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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 3146 .249 .315 .404 .266 10.1
Birth Date10-29-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age35 years, 8 months, 19 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 SDN 25 28 124 110 16 29 4 2 2 43 13 21 0 1 0 10 1 1 .264 .339 .391 .287 8.9 0.3 0.9
2009 SDN 26 95 324 293 38 75 14 2 12 129 25 89 4 0 2 38 6 1 .256 .323 .440 .268 10.7 -1.2 1.0
2010 SDN 27 131 445 392 60 96 11 7 13 160 45 128 3 5 0 51 29 7 .245 .324 .408 .282 23.2 4.0 2.9
2011 SDN 28 121 411 370 49 91 14 7 9 146 31 92 5 4 1 44 26 3 .246 .310 .395 .277 18.1 -0.0 1.9
2012 SDN 29 148 470 417 62 110 26 8 9 179 41 94 5 2 5 45 24 6 .264 .335 .429 .278 21.7 -2.2 2.1
2013 SDN 30 151 515 481 64 129 22 8 22 233 29 118 2 1 2 53 22 6 .268 .312 .484 .281 23.8 -6.1 1.9
2014 SDN 31 146 448 406 47 91 13 2 8 132 33 107 4 2 33 11 6 .224 .288 .325 .234 -1.5 -1.3 -0.3
2015 SDN 32 98 308 283 34 73 10 3 6 107 25 73 0 0 0 30 11 1 .258 .318 .378 .246 6.0 -5.2 0.1
2015 TEX 32 37 82 66 6 12 3 0 0 15 12 21 2 0 2 3 5 0 .182 .325 .227 .226 -0.7 0.3 -0.0
2016 LAN 33 12 19 18 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .056 .105 .111 .083 -2.9 -0.2 -0.3
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2005 EUG A- 42 156 .266 .246 .320 .361 .253 .283 102 0.8 3.8 -1.3 -1.0 1.1 4.5 0.3 4.5 0.3
2006 FTW A 124 541 .313 .247 .317 .353 .251 .360 114 20.7 10.7 -2.8 0.4 3.3 31.9 3.4 31.9 3.4
2007 SAN AA 134 572 .257 .263 .339 .404 .259 .315 94 -2 17.6 -5.3 13.5 3.5 13.8 2.8 13.8 2.8
2008 SDN MLB 28 124 .287 .269 .339 .423 .269 .307 89 3.7 3.6 0.3 0.3 1.3 8.9 0.9 8.9 0.9
2008 POR AAA 120 496 .277 .275 .348 .440 .257 .351 103 9.7 15.2 0.2 -19.0 0.7 25.8 0.7 25.8 0.7
2009 SDN MLB 95 324 .268 .255 .321 .405 .257 .328 86 2.8 9.3 -2.5 -1.2 1.0 10.7 1.0 10.7 1.0
2009 POR AAA 53 226 .317 .270 .338 .417 .274 .280 87 13.9 6.6 0.4 -4.5 0.4 21.2 1.6 21.2 1.6
2010 SDN MLB 131 445 .282 .255 .319 .399 .264 .324 85 10 12.3 -3 4.0 4.0 23.2 2.9 23.2 2.9
2010 LEL A+ 5 18 .152 .290 .367 .439 .284 .167 90 -2.1 0.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2010 SAN AA 2 8 .312 .270 .343 .396 .262 .500 77 0.4 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.4 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2011 SDN MLB 121 411 .277 .249 .312 .386 .257 .300 89 7 11.1 -3.3 -0.0 3.3 18.1 1.9 18.1 1.9
2011 TUC AAA 14 64 .270 .298 .367 .480 .277 .302 112 0.8 2.0 -0.7 -1.0 1.0 3.0 0.2 3.0 0.2
2012 SDN MLB 148 470 .278 .254 .319 .400 .262 .320 95 8.5 12.9 -3.5 -2.2 3.8 21.7 2.1 21.7 2.1
2013 SDN MLB 151 515 .281 .255 .315 .394 .258 .313 98 10.2 13.5 -2.1 -6.1 2.1 23.8 1.9 23.8 1.9
2014 SDN MLB 146 448 .234 .251 .311 .385 .260 .283 93 -10.7 11.6 -1.3 -1.3 -1.0 -1.5 -0.3 -1.5 -0.3
2015 SDN MLB 98 308 .246 .256 .316 .403 .265 .328 96 -4.2 8.3 0.1 -5.2 1.7 6.0 0.1 6.0 0.1
2015 TEX MLB 37 82 .226 .261 .322 .420 .266 .267 102 -2.7 2.2 -0.4 0.3 0.1 -0.7 -0.0 -0.7 -0.0
2016 LAN MLB 12 19 .083 .252 .319 .402 .256 .077 86 -3.4 0.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2016 LEH AAA 41 149 .232 .253 .319 .379 .255 .242 98 -4.3 4.2 -1.1 1.9 1.6 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.2
2016 OKL AAA 46 172 .265 .266 .335 .404 .271 .325 99 0.9 4.8 -0.8 -5.0 2.7 7.6 0.3 7.6 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2005 EUG A- 156 17 30 5 2 2 14 14 38 2 1 .216 .297 .324 .108 .266 4.5 -1.0 0.3
2006 FTW A 541 86 148 34 5 11 91 55 81 18 5 .314 .393 .477 .163 .313 31.9 0.4 3.4
2007 SAN AA 572 66 143 19 3 8 68 38 84 21 2 .278 .336 .373 .095 .257 13.8 13.5 2.8
2008 POR AAA 496 70 129 26 4 14 58 44 103 7 3 .292 .360 .464 .172 .277 25.8 -19.0 0.7
2008 SDN MLB 124 16 29 4 2 2 10 13 21 1 1 .264 .339 .391 .127 .287 8.9 0.3 0.9
2009 POR AAA 226 33 52 10 3 12 30 20 46 1 0 .260 .332 .520 .260 .317 21.2 -4.5 1.6
2009 SDN MLB 324 38 75 14 2 12 38 25 89 6 1 .256 .323 .440 .184 .268 10.7 -1.2 1.0
2010 LEL A+ 18 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 8 1 0 .071 .278 .143 .071 .152 -2.2 -0.2 -0.2
2010 SAN AA 8 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 .333 .500 .333 .000 .312 0.9 -0.1 0.1
2010 SDN MLB 445 60 96 11 7 13 51 45 128 29 7 .245 .324 .408 .163 .282 23.2 4.0 2.9
2011 TUC AAA 64 14 16 3 2 3 11 5 13 3 0 .276 .328 .552 .276 .270 3.0 -1.0 0.2
2011 SDN MLB 411 49 91 14 7 9 44 31 92 26 3 .246 .310 .395 .149 .277 18.1 -0.0 1.9
2012 SDN MLB 470 62 110 26 8 9 45 41 94 24 6 .264 .335 .429 .165 .278 21.7 -2.2 2.1
2013 SDN MLB 515 64 129 22 8 22 53 29 118 22 6 .268 .312 .484 .216 .281 23.8 -6.1 1.9
2014 SDN MLB 448 47 91 13 2 8 33 33 107 11 6 .224 .288 .325 .101 .234 -1.5 -1.3 -0.3
2015 SDN MLB 308 34 73 10 3 6 30 25 73 11 1 .258 .318 .378 .120 .246 6.0 -5.2 0.1
2015 TEX MLB 82 6 12 3 0 0 3 12 21 5 0 .182 .325 .227 .045 .226 -0.7 0.3 -0.0
2016 OKL AAA 172 23 43 6 1 4 25 15 32 3 2 .276 .343 .404 .128 .265 7.6 -5.0 0.3
2016 LEH AAA 149 12 26 7 0 2 19 17 28 2 2 .205 .304 .307 .102 .232 0.4 1.9 0.2
2016 LAN MLB 19 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .056 .105 .111 .056 .083 -2.9 -0.2 -0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 454 0.5044 0.4317 0.7857 0.5633 0.2978 0.8682 0.6269 0.2143 209 -0.004164
2009 1251 0.4980 0.4852 0.7166 0.6388 0.3328 0.8090 0.5407 0.2834 502 -0.002013
2010 1775 0.5008 0.4727 0.7068 0.6142 0.3307 0.7619 0.6041 0.2932 751 0.010006
2011 1560 0.4891 0.4788 0.7323 0.6409 0.3237 0.7873 0.6279 0.2677 621 0.003864
2012 1793 0.4501 0.4624 0.7624 0.6208 0.3327 0.8323 0.6555 0.2376 748 0.012511
2013 1978 0.4505 0.5056 0.7420 0.6813 0.3615 0.8303 0.6056 0.2580 744 0.003701
2014 1689 0.4683 0.4648 0.7274 0.6220 0.3263 0.8557 0.5119 0.2726 697 0.003129
2015 1528 0.4777 0.4431 0.7459 0.5986 0.3008 0.8581 0.5417 0.2541 706 0.004318
2016 64 0.6094 0.5469 0.6857 0.7179 0.2800 0.6786 0.7143 0.3143 0 0.000000
Career120920.47650.47260.73580.62990.32950.82050.58920.2642669.32430.005

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-11 2014-09-14 DTD 3 2 - Low Back Strain -
2014-05-26 2014-05-28 DTD 2 2 Right Foot Soreness -
2014-03-27 2014-03-30 Camp 3 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2013-09-23 2013-09-25 DTD 2 2 - Abdomen Strain - -
2013-07-01 2013-07-04 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2013-03-10 2013-03-15 Camp 5 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-06-04 2012-06-09 DTD 5 4 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-09-15 2011-09-23 DTD 8 6 - Back Soreness - -
2011-07-29 2011-08-02 DTD 4 4 - Back Spasms - -
2011-05-17 2011-05-18 DTD 1 1 Right Hand Soreness Sliding -
2011-03-21 2011-03-22 Camp 1 0 Trunk Soreness Side -
2011-03-13 2011-03-18 Camp 5 0 Trunk Soreness Side -
2010-09-27 2010-09-29 DTD 2 2 Low Back Soreness -
2010-07-02 2010-07-21 15-DL 19 13 Low Back Stiffness -
2010-06-05 2010-06-06 DTD 1 1 Neck Soreness -
2009-09-15 2009-09-16 DTD 1 1 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2009-06-25 2009-06-29 DTD 4 4 Left Wrist Soreness -
2008-04-17 2008-04-28 Minors 11 0 Left Shoulder Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 PHI $
2015 SDN $4,250,000
2014 SDN $4,250,000
2013 SDN $2,675,000
2012 SDN $1,475,000
2011 SDN $444,400
2010 SDN $412,800
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$13,507,200
6 yrTotal$13,507,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 155 dTurner Gary Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/26/16 (minor-league contract). Released by Cleveland 3/27/16. Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 3/28/16 (minor-league contract). Released by Philadelphia 6/11/16. Signed by LA Dodgers 6/14/16. DFA by LA Dodgers 6/24/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/25/16. Contract selected by LA Dodgers 7/1/16. DFA by LA Dodgers 7/7/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/11/16.
  • 2 years/$8.5M (2014-15). Signed extension with San Diego 9/3/13. 14:$4.25M, 15:$4.25M. Acquired by Texas in trade from San Diego 8/18/15.
  • 1 year/$2.675M (2013). Re-signed by San Diego 1/16/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2012). Re-signed by San Diego 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4444M (2011). Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4128M (2010). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4023M (2009). Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by San Diego 8/29/08.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2005 (7-218) (Princeton). $0.12M signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)Hi Ben! I need to cut three of the following from my 16 team 5x5 dynasty team; Cody Asche, John Jaso, Ike Davis, Dayan Viciedo, Will Venable, Gerardo Parra. Who gets the axe if it you made the call? Keep in mind Asche is my only insurance for Wright at 3B and Jaso is Wilson Ramos’ backup. many thanks!
(Gravybill from Paradise)
Viciedo, Venable, Asche. If you're super worried about Wright, cut Parra instead. (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Know small sample size and all, but what do you make of Will Venable so far this season?
(Iggles Fan from NY)
My thoughts are SSS. He's still a nice speed/power blend, but he was a borderline top-40 OF to begin with. If he's on the waiver wire I take a look at him, but don't make room for him, necessarily. (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Will Venable? Drafted him as my fourth outfielder but there seem to be mixed feelings about him.
(Professor Affenlight from Westish College)
I think that's great value for him. He's a power/speed guy and while he's not going to go 30/30 or anything, it's an extremely useful profile. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)I appreciated the conversation about head-to-head playoffs on the recent ToP podcast. If you had a pick one or two under-the-radar but potentially difference making bats and arms for September, who might they be?
(doog7642 from Blaine, MN)
You mean guys that are free agents? I already mentioned Hector Santiago in another question, but for a guy with his numbers he gets no love. If your league is heavily skewed toward wins, maybe he's not such a good idea; otherwise, what's not to like.

Will Venable is an interesting guy, especially in H2H where you're talking points and BA/OBP won't drag you down. The runs/RBI aren't great, but the power/speed/XBH tend to count more in H2H. He's 5.4% in ESPN as I write this. He's underrated for H2H. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Any underrated guys you would target in an NL Only league?
(Mat from Fort Myers)
Will Venable is a guy I like. He only went for $9 in CBS but has the potential to earn $15-20 easily. David DeJesus seems like he had a down year last year but earned $14 in NL-only. Daniel Murphy is another guy who didn't do much in HR/SB but more than earned his keep. (Mike Gianella)
2012-01-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Pujols and Fielder now in the AL, how many NL players are the type of guy that casual fans will know and want to buy a ticket to see? Lincecum? Strasburg? I'm struggling to find a few.
(Stay Gold, Man from Outsiders)
You mean besides Will Venable? It does seem like the NL is in a bit of a down cycle when it comes to minting sluggers. There is still Joey Votto and Matt Kemp, maybe Ryan Braun doesn't get suspended, and someone like Justin Upton steps into a greater light, or Mike Stanton captures the world's attention... I would buy a ticket to watch Troy Tulowitzki play. (Steven Goldman)
2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)I am high on Will Venable as my 5th OF in mixed leagues. What do you think of him?
(bfitzge3 from Upstate NY)
I'm a fan. The tough home ballpark masks that he has decent power, but he'll have a green light again this year, especially if he leads off regularly, and should top 30 SB's with 15 or so homers. That's good stuff even if he only hits in the .250's. (Cory Schwartz)
2010-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's a Will Venable?
(Colin Wyers from Davenport, IA)
This will never get old. (Marc Normandin)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Padres need a bat more than an arm, no?
(dianagramr from NYC)
Not really. Here's the problem--if the Padres get a bat, they need that bat to be good enough defensively (and enough of an upgrade offensively) to counter the fact that losing playing time of Will Venable or Thin Gwynn is going to hurt their defense. There is no one available on the market for hitters who fits that criteria that they can acquire without giving up far too much of their post-2010 team. The need for a pitcher is there for a few reasons--Correia is the weak link in the rotation, so an upgrade on him would be appreciated, and Latos is going to need to miss time in order to keep his number of starts down, per Jed Hoyer. (Marc Normandin)
2010-01-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Venable: Any reason to get excited or a small sample fluke. His minor league numbers weren't much, but he also didn't concentrate on baseball until he was older.
(dcoonce from bloomington indiana)
I like Venable. He's a good defender, and his bat is good enough when you combine it with the glove. Petco may make him look worse than he is, but I have faith he can be solid in the future. (Marc Normandin)
2009-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Some love for KT and his young guys in San Diego? You saw them at 60 wins this year.
(JC from Hoboken)
Yeah, they've played better than I expected them to. They play the park well, finding relief pitchers who can be effective there. Chase Headley has started to come around, and Everth Cabrera isn't that bad. I'm just wondering how many guys responsible for the decent season are good enough to contribute to a real contender. Is Will Venable or Kevin Correia someone you build around? I doubt it. (Joe Sheehan)


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