Latest Update Danny Valencia hit a pinch hit three run home run in the seventh inning and the Blue Jays held on to beat the Red Sox on Wednesday. Wed Aug, 27, 10:07 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 had just one at-bat in Wednesday's win, but he made it count as he blasted his third home run of the season and his first since moving north of the boarder. Despite his solid effort, Velencia remains on the outside looking in as far as fantasy value is concerned, sitting with just 17 RBI through 175 at-bats in 2014. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Valencia's strength comes against left-handed pitchers, so with right-hander Max Scherzer on the mound, the team will turn to Munenori Kawasaki to play third base Saturday.Kawasaki is batting .294 with 19 runs scored over 143 at-bats this season.Analyst: Howard Bender
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