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Ellis Valentine

Ellis Clarence Valentine (twitter: @EValentine17)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: July 30, 1954 in Helena, AR
High School: Crenshaw HS (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Montreal Expos in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1975 (Age 21.035)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1976 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Expos/Mets/Angels/Rangers 1975-1985
Agents: Dick Moss, previously: Tom Selakovich [*]
Final Game: October 2, 1985 (Age 31.064)
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1975 MON NL 20 OF 11 9 6 80.0 15 12 1 2 1 .867 -3 -41 1.46 1.18 .978 2.30 2.28
1975 MON NL 20 RF 11 9 6 80.0 16 12 2 2 1 .875 -3 -41 1.58 1.27 .974 2.02 2.03
1976 MON NL 21 OF 88 80 77 717.1 179 162 12 5 4 .972 0 0 2.18 1.98 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 MON NL 21 CF 56 55 52 488.0 119 110 6 3 1 .975 -7 -17 2.14 2.07 .984 2.85 2.84
1976 MON NL 21 RF 31 25 25 228.2 62 54 6 2 3 .968 7 37 2.36 1.94 .974 2.15 2.15
1976 MON NL 21 LF 2 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -360 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.00
1977 MON NL 22 OF 126 125 104 1082.1 248 232 9 7 1 .972 9 10 2.00 1.91 .978 2.26 2.26 AS,MVP-21
1977 MON NL 22 RF 126 125 104 1082.1 247 231 9 7 1 .972 9 10 2.00 1.90 .974 2.11 2.11 AS,MVP-21
1978 MON NL 23 OF 146 146 127 1247.0 330 296 24 10 3 .970 18 17 2.31 2.19 .980 2.31 2.29 GG
1978 MON NL 23 RF 146 146 127 1247.0 323 288 25 10 3 .969 18 17 2.26 2.14 .977 2.13 2.11 GG
1979 MON NL 24 OF 144 144 126 1243.2 296 281 10 5 2 .983 8 8 2.11 2.02 .979 2.33 2.32
1979 MON NL 24 RF 144 144 126 1243.2 291 276 10 5 3 .983 8 8 2.07 1.99 .979 2.19 2.18
1980 MON NL 25 OF 83 83 71 702.2 165 154 6 5 1 .970 7 12 2.05 1.93 .980 2.31 2.31
1980 MON NL 25 RF 83 83 71 702.2 168 157 6 5 1 .970 7 12 2.09 1.96 .977 2.06 2.06
1981 TOT NL 26 OF 68 64 57 560.0 127 115 8 4 0 .969 3 7 1.98 1.81 .980 2.33 2.34
1981 TOT NL 26 RF 68 64 57 560.0 131 120 7 4 0 .969 3 7 2.04 1.87 .978 2.08 2.08
1981 MON NL 26 OF 21 21 14 167.0 34 32 2 0 0 1.000 1 6 1.83 1.62 .980 2.33 2.34
1981 MON NL 26 RF 21 21 14 167.0 36 34 2 0 0 1.000 1 6 1.94 1.71 .978 2.08 2.08
1981 NYM NL 26 OF 47 43 43 393.0 93 83 6 4 0 .957 2 7 2.04 1.89 .980 2.33 2.34
1981 NYM NL 26 RF 47 43 43 393.0 95 86 5 4 0 .958 2 7 2.08 1.94 .978 2.08 2.08
1982 NYM NL 27 OF 98 79 76 718.0 172 159 10 3 4 .983 -4 -7 2.12 1.72 .978 2.25 2.26
1982 NYM NL 27 RF 82 75 74 672.0 152 138 11 3 5 .980 -6 -11 2.00 1.82 .978 2.01 2.02
1982 NYM NL 27 LF 14 1 1 27.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1 36 3.00 0.64 .973 2.07 2.08
1982 NYM NL 27 CF 4 3 1 19.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 1 88 4.74 2.50 .983 2.65 2.68
1983 CAL AL 28 OF 85 69 61 653.1 163 152 5 6 1 .963 2 3 2.16 1.85 .981 2.50 2.48
1983 CAL AL 28 RF 79 62 58 588.1 147 138 5 4 1 .973 3 6 2.19 1.81 .978 2.25 2.23
1983 CAL AL 28 LF 11 7 3 65.0 14 12 0 2 0 .857 -1 -22 1.66 1.09 .977 2.33 2.30
1985 TEX AL 30 OF 7 5 3 48.1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -27 1.30 1.00 .981 2.44 2.41
1985 TEX AL 30 RF 7 5 3 48.1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -27 1.30 1.00 .980 2.16 2.14
1985 TEX AL 30 DH 4 4
10 Seasons OF 856 804 708 7052.2 1702 1570 85 47 17 .972 39 7 2.11 1.93 .979 2.32 2.32
10 Seasons RF 777 738 651 6453.0 1544 1421 81 42 18 .973 45 8 2.09 1.93 .977 2.12 2.12
2 Seasons CF 60 58 53 507.0 129 120 6 3 1 .977 -5 -13 2.24 2.10 .984 2.84 2.83
3 Seasons LF 27 8 4 92.2 23 21 0 2 0 .913 -1 -8 2.04 0.78 .976 2.25 2.16
10 Seasons TOT 856 804 708 7052.2 1702 1570 85 47 17 .972 39 7 2.11 1.93 .979 2.32 2.32
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1975 MON NL 20 RF -3 -41 -2 -1 -0 -1
1976 MON NL 21 CF -7 -17 -10 -6 -4 3
1976 MON NL 21 RF 7 37 1 1 0 6
1976 MON NL 21 LF -0 -360 -0 0 -0 0
1977 MON NL 22 RF 9 10 8 5 3 1
1978 MON NL 23 RF 18 17 6 8 -1 11
1979 MON NL 24 RF 8 8 3 4 -1 5
1980 MON NL 25 RF 7 12 2 1 1 5
1981 MON NL 26 RF 1 6 -1 1 -2 2
1981 NYM NL 26 RF 2 7 0 0 0 2
1982 NYM NL 27 RF -6 -11 -8 -2 -6 2
1982 NYM NL 27 LF 1 36 1 0 0 0
1982 NYM NL 27 CF 1 88 1 0 1 0
1983 CAL AL 28 RF 3 6 2 2 0 1
1983 CAL AL 28 LF -1 -22 -1 0 -1 0
1985 TEX AL 30 RF -1 -27 -1 -1 0 0
10 Seasons RF 45 8 11 18 -7 34
2 Seasons CF -5 -13 -8 -6 -2 3
3 Seasons LF -1 -8 -1 1 -1 0
10 Seasons TOT 39 7 2 12 -10 37

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1975 MON NL 20 12 8 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 11 0 2 0
1976 MON NL 21 94 80 94 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 56 31 89 0 7 3
1977 MON NL 22 127 125 127 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 126 126 0 1 0
1978 MON NL 23 151 147 151 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 146 146 0 4 0
1979 MON NL 24 146 144 146 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 144 0 2 0
1980 MON NL 25 86 83 86 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 83 0 3 0
1981 NYM NL 26 48 43 48 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 47 0 3 0
1981 MON NL 26 22 21 22 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 21 0 1 0
1982 NYM NL 27 111 79 111 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 4 82 100 0 16 1
1983 CAL AL 28 86 69 86 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 79 90 0 3 1
1985 TEX AL 30 11 9 11 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 4 2 0
10 Seasons 894 808 894 856 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 60 777 864 4 44 5
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1975 MON NL 20 2 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 8 2 25.0% 6 0 0.0% 2 347 56% 79% 22% 29 41%
1976 MON NL 21 2 0 2 0 1 6 0 2 1 2 15 10 0 12 8 1 3 2 0 3 2 1 5 4 1 38 26 68.4% 9 3 7.9% 3 1003 62% 81% 27% 108 53%
1977 MON NL 22 7 0 7 0 1 9 0 0 3 3 69 30 3 37 6 3 12 7 1 11 5 0 20 15 0 149 63 42.3% 80 7 4.7% 2 4635 60% 81% 27% 458 52%
1978 MON NL 23 10 0 9 1 1 25 0 12 5 7 61 27 3 38 14 5 12 7 0 14 8 2 24 19 1 149 75 50.3% 63 11 7.4% 14 5226 68% 82% 29% 530 58%
1979 MON NL 24 5 0 5 0 1 10 1 2 2 4 56 31 1 35 11 2 8 3 0 13 6 2 26 19 0 138 70 50.7% 63 5 3.6% 5 5185 65% 82% 28% 492 58%
1980 MON NL 25 5 0 5 0 1 6 0 2 0 4 38 22 0 24 10 2 5 4 0 12 8 1 21 13 0 100 57 57.0% 40 3 3.0% 3 3002 60% 82% 26% 311 51%
1981 NYM NL 26 4 0 3 1 0 5 0 2 1 1 27 15 2 14 5 1 7 4 0 3 1 0 6 3 0 57 28 49.1% 27 3 5.3% 2 1649 59% 82% 29% 184 49%
1981 MON NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 10 6 0 7 6 0 6 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 25 15 60.0% 9 1 4.0% 1 690 57% 86% 29% 83 43%
1982 NYM NL 27 3 0 3 0 1 11 1 2 3 2 47 18 3 18 2 0 13 10 1 9 4 1 20 12 1 107 46 43.0% 55 6 5.6% 5 2964 55% 84% 26% 281 51%
1983 CAL AL 28 4 0 4 0 0 5 0 1 0 2 42 24 1 18 5 1 10 4 0 10 3 1 10 7 0 90 43 47.8% 45 3 3.3% 2 2525 63% 85% 25% 295 48%
1985 TEX AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 216 63% 83% 22% 7 100%
10 Seasons 42 0 40 2 7 81 2 24 15 27 370 185 13 204 67 15 76 43 3 77 37 8 134 93 3 861 425 49.4% 397 42 4.9% 39 27442 62% 82% 27% 2778 53%
MLB Averages 41.7% 3.1% 60% 82% 27% 56%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1976 MON NL 21 3 0 3 0 0 6 0 0 4 2 26 17 3 20 3 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 10 8 0 61 28 45.9% 28 5 8.2% 1 2094 59% 82% 23% 221 52%
1982 NYM NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 88 60% 81% 26% 18 56%
2 Seasons 3 0 3 0 0 6 0 0 4 2 27 18 3 20 3 1 0 0 0 6 1 1 10 8 0 63 30 47.6% 28 5 7.9% 1 2182 59% 82% 23% 239 52%
MLB Averages 44.4% 2.5% 60% 82% 27% 62%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1976 MON NL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 6 67% 83% 17% 2 0%
1982 NYM NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 116 41% 81% 27% 14 64%
1983 CAL AL 28 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 9 8 88.9% 1 0 0.0% 0 277 64% 90% 25% 40 30%
3 Seasons 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 3 2 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 12 10 83.3% 2 0 0.0% 0 399 57% 87% 25% 56 38%
MLB Averages 59.5% 3.0% 60% 82% 27% 52%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1991 BBWAA ( 0.2%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1977 NL (21, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Gold Gloves
1978 NL (OF)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1978 NL  18 (3rd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 NL  6 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 NL  146 (4th)
1979 NL  144 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 NL  288 (4th)
1979 NL  276 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 NL  25 (1st)
1981 NL  7 (2nd)
1982 NL  11 (2nd)
Career  81 (70th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 NL  7 (4th)
1978 NL  10 (3rd)
1979 NL  5 (4th)
1980 NL  5 (5th)
1981 NL  4 (4th)
Career  42 (89th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 NL  3 (4th)
1978 NL  3 (3rd)
1979 NL  3 (4th)
1982 NL  5 (2nd)
Career  18 (75th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1976 NL  12 (4th)
1978 NL  24 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1978 NL  10 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1976 NL  4 (3rd)
1978 NL  3 (4th)
1982 NL  4 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 NL  7 (3rd)
1977 NL  9 (4th)
1978 NL  18 (1st)
1979 NL  8 (3rd)
1980 NL  7 (5th)
Career  45 (21st)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1978 NL  2.26 (3rd)
Career  2.09 (64th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1978 NL  2.14 (3rd)
1979 NL  1.99 (5th)
1980 NL  1.96 (5th)
1982 NL  1.82 (4th)
Career  1.93 (92nd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1979 NL  .983 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1978 NL  18 (3rd)
Career  39 (97th)

Youngest s c a p y
1975 NL  born 1954-07-30 (5th)

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