Christian Villanueva

#22 3B / San Diego Padres / EXP: 2YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 210 lb Age: 27 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    • by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

      Padres' Christian Villanueva: Takes seat on bench

      Christian Villanueva is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Angels.Villanueva will head to the bench for a breather following a string of three consecutive starts. Wil Myers will pick up his second straight start at the hot corner, hitting second. With Myers slated to see consistent playing time at the hot corner down the stretch, Villanueva could see his playing time take a hit.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: To draw starts at second base

      Christian Villanueva is set to see time at second base and shortstop in the near future, Dennis Lin of The Athletic San Diego reports.He has been taking groundballs at second base for a while now, and manager Andy Green said Monday that Villanueva will also get a chance to play shortstop before the season comes to a conclusion. Over his career, Villanueva has logged 100 games at third base and three games apiece at first base and shortstop. The San Diego Padres deployed Wil Myers at third base Monday and have a couple prized infield prospects (Fernando Tatis and Luis Urias) who could be knocking on the door of the big leagues next season, so Villanueva's chances of remaining in the mix will increase if he can display some defensive versatility. Myers playing third base over Villanueva makes sense for a variety of reasons, so Villanueva's playing time could take a hit over the rest of the season if he can't prove passable in the middle infield.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: Starts again Sunday

      Christian Villanueva went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Phillies.Villanueva started his second consecutive game against a righty after being situated on the bench in the previous two contests. There was concern that Cory Spangenberg would eat into the slugger's playing time at third, but the latter appears to be settling in as the club's primary option at second base. Villanueva is batting just .231 on the year, but he has turned things around by going 10-for-27 with a homer in eight August starts.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: On bench again Friday

      Christian Villanueva is out of the lineup against the Phillies on Friday.Villanueva will remain on the bench for the second straight game after starting the previous 14. In his place, Cory Spangenberg will start at third base while Carlos Asuaje mans the keystone.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: On bench Thursday

      Christian Villanueva is not in the lineup versus Milwaukee on Thursday.Villanueva will receive a breather following 14 straight starts, during which he's hit .250/.345/.375 with one home run and two RBI. Cory Spangenberg will man third base while Jose Pirela draws the assignment at second for the series finale.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: Smacks 20th homer

      Christian Villanueva went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Friday in a loss to the Cubs.Villanueva cut Chicago's lead to one in the fourth inning with a solo blast over the left field wall, but the Cubs would ultimately secure the victory. Prior to Friday's matchup, Villanueva hadn't homered since June 15 (11 games), though he's gone deep 20 times through 97 contests in 2018.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: Sitting out Game 2 of twin bill

      Christian Villanueva is out of the lineup for the second half of Sunday's doubleheader with the Phillies.Villanueva played all nine innings in the San Diego Padres' 10-2 victory in Game 1, going 1-for-4 with a run scored. He'll get a breather in the second contest of the twin bill, paving the way for the newly recalled Cory Spangenberg to pick up a start at the hot corner.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: Smacks 19th home run

      Christian Villanueva went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored Sunday against the Cubs.Villanueva connected for his 19th home run of the season in the fourth inning against southpaw Jon Lester. He continues to crush left-handed pitching; He now has 13 home runs against them to go along with a .739 slugging percentage. He's paired that with just a .183/.246/.339 slash line against right-handed pitchers, greatly diminishing his value. As a result, he remains a better option in daily lineup leagues where his vast split can be maximized.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: Takes seat Thursday

      Christian Villanueva is out of Thursday's lineup against the Dodgers.Villanueva will get the day off after launching his 18th home run of the season Wednesday. He's batting .228 with 28 extra-base hits and 42 RBI through 81 games this season.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: Homers against righty

      Christian Villanueva went 1-for-3 with his 18th home run of the season in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Dodgers.Villanueva recently regained his role as the San Diego Padres' primary third baseman following Cory Spangenberg's demotion to the minors, and he responded with his sixth homer against a right-handed pitcher this season. The 27-year-old is batting just .180 against same-handed pitchers this season -- compared to .322 against southpaws -- but his plus power (.247 isolated power mark) helps offset the drag on batting average in an everyday role.

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