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Luis Valbuena    \val-BWAY-nuh\

Luis Adan Valbuena

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 200 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)   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/Mariners 2008-2014
2014 Contract Status: 1st-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$1.71M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 3.148, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Elite Sports Group [*]
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Career Home Runs

Luis Valbuena: 44 Career Home Runs

1 leading off, 1 walk-off, 5 tying, 18 go ahead
2 Tms
CHC31
CLE13
 
vs RHP38
vs LHP6
 
Away29
Home15
 
Leverage
High Lev10
Medium Lev17
Low Lev17
22 Opps
STL5
CHW5
CIN4
MIL4
SDP3
CHC3
COL2
BAL2
BOS2
LAD2
MIN1
SFG1
OAK1
SEA1
DET1
KCR1
PHI1
ATL1
WSN1
HOU1
41 Pitchers
Marco Estrada2
Bronson Arroyo2
Bartolo Colon2
David Buchanan1
Nick Blackburn1
Kyle Lohse1
Bud Norris1
Randy Messenger1
Brian Omogrosso1
Mat Latos1
Justin Verlander1
J.C. Gutierrez1
Mark Buehrle1
Dan Haren1
Shelby Miller1
Alfredo Simon1
David Patton1
Will Ohman1
Joakim Soria1
Nate Jones1
18 Parks
Wrigley Fld15
GreatAmer BP4
Busch Std II3
US Cellular3
Jacobs Fld3
Miller Pk3
Dodger Stad2
Metrodome1
PetCo Pk1
Fenway Pk1
Turner Fld1
Coors Fld1
O.co Coliseum1
Marlins Park1
SkyDome1
Comerica Pk1
KauffmanStad1
CitizensBank1
Where Hit
928
8910
83
782
71
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
314
211
15
45
54
63
7+2
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms42
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
7th11
8th8
5th6
4th6
6th5
1st4
2nd4
Outs
122
012
210
 
DefPos
3B29
2B11
SS4
Bases
---27
1--7
-2-3
1-33
12-2
1231
-231
 
69 RBI
RISP10
0 on27
1 on10
2 on6
3 on1
Any on17
Inning
13
29
36
48
53
63
73
84
92
Extra3
 
1-318
4-614
7-end12
RelScore
+4..2
+33
+21
+16
Tied16
-14
-25
-32
-4..5
 
Ahead12
Tied16
Behind16
Before event,
for batter
Count
1-19
0-17
0-05
3-24
1-24
1-04
2-04
0-22
2-12
3-12
2-21

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
2009 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 2009-06-07 CLE @ CHW Bartolo Colon ahead 2-0 t 2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  1 8 6 0.082 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
2 2 2 1 2009-06-19 CLE @ CHC Rich Harden tied 0-0 t 2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  3 7 6 0.192 76% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Peralta Scores/unER; Shoppach Scores
3 3 3 1 2009-06-20 CLE @ CHC Ted Lilly ahead 1-0 t 5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  1 8 6 0.118 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
4 4 4 2 2009-06-20 CLE @ CHC David Patton tied 4-4 t 13 2 --- 4,(1-2)  1 8 6 0.407 80% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF)
5 5 5 1 2009-07-22 CLE @ TOR Ricky Romero behind 1-7 t 6 1 -23 6,(3-2)  3 8 4 0.063 12% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Garko Scores; Francisco Scores
6 6 6 1 2009-08-16 CLE @ MIN Nick Blackburn behind 1-3 t 3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 8 4 0.099 39% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
7 7 7 1 2009-08-22 CLE SEA Randy Messenger tied 3-3 b 11 2 --- 3,(2-0)  1 6 4 0.464 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
8 8 8 1 2009-08-24 CLE @ KCR Joakim Soria behind 4-5 t 8 1 12- 3,(1-1)  3 6 4 0.499 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Carroll Scores; Hafner Scores
9 9 9 1 2009-09-25 CLE BAL David Hernandez behind 0-1 b 5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  1 6 4 0.151 57% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
10 10 10 1 2009-10-04 CLE @ BOS Clay Buchholz tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 1 4 0.091 59% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
2010 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 2010-04-11 CLE @ DET Justin Verlander ahead 1-0 t 1 2 123 4,(2-1)  4 7 4 0.249 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Brantley Scores; Choo Scores; LaPorta Scores
12 12 2 1 2010-04-16 CLE CHW Mark Buehrle tied 1-1 b 4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  2 8 4 0.244 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Kearns Scores
2011 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 2011-09-11 CLE @ CHW Will Ohman ahead 3-2 t 6 1 --- 3,(0-2)  1 7 4 0.126 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
2012 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 2012-06-16 CHC BOS Jon Lester behind 0-4 b 7 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  3 8 5 0.191 30% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Baker Scores; Castillo Scores
15 15 2 1 2012-06-18 CHC @ CHW Nate Jones ahead 9-3 t 7 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  3 7 5 0.010 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Clevenger Scores; Barney Scores
16 16 3 1 2012-06-29 CHC HOU Bud Norris tied 0-0 b 2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  1 8 5 0.116 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
17 17 4 1 2012-08-17 CHC @ CIN Bronson Arroyo tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  1 6 5 0.106 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
2013 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
18 18 1 1 2013-04-06 CHC @ ATL Julio Teheran tied 1-1 t 4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 7 5 0.138 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
19 19 2 1 2013-04-19 CHC @ MIL Marco Estrada behind 0-4 t 3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 7 5 0.063 19% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
20 20 3 1 2013-04-22 CHC @ CIN Alfredo Simon tied 2-2 t 13 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  2 7 5 0.260 93% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Castillo Scores/unER; Valbuena Scores
21 21 4 1 2013-04-25 CHC @ MIA Steve Cishek tied 3-3 t 9 2 --- 1,(0-0)  1 7 5 0.421 82% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
22 22 5 1 2013-04-30 CHC SDP Edinson Volquez behind 0-8 b 5 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  2 7 5 0.018 4% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Castillo Scores
23 23 6 1 2013-05-30 CHC CHW Brian Omogrosso ahead 7-2 b 8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 7 5 0.003 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
24 24 7 1 2013-07-03 CHC @ OAK Bartolo Colon ahead 1-0 t 3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  1 1 5 0.110 71% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
25 25 8 1 2013-07-13 CHC STL Lance Lynn ahead 4-1 b 4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  2 1 5 0.077 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Barney Scores
26 26 9 1 2013-07-20 CHC @ COL Juan Nicasio tied 0-0 t 3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  1 1 5 0.115 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
27 27 10 1 2013-09-07 CHC MIL Johnny Hellweg tied 0-0 b 2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 7 5 0.171 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bogusevic Scores
28 28 11 1 2013-09-09 CHC @ CIN Bronson Arroyo ahead 1-0 t 3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 2 5 0.110 71% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
29 29 12 1 2013-09-19 CHC @ MIL Kyle Lohse tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 2 5 0.105 58% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
2014 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
30 30 1 1 2014-04-26 CHC @ MIL Marco Estrada behind 0-3 t 4 1 --- 3,(2-0)  1 2 4 0.081 23% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
31 31 2 1 2014-05-13 CHC @ STL Adam Wainwright tied 0-0 t 3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 2 5 0.210 71% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Arrieta Scores
32 32 3 1 2014-05-24 CHC @ SDP Billy Buckner ahead 1-0 t 6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 5 5 0.133 80% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
33 33 4 1 2014-06-14 CHC @ PHI David Buchanan behind 2-4 t 4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  1 5 4 0.110 34% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
34 34 5 1 2014-06-28 (2) CHC WSN Blake Treinen behind 0-2 b 4 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  2 5 5 0.236 53% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Castro Scores
35 35 6 1 2014-07-23 CHC SDP Ian Kennedy behind 0-3 b 4 2 12- 2,(0-1)  3 6 5 0.322 51% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Rizzo Scores; Coghlan Scores
36 36 7 1 2014-07-25 CHC STL Kevin Siegrist behind 5-6 b 7 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 5 5 0.432 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Rizzo Scores
37 37 8 1 2014-07-30 CHC COL Tommy Kahnle behind 2-4 b 8 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  2 5 5 0.409 52% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Castro Scores/unER; Valbuena Scores/unER
38 38 9 1 2014-08-01 CHC @ LAD Dan Haren behind 0-1 t 2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 5 5 0.116 50% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
39 39 10 1 2014-08-03 CHC @ LAD Chris Perez ahead 6-3 t 9 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 4 5 0.017 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
40 40 11 1 2014-08-20 CHC SFG J.C. Gutierrez behind 2-8 b 8 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 4 5 0.004 1% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
41 41 12 1 2014-08-22 CHC BAL Kevin Gausman tied 0-0 b 4 1 --- 6,(0-2)  1 4 5 0.142 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
42 42 13 1 2014-08-27 CHC @ CIN Mat Latos tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 4 5 0.116 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
43 43 14 1 2014-08-29 CHC @ STL Shelby Miller behind 0-2 t 2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 4 5 0.101 39% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
44 44 15 1 2014-08-31 CHC @ STL John Lackey ahead 3-0 t 2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 4 5 0.115 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Castro Scores/unER; Valbuena Scores/unER

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