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Will Venable

William Dion Venable

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: October 29, 1982 in Greenbrae, CA
High School: San Rafael HS (San Rafael , CA)
School: Princeton University (Princeton , NJ)
Drafted
by the San Diego Padres in the 7th round of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 17, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 29, 2008 (Age 25.305, 17,018th in MLB history)   vs. COL 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Team: Padres 2008-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 2 yrs/$8.5M (14-15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 5.155, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Turner-Gary Sports [*]
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Career Home Runs

Will Venable: 81 Career Home Runs

10 leading off, 1 walk-off, 7 tying, 29 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
SDP81
 
vs RHP71
vs LHP10
 
Away41
Home40
 
Leverage
High Lev7
Medium Lev34
Low Lev40
20 Opps
SFG10
ARI8
COL7
ATL7
MIA/FLA7
CIN6
MIL6
STL5
CHC5
NYM4
PHI3
LAD3
TBR2
WSN2
LAA1
NYY1
BAL1
PIT1
BOS1
HOU1
72 Pitchers
Travis Wood2
Ian Kennedy2
Matt Cain2
Johnny Cueto2
Yusmeiro Petit2
Braden Looper2
Jason Marquis2
A.J. Burnett2
Ricky Nolasco2
Aaron Harang1
Tim Hudson1
Mitchell Boggs1
Anibal Sanchez1
James Shields1
Dan Haren1
Ryan Dempster1
Mike Burns1
Daniel Hudson1
Casey Coleman1
Matt Stites1
17 Parks
PetCo Pk40
Chase Field5
AT&T Pk5
GreatAmer BP5
Dolphin Stad4
Miller Pk4
Coors Fld3
Turner Fld2
Dodger Stad2
Busch Std II2
TropicanaFld2
CitizensBank2
PNC Pk1
Nationals Pk1
Fenway Pk1
Wrigley Fld1
MinuteMaidPk1
Where Hit
952
8916
787
83
73
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
223
320
411
511
68
15
7+3
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms81
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st26
2nd15
6th15
7th11
5th5
8th4
4th2
3rd2
9th1
Outs
039
126
216
 
DefPos
RF42
CF29
LF8
PH2
Bases
---59
1--10
12-5
-2-4
1231
--31
-231
 
111 RBI
RISP12
0 on59
1 on15
2 on6
3 on1
Any on22
Inning
113
210
312
49
54
612
78
89
93
Extra1
 
1-335
4-625
7-end21
RelScore
+4..6
+36
+27
+19
Tied28
-18
-24
-34
-4..9
 
Ahead28
Tied28
Behind25
Before event,
for batter
Count
1-013
1-111
2-211
0-110
2-09
1-27
2-17
0-05
3-24
3-14

Play By Play

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2008 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 2008-09-04 SDP @ MIL Jeff Suppan ahead 3-1 t 6 0 --- 7,(3-2)  1 6 8 0.083 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
2 2 2 1 2008-09-19 SDP @ WSN Collin Balester behind 0-2 t 3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 1 8 0.098 34% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
2009 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 2009-07-12 SDP @ SFG Merkin Valdez ahead 9-3 t 8 2 --- 2,(0-1)  1 2 8 0.005 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
4 4 2 1 2009-07-30 SDP @ CIN Johnny Cueto ahead 3-1 t 5 2 12- 4,(2-1)  3 7 8 0.181 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Headley Scores; Blanks Scores
5 5 3 1 2009-07-31 SDP MIL Braden Looper behind 1-7 b 4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  2 6 9 0.062 12% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Headley Scores
6 6 4 1 2009-08-01 SDP MIL Mike Burns tied 0-0 b 2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 6 9 0.119 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
7 7 5 1 2009-08-04 SDP ATL Javier Vazquez tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  1 3 9 0.112 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
8 8 6 1 2009-08-05 SDP ATL Tommy Hanson behind 0-6 b 6 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  2 2 8 0.036 6% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Cabrera Scores
9 9 7 1 2009-08-11 SDP @ MIL Braden Looper behind 0-1 t 2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 6 8 0.107 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
10 10 8 1 2009-08-27 SDP @ ATL Buddy Carlyle behind 0-9 t 9 2 --- 3,(2-0)  1 5 9 0.000 0% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
11 11 9 1 2009-08-29 SDP @ FLA Ricky Nolasco behind 0-2 t 4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 3 9 0.107 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
12 12 10 1 2009-09-08 SDP @ SFG Brandon Medders behind 2-3 t 7 1 --- 5,(3-1)  1 7 8 0.199 46% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
13 13 11 1 2009-09-13 SDP COL Jason Marquis tied 0-0 b 2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  1 5 9 0.119 64% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
14 14 12 1 2009-09-23 SDP @ COL Jason Marquis tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 5 9 0.098 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
2010 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
15 15 1 1 2010-04-06 SDP @ ARI Edwin Jackson ahead 2-0 t 4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  1 6 9 0.089 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
16 16 2 1 2010-04-12 SDP ATL Jo-Jo Reyes ahead 9-0 b 4 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  2 6 9 0.002 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Headley Scores
17 17 3 1 2010-04-15 SDP ATL Tim Hudson behind 0-3 b 6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 6 9 0.094 23% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
18 18 4 1 2010-04-24 SDP @ CIN Johnny Cueto ahead 3-0 t 6 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  2 5 9 0.083 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Headley Scores
19 19 5 1 2010-06-20 SDP BAL Jake Arrieta behind 3-4 b 3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  3 6 9 0.295 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Hundley Scores; Hairston Scores
20 20 6 1 2010-06-23 SDP @ TBR James Shields tied 0-0 t 5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 7 9 0.243 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Headley Scores
21 21 7 1 2010-06-25 SDP @ FLA Chris Volstad tied 0-0 t 7 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  2 6 9 0.259 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Headley Scores
22 22 8 1 2010-06-27 SDP @ FLA Brian Sanches tied 2-2 t 8 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  2 6 9 0.351 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Torrealba Scores
23 23 9 1 2010-08-02 SDP @ LAD Hiroki Kuroda tied 0-0 t 4 1 12- 2,(0-1)  3 7 7 0.269 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Headley Scores; Torrealba Scores
24 24 10 1 2010-08-06 SDP @ ARI Daniel Hudson behind 0-1 t 3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  1 7 7 0.112 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
25 25 11 1 2010-08-24 SDP ARI Rodrigo Lopez tied 0-0 b 2 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  2 7 7 0.177 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Headley Scores
26 26 12 1 2010-09-09 SDP SFG Matt Cain behind 0-3 b 3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 8 7 0.094 30% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
27 27 13 1 2010-09-25 SDP CIN Travis Wood ahead 2-1 b 3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  1 1 8 0.102 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
2011 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
28 28 1 1 2011-06-22 SDP @ BOS John Lackey tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  1 1 9 0.095 60% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
29 29 2 1 2011-07-04 SDP @ SFG Guillermo Mota ahead 4-2 t 9 0 --- 7,(3-2)  1 1 9 0.035 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
30 30 3 1 2011-07-20 SDP @ FLA Ricky Nolasco tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  1 1 9 0.104 60% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
31 31 4 1 2011-08-15 SDP NYM R.A. Dickey behind 1-4 b 7 1 --3 2,(1-0)  2 1 9 0.149 28% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Forsythe Scores
32 32 5 1 2011-08-21 SDP FLA Anibal Sanchez tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  1 1 9 0.111 66% Lead-Off Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
33 33 6 1 2011-09-03 SDP COL Alex White behind 0-1 b 1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 1 8 0.114 54% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
34 34 7 1 2011-09-07 SDP SFG Matt Cain tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 1 9 0.111 66% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
35 35 8 1 2011-09-26 SDP CHC Casey Coleman tied 0-0 b 6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 1 7 0.187 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
36 36 9 1 2011-09-28 SDP CHC Ryan Dempster ahead 5-2 b 6 2 123 3,(1-1)  4 2 9 0.062 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Parrino Scores; LeBlanc Scores; Maybin Scores
2012 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
37 37 1 1 2012-04-13 SDP @ LAD Aaron Harang behind 0-4 t 4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 2 7 0.061 17% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
38 38 2 1 2012-05-18 SDP LAA Jered Weaver behind 0-4 b 6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 1 9 0.058 13% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
39 39 3 1 2012-05-23 SDP @ STL Lance Lynn tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 1 9 0.103 60% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
40 40 4 1 2012-05-28 SDP @ CHC Travis Wood behind 1-3 t 3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 1 8 0.102 36% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
41 41 5 1 2012-06-10 SDP @ MIL Yovani Gallardo tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 1 9 0.098 60% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
42 42 6 1 2012-06-26 SDP @ HOU Jordan Lyles tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  1 1 9 0.118 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
43 43 7 1 2012-08-11 SDP @ PIT A.J. Burnett ahead 3-0 t 6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 6 7 0.052 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
44 44 8 1 2012-08-19 SDP SFG Eric Hacker ahead 6-1 b 8 0 --- 3,(2-0)  1 2 9 0.002 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
45 45 9 1 2012-09-01 SDP @ COL Jhoulys Chacin behind 0-5 t 6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 2 9 0.037 9% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
2013 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
46 46 1 1 2013-04-09 SDP LAD Josh Beckett tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 2 9 0.118 64% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
47 47 2 1 2013-04-13 SDP COL Edgmer Escalona behind 2-9 b 7 1 --- 5,(3-1)  1 8 8 0.004 1% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
48 48 3 1 2013-05-05 SDP ARI Ian Kennedy ahead 4-1 b 6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  1 7 8 0.038 96% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
49 49 4 1 2013-05-07 SDP MIA Alex Sanabia ahead 1-0 b 2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 6 9 0.148 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Gyorko Scores
50 50 5 1 2013-05-10 SDP @ TBR Alex Cobb tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  1 2 8 0.105 58% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
51 51 6 1 2013-05-19 SDP WSN Dan Haren ahead 3-2 b 5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  1 2 8 0.110 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
52 52 7 1 2013-05-20 SDP STL Mitchell Boggs ahead 3-2 b 7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 2 8 0.096 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
53 53 8 1 2013-06-10 SDP ATL Julio Teheran ahead 2-0 b 4 1 12- 6,(1-2)  3 6 9 0.125 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Quentin Scores; Blanks Scores
54 54 9 1 2013-06-16 SDP ARI Ian Kennedy behind 0-1 b 3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 7 9 0.140 55% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
55 55 10 1 2013-06-19 SDP @ SFG Madison Bumgarner tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 7 8 0.130 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
56 56 11 1 2013-07-14 SDP SFG Barry Zito ahead 2-1 b 2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 8 8 0.109 75% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
57 57 12 1 2013-07-23 SDP @ MIL Donovan Hand tied 1-1 t 4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  1 6 9 0.133 63% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
58 58 13 1 2013-08-02 SDP NYY Adam Warren ahead 6-2 b 8 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 4 8 0.006 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
59 59 14 1 2013-08-09 SDP @ CIN Alfredo Simon behind 1-7 t 8 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 1 9 0.005 1% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
60 60 15 1 2013-08-10 SDP @ CIN Manny Parra ahead 2-1 t 8 1 --- 6,(1-2)  1 2 8 0.126 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
61 61 16 1 2013-08-16 SDP NYM Jon Niese behind 0-3 b 3 2 --- 3,(2-0)  1 2 8 0.088 25% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
62 62 17 1 2013-08-18 SDP NYM Pedro Feliciano tied 3-3 b 9 0 --- 4,(1-2)  1 1 8 0.383 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
63 63 18 1 2013-08-23 SDP CHC James Russell tied 6-6 b 7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 1 9 0.252 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
64 64 19 1 2013-08-24 SDP CHC Jeff Samardzija behind 0-1 b 6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  1 1 9 0.217 54% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
65 65 20 1 2013-08-28 SDP @ ARI Heath Bell ahead 2-1 t 8 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 2 8 0.146 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Denorfia Scores
66 66 21 1 2013-09-06 SDP COL Juan Nicasio behind 0-2 b 1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 1 9 0.108 43% Lead-Off Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
67 67 22 1 2013-09-12 SDP @ PHI Roy Halladay tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  1 1 9 0.106 61% Lead-Off Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
2014 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
68 68 1 1 2014-05-11 SDP MIA Henderson Alvarez tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 1 8 0.115 66% Lead-Off Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
69 69 2 1 2014-06-10 SDP @ PHI A.J. Burnett tied 0-0 t 3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  1 1 8 0.130 59% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
70 70 3 1 2014-07-19 SDP NYM Dillon Gee ahead 3-0 b 4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  1 5 9 0.047 93% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
71 71 4 1 2014-07-30 SDP STL Seth Maness ahead 9-1 b 7 1 12- 3,(1-1)  3 8 9 0.001 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Gyorko Scores; Alonso Scores
72 72 5 1 2014-07-31 SDP STL Shelby Miller behind 1-2 b 2 2 --- 6,(2-2)  1 7 9 0.132 51% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
73 73 6 1 2014-08-24 SDP @ ARI Matt Stites ahead 5-3 t 8 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 6 PH 0.089 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Rivera Scores
74 74 7 1 2014-09-18 SDP PHI Cesar Jimenez ahead 4-1 b 8 2 -23 3,(2-0)  3 2 9 0.018 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Amarista Scores; Maybin Scores
75 75 8 1 2014-09-25 SDP @ SFG Yusmeiro Petit behind 0-6 t 6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  2 2 8 0.035 6% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Spangenberg Scores
2015 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
76 76 1 1 2015-04-12 SDP SFG Yusmeiro Petit ahead 5-4 b 7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 1 8 0.105 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
77 77 2 1 2015-04-20 SDP @ COL LaTroy Hawkins ahead 12-2 t 5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 4 7 0.002 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Kemp Scores
78 78 3 1 2015-05-08 SDP @ ARI Jeremy Hellickson tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  1 7 8 0.115 58% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
79 79 4 1 2015-06-05 SDP @ CIN Jon Moscot ahead 2-0 t 2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  1 1 8 0.087 78% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
80 80 5 1 2015-06-09 SDP @ ATL Mike Foltynewicz ahead 1-0 t 3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 1 8 0.107 73% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
81 81 6 1 2015-07-02 SDP @ STL Carlos Villanueva tied 3-3 t 11 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  2 9 PH 0.451 92% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Barmes Scores

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