Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Venezuela) on May 17, 2010 (STL).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|Hitting .314 in 117 games at Memphis (Triple-A) with eight home runs, 41 RBIs, 11 stolen bases, 22 doubles and six triples for a .368 OBA and .450 SLG.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Memphis on September 5 when rosters expanded.
MLB Debut Date: 09/05/17
|September 5, in an 8-4 win against the Padres. The starting second baseman, he batted seventh and went 0-for-4. In the second inning against left-handed starter Travis Wood he flew out to right field. In the third, against right-handed reliever Miguel Diaz, with two on and no one out, he flew out to center. In the fifith, with two out and no one one, he popped out to shortstop. In the eighth, against right-handed reliever Carter Capps, he led off the inning be grounding out to second.|
|A career .304 hitter in 797 games, Valera is a smart, patient and disciplined batter, as evidenced by a career 260/236 BB/K ratio. He made it up to Triple-A finally after spending all or part of three seasons at Springfield (Double-A), hitting .304 with 43 RBIs and 11 steals in 125 games between Springfield and Memphis in 2016, .251 (his lone sub-.300 season) with three home runs and 38 RBIs in 119 games between Palm Beach (High A) and Springfield in 2015 and .313 with 57 RBIs in 132 games between the same two spots the previous summer of 2014.|