John Valentin Stats

John Valentin was born on Saturday, February 18, 1967, in Mineola, New York. Valentin was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 27, 1992, with the Boston Red Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive John Valentin baseball stats page.

"Before the 'Holy Trinity' ( Jeter , Garciaparra and A-Rod ) and subsequent statistical explosion, the Major League shortstop was known primarily as a glove man, someone who was going to scoop the ball up and chip in a few hits here and there. Two shortstops in particular came along in the nineties to break that mould, Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Orioles and John Valentin of the Boston Red Sox." - Blogger Cormac Eklof on Top 100 Red Sox (02/26/2007, '100 Greatest Red Sox >> #60 John Valentin, Source )
John Valentin

John Valentin Autograph on a 1996 Pinnacle (#84)
John Valentin Autograph on a 1996 Pinnacle (#84)

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Birth Name:
John William Valentin
Nickname:
Sunshine
Born On:
02-18-1967  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Mineola, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
St. Anthony High School (Jersey City, NJ)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
07-27-1992 (Age 25)
Last Game:
09-29-2002
Draft:
1988 : 5th Round (121st)
John Valentin

John Valentin Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
John Valentin

John Valentin Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1992 25 Red Sox 58 185 21 51 13 0 5 1 25 20 0 17 4 1 2 5 .276 .351 .427
1993 26 Red Sox 144 468 50 130 40 3 11 0 66 49 2 77 16 4 2 9 .278 .346 .447
1994 27 Red Sox 84 301 53 95 26 2 9 0 49 42 1 38 5 4 3 3 .316 .400 .505
1995 28 Red Sox 135 520 108 155 37 2 27 1 102 81 2 67 4 6 10 7 .298 .399 .533
1996 29 Red Sox 131 527 84 156 29 3 13 0 59 63 0 59 2 7 7 15 .296 .374 .436
1997 30 Red Sox 143 575 95 176 47 5 18 0 77 58 5 66 1 5 5 21 .306 .372 .499
1998 31 Red Sox 153 588 113 145 44 1 23 0 73 77 3 82 2 5 9 9 .247 .340 .442
1999 32 Red Sox 113 450 58 114 27 1 12 1 70 40 2 68 1 8 4 11 .253 .315 .398
2000 33 Red Sox 10 35 6 9 1 0 2 0 2 2 0 5 1 0 0 1 .257 .297 .457
2001 34 Red Sox 20 60 8 12 2 0 1 0 5 9 0 8 0 0 1 4 .200 .314 .283
2002 35 Mets 114 208 18 50 15 0 3 0 30 22 0 37 0 2 10 6 .240 .339 .356
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
11 Years 1,105 3,917 614 1,093 281 17 124 3 558 463 15 524 36 42 53 91 .279 .360 .454
John Valentin

John Valentin Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1992 Red Sox SS 58 55 1,473 271 4.7 261 79 182 10 45 n/a n/a n/a .963 4.78
1993 Red Sox SS 144 138 3,666 690 4.8 670 238 432 20 96 n/a n/a n/a .971 4.93
1994 Red Sox SS 83 82 2,157 384 4.6 376 134 242 8 56 n/a n/a n/a .979 4.71
1995 Red Sox SS 135 134 3,576 659 4.9 641 227 414 18 95 n/a n/a n/a .973 4.84
1996 Red Sox 3B 12 11 288 19 1.6 18 8 10 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .947 1.69
1996 Red Sox SS 118 117 3,129 557 4.7 541 194 347 16 87 n/a n/a n/a .971 4.67
1997 Red Sox 2B 79 79 2,121 450 5.7 439 180 259 11 67 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.59
1997 Red Sox 3B 64 63 1,656 191 3.0 180 59 121 11 15 n/a n/a n/a .942 2.93
1998 Red Sox 2B 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1998 Red Sox 3B 153 153 3,975 428 2.8 413 121 292 15 28 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.81
1999 Red Sox 3B 111 110 2,856 302 2.7 288 83 205 14 15 n/a n/a n/a .954 2.72
2000 Red Sox 3B 10 10 243 15 1.5 15 6 9 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.67
2001 Red Sox 3B 3 1 42 2 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
2001 Red Sox SS 18 15 415 66 3.7 64 22 42 2 9 n/a n/a n/a .970 4.16
2002 Mets 1B 22 11 312 115 5.2 112 106 6 3 12 n/a n/a n/a .974 9.69
2002 Mets 2B 3 1 36 7 2.3 7 4 3 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.25
2002 Mets 3B 18 14 379 41 2.3 36 9 27 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .878 2.56
2002 Mets SS 24 13 399 70 2.9 68 20 48 2 9 n/a n/a n/a .971 4.60
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
SS Totals 580 554 14,815 2,697 4.7 2,621 914 1,707 76 397 n/a n/a n/a .972 4.78
3B Totals 371 362 9,439 998 2.7 952 287 665 46 62 n/a n/a n/a .954 2.72
2B Totals 83 80 2,157 457 5.5 446 184 262 11 69 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.58
1B Totals 22 11 312 115 5.2 112 106 6 3 12 n/a n/a n/a .974 9.69
11 Years 1,056 1,007 26,723 4,267 4.0 4,131 1,491 2,640 136 540 n/a n/a n/a .968 4.17
John Valentin

John Valentin Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1992 Red Sox 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 37.0 10.9 7.4 - - -
1993 Red Sox 3 4 .429 2 0 0 42.5 6.1 7.1 - - -
1994 Red Sox 3 1 .750 1 0 1 33.4 7.9 6.1 - - -
1995 Red Sox 20 5 .800 0 1 0 19.3 7.8 5.1 - - -
1996 Red Sox 9 10 .474 1 1 1 40.5 8.9 8.9 - - -
1997 Red Sox 7 4 .636 1 0 0 31.9 8.7 7.5 - - -
1998 Red Sox 4 5 .444 0 0 0 25.6 7.2 8.1 - - -
1999 Red Sox 0 1 .000 1 0 2 37.5 6.6 6.4 - - -
2000 Red Sox 0 1 .000 0 0 0 17.5 7.0 17.5 - - -
2001 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 60.0 7.5 12.0 - - -
2002 Mets 0 0 .000 63 0 2 69.3 5.6 6.9 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
11 Years 47 31 .603 69 2 6 31.6 7.5 7.0 - - -
John Valentin

John Valentin Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1992 Boston Red Sox 13 $109,000.00 - -
1993 Boston Red Sox 13 $170,000.00 - -
1994 Boston Red Sox 13 $370,000.00 - n/a
1995 Boston Red Sox 13 $637,500.00 - -
1996 Boston Red Sox 13 $2,672,500.00 - -
1997 Boston Red Sox 13 $3,750,000.00 - -
1998 Boston Red Sox 13 $5,350,000.00 - -
1999 Boston Red Sox 13 $6,350,000.00 - -
2000 Boston Red Sox 13 $6,350,000.00 - -
2001 Boston Red Sox 13 $6,350,000.00 - -
2002 New York Mets 4 $550,000.00 - -


Did you know that John Valentin was the first (and until 2009, when Troy Tulowitzki joined him, the only) player in Major League history to turn an unassisted triple play ( July 8, 1994 ) and hit for the cycle ( June 6, 1996 )?

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