Wilson Antonio Valdez... Married, wife's name is Kamie; one
daughter, Veronika (3/19/05)... Graduated from Aliro
Paulino High School (DR)... Signed by: Arturo Defreites
and Fred Ferreira.
Made his third Opening Day roster
(2005 for Sea, 2007 for LAD)...made 74 starts for the
Phillies (33gs at 2B, 21gs at 3B, 20gs at SS)...hit .370
with RISP and 2 outs...from 7/29-8/29 reached base
safely in 15 consecutive games (.364obp)...in the 19-inning, 5-4 win vs the Reds on 5/25 at Citizens Bank
Park became the first Phillies position player ever to win a game as a pitcher and the Major Leagues' first
position player to start a game and then earn the win as a pitcher since Babe Ruth in 1921...on 1/17/12, while
still with the Phillies, avoided arbitration by signing a 1-year contract through the 2012 season.
Set career highs in every offensive category including
games (111), hits (86), runs (37), HR (4), RBI (35), BB (21),
XBH (23), TB (120) and SB (7) ... Made a career-high 88 starts: 50 at SS, 35 at 2nd base
and 3 at 3rd base; committed 3 errors in 397 total
chances (.992 fielding %) ... Was a non-roster invitee to Phillies spring training ... Began the season with Lehigh Valley (AAA) where he
hit .455 (10-22) over his first 5 games ... Had his contract selected from Lehigh Valley on 4/14
(Jimmy Rollins DL'd) ... Drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI double in the
11th inning, 4/28 at SF ... Was designated for assignment on 5/17 (Rollins
reinstated from DL) ... Was outrighted to Lehigh Valley on 5/21 and had his
contract selected the next day (Rollins DLfd 2nd time) ... Homered in back-to-back games, 6/19-20 vs MIN; had
just one HR in his previous 451 career AB ... Had a career-best 4 RBI, 6/29 at CIN ... Delivered a walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning, 7/29
vs ARI; also tied his career high with 3 hits that night ... Hit .352 (19-54) over his final 18 games ... Batted .400 (14-35) with RISP in his last 27 games;
overall, hit .298 (28-94) with RISP ... With the bases loaded, hit .412 (7-17), 13 RBI ... Played for Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Winter
Began the season with Columbus (AAA)...Traded to NYM for cash, 5/27...Made 23 starts at SS and also appeared at 3rd base,
2nd base and LF...His first start at SS, 5/30 vs FLA, was his first ML start
since 9/30/07 at SF...Had a career-high 3 RBI, 6/1 at PIT...Was designated for assignment on 6/22 and
outrighted to Buffalo (AAA) on 6/25...Batted .438 (14-32) over his final 9 games with Buffalo...Had his contract selected by NYM on 8/18...Tied his career high with 3 hits, 9/27 at FLA...Hit .345 (10-29) over his final 13 games with NYM...Played for Cibao in Dominican Winter League.
Split the season playing professionally between Korea and Japan...Stole a combined 17 bases between the
Made LAD's Opening Day roster...Had 3 hits in his debut with LAD, 4/7 at SF, which was
his first start since 2005...Was designated for assignment on 5/15 and joined Las
Vegas (AAA) on 5/25, where he appeared at shortstop,
3rd base, 2nd base, LF and CF...Hit a career-best .343 (124-361) for Las Vegas...Was recalled by LAD on 9/4 where he spent remainder
of the season.
Traded by the Kansas City Royals to the Dodgers on March 31 in exchange for Jarod
Was named the team MVP as voted on by the Las Vegas 51s coaching staff...
Named to the PCL All-Star Team on June 29...
Led all Dodger minor leaguers in runs (94) and hits (157)...
Appeared in 137 games and batted .297 (157-for-528) with 24 doubles, six home runs
and 53 RBI...
Led the 51s in walks (56), runs scored (94), stolen bases (26) and sacrifice bunts (14)...
Compiled 46 multiple-hit games, including six three-hit games, four four-hit games and
one five-hit contest...
Hit safely in 94 of 137 games...had a season-high eight-game hitting streak from July 23-
30, batting .455 (15-for-33) over that stretch...
Had six straight hits from June 1-2 vs. Sacramento, including a 5-for-6 day on June 1...
Played for Cibao in the Dominican Winter League and batted .333 in the postseason, the
third-best mark in the league...hit .263 with six RBI in 15 regular season games
Split the season between the Seattle and San Diego organizations, appearing at both the
Triple-A and Major League levels...
Batted .198 in 42 games for the Mariners and .231 in nine games for the Padres...
Appeared in 50 games at Triple-A Portland and batted .245 (38-for-155)...
Selected off waivers by the New York Mets from Chicago on March 30...
Waived the next day and was selected off waivers by the Seattle Mariners on April 1...
Traded by the Mariners to the San Diego Padres for Mike Bumstead and R.D. Spiehs on June 9...
Signed as a free agent with the Royals on Oct. 11.
Appeared in 19 games with the White Sox, going 10-43 (.233) with one home run and four RBI, after being
recalled from Class AAA Charlotte on 9/7 ... was acquired from Florida on 6/17 in exchange for pitcher Billy Koch
and cash considerations ... acquisition was recommended by Gary Pellant ... made nine starts at shortstop and
three at second base for the Sox ... hit .273 (6-22) vs. lefties and .190 (4-21) vs. right-handers ... hit .364 (8-22) at
home, compared to .095 (2-21) on the road ... was 1-3 (.333) as a pinch hitter ... went 0-3 in his major-league debut
on 9/7 at Texas ... collected his first major-league hit and RBI on 9/17 vs. Detroit (RBI single off Jeremy Robertson)
... hit .412 (7-17) in six games from 9/17-23 ... went 2-4 with a double and scored the winning run on 9/22 vs.
Minnesota ... hit his first major-league home run on 9/26 vs. Kansas City, a solo shot off Brian Anderson ... combined
to hit .311 (176-566) with four home runs, 40 RBI and 32 stolen bases in 136 games between Charlotte and Class
AAA Albuquerque (Marlins) ... started 134 games at shortstop ... began the season at Albuquerque, batting .319
(91-285) with two home runs and 25 RBI in 66 games ... compiled a nine-game hitting streak from 4/11-19 (.515,
17-33) ... collected 11 hits over three games from 5/20-22 ... hit .356 (48-135) in May ... batted .302 (85-281) at
Charlotte ... recorded 27 multihit efforts ... hit safely in nine straight games (.375, 15-40) from 7/26-8/4 and added
a pair of eight-game hitting streaks ... hit .359 (46-128) in July, but just .243 (27-111) in August and September
combined ... played in 23 games for Azucareros in the Dominican Winter League, batting .192 (14-73).
- Combined to play in a career-high 127 games between AA Carolina and AAA Albuquerque... posted an
overall batting average of .295 with 18 doubles, six triples, 32 RBI and 49 stolen bases.
- Began the year at Carolina and hit .313 in 37 games... had his first season-high 14-game hit streak of the
season, from April 12-27 (.381, 24x63)... posted four hits on April 16 at Chattanooga.
- Swiped 16 bases with Carolina, including seven in a row to open the season.
- Joined AAA Albuquerque on May 18 and hit .287 with 18 RBI in 90 games... led the Isotopes with 33 steals
in 42 attempts... included eight straight successful steals, from June 15-30... recorded a stolen base in a
team-record three straight games, June 5-7... also set a team mark with three steals on July 6 at Iowa.
- Hit in eight of his first nine AAA games (.412), including three-hit games on May 21, 22 and 23.
- Had five hit streaks of six games or more at AAA, including a season-high 14-game streak from June
18-July 2 (.364, 20x55)... the streak was part of a 24-game stretch (June 6-July 2), when he hit in 22,
batting .340 (32x94)... hit in 13 of his final 14 games (.368), broken into six and seven-game streaks.
- Had a season-high four hits on August 20 at Iowa... hit .296 vs. RHP and .259 vs. LHP as an Isotope... hit
.311 in May, .317 in June and .309 in August... named Isotopes Defensive Player of the Year.
- Hit .298 with nine RBI in 29 regular season games and .357 in four postseason contests for Gigantes in the
Dominican Republic during the offseason.
- spent his first season in the Marlins' organization, hitting .261 with 19 doubles, five triples, one homer and 30 RBI in 114 games at AA Portland... batted .327 vs. left-handed pitchers and .236 vs. right-handers.
- hit in 22 of his first 30 games, batting .305 over that span... collected two of his five season-high three-hit games over that stretch, going 3x4 on April 20 at Trenton and 3x5 with a RBI on May 10 at Erie... included a season-high seven-game hitting streak, from April 23-May 1 (.391, 9x23)
- also had three hits on May 29 at Binghamton, July 30 vs. New Britain, August 10 at New Haven and August 27 vs. Binghamton.
- hit his lone home run of the year on June 13 vs. Harrisburg.
- collected a season-best three RBI on August 27 vs. Binghamton as he went 3x4 with two runs scored...
followed that contest with a two-RBI game on August 28 (his fourth multi-RBI game of the season), as he went 1x3 with a triple vs. the Mets.
Split the season between Montreal's Single-A Clinton and Jupiter...
Had a 10-game hitting streak for Clinton from Apr. 20-May 1...
Promoted to Jupiter on June 16.
Began the season with Single-A Cape Fear, before being sent to extended Spring Training...
Joined Advanced Rookie Vermont for the start of the New York Penn League...led all shortstops in putouts (136) and double.
plays (51) in 65 games.
Opened up with the Gulf Coast Leage Expos and was promoted to Vermont after hitting .293 in 22 games...
Hit .246 with a homer and 10 RBI in 36 contests for Vermont.
Played in the Dominican Republic Summer League for the Dominican Expos.
Began his professional career with Montreal in the 1997 season with the Dominican Expos.