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24 Luis Valbuena 3B
Height/Weight: 5-10/200 | Birthdate: 11/30/1985 | Birthplace: Sucre, Zulia, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $930,000 | Owned/Started%: 12/8 | Average Draft Position: 266.86
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)213.006.00.22122.0021.001.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
2988.25234390
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
201400217400100
20130069401100
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Colorado310 .500 .667 .333
vs Matzek (Career)000000
vs LHP39101 .356 .410 .256
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
07/31/2014Jonathan Papelbon, RP PHI
Luis Valbuena, 3B CHC
Shelby Miller, SP STL
07/31/2014Luis 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
07/30/2014Fernando 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 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
7/18@ARI4110000
7/20@ARI4000000
7/23SD4111300
7/24SD4010100
7/25STL2311220
7/26STL4000000
7/27STL4010000
7/28COL1000000
7/29COL2010010
7/30COL5131300
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
Latest News
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.
 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
7/31/14COL2:20 pmTyler Matzek
8/1/14@ LAD10:10 pmHyun-Jin Ryu
8/2/14@ LAD9:10 pmDan Haren
8/3/14@ LAD4:10 pmJosh Beckett
8/5/14@ COL8:40 pmBrett Anderson
8/6/14@ COL8:40 pmTyler Matzek
8/7/14@ COL3:10 pmFranklin Morales
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
2014CHC942933872731386702 .331 .420 .246
Total 521162418236836153186349513 .308 .364 .227
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
2014CHC3B73551634910869 .963
Total  4854341692569108241202 .976
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2008SEA501700100
2009CLE25315322008
2010CLE1207122315
2011CLE001200000
2012CHC2009020016
2013CHC15112521444
2014CHC24312310013
Total 1017591958726
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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