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18 Luis Valbuena 3B
Height/Weight: 5-10/200 | Birthdate: 11/30/1985 | Birthplace: Sucre, Zulia, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Houston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $930,000 | Owned/Started%: 69/52 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)440.0014.00.24154.0059.001.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
27619.20336431
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20150007400000
2014002112400200
 
Injury Report
Toe - Doubtful for July 7 at Cleveland
(Updated: 20150707)
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cleveland1000 .091 .000 .000
vs Pomeranz (Career)000000
vs LHP88155 .267 .352 .170
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/22/2014Jameson Taillon, SP PIT
Luis Valbuena, 3B HOU
12/21/2014Wilmer Flores, SS NYM
Carl Crawford, LF LAD
A.J. Burnett, SP PIT
Marlon Byrd, LF CIN
Luis Valbuena, 3B HOU
12/20/2014Luis Valbuena, 3B HOU
Danny Santana, SS MIN
Austin Jackson, CF SEA
Jedd Gyorko, 2B SD
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
6/24@LAA3020010
6/25NYY2000010
6/26NYY3000010
6/27NYY5010000
6/28NYY3000000
6/29KC4220000
7/1KC3000010
7/3@BOS5110010
7/4@BOS4020100
7/5@BOS3110020
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
 
Latest News

Astros 3B Luis Valbuena (toe) still out on Tuesday

by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:40 pm ET) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena remains out of the starting lineup on Tuesday due to a toe injury. Valbuena was also forced to miss Monday's contest with the ailment. Though, manager A.J. Hinch does believe Valbuena will be able to return at some point during the four-game series with the Indians. 

Marwin Gonzalez is once again drawing the start at third base while Valbuena heals up.

Sprained toe has Astros 3B Luis Valbuena out against Indians

by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/6/15) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena is sidelined Monday in Cleveland. He is out of the lineup after starting 21 of the previous 23 games due to a sprained left big toe that has him day-to-day, per MLB.com.

Marwin Gonzalez is set to man the position instead.

Valbuena is not getting benched for recent struggles at the plate. He has hit safely in four of his last five games and boasts a career-high .438 slugging percentage.

He did go 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in his only start against Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco, who is on the mound Monday.

Astros 3B Luis Valbuena dealing with bothersome toe

by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/5/15) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena has been bothered by his left big toe recently, the Houston Chronicle is reporting.

Valbuena said that he is fine, but the toe has bothered him as of late. He is hitting .304 with 14 hits, three home runs and six RBI over his last 13 games.

Astros 3B Luis Valbuena goes 2 for 4 on Monday vs. Royals

by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/30/15) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena had two more hits on Monday, going 2 for 4 with two runs scored in the 6-1 win over the Royals.

Despite his .199 season batting average, Valbuena has been rolling at the plate recently, batting .320 with two home runs over his last seven games. He has reached base safely via a hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in each of his last nine games.

Astros' Luis Valbuena collects three RBI in Tuesday's win

by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/24/15) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena went 3 for 5 at the plate with three RBI to help send the Astros to a 13-3 win over the Angels on Tuesday.

Valbuena hit his 18th home run of the season when he hit a solo shot off C.J. Wilson in the fourth inning. He would later hit his 19th home run off Cam Bedrosian in the fifth inning. He also scored three runs during the contest.

Prior to his three-hit game Tuesday, Valbuena was hitting .222 with five home runs and 11 RBI in his last 10 games.

 
 
 

 
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DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
7/7/15@ CLE7:10 pmCorey Kluber
7/8/15@ CLE7:10 pmTrevor Bauer
7/9/15@ CLE7:10 pmCody Anderson
7/10/15@ TB7:10 pmNathan Karns
7/11/15@ TB4:10 pmErasmo Ramirez
7/12/15@ TB1:10 pmMatt Moore
7/17/15TEX8:10 pm
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008SEA18496120141100 .315 .347 .245
2009CLE10336852921031268323 .298 .416 .250
2010CLE912752253224286112 .273 .258 .193
2011CLE174349111910 .227 .279 .209
2012CHC902652658428365502 .310 .340 .219
2013CHC10833134721237536314 .331 .378 .218
2014CHC1494786811916516511312 .341 .435 .249
2015HOU7427643561936297010 .286 .438 .203
Total 650208525547164209242465713 .309 .382 .226
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008SEA2B16156221410111.000
2008SEASS10211011.000
2009CLE2B7775396162228664 .985
2009CLE3B10101001.000
2009CLESS2822115377356 .957
2010CLE2B7166363127232459 .989
2010CLE3B961731220 .882
2010CLESS542981745 .862
2010CLEOF1000000 ---
2011CLE2B119431924071.000
2011CLESS1000000 ---
2011CLEOF21220001.000
2012CHC2B52624011.000
2012CHC3B827218945137718 .963
2013CHC2B65261313041.000
2013CHC3B948521356150713 .967
2013CHCOF1000000 ---
2014CHC2B2117652441041.000
2014CHC3B12410528978202917 .969
2015HOU3B747317538133415 .977
Total  6105571993636130948225 .976
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2008SEA501700100
2009CLE25315322008
2010CLE1207122315
2011CLE001200000
2012CHC2009020016
2013CHC15112521444
2014CHC33420811248
2015HOU80121204010
Total 1188797116141041
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2003 R-Aguirre501672638114122202533 .323 .359 .228
2004 R-Aguirre6121644782462342715119 .444 .556 .361
2005AAA-Tacoma340000001200 .200 .000 .000
2005 A-Everett74287477510312513137146 .333 .443 .261
2006 A-Inl. Empire431631841101210142613 .315 .362 .252
2006 A-Wisconsin8932545931663384444217 .371 .400 .286
2007 AA-West Tenn1224445510623311444883106 .311 .378 .239
2008AAA-Tacoma582124164902202832104 .383 .373 .302
2008 AA-West Tenn702404373122940313784 .381 .483 .304
2009AAA-Columbus2278152542313161333 .436 .538 .321
2010AAA-Columbus Clippers2596233081620192120 .427 .604 .313
2011AAA-Columbus Clippers113420641272201775469663 .372 .476 .302
2012AAA-Iowa Cubs582113864171831285011 .378 .507 .303
2013R-AZL Cubs272520031110 .7501.000 .714
2013AFX-Kane County Cougars130100001--00 .500 .333 .333
Total 791287346182016829764013554829149 .358 .443 .285
 
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