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18 Luis Valbuena 3B

Houston Astros

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
20%10%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
352.200220
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014CHC1494786811916516511312.341.435.249
2015HOU93527222900.243.400.200

Player Updates

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Astros' Luis Valbuena homers in win vs. A's
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena went 1 for 3 with a solo home run in his team's 6-1 win over the A's Wednesday.

Valbuena led off the seventh inning with his second home run of the season, and he's put together a five-game hitting streak since opening the season 0 for 10 in his first three games. The infielder has hit .226/.273/.452 with two home runs and two RBI in 31 at-bats.

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Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena cranks first home run Sunday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena went 1 for 6 at the plate in Houston's 6-4 win over the Rangers Sunday in 14 innings. Valbuena did his only damage in the second inning taking a 3-2 pitch from Colby Lewis to deep right field for a solo home run.

Despite the homer, Valbuena continues to struggle at the plate, hitting just .143 in 21 at-bats this season.

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Astros tweak lineup vs. LHP Derek Holland
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Astros manager A.J. Hinch chose to roll with Jonathan Villar at third base and Robbie Grossman in left field Friday night against left-hander Derek Holland and the Rangers, per MLB.com. Luis Valbuena and Colby Rasmus received a day off against the southpaw.

Hinch also flip-flopped struggling DH Evan Gattis and Chris Carter in the batting order. Gattis has started his stint with the Astros 0 for 11 with eighth strikeouts. He will hit fifth, while Carter will move to the cleanup spot.

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Luis Valbuena bats third in Astros debut
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Astros manager A.J. Hinch opted to bat veteran third baseman Luis Valbuena third in Monday's season opener against the Indians. Cleveland is starting reigning AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber.

Valbuena, who is in his first year with Houston, doesn't have much experience batting third. He has a .302 average, .434 on-base percentage, no home runs, two RBI, five doubles and 11 runs in 17 games batting third.

However, Valbuena hit pretty well in spring training, batting .380 (19 for 50) with a .620 slugging percentage, two home runs, six doubles and nine RBI in 17 games.

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Luis Valbuena to open season as Astros' starting third baseman
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

With the demotion of Matt Dominguez to the minors on Sunday, Luis Valbuena will officially open the season as the Astros' starting third baseman.

"One of our goals this offseason was to give ourselves more options," general manager Jeff Luhnow said, per the Houston Chronicle. "Our infield production last year, with the exception of (Jose) Altuve, was below what we really needed it to compete in this division.

"So we went out to address upgrades at shortstop (accomplished with the signing of Jed Lowrie) and options at third and first base, and I think we're seeing the results of that. Valbuena had an amazing spring so far and is basically going to be our third baseman."

Valbuena is batting .405 (17 for 42) with two home runs, five doubles, four runs, eight RBI, four walks and six strikeouts in 15 spring games.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Third Basemen 27 67 39.00
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs L.A. Angels400 .000 .000 .000
vs Pomeranz (Career)000000
vs LHP510 .200 .400 .200
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
4/9CLE3000010
4/11@TEX5020000
4/12@TEX6111100
4/13OAK4010000
4/14OAK3020010
4/15OAK3111100
4/17LAA4000000
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5
6
Cle
W2-0
7
8
Cle
L0-2
9
Cle
L1-5
10
@Tex
W5-1
11
@Tex
L2-6
12
@Tex
W6-4
13
Oak
L1-8
14
Oak
L0-4
15
Oak
W6-1
16
17
LAA
L3-6
18
LAA
7:10 pm
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Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
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
2015HOU93527222900 .243 .400 .200
Total 585184421442247175215404613 .311 .374 .229
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
2015HOU3B9923617031.000
Total  5454931841604119344213 .976
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2008SEA501700100
2009CLE25315322008
2010CLE1207122315
2011CLE001200000
2012CHC2009020016
2013CHC15112521444
2014CHC33420811248
2015HOU101400002
Total 111869096101033
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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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/200
Birthdate:
11/30/1985
Age:
29
Hometown:
Sucre, Zulia, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Houston Astros
College:
No College
MLB Experience:
8
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