07/29/2008 - Under Armour Southwest Regional Tournament - 2008 Valadez had a great weekend at the plate! He was on base 8 of 10 times and showed a knack for making things happen. He has a feel for the barrel making contact 9 out of 10 times. He uses all fields and stays through the ball well with good rhythm. In the future I would like to see him develop more strength and body control. On defense Valadez is a naturally athletic fielder. He stays low with fluid actions, good range and easy footwork. He can be a little sloppy with his glove and needs to polish his angles to the ball but he has plenty of time to develop.