USF Baseball BIO
Ryan Valdes
Player Profile:
Ryan Valdes 1911660
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher/Outfielder
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 181
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
Other College: State College of Florida

Career Stats

Major: Health Science

AS A REDSHIRT-SENIOR (2017): Appeared in 23 games and made five starts…Finished with a team-best 9-1 record…Pitched to a 4.37 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 59.2 innings…Tossed a career-long 7.0 innings vs. Harvard on March 18…Matched a career high with seven strikeouts vs. Jacksonville on March 7, allowing just two hits and a walk in 5.0 scoreless innings…Six of the nine wins came out of the bullpen…Made first-career start in field, playing left at Memphis on April 21...Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 33rd round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on June 14. 

AS A SENIOR (2016): Appeared in five games (one in relief, two offensively and two as a defensive replacement) before incurring a season-ending injury...Threw 3.0 innings, earning the win, in the 11-10 Opening Day victory over Liberty (2/19)...Pinch hit against No. 11 Florida State (3/8). 

AS A JUNIOR (2015): Appeared in 23 games, including 11 starts…Went 5-4 with a 3.47 ERA…Struck out 73 batters in 83.0 innings…Held opponents to a .264 batting average…Placed second in AAC conference play in hits allowed (29) and fourth in runs allowed (14)…Recorded first win of the season with 5.2 scoreless innings in 1-0 win at Bethune-Cookman (3/11)…Struck out season-high seven batters in 6.0 innings against Houston (5/21)...Finished the season with five consecutive starts of 6.0+ innings each (5/2 to 5/30).

AS A SOPHOMORE AT STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, MANATEE-SARASOTA (2014): Appeared in 19 games, including six starts…Went 6-0 with a 2.03 ERA and five saves…Also played 52 games, totaling two home runs and 29 RBIs.

AS A FRESHMAN AT FLORIDA STATE (2013): Played 13 games…Was 0-for-7 offensively with a run scored.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letter winner for head coach Landy Faedo at Alonso HS…Was an All-America Honorable Mention and team MVP as a senior, hitting .355 with seven home runs and 18 RBIs…Batted .388 as a junior with five home runs and 14 RBIs.

PERSONAL: Born Ryan Thomas Valdes on Aug. 22, 1993 in Tampa, Fla. …Parents are Kim and Javier…Has one brother, Trevor.

VALDES' CAREER HIGHS (as of 6/4/17) 
Innings (Starter): 7.0 vs. Harvard (3/18/17)
Innings (Reliever):  4.0, 2x, last at Memphis (4/23/17)
Hits Allowed: 10, atNo. 3 Florida (5/30/15)
Runs: 6 at UCF (5/19/17)
Earned Runs: 6 at UCF (5/19/17)
Walks: 6 at UCF (5/2/15)

Strikeouts: 7, 2x, last vs. Jacksonville (3/7/17)

At Bats: 4 at Memphis (4/21/17)
RBI: 1 at Stetson (4/11/17)
Doubles: --
Triples: --
Home Runs: --
Walks: 1, 2x, last at UCF (5/1/15)
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. Houston (4/25/15)
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