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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Team: Padres 2008-2014
2014 Contract Status: 3rd-Year Arb Eligible (Super 2), 1 yr/$4.25M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.155, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Turner-Gary Sports [*]
Relatives: Son of Max Venable
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2008 25 SDP NL 28 124 110 16 29 4 2 2 10 1 1 13 21 .264 .339 .391 .730 103 43 1 0 0 1 1 8
2009 26 SDP NL 95 324 293 38 75 14 2 12 38 6 1 25 89 .256 .323 .440 .763 109 129 6 4 2 0 2 98/7
2010 27 SDP NL 131 445 392 60 96 11 7 13 51 29 7 45 128 .245 .324 .408 .732 104 160 3 3 0 5 8 *987/3
2011 28 SDP NL 121 411 370 49 91 14 7 9 44 26 3 31 92 .246 .310 .395 .704 99 146 2 5 1 4 4 *98/7
2012 29 SDP NL 148 470 417 62 110 26 8 9 45 24 6 41 94 .264 .335 .429 .765 115 179 2 5 5 2 2 *987
2013 30 SDP NL 151 515 481 64 129 22 8 22 53 22 6 29 118 .268 .312 .484 .796 125 233 6 2 2 1 4 *98
2014 31 SDP NL 86 270 248 23 50 11 1 2 14 4 3 17 68 .202 .259 .278 .537 56 69 2 3 0 2 0 *98
7 Yrs 760 2559 2311 312 580 102 35 69 255 112 27 201 610 .251 .315 .415 .730 105 959 22 22 10 15 21
162 Game Avg. 162 545 493 67 124 22 7 15 54 24 6 43 130 .251 .315 .415 .730 105 204 5 5 2 3 4

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2008 25 SDP NL 28 124 2 0 1 1 1 5 0.4 4 8 0.8 .517 .503 0.7 0.1 8 8
2009 26 SDP NL 95 324 2 -1 0 2 -3 -0 -0.1 10 10 0.9 .500 .500 0.7 -0.1 8 $402,300 98/7
2010 27 SDP NL 131 445 -2 2 2 15 -4 13 1.3 14 27 2.7 .511 .509 1.1 1.1 12 $412,800 *987/3
2011 28 SDP NL 121 411 -0 4 1 6 -4 7 0.7 13 20 2.0 .506 .505 1.3 0.3 14 $444,400 *98/7
2012 29 SDP NL 148 470 9 2 1 1 -4 8 0.9 15 23 2.3 .506 .506 2.1 -0.3 22 $1,475,000 *987
2013 30 SDP NL 151 515 13 2 0 0 -2 12 1.2 17 29 2.8 .509 .508 2.9 -0.4 29 $2,675,000 *98
2014 31 SDP NL 86 270 -13 0 1 2 -1 -11 -1.4 9 -2 -0.6 .485 .492 -0.7 -0.0 -4 *98
7 Seasons 760 2559 10 9 6 27 -18 34 3.1 81 115 11.0 .505 .504 8.1 0.6 88 $5,409,500

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2008 25 SDP NL 124 84 15 4.8 96 .307 .264 .251 .339 .321 .391 .401 .730 .722 103 .490 0.9 0.1 .675 .245 .127 1.3
2009 26 SDP NL 324 227 42 5.0 98 .328 .256 .254 .323 .325 .440 .403 .763 .728 109 .514 3.3 0.3 .724 .287 .184 8.0
2010 27 SDP NL 445 311 57 4.9 94 .324 .245 .251 .324 .320 .408 .396 .732 .716 104 .531 2.6 0.3 .752 .334 .163 18.0
2011 28 SDP NL 411 289 51 4.8 92 .300 .246 .251 .310 .317 .395 .390 .704 .708 99 .531 -0.9 -0.1 .722 .295 .149 13.4
2012 29 SDP NL 470 322 65 5.4 93 .320 .264 .250 .335 .314 .429 .397 .765 .711 115 .582 9.3 0.9 .771 .307 .165 13.1
2013 30 SDP NL 515 367 73 5.4 90 .313 .268 .248 .312 .312 .484 .386 .796 .698 125 .598 13.8 1.4 .769 .310 .216 22.0
2014 31 SDP NL 270 205 19 2.5 88 .267 .202 .246 .259 .309 .278 .383 .537 .693 56 .272 -13.8 -1.4 .443 .149 .077 2.7
7 Yrs 2559 1805 322 4.8 93 .310 .251 .250 .315 .316 .415 .393 .730 .709 105 .528 15.4 1.5 .712 .288 .164 85.4
162 Game Avg. 545 385 69 4.8 93 .310 .251 .250 .315 .316 .415 .393 .730 .709 105 .528 3 0 .712 .288 .164 18

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2008 25 SDP NL 124 1.6% 16.9% 10.5% 6.5% 28% 1.62 5.2 55.0 11.0 1.07 1.07 71% 10% 5.9% 21%
2009 26 SDP NL 324 3.7% 27.5% 7.7% 8.6% 37% 3.56 3.3 24.4 7.7 0.76 1.19 59% 17% 11.5% 9%
2010 27 SDP NL 445 2.9% 28.8% 10.1% 7.0% 32% 2.84 3.1 30.2 7.7 0.66 0.78 58% 16% 10.3% 20%
2011 28 SDP NL 411 2.2% 22.4% 7.5% 7.3% 33% 2.97 4.0 41.1 8.4 0.75 0.94 66% 20% 6.8% 14%
2012 29 SDP NL 470 1.9% 20.0% 8.7% 9.2% 39% 2.29 4.4 46.3 9.3 0.97 1.22 67% 17% 6.6% 14%
2013 30 SDP NL 515 4.3% 22.9% 5.6% 10.1% 40% 4.07 4.1 21.9 9.1 0.92 1.45 66% 25% 13.6% 11%
2014 31 SDP NL 270 0.7% 25.2% 6.3% 5.2% 28% 4.00 3.6 124.0 17.7 1.07 1.31 67% 20% 2.7% 12%
7 Yrs 2559 2.7% 23.8% 7.9% 8.1% 36% 3.03 3.8 33.5 9.1 0.86 1.13 64% 19% 9.0% 14%
MLB Averages 2.6% 18.8% 8.3% 7.6% 33% 2.27 4.7 35.0 8.2 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2008 25 SDP NL 0.9 0.1 127 0.0 2.1 -2.1 1.01 0.2 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1 0.96 2.0 1.32 0
2009 26 SDP NL 3.3 0.3 332 -0.7 5.4 -6.1 1.03 0.0 -0.7 -6.0 -0.6 1.02 2.1 1.25 15
2010 27 SDP NL 2.6 0.3 488 -0.2 8.2 -8.4 1.08 -0.1 -0.1 4.4 0.5 1.00 0.6 1.21 21
2011 28 SDP NL -0.9 -0.1 449 0.7 7.8 -7.1 1.07 0.2 0.4 13.0 1.3 0.98 1.9 1.53 19
2012 29 SDP NL 9.3 0.9 503 1.8 9.1 -7.3 .98 1.1 0.7 19.3 2.0 0.93 12.7 1.24 23
2013 30 SDP NL 14.6 1.5 562 0.5 9.2 -8.7 .96 2.0 -1.5 9.3 1.0 0.95 18.6 0.65 9
2014 31 SDP NL -13.8 -1.4 284 -0.8 3.9 -4.7 .92 -1.1 0.2 -11.2 -1.2 0.85 -11.9 1.42 11
7 Yrs 16.1 1.6 2745 1.2 45.6 -44.3 1.01 2.3 -1.1 28.3 2.9 0.96 25.9 1.26 98

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2008 25 SDP NL 3 0 35% 51 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 36% 8 6 2 2 1 1 4 2 2
2009 26 SDP NL 0 0 28% 105 6 1 86% 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 14% 11 11 0 2 1 1 8 6 2
2010 27 SDP NL 0 0 36% 166 29 7 81% 26 7 3 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 2 1 12 40% 15 12 3 2 0 2 13 6 7
2011 28 SDP NL 5 0 34% 104 26 3 90% 21 3 5 0 0 0 3 0 4 2 0 1 1 12 46% 11 9 2 2 0 2 11 3 7
2012 29 SDP NL 4 0 36% 182 24 6 80% 20 5 4 0 0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 11 51% 22 15 7 6 1 5 21 8 13
2013 30 SDP NL 2 0 29% 170 22 6 79% 21 6 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 1 0 2 16 44% 20 16 4 3 2 1 16 4 12
2014 31 SDP NL 2 0 31% 87 4 3 57% 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 2 2 8 42% 12 9 3 1 0 1 6 2 4
7 Yrs 16 0 33% 865 112 27 81% 99 26 13 0 0 1 12 7 18 5 2 5 6 68 41% 99 78 21 18 5 13 79 31 47

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2008 25 SDP NL 124 69% 29 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.32 2 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0% 21 1 5% 8 3 38% 69 9 13% 6 4 67% 2 1 50% 0
2009 26 SDP NL 324 75% 75 14 2 15 3 0 2 1.25 12 0 13 12 0 5 7 0 4 2 50% 64 6 9% 31 9 29% 236 27 11% 22 6 27% 12 9 75% 0
2010 27 SDP NL 445 87% 96 11 2 21 5 0 2 1.21 13 0 15 11 2 6 7 0 3 0 0% 79 3 4% 39 15 38% 278 39 14% 26 14 54% 16 10 63% 0
2011 28 SDP NL 411 88% 91 13 4 19 1 0 0 1.53 9 1 12 9 0 6 3 0 3 1 33% 51 2 4% 24 10 42% 218 35 16% 17 10 59% 11 8 73% 0
2012 29 SDP NL 470 84% 110 16 8 23 2 0 2 1.24 9 0 9 8 1 2 7 0 7 5 71% 54 2 4% 29 11 38% 212 38 18% 14 10 71% 19 12 63% 0
2013 30 SDP NL 515 79% 129 24 6 9 2 0 0 0.65 22 0 13 16 6 15 7 0 5 2 40% 75 6 8% 38 13 34% 290 33 11% 20 10 50% 17 10 59% 0
2014 31 SDP NL 270 84% 50 9 2 11 2 0 1 1.42 2 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 3 0 0% 33 2 6% 19 6 32% 110 12 11% 13 6 46% 10 5 50% 0
7 Yrs 2559 82% 580 91 24 98 15 0 7 1.26 69 1 69 60 9 35 34 0 26 10 38% 377 22 6% 188 67 36% 1413 193 14% 118 60 51% 87 55 63% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2008 25 SDP NL 125 522 4.18 320 61.8% 29.1% 15.3% 27.5% 28.1% 70.9% 2.0% 43.8% 78.4% 16.8% 6.4% 8 0 16.0% 20 4 9.6% 12 8 4 17 19.0% -1 0 0
2009 26 SDP NL 324 1275 3.94 824 65.0% 24.8% 21.1% 29.1% 25.0% 75.2% 1.8% 48.9% 71.9% 29.3% 5.9% 19 0 13.0% 42 14 7.7% 25 17 19 70 21.3% 0 0 0
2010 27 SDP NL 445 1809 4.07 1145 64.2% 25.9% 21.7% 29.0% 23.5% 74.1% 3.9% 47.6% 70.8% 27.4% 6.7% 30 0 15.5% 69 25 10.6% 47 32 27 101 21.1% 0 0 0
2011 28 SDP NL 411 1574 3.83 1013 64.9% 24.4% 19.9% 27.7% 27.9% 75.6% 2.5% 49.1% 73.6% 26.0% 5.6% 23 1 12.7% 52 23 7.8% 32 19 19 73 20.7% 0 0 0
2012 29 SDP NL 477 1806 3.79 1162 64.6% 26.2% 17.0% 28.4% 28.4% 73.8% 1.2% 47.7% 77.0% 23.1% 4.0% 19 0 10.9% 52 18 6.7% 32 15 20 74 21.3% -7 0 0
2013 30 SDP NL 518 1997 3.86 1314 66.3% 21.5% 19.9% 30.7% 27.9% 78.5% 2.3% 52.0% 74.7% 27.8% 3.3% 17 0 11.4% 59 23 6.0% 31 25 18 100 15.3% -3 0 0
2014 31 SDP NL 271 1014 3.74 660 65.1% 25.5% 21.5% 25.5% 27.6% 74.5% 0.0% 48.5% 71.1% 26.9% 1.8% 5 0 11.1% 30 15 7.0% 19 12 14 54 20.6% -1 0 0
7 Yrs 2571 9997 3.89 6438 64.9% 24.8% 19.8% 28.6% 26.8% 75.2% 2.1% 48.8% 73.7% 26.1% 4.7% 121 1 12.6% 324 122 7.7% 198 128 121 489 19.8% -12 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.4% 27.8% 15.3% 27.1% 29.8% 72.2% 1.5% 45.8% 78.8% 26.7% 4.9% 14.3% 8.7% 24.6%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2008 25 28 124 110 16 29 4 2 2 10 1 1 13 21 .264 .339 .391 .730 103 43 1 0 0 1 1
2009 26 123 448 403 54 104 18 4 14 48 7 2 38 110 .258 .327 .427 .754 107 172 7 4 2 1 3
2010 27 254 893 795 114 200 29 11 27 99 36 9 83 238 .252 .325 .418 .743 106 332 10 7 2 6 11
2011 28 375 1304 1165 163 291 43 18 36 143 62 12 114 330 .250 .321 .410 .731 104 478 12 12 3 10 15
2012 29 523 1774 1582 225 401 69 26 45 188 86 18 155 424 .253 .324 .415 .740 107 657 14 17 8 12 17
2013 30 674 2289 2063 289 530 91 34 67 241 108 24 184 542 .257 .322 .431 .753 111 890 20 19 10 13 21
2014 31 760 2559 2311 312 580 102 35 69 255 112 27 201 610 .251 .315 .415 .730 105 959 22 22 10 15 21

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2008 25 28 127 112 17 31 4 2 2 11 1 14 21 .277 .354 .402 .756 16 28
2009 26 95 331 298 42 80 15 2 13 42 6 27 89 .268 .337 .463 .800 45 95
2010 27 131 455 399 67 103 12 8 14 57 31 48 128 .258 .338 .434 .772 58 131
2011 28 121 422 378 56 99 15 8 10 51 28 34 92 .262 .328 .423 .751 51 121
2012 29 148 484 427 71 120 28 9 10 52 26 45 94 .281 .355 .459 .814 68 148
2013 30 151 533 496 77 144 25 9 25 64 25 32 118 .290 .335 .528 .863 87 151
2014 31 86 278 254 28 56 12 1 2 17 4 19 68 .220 .281 .299 .580 21 86
7 Yrs 760 2630 2364 358 633 111 39 76 294 121 219 610 .268 .334 .444 .778 346 760
162 Game Avg. 162 561 504 76 135 24 8 16 63 26 47 130 .268 .334 .444 .778 74 760



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2013 Aug 18th NL Player of the Week

Triples s c a p y
2010 NL  7 (8th)
2011 NL  7 (10th)
2012 NL  8 (9th)
2013 NL  8 (5th)
Active  35 (34th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
2010 NL  29 (9th)
2013 NL  22 (9th)

SB % s c a p y
2011 NL  89.66 (3rd)
2013 NL  78.57 (9th)
Active  80.58 (26th)
Career  80.58 (49th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2013 NL  22.0 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 8 (1569), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1974), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (185th), 11.0 career WAR/11.0 7yr-peak WAR/11.0 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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