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Danny Valencia 3BBlue Jays

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 29)
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Birth Date9-19-1984
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age29 years, 11 months, 9 days
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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
2010 MIN 25 85 322 299 30 93 18 1 7 134 20 46 0 3 0 40 2 0 .311 .351 .448 .261 6.8 3.5 1.1
2011 MIN 26 154 608 564 63 139 28 2 15 216 40 102 0 4 0 72 2 6 .246 .294 .383 .243 5.0 -6.3 -0.1
2012 BOS 27 10 29 28 1 4 0 0 1 7 0 6 0 1 0 4 0 0 .143 .138 .250 .163 -2.1 -0.3 -0.3
2012 MIN 27 34 132 126 13 25 6 1 2 39 3 32 0 3 0 17 0 1 .198 .212 .310 .180 -8.2 0.5 -0.8
2013 BAL 28 52 170 161 20 49 14 1 8 89 8 33 0 1 0 23 0 2 .304 .335 .553 .307 9.3 -0.4 1.0
2014 KCA 29 36 119 110 8 31 5 0 2 42 7 27 1 1 0 11 0 0 .282 .328 .382 .272 1.2 0.4 0.2
2014 TOR 29 23 69 64 5 19 6 0 0 25 5 12 0 0 0 3 0 0 .297 .348 .391 .252 -0.7 0.8 0.0
Career394144913521403607753555283258113017049.266.306.408.25011.4-1.81.0

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
2006 ELZ Rk 48 211 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 BLT A 66 271 .310 .251 .320 .367 .257 .348 95 14.9 8.1 -0.7 3.5 0.3 22.3 2.6 22.3 2.6
2007 FTM A+ 61 250 .263 .266 .339 .400 .261 .347 92 1 7.8 0.7 -0.2 2.1 7.5 0.7 7.5 0.7
2008 FTM A+ 60 251 .332 .264 .334 .395 .258 .401 95 19.9 7.5 0.5 3.7 -0.1 26.8 3.0 26.8 3.0
2008 NBR AA 69 287 .280 .260 .332 .397 .252 .360 105 6.3 8.5 -0.1 2.5 1.5 14.8 1.7 14.8 1.7
2009 NBR AA 57 252 .317 .256 .334 .376 .267 .322 92 15.3 7.1 0.9 -1.1 -0.1 25.5 2.5 25.5 2.5
2009 ROC AAA 71 282 .260 .264 .333 .403 .253 .311 108 0.1 8.2 0.9 -1.8 -0.3 7.6 0.6 7.6 0.6
2010 MIN MLB 85 322 .261 .256 .321 .395 .252 .345 109 0.5 8.9 1.1 3.5 -1.6 6.8 1.1 6.8 1.1
2010 ROC AAA 49 202 .250 .259 .331 .386 .250 .358 99 -2.3 6.0 0.6 -1.6 -1.2 2.7 0.1 2.7 0.1
2011 MIN MLB 154 608 .243 .254 .315 .397 .255 .275 104 -10 16.4 1.9 -6.3 -1.4 5.0 -0.1 5.0 -0.1
2012 BOS MLB 10 29 .163 .253 .310 .395 .253 .136 106 -2.8 0.8 0.1 -0.3 -0.0 -2.1 -0.3 -2.1 -0.3
2012 MIN MLB 34 132 .180 .253 .314 .411 .260 .242 102 -10.4 3.6 0.5 0.5 0.1 -8.2 -0.8 -8.2 -0.8
2012 PAW AAA 13 53 .275 .257 .325 .392 .252 .389 97 0.9 1.6 0.1 0.8 -0.9 1.4 0.2 1.4 0.2
2012 ROC AAA 69 284 .246 .259 .327 .393 .254 .270 92 -4.4 8.4 -0.1 0.1 0.9 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2013 BAL MLB 52 170 .307 .256 .320 .408 .267 .339 100 7.7 4.5 -2.5 -0.4 -0.4 9.3 1.0 9.3 1.0
2013 NOR AAA 65 282 .306 .260 .329 .391 .256 .300 99 13.8 7.9 -0.2 -2.5 1.6 23.2 2.1 23.2 2.1
2014 KCA MLB 36 119 .272 .247 .309 .373 .252 .354 102 1.3 3.1 0.2 0.4 -2.8 1.2 0.2 1.2 0.2
2014 TOR MLB 23 69 .252 .249 .308 .381 .253 .365 108 -0.5 1.8 -0.2 0.8 -0.2 -0.7 0.0 -0.7 0.0
2014 OMA AAA 3 14 .335 .288 .353 .462 .274 .222 96 1.2 0.4 -0.1 -0.3 0.1 1.7 0.1 1.7 0.1

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
2006 ELZ Rk 211 30 59 13 0 8 29 15 34 0 2 .311 .370 .505 .195 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 FTM A+ 250 28 67 8 2 6 31 16 48 1 0 .291 .337 .422 .130 .263 7.5 -0.2 0.7
2007 BLT A 271 44 73 15 0 11 35 28 54 3 3 .302 .373 .500 .198 .310 22.3 3.5 2.6
2008 FTM A+ 251 35 74 19 3 5 44 27 43 2 2 .336 .409 .518 .182 .332 26.8 3.7 3.0
2008 NBR AA 287 40 77 18 2 10 32 18 70 2 1 .289 .337 .485 .195 .280 14.8 2.5 1.7
2009 ROC AAA 282 35 77 24 0 7 41 8 37 0 2 .286 .309 .454 .167 .260 7.6 -1.8 0.6
2009 NBR AA 252 44 62 14 4 7 29 31 40 0 2 .284 .376 .482 .197 .317 25.5 -1.1 2.5
2010 MIN MLB 322 30 93 18 1 7 40 20 46 2 0 .311 .351 .448 .137 .261 6.8 3.5 1.1
2010 ROC AAA 202 22 54 15 0 0 24 14 34 2 0 .292 .348 .373 .081 .250 2.7 -1.6 0.1
2011 MIN MLB 608 63 139 28 2 15 72 40 102 2 6 .246 .294 .383 .137 .243 5.0 -6.3 -0.1
2012 BOS MLB 29 1 4 0 0 1 4 0 6 0 0 .143 .138 .250 .107 .163 -2.1 -0.3 -0.3
2012 PAW AAA 53 3 15 3 0 1 8 3 12 0 2 .306 .358 .429 .122 .275 1.4 0.8 0.2
2012 ROC AAA 284 30 67 17 1 7 37 15 40 1 2 .250 .289 .399 .149 .246 3.2 0.1 0.3
2012 MIN MLB 132 13 25 6 1 2 17 3 32 0 1 .198 .212 .310 .111 .180 -8.2 0.5 -0.8
2013 NOR AAA 282 40 75 20 1 14 51 17 48 1 1 .286 .326 .531 .244 .306 23.2 -2.5 2.1
2013 BAL MLB 170 20 49 14 1 8 23 8 33 0 2 .304 .335 .553 .248 .307 9.3 -0.4 1.0
2014 OMA AAA 14 2 3 0 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 .273 .429 .545 .273 .335 1.7 -0.3 0.1
2014 KCA MLB 119 8 31 5 0 2 11 7 27 0 0 .282 .328 .382 .100 .272 1.2 0.4 0.2
2014 TOR MLB 69 5 19 6 0 0 3 5 12 0 0 .297 .348 .391 .094 .252 -0.7 0.8 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
2010 1163 0.5254 0.4179 0.8272 0.5696 0.2500 0.8966 0.6522 0.1728
2011 2244 0.5058 0.4293 0.7944 0.5789 0.2759 0.8965 0.5752 0.2046
2012 589 0.5229 0.4609 0.7491 0.5617 0.3488 0.8902 0.5000 0.2509
2013 702 0.4886 0.4174 0.7884 0.5539 0.2869 0.8895 0.6019 0.2116
2014 740 0.4662 0.4284 0.7508 0.5913 0.2861 0.8725 0.5310 0.2492
Career54380.50420.42860.78980.57350.28110.89170.5810.2098

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-22 2014-07-23 DTD 1 1 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2014-06-01 2014-06-22 15-DL 21 19 Left Hand Sprain -
2014-05-25 2014-05-30 DTD 5 5 Left Wrist Sprain -
2014-03-21 2014-03-22 Camp 1 0 Left Wrist Contusion HBP - -
2013-03-18 2013-03-21 Camp 3 0 - Knee Inflammation Patellar Tendonitis - -
2012-05-02 2012-05-04 DTD 2 1 - Back Stiffness - -
2011-09-23 2011-09-24 DTD 1 1 - Neck Strain Car Accident - -
2011-09-15 2011-09-18 DTD 3 2 - General Medical Illness Flu - -
2011-09-11 2011-09-13 DTD 2 1 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2011-08-25 2011-08-26 DTD 1 1 - Face Surgery Wisdom Teeth Removed 2011-08-25 -
2011-06-19 2011-06-21 DTD 2 1 Right Upper Arm Strain Biceps -
2010-09-04 2010-09-10 DTD 6 5 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 TOR $
2014 KCA $532,500
2013 BAL $
2012 MIN $515,000
2011 MIN $437,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$952,500
2011Current$532,500
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,485,000
3 yrTotal$1,485,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 118 dDan Lozano1 year/$0.5325M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5325M (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/21/14. Acquired by Toronto 7/28/14 in trade from Kansas City in exchange for rhp Liam Hendriks and c Erik Kratz.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/13. DFA by Baltimore 7/24/13 (optional assignment). Optioned to Triple-A 7/25/13. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Baltimore 12/18/13.
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2012). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12. Acquired by Boston in trade from Minnesota 8/5/12. Acquired by Baltimore in trade 11/28/12 after being DFA by Boston 11/20/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4375M (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased 11/20/09. Re-signed 3/7/10. Recalled 6/3/10.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2006 (19-576) (Miami-Fla.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .336 .360 .555 .317
11 vs R (Multi) .213 .254 .357 .211
18 Split (Multi) -.123 -.106 -.198 -.106
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .371 .392 .639 .347
31 vs R (2013) .203 .250 .422 .210
38 Split (2013) -.168 -.142 -.217 -.137
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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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)
2010-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Danny Valencia legit or not? Don't recall hearing much about him before this season and he's 25. Seems like he had good numbers in the minors, but with not as much patience as he's had in the majors so far.
(Seth from Los Angeles)
He has a .371 BABIP so I'm going to go with no, but that doesn't mean he can't be any good. Cut 30-40 points off of each of his slash stats and he's still plenty useful for the position--he always had high BABIP in the minors, so if he posts .320 and .330 BABIP consistently I wouldn't be shocked. (Marc Normandin)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Danny Valencia for real? Better keeper than Viciedo?
(kprince from Boston)
Valencia's BABIP is .377, which is driving his batting average up, but he's also been great in the minors (excepting this year). If he lost 30-40 points of batting average he wouldn't look anywhere near as impressive as he has in his first 202 plate appearances. I think he can be pretty good in the end, but this is a fluky hot streak to start his career. (Marc Normandin)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Danny Valencia the answer for the Twins at 3B in 2010?
(Travis from San Diego)
He'd certainly be my first choice. (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneThis is a great postseason AB: Danny Valencia, rookie, v. CC with the bases-loaded. The excitement is too much to handle! (Jesse Behr)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneKevin, how far over his head you think Danny Valencia was this year? How soon will the Twins be back to looking for a 3B? (Steven Goldman)
 

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