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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||375.00||15.00||.253||42.00||48.00||15.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers||3||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs Anderson (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||54||14||3|| .333|| .481|| .259|
|12/19/2014||Jimmy Nelson, SP MIL|
Cody Asche, 3B PHI
Jonathon Niese, SP NYM
Brandon Phillips, 2B CIN
Will Venable, CF SD
Kendrys Morales, DH KC
Trevor Bauer, SP CLE
|Jason Heyward, RF STL|
|12/17/2014||Maikel Franco, 3B PHI|
Andrew McCutchen, CF PIT
Gerardo Parra, CF MIL
Mike Leake, SP CIN
A.J. Burnett, SP PIT
|Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP LAD|
Carlos Gomez, CF MIL
Andre Ethier, RF LAD
Will Venable, CF SD
|Last 10 Games|
Padres' Black: It's good to see Will Venable playing like he is now
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/20/15) With Wil Myers and Yonder Alonso sidelined with injuries, Padres outfielder Will Venable is making the best of his recent playing time, per U-T San Diego.
Venable singled in a run and swiped a base in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Cubs. He is hitting .385 (10 for 26) with five runs scored, a double, a triple, a home run, three RBI and a .484 on-base percentage over his last eight games played.
"Will Venable is doing a nice job for us," manager Bud Black said. "Obviously, in the first five, six weeks of the season, he had to take a step back and he handled it so professionally. We run those guys out there every day and his starts were few and far between, but man, he hangs in there.
"He's always ready. He's always prepared. He's such a great team guy. It's good to see him playing like he is now and contributing. He's going to play now that (Myers) is down and Yonder's down. He's going to do his part."
Padres RF Will Venable drives in two runs Friday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(5/9/15) Padres right fielder Will Venable went 3 for 5 and drove in two runs to help lead the Padres to a 6-5 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Venable hit a solo home run and triple during the game. He raised his batting average to .200. Prior to Friday's three-hit game, Venable had been 0 for 15 in his last 10 games
Padres' Wil Myers to make first career start at 1B on Friday
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/8/15) Wil Myers will leadoff and make his first career start at first base for Padres on Friday in Arizona.
Will Venable will bat seventh and get his second start of the year in center field for the Padres.
Myers has only played the outfield during his two-plus years in the major leagues, occasionally serving as the designated hitter while with the Rays.
Padres OF Will Venable hits home run in win over Rockies
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/21/15) Padres outfielder Will Venable hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning of Monday's 14-3 win over the Rockies.
The homer is Venable's second of the season. With the Padres scoring nine runs in the first two innings, Venable came off the bench and entered the game in the fourth inning. He finished the game 1 of 2.
Venable now has a slash line of .267/.267/.667.
Padres' Justin Upton (quad) out of lineup Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/19/15) Padres left fielder Justin Upton is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs due to a quad strain.
It'll be the first game this season Upton hasn't started for the Padres. He's hit .326/.373/.630 with three home runs and eight RBI in 46 at-bats. He felt better after receiving postgame treatment, MLB.com reports, and the injury doesn't appear to be serious.
"We’re optimistic about it," manager Bud Black said before Sunday's game, per U-T San Diego. "We will watch it, treat it and hopefully it will be all right (Monday). And if not, hopefully Tuesday. We’re not going to push this. When you’re talking muscle strains, you never really know."
With Upton sidelined, Will Venable will draw the start in left field, while catcher Derek Norris will shift to the cleanup spot after not starting Saturday.
The Padres are underdogs (+120) in Chicago Sunday.
|2014 summary: Will Venable entered the season on the upswing created by the 20-20 campaign he had in 2013, but a glacially slow start wore out his welcome with his Fantasy owners. The Padres weren't enamored of his play either, as manager Bud Black sat him more frequently by midseason, and the August promotion of Rymer Liriano further ate into Venable's playing time. Though he played more sparingly in the second half, Venable did recover some of his productivity, hitting .261 with six home runs and seven stolen bases in 177 post-break plate appearances. |
Playing time status: With Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers entering the outfield picture, Venable will probably need a trade to get playing time.
2015 outlook: Though Venable's late-season rebound was encouraging, the crowded outfield situation certainly means a further reduction in playing time. His power/speed combination still makes him a compelling play in NL-only leagues, but even in those deep formats, he can probably be acquired via waivers.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Zack Greinke|
|5/23/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Mike Bolsinger|
|5/24/15||@ LAD||4:10 pm||Carlos Frias|
|5/25/15||@ LAA||9:05 pm||Jered Weaver|
|5/26/15||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Matt Shoemaker|
|5/27/15||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Garrett Richards|
|5/28/15||PIT||10:10 pm||A.J. Burnett|