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2014 Avg.
.208
 
Career Avg.
.256
Name  Will Venable
Born  10/29/1982
Height  6-2
Weight  205
Number  25
Position  CF
Bats  L
Throws  L
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.
 
5/10/2013 10:48:00 PM
Description: San Diego outfielder Will Venable homered and stole two bases Friday against the Rays.
Insight: Venable has hit three homers in the last five games and has five round-trippers and seven steals on the year to go with his usual low average (.244).
 
Cold5/5/2013 9:56:00 AM
Description: San Diego outfielder Will Venable is batting .208 with two homers, four steals and 22 strikeouts in 72 at-bats this season.
Insight: Venable can usually be counted on to put up some production against right-handers, but he is 1-for-19 (.053) over his last 10 games has poor career numbers against Sunday's opposing starter Ian Kennedy (5-for-29, 10 K).
 
4/9/2013 10:04:00 PM
Description: San Diego outfielder Will Venable went 2-for-3 with two walks, one homer, one steal and four RBIs Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Venable came into Tuesday with two hits in his first 15 at-bats. He's a lock to hit close to 10 homers and steal 25 bases, but he's a career .252 hitter.
 
6/10/2012 8:00:00 PM
Description: San Diego outfielder Will Venable hit his fifth homer of the season Sunday against the Brewers. Venable went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in the game.
Insight: Venable has five homers and seven steals on the season. Sunday's performance boosts his OPS above .800, so he has some NL-only value.
 
6/6/2012 10:53:00 AM
Description: San Diego outfielder Will Venable is doubtful for Wednesday's game against San Francisco with a strained right oblique.
Insight: Venable's only value in the fantasy world is speed. He's averaged 27 stolen bases over the past two seasons. Unfortunately he comes with a low career batting average (.252) and little power (40 homers in five years).
 
4/12/2012 3:41:00 PM
Description: Will Venable is unlikely to help your fantasy team later tonight when the Padres play the Diamondbacks. Venable is only hitting .190 in 21 career at bats against Arizona starter Ian Kennedy.
Insight: Nine of those at bats ended in strikeouts for the San Diego rightfielder. Keep Venable on your bench tonight.
 
5/24/2011 5:59:00 AM
Description: The San Diego Padres shook up their light-hitting offense by demoting leadoff batter Will Venable to Triple-A Tucson. Venable was hitting just .224 with no homers in 134 at-bats. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: 'I haven't been consistent with my approach, I haven't been consistent with my setup and that's something that I need to be better at," said Venable. Maybe now he can fix the problem because he has no fantasy value until he starts hitting.
 
3/28/2011 5:53:00 PM
Description: Will Venable hit his 3rd and 4th home runs of the spring today against the Brew Crew.
Insight: Venable is showing flashes of speed and power and will get a chance to play every day for the Padres.
 

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