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Merkin Valdez    \mur-KEEN\

Merkin R. (Mola) Valdez
Played through 2002 as Manuel Mateo

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 235 lb.

Born: November 5, 1981 in San Cristobal, San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
High School: Escuela Rural Palenque (Palenque, DO)
Signed
by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent in 1999. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 1, 2004 (Age 22.270)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Rangers/BlueJays 2004-2011
Agents: SFX [*]
Final Game: September 25, 2011 (Age 29.324)
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2004 22 SFG NL 0 0 27.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 4 5 5 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 12 20 13.85 4.200 21.6 5.4 16.2 10.8 0.67
2008 26 SFG NL 1 0 1.000 1.69 17 1 3 0 0 0 16.0 14 5 3 1 7 2 13 2 1 2 69 265 4.01 1.313 7.9 0.6 3.9 7.3 1.86
2009 27 SFG NL 2 1 .667 5.66 48 0 20 0 0 0 49.1 57 33 31 5 28 2 38 0 0 5 225 76 4.58 1.723 10.4 0.9 5.1 6.9 1.36
2010 28 TOR AL 0 0 20.25 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.1 2 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 26 9.83 3.750 13.5 0.0 20.3 0.0 0.00
2011 29 TEX AL 0 0 6.23 5 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 7 3 3 2 1 0 6 0 0 0 21 76 6.95 1.846 14.5 4.2 2.1 12.5 6.00
5 Yrs 3 1 .750 5.57 74 1 25 0 0 0 72.2 84 49 45 9 42 4 59 2 1 7 336 79 4.90 1.734 10.4 1.1 5.2 7.3 1.40
162 Game Avg. 3 1 .750 5.57 67 1 23 0 0 0 66 76 44 41 8 38 4 53 2 1 6 305 79 4.90 1.734 10.4 1.1 5.2 7.3 1.40
SFG (3 yrs) 3 1 .750 5.24 67 1 23 0 0 0 67.0 75 43 39 7 38 4 53 2 1 7 306 83 4.67 1.687 10.1 0.9 5.1 7.1 1.39
TEX (1 yr) 0 0 6.23 5 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 7 3 3 2 1 0 6 0 0 0 21 76 6.95 1.846 14.5 4.2 2.1 12.5 6.00
TOR (1 yr) 0 0 20.25 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.1 2 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 26 9.83 3.750 13.5 0.0 20.3 0.0 0.00
NL (3 yrs) 3 1 .750 5.24 67 1 23 0 0 0 67.0 75 43 39 7 38 4 53 2 1 7 306 83 4.67 1.687 10.1 0.9 5.1 7.1 1.39
AL (2 yrs) 0 0 9.53 7 0 2 0 0 0 5.2 9 6 6 2 4 0 6 0 0 0 30 51 7.63 2.294 14.3 3.2 6.4 9.5 1.50
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2004 22 SFG NL 1.2 2 0 5 27.00 4.82 -0.38 -0.35 102.0 4.95 -4 -0.3 .6 0.1 -0.3 -4 .326 .498
2008 26 SFG NL 16.0 17 1 5 2.81 4.58 -0.12 -0.27 100.1 4.44 3 0.3 1.1 -0.0 0.4 4 .518 .502 $390,000
2009 27 SFG NL 49.1 48 0 33 6.02 4.73 0.06 -0.35 102.8 4.44 -9 -0.9 .7 0.0 -0.4 -4 .481 .494 $401,000
2010 28 TOR AL 1.1 2 0 3 20.25 4.69 -0.01 -0.36 97.8 4.25 -2 -0.2 .0 0.1 -0.1 -2 .387 .499 $409,500
2011 29 TEX AL 4.1 5 0 3 6.23 4.63 0.11 -0.35 106.1 4.42 -1 -0.1 .0 0.0 -0.0 -0 .482 .499
5 Seasons 72.2 74 1 49 6.07 4.69 0.01 -0.33 102.3 4.45 -13 -1.3 .8 0.2 -0.4 -7 .483 .497 $1,200,500
SFG (3 yrs) 67.0 67 1 43 5.78 4.70 0.01 -0.33 102.2 4.45 -10 -0.9 .8 0.1 -0.3 -4 .486 .496 $791,000
TEX (1 yr) 4.1 5 0 3 6.23 4.63 0.11 -0.35 106.1 4.42 -1 -0.1 .0 0.0 -0.0 -0 .482 .499
TOR (1 yr) 1.1 2 0 3 20.25 4.69 -0.01 -0.36 97.8 4.25 -2 -0.2 .0 0.1 -0.1 -2 .387 .499 $409,500

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2004 22 SFG NL 2 12 9 5 4 2 0 1 0 0 3 2 .444 .583 1.000 1.583 .500 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 26 SFG NL 17 69 59 5 14 3 0 1 1 1 7 13 .237 .338 .339 .677 .289 20 1 2 1 0 2 1
2009 27 SFG NL 48 225 195 33 57 8 1 5 4 4 28 38 .292 .379 .421 .800 .340 82 7 0 1 1 2 3
2010 28 TOR AL 2 9 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .333 .556 .333 .889 .333 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 29 TEX AL 5 21 20 3 7 0 0 2 1 0 1 6 .350 .381 .650 1.031 .417 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 74 336 289 49 84 13 1 9 6 5 42 59 .291 .383 .436 .819 .338 126 8 2 2 1 4 4
162 Game Avg. 67 305 262 44 76 12 1 8 5 5 38 53 .291 .383 .436 .819 .338 114 7 2 2 1 4 4
MLB Averages .263 .331 .417 .748 .299

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2004 22 SFG NL -3.8 -0.3 12 -0.0 0.1 -0.1 .27 -0.3 0.1 -5.7 -0.5 1.47 -3.3 0 1 1
2008 26 SFG NL 4.1 0.4 75 0.5 1.4 -0.9 1.13 0.0 0.4 3.8 0.4 0.94 0.9 6 3 6
2009 27 SFG NL -7.3 -0.7 240 -1.3 2.0 -3.3 .56 -0.8 -1.5 -12.6 -1.2 1.02 -7.0 11 4 32
2010 28 TOR AL -2.1 -0.2 9 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .10 -0.0 -0.0 -0.9 -0.1 1.31 -0.6 0 0 1
2011 29 TEX AL -0.5 -0.1 22 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .07 -0.0 -0.4 -0.8 -0.1 0.80 -2.9 0 0 5
5 Yrs -9.6 -0.9 358 -0.9 3.4 -4.3 .62 -1.2 -0.2 -16.1 -1.5 1.01 -12.9 17 8 45

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2008 26 SFG NL 17 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 60.0 60 60 11 2 1 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 25 1 0 0 0 25
1 Yr 17 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 60 60 60 11 2 1 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 25 1 0 0 0 25
MLB Averages .500 49% 49 100 -12 4.7 4.7 5.9 95

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2004 22 SFG NL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 100% 8 .270 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 2.5 29
2008 26 SFG NL 17 16 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 12 1 8% 7 1.126 6 3 6 4 3 9 7 9 4 5 4 4 2.6 15
2009 27 SFG NL 48 48 20 2 1 3 0 3 0% 7 4 22 13 59% 8 .555 11 4 32 12 5 31 13 35 12 12 13 8 3.1 20
2010 28 TOR AL 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 5 .097 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 2.0 25
2011 29 TEX AL 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .073 0 0 5 3 0 2 0 5 0 1 0 1 2.6 17
5 Yrs 74 73 25 3 1 3 0 3 0% 9 6 39 17 44% .620 17 8 45 19 8 46 23 50 17 20 19 13 2.9 19

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2004 22 SFG NL 12 50% 8.3% 16.7% 25.0% 25.0% 75% 0.00 0.00 50% 71% 14.3% 0% 3 0 0%
2008 26 SFG NL 69 58% 1.5% 18.8% 10.1% 5.8% 29% 0.92 1.00 65% 17% 4.5% 8% 8 1 13%
2009 27 SFG NL 225 56% 2.2% 16.9% 12.4% 6.2% 25% 0.85 1.30 68% 24% 6.1% 4% 54 7 13%
2010 28 TOR AL 9 33% 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 0% 2.00 67% 17% 0.0% 0% 2 0 0%
2011 29 TEX AL 21 38% 9.5% 28.6% 4.8% 9.5% 29% 0.40 0.17 57% 21% 20.0% 0% 0 0
5 Yrs 336 54% 2.7% 17.6% 12.5% 6.9% 27% 0.80 1.14 66% 24% 7.3% 4% 67 8 12%
MLB Averages 46% 2.7% 17.5% 8.5% 7.9% 34% 0.80 1.08 70% 19% 7.6% 12% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

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 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2004 22 SFG NL 12 57 4.75 33 57.9% 21.2% 12.1% 45.5% 21.2% 78.8% 0.0% 45.6% 84.6% 50.0% 8.3% 1 0 16.7% 2 2 1 0 2 0.0% 0 1 0 0 0
2008 26 SFG NL 69 271 3.93 157 59.5% 26.1% 15.3% 28.7% 29.9% 73.9% 6.1% 43.9% 79.3% 62.3% 4.3% 3 1 18.8% 13 5 1 4 9 30.8% 2 0 0 0 0
2009 27 SFG NL 226 936 4.14 559 60.1% 27.7% 13.4% 30.4% 28.4% 72.3% 1.6% 43.4% 81.4% 58.0% 10.2% 23 17 21.2% 48 24 5 12 26 31.6% 6 4 0 0 0
2010 28 TOR AL 9 50 5.56 26 52.0% 30.8% 7.7% 38.5% 23.1% 69.2% 0.0% 36.0% 88.9% 44.4% 11.1% 1 1 33.3% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 29 TEX AL 21 85 4.05 50 58.8% 26.0% 18.0% 28.0% 28.0% 74.0% 0.0% 43.5% 75.7% 42.9% 0.0% 0 0 9.5% 2 0 0 3 3 50.0% 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 337 1399 4.15 825 59.5% 27.2% 13.8% 30.8% 28.2% 72.8% 2.3% 43.4% 81.0% 57.3% 8.3% 28 19 20.2% 68 32 7 19 40 32.2% 8 5 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.78 63.1% 27.5% 14.6% 27.2% 30.8% 72.5% 1.7% 45.8% 79.9% 58.6% 5.0% 22.2% 25.3%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2004 22 SFG NL 12 4 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0% 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 26 SFG NL 69 14 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 2 0 67% 1 2 2 21 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2009 27 SFG NL 225 57 5 0 5 1 7 3 2 2 3 15 11 1 73% 3 5 1 102 4 4 50% 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 0
2010 28 TOR AL 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0% 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 29 TEX AL 21 7 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 336 84 7 0 9 1 13 4 5 4 5 20 13 2 65% 4 7 3 138 6 5 55% 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 16 0
MLB Averages 53% 72%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2004 22 0 0 27.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 4 5 5 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 12 20 4.200 21.6 5.4 16.2 10.8 0.67 20
2005 23 0 0 27.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 4 5 5 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 12 20 4.200 21.6 5.4 16.2 10.8 0.67 20
2006 24 0 0 27.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 4 5 5 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 12 20 4.200 21.6 5.4 16.2 10.8 0.67 20
2007 25 0 0 27.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 4 5 5 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 12 20 4.200 21.6 5.4 16.2 10.8 0.67 20
2008 26 1 0 1.000 4.08 19 1 3 0 0 0 17.2 18 10 8 2 10 2 15 2 1 2 81 112 1.585 9.2 1.0 5.1 7.6 1.50 112
2009 27 3 1 .750 5.24 67 1 23 0 0 0 67.0 75 43 39 7 38 4 53 2 1 7 306 83 1.687 10.1 0.9 5.1 7.1 1.39 83
2010 28 3 1 .750 5.53 69 1 24 0 0 0 68.1 77 46 42 7 41 4 53 2 1 7 315 79 1.727 10.1 0.9 5.4 7.0 1.29 79
2011 29 3 1 .750 5.57 74 1 25 0 0 0 72.2 84 49 45 9 42 4 59 2 1 7 336 79 1.734 10.4 1.1 5.2 7.3 1.40 79

Neutralized Pitching

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 W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2004 22 0 0 18.00 2.0 3 4 4 1 2 2 0 2.500 13.5 9.0 9.0 1.00 4.5 2
2008 26 1 1 .500 2.25 16.0 15 5 4 1 8 13 2 1.438 8.4 4.5 7.3 1.63 0.6 17
2009 27 2 3 .400 5.33 49.0 58 32 29 5 28 38 0 1.755 10.7 5.1 7.0 1.36 0.9 48
2010 28 0 0 18.00 1.0 2 2 2 0 3 0 0 5.000 18.0 27.0 0.0 0.00 0.0 2
2011 29 0 0 6.75 4.0 7 3 3 2 1 6 0 2.000 15.8 2.3 13.5 6.00 4.5 5
5 Yrs 3 4 .429 5.25 72.0 85 46 42 9 42 59 2 1.764 10.6 7.4 1.40 1.1 74



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Name and misspellings: Merkin R. (Mola) Merkin valdes Valdez

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