Chris Valaika

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Chris Valaika MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.238 5 24 1 .633

Chris Valaika Bio

  • Full Name: Christopher Andrew Valaika
  • Born: 8/14/1985 in Santa Monica, CA
  • Draft: 2006, Cincinnati Reds, 3rd rd. (84th overall)
  • College: UC Santa Barbara
  • Debut: 8/24/2010
  • Relationship(s): brother of Pat Valaika
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 248 20 59 5 24 1 .238 .282 .633

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Awards

Chris Valaika Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2008 Chattanooga SOU

MiLB.com Short-Season Offensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2006 Billings PIO

Baseball America Rookie All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Billings PIO

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Louisville INT

INT Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Louisville INT

FSL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/05/2008 Sarasota FSL

MID Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Dayton MID

MID Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/23/2007 Dayton MID

MID Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Dayton MID

PIO Most Valuable Player

Year Team League
2006 Billings PIO

PIO Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Billings PIO

Chris Valaika Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 6, 2015 1B Chris Valaika elected free agency.
July 20, 2015 Iowa Cubs activated 1B Chris Valaika from the 7-day disabled list.
July 4, 2015 Iowa Cubs placed 1B Chris Valaika on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 3, 2015.
December 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs signed free agent 1B Chris Valaika to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
December 28, 2014 1B Chris Valaika assigned to Iowa Cubs.
November 3, 2014 1B Chris Valaika elected free agency.
October 31, 2014 Chicago Cubs sent 1B Chris Valaika outright to Iowa Cubs.
August 1, 2014 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of 1B Chris Valaika from Iowa Cubs.
November 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs signed free agent 2B Chris Valaika to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 19, 2013 1B Chris Valaika assigned to Iowa Cubs.
October 1, 2013 2B Chris Valaika elected free agency.
July 25, 2013 Miami Marlins sent 2B Chris Valaika outright to New Orleans Zephyrs.
July 23, 2013 Miami Marlins designated Chris Valaika for assignment.
July 18, 2013 Miami Marlins sent 2B Chris Valaika on a rehab assignment to New Orleans Zephyrs.
July 7, 2013 Miami Marlins transferred 2B Chris Valaika from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Left wrist fracture.
July 4, 2013 Miami Marlins sent 2B Chris Valaika on a rehab assignment to Jupiter Hammerheads.
May 8, 2013 Miami Marlins placed 2B Chris Valaika on the 15-day disabled list. Left wrist fracture.
March 31, 2013 Miami Marlins selected the contract of 3B Chris Valaika from New Orleans Zephyrs.
November 5, 2012 Miami Marlins signed free agent 3B Chris Valaika to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2012 3B Chris Valaika elected free agency.
September 4, 2012 Cincinnati Reds sent Chris Valaika outright to Louisville Bats.
July 11, 2012 Louisville Bats activated 3B Chris Valaika from the 7-day disabled list.
July 6, 2012 sent 3B Chris Valaika on a rehab assignment to AZL Reds.
May 22, 2012 Louisville Bats placed 3B Chris Valaika on the 7-day disabled list. right knee strain
March 25, 2012 Cincinnati Reds optioned 3B Chris Valaika to Louisville Bats.
September 1, 2011 Cincinnati Reds recalled Chris Valaika from Louisville Bats.
May 14, 2011 Chris Valaika roster status changed by Louisville Bats.
May 13, 2011 Cincinnati Reds optioned 3B Chris Valaika to Louisville Bats.
April 24, 2011 Cincinnati Reds recalled Chris Valaika from Louisville Bats.
March 27, 2011 Cincinnati Reds optioned Chris Valaika to Louisville Bats.
October 13, 2010 Chris Valaika roster status changed by Cincinnati Reds.
October 6, 2010 Cincinnati Reds reassigned 2B Chris Valaika to the minor leagues.
August 24, 2010 Cincinnati Reds recalled 2B Chris Valaika from Louisville Bats.
March 19, 2010 Cincinnati Reds optioned Chris Valaika to Louisville Bats.
November 20, 2009 Cincinnati Reds selected the contract of Chris Valaika from Louisville Bats.
June 17, 2009 Chris Valaika roster status changed by Louisville Bats.

Christopher Andrew Valaika Bio Info

In 2003 graduated from Hart High School in Newhall, California...majored in anthropology at UC/Santa Barbara...as a member of Team USA in 2004 won gold medals at the FISU II World University Baseball championships in Taiwan, where he was a teammate of Drew Stubbs, and at the Pan-Am Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2013

Chris suited up in just 22 big league games with Miami before being sidelined in May with an injury … compiled a .219 batting average (14-for-64) with five doubles, one home run and nine RBI ... Made Miami's Opening Day roster, and clubbed his lone homer of the season, May 4 at Philadelphia, off starter Cole Hamels ... Batted .280 (7-for-25) against southpaws compared to a .179 mark (7-for-39) against right-handed hurlers ... Was on Miami's 15-day D.L., May 8-July 23, after fracturing his left wrist … transferred to the 60-day D.L., July 6 ... Appeared in 16 games as part of a rehab assignment with Single-A Jupiter and Triple-A New Orleans, batting .217 (13-for-60) with a home run and six RBI from July 4-22 ... Was reinstated from the 60-day D.L., July 23 and designated for assignment ... Elected free agency, October 1 … signed a minor league contract with the Cubs, November 19.

2012

Chris spent his final season in Cincinnati's system with Triple-A Louisville, but missed nearly two months with a right knee injury ... hit .223 (65-for-291) with 30 runs scored, 14 doubles, two triples, six home runs
and 29 RBI in 85 games ... Was on Louisville's seven-day D.L., May 22-July 11, with a right knee
sprain ... Posted a .244 mark (40-for-164) with 10 doubles and three home runs before his injury compared to a .197 average (25-for-127) post-injury ... Crushed an eighth-inning grand slam, July 13, in Louisville's 22-1 victory vs. Gwinnett ... Recorded 17 multi-hit games during the season, including five, three-hit
affairs ... Hit .295 (18-for-61) when ahead in the count compared to a .172 average (21-for-122) when behind ... Declared a free agent, November 2 … signed a minor league contract with Miami three days later.

2011 Spent most of the season at Louisville, where he was an International League mid-season All-Star...made 14 apps during 2 stints with the Reds before he suffered a season-ending knee injury during a plate appearance on 9/11 at Col...on 9/19 had surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee...made 7 starts, including 4gs at 3B (last on 5/9 at Hou), 2gs at SS (9/6 at Chi, 9/10 at Col) and 1gs at 2B (9/11 at Col)...in his first stint with Cin, from 4/24-5/12 replaced disabled Scott Rolen on the roster and hit .313 in 8 apps and 4 starts, all at 3B...returned to Cin when rosters expanded and went 2-for-9 in 6 apps and 3 starts before he was injured. 2010 Was 1 of 10 Reds players to make his Major League debut...was an International League All-Star at Louisville and the Bats' lone representative at the Triple-A All-Star Game...ranked fifth among all Reds farmhands and seventh in the IL in hitting (.304)...in Baseball America's "best tools" issue was rated the best defensive second baseman in the International League...was recalled on 8/24, when Jim Edmonds went on the disabled list...that night at SF made his Major League debut, pinch hit and singled on the first pitch from Santiago Casilla...from 8/27-8/31 hit .364 during a 5-game hitting streak...made 6 starts for the Reds, all at 2B...on 8/27 vs Chi made his first career start, played 2B while Brandon Philllips recovered from a swollen hand and hit his first career home run (solo off Tom Gorzelanny). 2009 Spent the season on the roster of Class AAA Louisville...from 5/8-6/16 was on the Bats' disabled list with a broken right hand...hit .161 in 23 apps before the injury and .260 in 72g after he was reinstated from the DL...in 13g from 8/10-8/23 hit .380...on 4/12 vs Columbus produced a 2-run HR for his first AAA hit...entered the season rated the fourth-best prospect in the organization by Baseball America...was a non-roster invitee to 2009 spring training camp...on 11/20 was added to the 40-man roster. 2008 Received the Chief Bender Award as the organization's Minor League Player of the Year...in 129g at Class A Sarasota and Class AA Chattanooga hit .317 (18hr, 81rbi, 9sb)...led all Reds minor league batters in hitting and ranked second in RBI...played for the U.S. squad in the XM All-Star Futures Game at Yankee Stadium...was a midseason Florida State League All-Star and the org's Minor League Player of the Month for April (26g, .384, 5hr, 27rbi)...his 18-game hitting streak from 7/1-7/24 was the second-longest in the Southern League...played for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League (32g, .311, 7 2b, 1 3b, 2hr, 16rbi) 2007 In 136g at Class A Dayton and Sarasota combined to hit .284 (12hr, 79rbi)...at Dayton was a mid-season and post-season Midwest League All-Star, the Midwest League Player of the Week for 4/16-4/22 (.481, 7rbi) and the organization's Minor League Player of the Month for April (20g, .390)...was promoted to Sarasota on 7/4...following the season played for North Shore of the Hawaiian League. 2006 In his first professional season was the Pioneer League's Most Valuable Player, TOPPS' Pioneer League Player of the Year, MiLB.com's short-season Offensive Player of the Year and a Baseball America minor league Rookie All-Star...ranked among PL leaders in total bases (143, 1st), hits (89, T1st), games (70, 2nd), runs scored (58, 2nd), RBI (60, 2nd), extra-base hits (34, 3rd) and doubles (22, T3rd)...from 7/22-8/26 hit safely in 32 consecutive games to set a new Pioneer League hitting streak record (49-for-131, .374, 4hr, 46 RBI, 29r)...that 32-game hitting streak was the longest in the minor leagues in 2006...from 7/13-8/30 reached base safely in 45 straight games...overall, hit safely in 58 of his 70 apps...ranked fifth among all Reds minor league batters in hitting (.324)...was the organization's Minor League Player of the Month for July (.339, 4hr, 25rbi).