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...
Welp…the Cubs didn’t win on Wednesday.
Final #Rockies 7, #Cubs 5. Baez and Kottaras hit back to back HRs. Att: 10,598
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There was what was termed a “Little League grand slam” late in the game when Christian Villanueva threw a ball away. Sometimes things just happen. But it’s spring training, you kind of expect silly things...
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.
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.
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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.
The Iowa Cubs pitching staff recorded their first shutout of the season and Tennessee made it four straight wins in the Southern League as Christian Villanueva had a two-run double in the Smokies five-run first inning
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.
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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...
The Texas Rangers made a move for a starting pitcher just minutes before this year's non-waiver trade deadline, sending prospects Christian Villanueva and Kyle Hendricks to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Ryan Dempster. Lone Star Dugout takes an in-depth look at the deal.