32.1 5.69 79 .317 .263 .332 .400 .259 .355 103 1.8 0.2 1.6 0.1
2007 SLU A+ 3 1 7.3 5.82 85 .287 .241 .320 .330 .240 .308 107 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2007 BIN AA 20 0 29.3 4.47 104 .294 .259 .331 .392 .258 .360 100 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.4
2007 GIG Wnt 2 2 8.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 azu Wnt 6 2 11.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 NYN MLB 38 1 58.7 4.88 76 .311 .254 .318 .395 .264 .310 90 0.1 0.0 4.9 0.6
2010 BUF AAA 9 7 36.0 3.77 123 .223 .256 .326 .399 .251 .313 103 7.4 0.7 7.4 0.7
2010 azu Wnt 5 4 22.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 NYA MLB 6 0 6.7 2.25 151 .302 .255 .315 .420 .262 .412 104 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2011 SLN MLB 7 0 5.3 1.50 162 .286 .268 .327 .413 .268 .400 94 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2011 TRN AA 2 0 1.7 2.31 142 .077 .262 .352 .420 .290 .000 85 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2011 MEM AAA 27 7 59.0 4.99 103 .249 .275 .348 .428 .263 .325 96 12.8 1.2 12.9 1.2
2011 SWB AAA 3 0 3.0 2.45 129 .304 .250 .322 .373 .248 .455 78 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2011 TDE Wnt 11 9 52.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 PHI MLB 27 1 31.0 3.03 128 .173 .247 .311 .395 .256 .214 97 6.3 0.7 6.3 0.7
2012 LEH AAA 16 0 30.0 3.28 122 .197 .253 .324 .380 .251 .338 95 6.8 0.7 6.8 0.7
2012 TOR Wnt 8 8 32.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .242 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PHI MLB 17 1 35.0 4.84 86 .303 .245 .309 .382 .256 .357 105 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.1
2013 LEH AAA 14 14 78.7 3.77 118 .222 .252 .323 .382 .252 .272 101 14.4 1.5 15.0 1.5
2014 HOU MLB 8 0 3.7 11.84 -89 .459 .237 .310 .347 .258 .300 99 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2014 BUF AAA 23 12 81.0 4.02 112 .256 .269 .335 .406 .257 .316 97 13.4 1.3 13.4 1.3
2014 OKL AAA 8 0 10.3 3.69 125 .234 .269 .333 .424 .268 .286 95 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2001 Hab cub 13 8 1 24 23 161.3 166 46 159 10 0% .329 9.3 2.6 0.6 8.9 1.31 3.12 0.0 0.0
2002 Hab cub 5 11 0 25 25 163.0 172 60 119 12 0% .314 9.5 3.3 0.7 6.6 1.42 4.36 0.0 0.0
2005 IOW AAA 6 7 1 25 17 98.7 135 39 73 7 46% .341 12.3 3.6 0.6 6.7 1.76 5.93 17.5 1.8
2005 WTN AA 2 0 0 5 5 23.0 28 3 18 1 0% -1.174 11.0 1.2 0.4 7.0 1.35 5.09 0.0 0.0
2006 IOW AAA 1 3 0 7 7 32.1 44 11 20 5 45% .355 12.3 3.1 1.4 5.6 1.71 7.57 1.6 0.1
2007 SLU A+ 0 1 0 3 1 7.3 8 6 5 0 46% .308 9.9 7.4 0.0 6.2 1.92 6.16 0.2 0.0
2007 BIN AA 0 1 1 20 0 29.3 35 9 28 3 36% .360 10.8 2.8 0.9 8.6 1.50 3.69 3.4 0.4
2007 GIG Wnt 0 1 0 2 2 8.3 9 3 4 1 0% .276 9.8 3.3 1.1 4.3 1.45 5.42 0.0 0.0
2009 azu Wnt 0 0 0 6 2 11.0 11 2 8 0 0% .314 9.0 1.6 0.0 6.5 1.18 3.27 0.0 0.0
2010 BUF AAA 2 1 0 9 7 36.0 34 9 36 3 31% .313 8.5 2.2 0.8 9.0 1.19 3.00 7.4 0.7
2010 azu Wnt 2 1 0 5 4 22.3 23 6 25 4 0% .306 9.3 2.4 1.6 10.1 1.30 3.63 0.0 0.0
2010 NYN MLB 3 3 1 38 1 58.7 59 27 56 7 34% .310 9.1 4.1 1.1 8.6 1.47 4.91 4.9 0.6
2011 SWB AAA 1 0 0 3 0 3.0 5 0 2 0 55% .455 15.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 1.67 0.00 0.7 0.1
2011 TDE Wnt 4 4 0 11 9 52.0 54 9 52 7 0% .313 9.3 1.6 1.2 9.0 1.21 5.19 0.0 0.0
2011 NYA MLB 0 0 0 6 0 6.7 8 2 8 1 28% .412 10.8 2.7 1.4 10.8 1.50 2.70 1.7 0.2
2011 SLN MLB 0 1 0 7 0 5.3 6 4 7 0 47% .400 10.1 6.8 0.0 11.8 1.88 3.38 2.2 0.2
2011 MEM AAA 6 2 0 27 7 59.0 61 11 62 8 35% .325 9.3 1.7 1.2 9.5 1.22 4.73 12.9 1.2
2011 TRN AA 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 0 0 2 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.8 0.00 0.00 0.4 0.0
2012 LEH AAA 1 2 3 16 0 30.0 26 2 41 3 35% .338 7.8 0.6 0.9 12.3 0.93 2.70 6.8 0.7
2012 PHI MLB 3 2 0 27 1 31.0 18 5 35 3 25% .214 5.2 1.5 0.9 10.2 0.74 2.90 6.3 0.7
2012 TOR Wnt 1 2 0 8 8 32.0 25 10 26 2 0% .242 7.0 2.8 0.6 7.3 1.09 3.09 0.0 0.0
2013 LEH AAA 4 5 0 14 14 78.7 67 22 66 5 35% .272 7.7 2.5 0.6 7.6 1.13 2.86 15.0 1.5
2013 PHI MLB 1 1 0 17 1 35.0 42 8 37 7 31% .357 10.8 2.1 1.8 9.5 1.43 7.46 0.5 0.1
2014 HOU MLB 0 0 1 8 0 3.7 5 3 4 2 8% .300 12.3 7.4 4.9 9.8 2.18 12.27 -2.9 -0.3
2014 BUF AAA 5 5 0 23 12 81.0 84 24 78 9 33% .316 9.3 2.7 1.0 8.7 1.33 4.00 13.4 1.3
2014 OKL AAA 1 0 0 8 0 10.3 9 0 13 1 38% .286 7.8 0.0 0.9 11.3 0.87 3.48 2.1 0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 1059 0.5099 0.4013 0.7529 0.5537 0.2428 0.8127 0.6111 0.2447
2011 235 0.4809 0.4085 0.7188 0.5310 0.2951 0.8000 0.5833 0.2813
2012 468 0.5235 0.4295 0.7512 0.5959 0.2466 0.8356 0.5273 0.2488
2013 588 0.5238 0.4558 0.7761 0.6039 0.2929 0.8710 0.5610 0.2201
2014 77 0.5584 0.4286 0.6970 0.6047 0.2059 0.7308 0.5714 0.3030
Career24270.51460.42150.75310.57340.25960.82740.57890.2449

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-02-02 2014-02-02 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery 2014-02-14 -
2012-08-31 2012-10-04 15-DL 34 31 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2012-09-10 -
2012-07-09 2012-08-06 15-DL 28 21 Right Hip Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 HOU $
2013 PHI $505,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$505,000
3 yrTotal$505,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 85 d1 year/$0.5043M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5043M (2014). Re-signed by Houston 3/6/14. DFA by Houston 3/27/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/2/14. Contract selected by Houston 4/17/14. DFA by Houston 5/4/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 5/6/14. Acquired by Toronto in trade from Houston 5/19/14. Refused assignment by Toronto 10/4/14.
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/13. Claimed by Houston off waivers from Philadelphia 10/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Philadelphia 11/10/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 5/11/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/22/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by St. Louis 6/23/11. Claimed off waivers by NY Yankees 8/16/11 after being DFA by St. Louis 8/12/11. Elected free agency 10/11/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by NY Mets 4/11/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by Mets 11/4/10.
  • Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2007 (minor-league contract).
  • 2006: Independent League
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent from Cuba (via Dominican Republic).

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .253 .314 .425 .264
11 vs R (Multi) .281 .340 .558 .320
18 Split (Multi) -.028 -.026 -.133 -.056
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.024 -.027 -.064 -.028
30 vs L (2014) .429 .556 .714 .460
31 vs R (2014) .222 .300 .889 .458
38 Split (2014) .206 .256 -.175 .003
39 LgAvg (2014) -.020 -.022 -.062 -.025

BP Annual Player Comments

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

BP Articles

Raul Valdes is referenced in the following articles.

BP Premium requires BP Premium access to view, BP Fantasy requires BP Premium or BP Fantasy access to view

  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser to Me: Week FiveMauricio Rubio2014-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Darling Starling Stands By PittsburghR.J. Anderson2014-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Crain So Good Coulda Swore You Went to CollegeMike Gianella2014-01-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Crain So Good Coulda Swore You Went to CollegeR.J. Anderson2014-01-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Quiet ClaimsR.J. Anderson2013-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 20, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 18th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-18
Painting the Black: Pitching BackwardR.J. Anderson2011-04-26
Transaction Analysis: NL East KetchupChristina Kahrl2010-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Braves, Marlins, MetsChristina Kahrl2010-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Not Least the NL EastChristina Kahrl2010-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?Christina Kahrl2010-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: No Longer the Maine ManEric Seidman2010-06-22
On the Beat: Resurrection Act ReduxJohn Perrotto2010-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Meet the MetsJay Jaffe2010-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Bad Ollie or Worse Ollie?Eric Seidman2010-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: SenioritisChristina Kahrl2010-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Captive, O Captive!Christina Kahrl2010-04-13
Game Story: Nats at MetsChristina Kahrl2010-04-11


BP Chats

No BP chats have mentioned this guy.

BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Raul Valdes has thrown 2,421 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph) and Slider (78mph). He also rarely throws a Change (76mph).