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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 2, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1061. Max Flack… #1062. Jimmy Barrett… #1063. Don Blasingame… #1064. ELLIS VALENTINE… #1065. Duff Cooley… #1066. Gene Alley… #1067. Hughie Critz… 

Standard Batting

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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
1975 20 MON NL 12 35 33 2 12 4 0 1 3 0 0 2 4 .364 .400 .576 .976 165 19 1 0 0 0 0 9
1976 21 MON NL 94 341 305 36 85 15 2 7 39 14 1 30 51 .279 .339 .410 .749 108 125 5 0 2 4 0 89/7
1977 ★ 22 MON NL 127 541 508 63 149 28 2 25 76 13 5 30 58 .293 .331 .504 .835 125 256 18 0 1 2 3 *9 AS,MVP-21
1978 23 MON NL 151 612 570 75 165 35 2 25 76 13 8 35 88 .289 .330 .489 .820 129 279 9 2 0 5 3 *9 GG
1979 24 MON NL 146 575 548 73 151 29 3 21 82 11 9 22 74 .276 .303 .454 .758 105 249 23 1 1 3 3 *9
1980 25 MON NL 86 343 311 40 98 22 2 13 67 5 5 25 44 .315 .367 .524 .891 147 163 3 3 0 4 0 9
1981 26 TOT NL 70 261 245 23 51 11 1 8 36 0 4 11 49 .208 .238 .359 .597 69 88 4 0 0 5 0 9
1981 26 MON NL 22 85 76 8 16 3 0 3 15 0 1 6 11 .211 .259 .368 .627 76 28 2 0 0 3 0 9
1981 26 NYM NL 48 176 169 15 35 8 1 5 21 0 3 5 38 .207 .227 .355 .582 65 60 2 0 0 2 0 9
1982 27 NYM NL 111 350 337 33 97 14 1 8 48 1 3 5 38 .288 .294 .407 .701 96 137 11 1 0 7 0 97/8
1983 28 CAL AL 86 294 271 30 65 10 2 13 43 2 1 18 48 .240 .283 .435 .719 96 118 6 0 1 4 0 97
1985 30 TEX AL 11 40 38 5 8 1 0 2 4 0 1 2 8 .211 .250 .395 .645 73 15 1 0 0 0 0 /9D
10 Yrs 894 3392 3166 380 881 169 15 123 474 59 37 180 462 .278 .315 .458 .773 113 1449 81 7 5 34 9
162 Game Avg. 162 615 574 69 160 31 3 22 86 11 7 33 84 .278 .315 .458 .773 113 263 15 1 1 6 2
MON (7 yrs) 638 2532 2351 297 676 136 11 95 358 56 29 150 330 .288 .329 .476 .805 121 1119 61 6 4 21 9
NYM (2 yrs) 159 526 506 48 132 22 2 13 69 1 6 10 76 .261 .272 .389 .661 86 197 13 1 0 9 0
TEX (1 yr) 11 40 38 5 8 1 0 2 4 0 1 2 8 .211 .250 .395 .645 73 15 1 0 0 0 0
CAL (1 yr) 86 294 271 30 65 10 2 13 43 2 1 18 48 .240 .283 .435 .719 96 118 6 0 1 4 0
NL (8 yrs) 797 3058 2857 345 808 158 13 108 427 57 35 160 406 .283 .319 .461 .780 115 1316 74 7 4 30 9
AL (2 yrs) 97 334 309 35 73 11 2 15 47 2 2 20 56 .236 .279 .430 .710 93 133 7 0 1 4 0

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
1975 20 MON NL 12 35 2 -0 -0 -3 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 -0.0 .490 .499 0.3 -0.3 3 9
1976 21 MON NL 94 341 4 1 -0 0 -1 3 0.3 11 14 1.4 .503 .502 1.3 -0.2 14 89/7
1977 ★ 22 MON NL 127 541 19 -1 -2 9 -5 20 2.0 17 37 3.7 .517 .513 2.7 0.4 28 $25,000 *9 AS,MVP-21
1978 23 MON NL 151 612 25 -4 -0 18 -6 32 3.6 20 52 5.6 .524 .522 3.4 1.4 34 *9 GG
1979 24 MON NL 146 575 4 -2 -2 8 -6 3 0.3 18 21 2.2 .502 .502 1.1 0.3 13 *9
1980 25 MON NL 86 343 20 1 1 7 -3 25 2.8 12 37 4.0 .533 .517 3.1 0.4 30 $200,000 9
1981 26 MON NL 22 85 -3 -0 0 1 -1 -2 -0.3 3 0 0.0 .487 .498 -0.1 0.0 -0 9
1981 26 NYM NL 48 176 -7 -1 1 2 -2 -6 -0.7 6 -0 -0.1 .484 .495 -0.5 0.1 -3 9
1982 27 NYM NL 111 350 -0 -2 -1 -4 -4 -11 -1.2 12 1 0.0 .489 .493 0.3 -0.8 5 97/8
1983 28 CAL AL 86 294 -2 -1 -0 2 -3 -4 -0.4 10 6 0.6 .495 .497 0.3 -0.1 4 $325,000 97
1985 30 TEX AL 11 40 -1 -0 -0 -1 -1 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .468 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -1 /9D
10 Seasons 894 3392 60 -11 -4 39 -31 54 5.9 112 166 17.0 .507 .506 12.1 0.9 127 $550,000
MON (7 yrs) 638 2532 71 -6 -4 40 -22 79 8.6 82 162 16.8 .514 .511 11.9 2.0 122 $225,000
NYM (2 yrs) 159 526 -8 -3 0 -2 -5 -17 -1.9 18 1 -0.1 .488 .493 -0.1 -0.7 2
TEX (1 yr) 11 40 -1 -0 -0 -1 -1 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .468 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -1
CAL (1 yr) 86 294 -2 -1 -0 2 -3 -4 -0.4 10 6 0.6 .495 .497 0.3 -0.1 4 $325,000

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 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
1 Season DH 4 4
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

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)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1978 NL  5.5 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1978 NL  279 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1978 NL  35 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1978 NL  25 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1978 NL  62 (7th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1977 NL  18 (5th)
1979 NL  23 (2nd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1978 NL  17.1 (10th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1978 NL  22.8 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1980 NL  30.23 (10th)

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)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1730), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1576), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1727), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (131st), 17.0 career WAR/17.4 7yr-peak WAR/17.2 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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
1977 22 Montreal Expos $25,000 ? 1977 TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
1980 25 Montreal Expos $200,000 ? 3/8/80 TSN
1983 28 California Angels $325,000 ? 2/7/83 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$550,000
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.

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