Hometown: Alberta, Canada
PREVIOUS SCHOOL: Transferred from Parkland College where he played in 49 games, including 38 starts for the Cobras… Helped guide the Cobras to a 34-23 record batting .343 with seven doubles, three triples, two home runs and 38 RBI. Displayed great discipline at the plate, walking 38 times to boast a .478 on-base-percentage. Competed in the Ohio Valley Collegiate Baseball League during the summer where he hit .363 for the Railroaders in 29 games. Compiled 29 hits, eight doubles, one triple, three homers, scored 24 runs and finished with 23 RBI. Completed the summer with 30 walks to finish with a .560 on-base-percentage.
PERSONAL: Son of Ramon and Susan Valdez…Has a younger brother Roberto…Majoring in exercise physiology.