#7 - Michael Valadez
2012 Season
B
R
T
R
HT
6'1"
WT
210
BIRTHDATE
5/31/1986
LAST TEAM
Gary (American Association)
RESIDES
Los Angeles, Calif.
STATUS
Experienced
Michael Valadez

Valadez, a key member of Jamie Bennett’s back-to-back championship teams in 2013 and 2014, returns for his fifth and final season in Schaumburg as the Boomers all-time leader in hits (254) and games played (294).  The veteran catcher appeared in 78 games for the Boomers in 2015, batting .232 with three home runs and 23 RBI’s, securing his third Frontier League all-star nod. In 2014, the former Cleveland Indians farmhand batted .255 with nine doubles and 49 RBI’s.  Prior to joining the Boomers in 2012, Valadez spent the 2010-11 seasons with Boomers owners Pat and Lindy Salvi’s other minor league baseball club, the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the American Association. The Pasadena, California native will celebrate his 30th birthday on May 31st when the Boomers take on the Florence Freedom at Boomers Stadium.

C MICHAEL VALADEZ STATISTICS

2012 Season
Catchers
44 Ty NelsonR
7 Mike ValadezR