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Danny Valencia | Third Baseman | #26

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 19 (0) / MIN
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Danny Valencia went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI against the Rangers in a loss Monday.
Valencia is the hitter the A's wanted Billy Butler to be when they gave him a three-year deal prior to 2015, and the A's have responded to it by cutting back his playing time against righties lately. It doesn't make a lot of sense to us. Valencia isn't great against righties, but neither are the alternatives the A's possess. Ideally, Valencia would get traded this week. Jul 25 - 11:33 PM

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Danny Valencia is out of the A's starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Astros.

Ryon Healy will start at third base and Yonder Alonso will start at first base. Valencia has seen a slight drop in playing time since the arrival of Healy. He remains one of Oakland's better trade chips.
Jul 20 - 12:45 PM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-4 with a run scored Sunday in the A's loss to the Blue Jays.

There's been talk of reduced playing time for Valencia with the arrival of third base prospect Ryon Healy, but it wouldn't make sense for the A's to bench one of their best hitters and trade chips and there are enough spots for him to get at-bats. Valencia played first base Sunday. He was at DH on Saturday.
Jul 17 - 7:32 PM

Danny Valencia said Friday that the Athletics have talked to him about likely having his playing time reduced.

Ryon Healy is making his major league debut at third base on Friday and the A's obviously want to get a long look at him. Valencia could get squeezed out of the lineup on occasion, as he is on Friday, but he'll also be mixed in at first base, left field, and the DH spot. It might not matter for very long, as Valencia is one of their best trade chips. The 31-year-old has had a quiet start to July and rates poorly defensively at third base, but he's batting .304 with 12 homers and an .854 OPS on the year.
Jul 15 - 7:11 PM

Danny Valencia is not in Friday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

It's unclear if anything is ailing Valencia at the moment, but the newly-promoted Ryon Healy will make the start at third base and bat ninth against Marcus Stroman. Of course, Valencia has also been mentioned in trade rumors.
Jul 15 - 6:28 PM

Danny Valencia is not in the Athletics' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Twins.

Valencia went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer on Tuesday, but he'll be on the bench at the outset of Wednesday's matinee game in Minneapolis. Tyler Ladendorf is starting at third base and batting ninth versus Ervin Santana.
Jul 6 - 11:20 AM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

Valencia's bomb off of Neil Ramirez in the eighth inning pulled the A's closer, but the Twins wound up tacking on more runs in the blowout victory. The third baseman is up to 12 longballs on the season.
Jul 6 - 2:04 AM

Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 and hit a two-run homer in the first inning to lead the Athletics over the Angels 7-3 on Saturday.

Valencia has quietly put up a fantastic .333/.381/.552 slash line with 11 home runs in 201 at-bats. He has played well in limited time in recent years, registering an .888 OPS in 2013 and an .864 OPS last year. So there is good reason to believe the 32-year-old veteran can continue to help fantasy teams all season long. He delivers a nice mix of power and average. The reason he has rarely been an everyday player throughout his career is because he has large platoon splits, being much more deadly versus left-handed pitching.
Jun 26 - 3:30 AM

Justin Tasch and Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News report that the Mets talked to the Athletics about Danny Valencia prior to acquiring Kelly Johnson.

Johnson almost surely won't be a big needle-mover, so it's doubtful the acquisition of him would prevent the Mets from continuing to seek a bigger upgrade. Valencia would make a lot of sense for the Mets, especially with his ability to play both third and first base. He's making $3.15 million this season and is eligible for arbitration for a final time over the winter.
Jun 19 - 9:24 AM

Danny Valencia (stomach) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Reds.

Valencia rejoins the fray after enduring a stomach bug during the first of the week. He is batting fourth and returns to a .343/.387/.580 triple-slash. The veteran third baseman has also hit nine homers and driven in 22 runs over 39 games.
Jun 10 - 4:12 PM

Danny Valencia (stomach) is out again Wednesday.

Valencia was held out Tuesday due to a stomach bug and is apparently still experiencing some symptoms. Yonder Alonso is at third base and Billy Butler is at first base on Wednesday night against the Brewers.
Jun 8 - 3:27 PM

A's manager Bob Melvin said Danny Valencia (stomach) could play Wednesday.

Valencia was held out of Tuesday's loss to the Brewers because of a stomach bug. The third baseman is mashing to the tune of a .343/.387/.580 batting line this season. He has nine homers and 22 RBI in 39 games.
Jun 7 - 11:14 PM

Danny Valencia is out of the A's starting lineup Tuesday because of a stomach bug.

Yonder Alonso is starting at third base and Billy Butler will get the nod at first base against Brewers righty Zach Davies. Valencia is considered day-to-day.
Jun 7 - 5:40 PM

Danny Valencia is out of the Athletics' starting lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.

No word on the reason for his absence, but he's likely just getting a breather. Yonder Alonso will start at third base while Billy Butler will play first.
Jun 7 - 3:25 PM

Danny Valencia continued to sizzle in Wednesday's win over the Twins, connecting on a pair of doubles.

Valencia finished the game 3-for-4. He has shined with three-hit performances in three of his last five games. For the season as a whole, the 31-year-old is hitting .346/.380/.579 with eight homers and 21 RBI across 133 at-bats. Given that he was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays last season, Valencia's ascension to fantasy relevance has been remarkable.
Jun 1 - 7:23 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
3Bruce Maxwell
1B1Danny Valencia
2Yonder Alonso
3Max Muncy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Ryon Healy
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
CF1Coco Crisp
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
3Andrew Lambo
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Felix Doubront
6Henderson Alvarez
7Sean Manaea
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Fernando Rodriguez
7Ryan Dull
8Zach Neal
9Andrew Triggs
10Jarrod Parker
11Daniel Coulombe
12J.B. Wendelken