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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Danny Valencia went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Valencia swatted a two-run home run off Twins starter Tyler Duffey in the third inning and came through again with an RBI double in the fifth. The 31-year-old third baseman has been racking up the hits of late -- he has nine of them in his last 14 at-bats. For the season as a whole, Valencia is slashing a simply stupendous .333/.370/.555 with eight homers and 19 RBI in 35 games.
Jun 1 - 1:35 AM

Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored as the Athletics pounded the Tigers 12-3 on Saturday.

Valencia hit a solo home run off Matt Boyd, his seventh homer of the season, and the A's were able to hang nine runs on the Tigers' awful bullpen. The three-hit game raised Valencia's season line to .311/.341/.521. Designated for assignment by the Blue Jays less than a year ago, the 31-year-old has proven to be one heck of a pickup for the A's.
May 28 - 7:15 PM

Danny Valencia was a monster in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Rays, hitting three home runs and finishing with 5 RBI.

These weren't just window dressing homers, either, as the A's needed every bit of Valencia's fine batting work to polish off the one-run win. He got things started with a first inning solo homer off Rays starter Matt Moore in the first, following it up with a two-run homer in the fifth. His third homer of the game, though, is the one that will make the end of the season highlight reel. The A's trailed 6-5 entering the top of the ninth inning. Valencia turned that around well enough with a two-run homer off Steve Geltz with two outs to boost his squad to the narrow victory. Hamstring injuries have limited the third baseman to 73 at-bats, but in that relatively limited window of action, he is slashing .342/.377/.589 with five homers and 10 RBI. All five of those homers and seven of those RBI have come over the last three games.
May 15 - 4:36 PM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) slugged a pair of solo homers in his return to the lineup Friday against the Rays.

It was his third career multi-homer game. Valencia socked 11 home runs in 47 games with the A’s down the stretch last season, but he was without a home run through 17 games this year coming into Friday’s action. The 31-year-old aggravated his recent hamstring injury on Monday and sat out the remainder of the series against the Red Sox, but it’s safe to say he’s feeling better now.
May 14 - 1:02 AM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) is back in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

It's the first time he's played since he aggravated his hamstring injury Monday. Valencia is at third base and batting sixth against Jake Odorizzi and the Rays.
May 13 - 3:47 PM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) remains sidelined Wednesday.

There was some hope that he might be ready to return to action for Wednesday night's series finale against the Red Sox, but A's manager Bob Melvin will go ahead and play it safe. Valencia just spent 15 days on the disabled list with a hamstring strain and began experiencing renewed hamstring tightness on Monday night. It's the smart move to rest him through Thursday's scheduled off day. Yonder Alonso is at third base.
May 11 - 3:44 PM

A's manager Bob Melvin said he's hopeful Danny Valencia (hamstring) will be available Wednesday.

He was not available on Tuesday night after leaving Monday's game with hamstring tightness. Valencia just spent 15 days on the disabled list with a hamstring strain.
May 10 - 10:36 PM

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1B1Yonder Alonso
2Max Muncy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Eric Sogard
3Arismendy Alcantara
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Coco Crisp
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
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S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Felix Doubront
6Henderson Alvarez
7Sean Manaea
8Daniel Mengden
9Dillon Overton
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R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Fernando Rodriguez
7Ryan Dull
8Zach Neal
9Jarrod Parker