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Christian Villanueva 3BCubs

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
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Birth Date6-19-1991
Height5' 11"
Weight210 lbs
Age23 years, 2 months, 30 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2010 RNG Rk 51 210 .328 .270 .328 .368 .285 .390 96 13 6.9 0.8 -1.1 0.3 22.6 2.1 22.6 2.1
2011 HIC A 126 529 .280 .261 .331 .396 .262 .300 108 11.1 15.3 2 16.5 4.3 37.0 5.5 37.0 5.5
2012 DAY A+ 25 95 .264 .256 .328 .367 .247 .304 110 0.4 2.8 0.3 4.5 -0.1 5.9 1.0 5.9 1.0
2012 MYR A+ 100 425 .298 .254 .322 .386 .260 .338 90 18.1 12.7 1 -7.6 -2.4 32.5 2.5 32.5 2.5
2012 OBR Wnt 23 60 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TEN AA 133 542 .275 .244 .317 .368 .256 .303 104 8 14.7 1.3 -1.1 1.8 22.2 2.3 22.2 2.3
2014 TEN AA 62 259 .253 .258 .324 .388 .267 .284 98 -1.9 7.1 0.9 2.8 -1.0 3.7 0.7 3.7 0.7
2014 IOW AAA 64 248 .229 .269 .334 .416 .266 .266 93 -8.7 7.4 1 8.0 -0.1 -1.2 0.7 -1.2 0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 RNG Rk 210 30 59 14 1 2 35 13 42 6 2 .314 .367 .431 .117 .328 22.6 -1.1 2.1
2011 HIC A 529 78 130 30 3 17 84 37 86 32 6 .278 .338 .465 .186 .280 37.0 16.5 5.5
2012 DAY A+ 95 14 21 5 0 4 9 10 24 5 2 .250 .337 .452 .202 .264 5.9 4.5 1.0
2012 OBR Wnt 60 9 9 3 0 2 6 6 25 0 1 .176 .283 .353 .176 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MYR A+ 425 45 107 19 1 10 59 24 83 9 9 .285 .356 .421 .136 .298 32.5 -7.6 2.5
2013 TEN AA 542 60 128 41 2 19 72 34 117 5 7 .261 .317 .469 .208 .275 22.2 -1.1 2.3
2014 IOW AAA 248 22 47 18 0 6 26 21 64 2 1 .211 .283 .372 .161 .229 -1.2 8.0 0.7
2014 TEN AA 259 31 58 20 0 4 32 19 42 0 1 .248 .310 .385 .137 .253 3.7 2.8 0.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-30 2014-07-08 Minors 8 0 - Not Disclosed -
2009-06-09 2009-08-22 Minors 74 0 Knee Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/20/12. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13.
  • Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Texas 7/31/12.
  • Signed by Texas 2008 as a free agent from Mexico.

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BP Articles

Christian Villanueva is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: September 2, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Unlikeliest Part of the Rangers' CollapseSam Miller2014-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 11-13Jeff Moore2014-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/25Jason Parks2014-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/25BP Prospect Staff2014-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: The Optimist's Guide to the 2016 CubsKen Funck2014-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTop Tools: Best Infield Defense/Infield ArmMark Anderson2014-02-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTop Tools: Best Infield Defense/Infield ArmBP Prospect Staff2014-02-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third BasemenBret Sayre2014-02-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third BasemenBen Murphy2014-02-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third BasemenIan Lefkowitz2014-02-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third BasemenJared Weiss2014-02-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Third Base ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-13
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 8-10Bret Sayre2014-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago Cubs Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessOne Move: National League CentralCraig Goldstein2013-11-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Lake EffectCraig Goldstein2013-10-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Fool's Gold: National League Starting PitchersCraig Goldstein2013-09-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: Hot Corner ConundrumsBen Carsley2013-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, June 3Zach Mortimer2013-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 16-19Zach Mortimer2013-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 14Zach Mortimer2013-05-15
Minor League Update: Games of March 7, 2013Jason Martinez2013-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago Cubs Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of October 24Bradley Ankrom2012-10-25
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Ranking The Traded ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-08-01
BP Unfiltered: The Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread UPDATEDBaseball Prospectus2012-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dempster Doesn't Turn Blind Eye to TexasColin Wyers2012-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dempster Doesn't Turn Blind Eye to TexasKevin Goldstein2012-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 23Kevin Goldstein2012-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Rangers Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August1Kevin Goldstein2011-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 26Kevin Goldstein2011-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 2Kevin Goldstein2011-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2011-05-02


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think about Mike Olt? Will he keep the job all year?
(MattN from Silver Spring)
I've been on the Olt bandwagon for too long to jump off now. The Cubs don't have much reason to not give him at least 400 PA this season - really, only Christian Villanueva could conceivably steal time away from him later in the season. I think he can be a low average, 25 homer guy. (Ben Carsley)
2014-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any favorite sleepers in the Cubs system? Also, do you think Mike Olt can resurrect his career?
(Duff Man from Shelbyville)
I'm excited about Olt. My friend Sahadev Sharma did some great reporting on Olt's vision issues, and, no pun intended, things have cleared up.
As far as sleepers, it's hard for me to say who would appear to be a sleeper ... Christian Villanueva? Arismendy Alcantara? The aforementioned Olt? If so, those guys. (Harry Pavlidis)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)As someone who was very high on Christian Villanueva while in the Rangers organization, would you be able to touch on what type of player he the Cubs got in return? Does he have 1st division potential? Would he be able to handle 2nd base?
(Andrew from IL)
I've seen him play 2B, but I think [athletically], he is a better fit for 3B. He has a very good glove, with clean actions, and a strong arm. His bat isn't all that special, but he has good hands and shows quality bat speed. I don't think he's big batting average type, but he might be able to achieve the .265-.270 range, with 10-15 bombs. Not a first division talent, but a steady major league regular if everything clicks. Big makeup as well. Works very hard. Good kid. (Jason Parks)
2012-08-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you expect Starlin Castro to switch positions any time soon? If so, when and to where?
(sitdancer from DC)
The Cubs are popular today.

I do believe Castro will change positions within the next three years. Ideally, you would slide Castro to center field and be done with it. The problem is he doesn’t seem to profile well out there. That leaves third base or second base as the most likely locations. You’d like to think at least one of Josh Vitters and Christian Villanueva will develop, so I would guess Castro winds up at second base. (R.J. Anderson)


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