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Christian Villanueva

26-Year-Old Third Baseman – San Diego Padres

2017 Stats

AVG

.344

HR

4

RBI

7

R

5

SB

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Once the 2017 season rolls around, more than a year will have elapsed since Villanueva last took the field. However, he'd shown improvement in his last minor league showing, which came at Triple-A Iow...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 210   DOB: 6/19/1991   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Christian Villanueva Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Padres in December of 2016.

September 27, 2017  –  Christian Villanueva News

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Villanueva started at third and went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

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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 MYR 100 425 375 45 107 30 19 1 10 59 9 9 24 83 1 5 20 .285 .356 .421 .777
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
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
2017 26 AAA EL 109 454 398 69 118 50 28 2 20 86 4 2 43 83 1 6 6 .296 .369 .528 .897
2017 26 MAJ SD 12 32 32 5 11 5 1 0 4 7 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 .344 .344 .750 1.094
Career  (View All)     12 32 32 5 11 5 1 0 4 7 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 .344 .344 .750 1.094

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

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Christian Villanueva Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 30 @SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .344 .750 1.094
Sep. 29 @SF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .357 .821 1.178
Sep. 27 @LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .778 1.111
Sep. 26 @LAD 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .391 .391 .913 1.304
Sep. 25 @LAD 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .368 .368 .842 1.210
Sep. 24 Col 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .833 1.166
Sep. 23 Col 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .357 .786 1.143
Sep. 22 Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .308 .769 1.077
Sep. 21 Col 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .833 1.166
Sep. 20 Ari 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .625 .875
Sep. 19 Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Sep. 18 Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Sep. 17 @Col Did not play.
Last 7 Games 18 2 6 1 0 2 3 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .722 1.055
Last 14 Games 32 5 11 1 0 4 7 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .344 .750 1.094
Last 30 Games 32 5 11 1 0 4 7 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .344 .750 1.094

Christian Villanueva: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 9

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Christian Villanueva: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 35 1 91

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Christian Villanueva Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017133230.385.8461.231

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017192240.316.6841.000

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017184360.333.8331.167

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017141110.357.6431.000
Christian Villanueva vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .388 .117
2011 20 A HIC 529 467 7% 16.3% 0.43 82% .300 .187
2012 21 A MYR 425 375 5.6% 19.5% 0.29 78% .338 .136
2012 21 A+ DAY 95 84 10.5% 25.3% 0.42 71% .304 .202
2013 22 AA TEN 542 490 6.3% 21.6% 0.29 76% .303 .208
2014 23 AA TEN 259 234 7.3% 16.2% 0.45 82% .284 .137
2014 23 AAA IOW 248 223 8.5% 25.8% 0.33 71% .266 .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% .273 .178
2017 26 AAA EL 454 398 9.5% 18.3% 0.52 79% .326 .232
2017 26 MAJ SD 32 32 0% 31.3% 0.00 69% .389 .406
Career     32 32 0% 31.3% 0.00 69% .389 .406

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Christian Villanueva Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2017 3B 62 2 7 1 1 1 34 1 22 0 0 2 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2017 3B 0 0 -1 1 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Christian Villanueva    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
31.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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1.094 OPS
ELITE
.344 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.344 AVG
ELITE
.389 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.750 SLG
ELITE
.406 ISO
ELITE

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Christian Villanueva: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Villanueva went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Sunday's 8-4 loss to Colorado.

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Villanueva went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Rockies.

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Villanueva went 2-for-4 with his first major-league home run in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

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Villanueva had his contract purchased from Triple-A El Paso on Monday. He is starting at third base and batting sixth against the Diamondbacks.

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Villanueva was non-tendered by the Cubs on Friday and is now a free agent, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports.

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Villanueva (ankle) was activated from the 60-day DL on Monday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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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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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 in the minors last year, but he drove in 95 runs - including 88 for Triple-A Iowa - and had a much-improved 39:85 BB:K in 2015. His home-run power abandoned him in an injury-plagued 2014, but he bounced back with 20 home runs last year. No, he's not going to supplant Bryant, but the Cubs might find some use for him, either as a backup corner infielder or a decent trading chip.

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.