Validating Valdez

Over his two seasons in Philadelphia, Wilson Valdez started exactly half of their regular season games. And they didn't lose a thing with him in the starting lineup, judging by their record in those games.

Here are the Phillies' records the last two years with Valdez in and out of the starting lineup:

  Valdez
       Starting
Valdez
      Non-Starting

Totals
2010
52-36
(.591)
45-29
(.608)
97-65
(.599)
2011 48-26
(.649)
54-34
(.614)
102-60
(.617
Totals
                
100-62
(.617)
99-63
(.611)
      199-125
(.614)

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