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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%: 2/1 | Average Draft Position: 277.90
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)213.006.00.22122.0021.001.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
290.207130
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20140011000000
20130069401100
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Liriano (Career)000000
vs LHP100 .000 .000 .000
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
04/16/2014Mark Reynolds, 3B MIL
Arismendy Alcantara, SS CHC
Jose Valverde, RP NYM
Luis Valbuena, 3B CHC
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
04/16/2014Luis Valbuena, 3B CHC
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Mark Reynolds, 3B MIL
Arismendy Alcantara, SS CHC
Jose Valverde, RP NYM
04/15/2014Lance Lynn, SP STL
Ryan Ludwick, LF CIN
Hanley Ramirez, SS LAD
Luis Valbuena, 3B CHC
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
4/3@PIT1000000
4/4PHI2000010
4/6PHI3100010
4/8PIT4110000
4/10PIT1000000
4/11@STL3000000
4/12@STL3110000
4/13@STL1000000
4/16@NYY3000000
4/16@NYY2010020
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
Latest News
Cubs manager could play matchups at second base
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/14) Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Darwin Barney remains the team's starting second baseman, but his playing time might be reduced as Renteria looks for favorable matchups at times. Luis Valbuena and Emilio Bonifacio are both options to see playing time at second base.

"I think as we go into the season, we have certain guys who we’re going to put into a particular position and the second day you might see a different lineup," Renteria said, per The Chicago Tribune. "The reality is the matchups we have and are looking at throughout the course of the season will determine how we use all our guys.

"I’m fortunate enough to have the flexibility with guys and matchups and different scenarios that could occur during the course of a season. I have the ability to do that with them. I want to put them in the best position to have success."

Cubs, Luis Valbuena avoid arbitration
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/17/14) The Cubs have avoided arbitration with third baseman Luis Valbuena, according to the New York Post.

Valbuena will earn $1.7 million next season. He's coming off a year in which he hit .218/.331/.378 in 331 at-bats. 

Luis Valbuena out Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/24/13) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena is not in the team's starting lineup against the Pirates Tuesday.

Valbuena will be replaced by Donnie Murphy at third. Valbuena is hitting .218/.332/.379 in 330 at-bats. 

Luis Valbuena breaks skid with first-inning homer
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/19/13) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena ended an 0-for-14 slump Thursday with a first-inning solo home run off Brewers starter Kyle Lohse in his team's 5-1 win in Milwaukee.

Valbuena hadn't recorded a hit since going 2 for 4 with a home run on Sept. 9 against the Reds, though he did walk six times during the hitless stretch. He owns a .219/.333/.381 line with 12 home runs and 36 RBI in 320 at-bats.

Luis Valbuena back Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/13/13) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena is back in the starting lineup Friday against the Pirates.

Valbuena has started to see more playing time recently, but was given the day off Thursday. He's hitting .228 in 303 at-bats. 

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
4/19/14CIN2:20 pmTony Cingrani
4/20/14CIN2:20 pmHomer Bailey
4/21/14ARI8:05 pmBronson Arroyo
4/22/14ARI8:05 pmBrandon McCarthy
4/23/14ARI2:20 pmWade Miley
4/24/14ARI2:20 pmMike Bolsinger
4/25/14@ MIL8:10 pmMatt Garza
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
2014CHC122936017900 .361 .241 .207
Total 439136014730229123155291511 .304 .349 .222
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 ---
2014CHC2B1000000 ---
2014CHC3B1082361610 .957
Total  407370148750294936189 .976
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2008SEA501700100
2009CLE25315322008
2010CLE1207122315
2011CLE001200000
2012CHC2009020016
2013CHC15112521444
2014CHC10700000
Total 784475858623
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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