Latest Update X-rays on Danny Valencia's left hand were negative Mon Jul, 21, 11:54 PM
Has decent power for an infielder, especially at lower levels, thanks to a big frame. Can be a solid run-producer. Can play a versatile role in the bigs.
Flaws: : Needs to improve his walk/strikeout ratio in order to produce more in the big leagues. Also needs to become more consistent, overall.
Valencia, who was up to .298/.345/.404 on year coming into Monday's loss to the White Sox, was hit in the left hand by a pitch and is listed as day-to-day. Analyst: Michael Pichan
This is exactly what Valencia was supposed to do from Day 1. He was supposed to play third base and start against left-handed pitching, but between a wrist and then a hand injury, he was unavailable for much of the first half. Now that he's healthy again, the team should employ the third base platoon with him and Mike Moustakas giving Valencia a little boost in value in AL-only leagues. Analyst: Howard Bender
There has been no reason given for Valencia leaving the game, but Mike Moustakas has taken over for him at the hot corner. Expect an update on Sunday evening.Analyst: David Kerr
Valencia will likely fall back into a platoon with the improved Mike Moustakas now that he is back, but probably not at the level he was seeing prior to the injury if Moose Tacos keeps taking the opposition deep like he has since his return callup.Analyst: Michael Pichan