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Carlos Villanueva

32-Year-Old Pitcher – San Diego Padres

2016 Stats

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1-2

ERA

5.66

WHIP

1.46

K

48

SV

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

A year after turning Pat Neshek's minor league contract into a terrific MLB season the Cardinals did the same thing with Villanueva. The versatile right-hander was excellent in long-relief for St. Lou...

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2016 ADP:  684.67

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 11/28/1983   BORN: Santiago, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Carlos Villanueva Contract Information:

Singed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Padres in January 2016.

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Villanueva fanned three over three scoreless innings of relief Sunday in the Padres' 17-inning win over the Dodgers.

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Carlos Villanueva 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 20 A BEL 25 21 1 114.7 102 48 20 113 30 8 8 1 3.77 1.15
2005 21 A BRE 21 21 0 112.1 78 29 11 124 32 8 1 0 2.32 0.98
2005 21 AA HUN 4 4 0 20.7 21 17 3 14 9 1 3 0 7.40 1.45
2006 22 AA HUN 11 10 0 62.3 61 27 6 59 14 4 5 0 3.90 1.20
2006 22 AAA NAS 11 9 0 66.3 42 20 6 61 26 7 1 0 2.71 1.03
2006 22 MAJ MIL 10 6 0 53.7 43 22 8 39 11 2 2 0 3.69 1.01
2007 23 AAA NAS 2 2 0 8.3 3 3 1 9 1 0 0 0 3.24 0.48
2007 23 MAJ MIL 59 6 0 114.3 101 50 16 99 53 8 5 1 3.94 1.35
2008 24 MAJ MIL 47 9 0 108.3 112 49 18 93 30 4 7 1 4.07 1.31
2009 25 MAJ MIL 64 6 0 96.0 102 57 13 83 35 4 10 3 5.34 1.43
2010 26 AAA NAS 11 0 0 14.1 13 6 2 14 7 0 0 1 0 0 3.77 1.42
2010 26 MAJ MIL 50 0 0 52.7 48 27 7 67 22 2 0 1 3 14 4.61 1.33
2011 27 A+ DUN 1 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2011 27 MAJ TOR 33 13 0 107.0 103 48 11 68 32 6 4 0 1 0 4.04 1.26
2012 28 MAJ TOR 38 16 0 125.3 113 58 23 122 46 7 7 0 0 2 4.16 1.27
2013 29 MAJ CHC 47 15 0 128.7 117 58 14 103 40 7 8 0 1 2 4.06 1.22
2014 30 MAJ CHC 42 5 0 77.7 89 40 6 72 19 5 7 2 0 3 4.64 1.39
2015 31 MAJ STL 35 0 0 61.0 50 20 6 55 21 4 3 2 0 0 2.95 1.16
2016 32 MAJ SD 40 0 0 55.7 70 35 12 48 11 1 2 1 1 4 5.66 1.46
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3-Year Averages     41 6 0 89.1 85 39 8 76 26 5 6 1 0 1 3.94 1.25
Career  (View All)     465 76 0 980.3 948 464 134 849 320 50 55 11 4.26 1.29

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Carlos Villanueva Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 26 @Tor 0.3 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 1 5.66 1.46
Jul. 24 @Was 3.0 2 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.20 1.41
Jul. 21 @StL 0.3 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.33 1.45
Jul. 18 @StL 0.7 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.19 1.38
Jul. 16 SF 1.0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 4.91 1.34
Jul. 10 @LAD 0.7 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.65 1.33
Jul. 5 @Ari 2.0 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.71 1.31
Jul. 3 NYY 2.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.53 1.30
Jun. 28 Bal 0.7 6 7 7 1 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.53 1.31
Jun. 24 @Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.20 1.18
Jun. 22 @Bal 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.27 1.18
Jun. 19 Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.43 1.21
Jun. 17 Was 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.51 1.24
Jun. 14 Mia 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.23
Jun. 11 @Col 2.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.55 1.26
Jun. 8 Atl 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.79 1.32
Jun. 6 Atl 1.3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.93 1.34
Jun. 3 Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.09 1.33
Jun. 2 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.22 1.38
Jun. 1 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.35 1.39
May. 29 @Ari 2.0 3 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.40
May. 25 @SF 0.3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.82 1.36
May. 22 LAD 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.55 1.34
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
5.3 11 9 9 2 3 5 0 0 0 0-2 0 1 1 15.19 2.63
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
11.7 23 19 19 4 6 9 1 0 0 0-2 0 1 1 14.66 2.49
Last 60 Days
23 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
31.0 37 22 21 4 7 25 3 0 0 0-2 0 1 2 6.10 1.42

Carlos Villanueva Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20169619523435.267
2015106191117813.183
201413329733814.268

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201614929647917.333
2015144361033613.252
20142104312561802.290

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201631.0000244106.101.35
201535.7311321212.781.15
201437.031042511.950.89

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201624.712124725.111.58
201525.312123953.201.18
201440.7262301457.081.84
Carlos Villanueva 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 20 A BEL 25 21 114.7 8.87 2.35 3.77 1.57 75% 3.77 4.28 .280
2005 21 A BRE 21 21 112.1 9.96 2.57 3.88 0.88 81.8% 2.32 3.12 .259
2005 21 AA HUN 4 4 20.7 6.10 3.92 1.56 1.31 48.1% 7.40 5.18 .289
2006 22 AA HUN 11 10 62.3 8.52 2.02 4.21 0.87 69.6% 3.90 3.28 .320
2006 22 AAA NAS 11 9 66.3 8.28 3.53 2.35 0.81 77.4% 2.71 3.80 .222
2006 22 MAJ MIL 10 6 53.7 6.54 1.84 3.55 1.34 1.00 69.6% 3.69 4.32 .238
2007 23 AAA NAS 2 2 8.3 9.72 1.08 9.00 1.08 33.3% 3.24 3.32 .121
2007 23 MAJ MIL 59 6 114.3 7.79 4.17 1.87 1.26 0.70 75.4% 3.94 4.72 .276
2008 24 MAJ MIL 47 9 108.3 7.73 2.49 3.10 1.50 1.11 75% 88.6 MPH 4.07 4.50 .307
2009 25 MAJ MIL 64 6 96.0 7.78 3.28 2.37 1.22 1.10 64.5% 88.7 MPH 5.34 4.36 .322
2010 26 AAA NAS 11 0 14.1 8.94 4.47 2.00 1.28 77.8% 3.77 4.55 .299
2010 26 MAJ MIL 50 0 52.7 11.45 3.76 3.05 1.20 1.02 68.3% 90.0 MPH 4.61 3.86 .335
2011 27 A+ DUN 1 1 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .262
2011 27 MAJ TOR 33 13 107.0 5.72 2.69 2.13 0.93 0.86 70.2% 89.0 MPH 4.04 4.27 .282
2012 28 MAJ TOR 38 16 125.3 8.76 3.30 2.65 1.65 0.84 74.3% 89.0 MPH 4.16 4.81 .280
2013 29 MAJ CHC 47 15 128.7 7.20 2.80 2.58 0.98 1.13 69.2% 87.7 MPH 4.06 4.02 .284
2014 30 MAJ CHC 42 5 77.7 8.34 2.20 3.79 0.70 1.20 66.7% 89.1 MPH 4.64 3.20 .361
2015 31 MAJ STL 35 0 61.0 8.11 3.10 2.62 0.89 1.11 78.5% 88.3 MPH 2.95 3.81 .273
2016 32 MAJ SD 40 0 55.7 7.76 1.78 4.36 1.94 1.52 66.7% 88.2 MPH 5.66 5.03 .347
Today's Projections     0 0 .5 6.61 3.16 2.09 1.06 68.9% 4.42 1.11 .290
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.4 6.92 3.07 2.25 1.13 67.2% 4.63 4.32 .292
Rest Of Season     0 1 21.4 6.40 3.00 2.13 1.18 66.9% 4.67 4.49 .284
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3-Year Averages     41 6 89.1 7.68 2.63 2.92 0.81 69.9% 3.94 3.54 .305
Career     465 76 980.3 7.79 2.94 2.65 1.23 70.9% 4.26 4.26 .298

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2016 Stat Review for Carlos Villanueva    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.36 K/BB
GREAT
7.76 K/9
WEAK
1.78 BB/9
GREAT
88.2 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.9 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.52 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.66 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.46 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.03 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.347 BABIP
HIGH
66.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Villanueva has given up one earned run over his last four innings and now holds a 3.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP.

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Villanueva is likely to be used in a jack-of-all-trades role in the bullpen, the San Deigo Union-Tribune reports.

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Villanueva signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Padres on Wednesday, Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports.

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Villanueva pitched three scoreless innings on Friday, earning the save in a win over Milwaukee.

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Villanueva picked up the win in relief Thursday, pitching a scoreless ninth inning and allowing just a single hit against Colorado as the Cardinals walked off with the victory in the bottom of the ninth.

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Villanueva picked up a three-inning save Saturday against the Cubs, allowing no runs and just one hit. He struck out three and walked a pair.

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Villanueva took the loss Thursday against Minnesota, recording the first two outs of the ninth with ease before allowing a Kennys Vargas home run.

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Villanueva picked up the win in the Cardinals' 9-3 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday, pitching 3.2 perfect innings while striking out two.

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Villanueva picked up the win in his first appearance of the season Sunday against Cincinnati, pitching the final two innings and allowing no runs on one hit and three walks while striking out three.

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Villanueva has been told that he will make the 25-man roster out of camp, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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2016

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2015

Used primarily as a reliever, Villanueva started five games for the Cubs in 2014 - the eighth time in nine major league seasons that he started at least five games. Though his 4.64 ERA was nothing to write home about, he was extremely unlucky last year, as evidenced by his 3.20 FIP and .361 BABIP. He filed for free agency after the season, so the 31-year-old right-hander will likely be pitching for a new team this season. Don't be surprised to see him used as a garbage-time reliever - and spot starter of course - wherever he lands.

2014

In his first year with the Cubs, Villanueva appeared as a reliever in 32 games and started 15 other games, marking the sixth time he started at least six games in a season despite spending most of his career as a reliever. The versatility (not to mention his ERA/WHIP consistency the last three years) makes Villanueva more valuable on the diamond than in fantasy. He will probably once again pitch in relief, with occasional forays into the rotation. Keep in mind that he is generally much better as a reliever (3.03 ERA, 1.138 WHIP, 38:10 K:BB ratio last year) than as a starter (4.50 ERA, 1.256 WHIP, and 65:30 K:BB ratio last year), so plan accordingly.

2013

For the second straight season Villanueva started double-digit games for the Blue Jays after opening the year in the bullpen. Just as it seemed he might take hold of a starting job for 2013, a September swoon left his role in question. Interestingly enough, his K/BB improved with the move into the rotation (3.4) on the strength of improved control. Unfortunately, those gains came with a spike in his home-run rate, leaving his future role up in the air even after signing a two-year deal with the Cubs despite the flashes of success he had every fifth day.

2012

Villanueva appeared to change his approach to pitching as the former high-strikeout, average command, homer-prone pitcher transitioned into more of a change-of-speed, pitch-to-contact pitcher once he was moved into the starting rotation for Toronto. He faded badly down the stretch and dealt with some elbow soreness as the increased workload appeared to catch up with him. He'll likely get a chance to win a rotation spot this spring depending on how the Jays' winter goes, but he'll need to walk a fine line to survive in the AL East.

2011

Villanueva pitched poorly in 2010 and was eventually sent to Triple-A Nashville in July. It was more of the same for him last season, a high strikeout rate, but also high home-run and walk rates. The Brewers gave up on him due to the inconsistency, and Villanueva was traded to Toronto in December where he will compete for a bullpen spot this spring.

2010

Villanueva started the season as Milwaukee's defacto closer while Trevor Hoffman recovered from injury and ended the season buried in the bullpen. He's failed multiple times when given the opportunity to be a starter and now is looking at having to earn a role in the bullpen this spring. Villanueva strikes out a decent number of batters, but can't overcome his long-ball tendencies enough to be a consistent setup man. The Brewers will likely give him one more chance in 2010 to prove his worth.

2009

The Brewers tried to use Villanueva as a starter, but moved him to the bullpen in May when he had a 6.43 ERA in nine starts. The move to the bullpen proved to work out well for him and he posted a 2.12 ERA from that point on. The Brewers will likely keep him in his bullpen role unless they are unable to find a suitable starter for the rotation. He's not going to get many saves, but he could strike out about a batter per inning while providing a low ERA.

2008

Villanueva began the season in the Milwaukee bullpen and pitched very well for the first half of the year. The Brewers sent him to Triple-A after a rough stretch in August, and they put him into the rotation when he returned in September. He ended the season strong and finished with eight wins and a 3.94 ERA. There are some warning signs that might make you want to avoid Villanueva. He had a .276 BABIP, which will likely come up a bit. He also gave up 16 home runs and that's been a problem of his during his whole career. There's a good chance that he'll start the season in the Milwaukee rotation, though.

2007

Villanueva is one of those guys who doesn't impress scouts, but always seems to pitch well anyway. After a very solid minor league season in 2005, he returned with a 3.22 ERA while splitting time between Double-A Huntsville and Triple-A Nashville. Called up to Milwaukee later in the season, he posted a 3.69 ERA in 53.2 innings and made six starts. The 23 year old doesn't throw hard but had good control and keeps hitters off balance by changing speeds. The Brewers hope he can work as the fourth or fifth starter in their 2006 rotation.

2006

Villanueva doesn't throw hard, instead relying on great command to get hitters out, which limits his potential in the eyes of some scouts. Maybe his impressive year at high-A Brevard County will change some minds.