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74 Pat Valaika SS

Baltimore Orioles

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
242.250340
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019COL407911151473400.256.316.190
2020BAL71534121400.313.467.267

Player Updates

August 2, 2020 05:04 PM
Orioles' Pat Valaika: Late addition to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika was added to the Baltimore lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays after Rio Ruiz (undisclosed) was scratched from the starting nine, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. Valaika will man third base and bat seventh.

Valaika will start for the third time in four days, will each turn in the lineup coming at a different position. Assuming the absences of Ruiz, Chris Davis (knee) and Jose Iglesias (quadriceps) prove to be only short-term concerns, Valaika should slide back into a full-time reserve role before long.

August 2, 2020 11:24 AM
Orioles' Pat Valaika: Sticking in bench role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika is out of the lineup in Sunday's game against the Rays.

Valaika drew starts at shortstop Thursday against the Yankees and at first base in Friday's series opener with Tampa Bay, filling in for an injured Jose Iglesias (quadriceps) and Chris Davis (knee), respectively. With Andrew Velazquez and Renato Nunez having now picked up the last two starts in place of Iglesias and Davis, Valaika looks like he'll continue to function as a deep reserve for the Orioles. Through six appearances this season, Valaika has gone 3-for-11 with an RBI.

June 29, 2020 03:24 AM
Orioles' Pat Valaika: Added to 60-man pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika will be a part of the Orioles' 60-man player pool this season.

He was claimed by the Orioles this winter and then designated for assignment before the start of spring training. Valaika will be eligible to provide infield depth, but he is unlikely to see much playing time.

February 11, 2020 02:00 PM
Orioles' Pat Valaika: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk by the Orioles on Tuesday.

The transaction marks the second time Valaika has been dropped from the Orioles' roster this offseason and the fourth time he's been DFA'd overall this winter. He was claimed off waivers on each of the previous three occasions but passed through unclaimed this time.

January 31, 2020 05:08 AM
Orioles' Pat Valaika: Back with Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Thursday.

Brandon Kline was designated for assignment to free up a roster spot for Valaika, who is back with the Orioles just three weeks after the team lost him to the Diamondbacks via waivers. The 27-year-old was effective across 84 games with Triple-A Albuquerque in 2019, hitting .320/.364/.589 with 22 home runs, but he couldn't translate his success to the majors, evidenced by his .190/.256/.316 line with 34 strikeouts in 40 big-league games with the Rockies.

January 27, 2020 10:00 PM
Diamondbacks' Pat Valaika: DFA'd by Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valaika was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Monday.

This is the second time Valaika has been booted from a 40-man roster this month, as he was sent to waivers earlier in January by the Orioles before being scooped up by Arizona. He'll need to clear waivers before being outrighted to Triple-A Reno.

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.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Milwaukee100 .500 .000 .000
vs Houser (Career)000000
vs RHP3230 .171 .125 .094
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020BAL132446232500.250.308.5000.808
2019COL407911151473400.190.256.3170.572
2018COL681228192593000.156.214.2460.460
2017COL1101822847134075300.258.284.5330.817
2016COL131935120800.263.263.4740.737
Total244426549219542513000.216.259.4060.665
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020BAL13001200000
2019COL40512500001
2018COL68503002004
2017COL1101109715001
2016COL1310900000
Total24422117317006
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2013ASX-Tri-City Dust Devils421462735152118233353.240.345.390
2014AFA-Modesto Nuts8633146901458472410176.272.321.417
2014AFX-Asheville Tourists341272547121423926122.370.407.575
2015AA-New Britain Rock Cat1244685711025585730117197.235.281.361
2016AA-Hartford108431661163331367289589.269.314.450
2016AAA-Albuquerque281108238111322820.209.226.327
2017AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes11456122111141100.267.327.422
2018AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes3713913304182073011.216.252.432
2019AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes84350601122612275279051.320.364.589
 

Player Info

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