Valdez was named Best Batter in the NLA in 2002.
After hitting eight homers in 2000 and nine in 2001, Valdez added one more and hit a league-leading 10 homers in 2002, giving him a total of 68 with the Challengers, second only behind Landis' 80.
Valdez' double in the third inning against the Therwil Flyers was his 250th hit with the Challengers in the NLA (second on the all-time list).
Valdez has tied Enrico Zingg for 2nd place on the Challengers alltime list for hits with 239. Landis is first with 425.
Valdez scored his 200th run for the Challengers as he crossed the plate in the fifth inning against the Zürich Barracudas.
Valdez' homer against the Sissach Frogs was his 60th of his NLA-career with the Challengers.
Valdez hit solo homers in both the fourth and fifth innings against the Embrach Rainbows to give him three homers in the doubleheader.
Valdez' sac fly against the Embrach Rainbows tied the club record for most sacrifices in a single season at 18.
Valdez got his 200th NLA-hit in the third inning against the Zurich Barracudas with a double.
Valdez moved past Saentis Zeller into fifth place on the Challengers' alltime list for hits by getting his career 187th hit against the Embrach Rainbows.
Valdez' homer against the Reussbuhl Eagles was his 50th with the Challengers.