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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 389 of 974 players
Valent
Eric Christian Valent
Born: April 4, 1977 at La Mirada, Cal.
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 6.00 Weight: 191

Eric Valent was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on November 14, 2006.

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First Mets game: April 6, 2004
Last Mets game: May 27, 2005





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JP
May 10, 2004
I would like to see this guy play a little bit more. He looks like he could be a good little hitter with some pop. Look, he is one of three players to hit 30 dingers in USC (I know, I know it is college). But the company he is with ain't bad, what is it McGwire and Troy Glaus? He's got a good, pull swing and I think could do some stuff for the Mets.

Anthony R.
August 6, 2004
Eighth Met to hit for the cycle in their 43 year history during last week's game in Montreal. A nice player with some pop in his bat, He could probably hit 18-70-.275 if he played everyday.

murphy
October 21, 2004
I was in my car listening to the game against the Expos on the radio when Gary Cohen announced that some lady would win a car if a Met hit for the cycle. I actually laughed, thinking she might as well have signed up for the contest where you win a car when Oprah Winfrey wins the Miss America pageant.

Of course, Valent proved me wrong yet again.

I still think about that lady and the odds of winning that car. I hope she appreciates it.

Mr. Sparkle
January 14, 2005
Who the hell is Eric Valent? That's what I was saying when he made the team. I'm usually up on prospects but must have missed the day they picked this guy up. He turned out to be an excellent bench player and was very exciting when he was in there. If he could only play middle infield we could get rid of Super Joe for good. Valent is a solid guy who will appreciate his job as a utility player. He might be an every day player but he might not. He fits perfectly for the Mets off the bench and hopefully will have a good year in 2005.

metsfan
February 3, 2005
About 8 years ago , I attended a Trenton Thunder game (before they were a Highlander farm team) against the Reading Phillies. As a promotion baseball cards were given out and one of the cards was that of Eric Valent. At the game that night was ex - Met Ed Charles who was sitting near us. He told me that this guy Valent is quite a prospect who someday will be a big star for the Phillies.

J. Kutkowski
April 25, 2005
Eric Valent was good enough to be considered along with Pat Burrell as Philadelphia's top prospects in 1998-99.

Valent is more of a contact hitter who can be streaky and does not really have a position, along the lines of a Ryan Thompson/Joe McEwing with a better upside and a better bat.

A year or two from now he'll be in the 30-100 .315- .320 line and be contending for the all-star team and maybe an MVP (maybe too confident here). I think he is as good as any prospect in baseball right now.

Phil Thiegou
July 12, 2005
I first met Eric after a game against the Phillies down in Philly. He was with his wife and carrying his newborn son. I figured he wasn't going to sign any autographs, then someone asked for an autograph and he gave his son to his wife and started signing. I went up to him and said, "Mr. Valent, can I have your autograph please?" He said, "Sure." And I said, "No I want Christian's (his son's name) autograph, not yours." He and his wife got a kick out of it.

I met him a couple of times after that and he was really nice all the time, not just to me, but others as well. I asked him if he or Kareem Abdul- Jabbar was the best athlete to come out of UCLA. Again, he got a kick out of it. It's a shame the Mets cut him. He is a real class act. Hopefully, he will charm the fans of whatever team he plays for next.

Michael
April 3, 2009
What a weird career Eric had. He was a top prospect with Philly. Then we picked him up off the scrapheap, had a very productive role as a part-timer in 2004, got off to a bad start in 2005...and never played in the majors again.

Normally top prospects who show they can do it in the bigs (as he did in 2004) don't just fall off the face of the earth. Weird.









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