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Jordany Valdespin | Second Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Jordany Valdespin has gone 7-for-12 in his first three games with Triple-A New Orleans.
He's hit in the leadoff spot all three games, starting in right field twice and center field once. Two of his seven hits have gone for extra bases. Valdespin hit .378 with the Marlins this spring before being sent down in late March. The 27-year-old appeared in 52 big league games as a utility player in 2014. Apr 13 - 2:16 PM

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Marlins reassigned 2B Jordany Valdespin and C Jhonatan Solano to minor league camp.

Valdespin had a great spring, hitting .378/.425/.595 in 37 at-bats, but he was a long-shot to make the Opening Day roster barring injuries. In his major league career, he's a .218/.273/.372 hitter. As always, be weary of the apparitions of spring. Solano will be at Triple-A as depth with Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jeff Mathis locked in as the big club's two catchers.
Mar 31 - 9:19 AM

Jordany Valdespin had a two-run triple in his lone at-bat Tuesday as the Marlins beat the Red Sox 9-4.

With the Marlins giving more playing time to the actual candidates to make their roster, Valdespin has seen less action during the second half of the spring. He's impressed with his .379 average, three triples and eight RBI, but the Marlins still aren't going to carry him unless someone gets hurt.
Mar 24 - 5:01 PM

Facing his former team, Jordany Valdespin went 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBI in the Marlins' 13-2 rout of the Mets on Monday.

Valdespin is 4-for-11 with two triples in three games for the Marlins. He's a long shot to make the Marlins, and even if he wins a spot, he'd just be their 25th man, with little playing time likely on the way. Still, the talent is there for him to help a club in a substantial role. He just needs to start making the most of it.
Mar 9 - 5:36 PM

Jordany Valdespin went 2-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored as the Marlins' leadoff man Friday in a 5-3 win over the Red Sox.

Valdespin probably won't have a spot on the Marlins' Opening Day roster, but his bat remains intriguing. Last year, he had a really impressive 29/36 K/BB ratio in 265 plate appearances while hitting .270/.374/.437 in Triple-A. That's a huge improvement from, say, 2011, when he came in at 110/32 in 670 plate appearances for the Mets' Triple-A club. If he gets another chance at some point, he could surprise.
Mar 6 - 4:43 PM

Marlins sent INF/OF Jordany Valdespin outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

The 26-year-old got a decent look at second base for the Marlins in the second half of the season, but hit just .214/.280/.347 with three homers and 10 RBI in his 98 at-bats. He's plenty talented, though a history of personal conduct issues could impact him finding another opportunity elsewhere. He'll likely have to settle for a minor league pact.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 07:19:00 PM

Marlins sent INF/OF Jordany Valdespin outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

The 26-year-old got a decent look at second base for the Marlins in the second half of the season, but hit just .214/.280/.347 with three homers and 10 RBI in his 98 at-bats. He's plenty talented, though a history of personal conduct issues could impact him finding another opportunity elsewhere. He'll likely have to settle for a minor league pact.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 07:17:00 PM

Jordany Valdespin launched a pinch-hit homer in the seventh inning of Friday's loss to the Braves, briefly knotting the score at 2-2.

Valdespin, hitting for the pitcher's spot in the lineup, took David Carpenter deep to left with the solo shot. He has seen his playing time cut considerably in recent weeks with the return of Donovan Solano, and is now hitting .228 (18-for-79) in his time with the Marlins this season.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:50:00 PM

Jordany Valdespin went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in a win over the Nationals on Tuesday.

The multi-hit game was Valdespin's first since being recalled 10 days ago, and he's now hitting .267/.290/.500 in those 10 games. He's started eight of those 10 games as he's been splitting time between the outfield and second base, but the 26-year-old is nothing more than a fringy NL-only option at this point.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 10:53:00 PM

Marlins manager Mike Redmond indicated Saturday that Jordany Valdespin will see regular playing time at second base for the time being.

Valdespin is starting at second and in the No. 2 spot in the batting order Sunday for the second time in as many games since being promoted. "Our offense has been slow and sluggish, so we are looking for a guy that can hit at the top of the order … and get us going a little bit," Redmond said. Valdespin is only a .220/.271/.378 hitter across 354 career plate appearances, but he has a little bit of pop and can run, so the 26-year-old is worth a shot in deeper leagues while he's hitting in front of Giancarlo Stanton.
Source: Miami Herald
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Marlins purchased the contract of INF/OF Jordany Valdespin from Triple-A New Orleans.

The 26-year-old is expected to function in a utility role with the Marlins. He was hitting .270/.374/.437 with eight homers, 29 RBI and 15 steals for New Orleans.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 03:04:00 PM

Jordany Valdespin has left his team in the Dominican Winter League.

Word is that Valdespin left the team in frustration after being pinch-hit for. He's not expected to return. The 26-year-old latched on with the Marlins after being released by the Mets in December, but he continues to show that he could be more trouble than he's worth.
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Marlins signed INF/OF Jordany Valdespin to a minor league contract.

The deal does not include an invitation to spring training. The Mets non-tendered Valdespin earlier this month even though he wasn't arbitration-eligible yet after he batted just .188/.250/.316 in 144 plate appearances in 2013. He's versatile and has speed, though, so it's no surprise that it didn't take him long to find a new home. It sounds like he'll probably begin the season in the minors.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 02:51:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that four teams have checked in on the availability of Jordany Valdespin.

A source told Cotillo that Valdespin "has got his act together and is working hard to make a difference on the field for whoever signs him." The Mets non-tendered Valdespin earlier this month even though he wasn't arbitration-eligible yet after he batted just .188/.250/.316 in 144 plate appearances in 2013. He also served a PED suspension and has had makeup issues, but someone will take a shot on him on a minor league deal.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 11:44:00 PM

Mets non-tendered INF/OF Jordany Valdespin.

Valdespin wasn't even arbitration-eligible yet, but the Mets decided that he wasn't worth a 40-man roster spot after he batted just .188/.250/.316 batting line in 144 plate appearances this year and served a 50-game PED suspension. The 25-year-old has had his share of makeup issues early on in his career, but he should find a new opportunity elsewhere.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 05:01:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Dan Haren
4David Phelps
5Tom Koehler
6Jose Urena
7Brad Hand
8Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Bryan Morris
3Mike Dunn
4Sam Dyson
5Carter Capps
6Jarred Cosart
7Steve Cishek
8Aaron Crow