After leading the Florida State League with a .336 batting average during the first half of 2008, Danny struggled his first few weeks at AA New Britain, before hitting very well the rest of the season. He finished with a respectable .289 average, blasting ten home runs in 266 at-bats.
Much like last year, Valencia got off to a slow start, but has turned it up a notch this week, which may be a shot in the arm for the Rock Cats. Danny was 7-17 this week, which equates to a .412 batting average. He had three multi hit games, three runs scored, a double, a triple, and two runs batted in. Danny is now hitting .298/.431/.447, with ten walks and 11 strikeouts in 47 at-bats.