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Will Venable

32-Year-Old Outfielder – San Diego Padres

2015 Stats

AVG

.292

HR

3

RBI

8

R

11

SB

2

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Expectations were high after Venable recorded a breakout 20-20 season in 2013, but he suffered a back injury late in spring training, and later dealt with a foot injury in May. The results were poor, ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 205   DOB: 10/29/1982   BORN: Greenbrae, CA   COLLEGE: Princeton   DRAFTED: 7th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Will Venable Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year contract with the Padres in September of 2013.

May 24, 2015  –  Will Venable News

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Will Venable 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
2006 23 A A 124 527 472 86 148 50 34 5 11 91 18 5 55 81 0 0 0 .314 .389 .477 .866
2007 24 AA SAN 134 572 515 66 143 30 19 3 8 68 21 2 38 84 5 4 10 .278 .337 .373 .710
2008 25 AAA POR 120 496 442 70 129 44 26 4 14 58 7 3 44 103 3 2 5 .292 .361 .464 .825
2008 25 MAJ SDG 28 124 110 16 29 8 4 2 2 10 1 1 13 21 0 1 0 .264 .339 .391 .730
2009 26 AAA POR 53 226 200 33 52 25 10 3 12 30 1 0 20 46 1 3 2 .260 .329 .520 .849
2009 26 MAJ SDG 95 324 293 38 75 28 14 2 12 38 6 1 25 89 2 0 4 .256 .323 .440 .763
2010 27 A+ LAK 5 18 14 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 8 0 0 0 .071 .278 .143 .421
2010 27 AA SAN 2 8 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
2010 27 MAJ SDG 131 445 392 60 96 31 11 7 13 51 29 7 45 128 0 5 3 .245 .324 .408 .732
2011 28 AAA TUC 14 64 58 14 16 8 3 2 3 11 3 0 5 13 0 1 0 .276 .328 .552 .880
2011 28 MAJ SD 121 411 370 49 91 30 14 7 9 44 26 3 31 92 1 4 5 .246 .310 .395 .705
2012 29 MAJ SD 148 470 417 62 110 43 26 8 9 45 24 6 41 94 5 2 5 .264 .335 .429 .764
2013 30 MAJ SD 151 515 481 64 129 52 22 8 22 53 22 6 29 118 2 1 2 .268 .312 .484 .796
2014 31 MAJ SD 146 448 406 47 91 23 13 2 8 33 11 6 33 107 3 2 4 .224 .288 .325 .613
2015 32 MAJ SD 32 79 72 11 21 6 2 1 3 8 2 1 7 18 0 0 0 .292 .354 .472 .826
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3-Year Averages     148 475 434 57 110 39 20 6 13 43 19 6 34 106 3 1 3 .253 .311 .417 .728
Career  (View All)     852 2,816 2,541 347 642 221 106 37 78 282 121 31 224 667 13 15 23 .253 .317 .416 .733

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Will Venable Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 24 @LAD 5 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .354 .472 .826
May. 23 @LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .315 .433 .748
May. 22 @LAD 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .266 .329 .453 .782
May. 21 ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .318 .450 .768
May. 20 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .317 .456 .773
May. 19 ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .323 .464 .787
May. 17 Was Did not play.
May. 16 Was 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .322 .472 .794
May. 15 Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .309 .460 .769
May. 14 Was 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .315 .469 .784
May. 13 @Sea 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .320 .500 .820
May. 12 @Sea Did not play.
May. 10 @Ari 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .238 .304 .500 .804
May. 9 @Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .262 .487 .749
May. 8 @Ari 5 2 3 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .222 .514 .736
May. 7 @Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .161 .333 .494
May. 6 @SF Did not play.
May. 5 @SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .138 .167 .345 .512
May. 4 @SF Did not play.
May. 3 Col Did not play.
May. 2 Col 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .192 .400 .592
May. 1 Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .160 .400 .560
Apr. 29 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 28 Hou 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .417 .584
Apr. 27 Hou 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .174 .435 .609
Apr. 26 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .455 .637
Apr. 25 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .190 .476 .666
Apr. 24 LAD Did not play.
Apr. 23 @Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .500 .700
Apr. 22 @Col Did not play.
Last 7 Days 19 3 8 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 .421 .450 .474 .924
Last 14 Days 37 6 14 2 0 0 2 6 5 2 0 0 0 1 .378 .465 .432 .897
Last 30 Days 56 8 17 2 1 1 4 7 13 2 1 0 0 1 .304 .381 .429 .810

Will Venable: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 22 5 14 4
2014 136 6 76 75
2013 143 80 97
2012 135 10 21 114
2011 109 7 14 91
2010 1 121 23 25 89
2009 81 6 16 68

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Will Venable Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201561000.167.167.333
2014605180.200.283.506
2013105146152.276.524.833

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20156610382.303.500.870
20143464272511.228.332.631
201337650163820.266.473.786

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015263121.192.346.622
2014208255207.221.337.609
201323635153415.271.530.860

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015468261.348.543.943
2014198223134.227.313.616
2013245297197.265.441.734
Will Venable Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 23 A A 527 472 10.4% 15.4% 0.68 83% .361 .163
2007 24 AA SAN 572 515 6.6% 14.7% 0.45 84% .319 .095
2008 25 AAA POR 496 442 8.9% 20.8% 0.43 77% .354 .172
2008 25 MAJ SDG 124 110 10.5% 16.9% 0.62 81% .310 .127
2009 26 AAA POR 226 200 8.8% 20.4% 0.43 77% .282 .260
2009 26 MAJ SDG 324 293 7.7% 27.5% 0.28 70% .328 .184
2010 27 A+ LAK 18 14 22.2% 44.4% 0.50 43% .167 .072
2010 27 AA SAN 8 6 25% 25% 1.00 67% .500 .000
2010 27 MAJ SDG 445 392 10.1% 28.8% 0.35 67% .331 .163
2011 28 AAA TUC 64 58 7.8% 20.3% 0.38 78% .310 .276
2011 28 MAJ SD 411 370 7.5% 22.4% 0.34 75% .305 .149
2012 29 MAJ SD 470 417 8.7% 20% 0.44 77% .322 .165
2013 30 MAJ SD 515 481 5.6% 22.9% 0.25 75% .314 .216
2014 31 MAJ SD 448 406 7.4% 23.9% 0.31 74% .285 .101
2015 32 MAJ SD 79 72 8.9% 22.8% 0.39 75% .353 .180
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3-Year Averages     475 434 7.2% 22.3% 0.32 76% .308 .164
Career     2,816 2,541 8% 23.7% 0.34 74% .314 .163

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2015 Stat Review for Will Venable    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.292 AVG
GREAT
75% Contact Rate
POOR
.353 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.472 SLG
GREAT
.180 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.39 BB/K
WEAK
8.9% BB Rate
GOOD
22.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.826 OPS
GREAT
.354 OBP
GOOD

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Will Venable: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Venable will start in center field and bat fifth Saturday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

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Venable got a rare start Friday night and responded going 3-for-5 including a triple and a homer in the 6-5 win over the Diamondbacks.

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Venable will start in center field Tuesday against the Giants.

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Venable went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer after entering Monday's game as a replacement for Justin Upton.

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Venable is batting .227 this spring with 13 strikeouts and five walks in 44 at-bats. He has added one home run, four doubles, and five RBI. The Union-Tribune reports that Venable is a likely candidate to be a backup outfielder on the Padres' Opening Day roster.

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Venable is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

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Venable is out of the lineup Tuesday.

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Venable is out of the lineup Monday against the Rockies.

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Venable is out of the lineup Saturday against the Giants, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Venable's 22-homer/22-steal performance was one of the most mind-boggling developments of 2013, as his batted-ball rates changed little outside of his HR/FB rate, which more than doubled from one year prior to 19.8 percent. Perhaps his was a case of line drives turning into home runs, but because he was in the midst of his age-30 season, the explanation seems unlikely or, at the very least, unsustainable. In any case, owners enjoyed Venable's career year in nearly all formats, but expectations outside of reliable stolen base production should be tempered due to his previous career high of 13 long balls in 2010.

2013

Venable saw the overwhelming majority of his plate appearances in 2012 come against right-handed pitchers, which at this point in his career should be nothing new, as he is a lefty that owns a .261/.330/.441 batting line against them. This doesn't sound all that impressive because it's not and Venable is not when it comes to hitting. He does not have a mature eye at the plate, though he often struggles to make contact, and has power that leaves much to be desired. Yet despite all of this, Venable is an intriguing player because of the speed he possess as he has stolen 79 bases over the last three seasons, a mark that puts him seventh in the National League over that span. At 30 years old, his speed should persist and 2013 should again be a season where he helps owners in that one category, while hitting in a platoon role.

2012

Until he learns to make the necessary adjustments to his plate discipline and hit better against left-handed pitching, Venable will probably never be more than just a platooning outfielder in 2012. He swings at far too many pitches outside the zone and has posted a career 12.0 swinging-strike percentage over a four-year span. His contact rate improved slightly in 2011, but between a 22.4 percent strikeout rate and a walk rate of just 7.5 percent, his OBP dropped to a career-worst .310. His biggest asset right now is his speed, having swiped 55 bases with an 84.6 percent success rate, but without any real power or decent on-base skills, his fantasy upside becomes limited.

2011

Venable had a very useful 2010 season for fantasy owners. The speed that he showed in Single-A and Double-A resurfaced as he stole 29 bases. That speed came at a price as he hit for a .245 batting average and struck out in nearly one-third of his at-bats. He also managed to hit 13 homers, which was in line with the power he had shown before. If he learned some plate discipline, Venable could become someone that owners could count on to do a little bit of everything. As is, he probably belongs in a platoon against tough righties (.259/.331/.451 career).

2010

Venable was exposed a bit as a regular last season, with his strikeout rate spiking as his walk rate plummeted. With an idea at the plate, decent power and enough speed to get by, he's a classic fourth outfielder, and might even have an argument as a platoon cornerman: career .258/.327/.477 vs. RHP in a pitchers' home park. Look for him to play a bit more this season and produce slightly better numbers.

2009

The athletic Venable was called up in late August and made his major league debut for the Padres. He has the tools to be a reserve outfielder, though he did not run as much in 2008 as he did in 2007. His speed and defensive ability will get him more looks in the majors, but his marginal power will restrict him to mostly utility duty.

2008

Venable could win a reserve outfield job with the Padres in 2008. More likely, he will spend the year at Triple-A Portland. Venable's best attribute is his speed (21 steals in 23 chances at Double-A in 2007). He hits for a decent average and can fill the gaps, although he doesn't have much power. Venable is still a raw talent with little organized baseball experience. He could continue to grow, but at this point, his ceiling appears to be a backup role.

2007

Venable will probably begin 2007 in High-A or Double-A. He led the 2006-07 Hawaiian Winter League with a .330 average. Venable did not fully shift his focus from basketball to baseball until 2006, so he is a raw talent with a lot of potential. Venable possesses gap-to-gap power and has good speed.