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Breyvic Valera 3B

Toronto Blue Jays

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Player Updates

September 29, 2021 04:04 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Filling bench role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees.

Valera started at third base in his return from the COVID-19 injured list last Thursday, but he'll since retreated to the bench for each of the Blue Jays' subsequent five contests. Santiago Espinal returned from the IL a day after Valera and looks poised to finish the regular season as the Blue Jays' top option at the hot corner.

September 23, 2021 06:28 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Reinstated from COVID IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera was reinstated from the COVID-related injured list Thursday.

The 29-year-old was placed on the list Wednesday after being identified as a close contact of someone who tested positive. He only ended up missing one contest and will start at third base and bat eighth Thursday. Over his last seven contests, Valera has batted .304 with eight RBI and a stolen base.

September 22, 2021 02:36 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Goes on COVID IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays will place Valera on the COVID-19-related injured list Wednesday after he was identified as a close contact of an infected person, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

According to Davidi, a family member of Valera's contracted the virus, so the Blue Jays wouldn't seem to be at risk of a team-wide outbreak. Valera is fully vaccinated and has been testing negative for the virus, leaving the Blue Jays optimistic that he'll be sidelined for a short period of time. Jake Lamb will serve as Toronto's top third baseman while Valera is away.

September 20, 2021 04:01 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Sitting after two straight starts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Rays.

After going 2-for-6 with a double, two walks, an RBI and a stolen base while making starts at third base Saturday and Sunday against the Twins, Valera will cede the hot corner to Jake Lamb in the series opener with the Rays. Valera should remain the Blue Jays' top third baseman versus left-handed pitching, but he'll likely split work with Lamb against righties.

September 15, 2021 12:16 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Retreats to bench after four starts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays.

Valera started at third base in each of the Blue Jays' last four games, going 5-for-14 with a double and seven RBI. Despite the uptick in work, Valera still looks to be stuck in the short side of a platoon at the hot corner with the lefty-hitting Jake Lamb, who gets the starting nod Wednesday with righty Michael Wacha on the hill for Tampa Bay. Three of Valera's last four starts came against left-handed starting pitchers or primary pitchers.

September 14, 2021 01:56 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: On base four times Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera went 3-for-3 with a walk and three RBI in Monday's 8-1 win over the Rays.

The 29-year-old utility player joined in on the fun of a 17-hit attack by the Jays and drove in three runs for the second straight game. Valera is slashing an improbable .391/.444/.652 through 27 plate appearances in September with a homer and 10 RBI, but that figure seems less surprising in light of Toronto's ridiculous team OPS of 1.044 on the month. While the Jays' offense can do no wrong, Valera becomes an intriguing option in daily leagues when he does get a start.

September 13, 2021 03:12 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Plays supporting role in hit parade
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera went 2-for-6 with a double and three RBI in Saturday's 22-7 win over the Orioles.

Valera's solid day at the dish was a mere footnote during a weekend in Baltimore in which Toronto put up 44 runs, but the three RBI established a new season high for the 29-year-old and nearly matched his output (four) from the past month. Though he closed the weekend with back-to-back starts at third base, Valera still looks to be behind Jake Lamb in the pecking order for reps at the position.

September 6, 2021 12:08 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera is on the bench for Monday's game against the Yankees.

Valera had started three of the past four games at third base, but it's not yet clear if he's usurped Kevin Smith as the top option at the position. Look for manager Charlie Montoyo to deploy the two in a rough timeshare at the hot corner for the next few games, hoping that one of the two catches fire at the plate. Recent waiver pickup Jake Lamb could also factor into the mix at the position.

September 4, 2021 11:40 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Knocks first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 10-8 win over Oakland.

The 29-year-old extended Toronto's lead to 4-0 in the fourth inning with his first homer of the year. Valera has started to find his way at the plate a bit more, but he's still just 4-for-13 across his last seven games. He's slashing .241/.281/.352 with five RBI and nine runs scored across 57 plate appearances overall. Valera has mainly competed with Kevin Smith for playing time at third base recently.

August 18, 2021 02:52 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Losing work to Espinal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera will start at third base and bat sixth Wednesday against the Nationals.

Valera started five times in a six-game stretch from Aug. 5 through 12, but he appears to have fallen behind Santiago Espinal in the pecking order at the third base. Though he'll join the lineup Wednesday while Espinal rests for the day game after a night game, Valera could soon see his opportunities take another hit after Toronto called up a pair of utility players (Otto Lopez and Kevin Smith) from Triple-A Buffalo within the past two days.

August 9, 2021 01:56 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Singles twice in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera went 2-for-4 with a run scored Sunday in the Blue Jays' 9-8 win over the Red Sox.

Santiago Espinal initially appeared to be first in line to handle an everyday role at third base when Cavan Biggio (back/neck) went on the injured list Aug. 3, but Valera has surprisingly factored into the mix at the position as well. He picked up his fifth start in seven games Sunday, with four of those assignments coming at the hot corner. Valera has delivered a pair of two-hit games during that stretch to bolster his case for playing time, but it's not yet clear if he's usurped Espinal as manager Charlie Montoyo's preferred option at third base.

July 24, 2021 04:16 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Rejoins Blue Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera was reinstated from the family medical emergency list Friday.

Valera has been away from the team since Monday, but he'll be available off the bench during Friday's series opener against the Mets. Right-hander Patrick Murphy was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo to make room on the active roster.

July 19, 2021 06:52 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Steps away from team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera was placed on the family medical emergency list Monday.

Valera's contract was selected by the Blue Jays before Sunday's doubleheader against the Rangers, and he'll now step away from the team to deal with a medical emergency within his family.

July 18, 2021 12:32 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Contract selected by Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera's contract was selected prior to Sunday's doubleheader against the Rangers.

He hit .309/.406/.443 with two home runs and seven steals in 149 at-bats in the minors prior to earning his call-up. Valera is likely to work as a bench infielder while up with the big club.

April 4, 2021 07:28 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Heading to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera cleared waivers and was assigned to the alternate training site Sunday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

He unsurprisingly went unclaimed and will serve as organizational infield depth for Toronto this season.

April 1, 2021 11:20 AM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera was designated for assignment Thursday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

The infielder was removed from the 40-man roster to make room for Joe Panik. Valera didn't see game action in 2020 but has suited up for five different teams over the prior three seasons, and the 29-year-old could soon be joining a new organization.

February 28, 2021 12:04 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Returns from restricted list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera was activated from the restricted list and will be active for Sunday's spring opener against the Yankees.

The 29-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays in early July, but he never reported to summer camp and landed on the restricted list for unspecified reasons. Valera is now back with the team for spring training and will compete for an infield utility role with Toronto.

February 24, 2021 11:00 AM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: With team, but on restricted list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera, who has been on the restricted list since July, reported to Blue Jays camp earlier this week, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

For now, Valera is still on the restricted list, so the Blue Jays would need to activate him and add him to the 40-man roster before he's eligible to play again. Nicholson-Smith expects the Blue Jays to announce a transaction within the next few days. Valera will be vying for a utility role with Toronto this spring.

July 22, 2020 05:00 PM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: Moves to restricted list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valera is unable to report to camp for unspecified reasons and was placed on the restricted list Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

The 28-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Padres in early July, but he hasn't appeared in camp with his new team. Valera has now changed organizations seven times -- including a previous stint with the Blue Jays -- and had a .234/.308/.383 slash line in 52 big-league plate appearances in 2019.

July 2, 2020 11:16 AM
Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera: On move to Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays claimed Valera off waivers from the Padres on Thursday.

Though Valera isn't even arbitration-eligible yet, he's now changed organizations seven times since signing with the Cardinals in May 2010 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. He'll be joining Toronto for the second time, as he was previously claimed by the Blue Jays last September before being dropped from the 40-man roster in February and scooped up by San Diego. Valera will report to Toronto's summer camp this week and will look to win a job as a utility infielder on the club's 30-man Opening Day roster.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
09/30vs NYYL 2-61000000
09/25@ MINW 6-11000000
09/23@ MINL 2-72010010
09/21@ TBW 4-24000100
09/20@ TBL 4-61000000
09/19vs MINW 5-34010100
09/18vs MINW 6-22010021
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021TOR3987102211581210.253.312.3560.669
2020SD0000000000------------
2019TOR1747711164700.234.308.3830.691
2018BAL32648150871310.234.301.2660.567
2017STL51001001000.100.182.1000.282
Total932082549229203220.236.302.3220.624
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021TOR39603111001
2020SD000000000
2019TOR17211800101
2018BAL32011722000
2017STL500100000
Total93826733102
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2010R-Vsl Cardinals6021240691661222415103.326.402.472
2011R-Johnson City Cardina1973162941085975.397.430.479
2011R-Gcl Cardinals28110232852113101771.255.328.364
2012AA-Springfield Cardinal35210001----00.200.200.200
2012ASX-Batavia Muckdogs6928239891841331827106.316.359.418
2013AFX-Peoria Chiefs128515711591860484030137.309.358.367
2014AA-Springfield Cardinal59227316582020152245.286.329.339
2014AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals7329435988403725131310.333.385.388
2015AA-Springfield Cardinal105360378592331342724.236.301.297
2015AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals1451918310711203.353.468.451
2016AA-Springfield5217816465101291831.258.289.298
2016AAA-Memphis732173274141031312284.341.417.415
2017AAA-Memphis Redbirds1174246813322684138341111.314.368.451
2018AAA-Norfolk Tides38140143262314161432.229.310.364
2018AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger56201365782625212046.284.350.433
2019AAA-Sacramento River Cat247410193017161021.257.396.338
2019AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr8330544961821349343486.315.388.515
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/160
Birthdate:
01/08/1992
Age:
29
Hometown:
Montalban, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:

MLB Experience:
1