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Jose Valverde
Birth Date:March 24, 1978 (37 years old)
Place of Birth:San Pedro de Macoris, DOM
Bats:R
Throws:R
Experience:12 years
Drafted:Signed by Arizona in 1997.
Scouting Report
Assets: Puts his massive frame behind a fastball that can reach the high 90s, and is equally effective against hitters from both sides of the plate. Never gets rattled.
Flaws: Will at times lose his composure, so saves can become a real adventure with him. While he gets out of trouble with aplomb, he makes life harder on himself than it needs to be.
Career Potential: Quality veteran closer.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
AL Rolaids Relief Man 2011
NL Rolaids Relief Man 2007
Delivery Man of the Year Award 2011
Named to the All-Star Game 2011, 2010, 2007