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Merkin Valdez PGiants

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
5 72.7 3 1 0 59 5.57 -1
Birth Date11-5-1981
Height6' 3"
Weight235 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2004 SFN MLB 2 0 1.7 4 3 2 1 .278 100 21.6 16.2 5.4 10.8 0% .500 .483 4.20 13.75 27.00 107 19.92 -0.3
2008 SFN MLB 17 1 16.0 14 7 13 1 .263 93 7.9 3.9 0.6 7.3 49% .283 .248 1.31 3.98 1.69 97 4.33 0.2
2009 SFN MLB 48 0 49.3 57 28 38 5 .266 91 10.4 5.1 0.9 6.9 47% .338 .291 1.72 4.54 5.66 110 5.91 -0.4
2010 TOR MLB 2 0 1.3 2 3 0 0 .242 114 13.5 20.2 0.0 0.0 67% .333 .316 3.75 9.80 20.25 112 11.12 -0.1
2011 TEX MLB 5 0 4.3 7 1 6 2 .275 114 14.5 2.1 4.2 12.5 29% .417 .342 1.85 6.98 6.23 93 9.97 -0.3
CareerMLB74172.78442599.2669410.45.21.17.345%.335.2931.734.875.571066.48-0.8

Statistics for All Levels

'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 GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2003 HAG A 26 26 156.0 119 49 166 11 .000 6.9 2.8 0.6 9.6 0% .280 .000 1.08 2.98 2.25
2003 SCO Wnt 4 0 5.3 6 0 4 0 .000 10.2 0.0 0.0 6.8 0% .000 .000 1.13 2.77 3.40
2004 SFN MLB 2 0 1.7 4 3 2 1 .278 100 21.6 16.2 5.4 10.8 0% .500 .483 4.20 13.75 27.00
2004 SJO A+ 7 7 35.7 30 5 44 4 .000 7.6 1.3 1.0 11.1 0% .292 .000 0.98 3.46 2.52
2004 NRW AA 10 7 41.7 35 15 31 3 .000 7.6 3.2 0.6 6.7 0% .258 .000 1.20 3.77 4.32
2004 FRE AAA 1 1 5.0 6 4 5 0 .000 10.8 7.2 0.0 9.0 0% .400 .000 2.00 3.91 7.20
2005 NRW AA 24 19 107.0 99 45 96 7 .265 83 8.3 3.8 0.6 8.1 46% .309 .252 1.35 3.70 3.53
2006 FRE AAA 46 3 49.0 52 39 48 6 .277 102 9.6 7.2 1.1 8.8 48% .296 .290 1.86 5.67 5.88
2007 ESC Wnt 8 0 7.3 3 6 4 0 .000 3.7 7.4 0.0 4.9 0% .143 .000 1.23 4.82 3.70
2008 SFN MLB 17 1 16.0 14 7 13 1 .263 93 7.9 3.9 0.6 7.3 49% .283 .248 1.31 3.98 1.69
2008 SJO A+ 1 0 1.0 1 0 3 0 .276 80 9.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 50% .500 .415 1.00 -2.23 0.00
2009 SFN MLB 48 0 49.3 57 28 38 5 .266 91 10.4 5.1 0.9 6.9 47% .338 .291 1.72 4.54 5.66
2009 ESC Wnt 4 0 4.3 4 2 3 0 .000 8.4 4.2 0.0 6.3 0% .308 .000 1.40 3.25 2.09
2010 TOR MLB 2 0 1.3 2 3 0 0 .242 114 13.5 20.2 0.0 0.0 67% .333 .316 3.75 9.80 20.25
2010 LVG AAA 39 1 58.0 92 26 35 5 .268 115 14.3 4.0 0.8 5.4 56% .395 .314 2.03 5.00 7.91
2010 ESC Wnt 2 0 2.3 4 1 2 0 .000 15.7 3.9 0.0 7.8 0% .500 .000 2.17 2.65 11.74
2011 TEX MLB 5 0 4.3 7 1 6 2 .275 114 14.5 2.1 4.2 12.5 29% .417 .342 1.85 6.98 6.23
2011 ABQ AAA 38 0 50.3 47 24 43 1 .266 120 8.4 4.3 0.2 7.7 51% .317 .218 1.41 4.00 3.58
2011 ROU AAA 12 0 15.3 14 5 14 1 .270 108 8.2 2.9 0.6 8.2 45% .283 .222 1.24 3.78 2.35
2011 ESC Wnt 18 0 19.3 12 15 19 0 .000 5.6 7.0 0.0 8.8 0% .255 .000 1.40 3.55 1.86
2012 SAC AAA 34 0 36.0 33 17 26 4 .268 94 8.2 4.2 1.0 6.5 44% .261 .260 1.39 5.17 3.75
2012 ATH Rk 2 1 3.0 2 0 1 0 .273 95 6.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 50% .250 .125 0.67 3.70 0.00
2012 ESC Wnt 2 0 0.7 4 1 0 0 .000 54.0 13.5 0.0 0.0 0% .800 .000 7.50 7.60 54.00

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
2008 257 0.5058 0.4358 0.8036 0.6538 0.2126 0.8353 0.7037 0.1964
2009 923 0.5016 0.4345 0.8279 0.6328 0.2348 0.8567 0.7500 0.1721
2010 50 0.3600 0.3600 0.8889 0.5556 0.2500 0.9000 0.8750 0.1111
2011 85 0.5059 0.4353 0.7838 0.6744 0.1905 0.7931 0.7500 0.2162
Career13150.49730.4320.82260.63670.22820.85010.74570.1774

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-12-15 2008-12-15 WIN 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Flexor Pronator Mass 2008-12-15
2008-05-13 2008-09-30 60-DL 140 123 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass -
2007-09-04 2007-10-01 60-DL 27 24 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-09-27
2006-08-28 2006-09-05 Minors 8 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-09-27
2005-08-17 2005-09-15 Minors 29 19 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2004-04-08 2004-06-27 Minors 80 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 TOR $409,500
2009 SFN $401,000
2008 SFN $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,200,500
3 yrTotal$1,200,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 33 d1 year (2011)

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/2/11 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Dodgers 7/19/11. Signed by Texas as a free agent 7/23/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Texas 9/1/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Texas 11/2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4095M (2010). Acquired by Toronto in trade from San Francisco 1/20/10. Signed by Toronto 3/10. Sent outright to AAA by Toronto 4/29/10.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/2/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/08.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by San Francisco 11/03.
  • Acquired by San Francisco in trade from Atlanta 12/02 (Russ Oritiz deal).
  • Signed by Atlanta 1999 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $7,500 signing bonus.

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Weekly Roundup, January 28-February 3Christina Kahrl2011-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Not Least, the AL EastChristina Kahrl2010-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Claim and DealChristina Kahrl2010-04-01
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Turn of the Screw, ALChristina Kahrl2010-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: American LeagueChristina Kahrl2010-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Strikes and SlipsChristina Kahrl2010-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL MovesChristina Kahrl2010-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Signing and SellingChristina Kahrl2010-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL KetchupChristina Kahrl2010-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWinter League Preview: The Dominican LeagueCarlos J. Lugo2009-10-18
Transaction Analysis: The Mess in the WestChristina Kahrl2009-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessGiant Issues: Shoring up a Staff by the BayChristina Kahrl2009-02-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: San Francisco GiantsBrad Wochomurka2009-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Getting ScorchyChristina Kahrl2008-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: The NRIs Who Made ItJohn Perrotto2008-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2008-03-17
Spring Training Preview: NL WestJoe Sheehan2008-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Rare BirdsJim Baker2007-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 1-12, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Two Steps Back, NLKevin Goldstein2006-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, NL WestKevin Goldstein2006-07-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Midpoint National League ReportKevin Goldstein2006-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Mommy, Where Do Closers Come From?Kevin Goldstein2006-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 27-28Christina Kahrl2006-03-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm SystemJeff Erickson2006-02-24
Prospectus Notebook: White Sox, GiantsBaseball Prospectus2006-01-11
Prospectus Notebook: Braves, Phillies, GiantsBaseball Prospectus2005-09-22
Lies, Damned Lies: Book Review, Scout's HonorNate Silver2005-07-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Fantasy Trends--NL WestErik Siegrist2005-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMethod to the Madness: Brian Sabean's OffseasonThomas Gorman2005-01-03
This article requires BP Premium accessA Look at the California League: Part I, Giants and Rangers ProspectsMichael Wolverton2004-06-16


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Merkin Valdez threw 1,412 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Splitter (85mph), also mixing in a Sinker (95mph) and Slider (81mph).