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Pat Valaika

Pat Valaika 3B

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Patrick Ryne Valaika
  • Age: 27 (September 9, 1992)
  • Birthplace: Valencia, CA
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 5' 11" Wt: 210
  • Draft: Round 9 (2013, COL)
  • MLB Debut: 09/06/2016
  • School: UCLA
  • Relationship(s): brother of Chris Valaika, brother of Matt Valaika, brother of Nick Valaika
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Pat Valaika Stats Summary

Pat Valaika Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
February 11, 2020 Baltimore Orioles sent 3B Pat Valaika outright to Norfolk Tides.
January 30, 2020 Baltimore Orioles claimed Pat Valaika off waivers from Arizona Diamondbacks.
January 27, 2020 Arizona Diamondbacks designated 3B Pat Valaika for assignment.
January 16, 2020 Arizona Diamondbacks claimed 3B Pat Valaika off waivers from Baltimore Orioles.
January 10, 2020 Baltimore Orioles designated 3B Pat Valaika for assignment.
October 30, 2019 Baltimore Orioles claimed 3B Pat Valaika off waivers from Colorado Rockies.
September 1, 2019 Colorado Rockies recalled 3B Pat Valaika from Albuquerque Isotopes.
July 13, 2019 Colorado Rockies optioned 3B Pat Valaika to Albuquerque Isotopes.
June 18, 2019 Colorado Rockies recalled Pat Valaika from Albuquerque Isotopes.
May 17, 2019 Colorado Rockies optioned 3B Pat Valaika to Albuquerque Isotopes.
May 14, 2019 Colorado Rockies recalled Pat Valaika from Albuquerque Isotopes.
April 23, 2019 Colorado Rockies optioned 3B Pat Valaika to Albuquerque Isotopes.
April 1, 2019 Colorado Rockies recalled Pat Valaika from Albuquerque Isotopes.
March 23, 2019 Colorado Rockies optioned 3B Pat Valaika to Albuquerque Isotopes.
September 1, 2018 Colorado Rockies recalled 3B Pat Valaika from Albuquerque Isotopes.
August 18, 2018 Colorado Rockies optioned 3B Pat Valaika to Albuquerque Isotopes.
June 23, 2018 Colorado Rockies recalled Pat Valaika from Albuquerque Isotopes.
May 26, 2018 Colorado Rockies optioned 1B Pat Valaika to Albuquerque Isotopes.
May 14, 2018 Colorado Rockies recalled Pat Valaika from Albuquerque Isotopes.
May 8, 2018 Colorado Rockies optioned 1B Pat Valaika to Albuquerque Isotopes.
April 18, 2017 Colorado Rockies recalled Pat Valaika from Albuquerque Isotopes.
March 31, 2017 Colorado Rockies optioned 3B Pat Valaika to Albuquerque Isotopes.
September 6, 2016 Colorado Rockies selected the contract of Pat Valaika from Albuquerque Isotopes.
August 7, 2016 SS Pat Valaika assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes from Hartford Yard Goats.
March 11, 2016 SS Pat Valaika assigned to Colorado Rockies.
April 8, 2015 SS Pat Valaika assigned to New Britain Rock Cats from Modesto Nuts.
March 5, 2015 SS Pat Valaika assigned to Colorado Rockies.
May 19, 2014 SS Pat Valaika assigned to Modesto Nuts from Asheville Tourists.
March 31, 2014 SS Patrick Valaika assigned to Asheville Tourists from Tri-City Dust Devils.
March 5, 2014 IF Patrick Valaika assigned to Colorado Rockies.
July 2, 2013 SS Patrick Valaika assigned to Tri-City Dust Devils.
July 1, 2013 Colorado Rockies signed SS Patrick Valaika.
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Pat Valaika Awards and Honors

Pat Valaika  3B

Pat Valaika
  • Full Name: Patrick Ryne Valaika
  • Born: September 9, 1992
  • Age: 27
  • Birthplace: Valencia, CA
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 210
  • Draft: Round 9 (2013, COL)
  • School: UCLA
  • MLB Debut: 09/06/2016

2019
♦ Played over half the season with Triple-A Albuquerque while appearing in 40 games for Colorado. Batted .320 in the Pacific Coast League while hitting just .190 with Colorado.
♦ Led the Isotopes in slugging percentage with .589. Also finished third in batting average, home runs (22) and RBI (75) among Albuquerque players, as well as finishing with the 
fifth -best batting average and fifth most home runs and RBI among Rockies minor leaguers.
♦ Began season with the Rockies and made seven different stints with Colorado. Recorded just two hits in 15 games in first stint with the Rockies.
♦ Snapped an 0-30 Major League hitless streak on 6/28 vs Los Angeles-NL, hitting a home run and then a single after entering the contest as a pinch hitter.
♦ Totaled two hits the next game (6/29) for first back-to-back multi-hit Major League games.
♦ Named a mid-season All-Star in the Pacific Coast League. batted .339 with 12 doubles, 
16 home runs and 39 RBI in 44 games with Albuquerque before the All-Star game.
♦ Totaled 23 home runs in the season (22 with Albuquerque), a career-high.
♦ Set a career-high in hits with five on 7/14 at El Paso while also scoring two runs and hitting two home runs with six runs batted in. Finished with three or more hits in 10 games.
♦ Recorded first career Major League triple on 9/13 vs San Francisco.
♦ Ended a Rockies 24 at-bat hitless streak in pinch hit situations on 9/17 vs New York-NL.
♦ Played in every infield position for both Albuquerque and Colorado in the season.
♦ Batted .350 (14-40) in 22 games at Coors Field while hitting just .026 (1-39) in 18 road games with the Rockies. Also batted .343 in 39 road games with Albuquerque.
♦ Improved from a .128 average before the All-Star break with Colorado to a .281 batting average after the All-Star break in 14 games the Rockies.
♦ Totaled 36 hits in 24 games with nine home runs for Albuquerque in May.


2018
♦ Made first career Opening Day roster with Colorado and spent most of the season with the Rockies, batting .156 with five doubles for Colorado. Played in 37 games and batted .216 with four doubles, eight home runs and 20 RBI with the Isotopes.
♦ Rockies went 17-8 in the games he started, including a win in final 11 starts.
♦ Pinch-hit in the 10th inning of the National League Wild Card Game at Chicago-NL.
♦ Best month was in July where he batted .250 with six hits in 10 games for Colorado.
♦ Started in every infield position for Colorado and made at least eight starts in every infield position with Albuquerque on the season.


2017
♦ Began season with Triple-A Albuquerque but was recalled by Colorado on 4/18 and 
remained with the Rockies throughout the season. Batted .258 with 11 doubles, 
13 home runs and 40 RBI in 110 games with Colorado.
♦ Led Major League Baseball in several pinch-hit categories, including RBI (16), runs (12), extra-base hits (12) and doubles (8). Also totaled four pinch-hit home runs.
♦ Batted .328 (19-58) in 66 pinch-hit appearances. His 16 pinch-hit RBI were the most by any Major League rookie since the 1958 season.
♦ Finished July with a .364 batting average (12-33) with four home runs and 14 RBI.
♦ Hit for the cycle on 4/8 vs Salt Lake, totaling seven RBI with three runs scored in the game.
♦ Whacked a pinch-hit grand slam vs San Diego on 9/16.
♦ Hit a home run in consecutive pinch-hit appearances on 7/23 vs Pittsburgh and 7/24 at St. Louis, the second Colorado player to accomplish this feat (Mark Sweeney, 2004).


2016
♦ Played the full minor league season with Double-A Hartford and Triple-A Albuquerque. Made Major League debut on 9/6 vs San Francisco and finished with 13 appearances with Colorado as a September call-up. Batted .257 with 41 doubles and 80 RBI in the minors.
♦ Named a mid-season All-Star with Double-A Hartford and was also named an Organization All-Star for Colorado by MiLB.com.
♦ Recorded first Major League hit on 9/8 vs San Diego in first plate appearance.
♦ Hit first Major League home run on 9/24 at Los Angeles-NL, a solo home run.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
♦ Hit .235 in 124 games with Double-A New Britain with 25 doubles and eight home runs.
♦ Recorded a 22-game hitting streak for Single-A Asheville in 2014. Promoted to Single-A Modesto in 2014 where he played in 86 games with 47 RBI.
♦ Stole a career-high three bases on 5/15/14 vs Lexington.
♦ Whacked a triple in first professional game on 7/8/13 at Boise.

 

PERSONAL
♦ Selected by Baltimore off of waivers from Arizona on 1/30/20. Was originally claimed by Baltimore after the season on 10/30/19 and then claimed by Arizona from Baltimore later in the offseason, on 1/16/20. Selected by Colorado in the ninth round of the 2013 draft.
♦ Attended UCLA where he was part of the 2013 College World Series championship team. Batted .253 his junior season with 14 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 48 RBI. Also was a teammate of Cleveland pitcher Adam Plutko and Pittsburgh infielder Kevin Kramer.
♦ Played collegiate summer baseball in 2012 in the Cape Cod League with Chatham.
♦ Attended Hart High School in Santa Clarita, California, where he played three seasons of varsity baseball. Batted .313 his senior season with a home run, six doubles and 17 RBI. Other products from Hart High include Cincinnati pitcher Trevor Bauer (who also went to UCLA) and MLB Network host and World Series champion Kevin Millar.