Luis Valbuena
3B | Bats/Throws: L/R | 5' 10" 215LBS | Age: 33
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2016 342 292 38 76 13 1 .260 .357 .459 .816
2017 401 347 42 69 22 0 .199 .294 .432 .726
2018 288 266 23 53 9 3 .199 .253 .335 .588
11 Seasons 3,571 3,148 377 710 114 11 .226 .310 .394 .704
AVG HR SB OPS
2016 .260 13 1 .816
2017 .199 22 0 .726
2018 .199 9 3 .588
11 Seasons .226 114 11 .704
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 29 2056 331 29 8.8 5.9 89.5 108.3 17.4 38.4 .237 .437 .325 .334 .383 39.3 21.5 10.1
2016 30 1488 216 16 7.4 4.7 87.4 109.4 16.1 32.4 .228 .405 .351 .323 .374 31.0 23.7 12.9
2017 31 1702 246 27 11.0 6.7 87.5 108.4 17.2 30.1 .205 .420 .308 .315 .377 33.3 26.4 12.0
2018 32 1237 168 17 10.1 5.9 89.7 107.6 18.2 29.8 .188 .352 .253 .258 .369 41.3 34.7 6.6
Player 6483 961 89 9.3 5.8 88.6 109.4 17.2 33.4 .217 .409 .313 .312 .377 36.3 25.8 10.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 35.3 28.1 28.1 8.5 41.7 33.2 24.8 2.4 27.5 29.9 22.7 7.9 8.8 5.9
2016 39.4 28.2 24.1 8.3 43.5 33.8 22.2 4.6 25.5 29.2 22.7 6.0 7.4 4.7
2017 38.6 32.9 17.1 11.4 36.6 36.6 26.8 3.7 27.6 30.5 19.9 6.5 11.0 6.7
2018 37.5 33.9 20.8 7.7 42.9 29.2 28.0 1.8 28.0 32.7 22.0 4.2 10.1 5.9
Player 37.5 30.4 23.1 9.1 41.0 33.5 25.3 3.1 27.2 30.4 21.9 6.5 9.3 5.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2018 4-Seam Fastball -1.9 -8 427 34.5 102 .200 .389 .267 26.0 31.4 21.8 .198 .444 .296 45.3
2018 Sinker 0.0 0 216 17.5 43 .268 .463 .330 25.2 27.9 22.6 .208 .384 .276 48.3
2018 Slider -3.5 -6 161 13.0 37 .083 .083 .141 51.9 59.5 34.4 .117 .141 .129 35.7
2018 Changeup 1.3 2 155 12.5 30 .360 .400 .375 32.9 23.3 17.5 .241 .387 .326 42.1
2018 Curveball -0.7 -1 151 12.2 35 .200 .257 .200 36.4 37.1 26.5 .177 .258 .190 18.2
2018 Cutter -2.5 -2 93 7.5 26 .136 .318 .267 24.0 30.8 20.5 .220 .395 .329 42.9
2018 Split-Finger -2.5 0 20 1.6 6 .167 .667 .333 53.3 50.0 75.0 .170 .418 .242 66.7
2018 Sweeper -10.1 -1 11 0.9 4 .000 .000 .000 42.9 50.0 40.0 .030 .089 .046 50.0
2018 Slurve -33.9 -1 2 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2017 4-Seam Fastball 0.5 3 533 31.3 123 .238 .581 .380 28.3 27.6 23.3 .214 .525 .361 43.8
2017 Sinker -0.4 -1 363 21.3 79 .231 .492 .360 15.6 11.4 10.7 .231 .472 .351 34.5
2017 Changeup 1.0 2 231 13.6 66 .155 .362 .273 31.4 18.2 18.5 .226 .466 .337 26.1
2017 Slider -0.7 -2 223 13.1 40 .111 .278 .198 36.1 52.5 25.6 .152 .318 .251 37.5
2017 Curveball 0.0 0 200 11.8 45 .167 .262 .219 38.0 33.3 23.4 .180 .247 .217 14.8
2017 Cutter 0.3 0 85 5.0 26 .273 .364 .342 23.1 23.1 23.1 .204 .259 .273 37.5
2017 Split-Finger -4.0 -2 52 3.1 14 .000 .000 .108 52.0 42.9 31.6 .061 .100 .164 16.7
2017 Sweeper 13.2 1 8 0.5 4 .500 1.250 .725 37.5 50.0 50.0 .393 .871 .518 50.0
2017 Slurve 1.1 0 5 0.3 2 .500 1.000 .625 20.0 50.0 33.3 .049 .049 .047 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 54 222 -3 -2 1 1 -3
2009 390 1,453 -7 -15 2 6 -14
2010 307 1,233 -8 -24 6 6 -19
2011 44 148 -1 -2 0 1 -3
2012 302 1,280 -8 -13 5 7 -9
2013 385 1,626 -10 -11 11 8 -2
2014 542 2,259 4 -14 18 10 17
2015 513 2,145 5 -30 15 12 2
2016 340 1,478 -1 -17 14 6 3
2017 400 1,701 5 -26 15 7 1
2018 284 1,236 -5 -25 8 5 -17
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,056 46.6 70.6 80.3 26.1 57.5 41.6 25.2 46.8 25.3 7.0 75.5
2016 1,488 46.1 69.4 79.8 21.9 54.5 41.3 25.4 43.8 24.8 7.0 88.5
2017 1,702 48.4 66.5 76.8 23.5 55.8 43.2 21.7 44.2 28.6 6.9 80.3
2018 1,237 48.5 68.3 74.9 29.2 50.5 42.6 25.2 48.3 32.2 7.0 74.4
Player 6,483 47.3 68.8 78.2 25.0 55.0 42.2 24.3 45.7 27.4 6.9 79.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2015 69 20 70 81 58 73 80 63 62 70 31 80 23 69 25
2016 48 9 39 53 58 29 57 21 71 21 25 93 34 90 28 28
2017 36 1 43 72 22 56 86 39 62 36 16 83 20 76 7 30
2018 57 10 39
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 26.9 13 14.1 -1 4 7 8 61.5
2017 27.5 22 18.9 3 10 19 4 18.2
2018 27.5 9 10.1 -1 2 8 4 44.4
Player 27.4 44 43.2 1 16 34 16 36.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 13 14 9 15 14 15 15 18 15 11 14 16 10 13 15 15 11 15 14 15 14 12 18 17 15 13 13 16 15 15 12
2017 22 21 14 19 22 17 23 19 13 14 17 22 21 20 16 21 16 16 20 20 23 17 24 22 19 17 18 23 24 19 11
2018 9 13 7 9 11 9 12 11 10 6 8 12 10 10 10 11 10 10 12 12 12 10 12 12 7 8 10 10 12 11 6
Player 44 48 30 43 47 41 50 48 38 31 39 50 41 43 41 47 37 41 46 47 49 39 54 51 41 38 41 49 51 45 29
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.5 87.4 -2.1 87.5 0.1 89.7 2.2
Launch Angle 17.4 16.1 -1.3 17.2 1.1 18.2 1.0
Barrel % 8.8 7.4 -1.4 11.0 3.6 10.1 -0.9
Hard Hit % 39.3 31.0 -8.3 33.3 2.3 41.3 8.0
Sweet Spot % 38.4 32.4 -6.0 30.1 -2.3 29.8 -0.3
xBA .237 .228 -0.009 .205 -0.023 .188 -0.017
BA .224 .260 0.036 .199 -0.061 .199 0.000
xwOBA .334 .323 -0.011 .315 -0.008 .258 -0.057
wOBA .325 .351 0.026 .308 -0.043 .253 -0.055
xSLG .437 .405 -0.032 .420 0.015 .352 -0.068
SLG .438 .459 0.021 .432 -0.027 .335 -0.097
K% 21.5 23.7 2.2 26.4 2.7 34.7 8.3
BB% 10.1 12.9 2.8 12.0 -0.9 6.6 -5.4
Swing % 46.8 43.8 -3.0 44.2 0.4 48.3 4.1
Whiff% 25.3 24.8 -0.5 28.6 3.8 32.2 3.6
In Zone % 46.6 46.1 -0.5 48.4 2.3 48.5 0.1
Out of Zone % 53.4 53.9 0.5 51.6 -2.3 51.5 -0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 26.1 21.9 -4.2 23.5 1.6 29.2 5.7
First Pitch Swing % 25.2 25.4 0.2 21.7 -3.7 25.2 3.5
First Pitch Strike % 57.6 56.7 -0.9 53.9 -2.8 60.1 6.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts L 327 196 59.9 .344 .358
2017 Shifts L 400 270 67.5 .286 .320
2018 Shifts L 285 237 83.2 .286 .246
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 377 14.3 55.2% 1.6% 228 21.0 5.3% 6.6%
2011 32 13.4 65.6% 0.0% 21 19.9 14.3% 9.5%
2012 395 16.1 38.7% 2.0% 238 23.0 2.5% 8.8%
2013 612 16.5 28.8% 2.0% 236 24.2 0.4% 13.6%
2014 682 17.6 22.3% 1.9% 368 24.0 0.8% 16.0%
2015 612 17.9 27.3% 5.7% 313 24.1 8.6% 23.3%
2016 453 18.8 23.4% 5.7% 267 24.1 4.5% 19.5%
2017 526 18.2 18.4% 3.2% 288 24.2 0.0% 13.2%
2018 333 17.6 23.1% 3.6% 226 23.2 0.4% 10.2%
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