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CHRISTIAN VILLANUEVA RUMORS

Christian Villanueva. Poor guy.

What a drag for him, stuck back behind all the other talented 3rd base prospects.Years ago, Christian Villanueva coulda been at least a Cubs Convention big wig.But now?Just kinda vanilla.In today's BP Minor League Update, they mention all the home runs hit by Cubs prospects last night: Bryant, Baez, Russel, Soler, and Vogelbach.And left Villanueva off the list, even though he...
Via Cub Reporter
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospects A-Z-Christian Villanueva

Acquired from the Rangers in the Ryan Dempster trade, Christian Villanueva had an all-star season at AA Tennessee as he led the Southern League in doubles and total bases while flashing a major league ready glove at third.
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Ding Long Dongers to Christen Cubs Park in Mesa

Justin Ruggiano, Welington Castillo, and Christian Villanueva blasted solo home runs, and Kyle Hendricks threw 2.2 IP of no-run/no-hit ball, in a six-inning Cubs Cactus League Intrasquad game played this afternoonn in what was the first Cubs game played at Cubs Park in Mesa. Tags: Cubs Spring TrainingKyle Hendricksl Justin RuggianoWelington CastilloChristian VillanuevaMatt SzczurEric Jokisch
Via Cub Reporter
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Villanueva has big day

Christian Villanueva ripped his third homer of the season as the third baseman was 3-4 with a double in Obregon’s 7-4 win in the Mexican Pacific League. It capped off a big day for Villanueva as he was named to the AA All-Star team by Topps along with Smokies teammate Arismendy Alcantara.
Via cubs.scout.com
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Cubs Prospects In Review: Christian Villanueva

Christian Villanueva came to the Cubs in the Ryan Dempster deal at the 2012 trade deadline. A J2 signing by the rangers in 2008, Villanueva cuts a less than imposing figure, standing 5'11-160. His 2011 campaign hinted at the potential for surprising pop, however, as he ISO'd .186 for the Rangers' Low-A Hickory affiliate. Combined with his sterling glovework at third...
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September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-14-13

Sacramento 1 @ Iowa 2 There's really only a couple reasons to pay attention to the Iowa Cubs and Mike Olt was 0-4. He's had a forgettable 2013 season, but it has been discussed here and elsewhere. MW mentioned in the comments that Christian Villanueva might have passed Olt among Cubs prospects and I wouldn't argue with anyone who said that. I'd still give the edge...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Villanueva & Sappelt Go Deep at HoHoKam

Christian Villanueva and Dave Sappelt drilled solo home runs to lead the Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies this afternoon in Cactus League action at Dwight Patterson Field at HoHKam Park in Mesa, AZ. Tags: Spring Training RecapChristian VillanuevaDave SappeltEdwin JacksonRead more about Villanueva & Sappelt Go Deep at HoHoKam
Via Cub Reporter
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Better Know a Cub: Christian Villanueva

Christian Villanueva was acquired by the Cubs for Ryan Dempster at the trade deadline in 2012. He wasn't the top prospect we all wanted (Randall Delgado), but I was fairly excited by the pickup. I almost always prefer positional prospects to pitchers; partly due to TINSTAAP, but mostly because successful position players are (on the whole) usually more beneficial to a team than...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Make Roster Moves and a Trade

Today was the deadline to add players to the 40-man so they would't be eligible for the Rule 5 draft. The winners were: RHP Trey McNutt, RHP Robert Whitenack, 3B Christian Villanueva and INF Logan Watkins. Bryan LaHair was desginated for assignment and RHP Carlos Gutierrez was waived (I swear I don't even know who that is). LaHair is apparently going to sign to play in Japan...
Via Cub Reporter
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

New Cub Christian Villanueva

The main piece aquired in the Ryan Dempster trade was 21 year old Christian Villanueva. Villanueva was signed as an international free agent out of Mexico by the Rangers in 2008 and just recently turned 21. He's played the entire season in High A.  His first season in the US was in 2010 in the AZL. Over 210 plate appearances he hit .314/.365/.431. That was good for a .370 wOBA...
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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