Danny Valencia and the South Florida Suns (FL) were the Week 6 champions at Cooperstown Dreams Park in 1997.
Danny graduated from Spanish Community High School (Boca Raton, FL) where he was a three-time first-team All-Palm Beach County honoree and a three-year starter at shortstop on the diamond. He was named MVP his senior year (2003) and second-team All-State. Danny earned Offensive Player of the Year and second-team All-State his junior season (2002). He was also named MVP his sophomore year (2001).
Upon his high school graduation, Danny attended and played baseball at UNC Greensboro (Greensboro, NC). He was voted the SoCon Freshman of the Year by the conference media association and was a second-team All-Southern Conference selection. Danny transferred to the University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) to continue his education and baseball career. During his sophomore season, he started 58 of the 60 games and was named to the All-Regional team at first base.
Following his junior collegiate season, Danny was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 19th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut on June 3, 2010, for the Minnesota Twins. His professional baseball career continued for many years with several organizations: Minnesota Twins (2010–2012), Boston Red Sox (2012), Baltimore Orioles (2013), Kansas City Royals (2014), Toronto Blue Jays (2014–2015), Oakland Athletics (2015–2016), Seattle Mariners (2017), and Baltimore Orioles (2018).