RotoWire Partners

Christian Villanueva

27-Year-Old Third Baseman – San Diego Padres

2018 Stats

AVG

.232

HR

19

RBI

43

R

34

SB

2

2018 Preseason Projections

AVG

HR

RBI

R

SB

2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Villanueva spent much of the decade as a promising prospect in first the Rangers' and then the Cubs' system. But as he approached the majors, Villanueva was first blocked by Kris Bryant and then, last...

Read more about Christian Villanueva

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 210   DOB: 6/19/1991   BORN: Guadalajara, Mexico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By TEX In 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

$

Christian Villanueva Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Padres in December of 2016.

July 15, 2018  –  Christian Villanueva News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Villanueva went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored Sunday against the Cubs.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Christian Villanueva – simply subscribe now.

Christian Villanueva Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
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
2010 19 R SUR 51 210 188 30 59 17 14 1 2 35 6 2 13 42 2 3 4 .314 .365 .431 .796
2011 20 A HIC 126 529 467 78 130 50 30 3 17 84 32 6 37 86 0 13 12 .278 .338 .465 .803
2012 21 A MYR 100 425 375 45 107 30 19 1 10 59 9 9 24 83 1 5 20 .285 .356 .421 .777
2012 21 A+ DAY 25 95 84 14 21 9 5 0 4 9 5 2 10 24 0 0 1 .250 .337 .452 .789
2013 22 AA TEN 133 542 490 60 128 62 41 2 19 72 5 7 34 117 3 6 9 .261 .317 .469 .786
2014 23 AA TEN 62 259 234 31 58 24 20 0 4 32 0 1 19 42 1 2 3 .248 .310 .385 .695
2014 23 AAA IOW 64 248 223 22 47 24 18 0 6 26 2 1 21 64 1 1 2 .211 .283 .372 .655
2015 24 AA TEN 6 28 24 5 5 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 .208 .321 .458 .779
2015 24 AAA IOW 123 508 455 56 118 43 23 2 18 88 2 3 35 80 4 9 5 .259 .313 .437 .750
2017 26 AAA EL 109 454 398 69 118 50 28 2 20 86 4 2 43 83 1 6 6 .296 .369 .528 .897
2017 26 MAJ SD 12 32 32 5 11 5 1 0 4 7 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 .344 .344 .750 1.094
2018 27 MAJ SD 85 294 271 34 63 30 11 0 19 43 2 0 17 85 0 1 5 .232 .289 .483 .772
Next 7 Days     Subscribe now to see our Next 7 Days projections for Christian Villanueva
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Christian Villanueva
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Christian Villanueva
3-Year Averages     12 32 32 5 11 5 1 0 4 7 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 .344 .344 .750 1.094
Career  (View All)     97 326 303 39 74 35 12 0 23 50 2 0 17 95 0 1 5 .244 .294 .512 .806

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

No Yes No
Christian Villanueva Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 15 ChC 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .289 .483 .772
Jul. 14 ChC 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .283 .470 .753
Jul. 13 ChC 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .281 .466 .747
Jul. 12 LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .283 .471 .754
Jul. 11 LAD 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .228 .285 .475 .760
Jul. 10 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .284 .465 .749
Jul. 9 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .285 .468 .753
Jul. 8 @Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .285 .472 .757
Jul. 7 @Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .286 .474 .760
Jul. 6 @Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .226 .287 .477 .764
Jul. 5 @Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .291 .485 .776
Jul. 4 @Oak 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .292 .487 .779
Jul. 3 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .289 .474 .763
Jul. 1 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .294 .483 .777
Jun. 30 Pit 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .295 .485 .780
Jun. 29 Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .294 .482 .776
Jun. 27 @Tex 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .295 .486 .781
Jun. 26 @Tex 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .229 .296 .486 .782
Jun. 25 @Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .297 .486 .783
Jun. 24 @SF 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .298 .491 .789
Jun. 23 @SF 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .300 .498 .798
Jun. 22 @SF Did not play.
Jun. 21 @SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .292 .495 .787
Jun. 20 Oak 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .297 .505 .802
Jun. 19 Oak Did not play.
Jun. 17 @Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .294 .490 .784
Jun. 16 @Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .295 .492 .787
Jun. 15 @Atl 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .299 .500 .799
Jun. 14 @Atl Did not play.
Jun. 13 @StL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .300 .508 .808
Last 7 Games 23 3 7 1 0 2 2 1 7 0 0 0 0 1 .304 .333 .609 .942
Last 14 Games 42 4 10 1 0 3 4 1 14 1 0 0 1 1 .238 .250 .476 .726
Last 30 Games 83 9 19 3 0 4 7 4 25 1 0 0 1 1 .229 .261 .410 .671

Christian Villanueva: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 2 75 4
2017 9

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Advanced Stats

'response.end

Christian Villanueva: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 43 59

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Advanced Stats

Christian Villanueva Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018901613240.333.7781.155
2017133230.385.8461.231

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018181186192.182.337.582
2017192240.316.6841.000

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20181402212240.250.543.865
2017184360.333.8331.167

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018131127192.214.420.672
2017141110.357.6431.000
Christian Villanueva vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Christian Villanueva Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 19 R SUR 210 188 6.2% 20% 0.31 78% .388 .117
2011 20 A HIC 529 467 7% 16.3% 0.43 82% .300 .187
2012 21 A MYR 425 375 5.6% 19.5% 0.29 78% .338 .136
2012 21 A+ DAY 95 84 10.5% 25.3% 0.42 71% .304 .202
2013 22 AA TEN 542 490 6.3% 21.6% 0.29 76% .303 .208
2014 23 AA TEN 259 234 7.3% 16.2% 0.45 82% .284 .137
2014 23 AAA IOW 248 223 8.5% 25.8% 0.33 71% .266 .161
2015 24 AA TEN 28 24 14.3% 17.9% 0.80 79% .176 .250
2015 24 AAA IOW 508 455 6.9% 15.7% 0.44 82% .273 .178
2017 26 AAA EL 454 398 9.5% 18.3% 0.52 79% .326 .232
2017 26 MAJ SD 32 32 0% 31.3% 0.00 69% .389 .406
2018 27 MAJ SD 294 271 5.8% 28.9% 0.20 69% .262 .251
Next 7 Days     Subscribe now to see our Next 7 Days projections for Christian Villanueva
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Christian Villanueva
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Christian Villanueva
3-Year Averages     32 32 0% 31.3% 0.00 69% .389 .406
Career     326 303 5.2% 29.1% 0.18 69% .274 .268

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

No Yes

Christian Villanueva Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2018 6 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2017 62 0 - 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 588.7 6 6 7 0 -2 -1 2 0 0 0 0
SS 2018 10 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Advanced Stats

2018 Stat Review for Christian Villanueva    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

Explain This

0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.8% BB Rate
POOR
28.9% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

Explain This

.772 OPS
AVERAGE
.289 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

Explain This

.232 AVG
TERRIBLE
.262 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

Explain This

.483 SLG
GOOD
.251 ISO
ELITE

San Diego Padres Roster

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

Villanueva is out of Thursday's lineup against the Dodgers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Villanueva went 1-for-3 with his 18th home run of the season in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Dodgers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Villanueva started at third base and went 1-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Dodgers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Villanueva is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Villanueva isn't in Thursday's starting lineup against Arizona, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Villanueva went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Wednesday against the Athletics.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Villanueva is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Villanueva went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Athletics.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Villanueva is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves, Gabe Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Villanueva returned to the lineup Sunday, going 1-for-4 with three strikeouts in a 3-1 win over Miami.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Villanueva is out of the lineup against Miami on Saturday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Villanueva is not in the lineup against Atlanta on Wednesday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Villanueva (ankle) will start at third base and bat fourth against the Braves on Tuesday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

Subscribe now to see our 2018 outlook.

2017

Once the 2017 season rolls around, more than a year will have elapsed since Villanueva last took the field. However, he'd shown improvement in his last minor league showing, which came at Triple-A Iowa in 2015. Although his .259 batting average comes off as underwhelming to some, it was a drastic improvement over 2014's dismal mark of .211. Largely due to newfound power that resulted in 43 extra-base hits over 123 games, his wOBA also trended in the right direction and rose to .330, up from .315. Unfortunately, while his batting improved his fielding regressed to the tune of a .931 fielding percentage, making him a liability at the hot corner. At 25 years old, Villanueva has never taken a major-league at-bat and has filled the job of organizational depth up to this point. His chances of contributing in 2017 improved after he signed a minor league deal with the Padres during the offseason.

2016

Kris Bryant zoomed past Villanueva on the organizational depth chart, but that doesn't mean there aren't some interesting things in Villanueva's skill set. The 24-year-old third baseman hit just .257 in the minors last year, but he drove in 95 runs - including 88 for Triple-A Iowa - and had a much-improved 39:85 BB:K in 2015. His home-run power abandoned him in an injury-plagued 2014, but he bounced back with 20 home runs last year. No, he's not going to supplant Bryant, but the Cubs might find some use for him, either as a backup corner infielder or a decent trading chip.

2015

With 19 home runs and a .786 OPS with Double-A Tennessee in 2013, Villanueva came into 2014 with optimism. Unfortunately, his bat abandoned him at Triple-A Iowa, as he struck out 64 times and hit just six home runs in 64 games. He was sent back down to Tennessee and didn't fare much better, hitting four home runs in 234 at-bats. With Kris Bryant about ready to start his major league career at the hot corner, Villanueva will need to find another position - or organization - if he wants to make an impact in the big leagues.

2014

Villanueva spent the year with Double-A Tennessee and had 62 extra-base hits, but his 34:117 BB:K ratio indicates he still has some work to do at the plate. There are a lot of options for the hot corner in Chicago, and Kris Bryant is definitely the future at the position, but Villanueva could get to the majors first and might be able to find some success if he works on his batting eye.

2012

Villanueva made the Sally League All-Star team in his full-season debut, hitting .278/.338/.465, and is expected to play at High-A Myrtle Beach in 2012. He could switch positions, as Texas is well-stocked at third base with Adrian Beltre and Mike Olt.