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2015 Avg.
.000
 
Career Avg.
.226
Name  Luis Valbuena
Born  11/30/1985
Height  5-10
Weight  200
Number  18
Position  3B
Bats  L
Throws  R
6/24/2015 12:27:00 PM
Description: Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena hit two more home runs in the, 13-3, victory over the Angels on Tuesday.
Insight: Valbuena was 3-for-5 with the two homers. He has 19 homers this season, but amazingly, he is only hitting .195. 19 of Valbuena's 47 hits are home runs. He also only had 35 RBI, so Valbuena is really only useful to owners who need home runs.
 
6/16/2015 5:46:00 PM
Description: Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena smacked two home runs Tuesday against the Rockies.
Insight: Valbuena's first homer was a solo shot and the second was a three-run homer. Most of his homers have been solo shots this season, as he has 30 RBI overall. Valbuena also has 16 homers, but an ugly .188 BA this season.
 
6/14/2015 5:50:00 PM
Description: Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena went 2-for-4 with a home run in the, 13-0, victory over the Mariners on Sunday.
Insight: Valbuena hit a two-run homer in the fourth to put the Astros ahead, 10-0. It was his 14th bomb of the year. He, however, is hitting just .185 with 26 RBI in 211 at-bats.
 
6/12/2015 11:19:00 PM
Description: Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena hit a three-run homer in the, 10-0, victory over the Mariners on Friday.
Insight: Valbuena smashed the bomb off Felix Hernandez, who Houston tagged for eight runs in the first inning. Valbuena has 13 home runs this season but is batting just .181 in 204 at-bats.
 
6/8/2015 4:57:00 PM
Description: Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena is sitting on Monday.
Insight: Valbuena is a left-handed hitter and facing a tough lefty in Chris Sale isn't a very good option. Valbuena has 12 home runs this season, but just 21 RBI and is hitting .184. That's called all or nothing.
 
6/1/2015 11:29:00 PM
Description: Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena was 2-for-3 with an RBI, two runs and a walk in the, 5-2, victory over the Orioles on Monday.
Insight: Valbuena hit a solo home run in the fifth to tie that game at one. He then scored the go-ahead run on Jose Altuve's single in the seventh. Valbuena has 11 home runs this season, but just 19 RBI and is hitting .196.
 
5/26/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena had a pair of RBI in the eighth on Tuesday to give the Astros some insurance runs. Houston beat Baltimore, 4-1.
Insight: With the Astros leading 2-1, Valbuena had a two-run single in the eighth to put Houston ahead by three. Valbuena is hitting just .201 but he does have 10 home runs, 18 RBI and 26 runs in 164 at-bats this season.
 
5/17/2015 4:46:00 PM
Description: Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena may not hit for much of an average, but on Sunday he bashed his 10th home run of the season.
Insight: Valbuena's career high is 16 home runs from a season ago and it appears that he'll improve on that number in 2015 as long as he keeps getting his at-bats. We'd like to see him hit closer to .250, however.
 
4/10/2015 2:59:00 PM
Description: Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena is not in Friday's lineup.
Insight: No injury, he's just sitting against the left-hander. Jonathan Villar will get the start. Valbuena's future will be short-term only with Kris Bryant just over the horizon.
 
9/22/2014 1:49:00 PM
Description: Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena is a lifetime .400 (8-for-20) hitter against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.
Insight: The third baseman has put together his best season with 16 home runs and 51 RBI and a .781 OPS. However, he's just keeping the spot warm for Cubs prospect Kris Bryant (.325, 43 HR, 110 RBI at Double-A and Triple-A).
 
9/18/2014 2:47:00 PM
Description: Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena is a lifetime .389 (7-for-18) hitter against Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke.
Insight: Valbuena has three doubles and a walk as his OPS against Greinke is .977. The third baseman has 16 home runs and 49 RBI while hitting .248 this year.
 
9/3/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena is a hot hitter batting .348 with six home runs over his last 16 games.
Insight: Valbuena has done a nice job holding down the hot corner while the Cubs wait for prospect Kris Bryant and has been batting cleanup while Anthony Rizzo has been sidelined with a back injury. Unfortunately, he's 0-for-8 against Wednesday's starter Matt Garza.
 
Hot9/1/2014 6:09:00 PM
Description: Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Monday against Milwaukee.
Insight: Valbuena has hit six home runs in his last 13 games and a career-high 16 in 403 at-bats this season. He's done a nice job holding down the hot corner while the Cubs wait for prospect Kris Bryant.
 
Hot8/27/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Chicago Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena has hit three home runs in his last seven games.
Insight: Valbuena, eligible at both 2B and 3B, has blasted 13 homers in 381 at-bats this year and is hitting .241 with 43 RBI, 48 runs and a .750 OPS.
 
Hot8/22/2014 2:10:00 PM
Description: Chicago Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena is 6-for-11 over the past three games and will bat cleanup with Starlin Castro still unavailable.
Insight: Valbuena, eligible at both 2B and 3B, had been a decent fill-in option in May, but his numbers have fallen to below-fantasy level production as he's hit .195 in July and .206 in August.
 
6/3/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Chicago Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena is expected to return for Tuesday's game against the NY Mets (sore abdominal), according to beat writer Mark Gonzalez.
Insight: Valbuena, eligible at both 2B and 3B, has been a decent fill-in option this season, batting .263, but with an .820 OPS.
 
4/21/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Chicago Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena should be in fantasy lineups on Monday.
Insight: Valbuena is a career .462 hitter (6-for-13) off Arizona starter Bronson Arroyo with a pair of homers and a 1.764 OPS. Then add in a wind blowing out to right at Wrigley Field and the left-hander is set up for success despite a .219 season batting average.
 
1/17/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: The Chicago Cubs and third baseman Luis Valbuena agreed to a one-year deal.
Insight: Valbuena is expected to be the opening day starter, but he'll need to improve on .218, 12 HR, 37 RBI if he wants to keep it all season long. The Cubs has Donnie Murphy and ryan Roberts who can both play the hot corner. None of the three figure to be a viable fantasy option.
 
7/5/2013 2:54:00 PM
Description: Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena is not is Friday's lineup versus the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Insight: Valbuena got off to an early quick start, with five homers and an .800-plus OPS thru May, but June saw his numbers falter as he batted .190 with zero homers and a .563 OPS. His replacement, Cody Ransom has hit eight home runs in just 96 at-bats.
 
5/13/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena is questionable for Monday's game against Colorado with a bruised right pinky finger.
Insight: Valbuena is hitting well over his career average, batting .272 with five homers, 13 RBI and an .874 OPS. Considering he's a career .228 hitter/.656 OPS, fantasy owners should not be fooled by his early quick start.
 

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