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John ValentinTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1988-2002 MLB Years: 1992-2002
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PositionsSS-1091, 3B-379, 2B-86, 1B-22, DH-6Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn William Valentin
Height6-0Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 18,1967 [51.122]PlaceMineola,New York
High SchoolSt. Anthony (Jersey City,NJ)
CollegeSeton Hall University (South Orange,NJ)

DraftedSelected by the Boston Red Sox [Team Picks] in the 5th round (121st overall) of the 1988 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsMatt Sczesny
MLB DebutJuly 27,1992 [25.159]
OrganizationsBOS [14] NYN [1] Awards3Awards Voting1-57
TBC Player ID363Retrosheet IDvalej002MLBAM ID123608
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Player Notes:   Elected to Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2010
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed38Power64Contact81XBH68RBIs53Runs49Hitting57Durability59Team.486Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1988Seton HallCollegeJrss-3b2152186647321355273321100000.392.482.6181.10011529218.400.226.419.48314.685.050.342.2937.2039.73
1988Elmira PioneersNYPLA-bos-ss216020718455121654363505210.217.331.280.611588250.250.063.242.28914.4014.000.970.80103.5017.78
1989Winter Haven Red SoxFSLA+bos-ss2255215275813131844132912300.270.310.381.6918217234.296.111.172.3125.5612.392.231.2871.6729.31
1989Lynchburg Red SoxCaroA+bos-ss227526447657283452414022210.246.350.379.72910017311.261.133.299.33513.1812.860.982.5733.0026.15
1989Totals for A+-A+         13047974123203115296546934510.257.333.380.71318234545.277.123.242.3259.9112.661.282.0243.5527.64
1990New Britain Red SoxEastAAbos-ss23943122068181231122546011310.218.274.301.5759421351.247.083.160.2627.1213.111.840.57156.0030.88
1991New Britain Red SoxEastAAbos-ss24238181630051191401000.198.278.235.51319391.239.037.148.2459.8915.381.560.000.0018.75
1991Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-ss24100329528722494901604206420.264.374.438.81214435399.277.174.353.36515.0410.530.702.2636.5640.23
1991Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1234106010325495412695607420.251.356.398.75416338490.269.147.312.34214.0811.430.811.8445.5636.89
1992Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-ss2597331478618192912485035110.260.358.402.76013328388.282.142.284.34912.3712.891.042.3236.7832.56
1992Boston Red SoxALMLBbos13ss2558185215113052510201724105.276.351.427.7787918212.280.151.265.3549.438.020.852.3637.0035.29
1993Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-ss2629330011000100000.333.333.6671.000619.286.334.333.4300.0011.110.0011.119.0033.33
1993Boston Red SoxALMLBbos13ss26144468501304031166344977216429.278.346.447.79320954539.310.169.271.3509.0914.291.572.0442.5541.54
1994Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-ss27518260012003400101.333.409.500.9099122.357.167.333.39213.6418.181.334.5518.0016.67
1994Boston Red SoxALMLBbos13ss2784301539526294931423835413.316.400.505.90515237355.333.189.336.39411.8310.700.902.5433.4438.95
1995Boston Red SoxALMLBbos13ss28135520108155372271022058167104627.298.399.533.93227766621.296.235.419.40513.0410.790.834.3519.2642.58
1996Boston Red SoxALMLBbos13ss291315278415629313599106359727015.296.374.436.81023045606.310.140.258.36010.409.740.942.1540.5428.85
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos132b-3b30143575951764751877745866515521.306.372.499.87128770644.319.193.299.3779.0110.251.142.8031.9439.77
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos133b31153588113145441237345778292539.247.340.442.78226068681.250.195.325.34311.3112.041.063.3825.5746.90
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos133b32113450581142711270014068418211.253.315.398.71317940503.270.145.231.3127.9513.521.702.3937.5035.09
2000Boston Red SoxALMLBbos133b331035691022012501001.257.297.457.75416338.250.200.229.3245.2613.162.505.2617.5033.33
2001Trenton ThunderEastAAbos-ss34313121000001300000.154.214.231.4453114.200.077.154.2027.1421.433.000.000.0050.00
2001Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-3b341036791024008400000.250.386.444.83016344.233.194.417.36718.189.090.504.5518.0033.33
2001Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13498112024009700000.224.345.388.73319458.225.164.347.32715.5212.070.783.4524.5036.36
2001Boston Red SoxALMLBbos13ss3420608122015009810004.200.314.283.59717370.216.083.233.27912.8611.430.891.4360.0025.00
2002New York MetsNLMLBnyn4ss-1b351142081850150330002237100206.240.339.356.6957418242.276.116.221.3159.0915.291.681.2469.3336.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter1105391761410932811712455847314635245336421591.279.360.454.81417804224511.293.175.298.00010.2611.621.132.7531.5938.61
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter524181523244588103718917162442686321661.245.334.366.7006641352113.267.121.256.00011.5512.681.101.7549.0530.34
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter214723111191415228513119101311631.264.368.426.79430868862.279.162.324.00013.8111.720.852.5532.8635.60
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1204062986221236233563012310.212.273.286.55911625456.244.074.158.0007.6813.821.800.44203.0029.07
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13047974123203115296546934510.257.333.380.71318234545.277.123.242.0009.9112.661.282.0243.5527.64
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6020718455121654363505210.217.331.280.611588250.250.063.242.00014.4014.000.970.80103.5017.78
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter52186647321355273321100000.392.482.6181.10011529218.400.226.419.00014.685.050.342.2937.2039.73
Boston Red Sox Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter991370959610432661712152847314414874336401585.281.361.460.82117064044269.294.179.302.00010.3311.411.102.8330.6538.73
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1142081850150330002237100206.240.339.356.6957418242.276.116.221.0009.0915.291.681.2469.3336.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162574901604121882756877856213.279.360.454.81426162661.293.175.298.00010.2611.621.132.7531.5938.61
Average Minor - Per 162 games162561721382731158557583210520.245.334.366.70020542653.267.121.256.00011.5512.681.101.7549.0530.34

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1988Elmira Pioneers NYPLA-bos21SS60--921701418276262.9494.37------60100.078.9
1988Elmira Pioneers NYPLA-bos212B2--45-2991.0004.50------603.32.6
1989Lynchburg Red Sox CaroA+bos22SS74--1052201637341325.9534.39------7598.754.4
1989Winter Haven Red Sox FSLA+bos22SS54--941691232275263.9564.87------5598.238.8
1989Winter Haven Red Sox FSLA+bos222B1--58-313131.00013.00------551.80.7
1990New Britain Red Sox EastAAbos23SS94--1392662160426405.9514.31------94100.067.6
1991New Britain Red Sox EastAAbos24SS23--5065320118115.9755.00------23100.016.4
1991Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos24SS99--1843002565509484.9514.89------10099.069.2
1992Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos25SS97--1483582070526506.9625.22------97100.067.8
1992Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25SS58--791821045271261.9634.50------58100.035.8
1993Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos26SS2--89-417171.0008.50------2100.01.4
1993Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26SS144--2384322096690670.9714.65------144100.088.9
1994Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos27SS5--716322623.8854.60------5100.03.5
1994Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27SS83--134242856384376.9794.53------8498.872.2
1994Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27DH1---------------841.20.9
1995Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28SS135--2274141895659641.9734.75------135100.093.8
1996Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29SS118--1943471687557541.9714.58------13190.172.8
1996Boston Red SoxALMLBbos293B12--810111918.9471.50------1319.27.4
1996Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29DH1---------------1310.80.6
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos302B79--1802591167450439.9765.56------14355.248.8
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos303B64--591211115191180.9422.81------14344.839.5
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos313B153--1212921528428413.9652.70------153100.094.4
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos312B1---------------1530.70.6
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos323B111--842081416306292.9542.63------11398.268.5
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32DH2---------------1131.81.2
2000Boston Red SoxALMLBbos333B10-8169--15151.0001.500.19-----10100.06.2
2001Trenton Thunder EastAAbos34SS3--381-1211.9173.67------3100.02.1
2001Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos343B8--512342017.8502.13------1080.05.6
2001Boston Red SoxALMLBbos34SS18-1382242296664.9703.560.46-----2090.011.2
2001Boston Red SoxALMLBbos343B3-1411--221.0000.670.14-----2015.01.9
2002New York MetsNLMLBnyn35SS24-1332048297068.9712.830.51-----11421.114.9
2002New York MetsNLMLBnyn351B22-1041066312115112.9745.091.08-----11419.313.7
2002New York MetsNLMLBnyn353B18-126927534136.8782.000.29-----11415.811.2
2002New York MetsNLMLBnyn352B3-1243-2771.0002.330.58-----1142.61.9
2002New York MetsNLMLBnyn35DH2---------------1141.81.2
MLB Totals for SS - 7 season(s)-   SS580-27191417077639726972621.9724.529.67-----5800.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 7 season(s)-   3B371-22128866846631002956.9542.584.33-----3710.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 3 season(s)-   2B83-121842621169457446.9765.3737.17-----830.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B22-1041066312115112.9745.091.08-----220.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 4 season(s)-   DH6---------------60.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 4 season(s)-   SS203--3476834814110781030.9555.07------2030.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B8--512342017.8502.13------80.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 3 season(s)-   SS120--1923392580556531.9554.43------1200.00.0
A+ Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS128--1993892869616588.9554.59------1280.00.0
A+ Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1--58-313131.00013.00------10.00.0
A- Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS60--921701418276262.9494.37------600.00.0
A- Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B2--45-2991.0004.50------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1988Elmira Pioneers NYPLA-bos21---260------
1989Lynchburg Red Sox CaroA+bos22----74------
1989Winter Haven Red Sox FSLA+bos22---154------
1990New Britain Red Sox EastAAbos23----94------
1991New Britain Red Sox EastAAbos24----23------
1991Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos24----99------
1992Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos25----97------
1992Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25----58------
1993Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos26----2------
1993Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26----144------
1994Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos27----5------
1994Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27----83-----1
1995Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28----135------
1996Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29----11812----1
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30---79-64-----
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31---1-153-----
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32-----111----2
2000Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33-----10-----
2001Trenton Thunder EastAAbos34----3------
2001Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos34-----8-----
2001Boston Red SoxALMLBbos34----183-----
2002New York MetsNLMLBnyn35--2232418----2

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1995Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB28312131012003100000.250.400.583.9837215.200.333.58320.006.670.336.6712.0066.67
1998Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB31415571000003100000.467.556.5331.0898118.500.066.26716.675.560.330.000.0014.29
1999Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB325226720312000400000.318.318.8181.13618522.267.500.5000.0018.180.0013.647.3371.43
1999Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB32523382015002400000.348.400.565.96513325.389.217.3048.0016.002.004.0023.0037.50
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs1249121740414006600000.347.418.6731.09133855.333.326.44910.9110.911.007.2712.2547.06
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs523382015002400000.348.400.565.96513325.389.217.3048.0016.002.004.0023.0037.50

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2006Binghamton MetsEastAAMinornyn39Hitting Coach1407070.5009.03Juan Samuel-
2008Inland Empire 66ersCalifA+Minorlan41Manager1416873.4828.53 Lost in 1st Round
2009Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAMinorlan42Manager1396574.4685.53 
2010Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAMinorlan43Hitting Coach1396574.46821.04Carlos Subero
2011Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAMinorlan44Hitting Coach1447074.48617.02Lorenzo Bundy
2012Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAMinorlan45Hitting Coach1448064.556--1Lorenzo BundyLost in Semi-Finals
2013Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan46Assistant Hitting Coach1629270.568--1Don MattinglyLost in NLCS (Cardinals)
2014Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan47Assistant Hitting Coach1629468.580--1Don Mattingly
2015Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan48Assistant Hitting Coach1629270.568--1Don MattinglyLost in 1st Round (Mets)
2016Great Lakes LoonsMidwAMinorlan49Hitting Coach1406575.46419.56Gil VelazquezLeague Champions
* 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 [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1995AL Silver Slugger Award (SS) ... American League Player of the Week (May 1-May 7)2
1997American League Player of the Week (August 11-August 17)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2002-05-31InjuredActivated from DL 
2002-05-15InjuredDisabled -- partial thickness tear of the right rotator cuff 
2002-01-30ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
2001-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-09-01InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2001-06-07InjuredDisabled -- right heel plantar fascitis 
2001-05-09InjuredActivated from DL 
2001-03-31InjuredDisabled -- Left knee surgery 
* 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
1992Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll25109,000-68028-962,245109,000109,000
1993Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll26170,000-5662638968,431109,000279,000
1994Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll27370,000-4152155957,101109,000649,000
1995Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll28637,500-2961468999,520109,0001,286,500
1996Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll292,672,500-120687++957,870109,0003,959,000
1997Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll303,750,000-90391++1,182,177150,0007,709,000
1998Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll315,350,000-47395++1,276,192170,00013,059,000
1999Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll326,350,000-38296++1,454,491200,00019,409,000
2000Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll336,350,000-56394++1,394,248200,00025,759,000
2001Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll346,350,000-87791++1,897,758200,00032,109,000
2002New York MetsTeam Payroll35550,000-47818472,011,045200,00032,659,000
* 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