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Oscar Villarreal

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 190   DOB: 11/22/1981   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Oscar Villarreal Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox in December 2012.

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Oscar Villarreal Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 22 AAA TUC 6 5 0 10.7 20 17 3 12 4 0 2 0 14.34 2.25
2005 23 AAA TUC 12 8 0 17.3 19 10 1 8 4 0 3 0 5.19 1.33
2005 23 MAJ ARI 11 0 0 13.7 11 8 2 5 6 2 0 0 5.27 1.24
2006 24 MAJ ATL 58 4 0 92.3 93 37 13 55 27 9 1 0 3.61 1.30
2007 25 MAJ ATL 51 0 0 76.3 75 36 6 58 32 2 2 1 4.24 1.40
2008 26 AAA TAC 5 0 0 9.7 7 5 2 11 4 1 0 1 4.66 1.14
2008 26 AAA COL 8 3 0 22.7 24 14 3 18 11 1 1 1 5.56 1.54
2008 26 MAJ HOU 35 0 0 37.7 42 21 12 21 17 1 3 0 5.02 1.57
2010 28 AAA LEH 49 0 0 58.1 55 29 7 43 26 4 3 1 0 0 4.47 1.39
2011 29 AAA ALB 2 0 0 2.2 5 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.75 2.27
2012 30 AAA NOR 37 2 0 68.2 62 22 1 49 27 3 4 1 0 0 2.88 1.30
2013 31 AAA PAW 14 0 0 24.1 23 12 2 23 9 4 2 0 0 0 4.44 1.33
Career  (View All)     258 5 0 336.0 326 144 42 236 135 24 15 1 3.86 1.37

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Oscar Villarreal Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Oscar Villarreal Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 22 AAA TUC 6 5 10.7 10.12 3.37 3.00 2.53 33.3% 14.34 5.73 .485
2005 23 AAA TUC 12 8 17.3 4.15 2.08 2.00 0.52 59.1% 5.19 3.72 .306
2005 23 MAJ ARI 11 0 13.7 3.29 3.95 0.83 1.32 60% 5.27 5.73 .212
2006 24 MAJ ATL 58 4 92.3 5.36 2.63 2.04 1.27 1.24 77.6% 3.61 4.75 .280
2007 25 MAJ ATL 51 0 76.3 6.84 3.77 1.81 0.71 1.30 70.3% 4.24 4.00 .305
2008 26 AAA TAC 5 0 9.7 10.24 3.72 2.75 1.86 66.7% 4.66 4.86 .235
2008 26 AAA COL 8 3 22.7 7.15 4.37 1.64 1.19 65.6% 5.56 4.79 .314
2008 26 MAJ HOU 35 0 37.7 5.02 4.06 1.24 2.87 1.14 80.9% 90.0 MPH 5.02 7.63 .260
2010 28 AAA LEH 49 0 58.1 6.66 4.03 1.65 1.08 70.3% 4.47 4.84 .284
2011 29 AAA ALB 2 0 2.2 12.27 0.00 0.00 4.09 75% 6.75 6.38 .555
2012 30 AAA NOR 37 2 68.2 6.47 3.56 1.81 0.13 76.1% 2.88 3.32 .299
2013 31 AAA PAW 14 0 24.1 8.59 3.36 2.56 0.75 66.7% 4.44 3.74 .318
Career     258 5 336.0 6.32 3.62 1.75 1.13 75.7% 3.86 4.67 .285

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Oscar Villarreal: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Villarreal was reassigned to minor-league camp Thursday, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

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Villarreal has signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Villarreal has been reassigned to minor league camp, mlb.com reports.

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Villarreal agreed to a minor league contract with the Orioles and will receive an invitation to spring training, MASN Sports reports.

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The Dodgers reassigned Villarreal to minor league camp Tuesday, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Villarreal agreed to a minor league contract with the Dodgers on Tuesday, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports.

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Villarreal agreed to a minor league contract with the Phillies on Thursday, Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse reports.

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Villarreal (elbow) was sent to Kansas City's minor league camp.

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Villarreal, who has been dealing with elbow soreness recently, will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Oscar Villarreal.

2008

After toying with the idea of converting him to a starter in 2006, the Braves kept Villarreal in a middle relief role last season and he started strong with a 3.78 ERA and 44:17 K:BB ratio before the All-Star break. But he ran out of gas in the second half with a 5.02 ERA and 14:15 K:BB ratio. There's not a lot to get excited about with Villarreal as he doesn't strike out enough batters to become a dominant reliever nor does he have good enough control to thrive as a starter. However, he could become a primary set-up man to Jose Valverde after being traded to the Astros.

2007

Villarreal revived his career last season after he struggled in 2005 with a strained rotator cuff. He started out strong with seven wins as the primary set-up man for the Braves, but in the second half Atlanta experimented with him in the rotation and he posted a 3.50 ERA in four starts. His role for 2007 is unclear as he could be given a shot as the fifth starter or used in middle relief. Despite his 3.61 ERA, his strikeout rate fell dramatically as he struck out just 5.4 batters per nine innings compared to 7.1 batters over his last three seasons in Arizona. He also allowed a career-high 13 home runs. Proceed with caution if he wins any sizable role as a result.

2006

Villarreal missed most of last year with a rotator cuff strain. The Diamondbacks admitted late last year that perhaps trying to make a starter out of him was a mistake. We'll see if the Braves will give him a chance to claim a role in the bullpen this spring. He was a monster in a set-up role in 2003, so if he's finally healthy, he'd make an impact.

2005

Villarreal missed nearly the entire season due to injury before having nerve transposition surgery in his forearm and a bone spur removed from his elbow in August. He should be healthy going into spring training where the D-Backs will probably slot him back into the set-up role he performed so well in during 2003. If the team can actually hit, that could lead to some vulture win potential.

2004

Villarreal came out of nowhere to knock John Patterson out of the Arizona rotation at the very end of spring training. After one start he was moved to the bullpen, where he then kicked butt all year (10 wins, 80 Ks in 86 games). He'll be one of the leading candidates in the race for the last two spots in Arizona's rotation this year, and the only real question is how effective Villarreal will be the second and third time around a major league batting order.

2003

Villareal went 9-6, 3.88 in 22 starts in 2002 split between Double-A and Triple-A in the Arizona chain. He actually started out like a house afire, but a broken thumb then derailed Villareal in May, which cost him a month. He turned just 21 in the offseason and is considered one of a bunch of starting pitchers with potential in Arizona's high minors. He might make his MLB debut in 2003, either with the D-Backs or, more likely, whoever they trade him to in exchange for a vet in a deadline deal; those in keeper leagues should take note.