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      Saturday, January 31 2015 10:26 AM EST2015-01-31 15:26:12 GMT
      The weather for the rest of your Saturday is looking pretty nice! Temps this morning are around 50 degrees with a light wind. This afternoon we will have partly cloudy skies, dry weather, and temps around 71. Temps this evening will be in the 60s.
      The weather for the rest of your Saturday is looking pretty nice! Temps this morning are around 50 degrees with a light wind. This afternoon we will have partly cloudy skies, dry weather, and temps around 71. Temps this evening will be in the 60s.
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    Major League Baseball

    2014 Avg.
    .224
     
    Career Avg.
    .252
    Name  Will Venable
    Born  10/29/1982
    Height  6-2
    Weight  205
    Number  25
    Position  CF
    Bats  L
    Throws  L
    9/21/2014 10:04:00 AM
    Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is 6-for-17 in his career against Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong.
    Insight: Venable has been cold recently, going 2-for-21 in his last eight games. Perhaps the friendly matchup on Sunday will get him going. He is hitting .217 with 22 extra-base hits, 31 RBI and 41 runs in 382 at-bats this year.
     
    9/16/2014 9:32:00 AM
    Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable (back) returned to action on Monday night.
    Insight: Venable was dealing with a back strain, and had been out since last Wednesday. He went 0-for-1 with two walks in his return.
     
    Cold9/13/2014 5:42:00 PM
    Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is not in the starting lineup on Saturday.
    Insight: Venable has been out since Wednesday due to a back strain. He is having a below average season anyway, hitting .222/.287/.318 with six home runs and 27 RBI.
     
    Cold9/13/2014 5:42:00 PM
    Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable (back) returned to action on Monday night.
    Insight: Venable was dealing with a back strain, and had been out since last Wednesday. He went 0-for-1 with two walks in his return.
     
    Cold8/27/2014 12:13:00 PM
    Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is hitting .389 with three extra base-hits and four RBI against Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo in his career.
    Insight: Venable has been very disappointing this season. He has one hit in his last 11 at-bats and three hits in his last 25 at-bats. Maybe he turns it around on Wednesday.
     
    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.
     

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      • Perfect pirate parade weather in Tampa Bay

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        Saturday, January 31 2015 10:26 AM EST2015-01-31 15:26:12 GMT
        The weather for the rest of your Saturday is looking pretty nice! Temps this morning are around 50 degrees with a light wind. This afternoon we will have partly cloudy skies, dry weather, and temps around 71. Temps this evening will be in the 60s.
        The weather for the rest of your Saturday is looking pretty nice! Temps this morning are around 50 degrees with a light wind. This afternoon we will have partly cloudy skies, dry weather, and temps around 71. Temps this evening will be in the 60s.
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