Justin Valdes

HS Grad 2003
Age 32 and 3 mos
Age on 2003 Draft 17 and 9 mos
Position(s) RHP  1B
Ht/Wt 6-1, 160 lb
B/T R/R
School  Dunedin Academy Prep
Hometown  Tampa, FL USA
Summer Team 
Fall Team 
MLB Draft 
Round 29 by Mets  in 2003
National Rank - Class of 2003 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2003
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FL State Rank - Class of 2003 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2003
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GPA
2.5
SAT
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ACT
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4 yr Commitment
Louisville 

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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
1/11/2003
Latest Showcase Report
2003 World Showcase   Jan 11, 2003
PG Grade: 10
Valdes is simply one of the best true pitchers in America. He may not receive the type of draft interest that his ability warrents due to being a "untall" RHP. Make no mistake, he is extra good and has a magical right arm. He was 90 in Ft Myers, but it was so easy he just looks like he has much more in him. He throws 3 very good pitches all in the MLB category. He gets lots of tight spin on his breaking ball in the 74 mph range. Once again it looks like he could throw it harder. His changeup is good too, but he really doesn't need it to dominate in high school. The heater shows uncommon life at times. It is one of the reasons you know theres more there. Without going out on a limb we can safely say that Valdes has college all american written all over him. We think he will pitch in the Big Leagues some day baring injury.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 90 mph
1/11/2003
80.49% Rank
best 95  avg 86
 (2003 class in 2003)

best 96  avg 84
 (2003 class)
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