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#18
Luis Valbuena
AVG HR RBI
.254 12 39
Team: HoustonHt / Wt: 5-10 / 217 NFBC ADP: 341.63
Position: 3BBorn: 11/30/1985 Birthplace: Zulia, Venezuela
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: Undrafted by Mariners (2002)


Latest News
July 9 5:25 PM PT6:25 PM MT7:25 PM CT8:25 PM ET20:25 ET0:25 GMT8:25 5:25 PM MST7:25 PM EST7:55 PM VEN4:25 UAE (+1)7:25 PM CT-Valbuena went 2 for 4 with a RBI on Saturday.
Analysis: He is 9 for 21 with nine RBIs during a six-game stretch.
July 9 9:24 AM PT10:24 AM MT11:24 AM CT12:24 PM ET12:24 ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST11:54 AM VEN20:24 UAE11:24 AM CT-Valbuena went 3 for 5 with four RBIs on Friday and had the game-winning three-run homer in the ninth inning of a 10-9 victory over Oakland.
Analysis: Valbuena is batting .412 with three homers and eight RBIs in his last five games. His .265 average overall is his best since early April.
July 1 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET23:28 ET3:28 GMT11:28 8:28 PM MST10:28 PM EST10:58 PM VEN7:28 UAE (+1)10:28 PM CT-Valbuena went 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI on Friday.
Analysis: Valbuena has driven in six runs in his last six games while batting .381.
June 28 8:59 AM PT9:59 AM MT10:59 AM CT11:59 AM ET11:59 ET15:59 GMT23:59 8:59 AM MST10:59 AM EST11:29 AM VEN19:59 UAE10:59 AM CT-Valbuena had three hits for the second time in three games Monday.
Analysis: Valbuena is batting .478 with six RBIs over his last eight contests.
June 24 8:37 PM PT9:37 PM MT10:37 PM CT11:37 PM ET23:37 ET3:37 GMT11:37 8:37 PM MST10:37 PM EST11:07 PM VEN7:37 UAE (+1)10:37 PM CT-Valbuena left Friday's game against Kansas City after one inning due to lower back tightness.
Analysis: Valbuena, hitting .333 over his last 16 games, figures to be day to day with the injury.
May 27 2:06 PM PT3:06 PM MT4:06 PM CT5:06 PM ET17:06 ET21:06 GMT5:06 2:06 PM MST4:06 PM EST4:36 PM VEN1:06 UAE (+1)4:06 PM CT-Valbuena kept up his recent power surge with a two-run homer in Thursday's win over Baltimore.
Analysis: Valbuena went 5 for 10 while homering in all three games of the series. He had just two homers over his first 38 games and is still hitting a subpar .220 for the season.
May 16 3:36 PM PT4:36 PM MT5:36 PM CT6:36 PM ET18:36 ET22:36 GMT6:36 3:36 PM MST5:36 PM EST6:06 PM VEN2:36 UAE (+1)5:36 PM CT-Valbuena delivered a three-run homer and a two-run double in Sunday's loss at Boston.
Analysis: Valbuena produced in this one but has been a fantasy disappointment thus far. The homer was just his second of the season after he hit a career-high 25 last year and he entered the game with only five RBIs.
Apr. 24 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 went 2 for 2 with a pair of doubles and an RBI on Saturday.
Analysis: He also walked twice and scored a run.
Apr. 8 10:06 PM PT11:06 PM MT12:06 AM CT1:06 AM ET1:06 ET5:06 GMT13:06 10:06 PM MST12:06 AM EST12:36 AM VEN9:06 UAE12:06 AM CT-Valbuena was 2 for 3 on Thursday, although he had his first error.
Analysis: Valbuena is 4 for 11 in the first three 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 132 434 62 97 18 0 25 56 50 106 1 0 .224 .310 .438
2016 Hou 86 279 37 71 17 1 12 39 43 79 0 1 .254 .354 .452
Career 794 2522 311 583 145 9 82 268 306 580 7 14 .231 .317 .393

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2015 Hou Total 6 17 2 3 0 0 1 2 4 8 0 0 .176 .333 .353
    WC 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250
    LDS 5 13 2 2 0 0 1 2 4 6 0 0 .154 .353 .385
Career 6 17 2 3 0 0 1 2 4 8 0 0 .176 .333 .353


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