|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||213.00||6.00||.221||22.00||21.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Colorado||3||1||0|| .500|| .667|| .333|
|vs Matzek (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||39||10||1|| .356|| .410|| .256|
|07/31/2014||Jonathan Papelbon, RP PHI|
Luis Valbuena, 3B CHC
|Shelby Miller, SP STL|
|07/31/2014||Luis Valbuena, 3B CHC|
Tanner Roark, SP WAS
Edinson Volquez, SP PIT
Hector Rondon, RP CHC
|Daniel Murphy, 2B NYM|
Jonathan Papelbon, RP PHI
Dale Thayer, RP SD
|07/30/2014||Fernando Rodney, RP SEA|
Adam Wainwright, SP STL
Craig Gentry, CF OAK
Alexi Amarista, SS SD
|Jason Heyward, RF ATL|
Martin Prado, 3B ARI
Jonathon Niese, SP NYM
Luis Valbuena, 3B CHC
|Last 7 Games|
|Luis Valbuena homers in three-hit performance vs. Rockies |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/30/14) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena went 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 6-4 loss to the Rockies Wednesday.
Valbuena drove in a run with an infield single in the sixth inning. He then tied the game for the Cubs with a two-run blast in the eighth, but the Rockies were able to pull out a win in extra innings. Valbuena has hit .252/.335/.433 with eight home runs and 34 RBI in 298 at-bats.
|Luis Valbuena hits sixth home run Wednesday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/24/14) Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena hit his sixth home run Wednesday against the Padres.
With two men on, Valbuena worked a two-pitch at-bat against Ian Kennedy in the fourth inning. On the second pitch, Valbuena belted a 76 mph curve out to right for a three-run shot. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and three RBI.
|Luis Valbuena riding month-long hot streak |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/17/14) Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena totaled two singles, two walks, two strikeouts and one run during Monday's 5-4 win in 13 innings against the Marlins. He was also caught stealing on his first stolen-base attempt this season.
Valbuena totaled his fifth multi-hit game in his last seven appearances and his sixth this month. He's been on an offensive surge since mid-May, raising his season average from .207 to .289.
He is batting .366 with a .438 on-base percentage, .581 slugging percentage and 1.019 OPS in his last 27 games. He has three home runs, 10 RBI, 11 doubles, 15 runs, 12 walks and 20 strikeouts in that span.
|Luis Valbuena back in the lineup |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(6/3/14) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena, who missed Sunday's game with an abdominal injury, returned to the lineup Tuesday against the Mets. Valbuena is hitting .263 with three homers and 12 RBI in 133 at-bats.
|Luis Valbuena expected to return Tuesday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(6/1/14) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena is expected to return to the starting lineup Tuesday against the Mets, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Valbuena was not in the lineup Sunday because of an abdominal problem. He is hitting .263/.384/.436 in 133 at-bats.
|For two glorious months last year, Luis Valbuena was one of the most productive third basemen in the NL in terms of OPS. Fantasy owners didn't know it because he sat against left-handed pitchers, but with a high walk rate and decent pop, he was on the verge of becoming something. But then, reality set in. Over the final four months of 2013, Valbuena hit .189 with a .631 OPS, reducing himself to waiver fodder even in NL-only leagues. An oblique injury in August allowed Donnie Murphy into the mix, and even though he eventually settled in as Valbuena's platoon partner, he was the more productive of the two to close 2013. At age 28, Valbuena may not get any better from here. Right now, his primary competition is Murphy, but at some point this season, the Cubs could turn to Mike Olt, Kris Bryant or Javier Baez at third base. Even in NL-only leagues, you wouldn't want to invest too heavily in Valbuena.
(Updated 3/17/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/31/14||COL||2:20 pm||Tyler Matzek|
|8/1/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Hyun-Jin Ryu|
|8/2/14||@ LAD||9:10 pm||Dan Haren|
|8/3/14||@ LAD||4:10 pm||Josh Beckett|
|8/5/14||@ COL||8:40 pm||Brett Anderson|
|8/6/14||@ COL||8:40 pm||Tyler Matzek|
|8/7/14||@ COL||3:10 pm||Franklin Morales|