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Pat Valaika SS

Arizona Diamondbacks

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
791.1904110
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018COL681228192593000.214.246.156
2019COL407911151473400.256.316.190

Player Updates

January 16, 2020 09:36 PM
Diamondbacks' Pat Valaika: Claimed by Diamondbacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika was claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Valaika was designated for assignment by the Orioles last Friday after posting a .190 batting average and one home run over 40 major-league games with the Rockies in 2019. He had a strong showing at the Triple-A level with a .320/.364/.589 slash line with 22 home runs, but he'll need to show more consistency against higher-end competition if he hopes to secure a major-league roster spot.

January 10, 2020 05:24 PM
Orioles' Pat Valaika: Booted from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Friday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.

Baltimore claimed Richard Urena off waivers Friday, and Valaika was sent to waivers to make room on the 40-man roster. He spent the 2019 season with the Rockies, struggling to a .190 average to go along with four RBI and seven walks.

October 30, 2019 03:08 PM
Orioles' Pat Valaika: Claimed by Orioles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old was effective in the minors in 2019, hitting .320/.364/.589 with 22 home runs in 84 games at the Triple-A level, but he couldn't translate his success to the majors, even though he got to play his home games at Coors Field. In 40 major-league games last season, Valaika hit .190/.256/.316 with 34 strikeouts. While he has some defensive versatility, Valaika will likely only fill a major-league bench role in Baltimore at best unless he can turn things around.

September 1, 2019 01:56 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: Rejoins big-league club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday.

Valaika made the Rockies' Opening Day roster but hasn't played in the majors since before the All-Star break. The 26-year-old went 6-for-47 (.128 average) before his last demotion, but he fared better at Triple-A with a .953 OPS in 84 games. He'll start at second base and bat seventh Sunday versus the Pirates.

July 13, 2019 04:44 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

Valaika recorded a wRC+ of 9 in 133 plate appearances last season and has managed to get even worse in 53 plate appearances this year, hitting .128/.226/.213, good for a wRC+ of 5. There's little reason to believe that he'll be an interesting fantasy option when he returns to the big leagues, even at Coors Field. Kyle Freeland was recalled in a corresponding move.

June 29, 2019 05:52 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: Makes impact as pinch hitter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run in Friday's 13-9 win over the Dodgers.

Valaika's blast ignited a rally by the Rockies in the fifth inning, as he took Hyun-jin Ryu deep before adding an infield single on his second turn at the plate in place of starter Antonio Senzatela. It's the infielder's first hits since he returned to the big leagues June 18, having gone hitless in his previous 13 at-bats and adding only two walks and a run scored. With an .095 average, Valaika will likely continue to be limited to pinch-hitting duties.

June 18, 2019 06:56 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: Brought back to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.

Coors Field turns many players into interesting fantasy options, but not Valaika, who owns a career .207/.249/.395 slash line in 208 big-league games. Mike Dunn was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

May 17, 2019 08:52 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

Valaika rejoined the Rockies on Tuesday and struck out in his only two at-bats during the brief major-league stint. The 26-year-old has only two hits in 33 plate appearances in 2019 while striking out 15 times.

May 14, 2019 03:52 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: Called up by Colorado
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika was recalled by the Rockies on Tuesday.

Valaika made 31 plate appearances for the Rockies earlier in the season, hitting .074 while striking out 41.9 percent of the time. He'll likely remain stuck in a bench role. Garrett Hampson was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move.

April 23, 2019 04:24 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque ahead of Tuesday's game against Washington, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

Valaika has struggled at the dish so far this season, hitting .074 with a double and four walks over 15 games. In a corresponding move, Jeff Hoffman has been recalled and will toe the rubber for Colorado on Tuesday night.

April 16, 2019 06:44 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: In Tuesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika is starting at second base and hitting seventh against the Padres on Tuesday.

Valaika gets the start after sitting four of the last six games. He's logged just two hits in 19 at-bats since getting called up from Triple-A Albuquerque on April 1 after Daniel Murphy (finger) was forced to the injured list, and carries just a .661 OPS over his 342 career big-league at-bats.

April 1, 2019 04:16 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: Summoned to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday.

Valaika will join the big club ahead of Monday's series opener against the Rays with Daniel Murphy (finger) headed to the injured list. It's unclear how long Murphy will remain sidelined at this point, but Valaika figures to fill a utility role in his absence. He hit .156/.214/.246 in 133 plate appearances last season.

April 1, 2019 12:12 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: Will be called up Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika will be called up Monday to replace the injured Daniel Murphy (finger), Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

Murphy's exact timeline is not yet clear, but he has a fractured finger, so Valaika could settle into a utility role for a fair amount of time. Even playing half his games at Coors Field wasn't enough to make him a viable fantasy option last season, however, as he hit just .156/.214/.246 in 133 plate appearances, good for a wRC+ of 9.

March 23, 2019 08:04 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: Sent to minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika was sent to minor-league camp Saturday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

Valaika has been passed by Ryan McMahon and Garrett Hampson in the battle for playing time in the Rockies' infield. His .156/.214/.246 line in 133 plate appearances last season means it's tough to see him play a significant role this year.

March 4, 2019 01:32 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: Goes deep twice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika went 2-for-2 with two home runs and three RBI against the Giants on Sunday.

Valaika put on a show of power, clubbing a two-run homer to left field in the seventh inning and a solo blast in the eighth to cap off a 9-3 victory. The UCLA product served in a super-utility role last season during his time in the big leagues, although he struggled to a .156 batting average with two home runs and five RBI over 68 games.

September 1, 2018 07:44 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: Handed September roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rockies recalled Valaika from Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

The versatile veteran will hold down a backup role at every infield spot and possibly left field and might see a handful of starts against lefty pitching before the end of the season, but Valaika (.150/.213/.239 in 124 plate appearances with the Rockies) is unlikely to offer fantasy value for mixed-league players.

August 18, 2018 04:25 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: Banished to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports.

Valaika will return to the Isotopes after spending nearly two months with Colorado during his latest big-league stint. Through 57 games with the Rockies, he hit .150 with two home runs and four RBI. Antonio Senzatela (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move.

July 29, 2018 10:52 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: Goes deep for second time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI on Saturday against the Athletics.

Valaika took advantage of a rare opportunity to start, taking left-hander Brett Anderson deep in the fourth inning for his second home run of the season. Even with D.J. LeMahieu's oblique injury forcing him to the disabled list, Garrett Hampson has jumped Valaika for playing time at second base. That leaves him as little more than a desperation streaming option in daily lineup leagues or DFS contests.

July 14, 2018 08:32 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: Late addition to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika will start Saturday against Seattle in place of the injured D.J. LeMahieu (back).

Valaika will bat eighth and play second base. He'll face the left-handed Wade LeBlanc.

July 7, 2018 03:00 PM
Rockies' Pat Valaika: Picking up spare start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika will be starting at shortstop Saturday in place of Trevor Story, who was scratched with a bruised foot, Nick Groke of The Athletic Denver reports.

Valaika has found the going much tougher at the plate this season after posting an .817 OPS in 195 plate appearances last year, hitting just .133/.191/.217 in 90 plate appearances so far.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Milwaukee100 .500 .000 .000
vs Houser (Career)000000
vs RHP3230 .171 .125 .094
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
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9/20@LAD4000000
9/22@LAD1000000
9/24@SF1000000
9/27MIL0000010
9/28MIL1000000
9/29MIL5020100
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016COL131935120800 .263 .474 .263
2017COL1101822847134075300 .284 .533 .258
2018COL681228192593000 .214 .246 .156
2019COL407911151473400 .256 .316 .190
2020ARI0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 231402508617512312500 .256 .400 .214
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2016COL2B52835001.000
2016COL3B6031110 .667
2016COLSS20211001.000
2017COL1B5112102041.000
2017COL2B831910812 .947
2017COL3B19526101513 .962
2017COLSS2216611347110 .984
2017COLOF52440001.000
2018COL1B151173639112 .986
2018COL2B17106130310111.000
2018COL3B83918021.000
2018COLSS711239041.000
2019COL1B10871001.000
2019COL2B13115422320111.000
2019COL3B31413001.000
2019COLSS731741213 .941
Total  12769373183184662 .984
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2016COL10900000
2017COL1109715001
2018COL503002004
2019COL512500001
2020ARI00000000
Total 22116117006
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017COL11010000001.0002.0001.000
2018COL1100000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 2201000100 .5001.000 .500
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013ASX-Tri-City Dust Devils421462735152118233353 .345 .390 .240
2014AFA-Modesto Nuts8633146901458472410176 .321 .417 .272
2014AFX-Asheville Tourists341272547121423926122 .407 .575 .370
2015AA-New Britain Rock Cat1244685711025585730117197 .281 .361 .235
2016AA-Hartford108431661163331367289589 .314 .450 .269
2016AAA-Albuquerque281108238111322820 .226 .327 .209
2017AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes11456122111141100 .327 .422 .267
Total 433165823543310918362361204115327 .302 .414 .261
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/212
Birthdate:
9/9/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
Valencia, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Arizona Diamondbacks
College:
UCLA
MLB Experience:
4