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Jose ValverdeTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: MLB Years: 2003-2014
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PositionsP-870Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJose Rafael Valverde
Height6-4Weight220BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 24,1978 [40.026]PlaceSan Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1997 by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Signing ScoutsJunior NoboaService Time9.155 (2013)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2001-ARI-#10 ... 2002-ARI-#5
MLB DebutJune 1,2003 [25.069]
OrganizationsARI [9] DET [4] HOU [2] NYN [1] WAS [1] Awards3Awards Voting4-52
TBC Player ID7315Retrosheet IDvalvj001MLBAM ID407878
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (68.49%) -- Splitter (27.84%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (3.67%)
Fastball Velocity [2014] - 93.00 - [2013] - 92.80 - [2012] - 93.32 - [2011] - 93.81 - [2010] - 95.10
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts81Walks41Hittable72SO/BB69vsPower72Hitting0Durability65Team.489Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1999Arizona DiamondbacksArizRkari-Rel21124.08200200017828.2342113110471101.5310.670.313.1414.764.70.333-
1999South Bend Silver HawksMidwAari-Rel21000.0020200002.22000231101.506.75--6.7510.121.50--
1999Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0123.73220220017830.0362113112502201.5310.340.293.4514.364.17.333-
2000Missoula OspreyPioRkari-Rel22100.00120120011411.230004242000.602.31--3.0918.516.001.000-
2000South Bend Silver HawksMidwAari-R/CL22055.403103100211431.2312019125398001.778.810.287.1111.081.56.000-
2000Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--R/CL0153.954304300321842.03420191296310001.457.060.216.0213.082.17.167-
2001El Paso DiablosTexAAari38R/CL23223.923903900281341.0361918127726101.527.840.225.8815.682.67.500-
2002Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari45Rel24245.85490490024547.2453331823654201.438.501.514.3412.272.83.333-
2003Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari45Rel25113.10220220014529.0261110114263001.388.070.314.348.071.86.500-
2003Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari47R/CL25212.155405400331050.0241612426712020.994.290.724.6512.702.73.6672.91
2004Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari48Rel26114.221019004310.29550551001.317.59--4.224.221.00.500-
2004Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari47Rel26124.25290290020829.2231714717384011.356.982.125.1611.532.24.3335.37
2005Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari-Rel27000.0020200002.01000130001.004.50--4.5013.503.00--
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari47R/CL27342.446106100341566.0511918520753021.076.920.682.7110.183.75.4292.73
2006Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari-Rel28103.0615015009317.21396110181001.306.620.515.099.171.801.000-
2006Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari47R/CL28235.844404400351849.0503232622692021.469.121.094.0112.593.14.4003.39
2007Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari47CL29142.666506500594764.0462119726781031.126.440.983.6410.913.00.2003.58
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou47CL30633.387407400714472.06228271023833221.187.751.252.8810.383.61.6673.67
2009Corpus Christi HooksTexAAhou-Rel31000.0020200002.00000221001.00----9.009.001.00--
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou47R/CL31422.335205200452554.0401514521561021.136.670.833.509.332.67.6673.50
2010Detroit TigersALMLBdet46CL32243.006006000552663.0412421532633031.165.860.714.579.001.97.3333.78
2011Detroit TigersALMLBdet46CL33242.247507500704972.0522118534693131.196.470.624.238.592.03.3333.55
2012Detroit TigersALMLBdet46CL34343.787107100673569.0593429327481041.257.700.393.526.261.78.4293.62
2013Lakeland Flying TigersFSLA+det-Rel35000.0030300003.01000240001.003.00--6.0012.002.00--
2013Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet51Rel35004.09110110011711.0145516100001.8211.450.824.918.181.67--
2013Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0003.21140140011714.0155518140001.649.640.645.149.001.75--
2013Detroit TigersALMLBdet46Rel35015.59200200018919.018121266190021.248.382.792.798.843.17.0006.36
2014New York MetsNLMLBnyn47Rel36115.66210210013220.2241613410231001.6510.451.744.3510.022.30.5004.87
2015Syracuse ChiefsILAAAwas47R/CL37002.392702700161026.0218713211000.917.180.341.037.187.00--
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter27333.27626062600520288628.049025522967264692243261.207.000.963.779.882.62.4500.57
Minor League Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter11194.4829712960020197318.02941511321715141129501.689.970.585.1213.942.72.367-
AAA Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter7105.1118811870012458199.01879182147922010201.8411.660.874.9313.722.78.412-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter223.744104100281343.0361918129747101.507.480.216.0215.372.55.500-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0030300003.01000240001.003.00--6.0012.002.00--
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter054.983303300211433.0332019127429101.758.650.267.0811.011.56.000-
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter222.903203200281239.0372113114713101.268.260.223.1215.845.07.500-
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter9143.2925302530018198258.01941059529111331120101.176.721.003.8411.462.98.391-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter7133.22226022600210119223.21709180199919971121.206.840.763.988.012.01.350-
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1052.9312601260011669126.0102434115441394241.167.291.073.149.933.16.667-
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter115.66210210013220.2241613410231001.6510.451.744.3510.022.30.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings9123.27218021800181101220.0171898023922428191.207.000.963.779.882.62.4290.57
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings9164.4824612450016780220.02441251091412534124401.689.970.585.1213.942.72.360-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2001El Paso DiablosTexAAari38p23391000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2003Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari47p255011110000000000001.0001.0002.0003.0002111.0001.0001.0001.2490.000.000.000.000.00100.00
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou47p30691000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1392111000000100000.500.5001.0001.5002121.000.500.500.0000.0050.000.000.000.00100.00
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter481000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter391000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5011110000000000001.0001.0002.0003.0002111.0001.0001.000.0000.000.000.000.000.00100.00
Houston Astros Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter691000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1622111000000100000.500.5001.0001.5002121.000.500.500.0000.0050.000.000.000.00100.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1623000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1999Arizona Diamondbacks ArizRkari21P20--5---551.0000.25------20100.035.7
1999South Bend Silver Hawks MidwAari21P2---------------2100.01.4
2000Missoula Osprey PioRkari22P12--21--331.0000.25------12100.015.8
2000South Bend Silver Hawks MidwAari22P31--52--771.0000.23------31100.022.5
2001El Paso Diablos TexAAari23P39--23--551.0000.13------39100.027.9
2002Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari24P49--52-1771.0000.14------49100.034.8
2003Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari25P22--111-32.6670.09------22100.015.3
2003Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari25P54-5031--441.0000.070.08-----54100.033.3
2004Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari26P10--2---221.0000.20------10100.06.9
2004Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari26P29-29422-86.7500.210.21-----29100.017.9
2005Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari27P2---------------2100.01.4
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari27P61-6637--10101.0000.160.15-----61100.037.7
2006Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari28P15--1---111.0000.07------15100.010.4
2006Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari28P43-4811--221.0000.050.04-----4497.726.5
2007Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari29P65-6452--771.0000.110.11-----65100.040.1
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30P74-72631-109.9000.120.13-----74100.046.0
2009Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou31P2---------------2100.01.4
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31P52-54111-32.6670.040.04-----52100.032.1
2010Detroit TigersALMLBdet32P60-6344-2881.0000.130.13-----60100.037.0
2011Detroit TigersALMLBdet33P75-72331-76.8570.080.08-----75100.046.3
2012Detroit TigersALMLBdet34P71-694-1-54.8000.060.0612192.3-71100.043.8
2013Lakeland Flying Tigers FSLA+det35P3---------------3100.02.3
2013Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet35P11---2--221.0000.18------11100.07.6
2013Detroit TigersALMLBdet35P20-19-1--111.0000.050.054-100.0-20100.012.3
2014New York MetsNLMLBnyn36P21-20--2-2----5-100.0-21100.013.0
2015Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAwas37P27--321-65.8330.19------27100.018.8
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P625-6263425826759.8810.090.0921195.5-6250.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P136--127212119.9050.14------1360.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P41--23--551.0000.12------410.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3---------------30.00.0
A Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P33--52--771.0000.21------330.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P32--71--881.0000.25------320.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1999Arizona Diamondbacks ArizRkari2120----------
1999South Bend Silver Hawks MidwAari212----------
2000Missoula Osprey PioRkari2212----------
2000South Bend Silver Hawks MidwAari2231----------
2001El Paso Diablos TexAAari2339----------
2002Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari2449----------
2003Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari2522----------
2003Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2554----------
2004Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari2610----------
2004Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2629----------
2005Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari272----------
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2761----------
2006Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari2815----------
2006Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2843----------
2007Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2965----------
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3074----------
2009Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou312----------
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3152----------
2010Detroit TigersALMLBdet3260----------
2011Detroit TigersALMLBdet3375----------
2012Detroit TigersALMLBdet3471----------
2013Lakeland Flying Tigers FSLA+det353----------
2013Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet3511----------
2013Detroit TigersALMLBdet3520----------
2014New York MetsNLMLBnyn3621----------
2015Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAwas3727----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2006Arizona DiamondbacksMLB Spring TrainingMLB28013.8690900109.11054117001.219.640.960.966.757.004.82.000
2007Arizona DiamondbacksMLB Spring TrainingMLB29002.4570700007.1822057201.839.820.006.148.591.402.45.000
2008Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB30204.0910010001011.08550813001.456.550.006.5510.641.634.091.000
2009Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB31000.0001-1001111.01000310001.008.182.450.820.000.000.00.000
2010Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB32000.0011011000111.01200029001.279.820.001.647.364.500.00.000
2011Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB33001.0090900009.0511044101.005.000.004.004.001.001.00.000
2011Detroit TigersDiv SeriesMLB33006.0030300323.02221430002.006.003.0012.009.000.756.00.000
2011Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB33018.3130300114.15441230001.7110.382.084.156.231.508.31.000
2012Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB34002.7010010003110.06332110100.705.401.800.909.0010.002.70.000
2012Detroit TigersDiv SeriesMLB340116.2020200211.24330030003.3321.600.000.0016.20016.20.000
2012Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB340054.0010100000.234421200020.0040.5027.0013.5027.002.0054.00.000
2012Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB340054.0110100000.142200100040.00108.010.000.0027.00054.01.000
2014New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB36103.3710010003110.21064027101.188.440.001.695.913.505.061.000
2015San Diego PadresMLB Spring TrainingMLB37024.1590900518.2854218001.108.312.081.048.318.005.19.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 9 yrs332.35751740014588.077272382565501.167.880.822.566.652.602.76.500
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs019.6450500534.7655146002.1411.571.937.7111.571.509.64.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs0114.4040400115.0888335002.2014.405.405.409.001.6714.40.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs0054.0110100000.34220010012.00108.010.000.0027.00054.01.000

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2003National League Player of the Week (June 16-June 22)1
2007National League Player of the Week (May 14-May 20)1
2011Delivery Man Award (MLB Reliever of the year)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2015-08-15RPFree Agent -RestrictedOff-RosterSuspended 80 games for violating MLB drug program.37.144  
2015-07-23RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Nationals37.121  
2015-05-05RPWashington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Syracuse (AAA)37.042Team Roster on 2015-05-05
2015-04-29RPWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract37.036Team Roster on 2015-04-29
2015-04-03RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Padres37.010  
2015-01-11RPSan Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract36.293Team Roster on 2015-01-11
2014-05-26RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Mets36.063  
2014-03-27RPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors36.003Team Roster on 2014-03-27
2014-02-12RPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract35.325Team Roster on 2014-02-12
2013-08-08RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Tigers35.137  
2013-07-19RPDetroit TigersToledo (AAA)-Minors--Activated from temporarily inactive list35.117Team Roster on 2013-07-19
2013-07-12RPDetroit TigersToledo (AAA)-Restricted--Placed on temporary inactive list35.110Team Roster on 2013-07-12
2013-06-27RPDetroit TigersToledo (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to Toledo (AAA)35.095Team Roster on 2013-06-27
2013-06-21CLDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment35.089Team Roster on 2013-06-21
2013-04-24CLDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from Lakeland (A+)35.031Team Roster on 2013-04-24
2013-04-20PDetroit TigersLakeland (A+)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Lakeland (A+)35.027Team Roster on 2013-04-20
2013-04-04PDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract35.011Team Roster on 2013-04-04
2012-10-29PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency34.219  
2012-05-06CLDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActive--34.043Team Roster on 2012-05-06
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2009-06-17ContractSigned by Tigers 
2009-06-13InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-04-28InjuredDisabled -- Strained right calf 
2007-12-14TradeTraded by Diamondbacks to Astros for Chris Burke, Juan Gutierrez and Chad Qualls 
2007-01-16ContractSigned by Diamondbacks to avoid arbitration 
2005-05-02InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-04-02InjuredDisabled -- irritated biceps tendon 
2004-09-29InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2004-06-18InjuredDisabled -- tendinitis in his right rotator cuff 
1997-02-06ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Diamondbacks. 
1997-01-31ContractSigned as nondrafted free agent by Diamondbacks 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2003Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll25300,000-70339-2,163,527300,000300,000
2004Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll26320,000-63026292,070,100300,000620,000
2005Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll27335,000-62419312,189,055300,000955,000
2006Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll28359,000-57023292,365,072327,0001,314,000
2007Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll292,000,000-32511592,459,737380,0003,314,000
2008Houston AstrosTeam Payroll304,700,000-194779++2,696,252390,0008,014,000
2009Houston AstrosTeam Payroll318,000,000-104587++2,746,792400,00016,014,000
2010Detroit TigersTeam Payroll326,886,052-131786++2,812,412400,00022,900,052
2011Detroit TigersTeam Payroll337,000,000-124687++2,722,607414,00029,900,052
2012Detroit TigersTeam Payroll349,000,000-94490++2,954,887480,00038,900,052
2013Detroit TigersTeam Payroll35490,0009.15577528-3,023,990490,00039,390,0522013-04-04 - Signed to minor league contract
2014New York MetsTeam Payroll36500,000-79427-3,256,497500,00039,890,0522014-02-12 - Signed to Minor League Contract
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red