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Will Venable

31-Year-Old Outfielder – San Diego Padres

2014 Stats

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.211

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0

RBI

2

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6

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0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Venable's 22-homer/22-steal performance was one of the most mind-boggling developments of 2013, as his batted-ball rates changed little outside of his HR/FB rate, which more than doubled from one year...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 205   DOB: 10/29/1982   BORN: Greenbrae, CA   COLLEGE: Princeton   DRAFTED: 7th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Will Venable Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year contract with the Padres in September of 2013.

April 21, 2014  –  Will Venable News

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Will Venable Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 23 A A 124 527 472 86 148 50 34 5 11 91 18 5 55 81 0 0 0 .314 .389 .477 .866
2007 24 AA SAN 134 572 515 66 143 30 19 3 8 68 21 2 38 84 5 4 10 .278 .337 .373 .710
2008 25 AAA POR 120 496 442 70 129 44 26 4 14 58 7 3 44 103 3 2 5 .292 .361 .464 .825
2008 25 MAJ SDG 28 124 110 16 29 8 4 2 2 10 1 1 13 21 0 1 0 .264 .339 .391 .730
2009 26 AAA POR 53 226 200 33 52 25 10 3 12 30 1 0 20 46 1 3 2 .260 .329 .520 .849
2009 26 MAJ SDG 95 324 293 38 75 28 14 2 12 38 6 1 25 89 2 0 4 .256 .323 .440 .763
2010 27 A+ Lak 5 18 14 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 8 0 0 0 .071 .278 .143 .421
2010 27 AA San 2 8 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
2010 27 MAJ SDG 131 445 392 60 96 31 11 7 13 51 29 7 45 128 0 5 3 .245 .324 .408 .732
2011 28 AAA Tuc 14 64 58 14 16 8 3 2 3 11 3 0 5 13 0 1 0 .276 .328 .552 .880
2011 28 MAJ SD 121 411 370 49 91 30 14 7 9 44 26 3 31 92 1 4 5 .246 .310 .395 .705
2012 29 MAJ SD 148 470 417 62 110 43 26 8 9 45 24 6 41 94 5 2 5 .264 .335 .429 .764
2013 30 MAJ SD 151 515 481 64 129 52 22 8 22 53 22 6 29 118 2 1 2 .268 .312 .484 .796
2014 31 MAJ SD 22 77 76 6 16 5 4 1 0 2 0 1 1 23 0 0 0 .211 .221 .289 .510
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Will Venable
3-Year Averages MAJ   140 463 422 58 110 40 20 7 13 47 24 5 33 101 2 2 4 .261 .319 .434 .753
Career  (View All) MAJ   696 2366 2139 295 546 197 95 35 67 243 108 25 185 565 10 13 19 .255 .318 .426 .745

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Will Venable Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 23 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .221 .289 .510
Apr. 22 @Mil 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .219 .292 .511
Apr. 21 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .235 .313 .548
Apr. 20 SF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .246 .328 .574
Apr. 19 SF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .246 .333 .579
Apr. 18 SF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .228 .304 .532
Apr. 17 Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .222 .302 .524
Apr. 16 Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .235 .320 .555
Apr. 15 Col 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .224 .240 .327 .567
Apr. 14 Col 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .213 .283 .496
Apr. 13 Det 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .163 .182 .209 .391
Apr. 12 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .175 .179 .354
Apr. 11 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .194 .200 .394
Apr. 9 @Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .219 .226 .445
Apr. 9 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .226 .233 .459
Apr. 8 @Cle 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .259 .269 .528
Apr. 8 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 7 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 6 @Mia 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .227 .190 .417
Apr. 5 @Mia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .222 .176 .398
Apr. 4 @Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Apr. 2 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .273 .273 .546
Apr. 1 LAD 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .429 .429 .858
Mar. 30 LAD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Last 7 Days 26 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .192 .231 .423
Last 14 Days 46 4 10 3 1 0 2 0 13 0 1 0 0 0 .217 .217 .326 .543
Last 30 Days 76 6 16 4 1 0 2 1 23 0 1 0 0 0 .211 .221 .289 .510

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Will Venable: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 22 18 10
2013 143 80 97
2012 135 10 21 114
2011 109 7 14 91
2010 1 121 23 25 89
2009 81 6 16 68

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Will Venable Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013105146152.276.524.833
2012655170.231.369.684
2011464042.174.196.436

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201337650163820.266.473.786
20123525783824.270.440.780
20113244594024.256.423.742

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201323635153415.271.530.860
20121972921511.239.340.641
2011170196248.218.394.697

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013245297197.265.441.734
20122203373013.286.509.875
20112003032018.270.395.711
Will Venable Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 23 A A 527 472 10.4% 15.4% 0.68 83% .361 .163
2007 24 AA SAN 572 515 6.6% 14.7% 0.45 84% .319 .095
2008 25 AAA POR 496 442 8.9% 20.8% 0.43 77% .354 .172
2008 25 MAJ SDG 124 110 10.5% 16.9% 0.62 81% .310 .127
2009 26 AAA POR 226 200 8.8% 20.4% 0.43 77% .282 .260
2009 26 MAJ SDG 324 293 7.7% 27.5% 0.28 70% .328 .184
2010 27 A+ Lak 18 14 22.2% 44.4% 0.50 43% .167 .072
2010 27 AA San 8 6 25% 25% 1.00 67% .500 .000
2010 27 MAJ SDG 445 392 10.1% 28.8% 0.35 67% .331 .163
2011 28 AAA Tuc 64 58 7.8% 20.3% 0.38 78% .310 .276
2011 28 MAJ SD 411 370 7.5% 22.4% 0.34 75% .305 .149
2012 29 MAJ SD 470 417 8.7% 20% 0.44 77% .322 .165
2013 30 MAJ SD 515 481 5.6% 22.9% 0.25 75% .314 .216
2014 31 MAJ SD 77 76 1.3% 29.9% 0.04 70% .302 .078
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Will Venable
3-Year Averages MAJ   463 422 7.1% 21.8% 0.33 76% .315 .173
Career MAJ   2366 2139 7.8% 23.9% 0.33 74% .318 .171

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2014 Stat Review for Will Venable    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.211 AVG
TERRIBLE
70% Contact Rate
POOR
.302 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.289 SLG
TERRIBLE
.078 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.04 BB/K
TERRIBLE
1.3% BB Rate
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29.9% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.510 OPS
TERRIBLE
.221 OBP
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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Will Venable (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alex White HOU 9 5 1 3 0 2 0 .556 1.556 2.056
Johnny Cueto CIN 9 5 2 5 1 2 0 .556 1.222 1.822
Lance Lynn STL 7 4 1 1 0 0 0 .571 1.143 1.714
Jeff Samardzija CHI-N 11 5 1 3 3 2 0 .455 1.000 1.571
Brad Lincoln PHI 6 4 0 3 0 1 1 .667 .833 1.500
Travis Wood CHI-N 7 2 2 2 0 1 0 .286 1.143 1.429
Tommy Hanson CHI-A 11 5 1 2 3 2 0 .455 .818 1.418
Manny Parra CIN 7 3 1 2 0 1 0 .429 .857 1.357
Jered Weaver ANA 6 2 1 1 0 1 0 .333 1.000 1.333
Scott Elbert LA 6 4 0 1 0 2 0 .667 .667 1.333

Worst Matchups for Will Venable (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Lucas Harrell HOU 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .143 .286
Javier Lopez SF 10 1 0 1 0 2 0 .100 .100 .200
Mike Pelfrey MIN 12 1 0 0 0 2 0 .083 .083 .167
Jordan Zimmermann WAS 13 1 0 0 0 3 1 .077 .077 .154
Brian Wilson LA 6 0 0 1 1 3 0 .000 .000 .125
Javy Guerra CHI-A 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Paco Rodriguez LA 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Charlie Morton PIT 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Billy Buckner SD 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Capuano BOS 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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Will Venable: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Venable is not in the Padres' lineup Wednesday, the Padres' official Twitter feed reports.

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Venable went 2-for-3 for the second straight game against the Rockies on Tuesday. He scored a run and was also caught stealing in the 3-2 loss.

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Venable is out of the lineup for the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Indians.

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Venable went 1-for-4 with a run scored during Sunday's victory at Miami.

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Venable (back) is starting in center field and batting seventh Sunday against the Dodgers, NBC San Diego's Derek Togerson reports.

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Venable (back) is expected to be healthy enough to play Sunday night against the Dodgers but may sit in favor of Tommy Medica with lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu on the mound, the Padres' official site reports.

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Venable was a late scratch from Friday's game due to a back issue, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribue reports.

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Venable has struggled this spring, hitting .200 (7-for-35) with seven strikeouts.

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Venable is out of the lineup Sunday for a second straight day.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Venable saw the overwhelming majority of his plate appearances in 2012 come against right-handed pitchers, which at this point in his career should be nothing new, as he is a lefty that owns a .261/.330/.441 batting line against them. This doesn't sound all that impressive because it's not and Venable is not when it comes to hitting. He does not have a mature eye at the plate, though he often struggles to make contact, and has power that leaves much to be desired. Yet despite all of this, Venable is an intriguing player because of the speed he possess as he has stolen 79 bases over the last three seasons, a mark that puts him seventh in the National League over that span. At 30 years old, his speed should persist and 2013 should again be a season where he helps owners in that one category, while hitting in a platoon role.

2012

Until he learns to make the necessary adjustments to his plate discipline and hit better against left-handed pitching, Venable will probably never be more than just a platooning outfielder in 2012. He swings at far too many pitches outside the zone and has posted a career 12.0 swinging-strike percentage over a four-year span. His contact rate improved slightly in 2011, but between a 22.4 percent strikeout rate and a walk rate of just 7.5 percent, his OBP dropped to a career-worst .310. His biggest asset right now is his speed, having swiped 55 bases with an 84.6 percent success rate, but without any real power or decent on-base skills, his fantasy upside becomes limited.

2011

Venable had a very useful 2010 season for fantasy owners. The speed that he showed in Single-A and Double-A resurfaced as he stole 29 bases. That speed came at a price as he hit for a .245 batting average and struck out in nearly one-third of his at-bats. He also managed to hit 13 homers, which was in line with the power he had shown before. If he learned some plate discipline, Venable could become someone that owners could count on to do a little bit of everything. As is, he probably belongs in a platoon against tough righties (.259/.331/.451 career).

2010

Venable was exposed a bit as a regular last season, with his strikeout rate spiking as his walk rate plummeted. With an idea at the plate, decent power and enough speed to get by, he's a classic fourth outfielder, and might even have an argument as a platoon cornerman: career .258/.327/.477 vs. RHP in a pitchers' home park. Look for him to play a bit more this season and produce slightly better numbers.

2009

The athletic Venable was called up in late August and made his major league debut for the Padres. He has the tools to be a reserve outfielder, though he did not run as much in 2008 as he did in 2007. His speed and defensive ability will get him more looks in the majors, but his marginal power will restrict him to mostly utility duty.

2008

Venable could win a reserve outfield job with the Padres in 2008. More likely, he will spend the year at Triple-A Portland. Venable's best attribute is his speed (21 steals in 23 chances at Double-A in 2007). He hits for a decent average and can fill the gaps, although he doesn't have much power. Venable is still a raw talent with little organized baseball experience. He could continue to grow, but at this point, his ceiling appears to be a backup role.

2007

Venable will probably begin 2007 in High-A or Double-A. He led the 2006-07 Hawaiian Winter League with a .330 average. Venable did not fully shift his focus from basketball to baseball until 2006, so he is a raw talent with a lot of potential. Venable possesses gap-to-gap power and has good speed.