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33 Carlos Villanueva RP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%1%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
68.05-624.765917
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014CHC564.76365002268.0773836661759

Player Updates

1407302004
Carlos Villanueva picks up second save Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

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.

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Carlos Villanueva goes two innings during Saturday start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

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. 

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Fantasy Analysis | 1404586689
Who is worth targeting among the Cubs' rotation hopefuls?
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

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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Carlos Villanueva set to start Saturday against Nationals.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Right-hander Carlos Villanueva has officially been announced as the Saturday starter for the Cubs in Washington.

Villanueva has performed well in relief recently aside from his last performance. He had previously pitched 9 1/3 scoreless innings, but still owns a disturbing 5.91 ERA on the year.

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Carlos Villanueva gets another relief win
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva picked up a relief win Wednesday night against Red Sox in Boston.

Villanueva allowed two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out two over two innings of relief in a 16-9 victory. He owns a 5.91 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP over 45 2/3 innings.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Relievers 354 204 -10.47
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Cincinnati 6.201 8.10038
vs LHB 27.000 4.670624
vs RHB 41.000 4.8301135
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/3@LAD0001.01000
8/5@COL0011.01002
8/8TB0001.00001
8/10TB1001.00001
8/14MIL0001.00000
8/16@NYM0002.00010
8/20SF0003.12103
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST /SEPTEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
24
Balt
W2-1
25
26
@Cin
W3-0
27
@Cin
7:10 pm
Tickets
28
@Cin
12:35 pm
Tickets
29
@StL
8:15 pm
Tickets
30
@StL
2:15 pm
Tickets
DH
31
@StL
2:15 pm
Tickets
1
Mil
2:20 pm
Tickets
2
Mil
8:05 pm
Tickets
3
Mil
8:05 pm
Tickets
4
5
Pitt
2:20 pm
Tickets
6
Pitt
4:05 pm
Tickets
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
4

-14

-2

-6

1

5

0
14

-1

14

9

18

6

1

7

3

5

12

24

8

8

0




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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006MIL22 3.691060000 53.2432222841139
2007MIL85 3.945960013 114.110152501635399
2008MIL47 4.074790011 108.111253491833093
2009MIL410 5.346460038 96.010258571323583
2010MIL20 4.615000014 52.2482727742267
2011TOR64 4.0433130001 107.010349481143268
2012TOR77 4.1638160000 125.1113595823346122
2013CHC78 4.0647150001 128.2117585814340103
2014CHC56 4.763650022 68.0773836621759
Total 4549 4.273847600820 854.081641640511628286733
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2006MIL101501010900 .067 .067 .067
2007MIL591311000300 .077 .077 .077
2008MIL471712021800 .167 .118 .118
2009MIL641101001700 .167 .091 .091
2010MIL50400000200 .000 .000 .000
2011TOR33410001200 .200 .000 .000
2012TOR38211000000 .500 .500 .500
2013CHC4732250101500 .156 .156 .156
2014CHC36900000600 .000 .000 .000
Total 3841076110435200 .127 .103 .103
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2006MILP1061129011.000
2007MILP5961129001.000
2008MILP47922111010 .955
2009MILP64620218011.000
2010MILP500633011.000
2011TORP3313178812 .941
2012TORP381618711001.000
2013CHCP47151899021.000
2014CHCP36514212001.000
Total  38476137468927 .985
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2006MIL15761 1.0520000 .216215 9.7 .4220
2007MIL390143 0.7163103 .236489 12.4 .4162
2008MIL1120106 1.1952004 .266464 12.0 .4440
2009MIL810397 1.1651004 .268422 13.0 .4445
2010MIL14248 0.9681005 .238231 12.6 .3813
2011TOR3102145 0.77131004 .251454 11.7 .3891
2012TOR4103134 0.8665016 .242521 11.6 .4460
2013CHC4128133 1.05106100 .248524 11.2 .4161
2014CHC37076 0.95110003 .277301 12.7 .4320
Total 28815943 0.9466192129 .2513621 11.9 .42312
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2008MIL00 0.00200000 3.20000003
Total 00 0.00200000 3.20000003
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2002 R-Giants40 0.59190003 30.1243211323
2003 R-Giants36 3.971210000 59.0643126121367
2004 A-Beloit88 3.772521111114.2102674820930113
2005 AA-Huntsville13 7.4044000 20.221181731914
2005 A-Brevard Cty81 2.322121000112.178312911332124
2006 AA-Huntsville45 3.751110110 62.1603126611459
2006AAA-Nashville71 2.71119100 66.1422020622661
2007AAA-Nashville00 3.2422000 8.13331119
2010AAA-Nashville Sounds00 3.86110001 14.0136620714
2011AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays00 0.0011000 1.01100000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/215
Birthdate:
11/28/1983
Age:
30
Hometown:
Santiago, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:
No College
MLB Experience:
9

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