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30-46 4-6 W1
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Top George Valera News

  • Guardians' George Valera: Not hitting much in Double-A

    Valera is batting just .229/.372/.352 with two homers and a 23:33 BB:K through 31 games for Double-A Akron this year.

    It's nice that he's drawing walks at a healthy 18 percent clip, but that's about the only positive to be found in Valera's batting line. He hasn't homered since April 19, he hasn't put together a hitting streak longer than three games, and he hasn't collected a single stolen base. It could be that Cleveland was simply too aggressive in moving him up to Double-A last year, as he didn't do a whole lot then either (.747 OPS in 23 games). At just 21, he's still one of the younger players at that level. There's still a lot to like about Valera, but this first month-plus has done a lot to kill any notion that he might be on the fast track to the big leagues.

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  • Guardians' George Valera: Optioned to minors

    Valera was optioned to minor-league camp Sunday.

    Valera was added to the Guardians' 40-man roster in November and spent the early portion of spring training with the big-league club. The 21-year-old had a .978 OPS last season at High-A Lake County to earn a late-season promotion, and he hit .267/.340/.407 in 23 games for Double-A Arkansas, where he's likely to open 2022.

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  • Guardians' George Valera: Rewarded with 40-man roster spot

    Valera was added to Cleveland's 40-man roster Friday.

    Cleveland's second-best prospect and best outfield prospect, Valera was a lock to be protected from the Rule 5 draft. He combines plus power with a very selective approach and has a chance to be a middle-of-the-oder masher in a couple years.

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  • Indians' George Valera: Promoted to Double-A

    Valera was promoted to Double-A Akron on Monday.

    He got off to a slow start this year with High-A Lake County and then landed on the injured list with an oblique injury. However, since returning June 8, Valera hit .259/.440/.575 with 16 home runs, seven steals and a 50:50 K:BB in 55 games. He clearly needed a challenge, and this could set the stage for him to also get sent to the Arizona Fall League after the season.

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  • Indians' George Valera: Returns from injured list

    Valera (oblique) was activated off the minor-league injured list Tuesday at High-A Lake County.

    Valera got into just seven games this season before suffering a right oblique strain. He struggled to a .182/.296/.273 line in those games, but that's far too small of a sample to draw much of a conclusion from. He did at least manage to steal three bases.

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  • Indians' George Valera: Lands on injured list

    Valera has been placed on the injured list at High-A Lake County with a right oblique strain.

    This explains why we haven't seen Valera in game action since May 12. Given the nature of the injury, we may not see him return to play until late June or early July. He was hitting .182/.296/.273 with a triple, three steals and a 7:4 K:BB in seven games prior to suffering the injury.

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  • Indians' George Valera: To be on taxi squad

    Valera will be a part of the Indians' taxi squad this season, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.

    Valera has a chance to develop into an outfielder who hits for a high average and hits for plus power, but he only played six games at Low-A last season, so he is hardly ready to have success against big-league pitching. It's unclear exactly how much action players such as Valera will get off the taxi squad this year, but it is very unlikely that he provides notable value in redraft leagues.

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  • Indians' George Valera: Awaits short-season assignment

    Valera is opening the year in extended spring training before being assigned to a short-season affiliate in June, MLB.com reports.

    Considering how advanced Valera is for his age (18), it wouldn't have been shocking for the Indians to assign him to Low-A, but this was always the more likely scenario. He will either go to the AZL or the New York-Penn League in mid-June.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 160 lbs
Birthplace: Queens, NY
Age: 21
Bats/Throws: L, L