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Jordany Valdespin | Second Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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. Jul 20 - 12:30 PM
Source: Miami Herald

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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.
Jul 19 - 3:04 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.
Jan 14 - 1:57 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

Mets reinstated INF/OF Jordany Valdespin; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

Valdespin has completed his 50-game suspension for his ties to Biogenesis. He will not play again with the Mets this season and there's a good chance he could be removed from the 40-man roster this winter.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 02:49:00 PM

Jordany Valdespin has accepted a 50-game PED suspension from MLB.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal had the information first. Valdespin was one of the players who purchased performance-enhancing drugs from the Biogenesis clinic, though his name wasn't known publicly until Monday. The 25-year-old was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas last month and will end his season with a weak .188/.250/.316 batting line in 144 plate appearances with the Mets. He has likely worn out his welcome in Queens.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 12:56:00 PM

Jordany Valdespin was issued a three-game suspension at Triple-A Las Vegas for his role in a bench-clearing incident on Monday.

Valdespin, who has had plenty of immaturity and insubordination issues in the past, was showboating after homering in the night-cap of a doubleheader. Later in the game, the opposing pitcher threw at him, hitting Valdespin in the hand. Valdespin's teammate retaliated by throwing at Grant Green the following inning, and a bench-clearing incident led to shoving and screaming, with Valdespin right in the middle of it.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 07:21:00 PM

Mets optioned OF Jordany Valdespin to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Valdespin was optioned to make room for Scott Atchison on the 25-man roster. He's hitting just .189/.252/.318 this season.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 11:16:00 PM

Jordany Valdespin had an RBI single Saturday in a loss to the Cubs.

His single in the bottom of the eighth inning broke an 0-for-15 streak. Valdespin is getting a chance to fill in at second base now that Daniel Murphy has taken over for the demoted Ike Davis at first base, but his audition doesn't figure to be a long one if he doesn't produce. However, he has enough pop and speed to be interesting in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 04:55:00 PM

Jordany Valdespin smacked a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

It wasn't a pitch-hit home run this time, as Valdespin entered the game in the ninth inning at second base, but he continues to prove useful off the bench. Unfortunately, he has a weak .234/.280/.277 batting line in games he has started this season.
Fri, May 10, 2013 10:20:00 PM

Pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin delivered a three-run homer Wednesday against the Marlins.

The homer off A.J. Ramos was Valdespin's second in 56 at-bats this season. He's been getting more playing time over the last 10 days or so, and he figures to remain a useful player in NL-only leagues going forward.
Wed, May 1, 2013 03:49:00 PM

Jordany Valdespin hit a walk-off grand slam to help the Mets top the Dodgers 7-3 on Wednesday.

A simple single would have done just fine, but the 25-year-old obviously has a flair for the dramatic. The homer, Valdespin's first of the year, came after he entered the game for Juan Lagares in the eighth inning. Valdespin is now hitting .286 with three steals on the season and is a player to keep an eye on in deep mixed leagues.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 11:28:00 PM

Jordany Valdespin will play center field and bat leadoff Wednesday against the Phillies.

The Mets have had a different leadoff hitter for each game in the series. With Collin Cowgill and Kirk Nieuwenhuis also in the mix for playing time in center field, it will likely take some time before Mets manager Terry Collins settles on a steady lineup. Mike Baxter is starting in right field on Wednesday while Marlon Byrd is taking a seat.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 03:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3J.T. Realmuto
1B1Garrett Jones
2Jeff Baker
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Derek Dietrich
3Jordany Valdespin
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Casey McGehee
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Nathan Eovaldi
2Henderson Alvarez
3Tom Koehler
4Brad Hand
5Jacob Turner
6Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Carter Capps
6Chris Hatcher
7Sam Dyson
8Kevin Gregg
9Dan Jennings