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18 Luis Valbuena 3B

Los Angeles Angels

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
15%4%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
29213.26040381
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015HOU132434629725565010610.310.438.224
2016HOU9029238761340448111.357.459.260

Player Updates

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Angels' Luis Valbuena: Slated to compete for starting job at first
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valbuena is expected to compete with C.J. Cron for the starting spot at first base in 2017, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

The Angels recently signed Valbuena to a two-year deal worth $15 million after a 2016 season that saw him post a .260 batting average and .816 OPS over 90 games. Due to their investment in the 31-year-old, the club plans to have Valbuena compete for the starting job at first. However, the job won't be easy to take, as Cron posted a career-best line of .278/.325/.467 over 116 games in 2016.

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Angels' Luis Valbuena: Agrees to multi-year deal with Angels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valbuena and the Angels are in agreement on a two-year deal with a club option, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

There's no word yet on the terms of the deal, but Valbuena figures to get rewarded for his surprise season in 2016 in which he hit a strong .260/.357/.459 with 13 home runs in 342 plate appearances. It's worth noting that Valbuena was forced to undergo season-ending hamstring surgery in August, but all reports indicate he should be ready for spring training. Valbuena could end up all over the infield with the Angels, given that first and third base already have C.J. Cron and Yunel Escobar and that the 31-year-old probably doesn't have the range to regularly field second base anymore.

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Luis Valbuena: Becomes free agent Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valbuena was not tendered a qualifying offer Monday, making him a free agent, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Valbuena didn't receive as many at-bats in the 2016 season as he had the year prior, but his power was still evident as he posted a .459 slugging percentage and a .199 ISO. At age 30, it's unlikely he'll receive a huge contract, although now that he won't cost a draft pick upon signing, he could command a bit more value on the open market.

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Astros' Luis Valbuena: Successfully undergoes surgery
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Valbuena successfully underwent hamstring surgery Thursday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The move to go under the knife spelled the end of Valbuena's season, but everything went as expected and he should be ready to go by the start of spring training. The 30-year-old will enter free agency coming off one of the better seasons of his career, as he slashed .260/.357/.459 to go along with 13 home runs and 40 RBI.

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Astros' Luis Valbuena: Will undergo season-ending surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager A.J. Hinch announced Tuesday that Valbuena (hamstring) will undergo season-ending surgery, Julia Morales of ROOT Sports reports.

2016 was arguably the best season of Valbuena's career, as he posted an .816 OPS over 90 games, but his campaign will come to an end with over a month remaining in the regular season. While he will head into the offseason recovering from surgery, his strong showing with the bat should help his cause as he enters free agency for the first time. A return to Houston seems like a long shot with Alex Bregman and Yulieski Gurriel both on hand to play third base in 2017.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Los Angeles41122 .434 .488 .293
vs RHP2175611 .362 .479 .258
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
7/19@OAK4010110
7/20@OAK5000100
7/22LAA3000010
7/23LAA4010000
7/24LAA5111100
7/25NYY3030011
7/26NYY1000000
Two Week Schedule
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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
2016HOU9029238761340448111 .357 .459 .260
Total 798253531258883269307582814 .317 .394 .232
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
2016HOU1B8767616041.000
2016HOU2B1000000 ---
2016HOU3B817720354143617 .970
Total  7506882537972150857263 .978
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2008SEA501700100
2009CLE25315322008
2010CLE1207122315
2011CLE001200000
2012CHC2009020016
2013CHC15112521444
2014CHC33420811248
2015HOU180190306113
2016HOU17113423125
Total 14591000149171349
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:
5-10/215
Birthdate:
11/30/1985
Age:
31
Hometown:
Sucre, Zulia, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Los Angeles Angels
College:

MLB Experience:
9