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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)
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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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

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2008 SEA AL 22 2B 16 15 14 125.0 62 21 41 0 11 1.000 -3 -4 -26 -39 4.46 3.88 .987 5.01 4.96
2008 SEA AL 22 DH 1 0
2008 SEA AL 22 SS 1 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 120 0 9.00 2.00 .970 4.50 4.40
2009 CLE AL 23 2B 77 75 68 652.0 396 162 228 6 64 .985 -7 -1 -12 -2 5.38 5.06 .986 4.76 4.70
2009 CLE AL 23 SS 28 22 19 205.0 115 37 73 5 6 .957 -5 -2 -27 -12 4.83 3.93 .972 4.36 4.31
2009 CLE AL 23 3B 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 120 0 4.50 1.00 .960 2.70 2.60
2010 CLE AL 24 2B 71 66 62 581.2 363 127 232 4 59 .989 5 8 10 17 5.55 5.06 .984 4.80 4.75
2010 CLE AL 24 3B 9 6 4 66.2 17 3 12 2 0 .882 1 0 22 0 2.02 1.67 .956 2.65 2.61
2010 CLE AL 24 SS 5 4 3 42.0 29 8 17 4 5 .862 -2 -3 -69 -86 5.36 5.00 .973 4.39 4.36
2010 CLE AL 24 DH 4 0
2010 CLE AL 24 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
2010 CLE AL 24 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
2011 CLE AL 25 2B 11 9 8 81.0 43 19 24 0 7 1.000 1 0 16 0 4.78 3.91 .984 4.76 4.73
2011 CLE AL 25 DH 2 0
2011 CLE AL 25 LF 2 1 1 12.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -1 -165 -107 1.46 1.00 .980 2.12 2.10
2011 CLE AL 25 OF 2 1 1 12.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -1 -165 -100 1.46 1.00 .985 2.26 2.25
2011 CLE AL 25 SS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.30
2012 CHC NL 26 3B 82 72 65 638.1 189 45 137 7 18 .963 7 5 12 9 2.57 2.22 .952 2.45 2.42
2012 CHC NL 26 2B 5 2 1 16.2 6 2 4 0 1 1.000 -1 -1 -86 -72 3.24 1.20 .983 4.81 4.72
2013 CHC NL 27 3B 94 85 75 760.2 213 56 150 7 13 .967 4 6 6 10 2.44 2.19 .958 2.59 2.59
2013 CHC NL 27 2B 6 5 3 40.0 26 13 13 0 4 1.000 0 0 15 0 5.85 4.33 .984 4.72 4.72
2013 CHC NL 27 DH 1 1
2013 CHC NL 27 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80
2013 CHC NL 27 OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.10
2014 CHC NL 28 3B 124 105 98 971.0 289 78 202 9 17 .969 -3 -10 -3 -12 2.60 2.26 .962 2.52 2.51
2014 CHC NL 28 2B 21 17 11 150.1 65 24 41 0 4 1.000 -1 -1 -10 -8 3.89 3.10 .982 4.66 4.65
2014 CHC NL 28 DH 2 2
5 Seasons 3B 310 268 242 2438.2 709 182 502 25 48 .965 9 1 5 0 2.52 2.21 .958 2.53 2.51
7 Seasons 2B 207 189 167 1646.2 961 368 583 10 150 .990 -5 1 -4 0 5.20 4.59 .985 4.78 4.73
4 Seasons SS 35 26 22 250.0 146 46 91 9 12 .938 -7 -5 -33 -24 4.93 3.91 .972 4.37 4.32
5 Seasons DH 10 3
3 Seasons OF 4 1 1 15.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -1 -133 -78 1.17 0.50 .985 2.29 2.22
3 Seasons LF 4 1 1 15.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -1 -133 -78 1.17 0.50 .980 2.05 2.00
7 Seasons TOT 556 484 432 4350.2 1818 598 1176 44 210 .976 -4 -4 -1 -1 3.67 3.19 .973 3.49 3.45
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
2010 AL  5 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
Active  10 (21st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
2012 NL  2.57 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
2014 NL  .969 (5th)

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

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2009 23 Cleveland Indians $400,300 ?
2010 24 Cleveland Indians $414,700 1.012
2012 26 Chicago Cubs $495,200 2.032 contracts
2013 27 Chicago Cubs $930,000 2.148 contracts
2014 28 Chicago Cubs $1,710,000 3.148 contracts
2014 Status1st-Year Arb Eligible, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2017
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,950,200
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name Translations

Note this is done in a automated way, so we apologize for any errors, & please report any suggested corrections
German: Luis Valbuena Statistik
Spanish: Luis Valbuena Estadísticas
French: Luis Valbuena statistiques
Japanese: ルイス・バルブエナ 統計

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