The Book on Christian VillanuevaCHC



Prospect Info and Scouting Report

Christian Villanueva / 3B, CHC
Born 6/19/1991
Guadalajara, Mexico

Height 5-11
Weight 175
Bats/Throws R/R
197 | 9/1/2013


RAAAAAAMiLBMLB
0 926 625 223 0

Total professional at-bats: .



A smallish IFA import from Guadalajara, Mexico, Christian Villanueva moved slowly through the Ranger system for a few years before being shipped north to Chicago at 2012's trading deadline. CV, who was a malnourished-looking 150lbs when he signed, has been bulking up as hoped, adding strength while still smashing baseballs with quick, easy power. Even his smooth defensive play hasn't suffered: he still looks pretty capable of covering shortstop if necessary.

At A-level Hickory in 2011 he was overshadowed by Jurickson Profar, but Villanueva quietly put up a very impressive offensive line of his own, with 17 homers and 32 steals (in 38 attempts). His base-stealing fell off a cliff last season, but he still produced offensive numbers. He still has a lot to prove, especially once he sees some quality breaking stuff at higher levels, but if that power/speed combination holds up as his body blossoms, he could soon become a high-impact contributor in the new-look Cubs offense we're all waiting to see come 2014 or so.

9/1/2013




Batting Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm G AB R H HR 3B 2B SB CS BB K BA OBP SLG OPS
2014 23 AA Sou. Tennessee CHC 34 135 18 34 4 0 10 0 1 10 24 .252 .304 .415 .719
2014 23 AAA PCL Iowa CHC 64 223 22 47 6 0 18 2 1 21 64 .211 .283 .372 .656
2013 22 AA Sou. Tennessee CHC 133 490 60 128 19 2 41 5 7 34 117 .261 .317 .469 .787
2012 21 A+ Florida Daytona CHC 25 84 14 21 4 0 5 5 2 10 24 .250 .337 .452 .789
2012 21 A+ Caro. Myrtle Beach TEX 100 375 45 107 10 1 19 9 9 24 83 .285 .356 .421 .777
2011 20 A Sally Hickory TEX 126 467 78 130 17 3 30 32 6 37 86 .278 .338 .465 .803
2010 19 Rookie Arizona Rangers TEX 51 188 30 59 2 1 14 6 2 13 42 .314 .365 .431 .796
2009 18 Rookie DSL Rangers 2 TEX 8 24 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 6 5 .208 .375 .250 .625


Fielding Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm   Posn GP Ch PO A E Fld
2014 23 AAA PCL Iowa CHC   3B 63 175 41 128 6 .966
2014 23 AA Sou. Tennessee CHC   DH 1 0 0 0 0
2014 23 AA Sou. Tennessee CHC   3B 33 103 18 81 4 .961
2013 22 AA Sou. Tennessee CHC   3B 124 342 78 240 24 .930
2012 21 A+ Caro. Myrtle Beach TEX   2B 4 17 4 13 0 1.000
2012 21 A+ Caro. Myrtle Beach TEX   3B 90 243 64 164 15 .938
2012 21 A+ Florida Daytona CHC   3B 24 72 10 59 3 .958
2011 20 A Sally Hickory TEX   3B 122 346 75 251 20 .942
2011 20 A Sally Hickory TEX   SS 2 9 2 7 0 1.000
2010 19 Rookie Arizona Rangers TEX   3B 50 133 31 91 11 .917
2009 18 Rookie DSL Rangers 2 TEX   3B 8 36 8 23 5 .861

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News and Notes

7/31/2012 by KDaddy



Christian Villanueva is going to Chicago as part of the Cubs return on the departing Ryan Dempster.

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