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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
1 .245 0 0 0 0 .256 0.0
Birth Date12-23-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age26 years, 10 months, 0 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
0.72012
-0.32013
0.02014
+proj
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 NYN 24 94 206 191 28 46 9 1 8 81 10 44 2 0 3 26 10 3 .241 .286 .424 .266 7.2 -0.4 0.7
2013 NYN 25 66 144 133 16 25 3 1 4 42 8 28 3 0 0 16 4 3 .188 .250 .316 .224 -1.8 -1.0 -0.3
2014 MIA 26 52 113 98 8 21 2 1 3 34 9 16 0 0 6 10 1 0 .214 .280 .347 .234 0.4 -0.2 0.0
Career212463422529214315157278850952156.218.273.372.2455.8-1.60.4

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2007 dme Rk 43 168 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 MTS Rk 34 145 .299 .260 .341 .376 .256 .287 102 5.8 4.1 -0.1 -1.3 1.9 10.9 0.9 10.9 0.9
2009 SAV A 39 164 .323 .255 .322 .369 .268 .393 91 10.8 4.7 0.4 1.2 5.2 21.7 2.4 21.7 2.4
2009 BRO A- 18 76 .277 .247 .324 .356 .259 .340 93 1.5 2.3 0.1 2.3 0.4 5.6 0.8 5.6 0.8
2009 MTS Rk 6 24 .164 .242 .316 .352 .245 .200 100 -2.6 0.7 -0.1 -0.0 0.1 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
2010 SLU A+ 65 288 .272 .259 .323 .367 .262 .324 95 3.3 7.6 0.7 0.0 0.5 14.2 1.4 14.2 1.4
2010 BIN AA 28 117 .182 .257 .325 .397 .253 .286 112 -9.9 3.4 -0.2 -2.0 0.6 -6.2 -0.8 -6.2 -0.8
2011 BIN AA 107 441 .296 .258 .326 .394 .270 .325 92 17.3 13.0 4.1 -4.0 1.2 33.8 3.0 33.8 3.0
2011 BUF AAA 27 113 .249 .259 .327 .391 .251 .346 94 -1.4 3.5 1.2 -0.6 -1.6 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2011 LIC Wnt 34 116 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NYN MLB 94 206 .266 .249 .314 .397 .257 .273 95 1.2 5.6 -0.7 -0.4 0.3 7.2 0.7 7.2 0.7
2012 BUF AAA 39 163 .249 .257 .330 .393 .256 .304 101 -2 4.8 0.1 -1.0 1.0 5.2 0.4 5.2 0.4
2012 LIC Wnt 31 114 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 NYN MLB 66 144 .224 .251 .309 .391 .252 .208 98 -5 3.8 -0.2 -1.0 0.7 -1.8 -0.3 -1.8 -0.3
2013 LVG AAA 16 67 .399 .287 .347 .430 .270 .500 113 10.1 1.9 -0.2 1.0 0.9 12.4 1.4 12.4 1.4
2014 MIA MLB 52 113 .234 .240 .300 .366 .251 .228 97 -2.8 2.9 -0.2 -0.2 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2014 NWO AAA 61 265 .302 .273 .335 .439 .268 .278 94 12.5 7.9 -0.9 -0.8 -1.1 18.8 1.8 18.8 1.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 dme Rk 168 23 34 4 3 1 16 24 26 8 4 .245 .371 .338 .094 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 MTS Rk 145 23 38 6 3 3 22 7 10 9 2 .284 .322 .440 .157 .299 10.9 -1.3 0.9
2009 BRO A- 76 10 19 3 1 1 5 5 16 4 3 .279 .329 .397 .118 .277 5.6 2.3 0.8
2009 MTS Rk 24 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 .174 .208 .174 .000 .164 -2.7 -0.0 -0.3
2009 SAV A 164 30 49 9 3 3 18 11 32 7 2 .322 .368 .480 .158 .323 21.7 1.2 2.4
2010 BIN AA 117 8 26 8 0 0 8 2 23 4 2 .232 .241 .304 .071 .182 -6.2 -2.0 -0.8
2010 SLU A+ 288 40 78 16 3 6 33 8 45 13 10 .289 .321 .437 .148 .272 14.2 0.0 1.4
2011 BUF AAA 113 7 30 8 0 2 9 4 25 4 4 .280 .304 .411 .131 .249 1.4 -0.6 0.1
2011 BIN AA 441 62 120 24 3 15 51 21 68 33 14 .297 .341 .483 .186 .296 33.8 -4.0 3.0
2011 LIC Wnt 116 11 27 3 3 0 15 7 17 10 3 .252 .304 .336 .084 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NYN MLB 206 28 46 9 1 8 26 10 44 10 3 .241 .286 .424 .183 .266 7.2 -0.4 0.7
2012 LIC Wnt 114 16 26 2 0 3 7 18 15 2 2 .280 .402 .398 .118 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 BUF AAA 163 22 43 2 1 5 23 10 22 10 8 .285 .331 .411 .126 .249 5.2 -1.0 0.4
2013 LVG AAA 67 14 27 4 2 3 24 8 7 2 3 .466 .537 .759 .293 .399 12.4 1.0 1.4
2013 NYN MLB 144 16 25 3 1 4 16 8 28 4 3 .188 .250 .316 .128 .224 -1.8 -1.0 -0.3
2014 NWO AAA 265 39 60 9 2 8 29 36 29 15 10 .270 .374 .437 .167 .302 18.8 -0.8 1.8
2014 MIA MLB 113 8 21 2 1 3 10 9 16 1 0 .214 .280 .347 .133 .234 0.4 -0.2 0.0

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
2012 792 0.4811 0.4609 0.7699 0.5774 0.3528 0.8455 0.6552 0.2192
2013 577 0.4957 0.4315 0.8313 0.5420 0.3230 0.8903 0.7340 0.1647
2014 437 0.4943 0.4027 0.8580 0.5602 0.2489 0.9256 0.7091 0.1420
Career18060.4890.43740.81080.56190.31810.87920.69340.1831

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-13 2014-06-20 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed -
2010-11-09 2010-12-01 Minors 22 0 Forearm Strain -
2010-04-23 2010-05-29 Minors 36 0 Fingers Fracture -
2009-06-03 2009-08-19 Minors 77 0 Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIA $
2013 NYN $496,645
2012 NYN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$496,645
1 yrTotal$496,645

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 69 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Miami as a free agent 12/20/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Miami 7/19/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Miami 10/10/14.
  • 1 year/$496,645 (2013). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13. Placed on restricted list 8/5/13 (PED violation stemming from Biogenesis case). Non-tendered by NY Mets 12/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by NY Mets 11/19/10.
  • Signed by NY Mets as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 516 73 139 24 4 16 61 31 89 27 15 .293 .340 .464 .300 33.4 2B 0, CF 0 3.3
80o 493 67 126 21 3 15 55 28 87 25 13 .278 .323 .440 .285 25.2 2B 0, CF 0 2.4
70o 477 63 118 20 3 14 52 26 85 23 13 .268 .312 .422 .275 19.7 2B 0, CF 0 1.8
60o 463 60 111 19 3 13 49 24 84 22 12 .259 .301 .408 .266 15.2 2B 0, CF 0 1.3
50o 450 57 104 18 3 12 46 23 83 21 11 .250 .292 .394 .258 11.3 2B 0, CF 0 0.9
40o 437 54 99 17 3 12 44 22 82 19 10 .241 .283 .381 .250 7.5 2B 0, CF 0 0.5
30o 423 51 92 16 2 11 41 20 80 18 10 .232 .273 .366 .241 3.7 2B 0, CF 0 0.1
20o 407 47 84 14 2 10 38 19 79 17 9 .222 .261 .349 .230 -0.4 2B 0, CF 0 -0.3
10o 384 43 75 13 2 9 34 16 76 15 8 .207 .245 .326 .216 -5.6 2B 0, CF 0 -0.9
Weighted Mean45658107183134724842111.254.297.401.26213.12B 0, CF 01.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
7% 48% 7% 21% 78%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2015272502858101729125011.249.292.395.2521.010.5-0.61.214.9-5.0-1.6
2016286096813824417692911725.245.286.393.2480.69.1-1.62.814.9-7.0-3.9
2017296297214324418723412226.246.293.393.2500.69.8-2.12.714.9-5.7-4.0
2018306046613623316663111723.242.287.377.2440.25.5-2.32.414.9-9.5-3.9
2019316176913723317683312023.241.288.381.2450.25.8-2.62.314.9-8.8-4.0
2020326297014123317693312722.243.290.381.2460.25.7-3.02.114.9-8.4-4.0
2021336166813622317673312220.236.284.371.240-0.22.2-3.01.914.9-11.7-4.0
2022346356913722316673713019.235.285.364.239-0.40.4-3.71.814.9-12.7-4.1
2023356046512820214623312316.232.280.355.234-0.7-2.9-3.91.514.9-15.5-3.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
15.111.66.313.29.55.155.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 75)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 88 Chris Nelson 2012 .264
2 85 Danny Richar 2009 .215
3 84 Jason Donald 2011 .284
4 81 Eric Patterson 2009 .293
5 80 Trevor Plouffe 2012 .261
6 80 Danny Valencia 2011 .243
7 79 Tony Abreu 2011 .000 DNP
8 79 Ryan Adams 2013 .000 DNP
9 79 Nate Schierholtz 2010 .255
10 79 Scott Sizemore 2011 .280
11 79 Kendrys Morales 2009 .303
12 79 Ryan Flaherty 2013 .247
13 78 Jason Kipnis 2013 .309
14 78 Alex Presley 2012 .246
15 77 Luis Valbuena 2012 .237
16 77 Brennan Boesch 2011 .278
17 77 Matt Downs 2010 .254
18 77 Cody Ross 2007 .339
19 76 Darwin Barney 2012 .239
20 76 Brendan Harris 2007 .260
21 76 Andy Marte 2010 .249
22 76 Tony Thomas 2013 .000 DNP
23 76 Logan Forsythe 2013 .234
24 76 Cord Phelps 2013 -.017
25 76 Alejandro De Aza 2010 .239
26 76 Scott Savastano 2012 .000 DNP
27 76 Matt Lawson 2012 .000 DNP
28 76 Drew Sutton 2009 .226
29 75 Michael Morse 2008 .259
30 75 Brent Morel 2013 .202
31 75 Matt Long 2013 .000 DNP
32 75 Jason Bourgeois 2008 .307
33 75 Xavier Paul 2011 .245
34 75 Clete Thomas 2010 .000 DNP
35 75 Andy Dirks 2012 .297
36 75 Jayson Nix 2009 .248
37 75 Charlie Blackmon 2013 .273
38 75 Chris Johnson 2011 .246
39 75 Howie Kendrick 2010 .260
40 75 Luke Hughes 2011 .228
41 75 Lorenzo Cain 2012 .265
42 74 Chris Heisey 2011 .293
43 74 Jason Van Kooten 2011 .000 DNP
44 74 David Adams 2013 .197
45 74 Aaron Cunningham 2012 .204
46 74 Tony Cruz 2013 .178
47 74 Zack Cozart 2012 .248
48 74 Neil Walker 2012 .283
49 74 Hernan Iribarren 2010 .000 DNP
50 74 Brian Dozier 2013 .263
51 73 Peeter Ramos 2008 .000 DNP
52 73 Felix Pie 2011 .204
53 73 Travis Metcalf 2009 .000 DNP
54 73 Kevin Russo 2011 .000 DNP
55 73 James Cesario 2012 .000 DNP
56 73 Wladimir Balentien 2011 .000 DNP
57 73 Donnie Murphy 2009 .000 DNP
58 73 Bryan Petersen 2012 .203
59 73 Nick Hundley 2010 .284
60 73 Jordy Mercer 2013 .274
61 73 Travis Ishikawa 2010 .255
62 73 Chris Getz 2010 .211
63 73 Chase d'Arnaud 2013 .000 DNP
64 73 Brandon Guyer 2012 .329
65 73 Dave Sappelt 2013 .199
66 73 David Murphy 2008 .262
67 73 John Bowker 2010 .251
68 73 Ruben Gotay 2009 .000 DNP
69 73 Angel Chavez 2008 .000 DNP
70 73 Josh Bell 2013 .000 DNP
71 73 Diory Hernandez 2010 .196
72 73 Matt Tolbert 2008 .247
73 73 Rusty Ryal 2009 .311
74 73 Josh Satin 2011 .173
75 73 Steve Tolleson 2010 .291
76 73 Jon Jay 2011 .275
77 73 Chris Denorfia 2007 .000 DNP
78 73 James D'Antona 2008 .186
79 72 Jed Lowrie 2010 .303
80 72 Delwyn Young 2008 .239
81 72 David Lough 2012 .210
82 72 Mike Hollimon 2008 .313
83 72 Ben Francisco 2008 .270
84 72 Adam Rosales 2009 .230
85 72 Todd Frazier 2012 .291
86 72 Andy Gonzalez 2008 .253
87 72 Russell Mitchell 2011 .179
88 72 Chris Swauger 2013 .000 DNP
89 72 Jesus Guzman 2010 .000 DNP
90 72 Reid Brignac 2012 .092
91 72 Nick Evans 2012 .000 DNP
92 72 Collin Cowgill 2012 .238
93 72 Juan Gonzalez 2008 .000 DNP
94 72 Jason Repko 2007 .000 DNP
95 72 Tim Smith 2012 .000 DNP
96 72 Eric Thames 2013 .000 DNP
97 72 Ryan Roberts 2007 .086
98 72 Martin Maldonado 2013 .197
99 72 Brandon Snyder 2013 .200
100 72 Justin Turner 2011 .257

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .159 .194 .261 .160
11 vs R (Multi) .219 .277 .379 .253
18 Split (Multi) .060 .082 .118 .093
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .105 .150 .211 .126
31 vs R (2013) .202 .266 .333 .238
38 Split (2013) .096 .116 .123 .112
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Valdespin was slapped with the "out of control" label a while ago, and it shows up most critically in his batting numbers. Despite being heavily platooned by Collins, Valdespin exhibited no discipline at the plate. Weirdly, he actually swung at fewer pitches than the league average, but he did it backwards: He both swung out of the zone and took in the zone more often than his colleagues. Sometimes aggressiveness works out, though, as in his first big-league hit, a three-run pinch-hit homer off of Jonathan Papelbon, or in the other four pinch-hit dingers he managed on the season. He does play pretty much any position, for what that's worth.
2012 One of the more intriguing prospects in the system, Valdespin offers both power and speed from the middle of the diamond, but his game is best characterized as out of control. Along with the power comes a horrible approach, his 37 stolen bases in 2011 were offset by 18 caught stealing, and his defensive play still revolves more around his athleticism than fundamentals, leading to plenty of sloppy errors. He's a bit of a spectacular mess, but there is certainly potential here if he can just take a deep breath once in a while.
2011 Jordany Valdespin rose through three levels in 2009, and his forward progress continued last season with time spent at both High- and Double-A. Except for a spot of success in Single-A, Valdespin hasn't shown that he can do much except run fast. An experiment at short didn't go well, with 11 errors in 99 chances.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)There is speculation in the Detroit media that the Tigers won't take Peralta back, despite the obvious boost he gives them at shortstop, because of "image" concerns. I think that, if they don't play him and lose at any point, their image is tarnished forever. The Giants got to the WS because of a huge contribution from Melky. What do you think?
(Tigerdog from Orange county CA)
Well, they did trade for Iglalasis.

Tigerdog, hijacking your question to run this. It's official:


Major League Baseball issued the following discipline today for violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program in relation to the Biogenesis investigation. Players receiving 50-game suspensions without pay for their violations of the Program are:

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo;
San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera;
New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli;
Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz;
• Padres pitcher Fautino De Los Santos, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A San Antonio Missions of the Texas League;
Houston Astros pitcher Sergio Escalona, who is currently of the roster of the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League;
• Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the International League;
Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League;
• Free agent pitcher Jordan Norberto;
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta;
New York Mets outfielder Cesar Puello, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League; and
• Mets infielder/outfielder Jordany Valdespin, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.

Norberto’s suspension will be effective immediately once he signs with another Major League organization. All other suspensions are effective immediately. None of the players will appeal their discipline.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon and Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, all of whom already have served 50-game suspensions as a result of their violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program stemming from their connections to Biogenesis, will not receive additional discipline.
Major League Baseball’s investigation found no violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez or Baltimore Orioles infielder Danny Valencia.

STATEMENT FROM THE TIGERS:
The Detroit Tigers today issued the following statement regarding the suspension of Jhonny Peralta:

"We recognize the suspension of Jhonny Peralta for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program as a measure taken in the best interest of the game. The Detroit Tigers continue to fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game. Per the protocol outline by Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement, the Tigers' organization will provide no further comment on Peralta’s suspension."

STATEMENT FROM PERALTA:
“In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret. I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates, the Tigers’ organization, the great fans in Detroit, Major League Baseball, and my family. I take full responsibility for my actions, have no excuses for my lapse in judgment and I accept my suspension.
I love the fans, my teammates and this organization and my greatest punishment is knowing that I have let so many good people down. I promise to do everything possible to try and earn back the respect that I have lost.” (Maury Brown About Biogenesis and Business)
2013-04-25 12:30:00 (link to chat)It seems Jordany Valdespin plays well when given a chance, typically better than the other players they are throwing out there. Why does he get little love from the Mets?
(Garcia from Flowmont)
Well, he used to be an unpopular, or at least divisive, player in the clubhouse, apparently. But reportedly he's matured, and the guys ahead of him aren't entrenched. Byrd and Cowgill have to have pretty short leashes, so I expect that we'll start to see more Valdespin. Last night's game-winning grand slam didn't hurt his case. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think the Mets will give Jordany Valdespin more PT as the year progesses? There looks to be some potential there.
(Garcia from Uttica)
Hey Garcia

It's possible they might, though right now the Mets seem to be trying everyone in the outfield and seeing what sticks. I see Valdespin as more of a super utility player than a regular. With his power/speed combo that still could be good, but I wouldn't expect anything spectacular from Jordany. He looks more like a utility guy than a regular to me long term, though he could definitely be a deep league asset. (Mike Gianella)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Jordany Valdespin surprise people this year? 20/20 season best case?
(Fred from My room)
If you extrapolate his stats to 600 PAs last year, he gets 20-20, but yeah, I think even with the chance to improve, that's still a best case. He was never much of a power hitter in the minors. I think the second 20 will be easier than the first 20. (Zachary Levine)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Any of these hitters worth a flyer in an NL only standard 4x4 league? DJ LeMahieu, Adeiny Hechavarria, or Jordany Valdespin.
(Johnny T from The Hills)
All three are worth fliers, we're talking NL-only. Valdespin probably has the highest ceiling if he can get playing time because of the HR/SB combo. Hechavarria should play, but yawn on the stats. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on the mess in OF for the Mets? Does Jordany Valdespin have a real chance at close to 400 AB's? And, if so, what will his production look like? Thanks...
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
BP is only projecting 280-something ABs for Valdespin right now, and that's without accounting for this potential Michael Bourn craziness. We're also projecting a .241 TAv, which is simply not good enough for a corner OF spot. I see him strictly as a utility guy on a very poor ballclub. (Ian Miller)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you're the Mets, do you give a job to Jordany Valdespin next year? At what position? Does he have a first division ceiling?
(modofacid from philly)
I'm not sure. Depends on all available options. I wouldn't consider him a first-division talent, no. (Jason Parks)
2012-04-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Rumor has it Jordany Valdespin is being called up. Do you see him carving out a role in that offense or is it just a short-term move? Thanks..
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
Considering who the Royals have at shortstop, he probably isn't any kind of drop off. But Yuniesky Betancourt is the very definition of a low bar to jump over. (Matthew Kory)
2012-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)I noticed Brian Dozier and Jordany Valdespin did not make your list for impact prospects in the first question. I see opportunity potentially there for both. But, not sure on production. Thoughts???
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
Yeah, that list was far from comprehensive. Behind potentially shaky middle infields, I could see either coming up a grabbing full-time at-bats and being fairly successful. Neither are super prospects, but in AL or NL-only, either is a worthy stash. (Derek Carty)
2012-04-03 12:00:00 (link to chat)After he got a brief look in major league camp as a center fielder, are there plans to shift Jordany Valdespin into the outfield long-term or was that more of a one-time, contingency plan sort of situation?
(rob from Danbury, CT)
Rob, Jordany is athletic as anyone in the organization, so we thought it was the perfect time to see how he looked. He's already played some CF in winter ball, so it wasn't a completely new experiment. Most of his playing time will continue to come in the middle infield, but don't be surprised if we run him out there on occasion just to keep him fresh. Players with that type of versatility can be very valuable. (Paul DePodesta)
2012-04-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think it likely that Jordany Valdespin could stick in center field and be a good contributor there? Do his tools match up better there than in the middle infield?
(AMetsGuy from Edinburgh)
It's possible. He has more than enough athleticism to handle the position, and the arm gives him a valuable weapon. He's doesn't have a left-side of the infield glove, so the outfield makes a lot of sense, actually. I'm a fan. (Jason Parks)


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