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John Valentin    \VAL-en-tin\

John William Valentin

Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: February 18, 1967 in Mineola, NY
School: Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 5th round of the 1988 amateur draft.
Signed June 27, 1988. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 27, 1992 (Age 25.160)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1992 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Mets 1992-2002
Agents: Jeff Moorad, previously: Dick Moss [*]
Final Game: September 29, 2002 (Age 35.223)
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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
1992 BOS AL 25 SS 58 55 50 491.2 271 79 182 10 45 .963 -6 -15 4.78 4.50 .969 4.71 4.69
1993 BOS AL 26 SS 144 138 130 1222.2 690 238 432 20 96 .971 22 22 4.93 4.65 .973 4.69 4.64
1994 BOS AL 27 SS 83 82 76 719.2 384 134 242 8 56 .979 11 18 4.70 4.53 .969 4.64 4.60
1994 BOS AL 27 DH 1 1
1995 BOS AL 28 SS 135 134 125 1192.2 659 227 414 18 95 .973 23 23 4.84 4.75 .974 4.71 4.65 MVP-9,SS
1996 BOS AL 29 SS 118 117 109 1043.1 557 194 347 16 87 .971 -3 -3 4.67 4.58 .971 4.66 4.64
1996 BOS AL 29 3B 12 11 10 96.0 19 8 10 1 1 .947 1 10 1.69 1.50 .956 2.56 2.55
1996 BOS AL 29 DH 1 1
1997 BOS AL 30 2B 79 79 78 707.1 450 180 259 11 67 .976 -5 -8 5.59 5.56 .980 4.93 4.89
1997 BOS AL 30 3B 64 63 59 552.2 191 59 121 11 15 .942 6 13 2.93 2.81 .953 2.67 2.65
1998 BOS AL 31 3B 153 153 144 1325.0 428 121 292 15 28 .965 21 19 2.81 2.70 .948 2.55 2.52
1998 BOS AL 31 2B 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 4.80
1999 BOS AL 32 3B 111 110 102 952.1 306 84 208 14 16 .954 10 13 2.76 2.63 .950 2.58 2.54
1999 BOS AL 32 DH 1 1
2000 BOS AL 33 3B 10 10 8 81.0 15 6 9 0 0 1.000 -1 -15 1.67 1.50 .947 2.67 2.64
2001 BOS AL 34 SS 18 15 14 138.1 66 22 42 2 9 .970 1 8 4.16 3.56 .973 4.49 4.45
2001 BOS AL 34 3B 3 1 1 14.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -43 1.29 0.67 .945 2.70 2.70
2002 NYM NL 35 SS 24 13 9 133.0 70 20 48 2 9 .971 2 22 4.60 2.83 .970 4.52 4.49
2002 NYM NL 35 1B 22 11 4 104.0 115 106 6 3 12 .974 0 5 9.69 5.09 .992 9.39 9.31
2002 NYM NL 35 3B 18 14 10 126.1 41 9 27 5 3 .878 -3 -28 2.56 2.00 .957 2.71 2.69
2002 NYM NL 35 2B 3 1 1 12.0 7 4 3 0 2 1.000 -0 -30 5.25 2.33 .981 4.95 4.93
2002 NYM NL 35 DH 2 1
7 Seasons SS 580 554 513 4941.1 2697 914 1707 76 397 .972 50 12 4.77 4.52 .972 4.67 4.63
7 Seasons 3B 371 362 334 3147.1 1002 288 668 46 63 .954 33 13 2.73 2.58 .950 2.59 2.56
3 Seasons 2B 83 80 79 719.2 457 184 262 11 69 .976 -5 -8 5.58 5.37 .980 4.93 4.89
1 Season 1B 22 11 4 104.0 115 106 6 3 12 .974 0 5 9.69 5.09 .992 9.39 9.31
4 Seasons DH 5 4
11 Seasons TOT 1056 1007 930 8912.1 4271 1492 2643 136 541 .968 79 11 4.18 3.92 .968 4.01 4.02
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
1992 BOS AL 25 SS -6 -15 -6 -2 -4 0
1993 BOS AL 26 SS 22 22 20 7 13 2
1994 BOS AL 27 SS 11 18 10 8 2 1
1995 BOS AL 28 SS 23 23 20 13 6 3
1996 BOS AL 29 SS -3 -3 -1 -2 1 -2
1996 BOS AL 29 3B 1 10 1 1 -0 0
1997 BOS AL 30 2B -5 -8 -5 2 -6 0
1997 BOS AL 30 3B 6 13 5 -1 6 1
1998 BOS AL 31 3B 21 19 20 11 9 1
1998 BOS AL 31 2B 0 0 0 0 0
1999 BOS AL 32 3B 10 13 10 6 4 0
2000 BOS AL 33 3B -1 -15 -1 -1 0 0
2001 BOS AL 34 SS 1 8 2 2 -0 -1
2001 BOS AL 34 3B -0 -43 -0 -0 -0 0
2002 NYM NL 35 SS 2 22 2 4 -1 0
2002 NYM NL 35 1B 0 5 0 1 -0 0
2002 NYM NL 35 3B -3 -28 -3 -1 -2 0
2002 NYM NL 35 2B -0 -30 -0 0 -0 0
7 Seasons SS 50 12 47 31 16 3
7 Seasons 3B 33 13 31 14 17 2
3 Seasons 2B -5 -8 -5 2 -7 0
1 Season 1B 0 5 0 1 -0 0
11 Seasons TOT 79 11 74 47 27 5
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1992 BOS AL 25 58 55 58 58 0 0 0 0 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 BOS AL 26 144 138 144 144 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1994 BOS AL 27 84 83 84 83 0 0 0 0 0 83 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1995 BOS AL 28 135 134 135 135 0 0 0 0 0 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1996 BOS AL 29 131 129 131 129 0 0 0 0 12 118 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
1997 BOS AL 30 143 142 143 143 0 0 0 79 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1998 BOS AL 31 153 153 153 153 0 0 0 1 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 BOS AL 32 113 111 113 111 0 0 0 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2000 BOS AL 33 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 BOS AL 34 20 16 20 20 0 0 0 0 3 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 NYM NL 35 114 40 114 63 0 0 22 3 18 24 0 0 0 0 2 63 0
11 Seasons 1105 1011 1105 1049 0 0 22 83 371 580 0 0 0 0 5 69 2
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 -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1992 BOS AL 25 2137 66% 78% 34% 238 79% 0 79 34 39 6 182 131 41 0 1 10 0 7 3 9 45 16 3 15 2 1 37 19 18 6 5 1
1993 BOS AL 26 5245 53% 77% 32% 527 90% 1 239 106 107 26 433 347 73 0 6 21 0 9 12 19 95 25 12 37 7 7 89 37 52 4 3 1
1994 BOS AL 27 3185 59% 77% 32% 291 93% 2 133 54 58 21 244 185 49 2 6 8 1 3 4 6 56 20 9 18 5 1 53 29 24 2 1 0
1995 BOS AL 28 5164 57% 78% 32% 509 90% 1 225 101 96 28 414 325 84 0 10 18 0 13 5 15 95 38 6 33 6 7 91 44 46 4 3 0
1996 BOS AL 29 4801 53% 74% 30% 438 91% 2 190 91 78 21 348 228 106 0 6 16 0 10 6 14 86 38 7 21 5 6 80 45 32 5 4 0
2001 BOS AL 34 605 50% 73% 30% 48 96% 0 22 4 14 4 42 30 12 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 9 5 1 1 0 1 8 6 2 1 0 1
2002 NYM NL 35 556 63% 75% 30% 53 96% 0 18 6 9 3 49 41 8 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 9 3 1 2 1 1 8 4 4 0 0 0
7 Seasons 21693 56% 77% 32% 2104 90% 6 906 396 401 109 1712 1287 373 2 29 77 1 45 31 67 395 145 39 127 26 24 366 184 178 22 16 3
MLB Averages 58% 78% 31% 89%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1996 BOS AL 29 436 43% 67% 26% 20 75% 1 7 4 2 1 10 8 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0%
1997 BOS AL 30 2356 56% 79% 30% 193 89% 2 58 51 3 4 120 92 26 1 1 11 0 3 8 11 15 11 1 14 0 0 0 9 33%
1998 BOS AL 31 5694 54% 79% 30% 440 84% 3 119 91 7 21 288 222 55 3 7 15 1 14 0 14 28 19 3 25 1 0 1 16 44%
1999 BOS AL 32 4039 53% 78% 31% 324 84% 4 84 68 7 9 208 170 28 3 2 14 0 12 2 11 16 8 2 11 4 3 1 27 44%
2000 BOS AL 33 334 55% 73% 24% 14 100% 0 6 4 1 1 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 BOS AL 34 58 60% 69% 29% 3 67% 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 NYM NL 35 577 54% 77% 31% 42 83% 0 9 9 0 0 26 21 5 0 0 5 0 3 2 5 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 33%
7 Seasons 13494 54% 78% 30% 1036 85% 10 284 228 20 36 662 521 117 8 10 46 1 33 12 42 63 41 6 53 6 3 3 56 41%
MLB Averages 58% 78% 31% 87% 62%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1997 BOS AL 30 3203 57% 79% 31% 291 94% 1 180 66 88 26 259 221 27 1 7 11 1 5 5 6 67 27 10 12 3 56 15 40 8 6 1
1998 BOS AL 31 2 0% 100% 50% 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
2002 NYM NL 35 47 68% 72% 23% 1 100% 0 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
3 Seasons 3252 58% 79% 31% 292 94% 1 183 66 91 26 262 224 27 1 7 11 1 5 5 6 69 27 12 12 3 58 15 42 8 6 1
MLB Averages 58% 78% 31% 92%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2002 NYM NL 35 432 60% 76% 32% 20 100% 0 111 8 104 1 9 3 1 0 2 0 3 2 1 0 0 12 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 2 0
1 Season 432 60% 76% 32% 20 100% 0 111 8 104 1 9 3 1 0 2 0 3 2 1 0 0 12 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 2 0
MLB Averages 58% 78% 31% 93% 83%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1995 AL (9, 15%)
0.15 Career Shares (827th)

Silver Sluggers
1995 AL (SS)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1995 May 7th AL Player of the Week
1997 Aug 17th AL Player of the Week

Assistss c a p y
1995 AL  414 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1993 AL  20 (5th)
1997 AL  22 (3rd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1993 AL  22 (1st)
1995 AL  23 (1st)
1998 AL  21 (3rd)
Career  79 (77th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1997 AL  11 (4th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1998 AL  153 (3rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1998 AL  121 (1st)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1998 AL  292 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1998 AL  28 (3rd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1993 AL  144 (5th)
1995 AL  135 (3rd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1993 AL  238 (4th)
1995 AL  227 (2nd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1993 AL  432 (4th)
1995 AL  414 (1st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1993 AL  20 (2nd)
1995 AL  18 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1993 AL  96 (4th)
1995 AL  95 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1998 AL  21 (2nd)
1999 AL  10 (1st)
Career  33 (44th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1998 AL  2.81 (4th)
1999 AL  2.76 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1998 AL  2.70 (2nd)
1999 AL  2.63 (2nd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1998 AL  .965 (4th)
1999 AL  .954 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1993 AL  22 (1st)
1994 AL  11 (3rd)
1995 AL  23 (1st)
Career  50 (36th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1993 AL  4.93 (2nd)
Career  4.77 (40th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1993 AL  4.65 (3rd)
1995 AL  4.75 (4th)
1996 AL  4.58 (5th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1994 AL  .979 (3rd)
Career  .972 (62nd)

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