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Danny Valencia

(2010-present)

Danny Valencia

Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)
3B
Full Name Daniel Paul Valencia
Date of Birth 09/19/1984
Age30
BirthplaceMiami, FL
Religion Jewish
Height 6'2
Weight 210
Bats/Throws R/R
College UNC Greensboro (D1)
University of Miami (D1)
Drafted Twins
(06/01/2006)
Draft Round19
Overall Pick576
MLB Debut 06/03/2010
Salary, 2015 $1.675-million

Career highlights (through 2014)

  • Selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 19th round of the 2006 amateur draft, 576th overall
  • Went 1-for-3 in Major-League debut with the Twins (6/3/2010)
  • Played for Twins in 2010 A.L. division series as a rookie, going 2-for-9 with 2 RBI
  • Placed 3rd in voting for 2010 A.L. Rookie of the Year award

Career bests, by statistic (MLB only)

  • AVG: .311 (2010)
  • 2B: 28 (2011)
  • 3B: 2 (2011)
  • HR: 15 (2011)
  • RBI: 72 (2011)
  • BB: 40 (2011)
  • OBP: .351 (2010)
  • SLG: .448 (2010)

2014 highlights

  • In addition to his regular 3B spot (66 games), played 1B (20 games) and 2B (6 games) for first time in MLB
  • One of just 16 Major Leaguers to hit 2 sacrifice flies in a game (9/3/2014)
  • Hit .301 with a .357 in home games
  • Hit .321 vs. lefties

On being Jewish

  • Was raised Jewish by his Jewish mother and non-Jewish father, who reportedly converted
  • Had a Bar Mitzvah

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