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Bobby ValentineTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1968-1979 MLB Years: 1969-1979
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Played in Japan
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsOF-314, SS-162, 2B-120, 3B-106, 1B-23, DH-18, C-2Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRobert John Valentine
Height5-10Weight189BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMay 13,1950 [67.344]PlaceStamford,Connecticut
High SchoolRippowam (Stamford,CT)
CollegeUSC (Los Angeles,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Los Angeles Dodgers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 1968 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 2,1969 [19.112]
OrganizationsLAN [5] CAL [3] SDN [3] NYN [2] SEA [1] Awards1Awards Voting7-135
TBC Player ID19134Retrosheet IDvaleb102MLBAM ID123616
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed59Power34Contact91XBH33RBIs44Runs34Hitting68Durability25Team.466Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1968OgdenPioRk-18622246263144626200392700000.281.388.460.84810324263.298.179.442.38714.8310.270.692.2837.3338.10
1969SpokanePCLAAA-1911140261104195335340325700000.259.313.353.66614227434.295.094.259.3067.3713.131.780.69134.0025.96
1970SpokanePCLAAA-2014662112221139161480290475100000.340.386.522.90832469668.354.182.304.4027.047.631.092.1044.3632.70
1971SpokanePCLAAA-217307102012303600000.333.394.500.89415333.391.167.367.4059.0918.182.003.0330.0030.00
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2ss-3b21101281327010212553152024509.249.287.310.5978713307.260.061.121.2734.896.511.330.33281.0018.57
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22b-3b2211939142107112332552733286211.274.319.335.65413116434.288.061.130.2996.227.601.220.69130.3314.95
1973California AngelsALMLBcal13ss2332126123852113615903201.302.323.397.720508136.314.095.175.3233.686.621.800.74126.0021.05
1974California AngelsALMLBcal13of-of24117371399710333985252538707.261.308.329.63712216414.269.068.143.2956.046.041.000.72123.6716.49
1975Char., W.Va.ILAAA-255617527414011780301600000.234.346.274.620485205.253.040.257.30314.637.800.530.49175.0012.20
1975Salt LakePCLAAA-2546147294561017130311500000.306.427.361.788537178.341.055.354.37617.428.430.480.000.0015.56
1975Totals for AAA-AAA         1023225686101134210613100000.267.384.314.69810112383.293.047.301.33715.938.090.510.26322.0013.95
1975California AngelsALMLBcal11dh2526575162005024311301.281.323.316.63918266.281.035.070.2956.064.550.750.000.0012.50
1975San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3of25715120011104001000.133.316.333.6495120.071.200.533.31420.000.000.005.0015.0050.00
1975Totals for MLB-MLB         33726182016128312301.250.321.319.64023386.239.069.167.2999.303.490.381.1672.0016.67
1976HawaiiPCLAAA-2612039567120232138990473200000.304.378.471.84918638442.306.167.309.39110.637.240.682.9430.3831.67
1976San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn13of2615493184004016202002.367.436.449.88522457.383.082.184.41110.533.510.330.000.0022.22
1977San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn13ss-3b274467512301100071000113.179.253.269.52218475.193.090.194.2359.3313.331.431.3367.0033.33
1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn11b-ss2742838111013006901004.133.191.181.37215290.137.048.120.1776.6710.001.501.1183.0018.18
1975Totals for NL-NL         8615013234021300131901117.153.220.220.440336165.162.067.153.2087.8811.521.461.2175.0026.09
1978New York MetsNLMLBnyn12b286916017437011811191816217.269.346.331.677538188.294.062.181.31410.119.570.950.53160.0018.60
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2ss-of29629892760071222501114.276.405.337.742336122.287.061.276.34718.034.100.230.000.0022.22
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter639169817644159912157272014013493527549.260.315.326.641554801909.272.066.153.0007.337.020.960.63141.5018.14
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter54819943755941072838266116022920400000.298.370.437.8078711732223.317.139.312.00010.309.180.891.7152.4729.12
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter486177031353193243224096019017700000.300.368.434.8027681491960.320.134.295.0009.699.030.931.6355.3128.06
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter622246263144626200392700000.281.388.460.84810324263.298.179.442.00014.8310.270.692.2837.3338.10
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter22567277177214457108425341211220.263.306.324.63021829741.276.061.126.0005.677.151.260.54168.0016.38
California Angels Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1755545615117545714834374121209.273.313.343.65619026616.280.070.143.0005.526.011.090.65138.5017.22
New York Mets Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter111243255480221112527172111.222.295.280.5756810278.241.058.160.0008.999.711.080.72121.5018.52
San Diego Padres Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter661319327021511171203115.244.329.344.673459152.254.100.229.00011.187.890.711.3265.5028.13
Seattle Mariners Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter629892760071222501114.276.405.337.742336122.287.061.276.00018.034.100.230.000.0022.22
Average MLB - Per 162 games16243045112152340753534297112.260.315.326.64114020484.272.066.153.0007.337.020.960.63141.5018.14
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625891111763281179340686000000.298.370.437.80725751657.317.139.312.00010.309.180.891.7152.4729.12

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21SS37--4380517128123.9613.32------10136.622.8
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan213B23--1750717467.9052.91------10122.814.2
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan212B21--49454139894.9594.48------10120.813.0
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21OF11--141--15151.0001.36------10110.96.8
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan222B49-395110132628248242.9764.940.61-----11941.231.6
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan223B39-3112081144115101.8782.590.32-----11932.825.2
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22OF16-9525---25251.0001.560.26-----11913.410.3
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22SS10-912332365855.9485.500.60-----1198.46.5
1973California AngelsALMLBcal23SS26-2263872611116110.9484.230.49-----3281.316.0
1973California AngelsALMLBcal23OF8-56253--28281.0003.500.50-----3225.04.9
1974California AngelsALMLBcal24OF62--11326-121115.9501.85------11753.038.3
1974California AngelsALMLBcal24OF62--11326-121115.9501.85------11753.038.3
1974California AngelsALMLBcal24OF62--11326-121115.9501.85------11753.038.3
1974California AngelsALMLBcal24OF62--11326-121115.9501.85------11753.038.3
1974California AngelsALMLBcal24SS36--428266130124.9543.44------11730.822.2
1974California AngelsALMLBcal243B15--532544237.8812.47------11712.89.3
1974California AngelsALMLBcal24DH4---------------1173.42.5
1974California AngelsALMLBcal242B1---------------1170.90.6
1975California AngelsALMLBcal25DH13---------------2650.08.1
1975San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn25OF4--4---441.0001.00------757.12.5
1975California AngelsALMLBcal251B3--23-122423.9587.67------2611.51.9
1975California AngelsALMLBcal253B2--211-43.7501.50------267.71.2
1975California AngelsALMLBcal25OF2--2---221.0001.00------267.71.2
1976San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn26OF10--182-120201.0002.00------1566.76.2
1976San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn261B4--374-141411.00010.25------1526.72.5
1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn271B15--944-598981.0006.53------4235.79.3
1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn27SS14--929163938.9742.71------4233.38.6
1977San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn273B10--315121918.9471.80------4422.76.2
1977San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn27SS10--1114112625.9622.50------4422.76.2
1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn273B4--12-1331.0000.75------429.52.5
1977San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn271B1--1--1111.0001.00------442.30.6
1978New York MetsNLMLBnyn282B45--7692413172168.9773.73------6965.227.8
1978New York MetsNLMLBnyn283B9--2172-2119.9052.11------6913.05.6
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea29SS29--1123133534.9711.17------6246.817.9
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea29OF15--173--20201.0001.33------6224.29.3
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea293B4--410121514.9333.50------626.52.5
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea292B4---2--221.0000.50------626.52.5
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea29C2---------------623.21.2
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea29DH1---------------621.60.6
MLB Totals for OF - 7 season(s)-   OF314-15155717241598574.9601.833.80-----3140.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 6 season(s)-   SS162-3171773322350532509.9573.141.61-----1620.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 5 season(s)-   2B120-3952352711454520506.9734.221.28-----1200.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 7 season(s)-   3B106-311542083114293262.8942.470.84-----1060.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B23--155819164163.9947.09------230.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH18---------------180.00.0
MLB Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C2---------------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21---213723---11-
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22---491039---16-
1973California AngelsALMLBcal23----26----8-
1974California AngelsALMLBcal24---13615---2484
1975California AngelsALMLBcal25--3--2---213
1975San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn25---------4-
1976San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn26--4------10-
1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn27--15-144-----
1977San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn27--1-1010-----
1978New York MetsNLMLBnyn28---45-9-----
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea29-2-4294---151

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1983New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn33Third Base Coach1626894.42022.06George Bamberger,Frank Howard
1984New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn34Third Base Coach1629072.5566.52Davey Johnson
1985New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn35Third Base Coach1629864.6053.02Davey Johnson
1985Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex35Manager1616299.38528.57 
1986Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex36Manager1628775.5375.02 
1987Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex37Manager1627587.46310.06 
1988Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex38Manager1617091.43533.56 
1989Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex39Manager1628379.51216.04 
1990Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex40Manager1628379.51220.03 
1991Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex41Manager1628577.52510.03 
1992Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex42Manager1627785.47519.04 
1993Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin43Third Base Coach1627389.45131.05Davey Johnson,Tony Perez
1994Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn44Manager1426775.47213.54 
1995Chiba LotteJap CenIntl-45Manager.000-- 
1996New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn46Manager1627191.43825.04 
1996Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn46Manager1418259.5822.52 Lost in Semi-Finals
1997New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn47Manager1628874.54313.03 
1997New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn47Scout1628874.54313.03Bobby Valentine
1998New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn48Manager1628874.54318.02 
1999New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn49Manager1639766.5956.52 Lost NLCS (Braves)
2000New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn50Manager1629468.5801.02 Lost World Series (Yankees)
2001New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn51Manager1628280.5066.03 
2002New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn52Manager1617586.46626.55 -
2004Chiba LotteJap CenIntl-54Manager.000-- 
2005Chiba LotteJap CenIntl-55Manager.000-- 
2006Chiba LotteJap CenIntl-56Manager.000-- 
2007Chiba Lotte MarinesJap PacIntlIntl-57Manager1377661.5552.02 
2008Chiba Lotte MarinesJap PacIntlIntl-58Manager1437370.5104.54 
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos62Manager1626993.42626.05 
* 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 [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2002Branch Rickey Award1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1979-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1979-04-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1979-03-26Released by Mets. 
1977-06-15TradeTraded by Padres with Paul Siebert to Mets for Dave Kingman. 
1975-09-17TradeTraded by Angels with Rudy Meoli to Padres for Gary Ross. 
1972-11-28TradeTraded by Dodgers with Billy Grabarkewitz, Mike Strahler, Bill Singer and Frank Robinson to Angels for Ken McMullen and Andy Messersmith. 
* 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.