Luis Valbuena
3B | B/T: L/R | 5' 10" 215LBS | Age: 33

Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2018 288 266 23 53 9 33 3 .199 .253 .335 .588
11 Seasons 3571 3148 377 710 114 367 11 .226 .310 .394 .704
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2018 .199 9 33 3 .588
11 Seasons .226 114 367 11 .704

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 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 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.7 22.0 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, 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 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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-Seamer -2.0 -9 424 34.3 101 .191 .383 .261 26.1 31.7 21.8 .195 .443 .294 46.0
2018 Sinker 0.3 1 219 17.7 44 .286 .476 .343 25.0 27.3 22.6 .214 .389 .279 46.7
2018 Slider -4.3 -7 173 14.0 42 .073 .073 .124 51.7 59.5 36.2 .105 .133 .118 37.5
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 -2.4 -2 94 7.6 26 .136 .318 .267 24.0 30.8 20.0 .220 .395 .329 42.9
2018 Splitter -2.5 0 20 1.6 6 .167 .667 .333 53.3 50.0 75.0 .170 .418 .242 66.7
2017 4-Seamer 0.5 3 532 31.3 123 .238 .581 .380 28.3 27.6 23.3 .214 .525 .361 43.8
2017 Sinker -0.4 -1 364 21.4 79 .231 .492 .360 15.6 11.4 10.7 .231 .472 .351 34.5
2017 Slider -0.2 -1 235 13.8 46 .146 .366 .250 37.4 52.2 27.0 .172 .364 .279 38.9
2017 Changeup 1.0 2 234 13.7 66 .155 .362 .273 32.0 18.2 18.5 .226 .466 .337 26.1
2017 Curveball 0.3 1 204 12.0 46 .186 .302 .241 36.0 32.6 22.7 .178 .244 .214 14.3
2017 Cutter -0.3 0 82 4.8 25 .273 .364 .328 21.1 24.0 25.0 .204 .259 .256 37.5
2017 Splitter -4.3 -2 49 2.9 14 .000 .000 .108 50.0 42.9 31.6 .061 .100 .164 16.7
! 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 -7 -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 -9 -12 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 8 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 46.5 70.5 80.4 26.3 57.4 41.5 25.2 46.8 25.3 7.0 76.2
2016 1,488 46.0 69.5 79.8 21.9 54.5 41.2 25.4 43.8 24.8 7.1 87.6
2017 1,702 48.5 66.3 76.8 23.5 55.8 43.3 21.7 44.2 28.6 6.9 80.3
2018 1,237 48.6 68.2 74.9 29.3 50.5 42.8 25.2 48.3 32.2 7.0 74.4
Player 6,483 47.3 68.7 78.3 25.1 55.0 42.2 24.3 45.7 27.4 7.0 79.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 29.4 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! 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
2015 69 21 70 81 57 73 80 63 61 70 31 80 23 68 25
2016 48 10 39 53 58 29 57 21 71 21 25 93 34 90 29
2017 35 1 43 72 22 56 86 39 62 36 16 83 20 76 7 30
2018 57 10 32
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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 14.3 -1 3 8 8 61.5
2017 27.5 22 18.2 4 9 19 4 18.2
2018 27.5 9 10.1 -1 0 9 4 44.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 13 12 16 12 15 16 15 16 14 9 15 17 12 14 14 15 13 15 14 15 16 11 15 15 15 15 17 13 11 16 17
2017 22 20 21 20 16 20 16 20 21 14 18 18 12 11 17 23 17 24 10 20 23 15 14 20 20 15 22 17 17 20 24
2018 9 10 11 10 10 11 8 13 11 7 9 11 6 9 9 13 9 12 7 11 9 10 9 12 12 13 12 7 10 8 13
! 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 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.5 87.4 -2.1 87.5 0.1 2.2
Launch Angle 17.4 16.1 -1.3 17.2 1.1 1
Barrel % 8.8 7.4 -1.4 11 3.6 -0.9
Hard Hit % 39.3 31 -8.3 33.3 2.3 8
Sweet Spot % 38.4 32.4 -6 30.1 -2.3 -0.3
xBA .237 .229 -0.008 .205 -0.024 -0.017
BA .224 .26 0.036 .199 -0.061 0
xwOBA .334 .323 -0.011 .315 -0.008 -0.057
wOBA .325 .351 0.026 .308 -0.043 -0.055
xSLG .437 .405 -0.032 .42 0.015 -0.068
SLG .438 .459 0.021 .432 -0.027 -0.097
K% 21.5 23.7 2.2 26.4 2.7 8.3
BB% 10.1 12.9 2.8 12 -0.9 -5.4
Swing % 46.8 43.8 -3 44.2 0.4 4.1
Whiff% 25.3 24.8 -0.5 28.6 3.8 3.6
In Zone % 46.5 46 -0.5 48.5 2.5 0.1
Out of Zone % 53.5 54 0.5 51.5 -2.5 -0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 26.3 21.9 -4.4 23.5 1.6 5.8
First Pitch Swing % 25.2 25.4 0.2 21.7 -3.7 3.5
First Pitch Strike % 57.6 56.7 -0.9 53.9 -2.8 6.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 327 176 53.8 .330 .371
2017 L 400 230 57.5 .292 .321
2018 L 285 201 70.5 .288 .238

Pitch Tempo