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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, 13,785th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1992 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Mets 1992-2002
Agents: Jeff Moorad, previously: Dick Moss [*]
Last Game: September 29, 2002 (Age 35.223)
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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
1992 25 BOS AL 58 212 185 21 51 13 0 5 25 1 0 20 17 .276 .351 .427 .778 113 79 5 2 4 1 0 6
1993 26 BOS AL 144 539 468 50 130 40 3 11 66 3 4 49 77 .278 .346 .447 .793 107 209 9 2 16 4 2 *6
1994 27 BOS AL 84 355 301 53 95 26 2 9 49 3 1 42 38 .316 .400 .505 .905 129 152 3 3 5 4 1 *6/D
1995 28 BOS AL 135 621 520 108 155 37 2 27 102 20 5 81 67 .298 .399 .533 .931 138 277 7 10 4 6 2 *6 MVP-9,SS
1996 29 BOS AL 131 606 527 84 156 29 3 13 59 9 10 63 59 .296 .374 .436 .811 104 230 15 7 2 7 0 *65/D
1997 30 BOS AL 143 644 575 95 176 47 5 18 77 7 4 58 66 .306 .372 .499 .871 124 287 21 5 1 5 5 45
1998 31 BOS AL 153 681 588 113 145 44 1 23 73 4 5 77 82 .247 .340 .442 .782 101 260 9 9 2 5 3 *5/4
1999 32 BOS AL 113 503 450 58 114 27 1 12 70 0 1 40 68 .253 .315 .398 .713 78 179 11 4 1 8 2 *5/D
2000 33 BOS AL 10 38 35 6 9 1 0 2 2 0 1 2 5 .257 .297 .457 .754 86 16 1 0 1 0 0 5
2001 34 BOS AL 20 70 60 8 12 2 0 1 5 0 0 9 8 .200 .314 .283 .598 59 17 4 1 0 0 0 6/5
2002 35 NYM NL 114 242 208 18 50 15 0 3 30 0 0 22 37 .240 .339 .356 .695 87 74 6 10 0 2 0 635/4D
11 Yrs 1105 4511 3917 614 1093 281 17 124 558 47 31 463 524 .279 .360 .454 .814 109 1780 91 53 36 42 15
162 Game Avg. 162 661 574 90 160 41 2 18 82 7 5 68 77 .279 .360 .454 .814 109 261 13 8 5 6 2
BOS (10 yrs) 991 4269 3709 596 1043 266 17 121 528 47 31 441 487 .281 .361 .460 .821 110 1706 85 43 36 40 15
NYM (1 yr) 114 242 208 18 50 15 0 3 30 0 0 22 37 .240 .339 .356 .695 87 74 6 10 0 2 0
AL (10 yrs) 991 4269 3709 596 1043 266 17 121 528 47 31 441 487 .281 .361 .460 .821 110 1706 85 43 36 40 15
NL (1 yr) 114 242 208 18 50 15 0 3 30 0 0 22 37 .240 .339 .356 .695 87 74 6 10 0 2 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
1992 25 BOS AL 58 212 4 -1 0 -6 3 1 0.2 8 9 0.9 .502 .501 1.6 -0.3 15 $109,000 6
1993 26 BOS AL 144 539 6 -3 -1 22 8 33 3.3 20 53 5.2 .523 .521 3.1 3.1 31 $170,000 *6
1994 27 BOS AL 84 355 15 1 1 11 5 33 3.1 13 46 4.3 .536 .519 3.3 1.5 36 $370,000 *6/D
1995 28 BOS AL 135 621 31 4 0 23 8 66 6.3 22 88 8.3 .546 .538 6.2 3.0 65 $637,500 *6 MVP-9,SS
1996 29 BOS AL 131 606 8 -1 -3 -2 7 10 1.1 22 31 3.1 .507 .505 3.1 0.6 33 $2,672,500 *65/D
1997 30 BOS AL 143 644 21 1 -2 1 3 24 2.5 23 47 4.6 .516 .514 4.5 0.5 46 $3,750,000 45
1998 31 BOS AL 153 681 1 -1 1 21 2 24 2.4 25 49 4.7 .515 .514 2.7 2.3 28 $5,350,000 *5/4
1999 32 BOS AL 113 503 -17 -2 -1 10 2 -9 -0.8 19 10 1.0 .493 .495 0.0 1.1 -1 $6,350,000 *5/D
2000 33 BOS AL 10 38 -1 -1 -0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.1 .472 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $6,350,000 5
2001 34 BOS AL 20 70 -3 -0 -1 0 1 -3 -0.2 3 0 0.0 .487 .498 -0.0 0.2 -0 $6,350,000 6/5
2002 35 NYM NL 114 242 -3 1 -1 -0 0 -3 -0.3 8 5 0.4 .497 .498 0.4 -0.1 5 $550,000 635/4D
11 Seasons 1105 4511 63 -3 -7 79 41 173 17.3 163 337 32.5 .515 .512 24.8 11.7 258 $32,659,000
BOS (10 yrs) 991 4269 66 -3 -6 80 40 176 17.6 156 332 32.1 .517 .514 24.4 11.8 252 $32,109,000
NYM (1 yr) 114 242 -3 1 -1 -0 0 -3 -0.3 8 5 0.4 .497 .498 0.4 -0.1 5 $550,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1995 28 BOS AL ALDS CLE L 3 15 12 1 3 1 0 1 2 0 1 3 1 .250 .400 .583 .983 7 0 0 0 0 1
1998 31 BOS AL ALDS CLE L 4 18 15 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .467 .556 .533 1.089 8 0 0 0 0 0
1999 32 BOS AL ALDS CLE W 5 23 22 6 7 2 0 3 12 0 0 0 4 .318 .304 .818 1.123 18 1 0 0 1 0
1999 32 BOS AL ALCS NYY L 5 25 23 3 8 2 0 1 5 0 0 2 4 .348 .400 .565 .965 13 1 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (4 Series) 17 81 72 15 25 6 0 5 19 0 1 8 10 .347 .407 .639 1.046 46 2 0 0 1 1
3 ALDS 12 56 49 12 17 4 0 4 14 0 1 6 6 .347 .411 .673 1.084 33 1 0 0 1 1
1 ALCS 5 25 23 3 8 2 0 1 5 0 0 2 4 .348 .400 .565 .965 13 1 0 0 0 0

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
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

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 (832nd)

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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1995 AL  8.3 (2nd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1994 AL  4.3 (8th)
1995 AL  8.3 (1st)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1995 AL  6.2 (5th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1993 AL  3.1 (1st)
1994 AL  1.5 (4th)
1995 AL  3.0 (1st)
1998 AL  2.3 (4th)
Career  11.8 (166th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1995 AL  108 (6th)
1998 AL  113 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1995 AL  277 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1993 AL  40 (3rd)
1995 AL  37 (4th)
1997 AL  47 (1st)
1998 AL  44 (4th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1995 AL  119 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1995 AL  66 (9th)
1997 AL  70 (8th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1995 AL  246 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1995 AL  .696 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1995 AL  10 (6th)
2002 NL  10 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1993 AL  16 (2nd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1999 AL  8 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1997 AL  21 (4th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1996 AL  10 (5th)

SB % s c a p y
1995 AL  80.00 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1995 AL  23.0 (2nd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1997 AL  8.7 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1995 AL  39.83 (6th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1995 AL  3.2 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1995 AL  3.6 (6th)

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 (78th)

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 (45th)

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 (39th)

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)

                           

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 (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (619), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 14 (1251), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 20 (835), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 25 (491), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (53rd), 32.5 career WAR/31.3 7yr-peak WAR/31.9 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 1, 1988: Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 5th round of the 1988 amateur draft. Player signed June 27, 1988.
  • November 5, 2001: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 30, 2002: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1992 25 Boston Red Sox $109,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1
1993 26 Boston Red Sox $170,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $35,000 earned bonus
1994 27 Boston Red Sox $370,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 28 Boston Red Sox $637,500 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $25,000 earned bonus
1996 29 Boston Red Sox $2,672,500 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 30 Boston Red Sox $3,750,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 31 Boston Red Sox $5,350,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
1999 32 Boston Red Sox $6,350,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2000 33 Boston Red Sox $6,350,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2001 34 Boston Red Sox $6,350,000* ?
2002 35 New York Mets $550,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$32,659,000
Disputed Salaries
*2001 - $6,950,000 - 2001 Joint Exhibit 1 - Includes $600,000 buyout
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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