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Full Name: Jose Javier (Rosario) Valentin Primary Position: C
Height/Weight: 5' 10"/198 First Game: September 13, 1997
Birthdate: September 19, 1975 MLB Experience: 8 years
Birthplace: Manati, Puerto Rico
Bat/Throw: Both/Right


Biography

Javier Valentin (Jose Javier (Rosario) Valentin) was born on September 19, 1975 in Manati, Puerto Rico. He made his Major League debut on September 13, 1997 for the Minnesota Twins. In 1998, his rookie year, he hit .198 with 3 home runs and 18 RBI. Valentin played for the Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Cincinnati Reds over the course of his 8 year career.

Most people believe that Javier Valentin's best season was 2005, when he hit for a .281 average and knocked in 50 runs.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1997 MIN A 4 7 1 2 0 0 .286 .286 .286 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
1998 MIN A 55 162 11 32 3 18 .198 .247 .309 7 1 11 30 0 3 0 1 7
1999 MIN A 78 218 22 54 5 28 .248 .313 .381 12 1 22 39 1 1 0 0 2
2002 MIN A 4 4 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 TB A 49 135 13 30 3 15 .222 .254 .356 7 1 5 31 1 0 0 0 7
2004 CIN N 82 202 18 47 6 20 .233 .293 .381 10 1 17 36 1 0 0 3 4
2005 CIN N 76 221 36 62 14 50 .281 .362 .520 11 0 30 37 0 0 0 3 5
2006 CIN N 92 186 24 50 8 27 .269 .313 .441 6 1 13 29 0 0 0 3 5
2007 CIN N 97 243 19 67 2 34 .276 .328 .387 21 0 18 25 1 0 0 2 7
2008 CIN N 94 129 10 33 4 18 .256 .326 .411 8 0 14 27 0 0 0 0 2
Total NL 441 981 107 259 34 149 .264 .326 .429 56 2 93 154 2 0 0 11 23
Total AL 190 526 47 120 11 61 .228 .279 .352 26 3 38 103 2 4 0 1 16
Total 631 1507 154 379 45 210 .251 .310 .402 82 5 131 257 4 4 0 12 39

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1997 MIN A C 4 1 15 11 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.000
1998 MIN A C 53 42 403.2 281 17 5 0 0 7 34 10 1 .983
1998 MIN A DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1999 MIN A C 76 59 553.2 387 27 1 4 0 6 25 21 0 .998
2002 MIN A C 4 0 11 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2003 TB A DH 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 TB A C 42 33 305.2 212 13 0 1 0 1 16 7 0 1.000
2004 CIN N C 55 44 409.2 305 31 4 2 0 1 27 12 0 .988
2004 CIN N 1B 7 3 37 37 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 CIN N C 62 58 508.1 341 28 3 2 0 3 25 10 0 .992
2005 CIN N 1B 2 2 18 21 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 CIN N 1B 2 0 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 CIN N DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2006 CIN N C 46 32 312.2 244 20 7 1 0 2 10 8 0 .974
2007 CIN N C 73 49 471.2 341 19 1 4 0 8 40 5 1 .997
2007 CIN N DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2007 CIN N 1B 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2008 CIN N C 17 6 67.2 67 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
2008 CIN N 1B 11 10 81.2 75 4 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2008 CIN N 3B 4 1 9.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 1B 23 15 140 138 5 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total C 432 324 3059 2203 163 21 14 0 29 179 75 2 .991
Total DH 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 3B 4 1 9.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Transactions

  • Selected by Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the free-agent draft (June 3, 1993 - signed June 5, 1993).
  • Traded by Minnesota Twins with Matt Kinney to Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Matt Yeatman and Gerry Oakes (November 15, 2002).
  • Traded by Milwaukee Brewers to Tampa Bay Devil Rays in exchange for Jason Conti (March 24, 2003).
  • Granted free agency (October 15, 2003).
  • Signed by Cincinnati Reds (January 8, 2004).

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