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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, 17,031st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Indians/Mariners 2008-2014
2015 Contract Status: 2nd-Year Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 4.148, Arb Eligible: 2014, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Elite Sports Group [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2008 22 SEA AL 18 54 49 6 12 5 0 0 1 0 0 4 11 .245 .315 .347 .662 79 17 0 1 0 0 0 4/D6
2009 23 CLE AL 103 398 368 52 92 25 3 10 31 2 3 26 83 .250 .298 .416 .714 90 153 8 0 2 2 0 46/5
2010 24 CLE AL 91 310 275 22 53 12 0 2 24 1 2 28 61 .193 .273 .258 .531 50 71 5 3 2 2 1 4/56D7
2011 25 CLE AL 17 44 43 4 9 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 9 .209 .227 .279 .506 42 12 0 0 0 0 0 4/D76
2012 26 CHC NL 90 303 265 26 58 20 0 4 28 0 2 36 55 .219 .310 .340 .650 76 90 6 0 0 2 1 5/4
2013 27 CHC NL 108 391 331 34 72 15 1 12 37 1 4 53 63 .218 .331 .378 .708 95 125 4 4 1 2 4 5/4D7
2014 28 CHC NL 149 547 478 68 119 33 4 16 51 1 2 65 113 .249 .341 .435 .776 114 208 8 2 1 1 4 *54/D
7 Yrs 576 2047 1809 212 415 110 8 45 173 6 13 213 395 .229 .313 .374 .686 88 676 31 10 6 9 10
162 Game Avg. 162 576 509 60 117 31 2 13 49 2 4 60 111 .229 .313 .374 .686 88 190 9 3 2 3 3
CHC (3 yrs) 347 1241 1074 128 249 68 5 32 116 2 8 154 231 .232 .330 .394 .724 99 423 18 6 2 5 9
CLE (3 yrs) 211 752 686 78 154 37 3 13 56 4 5 55 153 .224 .283 .344 .627 71 236 13 3 4 4 1
SEA (1 yr) 18 54 49 6 12 5 0 0 1 0 0 4 11 .245 .315 .347 .662 79 17 0 1 0 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 229 806 735 84 166 42 3 13 57 4 5 59 164 .226 .286 .344 .630 72 253 13 4 4 4 1
NL (3 yrs) 347 1241 1074 128 249 68 5 32 116 2 8 154 231 .232 .330 .394 .724 99 423 18 6 2 5 9

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2008 22 SEA AL 18 54 -1 0 0 -4 0 -5 -0.4 2 -3 -0.2 .475 .497 0.2 -0.3 1 4/D6
2009 23 CLE AL 103 398 -5 0 -0 -3 3 -5 -0.4 15 10 1.0 .495 .497 1.3 0.1 13 $400,300 46/5
2010 24 CLE AL 91 310 -18 -1 1 5 2 -12 -1.2 12 0 -0.0 .486 .492 -0.6 0.8 -5 $414,700 4/56D7
2011 25 CLE AL 17 44 -4 0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.3 .475 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -1 4/D76
2012 26 CHC NL 90 303 -8 -2 -0 4 2 -5 -0.6 9 4 0.4 .494 .497 -0.1 0.6 0 $495,200 5/4
2013 27 CHC NL 108 391 -2 -2 0 6 2 4 0.4 13 17 1.6 .505 .503 1.0 0.8 11 $930,000 5/4D7
2014 28 CHC NL 149 547 9 -0 0 -11 3 0 -0.2 18 18 1.6 .500 .500 2.9 -1.1 29 $1,710,000 *54/D
7 Seasons 576 2047 -29 -4 0 -4 11 -25 -2.8 70 45 4.0 .496 .498 4.5 0.6 49 $3,950,200
CHC (3 yrs) 347 1241 -1 -4 -0 -1 6 -0 -0.4 40 40 3.6 .500 .500 3.8 0.3 41 $3,135,200
CLE (3 yrs) 211 752 -27 -0 1 1 5 -20 -2.0 28 8 0.7 .490 .495 0.6 0.7 7 $815,000
SEA (1 yr) 18 54 -1 0 0 -4 0 -5 -0.4 2 -3 -0.2 .475 .497 0.2 -0.3 1

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2008 22 SEA AL 54 37 6 4.3 102 .316 .245 .263 .315 .331 .347 .413 .662 .744 79 .439 -1.2 -0.1 .595 .184 .102
2009 23 CLE AL 398 291 44 4.0 103 .296 .250 .261 .298 .329 .416 .420 .714 .749 90 .397 -6.0 -0.6 .620 .234 .166 3.3
2010 24 CLE AL 310 233 20 2.3 95 .238 .193 .253 .273 .320 .258 .397 .531 .717 50 .214 -17.8 -1.8 .441 .164 .065 1.3
2011 25 CLE AL 44 34 3 2.4 94 .242 .209 .251 .227 .315 .279 .398 .506 .713 42 .228 -3.5 -0.4 .412 .116 .070 1.0
2012 26 CHC NL 303 217 28 3.4 102 .260 .219 .262 .310 .328 .340 .416 .650 .744 76 .381 -7.8 -0.8 .577 .249 .121 .0
2013 27 CHC NL 391 270 44 4.4 98 .233 .218 .260 .331 .325 .378 .404 .708 .730 95 .508 -1.1 -0.1 .670 .311 .160 1.8
2014 28 CHC NL 547 371 73 5.3 97 .294 .249 .260 .341 .324 .435 .401 .776 .725 114 .603 9.8 1.0 .743 .320 .186 1.9
7 Yrs 2047 1453 218 4.0 99 .269 .229 .259 .313 .325 .374 .407 .686 .732 88 .445 -27.6 -2.7 .620 .258 .144 10.6
162 Game Avg. 576 409 61 4.0 99 .269 .229 .259 .313 .325 .374 .407 .686 .732 88 .445 -27.6 -2.7 .620 .258 .144 3
CHC (3 yrs) 1241 858 145 4.5 98 .266 .232 .260 .330 .325 .394 .405 .724 .731 99 .523 1.0 0.1 .678 .300 .162 3.8
CLE (3 yrs) 752 558 67 3.2 99 .269 .224 .257 .283 .325 .344 .409 .627 .734 71 .317 -27.3 -2.7 .533 .198 .120 6.1
SEA (1 yr) 54 37 6 4.3 102 .316 .245 .263 .315 .331 .347 .413 .662 .744 79 .439 -1.2 -0.1 .595 .184 .102
AL (4 yrs) 806 595 73 3.3 99 .272 .226 .258 .286 .325 .344 .409 .630 .734 72 .325 -28.6 -2.8 .537 .197 .118 6.1
NL (3 yrs) 1241 858 145 4.5 98 .266 .232 .260 .330 .325 .394 .405 .724 .731 99 .523 1.0 0.1 .678 .300 .162 3.8

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2008 22 SEA AL 54 0.0% 20.4% 7.4% 9.3% 42% 2.75 4.5 49.0 0.57 0.37 70% 18% 0.0% 4%
2009 23 CLE AL 398 2.5% 20.9% 6.5% 9.6% 41% 3.19 4.4 36.8 11.9 0.69 0.96 70% 21% 7.0% 13%
2010 24 CLE AL 310 0.7% 19.7% 9.0% 4.5% 26% 2.18 4.5 137.5 11.5 0.89 1.13 69% 17% 2.1% 16%
2011 25 CLE AL 44 2.3% 20.5% 2.3% 2.3% 11% 9.00 4.8 43.0 43.0 0.83 0.67 75% 9% 6.7% 17%
2012 26 CHC NL 303 1.3% 18.2% 11.9% 7.9% 41% 1.53 4.8 66.3 9.5 0.78 0.96 69% 19% 4.0% 16%
2013 27 CHC NL 391 3.1% 16.1% 13.6% 7.2% 39% 1.19 5.3 27.6 8.9 0.71 0.77 66% 18% 9.1% 16%
2014 28 CHC NL 547 2.9% 20.7% 11.9% 9.7% 45% 1.74 4.2 29.9 9.4 0.49 0.62 64% 29% 7.7% 14%
7 Yrs 2047 2.2% 19.3% 10.4% 8.0% 39% 1.85 4.6 40.2 10.5 0.68 0.82 67% 21% 6.3% 15%
MLB Averages 2.5% 18.9% 8.3% 7.6% 33% 2.30 4.7 35.3 8.2 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2008 22 SEA AL -1.2 -0.1 55 -0.5 0.7 -1.1 1.07 -0.2 -0.3 -3.9 -0.4 0.89 -3.1 0.47 1
2009 23 CLE AL -6.0 -0.6 408 -0.5 6.7 -7.1 .98 -0.6 0.1 -14.8 -1.4 0.94 -9.3 0.94 3
2010 24 CLE AL -17.8 -1.8 317 -1.4 4.1 -5.5 .98 -1.8 0.4 -16.2 -1.6 0.94 -20.0 0.39 2
2011 25 CLE AL -3.5 -0.4 45 -0.4 0.4 -0.7 .77 -0.3 -0.1 -4.2 -0.4 0.84 -4.5 0.00 1
2012 26 CHC NL -7.8 -0.8 310 -1.2 4.5 -5.7 1.01 -0.6 -0.6 -10.1 -1.0 0.94 -9.2 1.42 12
2013 27 CHC NL -2.0 -0.2 399 -0.4 6.3 -6.7 1.02 0.2 -0.6 0.1 0.0 0.91 1.9 1.50 11
2014 28 CHC NL 9.8 1.0 560 2.8 11.8 -9.0 1.07 1.5 1.2 17.4 1.8 0.95 14.9 1.93 16
7 Yrs -28.4 -2.8 2094 -1.5 34.4 -35.9 1.01 -1.9 0.5 -31.7 -3.1 0.93 -29.3 1.49 46

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2008 22 SEA AL 1 0 32% 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 33% 2 1 1 0 0 0 4 3 1
2009 23 CLE AL 4 0 38% 146 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 3 17 38% 14 10 4 8 4 3 12 5 6
2010 24 CLE AL 2 0 22% 100 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6 38% 13 9 4 4 4 0 7 2 5
2011 25 CLE AL 0 0 25% 22 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 50% 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
2012 26 CHC NL 2 0 24% 112 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 3 0 2 3 39% 11 7 4 3 3 0 9 3 5
2013 27 CHC NL 4 0 19% 151 1 4 20% 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 6 52% 18 13 5 2 0 2 11 2 9
2014 28 CHC NL 4 0 31% 201 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 20 30% 24 20 4 4 3 1 18 8 9
7 Yrs 17 0 28% 751 6 13 32% 6 12 0 1 0 0 1 0 17 1 7 3 6 53 39% 85 62 23 21 14 6 62 23 36

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % Opp DP % Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2008 22 SEA AL 54 85% 12 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.47 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0% 4 0 0% 27 1 4% 2 0 0% 2 1 50% 0
2009 23 CLE AL 398 90% 92 6 2 3 2 0 0 0.94 10 0 8 8 2 2 8 0 4 2 50% 88 8 9% 37 10 27% 241 22 9% 15 9 60% 15 9 60% 0
2010 24 CLE AL 310 83% 53 9 3 2 0 0 0 0.39 2 1 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 100% 49 5 10% 19 9 47% 189 23 12% 14 10 71% 14 9 64% 0
2011 25 CLE AL 44 73% 9 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0% 3 0 0% 23 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
2012 26 CHC NL 303 78% 58 4 0 12 4 0 1 1.42 4 0 10 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 50 6 12% 30 6 20% 183 25 14% 20 9 45% 12 7 58% 0
2013 27 CHC NL 391 90% 72 8 0 11 2 0 2 1.50 12 0 7 12 0 4 8 0 1 1 100% 60 4 7% 29 7 24% 191 25 13% 19 10 53% 12 8 67% 0
2014 28 CHC NL 547 83% 119 8 3 16 1 0 2 1.93 16 0 4 15 1 7 9 0 1 1 100% 104 8 8% 35 7 20% 323 35 11% 14 5 36% 17 8 47% 0
7 Yrs 2047 85% 415 40 9 46 9 0 5 1.49 45 1 34 39 6 16 29 0 8 6 75% 364 31 9% 157 39 25% 1177 131 11% 85 43 51% 72 42 58% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2008 22 SEA AL 55 223 4.05 134 60.1% 27.6% 16.4% 27.6% 28.4% 72.4% 0.0% 43.5% 77.3% 20.0% 12.7% 7 0 29.1% 16 2 12.7% 7 5 1 10 9.1% 0 0 0
2009 23 CLE AL 398 1478 3.71 965 65.3% 28.9% 15.1% 26.0% 29.9% 71.1% 0.0% 46.4% 78.7% 18.1% 4.5% 18 1 12.6% 50 16 5.3% 21 12 12 71 14.5% 0 0 0
2010 24 CLE AL 310 1245 4.02 794 64.0% 31.4% 13.0% 28.2% 27.5% 68.6% 0.9% 43.9% 81.1% 19.0% 4.8% 15 0 13.9% 43 15 8.4% 26 9 16 45 26.2% 0 0 0
2011 25 CLE AL 44 148 3.36 106 71.6% 21.7% 20.8% 25.5% 32.1% 78.3% 0.0% 56.1% 73.5% 25.0% 2.3% 1 0 9.1% 4 2 2.3% 1 1 1 8 11.1% 0 0 0
2012 26 CHC NL 305 1282 4.20 779 60.9% 31.2% 14.0% 27.6% 27.2% 68.8% 0.4% 41.9% 79.7% 15.1% 5.6% 17 1 14.8% 45 14 12.5% 38 20 15 40 27.3% 0 0 0
2013 27 CHC NL 392 1646 4.20 973 59.5% 32.1% 12.0% 28.1% 27.9% 67.9% 1.6% 40.4% 82.3% 16.6% 8.4% 33 0 18.1% 71 24 12.5% 49 21 12 51 19.0% 0 0 0
2014 28 CHC NL 547 2281 4.17 1402 61.9% 27.4% 16.8% 29.7% 26.2% 72.6% 1.8% 44.9% 76.9% 21.8% 7.5% 41 3 17.7% 97 32 10.4% 57 30 18 95 15.9% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 2051 8303 4.05 5153 62.3% 29.6% 14.6% 28.0% 27.7% 70.4% 1.0% 43.8% 79.2% 18.7% 6.4% 132 5 15.9% 326 105 9.7% 199 98 75 320 19.0% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.5% 27.7% 15.4% 27.1% 29.8% 72.3% 1.5% 45.9% 78.7% 26.8% 4.8% 14.2% 8.6% 24.5%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2008 22 18 54 49 6 12 5 0 0 1 0 0 4 11 .245 .315 .347 .662 79 17 0 1 0 0 0
2009 23 121 452 417 58 104 30 3 10 32 2 3 30 94 .249 .300 .408 .708 88 170 8 1 2 2 0
2010 24 212 762 692 80 157 42 3 12 56 3 5 58 155 .227 .289 .348 .637 74 241 13 4 4 4 1
2011 25 229 806 735 84 166 42 3 13 57 4 5 59 164 .226 .286 .344 .630 72 253 13 4 4 4 1
2012 26 319 1109 1000 110 224 62 3 17 85 4 7 95 219 .224 .292 .343 .635 73 343 19 4 4 6 2
2013 27 427 1500 1331 144 296 77 4 29 122 5 11 148 282 .222 .302 .352 .654 79 468 23 8 5 8 6
2014 28 576 2047 1809 212 415 110 8 45 173 6 13 213 395 .229 .313 .374 .686 88 676 31 10 6 9 10

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2008 22 18 54 49 6 12 5 0 0 1 0 4 11 .245 .315 .347 .662 5 18
2009 23 103 399 369 53 93 25 3 10 32 2 26 83 .252 .300 .417 .717 47 103
2010 24 91 315 278 24 56 13 0 2 27 1 30 61 .201 .284 .270 .554 21 91
2011 25 17 44 43 4 9 0 0 1 1 1 1 9 .209 .227 .279 .506 3 17
2012 26 90 305 266 27 59 20 0 4 29 0 37 55 .222 .315 .342 .657 29 90
2013 27 108 396 334 37 75 16 1 12 40 1 55 63 .225 .339 .386 .725 44 108
2014 28 149 558 485 74 126 35 4 17 56 1 69 113 .260 .354 .454 .807 77 149
7 Yrs 576 2071 1824 225 430 114 8 46 186 6 222 395 .236 .321 .383 .703 226 576
162 Game Avg. 162 582 513 63 121 32 2 13 52 2 62 111 .236 .321 .383 .703 64 576



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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (305th), 4.0 career WAR/4.0 7yr-peak WAR/4.0 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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