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Chris Valaika #60 - IF

Chicago Cubs

  • Age: 28
  • DOB: 1985/08/14
  • POB: Santa Monica, CA
  • Height: 5-11 Weight: 205lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 3
  • Drafted by Cincinnati in 2006 (3rd round).
  • Current Status: In the minors

Scouting Report

AssetsIs a versatile fielder and solid defender. Displays a little power too, especially at the minor-league level. Is regarded as a sound team-first player.
FlawsLacks patience and doesn't have a good batting eye at the plate. Strikes out too much. Therefore, his bat lacks consistency for the big leagues.
Career potentialBackup infielder.

Honours and Awards

2010International League (AAA) - All-Star Team
2007Midwest League (A) - All-Star Team
2006Pioneer League (R) - Most Valuable Player
2006Pioneer League (R) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/03/22Assigned by the Chicago Cubs to their minor league camp.
2013/11/17Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a minor league contract.
2013/11/05Opted for minor league free agency.
2013/07/25Outrighted to New Orleans (AAA).
2013/07/23Designated for assignment by the Miami Marlins.
2013/07/23Missed 63 games (left wrist injury).
2013/07/07Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (left wrist injury).
2013/05/08Left wrist injury, 15-day DL.
2013/03/31Contract purchased from New Orleans (AAA).
2012/11/05Signed by the Miami Marlins to a minor league contract.
2012/09/04Outrighted to Louisville (AAA).
2012/03/25Optioned to Louisville (AAA).
2011/09/29Missed the last 16 regular season games (right knee surgery).
2011/09/12Right knee surgery, remainder of the regular season.
2011/09/01Recalled from Louisville (AAA).
2011/05/13Optioned to Louisville (AAA).
2011/04/24Recalled from Louisville (AAA).
2011/03/27Optioned to Louisville (AAA).
2011/03/26Assigned by the Cincinnati Reds to their minor league camp.
2010/08/24Recalled from Louisville (AAA).
2010/03/18Optioned to Louisville (AAA).
2009/11/20Contract purchased from Louisville (AAA).
2009/03/10Assigned by the Cincinnati Reds to their minor league camp.

Trades

2013/11/17Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a minor league contract.
2012/11/05Signed by the Miami Marlins to a minor league contract.
2006/06/06Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 3rd round in 2006.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013MiamiNL22644145019316003.219.261.344.605
2013New OrleansAAA371301732603111025114.246.308.362.670
2013JupiterA114038101426011.200.256.300.556
2012LouisvilleAAA852913065142629156323-.223.268.347.615
2012AZL RedsR3101100111000-.100.182.400.582
2011CincinnatiNL142537110023000.280.333.400.733
2011LouisvilleAAA10941739109180737216510-.261.302.355.657
2010CincinnatiNL193831010121900-.263.282.368.650
2010LouisvilleAAA11842449129282453197233-.304.330.408.738
2009LouisvilleAAA9536632862016361676108.235.271.344.615
2008ChattanoogaAA9737958114191115028747421.301.352.443.795
2008SarasotaA32135204990731728204.363.393.585.978
2007SarasotaA572172655912231342039.253.310.332.642
2007DaytonA793003892203105617721415.307.353.493.846
2006BillingsR702755889224860246122-.324.387.520.907
2006Santa BarbaraNCAA5422744761211057124740-.335-.529-
2005Santa BarbaraNCAA18721215500452011-.208-.278-
2004Santa BarbaraNCAA542224677153738193774-.347-.536-
TotalNL55127103171211628003.244.281.362.643
TotalAAA444162816742186526166813018712.259.297.365.662
TotalAA9737958114191115028747421.301.352.443.795
TotalA1796928720439420114391483829.295.342.449.791
TotalR732855990224961256122-.316.380.516.896
TotalNCAA126521102168324179936104125-.322-.497-

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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