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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
3 216 .238 .352 .315 .242 -0.6
Birth Date11-19-1974
Height6' 1"
Weight215 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
1997 CHA 22 54 137 115 11 28 7 0 1 38 17 39 3 2 0 13 1 0 .243 .350 .330 .244 -2.8 -2.9 -0.6
2000 OAK 25 5 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .005 -3.4 -0.0 -0.3
2001 OAK 26 32 67 54 7 15 1 0 1 19 12 18 1 0 0 8 0 0 .278 .418 .352 .279 3.2 0.0 0.3
Career9121618118438025729604202110.238.352.315.242-3.0-2.9-0.6

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
1995 HIC A 130 516 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .337 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SBN A 61 246 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .440 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BIR AA 50 208 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CHA MLB 54 137 .244 .272 .343 .431 .268 .351 97 -2.4 3.8 -2.5 -2.9 -1.1 -2.8 -0.6 -2.8 -0.6
1997 NAS AAA 0 334 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .337 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CLG AAA 0 520 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .393 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CHR AAA 0 490 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 OAK MLB 5 12 .005 .268 .339 .427 .255 .000 94 -3.6 0.3 -0.2 -0.0 0.0 -3.4 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
2000 VIS A+ 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SAC AAA 0 72 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .261 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SLC AAA 0 377 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .387 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 OAK MLB 32 67 .279 .263 .329 .431 .260 .400 97 1.4 1.8 -0.9 0.0 1.0 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2001 MOD A+ 6 22 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MOD A+ 2 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SAC AAA 85 365 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 POR AAA 90 266 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MAZ Wnt 16 54 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .371 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 OBR Wnt 23 50 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .258 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CUL Wnt 32 100 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1995 HIC A 516 65 120 30 5 11 56 67 107 9 7 .272 .374 .438 .166 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BIR AA 208 22 46 10 2 3 28 32 34 0 0 .274 .405 .411 .137 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SBN A 246 46 76 19 0 10 43 36 42 2 4 .376 .484 .619 .243 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 NAS AAA 334 44 79 20 1 15 61 43 77 1 1 .280 .392 .518 .238 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CHA MLB 137 11 28 7 0 1 13 17 39 1 0 .243 .350 .330 .087 .244 -2.8 -2.9 -0.6
1998 CLG AAA 520 86 148 32 0 20 81 60 102 1 2 .330 .423 .536 .205 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CHR AAA 490 78 110 17 2 26 76 76 91 1 0 .274 .404 .520 .246 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SLC AAA 377 76 116 24 1 18 85 57 46 1 1 .366 .467 .618 .252 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 VIS A+ 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .667 .500 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 OAK MLB 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .005 -3.4 -0.0 -0.3
2000 SAC AAA 72 11 14 3 0 2 11 9 13 0 0 .230 .347 .377 .148 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MOD A+ 22 3 8 1 0 2 5 2 1 0 1 .421 .500 .789 .368 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 OAK MLB 67 7 15 1 0 1 8 12 18 0 0 .278 .418 .352 .074 .279 3.2 0.0 0.3
2002 MOD A+ 9 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .250 .333 .375 .125 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SAC AAA 365 43 79 18 2 3 25 58 56 1 0 .260 .380 .362 .102 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 POR AAA 266 23 61 16 0 5 24 34 42 0 0 .270 .369 .407 .137 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MAZ Wnt 54 3 13 2 1 0 8 6 13 0 0 .277 .352 .362 .085 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 OBR Wnt 50 2 8 1 0 0 2 3 16 0 0 .170 .220 .191 .021 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CUL Wnt 100 8 21 2 0 5 15 6 29 0 0 .223 .270 .404 .181 .000 0.0 0.0 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2002-03-31 2002-05-06 15-DL 36 31 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2001-06-23 2001-10-16 15-DL 115 90 Right Hand Fracture - -
2001-05-14 2001-06-08 15-DL 25 21 Left Knee Contusion - -
2000-09-06 2000-10-08 60-DL 32 24 - Wrist Fracture Hamate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 OAK $223,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$223,000
1 yrTotal$223,000

 

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2014 Preseason Forecast

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

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Diagnostics

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 Larry Sutton revisited, but better. Valdez is more than good enough to start for some major league clubs. He’s not what you’d call gifted as an outfield defender, or even adequate, but his bat’s enough to carry some difficulties. Contract wise, waiting for Billy.
2002 Valdez was kind of a forgotten man after his broken hand, but don't be surprised to see him as a major part of the A's first-base situation in 2002. Valdez can hit for average, draw walks, play solid defense, and pop the occasional home run. He's good enough to start for at least five or ten major-league clubs, well more than that if you consider platoons.
2001 Mario Valdez was named the PCL’s top hitting prospect in Baseball America’s tools poll. Valdez has 430 games of experience at Triple-A, which isn’t his fault. His situation isn’t quite as bad as Steve Balboni winning minor-league player of the month awards in different decades, but it is unfortunate. Valdez should have been up to stay by now. A broken hamate bone suffered just after his August call-up blew his shot at postseason glory, but he’ll be playing some outfield over the winter to help his chances of making the team in the spring.
2000 Valdez has an outstanding opportunity here, having been claimed on waivers from the White Sox. He’s got a good defensive reputation, solid power and he’ll take a walk. The Sox had their own problems with him, thinking he had a “big league” attitude. Unlike Ortiz or Mientkiewicz, those problems were in somebody else’s organization, and not with Tom Kelly or Scott Ullger. He has a chance to win the first-base job in camp.
1998 A steady defender, people got excited about his glovework because of the contrast with Thomas’. If the Sox are clever and mix playing time for Valdez, Ordonez and Abbott (letting Belle and Thomas share DH while playing regularly), they could have a devastating offensive attack based on the contributions of several good, young players.
1997 Another in the long list of people waiting for reincarnation with another organization, preferably of the Big Hurt-less variety. He has experience in the outfield, and has expressed an interest in catching. Smart guy. Valdez had an amazing first half with South Bend, and was named the best player on the team by the organization.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Claim and DealChristina Kahrl2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2009-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 11-16, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Desert DoodlesJoe Sheehan2003-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: Two Hours of RamblingGary Huckabay2002-08-26
Transaction Analysis: June 4-5, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 20-22, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-24
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
The Daily Prospectus: Contraction ActionChristina Kahrl2001-03-07


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