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Chris Valaika

Chris Valaika 1B

Iowa Cubs

  • Status: Free Agent
  • Full Name: Christopher Andrew Valaika
  • Age: 29 (August 14, 1985)
  • Birthplace: Santa Monica, CA
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 5' 11" Wt: 205
  • Draft: Round 3 (2006, CIN)
  • MLB Debut: 08/24/2010
  • School: UC Santa Barbara
  • Relationship(s): brother of Patrick Valaika
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Chris Valaika Career Stats

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Chris Valaika Awards and Honors

Chris Valaika  1B

  • Full Name: Christopher Andrew Valaika
  • Born: August 14, 1985
  • Age: 29
  • Birthplace: Santa Monica, CA
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 205
  • Draft: Round 3 (2006, CIN)
  • School: UC Santa Barbara
  • MLB Debut: 08/24/2010

Selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the third round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft ... member of the U.S. National Team, won gold medals at the Pan-Am Games in Santo Domingo and at the 2004 World University Championship in Taiwan ... in 2008 received the Chief Bender Award as the organization's Minor League Player of the Year ... played for the U.S. team in the 2008 XM All-Star Futures Game at Yankee Stadium ... added to the Reds' 40-man roster on 11/20/09 ... recalled by the Reds on 8/24/10, when Jim Edmonds went on the disabled list ... that night at SF made his Major League debut ... pinch hit and singled on first pitch from Santiago Casilla.