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Luis Valbuena
AVG HR RBI
.249 16 51
Team: HoustonHt / Wt: 5-10 / 200 NFBC ADP: 349.22
Position: 3BBorn: 11/30/1985 Birthplace: Zulia, Venezuela
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: Undrafted by Mariners (2002)


Latest News
Jan. 19 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET11:36 ET16:36 GMT0:36 9:36 AM MST11:36 AM EST12:06 PM VEN20:36 UAE10:36 AM CT-Outfielder Dexter Fowler has been traded from the Houston Astros to the Chicago Cubs for Valbuena and right-hander Dan Straily.
Analysis: The 29-year-old Valbuena played third base primarily last year but also saw time at second. He hit .249 with 33 doubles, 16 homers and 51 RBIs. Valbuena agreed Friday to a $4.2 million, one-year contract and can become a free agent after the 2016 World Series.
July 31 2:11 PM PT3:11 PM MT4:11 PM CT5:11 PM ET17:11 ET21:11 GMT5:11 2:11 PM MST4:11 PM EST4:41 PM VEN1:11 UAE (+1)4:11 PM CT-Valbuena had three hits with a homer Wednesday.
Analysis: Valbuena has a .768 OPS with 34 RBIs. He grounds into double plays 4.8 percent of the time.
Apr. 3 3:27 PM PT4:27 PM MT5:27 PM CT6:27 PM ET18:27 ET22:27 GMT6:27 3:27 PM MST5:27 PM EST5:57 PM VEN2:27 UAE (+1)5:27 PM CT-Valbuena had three hits in the Cubs' 4-3 loss in 16 innings to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Analysis: Valbuena's previous three-hit game came on May 30 against the Chicago White Sox.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 Sea 18 49 6 12 5 0 0 1 4 11 0 0 .245 .315 .347
2009 Cle 103 368 52 92 25 3 10 31 26 83 2 3 .250 .298 .416
2010 Cle 91 275 22 53 12 0 2 24 28 61 1 2 .193 .273 .258
2011 Cle 17 43 4 9 0 0 1 1 1 9 1 0 .209 .227 .279
2012 ChC 90 265 26 58 20 0 4 28 36 55 0 2 .219 .310 .340
2013 ChC 108 331 34 72 15 1 12 37 53 63 1 4 .218 .331 .378
2014 ChC 149 478 68 119 33 4 16 51 65 113 1 2 .249 .341 .435
Career 576 1809 212 415 110 8 45 173 213 395 6 13 .229 .313 .374

Postseason


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