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Luis Valbuena    \val-BWAY-nuh\

Luis Adan Valbuena (twitter: @adan_jome)

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: November 30, 1985 in Caja Seca, Zulia, Venezuela
High School: La Cordillera ( , VE)
Signed
by the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent in 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 2008 (Age 22.277, 17,031st in MLB history)   vs. TEX 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Indians/Astros/Mariners 2008-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 1 yr/$6.13M (16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 5.148, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Elite Sports Group [*]
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Career Home Runs

Luis Valbuena: 79 Career Home Runs

1 leading off, 1 walk-off, 8 tying, 28 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
3 Tms
HOU34
CHC32
CLE13
 
vs RHP66
vs LHP13
 
Away43
Home36
 
Leverage
High Lev17
Medium Lev23
Low Lev39
26 Opps
SEA9
BAL7
STL5
CIN5
CHW5
MIL5
COL4
TEX4
LAA4
OAK3
SDP3
CHC3
BOS3
LAD3
TOR3
ARI2
SFG2
MIN1
TBR1
DET1
70 Pitchers
Marco Estrada2
Mark Buehrle2
Steve Cishek2
Kevin Gausman2
Bartolo Colon2
Danny Farquhar2
Chris Rusin2
Bronson Arroyo2
Colby Lewis2
David Buchanan1
Nick Blackburn1
Dana Eveland1
Sonny Gray1
Bud Norris1
Mat Latos1
Tyler Wilson1
Hisashi Iwakuma1
Justin Verlander1
J.C. Gutierrez1
Taijuan Walker1
24 Parks
MinuteMaidPk20
Wrigley Fld16
GreatAmer BP4
Safeco Fld4
US Cellular3
Busch Std II3
Jacobs Fld3
Angel Stad3
Miller Pk3
Chase Field2
O.co Coliseum2
Dodger Stad2
Fenway Pk2
Rangers Bpk2
Metrodome1
PetCo Pk1
Turner Fld1
Coors Fld1
TropicanaFld1
Comerica Pk1
Where Hit
950
8916
76
84
783
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
324
218
113
59
67
45
7+3
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms71
2·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
7th20
8th17
2nd11
5th9
6th9
4th8
1st4
3rd1
Outs
133
027
219
 
DefPos
3B59
2B11
1B5
SS4
Bases
---53
1--10
12-4
-2-4
1-34
--32
1231
-231
 
116 RBI
RISP16
0 on53
1 on16
2 on9
3 on1
Any on26
Inning
17
216
39
412
510
66
76
86
94
Extra3
 
1-332
4-628
7-end19
RelScore
+4..8
+37
+22
+111
Tied24
-18
-29
-32
-4..8
 
Ahead28
Tied24
Behind27
Before event,
for batter
Count
1-117
0-013
0-110
3-29
1-08
2-06
1-25
2-24
3-13
0-22
2-12

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
2009 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11112009-06-07CLE@CHWBartolo Colonahead 2-0t 21---4,(1-2) 1860.08275%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
22212009-06-19CLE@CHCRich Hardentied 0-0t 211-31,(0-0) 3760.19276%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Peralta Scores/unER; Shoppach Scores
33312009-06-20CLE@CHCTed Lillyahead 1-0t 51---5,(3-1) 1860.11873%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
44422009-06-20CLE@CHCDavid Pattontied 4-4t 132---4,(1-2) 1860.40780%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF)
55512009-07-22CLE@TORRicky Romerobehind 1-7t 61-236,(3-2) 3840.06312%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Garko Scores; Francisco Scores
66612009-08-16CLE@MINNick Blackburnbehind 1-3t 30---2,(0-1) 1840.09939%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
77712009-08-22CLESEARandy Messengertied 3-3b 112---3,(2-0) 1640.464100%Walk-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
88812009-08-24CLE@KCRJoakim Soriabehind 4-5t 8112-3,(1-1) 3640.49985%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Carroll Scores; Hafner Scores
99912009-09-25CLEBALDavid Hernandezbehind 0-1b 50---4,(1-2) 1640.15157%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
10101012009-10-04CLE@BOSClay Buchholztied 0-0t 10---3,(1-1) 1140.09159%Lead-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
2010 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1111112010-04-11CLE@DETJustin Verlanderahead 1-0t 121234,(2-1) 4740.24987%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Brantley Scores; Choo Scores; LaPorta Scores
1212212010-04-16CLECHWMark Buehrletied 1-1b 421--2,(0-1) 2840.24477%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Kearns Scores
2011 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1313112011-09-11CLE@CHWWill Ohmanahead 3-2t 61---3,(0-2) 1740.12676%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
2012 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1414112012-06-16CHCBOSJon Lesterbehind 0-4b 711-32,(1-0) 3850.19130%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Baker Scores; Castillo Scores
1515212012-06-18CHC@CHWNate Jonesahead 9-3t 711-31,(0-0) 3750.010100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Clevenger Scores; Barney Scores
1616312012-06-29CHCHOUBud Norristied 0-0b 22---3,(2-0) 1850.11663%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
1717412012-08-17CHC@CINBronson Arroyotied 0-0t 20---5,(2-2) 1650.10661%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
2013 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1818112013-04-06CHC@ATLJulio Teherantied 1-1t 41---2,(1-0) 1750.14061%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
1919212013-04-19CHC@MILMarco Estradabehind 0-4t 30---3,(1-1) 1750.06319%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
2020312013-04-22CHC@CINAlfredo Simontied 2-2t 130-2-3,(2-0) 2750.26193%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Castillo Scores/unER; Valbuena Scores
2121412013-04-25CHC@MIASteve Cishektied 3-3t 92---1,(0-0) 1750.42182%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
2222512013-04-30CHCSDPEdinson Volquezbehind 0-8b 50-2-3,(1-1) 2750.0173%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Castillo Scores
2323612013-05-30CHCCHWBrian Omogrossoahead 7-2b 80---2,(0-1) 1750.002100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
2424712013-07-03CHC@OAKBartolo Colonahead 1-0t 31---5,(1-2) 1150.10871%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
2525812013-07-13CHCSTLLance Lynnahead 4-1b 411--2,(0-1) 2150.07795%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Barney Scores
2626912013-07-20CHC@COLJuan Nicasiotied 0-0t 31---6,(3-2) 1150.11459%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
27271012013-09-07CHCMILJohnny Hellwegtied 0-0b 201--3,(1-1) 2750.17376%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bogusevic Scores
28281112013-09-09CHC@CINBronson Arroyoahead 1-0t 31---3,(1-1) 1250.11171%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
29291212013-09-19CHC@MILKyle Lohsetied 0-0t 11---3,(1-1) 1250.10759%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
2014 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3030112014-04-26CHC@MILMarco Estradabehind 0-3t 41---3,(2-0) 1240.08123%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
3131212014-05-13CHC@STLAdam Wainwrighttied 0-0t 311--1,(0-0) 2250.21272%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Arrieta Scores
3232312014-05-24CHC@SDPBilly Bucknerahead 1-0t 61---2,(1-0) 1550.13380%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
3333412014-06-14CHC@PHIDavid Buchananbehind 2-4t 41---7,(3-2) 1540.11034%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
3434512014-06-28 (2)CHCWSNBlake Treinenbehind 0-2b 411--5,(3-1) 2550.23853%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Castro Scores
3535612014-07-23CHCSDPIan Kennedybehind 0-3b 4212-2,(0-1) 3650.32451%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Rizzo Scores; Coghlan Scores
3636712014-07-25CHCSTLKevin Siegristbehind 5-6b 711--1,(0-0) 2550.43578%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Rizzo Scores
3737812014-07-30CHCCOLTommy Kahnlebehind 2-4b 82-2-8,(3-2) 2550.41052%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Castro Scores/unER; Valbuena Scores/unER
3838912014-08-01CHC@LADDan Harenbehind 0-1t 20---2,(0-1) 1550.11750%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
39391012014-08-03CHC@LADChris Perezahead 6-3t 91---3,(1-1) 1450.01799%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
40401112014-08-20CHCSFGJ.C. Gutierrezbehind 2-8b 82---4,(2-1) 1450.0041%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
41411212014-08-22CHCBALKevin Gausmantied 0-0b 41---6,(0-2) 1450.14467%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
42421312014-08-27CHC@CINMat Latostied 0-0t 20---2,(1-0) 1450.11461%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
43431412014-08-29CHC@STLShelby Millerbehind 0-2t 20---2,(0-1) 1450.10239%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
44441512014-08-31CHC@STLJohn Lackeyahead 3-0t 221--3,(1-1) 2450.11490%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Castro Scores/unER; Valbuena Scores/unER
45451612014-09-01CHCMILJeremy Jeffressahead 3-2b 81---3,(1-1) 1450.07694%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
2015 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4646112015-04-12HOU@TEXColby Lewistied 0-0t 20---6,(3-2) 1450.10460%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
4747212015-04-15HOUOAKEvan Scribnerahead 4-1b 70---3,(1-1) 1650.02897%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
4848312015-04-19HOULAAGarrett Richardstied 0-0b 301--1,(0-0) 2250.17677%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Altuve Scores
4949412015-04-20HOU@SEAHisashi Iwakumatied 0-0t 11---2,(1-0) 1250.10759%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
5050522015-04-20HOU@SEADanny Farquhartied 5-5t 80---3,(1-1) 1250.26076%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
5151612015-05-02HOUSEAYoervis Medinaahead 8-3b 40---3,(1-1) 1250.02197%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
5252712015-05-05HOUTEXWandy Rodriguezbehind 0-4b 11---1,(0-0) 1250.06824%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
5353812015-05-13HOUSFGTim Hudsonbehind 2-3b 60---5,(1-2) 1350.18657%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
5454912015-05-15HOUTORRyan Teperaahead 7-4b 70---1,(0-0) 1250.02897%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
55551012015-05-17HOUTORMark Buehrletied 0-0b 11---6,(3-2) 1250.10463%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
56561112015-06-01HOUBALUbaldo Jimenezbehind 0-1b 51---3,(1-1) 1750.16254%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
57571212015-06-02HOUBALMike Wrighttied 4-4b 31---2,(1-0) 1550.12365%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
58581312015-06-12HOUSEAFelix Hernandezahead 3-0b 1112-2,(0-1) 3750.10794%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Gattis Scores; Rasmus Scores
59591412015-06-14HOUSEADanny Farquharahead 8-0b 42-2-2,(1-0) 2850.007100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Conger Scores
60601512015-06-16HOUCOLChris Rusinbehind 1-3b 21---5,(2-2) 1850.10441%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
61611622015-06-16HOUCOLChris Rusinahead 4-3b 321-32,(0-1) 3850.21489%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Conger Scores; Santana Scores
62621712015-06-20HOU@SEATaijuan Walkerahead 1-0t 22---2,(1-0) 1750.10668%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
63631812015-06-23HOU@LAAC.J. Wilsonahead 4-0t 40---1,(0-0) 1850.04193%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
64641922015-06-23HOU@LAACam Bedrosianahead 7-2t 511--3,(1-1) 2850.03498%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Carter Scores
65652012015-08-03HOU@TEXColby Lewisbehind 2-6t 22---1,(0-0) 1830.05819%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
66662112015-08-07HOU@OAKSonny Graybehind 0-2t 52---7,(3-2) 1830.10930%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
67672212015-08-22HOULADZack Greinkeahead 1-0b 22---6,(3-2) 1730.10173%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
68682312015-09-25HOUTEXYovani Gallardobehind 0-6b 40--31,(0-0) 2730.05014%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Gattis Scores
69692412015-09-30HOU@SEAMayckol Guaipebehind 0-2t 50---5,(2-2) 1750.11835%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
70702512015-10-02HOU@ARIAllen Websterahead 9-2t 62---3,(2-0) 1550.00799%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
2016 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7171112016-05-07HOUSEASteve Cishekbehind 1-2b 90---3,(1-1) 1750.43764%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
7272212016-05-15HOU@BOSSean O'Sullivanbehind 0-2t 2012-2,(0-1) 3650.19960%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Rasmus Scores/unER; White Scores
7373312016-05-24HOUBALChris Tillmanbehind 0-1b 52--36,(3-2) 2830.27967%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Gattis Scores
7474412016-05-25HOUBALTyler Wilsontied 3-3b 62---3,(1-1) 1750.18971%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
7575512016-05-26HOUBALKevin Gausmantied 1-1b 211--5,(2-2) 2750.18173%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); White Scores
7676612016-05-31HOU@ARIRandall Delgadoahead 7-2t 50---1,(0-0) 1650.02596%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
7777712016-06-11HOU@TBRDana Evelandahead 3-2t 90---5,(3-1) 1650.08793%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
7878812016-06-19HOUCINBrandon Finneganahead 2-0b 50---1,(0-0) 1850.07289%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
7979912016-06-29HOU@LAAFernando Salasahead 6-3t 71---3,(2-0) 1550.04994%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)

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