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18 Luis Valbuena 3B

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
3%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
2669.19933233
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017LAA117347426922654810602.294.432.199
2018LAA9626623539331910030.253.335.199

Player Updates

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Luis Valbuena: Released by Angels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valbuena was released by the Angels on Tuesday.

Unsurprisingly, no team wanted to claim a 32-year-old who hasn't reached the Mendoza line in two seasons. Rather than pay Valbuena to take up a spot on their Triple-A roster, the Angels elected to pay him to leave the organization entirely. Valbuena has done enough earlier in his career for him to latch on somewhere on a minor-league deal, but he's unlikely to make a significant fantasy impact unless he makes an unexpected turnaround.

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Angels' Luis Valbuena: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Angels designated Valbuena for assignment Sunday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

With the Angels needing to clear a roster spot for their starting pitcher Sunday against the Indians (Deck McGuire), Valbuena was the chosen casualty in light of his season-long struggles at the dish. Though the lefty-hitting corner man has been an asset against right-handed pitching for most of his career, Valbuena has delivered a porous .196/.246/.330 batting line (54 wRC+) in those matchups this season. It seems unlikely that any team would be willing to trade for Valbuena or put in a waiver claim for him with the 32-year-old carrying an $8 million base salary for 2018, so it's expected that he'll remain with the Angels organization and accept a minor-league assignment in order to collect the remaining money he's owed.

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Angels' Luis Valbuena: Not regaining starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valbuena will sit for the second straight game Saturday against Cleveland, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

The trade of Ian Kinsler seemed to open up playing time for Valbuena, with David Fletcher sliding over from third base to second. Instead, it's been Kaleb Cowart who's started three straight games at third. Valbuena figures to fill in occasionally at various spots, but his .199/.253/.335 season line certainly doesn't demand more playing time.

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Angels' Luis Valbuena: Out of Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valbuena is not in the lineup against the Indians on Friday.

Valbuena will take a seat in favor of Kaleb Cowart at third base for the series opener. Across 95 games this year, Valbuena has hit just .199/.251/.335 with nine home runs and 33 RBI.

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Angels' Luis Valbuena: Path to playing time re-opens following trade
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Valbuena could regain regular playing time following Ian Kinsler's trade to the Red Sox on Monday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

David Fletcher -- who overtook Valbuena at third base -- figures to fill in for Kinsler at the keystone, opening up a path to regular playing time for Valbuena at the hot corner. The Angels could call up another infielder to compete for playing time prior to Tuesday's contest against the Rays, but the slugging infielder figures to be the main beneficiary at this point. Valbuena has struggled to the tune of a .202/.254/.340 slash line this season, but he possesses just enough pop (31 homers in 684 plate appearances over the last two years) to draw deep-league interest if he starts against righties.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cleveland1021 .385 .500 .200
vs Bieber (Career)000000
vs RHP230458 .246 .330 .196
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
7/24CHW1000000
7/25CHW2010221
7/28SEA1000000
7/29SEA1000000
8/1@TB3000000
8/2@TB1000000
8/3@CLE0100010
Two Week Schedule
SEPTEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
16
SEA
W4-3
17
18
@OAK
W9-7
19
@OAK
L0-10
20
@OAK
L3-21
21
@HOU
8:10 pm
22
@HOU
7:10 pm
23
@HOU
2:10 pm
24
TEX
10:07 pm
25
TEX
10:07 pm
26
TEX
10:07 pm
27
28
OAK
10:07 pm
29
OAK
9:07 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
4

20

17

-2

1

16

1

0
-1

22

2

5

17

2

6

1

2

6

0
0
0
0
0
0
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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
2017LAA117347426922654810602 .294 .432 .199
2018LAA9626623539331910030 .253 .335 .199
Total 101131483777101143673747881116 .310 .394 .226
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
2017LAA1B4840340316240331.000
2017LAA3B5953132339278 .947
2018LAA1B392017416110324 .983
2018LAA2B1000000 ---
2018LAA3B57451062180511 .953
Total  94184632891503171472339 .978
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2008SEA501700100
2009CLE25315322008
2010CLE1207122315
2011CLE001200000
2012CHC2009020016
2013CHC15112521444
2014CHC33420811248
2015HOU180190306113
2016HOU17113423125
2017LAA15015050116
2018LAA908920132
Total 16991239219191757
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
2017AFA-Inland Empire 66ers6235830061400 .375 .478 .348
Total 797289646682817129764073564869149 .358 .444 .286
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/215
Birthdate:
11/30/1985
Age:
33
Hometown:
Sucre, Zulia, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Los Angeles Angels
College:

MLB Experience:
11