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Merkin ValdezTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2012 MLB Years: 2004-2011
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PositionsP-313Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMerkin R. Valdez
Height6-3Weight170BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 10,1981 [36.279]PlaceSan Cristobal,Dominican Republic

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1999 by the Atlanta Braves.
Signing ScoutsFelix FranciscoService Time1.033 (2008)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2004-MLB-#40 ... 2004-SFN-#1 ... 2005-MLB-#58 ... 2005-SFN-#2 ... 2006-SFN-#5
MLB DebutAugust 1,2004 [22.264]
OrganizationsSFN [6] LAN [1] OAK [1] TEX [1] TOR [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID45753Retrosheet IDvaldm003MLBAM ID429723
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (64.44%) -- Changeup (15.56%) -- Slider (13.33%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (6.67%)
Fastball Velocity [2011] - 94.92 - [2010] - 94.73
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts56Walks38Hittable56SO/BB41vsPower56Hitting0Durability53Team.522Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2003Hagerstown SunsSALAsfn30ST21952.25262602100156.0119423911491664001.086.870.632.839.583.39.643-
2004San Jose GiantsCalifA+sfn-ST22312.52770000035.230121045441000.987.571.011.2611.108.80.750-
2004Norwich NavigatorsEastAAsfn46S/R22144.321073001141.2352120315311001.207.560.653.246.702.07.200-
2004Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn-ST22007.2011000005.06440450002.0010.80--7.209.001.25--
2004Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorAAA--S/R0453.7218153001181.0713734724802001.157.760.772.628.743.33.444-
2004San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn37Rel220027.0020200001.24551320004.2021.605.4016.2010.800.67-13.85
2005Norwich NavigatorsEastAAsfn45S/R23563.53241951000107.0994842745968001.358.330.593.798.072.13.455-
2006Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn-Rel24045.80463430020549.2524232639488201.839.421.097.078.701.23.000-
2008San Jose GiantsCalifA+sfn-Rel26000.0010100001.01000030001.009.00----27.000.00--
2008San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn47Rel26101.6917116003016.0145317132121.317.880.563.947.311.861.0004.01
2009San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn47Rel27215.66480480020049.0573331528385001.7210.400.915.116.931.36.6674.58
2010Las Vegas 51sPCLAAAtor37Rel28357.91391380016058.0925951526357302.0314.280.784.035.431.35.375-
2010Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor47Rel280020.2520200101.02330300003.7513.50--20.25--0.00-9.83
2011Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAlan47Rel29423.58380380018450.0472320124432101.418.400.184.297.691.79.667-
2011Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAtex38Rel29102.3512012007415.0144415141001.248.220.592.938.222.801.000-
2011Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--Rel0523.29500500025865.2612724229573101.378.360.273.977.811.97.714-
2011Texas RangersALMLBtex55Rel29006.2350500104.07332160001.8514.544.152.0812.466.00-6.95
2012Arizona AthleticsArizRkoak-S/R30000.0021100003.02000010000.676.00----3.000.00--
2012Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak37Rel30013.75340340022536.0331715417266001.398.251.004.256.501.53.000-
2012Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--Rel0013.46361350022539.0351715417276001.338.080.923.926.231.59.000-
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter315.57741730025071.2844945942597121.7310.401.115.207.311.40.7501.80
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter26283.8224065175318419556.25302722374222951238601.368.540.683.698.252.24.481-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter8125.291705165008318213.02441491261711517124601.6710.250.714.837.181.49.400-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter6103.75342681011148.2134696210601279001.308.110.613.637.692.12.375-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter312.45871000036.231121045471000.987.610.981.2311.549.40.750-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter952.25262602100156.0119423911491664001.086.870.632.839.583.39.643-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0021100003.02000010000.676.00----3.000.00--
San Francisco Giants Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter315.24671660023066.1754339738537121.6910.070.945.107.121.39.750-
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter006.2350500104.07332160001.8514.544.152.0812.466.00--
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0020.2520200101.02330300003.7513.50--20.25--0.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings935.57224322100760220.02541481362712717921361.7310.401.115.207.311.40.7501.80
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings10113.8295266910337220.020910793179020215201.368.540.683.698.252.24.476-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2004Norwich NavigatorsEastAAsfn46p22104010000000200000.250.250.250.500104.500.000.000.2220.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2004Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn-p2212000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2004Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         116010000000400000.167.167.167.334106.500.000.000.1480.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2005Norwich NavigatorsEastAAsfn45p23610000000000401000.000.000.000.0000011.000.000.000.0000.0036.360.000.000.000.00
2006Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn-24291100000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2008San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn47p26170000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2011Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAlan47p29272000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter170000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter73191100000001001000.053.053.053.1061020.111.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter575100000000400000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0080.000.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1614010000000601000.071.071.071.1421015.125.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
San Francisco Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter170000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16200000000000010000.000.000.000.0000010.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162422200000002202000.053.053.053.1062044.111.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2003Hagerstown Suns SALAsfn21P26--929214038.9501.46------26100.019.3
2004San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn22P7--14--551.0000.71------7100.05.0
2004Norwich Navigators EastAAsfn22P10--16--771.0000.70------10100.07.0
2004Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn22P1---3-1331.0003.00------1100.00.7
2004San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn22P2-1-------------2100.01.2
2005Norwich Navigators EastAAsfn23P24--816-124241.0001.00------24100.016.9
2006Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn24P46--352-108.8000.17------46100.031.9
2008San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26P17116-------------17100.010.5
2009San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn27P48-4915--661.0000.130.12-----48100.029.6
2010Las Vegas 51s PCLAAAtor28P39--461-1110.9090.26------39100.027.1
2010Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28P2-111--221.0001.002.00-----2100.01.2
2011Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAlan29P38--58--13131.0000.34------38100.026.4
2011Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex29P12--13--441.0000.33------12100.08.3
2011Texas RangersALMLBtex29P5-4-------------5100.03.1
2012Arizona Athletics ArizRkoak30P2---------------2100.03.7
2012Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak30P34--231-65.8330.15------34100.023.6
MLB Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P7417126--881.0000.110.11-----740.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P170--1528414743.9150.25------1700.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P34--922-131311.0000.91------340.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P7--14--551.0000.71------70.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P26--929214038.9501.46------260.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2---------------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2003Hagerstown Suns SALAsfn2126----------
2004San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn227----------
2004Norwich Navigators EastAAsfn2210----------
2004Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn221----------
2004San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn222----------
2005Norwich Navigators EastAAsfn2324----------
2006Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn2446----------
2008San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn2617----------
2009San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn2748----------
2010Las Vegas 51s PCLAAAtor2839----------
2010Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor282----------
2011Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAlan2938----------
2011Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex2912----------
2011Texas RangersALMLBtex295----------
2012Arizona Athletics ArizRkoak302----------
2012Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak3034----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2003Grand Canyon RaftersArizona Fall LgMinor21003.6040400005.0632004001.2010.800.000.007.2005.40.000
2008San Francisco GiantsMLB Spring TrainingMLB26104.6311011001011.210661811201.617.710.776.178.491.384.631.000
2009San Francisco GiantsMLB Spring TrainingMLB27000.00000000513.01220100200.928.310.690.000.0001.38.000
2010Toronto Blue JaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB28103.0090900019.0643058101.226.000.005.008.001.604.001.000
2011Los Angeles DodgersMLB Spring TrainingMLB29003.0030300203.0311021101.679.000.006.003.000.503.00.000
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs003.6040400005.0632004001.2010.800.000.007.2005.40.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 4 yrs202.4523023003636.731131021520601.257.610.493.684.911.333.191.000

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2003San Francisco Giants Minor League Player of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2012-11-18PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency31.008  
2012-07-02POakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Sacramento (AAA)30.234Team Roster on 2012-07-02
2012-06-21POakland AthleticsArizona Athletics (Rk)-Minors--30.223Team Roster on 2012-06-21
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-12-22ContractSigned by Athletics 
2011-07-24ContractSigned by Rangers 
2010-01-20TradeTraded by Giants to Blue Jays 
2008-10-09InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-08-14InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2008-05-15InjuredDisabled -- Right elbow strain 
2007-10-30InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-09-04InjuredDisabled -- Right elbow 
2002-12-17TradeTraded by Braves with Damian Moss to Giants for Russ Ortiz. 
1999-11-18ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
* 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

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YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2004San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll22300,000-75543-2,070,100300,000300,000
2008San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll26390,0001.03375340-2,696,252390,000690,000
2009San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll27401,000-71327112,746,792400,0001,091,000
2010Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll28409,500-67025262,812,412400,0001,500,500
2011Texas RangersTeam Payroll29414,000-78940-2,722,607414,0001,914,500
* 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