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Valera Doing It All

Valera has gotten on 55 times in 29 games so far

TAMPA, FL - Junior Valera is making a name for himself in his debut season in the United States as a strong leadoff hitter in the Gulf Coast League. Coming off his very first Spring Training States-side, Valera is using his time in the league to create consistency and develop a multitude of skills, and the results have shown.

He has gotten off to a strong start this year, hitting .340 with a .918 OPS through his first 29 games in the United States, thanks in large part to drawing 19 walks already. Throw in 12 stolen bases and there is a lot to like about his season so far. For his coach and manager, Valera’s season has maintained because of his ability to play smart as well as his overall speed and hitting...

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