Carlos Villanueva

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Carlos Villanueva MLB Career Stats

476 51-55 4.31 998.2 862 1.29

Carlos Villanueva Bio

  • Full Name: Carlos Manuel Villanueva
  • Pronunciation: vee-yan-WAY-vuh
  • Born: 11/28/1983 in Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • High School: Americas Bi-Cultural, Santo Domingo, DOM
  • Debut: 5/23/2006
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MLB Career Stats 51 55 4.31 476 76 11 998.2 862 1.29


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Carlos Villanueva Stats

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Carlos Villanueva Advanced Stats

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Carlos Villanueva Statcast Events


Carlos Villanueva Awards

Baseball America High Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Brevard County FSL

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Brevard County FSL

FSL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Brevard County FSL

Carlos Villanueva Leaderboards


Season HLD Rank
2007 16 22nd in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2012 23 21st in AL

Carlos Villanueva Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 3, 2016 RHP Carlos Villanueva elected free agency.
January 14, 2016 San Diego Padres signed free agent RHP Carlos Villanueva.
November 2, 2015 RHP Carlos Villanueva elected free agency.
March 30, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals selected the contract of RHP Carlos Villanueva from Memphis Redbirds.
February 4, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent RHP Carlos Villanueva to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
February 4, 2015 RHP Carlos Villanueva assigned to Memphis Redbirds.
October 30, 2014 RHP Carlos Villanueva elected free agency.
January 26, 2013 Chicago Cubs signed free agent RHP Carlos Villanueva.
November 3, 2012 RHP Carlos Villanueva elected free agency.
August 31, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays activated RHP Carlos Villanueva from the 15-day disabled list.
August 28, 2011 sent RHP Carlos Villanueva on a rehab assignment to Dunedin Blue Jays.
August 5, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays placed RHP Carlos Villanueva on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 4, 2011. Right forearm strain
December 3, 2010 Milwaukee Brewers traded RHP Carlos Villanueva to Toronto Blue Jays.
September 1, 2010 Milwaukee Brewers recalled Carlos Villanueva from Nashville Sounds.
July 29, 2010 Milwaukee Brewers optioned Carlos Villanueva to Nashville Sounds.

Carlos Manuel Villanueva Bio Info

Carlos Manuel Villanueva…he and his wife, Arianna, have one child, Carlos Jr.…attended Americas Bi-Cultural School in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where he played baseball and basketball…originally signed by San Francisco Giants' scout Rick Raggazo.


Posted a career-best 2.95 ERA (20 ER, 61.0 IP) with 55 strikeouts against 21 walks in 35 relief appearances for the Cardinals…recorded two saves in two chances and allowed a .223 (50-for-224) opponents average....Signed as a minor league free agent by St. Louis in February before the start of the season, making the Cardinals Opening Day roster after having his contract selected on 3/30....Over his first 13 outings of the season from 4/12-6/4 he posted a 0.41 ERA (1 ER, 22.0 IP), striking out 19 against eight walks while allowing a .162 (12-for-74) opponents average… over the rest of the season from 6/8 on he went 1-2 with two saves in two chances and a 4.38 ERA (19 ER, 39.0 IP) with 36 strikeouts against 13 walks....Posted a career-best 20.1 inning scoreless streak from 4/26-6/8....Overall on the season allowed a .183 (17-for-93) average to left-handed hitters and a .252 (33-for-131) average to right-handed hitters....Pitched in one game of the National League Division Series for St. Louis against the Cubs, working 2.0 scoreless inning, allowing no hits and just one walk.


In his second season with Chicago he posted a 1.69 ERA (5 ER, 26.2 IP) in 17 relief appearances after the All-Star Break…overall on the season went 5-7 with two saves and a 4.64 ERA (40 ER, 77.2 IP) in 42 games, including five starts....Had a 4-3 record with two saves and a 2.64 ERA (17 ER, 58.0 IP) in 37 relief appearances....Was 1-4 with a 10.53 ERA(23 ER, 19.2 IP) in five starts, including four from 4/6-25 while JakeArrieta was on the disabled list....Posted a 1.95 ERA (8 ER, 37.0 IP) in 19 games, two starts, at Wrigley Field…had a 7.08 ERA (32 ER, 40.2 IP) in 23 road games, three starts....In nine relief appearances against NL West opponents, posted a 0.54 ERA (1 ER, 16.2 IP)....Made 16 relief appearances of 2.0-or-more innings, and posted a 2.50 ERA (10 ER, 36.0 IP) in those outings....Threw 3.0 shutout innings of relief, 5/22 at San Diego, and recorded his first save since 5/20/10 at PIT while with MIL....Posted a career-high 16.0 shutout innings from 7/12-8/16.


In his first season with Chicago, Carlos was 7-8 with a 4.06 ERA (58 ER/128.2 IP) in 47 games, including 15 starts ... posted a 6-1 record and a 3.03 ERA (13 ER/38.2 IP) in 32 relief appearances while going 1-7 with a 4.50 ERA (45 ER/90.0 IP) in 15 starts ... set a career mark with 128.2 innings pitched, surpassing 125.1 with Toronto in 2012... Posted a 3.69 ERA (31 ER/75.2 IP) and a 5-4 record in 27 games (nine starts) at home ... was 2-4 with a 4.58 ERA (27 ER/53.0 IP) in 20 road games (six starts)... Opened the season in Chicago's starting rotation, and was 1-3 with a 3.93 ERA (23 ER/52.2 IP) in eight starts before moving to the bullpen, May 19, in advance of Matt Garza's return from the disabled list... Had a second stint in the starting rotation, July 7-August 10, going 0-4 with a 5.30 ERA (22 ER/37.1 IP) in seven starts... Thrived when he returned to the bullpen, going 5-0 with a 3.00 ERA (7 ER/21.0 IP) in 16 relief appearances to close out the season... Stranded 12 of 15 inherited runners and picked up two holds out of the bullpen... Allowed seven runs in 4.0 innings, July 20 at Colorado ... taking away that start, pitched to a 3.68 ERA (51 ER/124.2 IP) in his 46 other games pitched... Recorded a 0.64 ERA (1 ER/14.0 IP) in his first two starts as a Cub, April 6-12 … the last time a pitcher had a lower ERA in his first two starts to his Cubs career was Jose Guzman in 1993 (0.00 ERA, 0 ER/15.1 IP)...Tossed a career-high tying 8.1 innings, April 23 in Cincinnati ... allowed two runs in a 4-2 victory ... also tossed 8.1 innings, October 1, 2006 against St. Louis with Milwaukee... Tied his career high with eight strikeouts, April 28 in Miami... Closed out the campaign with a 0.96 ERA (2 ER/18.2 IP) in his final 14 relief outings dating to August 21, including 8.2-consecutive scoreless frames to close out the season... Held batters to a .164 average in that stretch, walking three and striking out 19.

2012 Completed his second season in a Toronto uniform, splitting time between the bullpen and starting rotation ... went 7-7 with a 4.16 ERA (58 ER/125.1 IP) and a career-best 122 strikeouts in 38 games, including a career-high 16 starts...Set a career mark with 8.8 strikeouts per 9.0 innings. ...Went 5-7 with a 4.50 ERA (46 ER/92.0 IP) in 16 starts ... allowed three runs or less in 11 starts and recorded nine quality efforts. ...Won four-consecutive starts before losing seven of his final eight decisions. ...Was 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA (12 ER/33.1 IP) and a .211 opponents batting average (26-for-123) in 22 relief appearances. ...Eight of first nine relief outings and nine of final 11 were scoreless appearances. ...Eight relief appearances were more than 1.0 inning, including a 4.0-inning stint June 15 vs. Philadelphia and 4.1 innings May 25 at Texas. ...Struck out 9.7 batters per 9.0 innings as a reliever. ...Posted a 7-4 record and a 3.10 ERA (34 ER/98.2 IP) in 33 games (11 starts) through the end of August. ...In his eight relief outings of more than 1.0 inning, he posted a 0.86 ERA (2 ER/20.1 IP). ...Held batters to a .242 batting average (113-for-466) which ranked 13th in the American League (minimum 125.0 IP). ...Limited opponents to a .194 average (19-for-98) with runners in scoring position ... with runners in scoring position and two outs, allowed just five hits in 47 at-bats (.106). ...Twice set a career mark with eight strikeouts: July 15 vs. Cleveland and August 13 vs. the White Sox. ...Walked a career-high five batters, July 15 vs. Cleveland ... lasted just 2.1 innings, September 21 at Tampa Bay, the shortest start of his career. 2011 Appeared in 33 games in his first season with the Blue Jays and made a career high 13 starts (prev: 9 in 2008)... NO APRIL SHOWERS: Posted a 1.84 ERA (14.2IP/3ER) in eight April appearances and held opponents to a .093 average allowed just four hits in his 14.2 IP... START ME UP: Came out of the bullpen to make 13 starts from May 23-Aug. 3... Made his first start on May 23 at NYY and pitched 5.0 innings, allowed one run on two hits and picked up the win... Had a stretch of five consecutive quality starts from June 14-July 7... Finished 5-3 as a starter and posted a 5.15 ERA (73.1IP/42ER)... JUST DOESN'T LOSE: Went 84 appearances without a loss (Last loss: Aug. 17, 2009 at PIT), going 8-0 over that stretch... Had the streak snapped on June 19 at CIN... TRIP TO THE DL: Was placed on the 15-day DL with a right forearm strain on Aug. 5, where he would remain until Aug. 31... Made one rehab appearance with Dunedin (A) and pitched one scoreless inning... Spent the remainder of the season pitching out of the bullpen... In his 20 total relief appearances finished with a 1.60 ERA, holding opponents to a .161 average... Allowed only 18 hits in 33.2 innings, allowing one hit or less in 16 of his 20 relief outings. 2010 Spent the majority of the season with the Brewers, pitching 50 games in relief... UNHITTABLE EARLY: Came out of the bullpen 11 times in April and did not allow an earned run... Allowed only five hits in 13 innings for a .114 opponents average... From May 1-July 28 posted a 6.75 ERA in 34 outings... THE SOUNDS OF NASHVILLE: Was optioned to Nashville (AAA) on July 29... In 11 appearnces, recorded a save and allowed only one hit in his final four outings before returning to Milwaukee in September... FEEL GOOD FINISH: Picked up a victory and did not allow a run in four September outings for the Brewers. 2009 Went 4-10 with a 5.34 ERA and 3 saves in a career-high 64 appearances (6 starts)...Went 1-3 with a 6.52 ERA as a starter (29 IP, 21 ER)...his starts came from 7/28-8/17 (5 starts) and on 10/3...The Brewers were 2-4 in his starts...did not produce any quality starts...Went 3-7 with a 4.84 ERA as a reliever (67 IP, 36 ER)...For the second straight season was the winning pitcher in the Brewers' home opener...tossed a scoreless inning (1 K) in the 4-3 win on 4/10 vs. Chicago-NL...Had saves on 4/8 at San Francisco, 4/29 vs. Pittsburgh and 5/5 at Pittsburgh...Had 15 consecutive scoreless appearances from 5/5-6/6 (14.2 IP)...had 9.0 straight hitless innings from 5/18-6/6...Lost a career-high 7 straight decisions from 6/7-8/17, posting an 8.19 ERA during this stretch (40.2 IP, 37 ER)...Went 2-0 with a 3.18 ERA over his last 16 appearances of the season (28.1 IP, 10 ER)...Signed a one-year contract on 1/26/10, avoiding arbitration. 2008 Went 4-7 with a 4.07 ERA and 1 save in 47 games...Began the season in the starting rotation and went 2-5 with a 6.43 ERA in 9 starts (49 IP, 35 ER)...Produced 3 quality starts...Was the starting pitcher in the Brewers' home opener on 4/4 vs. San Francisco and earned the victory in the 13-4 win (5.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K)...Was moved to the bullpen and went 2-2 with a 2.12 ERA in 38 relief appearances (59.1 IP, 14 ER)...Held opponents to a .220 batting average as a reliever...Retired 28 of 38 first batters faced (73.7%)...Stranded 15 of 16 inherited runners (93.8%)...Notched his second career save on 7/4 vs. Pittsburgh...Appeared in 2 games during the NLDS vs. Philadelphia and retired all 11 batters faced. 2007 Went 8-5 with a 3.94 ERA and 1 save in 59 appearances (6 starts) during a pair of stints with the Brewers...Was 2-2 with a 2.06 ERA as a starter (35ip, 8er)...Produced 4 quality starts...From 4/23-7/2 had a career-high 6-game winning streak with each victory coming in relief...Made his first 26 appearances of the season in relief before making a spot start for the injured Chris Capuano on 6/13 at Detroit (5ip, 5h, 1r, 1er, 2bb, 4k).....received no decision in the Brewers' 3-2 win...Made his next 26 appearances in relief...Notched his first career save on 8/20 at Arizona with 3.0 perfect innings (1k) in the 9-0 win.....following that game was optioned to Triple-A Nashville...Went 0-0 with a 3.24 ERA in 2 starts at Nashville...Was recalled on 9/1...Went 2-2 with a 1.99 ERA in 6 games (5 starts) the rest of the season 2006 Spent most of the season in the minor leagues, where he went a combined 11-6 with a 3.22 ERA in 22 games (19 starts) between Double-A Huntsville and Triple-A Nashville...Went 4-5 with a 3.75 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) at Huntsville and 7-1 with a 2.71 ERA in 11 games (9 starts) at Nashville...Threw a 1-hit shutout for Huntsville on 5/13 at Tennessee (1bb, 8k, 1wp)...Struck out a season-high 10 batters over 8.0 innings for Nashville in a no decision on 9/1 vs. Round Rock...Went 2-2 with a 3.69 ERA in 10 games (6 starts) in three stints with the Brewers (5/22-5/26, 6/10-7/4 & 9/11-end)...Began the season at Huntsville before he was recalled by the Brewers on 5/22...Made his Major League debut on 5/23 at Cincinnati and tossed a scoreless inning of relief (1ip, 1h, 2k).....struck out his first batter faced (Felipe Lopez)...Was optioned back to Huntsville on 5/27, where he made 2 starts before he was recalled again on 6/10...Made his first Major League start on 6/14 at Cincinnati and allowed just 4 hits over 6.0 shutout innings but received no decision in the Brewers' 3-0, 11-inning loss...Made 5 appearances (3 starts) during his second stint for the Brewers before he was optioned to Nashville on 7/5...Was recalled from Nashville on 9/11 and spent the remainder of the season with the Brewers...Earned his first Major League victory in a 5-2 win on 9/15 at Washington (6ip, 2h, 1r, 1er, 0bb, 5k).....retired his first 16 batters in relief of the injured Tomo Ohka before Nook Logan reached on an error.....faced 19 batters before allowing his first hit (Felipe Lopez triple) that game also recorded his first career hit with an RBI-single off Ramon Ortiz...Beat the Cardinals, 5-3, on 10/1 at Busch Stadium in his final start of the season (8.1ip, 5h, 2r, 2er, 1bb, 4k, 2hr)...With the Brewers held opponents to a .216 BA. 2005 Began the season with Class A Brevard County where he went 8-1 alongside a 2.32 ERA in 21 starts...Was second on the staff with 124 strikeouts (Tim Dillard, 128)...Had a 3.1-to-1 strikeouts to walks ratio with Brevard County...has the same ratio for his career...Participated in the the Florida State League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star Games...Was named the Best Foreign Born Player in Class A by victorious in his first six decisions at Brevard County...Named the Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Month of June...was 0-0 with a 0.71 ERA in five starts...Recorded wins in four consecutive starts, April 28-May 14...Struck out a season-high 13 batters on May 8 vs. Dunedin...Fanned 10 batters in consecutive starts, July 16 vs. Fort Meyers and July 22 vs. Daytona...Opposing hitters batted just .195 against right-handers to a .191 batting average...Was promoted to Double A Huntsville on August 17 and went 1-3 alongside a 7.40 ERA in four starts with the Stars...Averaged 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings on the year...Allowed just 7.0 hits per nine inning for the year. 2004 Spent the entire season with Class A Beloit of the Midwest League...Posted an 8-8 record with a 3.77 ERA in 25 appearances/21 starts...Placed seventh among Brewers Minor League with a 3.77 ERA...His eight wins were tied for second on the staff...Pitched a complete-game shutout vs Battle Creek May 22 in the first game of a doubleheader (7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 5 SO). 2003 Finished 3rd in the Arizona League in strikeouts (67)...Made 10 starts, 12 appearances, posting a 3-6 record with a 3.97 ERA. 2002 Played the entire season with the Arizona Giants...Went 4-0 with a 0.59 ERA with three saves in 19 appearances...Struck out 23 batters compared to just two walks.