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Danny Valencia | First Baseman | #26

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 19 (0) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Danny Valencia wore the Golden Sombrero in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.
A third of Dylan Bundy's 12 strikeouts on the night came courtesy of Valencia, who looked like he had no chance versus the right-hander. Valencia isn't going to get many starts against righties going forward with Yonder Alonso now around, but Jarrod Dyson (groin) is hurt and Mitch Haniger is struggling. Aug 29 - 10:12 PM

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Danny Valencia went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, a triple and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Valencia came up a double shy from hitting for the cycle. He got his big day started early, swatting a two-run homer off Danny Duffy in the first inning. Later in the game, he raced around the bases for triple No. 3 on the season. The first baseman is slashing .270/.321/.433 with 13 homers and 58 RBI for the campaign as a whole.
Aug 6 - 5:45 PM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

Valencia gave the Mariners a 2-0 lead with his fourth inning home run off Trevor Cahill, but the Royals would come back for the win before all was said and done. In 374 at-bats this season, Valencia is hitting .267/.320/.420 with 12 homers and 54 RBI. His career-best for dingers came last season, when he swatted 17 of them.
Aug 3 - 11:46 PM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-4 in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

The Mariners collected 10 hits as a team, but managed just one run in the game. This was Valencia's third two-hit performance in his last five games and he is now slashing .273/.332/.435 with 11 homers and 48 RBI for the season as a whole.
Jul 21 - 1:42 AM

Danny Valencia clubbed a three-run homer as the Mariners topped the White Sox on Sunday afternoon.

Valencia also collected a ground-rule double in the contest, finishing the day 2-for-5. His three-run shot off of Derek Holland tied the score at 5-5 in the fifth inning. Valencia has rebounded after a slow start and is now slashing .271/.331/.428 with 10 homers and 46 RBI on the season.
Jul 16 - 5:49 PM

Danny Valencia finished 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Friday's game against the Athletics.

Valencia is hitting .400 (18-for-45) with two doubles, two homers and six RBI over his past 12 outings, raising his average from .256 to .279 just since June 21. He is slashing a respectable .279/.340/.429 with 23 extra-base hits and 43 RBI across 287 at-bats.
Jul 8 - 3:47 AM

Danny Valencia (wrist) finished 2-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

Valencia missed the past two games due to a sore right wrist but he showed no ill effects of the injury, playing the entire game while handling duties at first base. It appears safe to plug him back into the active fantasy lineup if you normally depend upon him.
Jun 28 - 3:26 AM

Danny Valencia (wrist) is back in the Mariners' lineup Tuesday.

Valencia missed a couple games with a sore right wrist. He's at first base and hitting seventh.
Jun 27 - 6:12 PM

Danny Valencia (wrist) remained out of the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

He's missed two straight starts with a sore right wrist. Taylor Motter is handling first base again.
Jun 25 - 1:45 PM

Updating an earlier report, Danny Valencia was scratched from Saturday's game against the Astros due to a sore right wrist.

It's unclear when or how he got hurt. Taylor Motter is filling in at first base. Consider Valencia day-to-day.
Jun 24 - 8:54 PM

Danny Valencia was scratched from the Mariners' lineup Saturday against the Astros.

Taylor Motter is now starting at first base and batting eighth. So far there's been no word on why Valencia was scratched. We'll let you know as soon as we find out.
Jun 24 - 8:08 PM

Danny Valencia went 4-for-5 with two RBI versus the Astros on Friday.

Valencia's hot streak had fizzled of late, but he's reached base eight times the last two days, raising his OBP from .315 to .333. The Mariners should still be thinking about a first-base upgrade prior to the trade deadline. Valencia isn't bad, but he could be more useful as a part-timer.
Jun 24 - 1:50 AM

Danny Valencia went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Valencia took Yu Darvish deep for a two-run homer with two outs in the first inning to put an exclamation point on what ended as a four-run frame for the M's. The dinger was his seventh of the season and bumped his RBI total to 37. In addition, the veteran first baseman is working to a .264/.322/.416 triple-slash in 64 games.
Jun 18 - 7:14 PM

Danny Valencia finished 4-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored in Saturday's game against the Rays.

Valencia has reached base eight consecutive times over the past two outings, including seven hits. The veteran hit just .188 over his first 22 games, but he is hitting .339 since May 2. After a slow start the veteran can once again be trusted in most AL-only fantasy leagues and some deeper mixed play.
Jun 4 - 3:20 AM

Danny Valencia finished 3-for-3 with a double, a three-run home run, a walk, three runs scored and five RBI in Friday's rout of the Rays.

The five RBI tied a career high, as the veteran has caught fire after a dismal start to his season. Since May 2 he has hit safely in 21 of his past 27 outings while hitting .314 with 20 RBI.
Jun 3 - 3:45 AM

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