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18 Luis Valbuena 3B

Houston Astros

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
44%24%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
43425.22456621
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014CHC1494786811916516511312.341.435.249
2015HOU132434629725565010610.310.438.224

Player Updates

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Astros' Luis Valbuena: Agrees to terms on one-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Valbuena (foot) and the Astros agreed to terms on a one-year, $6.125 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports.

As expected, the two sides were able to settle, and Valbuena should slide into an everyday role in 2016, seeing time at both first and third base. Valbuena underwent foot surgery in October but is expected to be ready when spring training opens.

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Astros' Luis Valbuena: Expected to play every day in 2016
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday that Luis Valbuena (foot) will play every day in 2016, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

It's still relatively early in the offseason, but the Astros appear content to play Valbuena on an everyday basis in 2016 between first base and third. The home run numbers dropped off for Valbuena in the second half of last season, but his slugging percentage actually improved, and his OBP shot up by more than 70 points.

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Astros' Luis Valbuena: Ready for spring training despite offseason surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Luis Valbuena underwent offseason foot surgery in October but is expected to be ready for spring training, The Houston Chronicle reports.

Valbuena had a bunion removed from his left foot following the Houston Astros ' playoff run, but it does not appear to be serious and he should be fully healthy by the time position players report to camp in February. The Venezuelan will look to build off of his 2015 power surge in which he recorded a career-high 25 home runs.

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Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena collects three hits Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houston Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena went 3 for 4 with a home run, two doubles, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over Arizona Wildcats on Friday.

Every Astros hitter seemed to hit on Friday in the 21-run onslaught and Valbuena was a major catalyst. The crazy thing about Valbuena's season is that 43 of his 96 hits this season have been either a double or a home run.

It's unclear if he simply can't hit for average or if he's going all-in for power, but this is tough to understand. In any case, he can't sustain this and he'll have to change something to be successful next season.

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Astros' Luis Valbuena connects for HR among two hits Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houston Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena went 2 for 3 with a solo home run, a double and a walk in a win over the Mainers on Wednesday.

Valbuena has had a very strange season, as many of his hits have been for extra bases. In fact, 40 of Valbuena's 93 hits have either been a home run or a double. That sort of rate in unsustainable for next season. He'll either have to fix his .219 average or he'll see plenty of time on the bench.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Third Basemen 19 67 43.41
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Kansas City1420 .250 .143 .143
vs Pomeranz (Career)000000
vs LHP114185 .265 .316 .158
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
10/4@ARI2010000
10/6@NYY4010000
10/8@KC3000010
10/9@KC4010000
10/11KC1100010
10/12KC2000020
10/14@KC3111200
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3
4
@NYY
1:05 pm
5
6
@NYY
7:05 pm
7
@NYY
4:05 pm
8
@Mil
8:10 pm
9
@Mil
7:10 pm
10
@Mil
2:10 pm
11
KC
8:10 pm
12
KC
8:10 pm
13
KC
8:10 pm
14
KC
8:10 pm
15
Det
8:10 pm
16
Det
7:10 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
6

20

17

23

10

20

6

6

17

17

22

21

13

3

8

0
9

22

1

5

18

1

0
7

10

26

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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
2015HOU132434629725565010610 .310 .438 .224
2016HOU0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 708224327451270229263501713 .312 .386 .228
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
2015HOU1B312721920513112 .995
2015HOU2B10202001.000
2015HOU3B999322854168620 .974
Total  6646042267857135951242 .978
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2008SEA501700100
2009CLE25315322008
2010CLE1207122315
2011CLE001200000
2012CHC2009020016
2013CHC15112521444
2014CHC33420811248
2015HOU180190306113
2016HOU00000000
Total 1288866126161144
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015HOU61723124800 .333 .353 .176
Total 61723124800 .333 .353 .176
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:
30
Hometown:
Sucre, Zulia, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Houston Astros
College:

MLB Experience:
8
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