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#18
Luis Valbuena
AVG HR RBI
.197 19 35
Team: HoustonHt / Wt: 5-10 / 200 NFBC ADP: 338.10
Position: 3BBorn: 11/30/1985 Birthplace: Zulia, Venezuela
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: Undrafted by Mariners (2002)


Latest News
June 24 1:40 PM PT2:40 PM MT3:40 PM CT4:40 PM ET16:40 ET20:40 GMT4:40 1:40 PM MST3:40 PM EST4:10 PM VEN0:40 UAE (+1)3:40 PM CT-Valbuena hit a pair of home runs in a 13-3 rout against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Valbuena is tied for second in the AL with 19 homers and has just 28 hits in his other 222 at-bats. He had three hits Tuesday, raising his average to .195.
June 17 11:11 AM PT12:11 PM MT1:11 PM CT2:11 PM ET14:11 ET18:11 GMT2:11 11:11 AM MST1:11 PM EST1:41 PM VEN22:11 UAE1:11 PM CT-Valbuena hit a pair of homers - including a three-run shot - in an 8-5 win over Colorado on Tuesday.
Analysis: Valbuena's team-leading 16 home runs have accounted for 39 percent of his 41 hits. He hit four longballs on Houston's five-game homestand.
June 15 8:14 AM PT9:14 AM MT10:14 AM CT11:14 AM ET11:14 ET15:14 GMT23:14 8:14 AM MST10:14 AM EST10:44 AM VEN19:14 UAE10:14 AM CT-Valbuena had a dinger among two hits and two RBIs Sunday.
Analysis: Valbuena went deep twice over the weekend. He's still woeful at .185 but there is some hope now for Valbuena's owners.
June 13 3:31 PM PT4:31 PM MT5:31 PM CT6:31 PM ET18:31 ET22:31 GMT6:31 3:31 PM MST5:31 PM EST6:01 PM VEN2:31 UAE (+1)5:31 PM CT-Valbuena ended his slump with a three-run homer in a 10-0 rout of Seattle and Felix Hernandez on Friday night.
Analysis: Valbuena, batting .181 with a team-best 13 homers, was 0 for 19 in his prior six games. He is 4 for 28 in nine games this month with three homers.
May 27 11:35 AM PT12:35 PM MT1:35 PM CT2:35 PM ET14:35 ET18:35 GMT2:35 11:35 AM MST1:35 PM EST2:05 PM VEN22:35 UAE1:35 PM CT-Valbuena was 2 for 4 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Valbuena finally raised his average over .200, though it's a wonder why the journeyman is still in the big leagues. He's a career .227 hitter with no potential.
Apr. 21 3:30 PM PT4:30 PM MT5:30 PM CT6:30 PM ET18:30 ET22:30 GMT6:30 3:30 PM MST5:30 PM EST6:00 PM VEN2:30 UAE (+1)5:30 PM CT-Valbuena belted a pair of home runs to lead Houston to a 7-5 win at Seattle on Monday.
Analysis: Valbuena has cranked out five homers over his last seven games.

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
2015 Hou 71 264 41 52 7 0 19 35 26 67 1 0 .197 .277 .439
Career 647 2073 253 467 117 8 64 208 239 462 7 13 .225 .308 .382


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