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John Valentin SSRed Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 4511 .279 .360 .454 .277 26.5
Birth Date2-18-1967
Height6' 0"
Weight170 lbs
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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
1992 BOS 25 58 212 185 21 51 13 0 5 79 20 17 2 1 4 25 1 0 .276 .351 .427 .285 13.2 -1.9 1.2
1993 BOS 26 144 539 468 50 130 40 3 11 209 49 77 2 4 16 66 3 4 .278 .346 .447 .270 23.2 7.8 3.1
1994 BOS 27 84 355 301 53 95 26 2 9 152 42 38 3 4 5 49 3 1 .316 .400 .505 .305 35.3 2.1 3.6
1995 BOS 28 135 621 520 108 155 37 2 27 277 81 67 10 6 4 102 20 5 .298 .399 .533 .310 58.3 -5.8 5.1
1996 BOS 29 131 606 527 84 156 29 3 13 230 63 59 7 7 2 59 9 10 .296 .374 .436 .275 34.1 3.4 3.6
1997 BOS 30 143 644 575 95 176 47 5 18 287 58 66 5 5 1 77 7 4 .306 .372 .499 .289 38.0 2.9 4.0
1998 BOS 31 153 681 588 113 145 44 1 23 260 77 82 9 5 2 73 4 5 .247 .340 .442 .268 27.2 8.6 3.5
1999 BOS 32 113 503 450 58 114 27 1 12 179 40 68 4 8 1 70 0 1 .253 .315 .398 .246 3.4 11.1 1.4
2000 BOS 33 10 38 35 6 9 1 0 2 16 2 5 0 0 1 2 0 1 .257 .297 .457 .247 0.2 -0.8 -0.0
2001 BOS 34 20 70 60 8 12 2 0 1 17 9 8 1 0 0 5 0 0 .200 .314 .283 .209 -1.5 0.9 -0.1
2002 NYN 35 114 242 208 18 50 15 0 3 74 22 37 10 2 0 30 0 0 .240 .339 .356 .256 8.5 1.4 1.0
Career11054511391761410932811712417804635245342365584731.279.360.454.277239.929.826.5

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
1988 ELM A- 60 250 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .246 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 LYN A+ 75 311 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .261 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 WHV A+ 55 234 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 NBR AA 94 351 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 NBR AA 23 91 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .235 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 PAW AAA 100 399 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .275 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 BOS MLB 58 212 .285 .254 .323 .376 .260 .280 103 5 5.5 2.5 -1.9 0.3 13.2 1.2 13.2 1.2
1992 PAW AAA 97 388 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 BOS MLB 144 539 .270 .266 .333 .408 .263 .310 103 5.8 15.5 7.1 7.8 -1.2 23.2 3.1 23.2 3.1
1993 PAW AAA 2 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BOS MLB 84 355 .305 .273 .343 .436 .266 .333 103 18 10.8 4.8 2.1 -0.6 35.3 3.6 35.3 3.6
1994 PAW AAA 5 22 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .385 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 BOS MLB 135 621 .310 .272 .347 .432 .271 .296 103 34.3 18.6 8.6 -5.8 -1.9 58.3 5.1 58.3 5.1
1996 BOS MLB 131 606 .275 .278 .348 .446 .270 .310 105 10.5 18.7 7.9 3.4 -4.1 34.1 3.6 34.1 3.6
1997 BOS MLB 143 644 .289 .271 .336 .430 .264 .319 101 20.3 17.8 0.7 2.9 -0.5 38.0 4.0 38.0 4.0
1998 BOS MLB 153 681 .268 .271 .334 .430 .265 .250 102 6.2 18.5 2.8 8.6 0.2 27.2 3.5 27.2 3.5
1999 BOS MLB 113 503 .246 .275 .345 .438 .264 .270 97 -8.1 14.1 2 11.1 -3.3 3.4 1.4 3.4 1.4
2000 BOS MLB 10 38 .247 .274 .344 .438 .264 .250 89 -0.6 1.1 0.2 -0.8 -0.3 0.2 -0.0 0.2 -0.0
2001 BOS MLB 20 70 .209 .261 .323 .408 .252 .216 98 -3.9 1.9 0.9 0.9 -0.3 -1.5 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2001 TRN AA 3 14 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PAW AAA 10 44 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .233 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NYN MLB 114 242 .256 .256 .322 .398 .253 .276 95 -1 6.2 0 1.4 1.2 8.5 1.0 8.5 1.0

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
1988 ELM A- 250 18 45 5 1 2 16 36 35 5 4 .217 .327 .280 .063 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 WHV A+ 234 27 58 13 1 3 18 13 29 4 4 .270 .312 .381 .112 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 LYN A+ 311 47 65 7 2 8 34 41 40 5 2 .246 .350 .379 .133 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 NBR AA 351 20 68 18 1 2 31 25 46 1 2 .218 .267 .301 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 PAW AAA 399 52 87 22 4 9 49 60 42 0 1 .264 .372 .438 .173 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 NBR AA 91 8 16 3 0 0 5 9 14 1 1 .198 .275 .235 .037 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 PAW AAA 388 47 86 18 1 9 29 48 50 1 2 .260 .354 .402 .142 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 BOS MLB 212 21 51 13 0 5 25 20 17 1 0 .276 .351 .427 .151 .285 13.2 -1.9 1.2
1993 PAW AAA 9 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .667 .333 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 BOS MLB 539 50 130 40 3 11 66 49 77 3 4 .278 .346 .447 .169 .270 23.2 7.8 3.1
1994 PAW AAA 22 2 6 0 0 1 2 3 4 0 0 .333 .429 .500 .167 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BOS MLB 355 53 95 26 2 9 49 42 38 3 1 .316 .400 .505 .189 .305 35.3 2.1 3.6
1995 BOS MLB 621 108 155 37 2 27 102 81 67 20 5 .298 .399 .533 .235 .310 58.3 -5.8 5.1
1996 BOS MLB 606 84 156 29 3 13 59 63 59 9 10 .296 .374 .436 .140 .275 34.1 3.4 3.6
1997 BOS MLB 644 95 176 47 5 18 77 58 66 7 4 .306 .372 .499 .193 .289 38.0 2.9 4.0
1998 BOS MLB 681 113 145 44 1 23 73 77 82 4 5 .247 .340 .442 .196 .268 27.2 8.6 3.5
1999 BOS MLB 503 58 114 27 1 12 70 40 68 0 1 .253 .315 .398 .144 .246 3.4 11.1 1.4
2000 BOS MLB 38 6 9 1 0 2 2 2 5 0 1 .257 .297 .457 .200 .247 0.2 -0.8 -0.0
2001 PAW AAA 44 7 9 1 0 2 4 8 4 0 0 .250 .386 .444 .194 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BOS MLB 70 8 12 2 0 1 5 9 8 0 0 .200 .314 .283 .083 .209 -1.5 0.9 -0.1
2001 TRN AA 14 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .154 .214 .231 .077 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NYN MLB 242 18 50 15 0 3 30 22 37 0 0 .240 .339 .356 .115 .256 8.5 1.4 1.0

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2002-05-15 2002-05-31 15-DL 16 14 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2001-06-07 2001-10-07 60-DL 122 104 Right Foot Inflammation Plantar Fascia -
2001-03-21 2001-05-09 15-DL 49 32 Right Knee Recovery From Surgery Patellar Tendon Rupture -
2000-05-29 2000-10-02 60-DL 126 116 Left Knee Surgery Ruptured Patellar Tendon 2000-06-02 -
2000-04-06 2000-05-19 15-DL 43 35 Left Knee Inflammation Patellar Tendon - -
1999-06-26 1999-07-11 15-DL 15 14 - Head Concussion HBP - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 NYN $550,000
2001 BOS $6,350,000
2000 BOS $6,350,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$13,250,000
3 yrTotal$13,250,000

 

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: An Almost Defense of Kevin TowersGeoff Young2012-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 12-15, 2002Christina Kahrl2011-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Let the Games BeginCorey Dawkins2011-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Let the Games BeginMarc Normandin2011-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Playing the Arbitration SpreadJeff Euston2011-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Nomar GarciaparraMarc Normandin2010-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Nomar and the TrinityJay Jaffe2010-03-12
Prospectus Q&A: Chaz ScogginsDavid Laurila2010-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Unbearable Lightness of Being the Red SoxJoe Sheehan2009-12-03
Playoff Diary: ALCS Game Three: Rays versus Red SoxDavid Laurila2008-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Dodgers and NationalsRany Jazayerli2008-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFRDan Fox2008-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2007-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWatching the Detectives: Judging the Field of Field JudgesMike Carminati2007-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Carlos GomezJay Jaffe2004-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 22-25, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-26
Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland AthleticsBaseball Prospectus2004-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe A-Rod/Jeter Defense Dilemma: Shortstops' Moves to Third BaseJames Click2004-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
Transaction Analysis: January 24-February 9, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-02-13
Transaction Analysis: July 15-21, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis: May 30-June 1Christina Kahrl2002-06-03
Transaction Analysis: April 21-22, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-22
Transaction Analysis: April 7-8, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-10
Prospectus Feature: National League PredictionsBaseball Prospectus2002-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-27
1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1999-11-20
1998 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1998-10-29
1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1997-11-10


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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-03-30 18:30:00 (link to chat)Who was your first favorite ballplayer?
(Mike K from Athens, GA)
As noted earlier, my favorite player growing up was Jim Rice, and he was pretty much from the beginning of my fandom. Other favorites along the way (in the non-Indians category) have been John Valentin, Pedro Martinez, and a few inexplicable choices like Gary Allenson and Joe Hesketh. My least favorite player for decades was Joe Rudi, until I made a shocking discovery (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=2548). (Keith Woolner)


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