Christian Villanueva #61 - 3B

Chicago Cubs

  • Age: 23
  • DOB: 1991/06/19
  • POB: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Height: 5-11 Weight: 210lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 0
  • Signed by Texas in 2008.
  • Current Status: In the minors (on 40-man roster)

Scouting Report

AssetsIs quite good at the hot corner, with smooth fielding instincts and a good arm. Offensively, he has a compact, line-drive swing to all fields.
FlawsWill he generate enough power to hit home runs consistently at the big-league level? To that end, he needs to pull the ball with more authority.
Career potentialSolid third baseman with some upside.

Honours and Awards

2013Southern League (AA) - All-Star Team
2011South Atlantic League (A) - All-Star Team
2010Arizona League (R) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/03/18Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2014/03/03Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2013/03/15Optioned to Tennessee (AA).
2013/03/04Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2012/11/20Contract purchased from Daytona (A).


2012/07/31Texas Rangers traded Christian Villanueva and Kyle Hendricks to the Chicago Cubs for Ryan Dempster.
2008/08/17Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Texas Rangers.

Career Stats

2012Myrtle BeachA100375451071911059248399-.285.356.421.777
2010AZL RangersR511883059141235134262-.314.365.431.796


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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