San Diego Padres
2014 Avg.
.213
 
Career Avg.
.252
Name  Will Venable
Born  10/29/1982
Height  6-2
Weight  205
Number  25
Position  CF
Bats  L
Throws  L
Cold6/17/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable had batted in every spot in the lineup, from one to nine, but based on his .207 batting average will likely stay near the bottom for a while.
Insight: Venable was drafted in March based on his 22 HR, 22 SB season of a year ago, but we haven't seen that guy through the first two plus months of 2014.
 
5/31/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable went 4-for-4 in Saturday's win over the White Sox.
Insight: Venable had two singles, a pair of doubles and a stolen base. Even after Saturday's four-hit effort, Venable is still batting only .213 for the year. Venable isn't someone fantasy owners need to be keeping a close eye on.
 
5/26/2014 8:55:00 PM
Description: San Diego right fielder Will Venable was scratched from Monday's lineup due to a sore right foot.
Insight: He was hit by a pitch during Sunday's game. Venable has failed to follow up a scorching finish to the 2013 season and is batting .190 with one home run and a .527 OPS.
 
5/25/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: San Diego right fielder Will Venable should be riding the pine Sunday versus Cubs starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: He's logged just one hit in 15 at bats against the right-hander. Venable (.194, 1 HR, 8 RBI) has been a fantasy non-factor this season so we doubt you even had him in your lineup to begin with.
 
5/15/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is a career .556 hitter (5-for-9) against Reds starter Johnny Cueto with two homers.
Insight: Venable hit .312 with 12 homers and 13 steals over his final 74 games last year to finish with 22 homers and 22 stolen bases, but he's failed to carry that over into the 2014 season, batting .188 with one home run and no stolen bases.
 
Cold4/24/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is a career .077 hitter (1-for-13) against Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann.
Insight: He's batting .211 with zero home runs, two RBI and zero steals through the first 22 games. Venable hit .312 with 12 homers and 13 steals over his final 74 games last year to finish with 22 homers and 22 stolen bases, but he's failed to carry that over into the 2014 season. The home run drought isn't likely to end on Thursday.
 
4/22/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is a career .467 hitter (7-for-15) versus Milwaukee right-hander Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: He's batting .224 with zero home runs and zero steals through the first 20 games. Venable hit .312 with 12 homers and 13 steals over his final 74 games last year to finish with 22 homers and 22 stolen bases, but he's failed to carry that over into the 2014 season.
 
Cold4/20/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum has struck out Padres right fielder Will Venable 18 times in 48 at-bats. Venable has gone 11-for-48 (.229) against Lincecum.
Insight: Venable hit .312 with 12 homers and 13 steals over his final 74 games last year to finish with 22 homers and 22 stolen bases, but he's failed to carry that over into this season. He's batting .233 with zero home runs and zero steals so far and will get Lincecum on Sunday.
 
4/1/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Will Venable should not be started against Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Insight: Venable is just 1-for-13 (.077) and has trouble even putting the bat on the ball (seven strikeouts). The Padres outfielder had a breakout season in 2013 joining the 20-20 club for the first time in his career (.268, 64 runs, 11 HR, 53 RBI, 22 SB, .796 OPS).
 
9/28/2013 2:06:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is sitting out Saturday.
Insight: Venable has dealt with an abdominal strain this week. He'll likely return to action for the season finale Sunday.
 
9/25/2013 8:20:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is back in the lineup after missing two games with a strained abdomen.
Insight: Venable hasn't had a good month (.219 AVG in 73 September at bats) but he's done very well against the Diamondbacks this season (14-for-34). The 30-year-old Princeton alum has already set career-highs in home runs (22 HR) and RBI (53).
 
9/24/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: San Diego right fielder Will Venable will miss Tuesday's game against Arizona with a strained ab muscle that could end his season.
Insight: If the team decides to shut him down, Venable will finish the year with 22 HR, 53 RBI, 62 runs, 22 SB and a .268 batting average, easily his best production in six mostly part-time seasons.
 
9/23/2013 10:05:00 PM
Description: San Diego right fielder Will Venable's season could be in jeopardy. SOURCE: Padres.com
Insight: Padres manager Bud Black says that Venable is dealing with an "abdominal situation." If the team decides to shut him down, Venable will finish the year with 22 HR, 53 RBI and a .268 batting average.
 
Hot9/16/2013 12:41:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is 5-for-10 with a home run and a 1.400 OPS versus Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Venable has exploded in the second half of the season, batting .337 with a .975 in 51 games after the break. He's already set a career high in homers, RBI, hits and for the first time has an OPS over .800.
 
Hot9/3/2013 2:48:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable's "career year" has been rewarded with a two-year contract extension. Hopefully this won't change his approach.
Insight: Venable has exploded in the second half of the season, batting 351 with a 1.020 in 40 games after the break. He's already set a career high in homers and by the end of the season should set personal marks in runs, RBI, hits and OPS.
 
Hot8/29/2013 10:51:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable slammed another home run Wednesday night, giving him a career-high 20.
Insight: Venable is hitting a robust .385 with 10 doubles, three triples, 10 homers, 19 RBI and 26 runs over his last 37 games. The outfielder hit nine homers in each of the previous two seasons; he has eight in August alone.
 
Hot8/25/2013 9:25:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is hitting .379 with nine doubles, three triples, nine homers, 16 RBI, six steals and a 1.125 OPS over his last 33 games.
Insight: Venable has homered seven times in August and four times in the last eight games. He's hitting .273 with a career-high 19 homers, 46 RBI, 15 steals and an .826 OPS and should be added in all leagues.
 
Hot8/18/2013 8:26:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable has hit safely in all 15 of his games in August and is batting .394 with nine doubles, two triples, six homers, 10 RBI, 20 runs and six steals over his last 28 games.
Insight: Venable has raised his batting average from .219 to .264 during that stretch and already has exceeded his previous career high in homers by three.
 
8/18/2013 9:05:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable smashed four hits in Saturday's win against the Mets.
Insight: It's Venable's first four-hit game since August 21st of last season. Usually a singles and doubles hitter, Venable has flashed some power this year. Right now, he's on pace for 21 homers, which would easily be a career-high.
 
Hot8/10/2013 10:11:00 PM
Description: With a round-tripper Saturday, San Diego outfielder Will Venable reached 15 home runs for the first time in his career.
Insight: Venable reached a new career high with his 14th shot Friday night. Venable is hitting .385 with five doubles, a triple, five homers, four steals and an 11/6 K/BB in 72 plate appearances over his last 20 games. He's not a long-term answer, but fantasy owners should ride out the hot streak.