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Rochester Red Wings third basemen Danny Valencia
Most people consider Danny Valencia to be the epitome of what is wrong with the Minnesota Twins this season.
In his first full big league season in 2011, Valencia struggled mightily. Batting .246/.294./383 after posting .311/.351/.448 in his rookie season, everyone thought that he would come back with a great year.
That didn't happen. Through 27 games he was hitting .190/.204/.290 and had two errors. The errors, however, don't tell the story of how he was truly fielding. Every ball hit towards third base and every play Valencia had to make was always nerve-racking. Playing the field simply looked like it was too much for him to handle.
After his sophomore slump and poor start to the season, it was clear to see his confidence was basically shattered and there was no way for him to regain it playing for the Twins, so he was optioned to Triple-A.
It is true his current .268 batting average at Triple-A won't get him brought back to Minnesota anytime soon, but that doesn't mean there isn't potential for him to regain his confidence and become the offensive player that he is capable of being.