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Chris Valaika 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
10 268 .238 .282 .351 81 -0.1
Birth Date8-14-1985
Height5' 11"
Weight205 lbs
Age34 years, 2 months, 4 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2010 CIN 24 19 40 10 1 0 1 1 9 0 0 0 .263 .282 .368 82 -0.8 -1.6 -0.2 -0.2
2011 CIN 25 14 27 7 1 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 .280 .333 .400 94 -0.2 0.4 0.8 0.2
2013 MIA 27 22 70 14 5 0 1 3 16 1 0 0 .219 .261 .344 86 -1.0 -0.3 -1.2 0.0
2014 CHN 28 44 131 28 4 0 3 7 35 2 1 0 .231 .282 .339 75 -3.4 0.3 -0.3 -0.1
Career992685911151363310.238.282.35181-5.4-1.1-0.9-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2006 BIL Rk PIO 70 315 .274 .360 .407 .389 108 9.3 8.0 3.1 100 0 -1.0 1.7 -10.7 0.1
2007 DYT A MDW 79 331 .263 .328 .381 .376 97 12.1 9.7 3.7 132 0 -4.9 -1.1 11.4 1.9
2007 SAR A+ FSL 57 241 .262 .329 .387 .303 102 -12.8 7.7 2.6 66 0 -2.9 -0.7 -8.7 -0.2
2008 SAR A+ FSL 32 145 .262 .323 .380 .420 100 11.8 4.3 1.4 173 0 3.8 1.5 9.2 2.0
2008 CHT AA SOU 97 417 .264 .344 .404 .344 106 2.3 12.3 5.6 110 0 -2.6 -2.7 0.5 1.3
2009 LOU AAA INT 95 392 .264 .328 .403 .281 113 -22.5 12.0 4.3 61 0 0.3 3.5 -15.8 0.4
2010 CIN MLB NL 19 40 .257 .327 .399 .321 99 -2.2 1.1 0 82 15 -0.2 -1.6 -0.8 -0.2
2010 LOU AAA INT 118 459 .264 .333 .416 .355 100 -6.9 13.9 -0.4 93 0 -0.4 -4.7 -2.5 0.6
2011 CIN MLB NL 14 27 .278 .342 .445 .318 108 -0.2 0.7 0.1 94 11 0.8 0.4 -0.2 0.2
2011 LOU AAA INT 109 453 .260 .325 .401 .291 93 -15.1 14.1 0.3 87 0 8.9 -2.6 -5.4 1.5
2012 LOU AAA INT 85 316 .253 .323 .390 .261 104 -16.2 9.4 -0.5 58 0 -8.9 0.0 -13.4 -1.3
2012 CIN Rk AZL 3 11 .230 .308 .349 .000 100 -1.3 0.3 0 74 0 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2013 MIA MLB NL 22 70 .262 .323 .424 .271 95 -2.7 1.8 0.2 86 12 -1.2 -0.3 -1.0 0.0
2013 JUP A+ FSL 11 43 .250 .317 .372 .212 99 -2.6 1.3 -0.1 69 0 0.5 -0.3 -2.1 -0.1
2013 NWO AAA PCL 37 143 .266 .345 .400 .282 90 -0.4 4.1 0.3 81 0 1.7 -0.1 -4.3 0.2
2014 CHN MLB NL 44 131 .240 .301 .369 .298 102 -4.3 3.4 -0.7 75 12 -0.3 0.3 -3.4 -0.1
2014 IOW AAA PCL 102 397 .269 .333 .420 .325 92 8.2 11.9 -4 97 0 -0.4 -1.8 -3.6 0.2
2015 IOW AAA PCL 106 376 .267 .330 .406 .319 95 1.8 10.4 0.3 95 0 -1.7 -3.6 -8.1 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2006 BIL Rk PIO 315 275 58 89 22 4 8 143 60 24 61 2 2 .324 .392 .520 .196 2 2
2007 SAR A+ FSL 241 217 26 55 9 1 2 72 23 13 42 0 3 .253 .311 .332 .078 2 2
2007 DYT A MDW 331 300 38 92 20 3 10 148 56 17 72 1 4 .307 .360 .493 .187 0 0
2008 CHT AA SOU 417 379 58 114 19 1 11 168 50 28 74 7 4 .301 .349 .443 .142 5 5
2008 SAR A+ FSL 145 135 20 49 9 0 7 79 31 7 28 2 0 .363 .399 .585 .222 0 0
2009 LOU AAA INT 392 366 32 86 20 1 6 126 36 16 76 1 0 .235 .274 .344 .109 1 1
2010 LOU AAA INT 459 424 49 129 28 2 4 173 53 19 72 3 3 .304 .334 .408 .104 4 4
2010 CIN MLB NL 40 38 3 10 1 0 1 14 2 1 9 0 0 .263 .282 .368 .105 0 1
2011 CIN MLB NL 27 25 3 7 1 1 0 10 0 2 3 0 0 .280 .333 .400 .120 0 0
2011 LOU AAA INT 453 417 39 109 18 0 7 148 37 21 65 1 0 .261 .302 .355 .094 6 3
2012 LOU AAA INT 316 291 30 65 14 2 6 101 29 15 63 2 3 .223 .268 .347 .124 4 2
2012 CIN Rk AZL 11 10 1 1 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 .100 .182 .400 .300 0 0
2013 MIA MLB NL 70 64 4 14 5 0 1 22 9 3 16 0 0 .219 .261 .344 .125 1 1
2013 NWO AAA PCL 143 130 17 32 6 0 3 47 11 10 25 1 1 .246 .308 .362 .115 1 0
2013 JUP A+ FSL 43 40 3 8 1 0 1 12 4 2 6 0 1 .200 .256 .300 .100 0 0
2014 IOW AAA PCL 397 352 43 98 21 0 10 149 50 31 76 2 1 .278 .344 .423 .145 5
2014 CHN MLB NL 131 121 10 28 4 0 3 41 13 7 35 1 0 .231 .282 .339 .107 1
2015 IOW AAA PCL 376 334 34 89 22 1 7 134 41 25 76 1 2 .266 .323 .401 .135 6 5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 161 0.4783 0.5714 0.8043 0.7273 0.4286 0.9464 0.5833 0.1957 0.0004
2011 95 0.5053 0.5579 0.9057 0.7083 0.4043 0.9412 0.8421 0.0943 -0.0024
2013 284 0.4824 0.4965 0.7801 0.6350 0.3673 0.9080 0.5741 0.2199 0.0057
2014 484 0.5310 0.5227 0.7945 0.6770 0.3480 0.8793 0.6076 0.2055 -0.0058
Career10240.50690.52640.80240.67620.37120.90360.61620.1976-0.0013

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-05-08 2013-07-23 60-DL 76 63 Left Wrist Surgery Fracture Radius 2013-05-10 -
2012-05-22 2012-07-12 Minors 51 45 Right Knee Surgery 2012-06-12 -
2011-09-12 2011-09-29 DTD 17 16 Right Knee Surgery ACL 2011-09-19 -
2009-05-08 2009-06-17 Minors 40 0 Right Hand Fracture -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 MIA $495,000
2012 CIN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$495,000
1 yrTotal$495,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 93 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/19/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 8/1/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/30/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Miami as a free agent 11/5/12 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.495M in majors. Contract purchased by Miami 3/31/13. DFA by Miami 7/23/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/25/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 9/4/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/09. Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10.
  • Drafted by Cincinnati 2006 (3-84) (UC Santa Barbara). $0.4375M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-08-20 15:30:00 (link to chat)Any chance the Reds' AAA affiliate could beat the Pirates in a 7 game series? They're trotting out a lineup of Dave Sappelt, Chris Valaika, Yonder Alonso, Todd Frazier, Juan Francisco, Danny Dorn, and Devin Mesoraco, with Sam LeCure, Matt Maloney, Aaron Harang, and Aroldis Chapman among their pitchers.
(Joe from Cincy)
I was going to rip you and talk about how massive the different is between Triple-A and the big leagues is, but they might have a chance. I'll still favor the Pirates though. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-09-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina...Love your work, it always brightens my day. Quick question on my beloved Reds. The Reds haven't had a legit SS since Barry Larkin retired and they have no real prospects lined up at the position (particularly with Chris Valaika struggling mightily in AAA). What do the Reds do for 2010 if they can't bring in a FA or trade acquisition? Could they move Brandon Phillips back to SS or is he too valuable at this point at 2b? It just seems like the franchise has a number of guys who would be better fits at 2b. Would love to hear your thoughts.
(JoshC77 from Columbus)
Hi Josh, thank you for the kind words. I've been suggesting Phillips as their best-possible answer at short for a couple of seasons now, especially given that they play in a bandbox and can't really afford to wind up with some slick-fielding offensive non-entity when they're already shy of star players in the lineup. An infield with Votto and Rolen at the corners, Phillips at short, and Todd Frazier at second might not be enough to carry that outfield, but it's a start in the right direction. (Christina Kahrl)


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