CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Articles Tagged Danny Valencia 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

12-19

comment icon

2

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 352: The Day in Transactions
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-19

comment icon

0

Skewed Left: Danny Valencia and the Orioles' DH Merry-Go-Round
by
Zachary Levine

08-07

comment icon

2

Transaction Analysis: Busy Week at the Ol' Scrap Heap
by
R.J. Anderson

03-27

comment icon

0

Preseason Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 3/26/12
by
Michael Street

06-13

comment icon

4

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH
by
Michael Street

05-22

comment icon

7

Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 21
by
Larry Granillo

04-18

comment icon

2

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at First, Third and DH
by
Michael Street

04-04

comment icon

2

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at First, Third and DH
by
Michael Street

10-05

comment icon

19

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Twins vs. Yankees
by
Jay Jaffe

09-28

comment icon

3

Fantasy Beat: 2010 Rookie Roundup: AL Hitters
by
Marc Normandin

08-30

comment icon

2

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
by
Michael Street

08-16

comment icon

5

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
by
Michael Street

08-09

comment icon

11

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
by
Michael Street

08-02

comment icon

10

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
by
Michael Street

07-21

comment icon

38

Transaction Action: ALtruisms
by
Christina Kahrl

07-20

comment icon

30

Prospectus Hit and Run: The 2010 Replacement-level Killers
by
Jay Jaffe

07-19

comment icon

2

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
by
Michael Street

07-12

comment icon

2

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
by
Michael Street

07-05

comment icon

3

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
by
Michael Street

06-28

comment icon

8

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
by
Michael Street

06-04

comment icon

2

Transaction Action: Grab Bag
by
Christina Kahrl

12-07

comment icon

35

Future Shock: Twins Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-06

comment icon

18

Future Shock: Monday Ten Pack
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-19

comment icon

20

Future Shock: Twins Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

03-15

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: March 7-13
by
Christina Kahrl

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries

Ben and Sam discuss moves made by the Royals, Rockies, Padres, and more.

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

September 19, 2013 6:00 am

Skewed Left: Danny Valencia and the Orioles' DH Merry-Go-Round

0

Zachary Levine

Round and round the O's DH slot goes, and where it stops, we now know: Danny Valencia.

Even as he did it for the fifth day in a row, Orioles manager Buck Showalter acknowledged that it still isn’t easy to simply hand the DH position to breakout performer and at times playoff-hopes-keeper-aliver Danny Valencia.

That’s understandable. Not necessarily because of any concerns over small sample size or the severe platoon splits that have helped create Valencia’s .323/.358/.623 slash line in 137 plate appearances, but because Showalter hasn’t been able to decide on a DH all year.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

August 7, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Busy Week at the Ol' Scrap Heap

2

R.J. Anderson

Giants get a LOOGY, Red Sox and Nationals get infield depth, and the Dodgers give up early on Gwynn.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

March 27, 2012 3:00 am

Preseason Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 3/26/12

0

Michael Street

Michael digs in the bargain barrel to find Value Picks at the end of your draft, including Edwin Encarnacion, Brent Morel, Ian Stewart, and Travis Hafner

The early stages of a fantasy draft are like shopping in an upscale department store. It’s easy to find what you want and you know all the brands, but it’s pricey too. The late stages, on the other hand, are more like shopping at a thrift store. You never know whether you’ll find something you like and you’re lucky to find a name you recognize, but anything can be had for just a few bucks. And while fantasy seasons can be lost in the early rounds from overpayment and injury, they’re usually won in the middle and late rounds, when scouting and shrewd valuation can help you find the thrift-store jewel that everyone else passed over.

So this week, I’m looking at the thrift-store, bargain-barrel phase of your draft: round twenty and beyond. All of these designated hitters and corner infielders are being drafted then, and they’re all projected by PECOTA to earn $5 or less in standard leagues. This latter group includes other good players like David Freese, Justin Morneau, Mike Moustakas, Chipper Jones, and Todd Helton, but their Average Draft Position is higher than their PECOTA projections. In classic department-store style, owners are overpaying for name-brand merchandise.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

June 13, 2011 9:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH

4

Michael Street

Michael graduates one Value Pick and gives up on another in his continuing quest for fantasy value at the infield corners.

Saying goodbye is never fun, but it’s time to bid farewell to two Value Picks, one for good reasons, the other for bad. Unless it’s just roster-churning for the sake of it, turnover is healthy for your roster, so get ready for a shot of fantasy penicillin. Wait, that sounds wrong . . .
 


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

The tater trots for May 20 + 21: Fielder's huge walkoff, Escobar tops Papi, Bernadina's robbed trot...

I know I've been saying this a lot lately, but I apologize for missing the Tater Trot Tracker yesterday. My brother was visiting Chicago from Texas and I had to make my way down to visit him. Sadly, making either the White Sox or Brewers games wasn't possible. What's the point of having three major league clubs within 100 miles if I can't catch a game whenever I want? Terrible. The Cubs, White Sox, and Brewers should schedule everything around me.

Read the full article...

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

April 18, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at First, Third and DH

2

Michael Street

Michael looks at some streaks and ever-growing small samples to find this week's Value Picks

The season’s second full week is still too soon for snap judgments, but we can start to look at how hitters are rounding into form, including some recent streaks. This week, Value Picks also debuts a new feature: AL-only and NL-only Value Picks. These players may have value in deeper or specialized mixed leagues, but they’re best suited for single-league owners.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

April 4, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at First, Third and DH

2

Michael Street

Which corner infielders make the Value Picks list for the first week of the season?

Finding fantasy waiver wire value requires several different strategies, featured in this week’s debut of the Value Picks regular-season edition. To ensure availability, candidates for the VP list must have less than 20 percent ownership in ESPN leagues (I’ll typically reference CBS for comparison), a narrow band that still saw Luke Scott, Mitch Moreland, Pedro Alvarez, and Gaby Sanchez among last year’s VPs.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

October 5, 2010 11:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Twins vs. Yankees

19

Jay Jaffe

The Twins and Yankees meet yet again in the first round of the postseason but Minnesota has home field advantage this time.

As they did last year as well as 2003 and 2004, the Twins run squarely into the Yankee juggernaut in the first round. Unlike those other three meetings, they have home field advantage this time around, as they won the AL Central going away thanks to a league-best 48-26 second-half record. The defending world champion Yankees, who held the majors' best record for most of the season, were forced to settle for the wild card due to a sluggish 13-17 showing against a very tough schedule in September and October. Despite the relative temperatures of the two clubs, it's important to remember that late-season records aren't predictive of October success—or failure.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

September 28, 2010 11:47 am

Fantasy Beat: 2010 Rookie Roundup: AL Hitters

3

Marc Normandin

A look at some of the AL's intriguing rookies, in order to determine their 2011 value.

More rookies! This time of the American League variety, continuing where we left off after a look at some fascinating NL names. Just like last time, there will be more rookies to look at, but these three are the most worthwhile for discussion as far as hitters go.

Danny Valencia has helped the Twins recover from injuries in his inaugural major league campaign, putting up a line of .318/.358/.462 over 299 plate appearances. Valencia's had some help in his line—I'm looking at you, .351 BABIP. His BABIP on liners, flyballs and groundballs are all above the major league average this year, and though he's had a lot of hard-hit grounders reach the outfield for singles, not all of them may find a hole in 2011.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

August 30, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter

2

Michael Street

Mark Teahen bubbles onto the list as Michael Street looks at other fringe VP options.

Another solid, SLG-heavy week from the Value Picks list means just one change, swapping a newly injured third baseman for one recently healed. Edwin Encarnacion hit the DL Saturday with a wrist injury—a timely move, as he’d have been dropped from the VP list anyway. Since ending a ten-game hit streak on July 27, EEE’s hit just .241/.300/.398 in 90 PAs, with only two multi-hit games. His strong 83% contact rate wasn’t enough to overcome his tepid 6% walk rate and a career-high 30.7% swing rate at pitches outside the strike zone.

His injury allows us to promote Mark Teahen from the bubble, where he’s sat the last two weeks. Teahen returned from a fractured finger on August 13, and he appears to be hale and hearty after bruising that same finger and missing a game. He hit .417/.500/.583 the rest of the week, continuing a strong return from injury, as he’s hit .343/.378/.571 since coming back, despite striking out 10 times in 35 ABs.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

August 16, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter

5

Michael Street

The VP list swells to seven, as Michael Street considers other players on the Value Picks bubble.

With MLB roster expansions coming up, Value Picks expands its list by one, recognizing some marginal performances by some VPs and an influx of talent from midseason callups. Two callups already on the VP list are Danny Valencia and Brett Wallace, who have had mixed results. Wallace continues to stroke the ball, hitting .308/.357/.385 for the week, with a strikeout rate near 30% as the one warning sign. He’s a rookie and 39 PAs is a small sample, but it’s a trend that bears watching.

Valencia, on the other hand, was happy to be home after hitting .122/.159/.146 on a 10-game roadtrip, not surprising from a guy who’s hit .426/.466/.500 at home (58 PAs) and .258/.311/.351 on the road (106 PAs). Those, too, are small samples, and the Twins' upcoming homestand will test the splits further. But even if he slumps, Valencia’s job seems safe, since Justin Morneau doesn’t look like he’s close to returning.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries