John William Valentin
Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.
Born: February 18, 1967 in Mineola, NY
School: Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ) by the Drafted Boston Red Sox in the 5th round of the 1988 amateur draft. Signed June 27, 1988.
( All Transactions) Debut: July 27, 1992 (Age 25)
vs. TEX 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): RedSox/Mets 1992-2002 Agents: Jeff Moorad, previously: Dick Moss [*] Final Game: September 29, 2002 (Age 35)
vs. ATL 2 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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News -- March 2014
3/12 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: The Greatest Summer Ever: Eric Plunk: For the next 26 days, DTTWLN will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland ...
3/3 Dodgers Digest: Things Looking Up For Matt Kemp, But Reality Will Require Patience: Matt Kemp‘s MRI came back positive, he’s back running around again, and Mark McGwire is singing praises about his ... News -- February 2014
2/8 TheMLBNation.com: Clemens, Pedro, Garciaparra elected to Red Sox HOFConsistency, power, winning? All of them apply to these three men. ...
2/7 Tyler's Think Tank: Rocket, Pedro, and Nomar Added to Red Sox Hall of Fame: From L to R: Clemens, Garciaparra and Martinez (CBS)On Wednesday the Red Sox inducted three of their most well-known players from ... News -- January 2014
1/17 WasWatching: Was John Valentin The Best Player In Baseball In 1995?: You tell me… Rk Player WAR/pos Year Age Tm G PA R H 2B HR RBI BB SO SB CS BA OBP SLG 1 John Valentin 8.3 1995 28 BOS 135 ... News -- November 2013
11/11 Lasorda's Lair: Tim Wallach Becomes Dodgers Bench Coach on 2014 Staff: Ned Colletti announced the 2014 Dodgers coaching staff on Monday morning. Tim Wallach, who had recently just interviewed with ...
11/6 Knox Sports News: Bill James: The Man Behind the Dynasty: The Boston Red Sox have won three World Series Championships in the last decade with two additional trips ending one win away ...
11/6 Knox Sports News: Bill James: The Man Behind the Dynasty: The Boston Red Sox have won three World Series Championships in the last decade with two additional trips ending one win away ... News -- October 2013
10/22 Dodgerscribe.com: Hillman, Taylor out, rest of coaches retained: By now, you are probably aware that the Dodgers fired bench coach Trey Hillman, probably the closest confidant of manager Don ...
10/10 Call to the Pen: Baseball History Today: October 10th: New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi made a somewhat bold move. A gamble? A risk? Perhaps… No, not the contract he reportedly ...
10/3 Replacement Level Red Sox Blog: Lost Heroes: Some of the game’s biggest stars have shined on the bright stage of the post-season over the years. Even lesser known players ... News -- March 2013
3/12 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Tony Pena Sends Everyone Home: The 2013 season will mark the 20th year of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history ... News -- February 2013
2/16 WasWatching: Kirk Gibson, Tony Phillips & Tim Salmon: Kirk Gibson and Tony Phillips were teammates on the 1993 Tigers. Tony Phillips and Tim Salmon were teammates on the 1995 ...
2/11 Lasorda's Lair: Dodger Spring Training Home Opens For Business Tomorrow: Well folks, we made it. A long, tiring, and exciting off-season is now behind us. Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow! As Camelback ... News -- January 2013
1/31 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: Playoff Power Makes Thome Tribe’s All-Time First Baseman: By Ronnie Tellalian Jim Thome is the Indians All-Time leader in home runs and walks, and he’s second All-Time in RBI and fifth ...
1/26 Fire Brand of the American League: Remembering Nomar: Remembering my childhood hero's rise to stardom, fall from grace, and re-emergence as a true symbol of what the Boston Red Sox ... News -- December 2012
12/23 PaulLebowitz.com: A Red Sox Return to the Past: You, like the Red Sox, wanted to travel through time. Not as the basis of a morality play in a Twilight Zone episode, nor a movie ...
12/18 Lasorda's Lair: Dodgers Announce Minor League Coaching Staff for 2013: Today the Dodgers announced their minor league coaching staff for next season, and the lineup includes some familiar names along ... News -- November 2012
11/14 Lasorda's Lair: The 2013 Dodgers Coaching Staff: The Dodgers announced their coaching lineup for the 2013 season today. There wasn’t many huge changes other than a couple ... News -- October 2012
10/25 WasWatching: Batters With 11+ Total Bases In A Post-Season Game: It’s a small list - Rk Player Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt PA R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO BOP Pos. Summary 1 Albert Pujols ... News -- August 2012
8/8 BoSox Injection: Unlucky 13: I’m not one to believe in jinxes, curses, Harvey Dent, vampires, or Mitt Romney. There are a lot of things that have hurt Carl ... News -- June 2012
6/23 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: The Greatest Summer Ever: Eric Plunk: Each week through the 26 weeks of the 2012 regular season, DTTWLN will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most ... News -- January 2012
1/17 High Heat Stats: The 10 most under-appreciated players of the 1990s: #8 John Valentin: As numerous folks have guessed, John Valentin makes our countdown of the most under-appreciated players of the 1990s.Valentin ... News -- December 2011
12/13 High Heat Stats: A Career with One Club, Retiring with Another: In the comments of my post from earlier today, reader Mike1L asked about the best players who played with one franchise for their ... News -- November 2011
11/6 PaulLebowitz.com: Showalter-Duquette Philosophies Mesh Neatly For The Orioles: The histories of Buck Showalter and Dan Duquette (provided the negotiations for Duquette to take over as Orioles GM don’t ... News -- October 2011
10/28 B-R Blog: David Freese breaks the all-time single-season post-season RBI record: With his 2-run double in the 1st inning of Game 7 tonight, David Freese now has 21 RBI this post-season, an all-time record. This ...
10/10 B-R Blog: Three players getting 4+ hits for the same playoff team: There have been 3 games in post-season history in which one team had at least 3 players get at least 4 hits apiece: Rk Tm Opp ... News -- August 2011
8/16 SOX & Dawgs: Video: Red Sox Turn Triple Play on Rays: For the first time since 1994, the Boston Red Sox completed a triple play in the fourth inning during the second game of the doubleheader ... News -- February 2011
2/14 B-R Blog: Happy Valentine’s Day: There are a surprising number of major leaguers with the name Valentine. Val Picinich 1916-1933, minors Valentine John Picinich ... News -- January 2011
1/14 B-R Blog: Most Doubles @ Fenway Park Since 1920: Who has hit the most doubles at Fenway Park since 1920? Here's the leaderboard on this one: Rk Player #Matching PA AB H 2B 6 ... News -- August 2010
8/27 B-R Blog: SS With 10+ HR/SB: This one isn't very sabermetrically sexy, but, somewhat interesting, nonetheless. How many players have had at least three seasons ... News -- July 2010
7/13 Wezen-Ball: Guest Post: The All-Time Greatest Non-All-Star Seasons: Today's guest post comes from Bill over at The Daily Something, another great blog that gives you something interesting and well-written ...
7/13 Wezen-Ball: Guest Post: The All-Time Greatest Non-All-Star Seasons: Today's guest post comes from Bill over at The Daily Something, another great blog that gives you something interesting and well-written ... News -- June 2010
6/25 B-R Blog: Dustin Pedroia’s winning hand: Three Jacks: Last night, Dustin Pedroia jacked 3 home runs to help the Red Sox beat the Rockies despite a second consecutive blown save by ...
6/19 B-R Blog: Card of the Week: 1995 Leaf Limited #89 John Valentin:
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Leaf started out in the 1980s as the Canadian version of Donruss. Starting in 1985, Donruss ... News -- May 2010
5/19 B-R Blog: POLL: Does Omar Vizquel belong in the Hall of Fame?: Omar Vizquel, considered by many to be the best defensive shortstop of the last 30 years, is in the twilight of a great career. ...
5/12 B-R Blog: Sabermetric Fielding: Adam Everett’s Legendary 2006: (Note: All of the data in this post was obtained from the new Baseball-Reference Fielding Stats.)
Sometimes a player has a season ...