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Luis Valbuena #24 - 3B

Chicago Cubs

  • Age: 28
  • DOB: 1985/11/30
  • POB: Caja Seca, Venezuela
  • Height: 5-10 Weight: 200lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 6
  • Signed by Seattle in 2002.
  • Current Status: On roster
GPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
Year to date184161030031210001.244.415.317.732
On Pace16036453892700271078900-.244.415.317.732

Scouting Report

AssetsHas some pop in his bat and some base-stealing speed. Is slick defensively at the keystone position. Can also play shortstop and third base.
FlawsMust cut down on his strikeout total and develop a more patient approach at the plate in general. Lacks consistency in his game.
Career potentialVersatile backup infielder.

Honours and Awards

2011International League (AAA) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/01/17Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2013/09/01Missed 26 games (strained right oblique muscle).
2013/08/04Strained right oblique muscle, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 3rd, 2013).
2013/05/15Missed 3 games (finger injury).
2013/05/12Finger injury, day-to-day.
2013/01/10Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2012/06/14Contract purchased from Iowa (AAA).
2012/04/06Outrighted to Iowa (AAA).
2012/04/04Claimed off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
2011/11/26Acquired from the Cleveland Indians.
2011/11/18Designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians.
2011/09/06Recalled from Columbus (AAA).
2011/08/23Optioned to Columbus (AAA).
2011/08/19Recalled from Columbus (AAA).
2011/07/21Optioned to Columbus (AAA).
2011/07/07Recalled from Columbus (AAA).
2011/05/20Optioned to Columbus (AAA).
2011/05/19Recalled from Columbus (AAA).
2011/03/28Optioned to Columbus (AAA).
2011/03/07Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2010/07/28Recalled from Columbus (AAA).
2010/06/24Optioned to Columbus (AAA).
2010/04/07Missed 1 game (bruised right hand).
2010/04/05Bruised right hand, day-to-day.
2009/05/02Recalled from Columbus (AAA).
2009/03/19Optioned to Columbus (AAA).
2009/03/10Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2008/12/10Acquired from the Seattle Mariners.
2008/09/01Contract purchased from Tacoma (AAA).

Trades

2012/04/04Claimed by the Cleveland Indians off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
2011/11/26Cleveland Indians traded Luis Valbuena to the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations.
2008/12/10A three-team deal: the Seattle Mariners traded J.J. Putz, Sean Green and Jeremy Reed to the New York Mets; the Cleveland Indians traded Franklin Gutierrez to Seattle and the Mets traded Aaron Heilman, Jason Vargas, Maikel Cleto, Endy Chavez, Ezekiel Carrera and Mike Carp to the Mariners; New York traded Joe Smith to the Indians and Seattle traded Luis Valbuena to Cleveland.
2002/08/29Signed as a free agent by the Seatlle Mariners.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014Chicago CubsNL184161030031210001.244.415.317.732
2013Chicago CubsNL108331347215112375363147.218.331.378.709
2013Kane CountyA1301000010000.333.500.333.833
2013AZL CubsR2725200311100.714.7501.0001.750
2012Chicago CubsNL9026526582004283655027.219.310.340.650
2012IowaAAA582113864171831285011-.303.378.507.885
2011ClevelandAL174349001119100.209.227.279.506
2011ColumbusAAA113420641272201775469663-.302.372.476.848
2010ClevelandAL912752253120224286112-.193.273.258.531
2010ColumbusAAA2596233081620192120-.313.427.6041.031
2009ClevelandAL1033685292253103126832311.250.298.416.714
2009ColumbusAAA22781525423131613331.321.436.538.974
2008SeattleAL1849612500141100-.245.315.347.662
2008TacomaAAA5821241649022028321045.302.383.373.756
2008West TennAA7024043731229403137844.304.381.483.864
2007West TennAA122444551062331144488310613.239.311.378.689
2006WisconsinA8932545931663384444217-.286.371.400.771
2006InlandA431631841101210142613-.252.315.362.677
2005TacomaAAA3400000012000.000.200.000.200
2005EverettA742874775103125131371468.261.333.443.776
TotalMLB44513721503068042912516029251126.223.306.351.657
TotalAL229735841664231357591644511.226.286.344.630
TotalNL2166376614038116681011281615.220.328.358.686
TotalAAA27910211813106043615913821422116.304.385.476.861
TotalAA19268498179355208479120181017.262.335.415.750
TotalA207778110210361017999010736168.270.346.407.753
TotalR2725200311100.714.7501.0001.750

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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