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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%: 46/24 | Average Draft Position: 9999
HOU
 
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)440.0014.00.24154.0059.001.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
37622.21346531
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
201501409300100
2014002112400200
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs N.Y. Yankees2130 .280 .238 .143
vs Pomeranz (Career)000000
vs LHP105175 .252 .324 .162
 
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, RF SF
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
8/15DET2010000
8/17TB2000010
8/18TB3000000
8/19TB5010000
8/20TB3000000
8/22LAD2111100
8/23LAD1000000
8/24@NYY3010010
8/25@NYY5110200
8/26@NYY4120000
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
 
Latest News

Astros' Luis Valbuena slugs 20th home run in loss on Monday

by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/4/15) Astros infielder Luis Valbuena has recorded his first career 20-home run season, as he went 2 for 3 with a solo shot in Monday's 12-9 loss to the Rangers.

Valbuena's blast was his 20th of the year, but it also broke a 23-game homerless drought. Even with the two-hit effort, Valbuena is still batting a low .206 on the year.

Marwin Gonzalez replaces Luis Valbuena at third for Astros

by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/25/15) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, after starting 81 games at the hot corner this year. 

He's replaced by Marwin Gonzalez, who gets his 12th start of the year. 

Astros' Marwin Gonzalez in for Luis Valbuena at third base

by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/12/15) Marwin Gonzalez will start at third base for the Astros on Sunday against the Rays over Luis Valbuena, who is presumably getting a day off.

Gonzalez is hitting .348 with two home runs and three RBI in July.

Astros 3B Luis Valbuena back from three-game absence

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/15) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena returned to the starting lineup Thursday against the Indians after missing three straight starts due to a toe injury. 

Valbuena is batting .263 with a .566 slugging percentage, .944 OPS, two doubles, seven home runs, 15 RBI, 13 runs, 13 walks and 20 strikeouts in his last 21 games.

Astros 3B Luis Valbuena remains sidelined on Wednesday

by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/8/15) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena continues to be bothered by a toe injury, and is out of the lineup on Wednesday against the Indians. Valbuena has missed the last two games with the injury, though there is still hope that he'll be able to return to the lineup on Thursday.
 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
8/28/15@ MIN8:10 pmKyle Gibson
8/29/15@ MIN7:10 pmMike Pelfrey
8/30/15@ MIN2:10 pmErvin Santana
8/31/15SEA8:10 pmFelix Hernandez
9/1/15SEA8:10 pmVidal Nuno
9/2/15SEA8:10 pmTaijuan Walker
9/4/15MIN8:10 pmMike Pelfrey
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
2015HOU10637653802246399310 .294 .423 .213
Total 682218526549567219252488713 .309 .382 .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
2014CHC3B12410528978202917 .969
2015HOU1B14141151087081.000
2015HOU3B938922053162520 .977
Total  6415872153759134549238 .977
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2008SEA501700100
2009CLE25315322008
2010CLE1207122315
2011CLE001200000
2012CHC2009020016
2013CHC15112521444
2014CHC33420811248
2015HOU130159205012
Total 1238835116151043
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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