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Carlos Villanueva

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

W-L

1-3

ERA

11.57

WHIP

2.14

K

6

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 11/28/1983   BORN: Santiago, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Carlos Villanueva Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with the Cubs in December of 2012.

April 13, 2014  –  Carlos Villanueva News

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Villanueva will make his regularly-scheduled start next weekend against the Reds, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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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 4 2 0 9.3 20 12 2 6 0 1 3 0 0 0 11.57 2.14
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Carlos Villanueva
3-Year Averages MAJ   39 14 0 120.3 111 54 16 97 39 6 6 0 0 1 4.04 1.25
Career  (View All) MAJ   352 73 0 795.3 759 381 112 680 269 41 46 6 4.31 1.29

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Carlos Villanueva Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 12 @StL 3.0 10 9 9 1 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 11.57 2.14
Apr. 6 Phi 5.0 6 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.26 1.58
Apr. 2 @Pit 1.3 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 13.50 3.00
Mar. 31 @Pit 0.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 2.3 IP/G
9.3 20 12 12 2 0 6 1 0 0 1-3 0 0 0 11.57 2.14
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 2.3 IP/G
9.3 20 12 12 2 0 6 1 0 0 1-3 0 0 0 11.57 2.14
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 2.3 IP/G
9.3 20 12 12 2 0 6 1 0 0 1-3 0 0 0 11.57 2.14

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Carlos Villanueva Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20132244122511423.260
20122625730549115.239
2011241442056726.259

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201330062186617111.240
20122596516591508.246
20112132412471115.241

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201375.7540592063.691.14
201269.0520682393.001.12
201147.7220321854.721.43

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201353.0240442084.581.34
201256.32505423145.591.46
201159.3420361463.491.13
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 4 2 9.3 5.79 0.00 0.00 1.93 1.38 44.4% 87.6 MPH 11.57 5.02 .470
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Carlos Villanueva
3-Year Averages MAJ   39 14 120.3 7.25 2.92 2.49 1.20 71.6% 4.04 4.29 .282
Career MAJ   352 73 795.3 7.69 3.04 2.53 1.27 70.6% 4.31 4.37 .293

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2014 Stat Review for Carlos Villanueva    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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0.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
5.79 K/9
POOR
0.00 BB/9
ELITE
87.6 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.9 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.38 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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11.57 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.14 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.02 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.470 BABIP
HIGH
44.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Carlos Villanueva (by OPS against, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ben Zobrist TB 10 5 4 6 4 2 0 .500 1.700 2.343
Chris Davis BAL 11 6 3 6 1 2 0 .545 1.455 2.038
Cody Ross AZ 8 5 1 1 3 1 0 .625 1.250 1.977
Troy Tulowitzki COL 10 5 2 5 1 0 0 .500 1.300 1.845
Garrett Jones MIA 8 4 2 4 2 1 0 .500 1.250 1.795
Aramis Ramirez MIL 8 4 0 0 5 4 0 .500 .875 1.567
Nyjer Morgan CLE 9 5 1 3 0 0 0 .556 1.000 1.556
J.J. Hardy BAL 17 9 1 1 2 2 0 .529 .941 1.520
Brendan Ryan NY-A 10 5 0 2 3 4 0 .500 .900 1.515
Hanley Ramirez LA 11 5 2 3 1 0 0 .455 1.000 1.500

Best Matchups for Carlos Villanueva (by OPS against, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Carlos Gomez MIL 8 1 0 0 2 6 0 .125 .125 .425
Brandon Phillips CIN 24 3 1 5 1 2 0 .125 .250 .410
Nick Markakis BAL 17 3 0 2 1 2 0 .176 .176 .399
Jeremy Hermida MIL 9 1 0 0 0 6 0 .111 .222 .333
Elvis Andrus TEX 10 1 0 0 1 1 1 .100 .100 .282
Shane Victorino BOS 10 1 0 0 1 2 0 .100 .100 .282
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE 8 1 0 0 0 3 0 .125 .125 .250
David Murphy CLE 12 1 0 0 0 2 0 .083 .083 .167
Chase Utley PHI 11 0 0 1 1 6 1 .000 .000 .154
Matt Wieters BAL 17 0 0 1 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000

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

Villanueva was victimized by the Cardinals on Saturday, allowing nine runs on 10 hits over three innings.

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Villanueva earned the win Sunday with five solid innings against the Phillies. He struck out three and walked none in the 8-3 victory.

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Villanueva will start Sunday against the Phillies, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Villanueva is still scheduled to start Sunday against the Phillies, but manager Rick Renteria said the team will talk about its options Friday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Villanueva took his second consecutive loss Wednesday, allowing the Pirates to string three hits together in the 16th inning.

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Villanueva took the loss out of the bullpen on Opening Day, allowing a walk-off home run to the Pirates' Neil Walker in the 10th inning Monday.

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Villanueva will start the Cubs' sixth game of the year on April 6, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Villanueva has been named as the fifth starter for the Cubs, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Chris Rusin gave up four home runs Wednesday, which could still give Villanueva a shot at a spot in the rotation.

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Contrary to a previous report, Villanueva may be in the running for the fifth spot in the rotation, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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2014

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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.