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Will Venable

33-Year-Old Outfielder – Philadelphia Phillies

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Venable was freed from the pitching-friendly shackles of Petco Park following an August trade that had Venable shipped from San Diego to Texas, but Venable's numbers in limited playing time in Texas (...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   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:

Signed a minor league contract with the Phillies in March of 2016.

April 17, 2016  –  Will Venable News

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Venable is a candidate to be promoted from the minors if the Phillies don't start getting some production from their corner outfielders, Jeff Neiburg of CSN Philadelphia reports.

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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 98 308 283 34 73 19 10 3 6 30 11 1 25 73 0 0 0 .258 .318 .378 .696
2015 32 MAJ TEX 37 82 66 6 12 3 3 0 0 3 5 0 12 21 2 0 2 .182 .325 .227 .552
2015  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ SD/TEX 135 390 349 40 85 22 13 3 6 33 16 1 37 94 2 0 2 .244 .320 .350 .669
2016 33 AAA LEH 15 57 48 6 9 2 2 0 0 8 1 2 7 9 1 1 0 .188 .286 .229 .515
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3-Year Averages     144 450 412 50 101 32 16 4 12 39 16 4 33 106 2 1 2 .245 .304 .391 .694
Career  (View All)     955 3,127 2,818 376 706 237 117 39 81 307 135 31 254 743 15 15 25 .251 .317 .406 .722

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

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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
Apr. 28 @Was Did not play.
Apr. 27 @Was Did not play.
Apr. 26 @Was Did not play.
Apr. 24 @Mil Did not play.
Apr. 23 @Mil Did not play.
Apr. 22 @Mil Did not play.
Apr. 20 NYM Did not play.
Apr. 19 NYM Did not play.
Apr. 18 NYM Did not play.
Apr. 17 Was Did not play.
Apr. 16 Was Did not play.
Apr. 15 Was Did not play.
Apr. 14 SD Did not play.
Apr. 13 SD Did not play.
Apr. 12 SD Did not play.
Apr. 11 SD Did not play.
Apr. 10 @NYM Did not play.
Apr. 9 @NYM Did not play.
Apr. 8 @NYM Did not play.
Apr. 7 @Cin Did not play.
Apr. 6 @Cin Did not play.
Apr. 4 @Cin Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Will Venable: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 110 39 63 21
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
2015444042.159.182.377
2014605180.200.283.506

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20153053662914.256.374.710
20143464272511.228.332.631

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015146121116.205.267.551
2014208255207.221.337.609

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152032852210.271.409.754
2014198223134.227.313.616
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 308 283 8.1% 23.7% 0.34 74% .328 .120
2015 32 MAJ TEX 82 66 14.6% 25.6% 0.57 68% .267 .045
2015  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ SD/TEX 390 349 9.5% 24.1% 0.39 73% .317 .106
2016 33 AAA LEH 57 48 12.3% 15.8% 0.78 81% .231 .041
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3-Year Averages     450 412 7.3% 23.6% 0.31 74% .303 .146
Career     3,127 2,818 8.1% 23.8% 0.34 74% .313 .155

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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

Venable was assigned to minor league camp Friday, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

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Venable said he is willing to go to Triple-A if he does not earn a roster spot with the Phillies, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Venable signed a minor league contract with the Phillies on Monday that includes an invitation to major league spring training, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Venable was informed Sunday that he wouldn't make the Indians' 25-man roster and has been granted his release, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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Venable signed a minor league deal with the Indians on Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Venable is out of the lineup Saturday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Venable is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels.

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Venable is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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2016

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2015

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, as he hit just .201/.258/.277 with a 25.1% strikeout rate during the first half of the season. Typical of his body of work prior to last season, Venable was much better against right-handed pitching (.631 OPS) than he was against lefties (.506), and with improved health during the second half, Venable hit .261/.333/.401 after the All-Star break. Already 32 years old, it's reasonable to think that he may be a one-time member of the 20-20 club, but his combination of power and speed, plus the ability to handle all three outfield spots, should make him a regular contributor again for San Diego on the larger side of a platoon in 2015.

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.