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Eric ValentTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1996-2006 MLB Years: 2001-2005
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Played in Japan
Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsOF-733, 1B-94, LF-41, RF-33, DH-4, CF-2Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameEric Christian Valent
Height6-0Weight191BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateApril 4,1977 [41.109]PlaceLa Mirada,California
High SchoolCanyon (Anaheim,CA)
CollegeUCLA (Los Angeles,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Philadelphia Phillies [Team Picks] in the 1st round (42nd overall) of the 1998 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 26th round (714th overall) of the 1995 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$615,000Signing ScoutsMark Ralston
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1999-PHI-#4 ... 2000-PHI-#5 ... 2001-PHI-#8 ... 2002-PHI-#8
MLB DebutJune 8,2001 [24.065]
OrganizationsPHI [6] NYN [2] CIN [1] SDN [1] Awards8
TBC Player ID1472Retrosheet IDvalee002MLBAM ID346858
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Player Notes:   Member of the 1997 United States National Baseball team ... Hit for the cycle on July 29, 2004
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed24Power61Contact42XBH70RBIs54Runs52Hitting45Durability54Team.525Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1996UCLACollegeFrlf-1b19642285666120125560353300000.289.384.500.88411424263.295.211.390.38713.3112.550.944.5619.0036.36
1997UCLACollegeSolf-1b20672747493163279132374600000.339.418.7151.13319646311.328.376.515.47611.9014.791.248.6810.1549.46
1998UCLACollegeJrlf-1b21572206974101307342363700000.336.430.8001.23017641256.288.464.636.50614.0614.451.0311.727.3355.41
1998Piedmont Boll WeevilsSALAphi-of212289243812082800141900120.427.500.8311.3317420104.476.404.562.54813.4618.271.367.6911.1352.63
1998Clearwater PhilliesFSLA+phi-of213412524338152512162930104.264.359.464.8235814145.304.200.320.36111.0320.001.813.4525.0042.42
1998Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         562144871201135312304830224.332.418.6171.03513234249.374.285.421.43812.0519.281.605.2216.4647.89
1999Clearwater PhilliesFSLA+phi9of22134520911503192010653581105110510.288.359.498.85725960594.325.210.325.3669.7618.521.903.3726.0040.00
2000Reading PhilliesEastAAphi15of2312846981121225229023708950617.258.356.467.82321949550.272.209.356.35812.7316.181.274.0021.3240.50
2001Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi-of241174486512230221780149105803413.272.352.489.84121953508.311.217.324.3599.6520.672.144.1321.3343.44
2001Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi15lf-dh2422413420010041110000.098.196.146.3426246.133.048.146.1708.7023.912.750.000.0050.00
2002Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi23of2514054669137342984024994115113.251.311.370.68120245602.286.119.205.3018.1415.611.921.5060.6732.85
2002Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi12rf25710120000000300001.200.200.200.4002010.286.000.000.1780.0030.000.000.000.000.00
2003Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi23of2613445062982721251006010214555.218.308.367.67516541520.252.149.282.29611.5419.621.702.3137.5041.84
2003Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin68rf261842390001002900000.214.250.214.4649044.273.000.048.2144.5520.454.500.000.000.00
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn57lf-1b2713027039721521334012861101410.267.337.481.81813030300.299.214.315.3479.3320.332.184.3320.7741.67
2005Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn23of2879275447013193811555811146.255.380.407.78711223333.292.152.353.34916.5217.421.052.7030.5632.86
2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn57rf2828434830010071700030.186.300.256.55611350.308.070.233.23414.0034.002.430.000.0037.50
2006Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn3of293086101840040092300013.209.284.256.54022495.286.047.151.2469.4724.212.560.000.0022.22
2006Tohoku RakutenJap PacIntl-29247481420151052221002.189.259.257.51619382.255.068.149.2386.1026.834.401.2274.0021.43
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter205406509520213370141101201711.234.307.389.69615835450.280.155.254.0009.1122.442.462.8931.2336.84
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter818300847078718122106504912380629247322361.262.346.442.78813303093451.295.180.306.00011.0118.231.663.0728.3839.26
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter500180525044510875125514222382116141540.247.330.399.7297201662058.284.152.274.00010.7918.561.722.4835.3937.30
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12846981121225229023708950617.258.356.467.82321949550.272.209.356.00012.7316.181.274.0021.3240.50
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter16864511518339102513165741398111514.284.359.491.85031774739.321.207.324.00010.0118.811.883.3825.8040.44
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2289243812082800141900120.427.500.8311.3317420104.476.404.562.00013.4618.271.367.6911.1352.63
Intl Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter247481420151052221002.189.259.257.51619382.255.068.149.0006.1026.834.401.2274.0021.43
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1887221992333846921913410811600000.323.411.6731.084486111830.305.350.512.00013.0113.981.078.3110.4647.64
New York Mets Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter15831343801821335013578101710.256.331.450.78114133350.300.194.304.00010.0022.292.233.7124.0841.25
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter29514620010041410001.118.196.157.3538256.162.039.118.0007.1425.003.500.000.0033.33
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1842390001002900000.214.250.214.4649044.273.000.048.0004.5520.454.500.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623214075162102901328020169.234.307.389.69612528356.280.155.254.0009.1122.442.462.8931.2336.84
Average Minor - Per 162 games16259693156364211002275125516512.262.346.442.78826361683.295.180.306.00011.0118.231.663.0728.3839.26

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1998Piedmont Boll Weevils SALAphi21OF21--382214240.9521.90------2295.514.9
1998Clearwater Phillies FSLA+phi21OF34--576--63631.0001.85------34100.024.3
1999Clearwater Phillies FSLA+phi22OF129--2651793291282.9692.19------13496.394.9
2000Reading Phillies EastAAphi23OF122--2331643253249.9842.04------12895.385.9
2001Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi24OF95--1551223169167.9881.76------11781.266.4
2001Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi241B27--20915118225224.9968.30------11723.118.9
2001Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi24LF7-47202--22221.0003.140.47-----2231.84.3
2001Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi24DH4---------------2218.22.5
2001Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi24RF1-3-------------224.50.6
2002Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi25OF118--2601454279274.9822.32------14084.381.9
2002Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi251B23--19711522213208.9779.04------14016.416.0
2002Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi25RF2-7-------------728.61.2
2002Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi251B1-53-1243.7503.000.60-----714.30.6
2003Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi26OF132--2831082301293.9732.22------13498.592.3
2003Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi261B3--7---771.0002.33------1342.22.1
2003Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26RF8871201--21211.0002.630.30-----1844.44.9
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn27LF3224213391--40401.0001.250.19-----13024.619.8
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn271B272319020221121224223.9968.261.17-----13020.816.7
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn27RF1489120---20201.0001.430.22-----13010.88.6
2005Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn28OF58--10962-117115.9831.98------7973.440.3
2005Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn281B13--101618108107.9918.23------7916.59.0
2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn28RF876313-1-1413.9291.630.21-----2828.64.9
2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn28CF2-42---221.0001.000.50-----287.11.2
2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn28LF21126---661.0003.000.50-----287.11.2
2006Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn29OF24--581--59591.0002.46------3080.016.7
MLB Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF4125272653--68681.0001.660.25-----410.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 5 season(s)-   RF33232355311-5554.9821.640.23-----330.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B282319520521223228226.9918.071.16-----280.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH4---------------40.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF2-42---221.0001.000.50-----20.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 5 season(s)-   OF427--86543179925908.9822.13------4270.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B66--51432748553546.9878.27------660.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF122--2331643253249.9842.04------1220.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF163--3222393354345.9752.12------1630.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF21--382214240.9521.90------210.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1998Piedmont Boll Weevils SALAphi21---------21-
1998Clearwater Phillies FSLA+phi21---------34-
1999Clearwater Phillies FSLA+phi22---------129-
2000Reading Phillies EastAAphi23---------122-
2001Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi24--27------95-
2001Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi24------7-1-4
2002Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi25--23------118-
2002Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi25--1-----2--
2003Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi26--3------132-
2003Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26--------8--
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn27--27---32-14--
2005Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn28--13------58-
2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn28------228--
2006Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn29---------24-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Peoria JavelinasArizona Fall LgMinor22331051018310100183100000.171.230.219.449234113.243.048.1147.0827.433.880.000.0022.22
2006San Diego PadresMLB Spring TrainingMLB2923316830160081000002.258.410.452.86214439.350.194.45220.5125.641.252.5631.0050.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs331051018310100183100000.171.230.219.449234113.243.048.1147.0827.433.880.000.0022.22
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs23316830160081000002.258.410.452.86214439.350.194.45220.5125.641.252.5631.0050.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2008Williamsport CrosscuttersNYPLA-Minorphi31Hitting Coach753837.5078.54Dusty Wathan
2009Williamsport CrosscuttersNYPLA-Minorphi32Hitting Coach764234.5537.02Chris Truby
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [8]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1997CWS Regionals Most Outstanding Player (Stillwater) ... Pac-10 Conference All-Conference (OF)2
19981st Team College All-American (OF) ... Pac-10 Conference All-Conference (OF) ... Pac-10 Conference All-Conference3
1999Florida State League All-Star Team (OF)1
2000Eastern League All-Star Team (OF)1
2001International League All-Star Team (OF)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2006-01-12ContractSigned by Padres (minor) 
2003-12-15Selected by Mets from Reds in the minor league draft. 
2003-09-02TradeTraded by Phillies to Reds completing trade in which Reds sent C Kelly Stinnett to Phillies for a player to be named (Aug. 31 2003) 
2003-08-31TradeTraded by Phillies to Reds for Kelly Stinnett. 
1998-07-01Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1998Philadelphia Phillies-21615,000-------615,000Signing Bonus out of 1998 Draft (1st round - 42nd overall)
2001Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll24200,000-77143-1,897,758200,000815,000
2002Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll25200,000-75733-2,011,045200,0001,015,000
2003Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll26300,000-70338-2,163,527300,0001,315,000
2004New York MetsTeam Payroll27302,500-73229192,070,100300,0001,617,500
2005New York MetsTeam Payroll28332,000-63426302,189,055300,0001,949,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red