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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/Astros/Indians/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: 83 Career Home Runs

1 leading off, 2 walk-off, 9 tying, 30 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
3 Tms
HOU38
CHC32
CLE13
 
vs RHP70
vs LHP13
 
Away43
Home40
 
Leverage
High Lev19
Medium Lev23
Low Lev41
26 Opps
SEA11
BAL7
STL5
LAA5
CIN5
CHW5
MIL5
COL4
OAK4
TEX4
SDP3
CHC3
BOS3
LAD3
TOR3
ARI2
SFG2
MIN1
TBR1
DET1
73 Pitchers
Marco Estrada2
Mark Buehrle2
Taijuan Walker2
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
24 Parks
MinuteMaidPk24
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
954
8916
76
84
783
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
325
218
114
510
67
46
7+3
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms75
2·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
7th20
8th17
2nd12
5th11
6th10
4th8
1st4
3rd1
Outs
136
027
220
 
DefPos
3B63
2B11
1B5
SS4
Bases
---55
1--10
-2-5
1-35
12-4
--32
1231
-231
 
123 RBI
RISP18
0 on55
1 on17
2 on10
3 on1
Any on28
Inning
18
217
39
412
510
66
76
87
95
Extra3
 
1-334
4-628
7-end21
RelScore
+4..8
+38
+22
+111
Tied25
-19
-210
-32
-4..8
 
Ahead29
Tied25
Behind29
Before event,
for batter
Count
1-118
0-014
0-110
3-29
1-08
1-26
2-06
2-25
3-13
0-22
2-12

Play By Play

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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 0.140 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 0.261 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 0.017 3% 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 0.002 100% 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 0.108 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 0.114 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 0.173 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 0.111 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 0.107 59% 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 0.212 72% 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 0.238 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 0.324 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 0.435 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 0.410 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 0.117 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 0.144 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 0.114 61% 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 0.102 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 0.114 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Castro Scores/unER; Valbuena Scores/unER
45 45 16 1 2014-09-01 CHC MIL Jeremy Jeffress ahead 3-2 b 8 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 4 5 0.076 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
2015 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
46 46 1 1 2015-04-12 HOU @ TEX Colby Lewis tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 4 5 0.104 60% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
47 47 2 1 2015-04-15 HOU OAK Evan Scribner ahead 4-1 b 7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 6 5 0.028 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
48 48 3 1 2015-04-19 HOU LAA Garrett Richards tied 0-0 b 3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 2 5 0.176 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Altuve Scores
49 49 4 1 2015-04-20 HOU @ SEA Hisashi Iwakuma tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 2 5 0.107 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
50 50 5 2 2015-04-20 HOU @ SEA Danny Farquhar tied 5-5 t 8 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 2 5 0.260 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
51 51 6 1 2015-05-02 HOU SEA Yoervis Medina ahead 8-3 b 4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 2 5 0.021 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
52 52 7 1 2015-05-05 HOU TEX Wandy Rodriguez behind 0-4 b 1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 2 5 0.068 24% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
53 53 8 1 2015-05-13 HOU SFG Tim Hudson behind 2-3 b 6 0 --- 5,(1-2)  1 3 5 0.186 57% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
54 54 9 1 2015-05-15 HOU TOR Ryan Tepera ahead 7-4 b 7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 2 5 0.028 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
55 55 10 1 2015-05-17 HOU TOR Mark Buehrle tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  1 2 5 0.104 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
56 56 11 1 2015-06-01 HOU BAL Ubaldo Jimenez behind 0-1 b 5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 7 5 0.162 54% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
57 57 12 1 2015-06-02 HOU BAL Mike Wright tied 4-4 b 3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 5 5 0.123 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
58 58 13 1 2015-06-12 HOU SEA Felix Hernandez ahead 3-0 b 1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  3 7 5 0.107 94% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Gattis Scores; Rasmus Scores
59 59 14 1 2015-06-14 HOU SEA Danny Farquhar ahead 8-0 b 4 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  2 8 5 0.007 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Conger Scores
60 60 15 1 2015-06-16 HOU COL Chris Rusin behind 1-3 b 2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  1 8 5 0.104 41% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
61 61 16 2 2015-06-16 HOU COL Chris Rusin ahead 4-3 b 3 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  3 8 5 0.214 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Conger Scores; Santana Scores
62 62 17 1 2015-06-20 HOU @ SEA Taijuan Walker ahead 1-0 t 2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 7 5 0.106 68% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
63 63 18 1 2015-06-23 HOU @ LAA C.J. Wilson ahead 4-0 t 4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 8 5 0.041 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
64 64 19 2 2015-06-23 HOU @ LAA Cam Bedrosian ahead 7-2 t 5 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 8 5 0.034 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Carter Scores
65 65 20 1 2015-08-03 HOU @ TEX Colby Lewis behind 2-6 t 2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  1 8 3 0.058 19% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
66 66 21 1 2015-08-07 HOU @ OAK Sonny Gray behind 0-2 t 5 2 --- 7,(3-2)  1 8 3 0.109 30% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
67 67 22 1 2015-08-22 HOU LAD Zack Greinke ahead 1-0 b 2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  1 7 3 0.101 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
68 68 23 1 2015-09-25 HOU TEX Yovani Gallardo behind 0-6 b 4 0 --3 1,(0-0)  2 7 3 0.050 14% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Gattis Scores
69 69 24 1 2015-09-30 HOU @ SEA Mayckol Guaipe behind 0-2 t 5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  1 7 5 0.118 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
70 70 25 1 2015-10-02 HOU @ ARI Allen Webster ahead 9-2 t 6 2 --- 3,(2-0)  1 5 5 0.007 99% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
2016 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
71 71 1 1 2016-05-07 HOU SEA Steve Cishek behind 1-2 b 9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 7 5 0.437 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
72 72 2 1 2016-05-15 HOU @ BOS Sean O'Sullivan behind 0-2 t 2 0 12- 2,(0-1)  3 6 5 0.195 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Rasmus Scores/unER; White Scores
73 73 3 1 2016-05-24 HOU BAL Chris Tillman behind 0-1 b 5 2 --3 6,(3-2)  2 8 3 0.278 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Gattis Scores
74 74 4 1 2016-05-25 HOU BAL Tyler Wilson tied 3-3 b 6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  1 7 5 0.189 71% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
75 75 5 1 2016-05-26 HOU BAL Kevin Gausman tied 1-1 b 2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  2 7 5 0.181 73% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); White Scores
76 76 6 1 2016-05-31 HOU @ ARI Randall Delgado ahead 7-2 t 5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 6 5 0.025 96% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
77 77 7 1 2016-06-11 HOU @ TBR Dana Eveland ahead 3-2 t 9 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 6 5 0.088 93% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
78 78 8 1 2016-06-19 HOU CIN Brandon Finnegan ahead 2-0 b 5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 8 5 0.072 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
79 79 9 1 2016-06-29 HOU @ LAA Fernando Salas ahead 6-3 t 7 1 --- 3,(2-0)  1 5 5 0.049 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
80 80 10 1 2016-07-05 HOU SEA Taijuan Walker behind 0-1 b 2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  1 6 5 0.113 51% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
81 81 11 1 2016-07-06 HOU SEA Edwin Diaz tied 7-7 b 8 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  2 2 5 0.282 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Marisnick Scores
82 82 12 1 2016-07-08 HOU OAK Ryan Madson behind 7-9 b 9 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  3 5 5 0.786 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Altuve Scores; Correa Scores
83 83 13 1 2016-07-24 HOU LAA Tim Lincecum ahead 3-0 b 1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  1 5 5 0.061 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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