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Danny Valencia

Valencia in 2011 at Target Field.
MLB Player information
NameDanny Valencia
PositionThird baseman
MLB debutJune 3, 2010 for the Minnesota Twins
Career statistics
Batting average.269
Home runs22
Runs batted in112
*Minnesota Twins (2010 present)

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Daniel Paul Valencia (born September 19, 1984, in Miami, Florida) is a third baseman for the Minnesota Twins.

In high school, he was all-county three times and all-state twice. In college, he was Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, second-team all-conference, and on his all-regional team. He was drafted while he was a junior at the University of Miami, by the Twins in the 19th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft, the 576th player overall.

In the minors, Valencia was an All-Star in the Appalachian League (2006), the Midwest League (2007), and the Florida State League (2008). He entered the 2010 season ranked as the sixth-best prospect of the Twins by Baseball America.

Valencia made his major league debut with the Twins in June 2010. He was named the third baseman on Baseball Americas 2010 All-Rookie Team, and on the 2010 Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team. In 2011, he led the Twins in RBIs, and led all major league third basemen in assists.

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