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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||110.20||6.00||7.00||1.00||4.23||1.27||99.00||35.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee|| 8.1||0||1|| 8.64||0||1||2|
|vs LHB|| 31.0||0||0|| 4.35||0||7||29|
|vs RHB|| 46.2||0||0|| 4.82||0||12||43|
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals' Carlos Villanueva has opt out in contract
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/20/15) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Villanueva can opt out of his deal if he's not going to make the club, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Villanueva signed a minor-league deal with the team in February, and is expected to compete for a spot in the bullpen during camp. While Villanueva can opt out if things don't look good, the 31-year-old said St. Louis is where he wants to be.
Villanueva posted a 4.64 ERA over 77 2/3 innings with the Cubs last year.
Cardinals sign pitcher Carlos Villanueva
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2/4/15) The St. Louis Cardinals signed right-handed pitcher Carlos Villanueva to a contract, the club announced on Wednesday.
Villanueva will get an invite to the club's spring training team. Over a nine-year career, Villanueva has been with the Brewers, Blue Jays and Cubs. He's posted a career ERA of .474.
Carlos Villanueva picks up second save Tuesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(8/6/14) Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva gave up one hit and struck out two in a scoreless 12th inning to earn his second save in his team's 6-5 win over the Rockies.
Villanueva was called upon after closer Hector Rondon blew a save opportunity in the previous inning. He's been at the top of his game since the break, turning in 8 2/3 scoreless innings in six appearances while striking out nine and giving up five hits and one walk. Villanueva owns a 5.28 ERA and 54:16 K:BB ratio in 59 2/3 innings.
Carlos Villanueva goes two innings during Saturday start
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(7/5/14) Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva lasted just two innings Saturday against the Nationals.
Villanueva lasted 58 pitches during the appearance. He gave up four runs on five hits. Villanueva struck out two and walked one. He had been pitching in relief lately, so didn't have his normal stamina. The loss dropped Villanueva to 4-6 on the year. If he remains in the rotation, his next start would come against the Reds.
Who is worth targeting among the Cubs' rotation hopefuls?
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(7/5/14) Clearly, the headliners from Saturday's trade between the Cubs and Athletics were Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, and both immediately become must-owns in AL-only leagues. Their departure leaves the Cubs with two big holes to fill in their rotation, and there is no shortage of candidates to fill them.
Carlos Villanueva has replaced Samardzija for his Saturday start at the Nationals, but he is not necessarily among the candidates to fill a spot long-term. Even if he were, Villanueva has not had a sterling track record as a starter (career 4.94 ERA), so he can be passed over in virtually all Fantasy formats.
Then there is Dan Straily, who was acquired from the A's as part of the return for Samardzija and Hammel. He will report to Triple-A Iowa, but according to CSNChicago.com, he could be up with the big club soon. Because of his strikeout potential, Straily is worth stashing in NL-only leagues. He has a Jake Odorizzi-like skill set -- complete with shaky control and a high flyball rate -- but without a pitcher's park like Tropicana Field (or his former home of O.co Coliseum) to come home to, there may be little respite from home runs.
A better risk than Straily is Tsuyoshi Wada, who has already been announced as Tuesday's starter at the Reds. He has similar strikeout potential to Straily but with fewer control issues and slightly less pronounced flyball tendencies. He is worth pursuing in some deeper mixed leagues, as well as in NL-only formats.
Chris Rusin, just called up for bullpen duty, Dallas Beeler and Kyle Hendricks will also be in the mix, according to ESPN.com, but none has appeal outside of deeper NL-only leagues. With so much competition for two open spots, none of those three are really worth the trouble of expending FAAB dollars or a waiver priority.
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