Danny Valencia

Danny Valencia #26

  • 3B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/210
  • Age: 31

Danny Valencia Stats

.294 0 2 0 .698

Danny Valencia MLB Career Stats

.268 55 254 7 .735

Danny Valencia Bio

  • Full Name: Daniel Paul Valencia
  • Born: 9/19/1984 in Miami, FL
  • Draft: 2006, Minnesota Twins, 19th rd. (576th overall)
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • Debut: June 3, 2010
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2016 Stats 51 5 15 0 2 0 .294 .345 .698
MLB Career Stats 1838 211 493 55 254 7 .268 .311 .735
  • Status: Disabled 15-Day

Danny Valencia 2016 Splits

Last 7 Games 26 1 9 0 0 1 5 0 .346 .370 .423
Last 15 Games 51 5 15 0 2 4 9 0 .294 .345 .353
Last 30 Games - - - - - - - - --- --- ---
Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
4/17 vs KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/19 @ NYY 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
4/20 @ NYY 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Last 3 Games
4/17 vs KC
4/19 @ NYY
4/20 @ NYY
2016 Games by Position: 3B (14)

Danny Valencia Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Athletics AL 55 39 94.61 226.75 78.81 7.77 28.01
MLB Avg - - - - 89.15 214.95 73.18 11.46 37.28


Note: Opponent can be found on current team or on team when both players met.

Danny Valencia Stats

*Since 2006

Danny Valencia Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Danny Valencia Statcast Events


Danny Valencia 2016 Projections

Rest of Season
85 333 39 86 86 18 2 11 44 24 1 75 2 1 .258 .309 .423 .733
99 384 44 101 104 19 3 11 46 28 1 84 2 1 .263 .314 .414 .728
Rest of Season

Danny Valencia News

Danny Valencia Fantasy News

May 1, 2016 at 4:15 PM ET

Valencia set for rehab assignment, eyes May 6 return

Danny Valencia is scheduled to start a rehab assignment Monday and should come off the disabled list for the road trip starting May 6 at Baltimore, A's manager Bob Melvin said Sunday.

April 22, 2016 at 9:45 PM ET

A's place Valencia on DL, call up Ladendorf

Following a detour from Colorado Springs to Nashville to grab his passport, Tyler Ladendorf arrived in Toronto on Friday in time to join the A's for their series opener against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.


Danny Valencia Awards

Twins Outstanding Rookie Award

Year Team League
2010 Minnesota AL

EAS Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/25/2009 New Britain EAS

FSL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/23/2007 Fort Myers FSL

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Fort Myers FSL

MID Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Beloit MID

APP Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Elizabethton APP

Danny Valencia Leaderboards

Games Played

Season G Rank
2011 154 22nd in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2011 564 25th in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2011 6 25th in AL

Danny Valencia Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 22, 2016 Oakland Athletics placed 3B Danny Valencia on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 21, 2016. Strained left hamstring.
August 4, 2015 Oakland Athletics activated 3B Danny Valencia.
August 3, 2015 Oakland Athletics claimed LF Danny Valencia off waivers from Toronto Blue Jays.
August 1, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays designated LF Danny Valencia for assignment.
July 29, 2014 Toronto Blue Jays activated 3B Danny Valencia.
July 28, 2014 Kansas City Royals traded 3B Danny Valencia to Toronto Blue Jays for C Erik Kratz and RHP Liam Hendriks.
June 22, 2014 Kansas City Royals activated 3B Danny Valencia from the 15-day disabled list.
June 17, 2014 Kansas City Royals sent 3B Danny Valencia on a rehab assignment to Omaha Storm Chasers.
June 1, 2014 Kansas City Royals placed 3B Danny Valencia on the 15-day disabled list. Sprained left hand
December 18, 2013 Baltimore Orioles traded 3B Danny Valencia to Kansas City Royals for LF David Lough.
August 19, 2013 Baltimore Orioles recalled Danny Valencia from Norfolk Tides.
August 6, 2013 Baltimore Orioles optioned Danny Valencia to Norfolk Tides.
August 4, 2013 Baltimore Orioles recalled Danny Valencia from Norfolk Tides.
July 25, 2013 Baltimore Orioles optioned Danny Valencia to Norfolk Tides.
July 24, 2013 Baltimore Orioles designated Danny Valencia for assignment.
July 19, 2013 Baltimore Orioles recalled 3B Danny Valencia from Norfolk Tides.
July 3, 2013 Baltimore Orioles optioned Danny Valencia to Norfolk Tides.
May 19, 2013 Baltimore Orioles recalled Danny Valencia from Norfolk Tides.
March 21, 2013 Baltimore Orioles optioned Danny Valencia to Norfolk Tides.
November 28, 2012 Boston Red Sox traded 3B Danny Valencia to Baltimore Orioles.
November 20, 2012 Boston Red Sox designated Danny Valencia for assignment.
September 21, 2012 Boston Red Sox recalled 3B Danny Valencia from Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 21, 2012 Boston Red Sox optioned Danny Valencia to Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 11, 2012 Boston Red Sox recalled Danny Valencia from Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 8, 2012 Danny Valencia roster status changed by Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 5, 2012 Minnesota Twins traded 3B Danny Valencia to Boston Red Sox for OF Jeremias Pineda.
August 5, 2012 Boston Red Sox optioned 3B Danny Valencia to Pawtucket Red Sox.
July 28, 2012 Minnesota Twins recalled Danny Valencia from Rochester Red Wings.
May 10, 2012 Minnesota Twins optioned Danny Valencia to Rochester Red Wings.
June 3, 2010 Minnesota Twins recalled Danny Valencia from Rochester Red Wings.
March 20, 2010 Minnesota Twins optioned Danny Valencia to Rochester Red Wings.
November 20, 2009 Minnesota Twins selected the contract of Danny Valencia from Rochester Red Wings.
June 23, 2009 Danny Valencia assigned to Rochester Red Wings from New Britain Rock Cats.

Daniel Paul Valencia Bio Info

Daniel Paul Valencia…during his time at Spanish River High School, earned three-time first-team AllPalm honours…named team MVP, first-team All-County, and second-team All-State as a senior; Offensive Player of the Year, first-team All-County, and second team All-State as a junior; and team MVP and first-team All-Palm Beach County honours as a sophomore…named Freshman of the Year by the Southern Conference Sports Media Association and second-team All-Southern Conference selection while at UNC-Greensboro after hitting .338 with eight home runs, 36 RBI and 39 runs scored in 55 games…transferred to the University of Miami…named to the All-Regional team as a sophomore in 2005 after batting .300 with six home runs, 15 doubles, 63 RBI and 39 runs scored in 60 games (56 starts at first base and two starts at third base)…batted .324 with nine home runs and 61 RBI as a junior.


Began the season with Toronto and was batting .296 with seven home runs and 29 RBI in 58 games when he was claimed off waivers by Oakland Aug. 3…hit .284 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI in 47 games with the A's…combined for a .290 average, a career-high 18 home runs and 66 RBI in 105 games overall…his 37 RBI in 47 games with the A's are the most in Athletics history by a player with fewer than 60 games played…his 11 home runs match the most (Rico Carty, 41 games in 1978)…only three players in Oakland history had more RBI over their first 47 games with Oakland (Dye 47, Kingman 45, Payton 38)…made 45 of his 47 starts with the A's at third base (two at designated hitter)…made most of his starts with Toronto in left field (27)…overall, made 54 starts at third base, 27 in left field, two at designated hitter and one each in right field and at first base…also appeared in three games at second base…committed three errors as a third baseman, all with the A's…had a .980 fielding percentage in 55 games overall at third base, which was the highest mark among Major League third basemen with 50 or more games…also had one error as an outfielder…batted .298 (39-for-131) against left-handed pitching compared to .285 (61-for-214) against right-handers…hit 13 of his 18 home runs off right-handers for a .556 slugging percentage…entered the season with a .351 career slugging percentage against righties… has a .321 (206-for-641) career batting average against lefties compared to .237 (272-for-1146) against righties…had six home runs in 50 games before the All-Star Break, 12 in 55 contests after the break… batted .313 in his home ballparks and .301 during the day…has a .303 (257-for-848) career average at home compared to .235 (221-for-939) on the road…hit .400 in interleague play, which tied for the third best interleague mark in the majors…now has a .344 (62-for-180) career average against the National League compared to .259 (416-for-1607) against the AL…batted .322 with 12 of his 18 home runs against AL West competition…went 2-for-12 (.167) with a home run as a pinch hitter, all with Toronto… is 6-for-39 (.154) in the pinch in his career…started games in every spot in the order except first, second and ninth…saw his most action with 42 starts batting clean-up.


Hit .240 (37-154) after joining TOR…14 of his 37 hits with the Blue Jays went for XBH (11-2B, 1-3B, 2-HR)...Hit .321 with an .835 OPS vs. LHP, with eight doubles, one triple, and two home runs in 112 AB, 124 PA...In home games, hit .301/.351/.407/.757 in 123 AB, 134 PA… On the road, hit just .220/.247/.340/.587 in 141 AB, 150 PA...Had two season-high seven game hit streaks, the second of which lasted from 9/8-15...Stole his 1st base since May 8, 2011 at BOS Sept. 27 vs. BAL...Snapped a 0-for-16 with a bases loaded 2R-2B Sept. 20 at NYY.

Danny had four stints with the Orioles, spending the final six weeks of the season in the Majors... Batted .371 with a .639 slugging percentage vs. left-handed pitching...led the A.L. in batting average vs. LHP,while ranking third in slugging percentage (minimum 100 plate appearances)... Hit .385 (35-for-91) combined in August and September, including nine multi-hit games in an 11-game stretch August 4-September 11)...homered in back-to-back games, May 24-25 at Toronto, the fourth time he's done that in his career... Recorded a season-long seven-game hitting streak, June 2-16, batting .360 with three doubles and two homers... Hit .286 in 65 games with Norfolk (AAA) with 14 homers and 51 RBI...his .531 slugging percentage would haveranked second in the International League, had he reached the minimum number of at bats.
2012 Began the season with MIN, playing 27 of the team's first 30 games, batting .190/.204/.290 through May 9 ... Optioned to Triple-A Rochester, where he played May 12-July 26, batting .250/.289/.399 in 69 games for the Red Wings ... Batted .309/.368/.515 vs. LHP in 68 AB with Rochester ... Recalled by MIN on July 28 played seven games, July 28-August 3, going 6-for-26 ... Traded to BOS on August 5 and played in two games after being optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket going 3-for-7 ... Recalled by BOS, August 11, and went 1-for-8 in four games (August 11-15) ... Optioned back to Pawtucket, August 21, and batted .286 in 11 games (August 23-September 3) ... Recalled by BOS, September 21, and went 3-for-20 in six games to end the season 2011 Made the Twins Opening Day roster for the first time in his career...hit his first home run in the third game of the season, April 3 at Toronto...Hit home runs in consecutive games: May 20 and 21 at Arizona and again June 17 and 18 vs. San Diego...six of his 15 home runs came against the National League...Drove in the game-winning run with a single in the bottom of the 10th inning, May 28 vs. Los Angeles (AL)...Recorded his second game-winning hit, driving in two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, July 19 vs. Cleveland...Hit safely in 18 of 19 games, July 18-August 6, including a career-high 11-game hit-streak, July 18-27...Batted .303 (33-for-109) with six doubles, four home runs and 20 rbi in 28 July games...Batted .471 (8-for-17) with 17 rbi with the bases loaded, which ranked as the ninth-best bases loaded average in the American League...Batted .309 (46-for-149) off left-handed pitching...His 18 errors at third base were the most errors for a Twins third baseman since Gary Gaetti committed 18 in 1990...Led club in games played, playing in 154 of the Twins 162 games...also led the club in at-bats and rbi...His 147 games played at third base were the most for a Twin since Corey Koskie played in 150 in 2001...ninth-most at third in Twins history...Became the third third baseman in club history with 15 home runs and 25 doubles in a season, joining Gary Gaetti (1982, '83, '85, '86, '87, '88, '90) and Corey Koskie (2001, '02)...Led the American League in games played at third base and tied Milwaukee's Casey McGehee for most games played at third base in all of baseball...his 134 hits as a third baseman were tied for second in baseball, behind the Cubs' Aramis Ramirez (169) and tied for first in the American League with the Angels' Alberto Callaspo. 2010 Started the season in Triple-A Rochester, batting .292 (54-for-185) with 15 doubles in 49 games with the Red Wings...Named Twins Minor League Player of the Week, for the week ending on May 14... batted .391 (9-for-23) with three doubles, five rbi, and four runs scored in six games for the Red Wings...Was recalled by Minnesota, June 3...to take the roster spot of Michael Cuddyer, who was placed on bereavement leave...Made his first career start, and singled off Felix Hernandez for his first Major League hit, June 3 vs. Seattle...Had bases loaded rbi single for first career rbi, June 16 vs. Colorado...Became first player in club history to hit a grand slam for first career homer (off Greinke), had first career four-hit game, career-high four rbi and career-high four runs scored, July 26 at Kansas City...the homer was his first of the season after not hitting one in 49 games at Rochester...collected two hits in the sixth inning of that game...Had second career four-hit game, going 4-for-5 with a double and three rbi, July 27 at Kansas City...Had 14 hits in 19 at-bats, with eight rbi and six runs scored in a four-game stretch, July 24-27...Batted .453 (24-for-53) with six doubles and 11 rbi in 16 games in July...Had career-high seven-game hit-streak, batting .462 (12-for-26) during the span, August 13-20...Committed just one error in his first 48 games with the Twins (113 total chances), posting a fielding percentage of .991 during that span...Hit second home run of season and first at Target Field (off Jered Weaver), August 22 vs. Los Angeles (AL)...Had game-winning, walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning, September 1 vs. Detroit...Collected 10 hits in 16 at-bats, August 31-September 3...Went 2-for-3 with a home run, September 17 vs. Oakland and 2-for-4 with a home run, September 18 vs. Oakland...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Valencia was the first Minnesota rookie to produce back-to-back multi-hit games, with a home run in each, since Jason Kubel, September 21 and 22, 2004 at Chicago (AL)...Went 2-for-7 with two home runs and a career-high five rbi, September 25 at Detroit...one home run was a grand slam, the second of his career...it marked the first multi-homer game of his career...he became the first Twin since Gary Gaetti (1982) to hit two grand slams in his rookie season (Elias Sports Bureau)...had two of the Twins four grand slams on the season...Batted .386 (51-for-151) with 11 doubles, four home runs in 39 home games, hitting safely in 30 of 39 games at Target Field...Batted .322 (47-for-146) against the American League Central...hit .459 against Kansas City, .367 against Detroit and .325 against Chicago...Played in 85 games, helping the Twins go 50-35 when he was in the lineup, 40-15 when he got a hit, and 22-4 when he drove in a run...Named to the Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team...named to Baseball America's All-Rookie Team...Finished third in the American League Rookie of the Year voting with 12 points (one second-place vote and nine third-place votes), behind Texas' Neftali Feliz and Detroit's Austin Jackson...Recipient of the Bill Boni Award for Twins Most Outstanding Rookie, voted on by the Twin Cities chapter of the BBWAA. 2009 Began season at Double-A New Britain...named Twins Minor League Player of the Week, April 24...named Eastern League Player of the Week, May 18...had 13-game hitting streak, including three home runs, 15 RBI and eight multi-hit games, May 1-24...batted .373 with 18 RBI in 20 May games...promoted to Triple-A Rochester, June 23 and went 3-for-5 with two RBI in his first game with the Red Wings that same day vs. Columbus...collected 10 hits in his first 22 at-bats with Rochester and 17 hits in his first 42...appeared in 71 games for the Red Wings, playing third base in 68 of those games...combined to bat .285 (139-for-487) with 38 doubles, four triples, 14 home runs, 70 RBI and 79 runs scored in 128 games between the two levels...his 38 doubles and 227 total bases led all Twins minor leaguers...batted .309 (50-for-162) vs. lefties on the season...played in the Puerto Rican Winter League...ranked as the sixth-best prospect in the Twins organization by Baseball America, entering the 2010 season. 2008 Began season with Single-A Ft. Myers...hit safely in 14 of 15 games, going 21-for-58 (.362), April 20-May 5...had 10-game hit-streak, going 19-for-36 (.528), May 9-23...hit safely in seven consecutive games, June 2-8...selected to Florida State League All-Star Game, June 14 at Brevard County...promoted to Double-A New Britain, June 16...had 13-game hit-streak, going 19-for-54 (.352), July 5-18...hit safely in season-high 15 consecutive games, going 20-for-56 (.357), August 16-31...Twins Minor League Player of the Week, August 29-September 5...had two-homer game and season-high five rbi, August 31 vs. Binghamton...played for Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League. 2007 Began season at Single-A Beloit...hit safely in nine consecutive games, going 14-for-34 (.412), April 13-23...had season-high 11-game hit-streak, going 16-for-41 (.390), May 11-22...homered in consecutive games, June 1-2...promoted to Single-A Ft. Myers, June 22...had season-high four hits, July 13 vs. Jupiter...homered in consecutive games, July 17-18...had nine-game hit-streak, July 30-August 8...had 10-game hit-streak, going 16-for-39 (.410), August 14-26...season-high four rbi, August 22 vs. Dunedin. 2006 Spent first professional season at Rookie-Level Elizabethton...hit safely in eight of nine games, going 11-for-31 (.355), July 13-21... season-high four hits and four rbi, July 29 vs. Greeneville...had nine-game hit-streak, going 16-for-36 (.444), July 27-August 5...had season-high 13-game hit-streak, going 20-for-60 (.333), August 7-20...was fifth in Appalachian League in home runs and 10th in batting.