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Christian Villanueva

25-Year-Old Third Baseman – Chicago Cubs

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Kris Bryant zoomed past Villanueva on the organizational depth chart, but that doesn't mean there aren't some interesting things in Villanueva's skill set. The 24-year-old third baseman hit just .257 ...

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Ankle     EST. RETURN:  6/30/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 210   DOB: 6/19/1991
BORN: Guadalajara, Mexico   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: No  

May 3, 2016  –  Christian Villanueva News

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Villanueva (ankle) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Christian Villanueva 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
2010 19 R SUR 51 210 188 30 59 17 14 1 2 35 6 2 13 42 2 3 4 .314 .365 .431 .796
2011 20 A HIC 126 529 467 78 130 50 30 3 17 84 32 6 37 86 0 13 12 .278 .338 .465 .803
2012 21 A+ DAY 25 95 84 14 21 9 5 0 4 9 5 2 10 24 0 0 1 .250 .337 .452 .789
2012 21 A MYR 100 425 375 45 107 30 19 1 10 59 9 9 24 83 1 5 20 .285 .356 .421 .777
2013 22 AA TEN 133 542 490 60 128 62 41 2 19 72 5 7 34 117 3 6 9 .261 .317 .469 .786
2014 23 AA TEN 62 259 234 31 58 24 20 0 4 32 0 1 19 42 1 2 3 .248 .310 .385 .695
2014 23 AAA IOW 64 248 223 22 47 24 18 0 6 26 2 1 21 64 1 1 2 .211 .283 .372 .655
2015 24 AA TEN 6 28 24 5 5 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 .208 .321 .458 .779
2015 24 AAA IOW 123 508 455 56 118 43 23 2 18 88 2 3 35 80 4 9 5 .259 .313 .437 .750
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Christian Villanueva Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Christian Villanueva Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 19 R SUR 210 188 6.2% 20% 0.31 78% .396 .117
2011 20 A HIC 529 467 7% 16.3% 0.43 82% .310 .187
2012 21 A+ DAY 95 84 10.5% 25.3% 0.42 71% .304 .202
2012 21 A MYR 425 375 5.6% 19.5% 0.29 78% .344 .136
2013 22 AA TEN 542 490 6.3% 21.6% 0.29 76% .308 .208
2014 23 AA TEN 259 234 7.3% 16.2% 0.45 82% .287 .137
2014 23 AAA IOW 248 223 8.5% 25.8% 0.33 71% .268 .161
2015 24 AA TEN 28 24 14.3% 17.9% 0.80 79% .176 .250
2015 24 AAA IOW 508 455 6.9% 15.7% 0.44 82% .280 .178
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Christian Villanueva: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Villanueva (leg) has been placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to March 25, MLB.com reports.

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Villanueva suffered a broken right fibula in practice Sunday and is out for a few months, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Villanueva injured his ankle reaching for a high groundball Sunday and was sent to the hospital for X-rays, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Villanueva was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Monday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Villanueva homered for Double-A Tennessee on Thursday and is slashing .274/.349/.479 in 73 at-bats with the Smokies.

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Villanueva has been placed on the minor league DL with an undisclosed injury, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Villanueva, 22, is slashing .234/.294/.386 with four home runs, 18 RBI and two steals through 48 games for Triple-A Iowa this season.

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Villanueva was sent down to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Villanueva made a throwing error that led to a loss to the Rockies in Cactus League play Wednesday.

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2016

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2015

With 19 home runs and a .786 OPS with Double-A Tennessee in 2013, Villanueva came into 2014 with optimism. Unfortunately, his bat abandoned him at Triple-A Iowa, as he struck out 64 times and hit just six home runs in 64 games. He was sent back down to Tennessee and didn't fare much better, hitting four home runs in 234 at-bats. With Kris Bryant about ready to start his major league career at the hot corner, Villanueva will need to find another position - or organization - if he wants to make an impact in the big leagues.

2014

Villanueva spent the year with Double-A Tennessee and had 62 extra-base hits, but his 34:117 BB:K ratio indicates he still has some work to do at the plate. There are a lot of options for the hot corner in Chicago, and Kris Bryant is definitely the future at the position, but Villanueva could get to the majors first and might be able to find some success if he works on his batting eye.

2012

Villanueva made the Sally League All-Star team in his full-season debut, hitting .278/.338/.465, and is expected to play at High-A Myrtle Beach in 2012. He could switch positions, as Texas is well-stocked at third base with Adrian Beltre and Mike Olt.