Marc Valdes
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Valdes with the Binghamton Mets in 2011
Pitcher
Born: (1971-12-20) December 20, 1971 (age 50)
Dayton, Ohio
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: August 28, 1995, for the Florida Marlins
NPB: March 31, 2002, for the Hanshin Tigers
Last appearance
MLB: June 22, 2001, for the Atlanta Braves
NPB: October 24, 2004, for the Chunichi Dragons
MLB statistics
Win–loss record12–15
Earned run average4.95
Strikeouts135
NPB statistics
Win–loss record5–7
Earned run average3.15
Strikeouts94
Teams

Marc Christopher Valdes (born December 20, 1971) is a former American professional baseball pitcher and current pitching coach for the St. Lucie Mets. He played for the Florida Marlins, Montreal Expos, Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB), and the Hanshin Tigers and Chunichi Dragons of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) .

Career

Amateur career

Valdes was born in Dayton, Ohio. He attended Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida, and played for the Tampa Jesuit Tigers high school baseball team. He graduated in 1990.

He received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Joe Arnold's Florida Gators baseball team from 1991 to 1993.

Playing career

He played all or part of six seasons from 1995-2001 for the Florida Marlins, Montreal Expos, Houston Astros, and Atlanta Braves. He also played three seasons in Japan from 2002-2004 for the Hanshin Tigers and Chunichi Dragons.

Coaching career

From 2007-2008, Valdes was the pitching coach for the Rookie-level Kingsport Mets. On February 3, 2009, he was named the pitching coach for the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats. He was the pitching coach for the Binghamton Mets[1] before becoming the current pitching coach for the St. Lucie Mets.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Busy Cubs trade pitchers Hill, Wuertz". espn.com. Associated Press. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2009-02-02.
  2. ^ "Luis Rojas returns as St. Lucie Mets manager".