Christian Villanueva

Christian Villanueva #61

  • 3B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 11"/210
  • Age: 25

Christian Villanueva does not have any MLB stats for the 2016 season

Christian Villanueva Bio

  • Full Name: Christian Villanueva
  • Pronunciation: vee-yan-WAY-vuh
  • Born: 6/19/1991 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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Christian Villanueva does not have any MLB stats for the 2016 season

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Christian Villanueva 2016 Projections

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April 3, 2016 at 3:36 PM ET

Baez officially on DL as Cubs finalize roster

The Cubs set the Opening Day 25-man roster Sunday, and placed four players on the 15-day disabled list, including infielder Javier Baez, who is sidelined with a bruised left thumb.

Awards

Christian Villanueva Awards

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Chi Cubs NL

PCL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/08/2015 Iowa PCL
07/20/2015 Iowa PCL

Topps Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Tennessee SOU

SOU Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/03/2013 Tennessee SOU

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Tennessee SOU

SOU Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Tennessee SOU

CAR Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/30/2012 Myrtle Beach CAR

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Hickory SAL

SAL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Hickory SAL

AZL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 AZL Rangers AZL

Christian Villanueva Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 3, 2016 Chicago Cubs transferred 3B Christian Villanueva from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Fractured right fibula
April 3, 2016 Chicago Cubs placed 3B Christian Villanueva on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 25, 2016. Fractured right fibula
October 22, 2015 Chicago Cubs activated 3B Christian Villanueva.
October 5, 2015 Chicago Cubs recalled 3B Christian Villanueva from Iowa Cubs.
April 17, 2015 3B Christian Villanueva assigned to Iowa Cubs from Tennessee Smokies.
April 6, 2015 3B Christian Villanueva assigned to Tennessee Smokies from Iowa Cubs.
March 16, 2015 Chicago Cubs optioned 3B Christian Villanueva to Iowa Cubs.
September 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs recalled Christian Villanueva from Tennessee Smokies.
July 8, 2014 Tennessee Smokies activated 3B Christian Villanueva from the 7-day disabled list.
July 2, 2014 Tennessee Smokies placed 3B Christian Villanueva on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 30, 2014.
June 19, 2014 3B Christian Villanueva assigned to Tennessee Smokies from Iowa Cubs.
March 18, 2014 Chicago Cubs optioned 3B Christian Villanueva to Iowa Cubs.
September 30, 2013 Chicago Cubs recalled Christian Villanueva from Tennessee Smokies.
March 15, 2013 Chicago Cubs optioned Christian Villanueva to Tennessee Smokies.
November 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of Christian Villanueva from Daytona Cubs.
July 31, 2012 Chicago Cubs traded RHP Ryan Dempster to Texas Rangers for RHP Kyle Hendricks and 3B Christian Villanueva.
July 31, 2012 Christian Villanueva assigned to Daytona Cubs.
March 30, 2012 Christian Villanueva assigned to Myrtle Beach Pelicans from Hickory Crawdads.
March 29, 2012 3B Christian Villanueva assigned to Texas Rangers.
April 5, 2011 Christian Villanueva assigned to Hickory Crawdads from AZL Rangers.
June 21, 2010 Christian Villanueva assigned to AZL Rangers.
May 31, 2009 3B Christian Villanueva assigned to DSL Rangers2.

Christian Villanueva Bio Info

In seven minor league seasons since making his professional debut in the Rangers system in 2009, Christian Villanueva owns a .264 batting average (678-for-2,564) with 171 doubles, nine triples, 82 home runs and 415 RBI in 698 games. Was one of two players acquired by the Cubs from Texas in the Ryan Dempster deal on July 31, 2012. Has recorded double-digit home runs in five-consecutive seasons. Named to the 2013 Southern League mid-season and post-season All-Star teams. Was a 2011 mid-season and post-season All-Star in the South Atlantic League after finishing the campaign with a .278 batting average (130-for-467) with Class A Hickory. In 2011, he was tabbed the best defensive third baseman in the South Atlantic League by Baseball America. Ranked as the 14th-best prospect in the Arizona Fall League by Baseball America following the 2011 season. Selected to the 2010 Arizona League Post-Season All-Star Team. Originally signed by Texas as a non-drafted free agent on August 17, 2008. Participated in the second-annual Cubs Rookie Development Program in January of 2014.

2015

Christian Villanueva began the season with Double-A Tennessee before being promoted to Triple-A Iowa on April 17 … batted .257 (123-for-479) with 61 runs scored, 23 doubles, 20 home runs and 95 RBI in 129 total games ... led Iowa in RBI, home runs and doubles. Posted a .208 mark (5-for-24) with two home runs and seven RBI in six games with Tennessee before being promoted. Spent the remainder of the season at Iowa, hitting .259 (118-for-455) with 56 runs, 23 doubles, 18 home runs and 88 RBI in 123 games. Drove in a career-high five runs, April 25 at Colorado Springs, going 2-for-4 with a three-run homer. June 1 at El Paso, went 3-for-5 with a double, triple, homer, three runs scored and three RBI ... homered in four-straight games, June 1-4. Twice named PCL Player of the Week: June 1-7 (.333, 4 HR, 12 RBI) and July 13-19 (.533, 2 2B, 3 HR). Batted .294 (42-for-143) with eight home runs against southpaws compared to a .244 mark (76-for-312) with 10 home runs against righties. Went 30-for-103 (.291) with five doubles, six home runs and 21 RBI in 27 July games. Recorded a season-high four hits May 22 and May 24 vs. Tacoma. Posted his lone multi-homer game of the campaign on July 17 vs. Memphis. Was 5-for-11 with three RBI in extra-inning games.

2014

Christian started the year with Triple-A Iowa, appearing in 64 games before being sent to Double-A Tennessee in mid-June...All told, batted .230 (105-for-457) with 53 runs scored, 38 doubles, 10 home runs and 58 RBI in 126 games this season...Posted a .211 batting average (47-for-223) with 18 doubles, six home runs and 26 RBI in 64 games with Iowa...Drew 21 walks while fanning 64 times...Batted .265 (13-for-49) with five doubles, two home runs and 20 RBI with runners in scoring position at Iowa...Was 7-for-20 (.350) with 13 RBI against Triple-A foes with runners in scoring position and two outs...Logged a season-best seven-game hitting streak with Iowa, May 2-10, going 10-for-27 (.370) with three doubles during the stretch...Went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI on May 21 at Round Rock...Drove in a season-high five runs on June 9 at Fresno, going 2-for-4 with a two-out, sixth-inning grand slam in Iowa's 17-2 rout...Sent to Tennessee in mid-June, and made his season debut at the Double-A level on June 19 vs. Chattanooga, going 2-for-5 with a RBI...Hit .248 (58-for-234) with 20 doubles, four home runs and 32 RBI in 62 games with the Smokies...Recorded a .289 average (13-for-45) against southpaws compared to a .238 mark (45-for-189) against righties at Tennessee...Registered three-straight multi-hit games from June 24-26, including a season-high three-double affair June 24 at Jacksonville...Hit safely in eight of his first nine games with Tennessee, going 13-for-29 (.448) with four doubles, a home run and seven RBI during the stretch...Landed on Tennessee's seven-day disabled list from July 1-8 with a left calf strain...Played 49 games for Yaquis de Obregon in the Mexican Pacific League...Hit .241 (41-for-170) with 10 homers and 25 RBI.

2013

Enjoyed a career year in his first full season in the Cubs organization, batting .261 (128-for-490) with 60 runs, 41 doubles, two triples, 19 home runs and 72 RBI in 133 games with Double-A Tennessee ... earned mid-season and post-season Southern League All-Star honors... Set career-highs in games, doubles, home runs, total bases (230) and slugging percentage (.469)... Led the league in doubles, total bases and extra-base hits (62), while his 72 RBI ranked fifth... Was named the Southern League Hitter of the Week for the week of August 26-September 2, batting .304 (7-for-23) with three home runs and six RBI... Batted .304 (31-for-102) with 12 doubles and 12 RBI in 28 May games... Was 56-for-205 (.273) with eight home runs and 61 RBI with runners on base... Posted a season-high four RBI, April 5 at Pensacola, going 3-for-5 with a double... Had two eight-game hitting streaks, May 7-15 and July 22-29... Recorded three-straight, multi-RBI efforts from June 25-28 (six total RBI)... Registered a double in six-straight contests, August 12-17 (seven doubles)... Homered in back-to-back games, June 25-26 and July 26-27... Batted .227 (22-for-97) with six doubles, three home runs and eight RBI in 32 games for Yaquis de Obregon if the winter Mexican Pacific League.

2012 Christian, traded to the Cubs from the Rangers on July 31, combined to bat .279 (128-for-459) with 24 doubles, 14 home runs and 68 RBI in 125 games with Single-A Myrtle Beach and Single-A Daytona...Batted .250 (21-for-84) with five doubles, four home runs and nine RBI in 25 games with Daytona. ...Made his Daytona Cubs debut, August 2, and homered in his first two at-bats vs. Fort Myers. ...Combined for 36 multi-hit games in 125 contests between Myrtle Beach and Daytona. ...Led Myrtle Beach in home runs (10) and hit-by-pitches (20) at the time of his trade. ...Hit .326 (43-for-132) with runners in scoring position. ...Logged a .333 (32-for-96) batting average in the month of July. ...Hit .176 (9-for-51) in 23 games for Obregon in the Mexico Winter League. 2011 Christian hit .278 (130-for-467) with 30 doubles, 17 home runs, 84 RBI and 32 stolen bases in a career-best 126 games for Single-A Hickory ... selected to both the mid-season and post-season South Atlantic League All-Star Teams...Set career-highs in doubles (30), home runs (17), RBI (84), slugging (.465), runs scored (78), stolen bases (32) and walks (37). ...Compiled a season-high 15 game hitting streak, April 17-May 5 ... batted .397 (23-for-58) with five doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI. ...Ranked statistically as the top defensive third baseman in the league after posting a .942 fielding percentage with 20 errors in 346 total chances. ...Started the season strong with a .338 (25-for-74) batting average in April. 2010 In his first season in the United States, Christian hit a career-high .314 (59-for-188) with 14 doubles, two home runs and 35 RBI in 51 games for the Arizona League Rangers. 2009 In his first professional season, batted .208 (5-for-24) with three RBI in eight games with the Dominican Rangers.