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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Team: Padres 2008-2014
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 [*]
Relatives: Son of Max Venable
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2008 SDP NL 25 CF 27 26 26 238.0 85 84 1 0 0 1.000 -6 1 -32 5 3.21 3.15 .990 2.61 2.59
2008 SDP NL 25 OF 27 26 26 238.0 85 84 1 0 0 1.000 -6 1 -32 5 3.21 3.15 .985 2.21 2.20
2009 SDP NL 26 OF 81 71 59 643.0 163 158 3 2 0 .988 15 2 29 3 2.25 1.99 .986 2.20 2.18
2009 SDP NL 26 RF 68 52 50 493.2 126 123 2 1 0 .992 19 3 46 7 2.28 1.84 .986 2.08 2.06
2009 SDP NL 26 CF 16 16 6 117.0 31 30 1 0 0 1.000 -3 0 -28 0 2.38 1.94 .989 2.60 2.57
2009 SDP NL 26 LF 6 3 3 32.1 6 5 0 1 0 .833 -1 -1 -30 -37 1.39 0.83 .982 1.92 1.92
2010 SDP NL 27 OF 121 101 75 936.1 246 241 1 4 1 .984 3 15 4 19 2.33 2.00 .987 2.17 2.15
2010 SDP NL 27 RF 89 64 52 600.1 148 144 1 3 1 .980 1 7 2 14 2.17 1.63 .986 2.10 2.07
2010 SDP NL 27 CF 25 18 9 164.1 57 56 0 1 0 .982 0 5 2 37 3.07 2.24 .989 2.59 2.56
2010 SDP NL 27 LF 23 19 14 171.2 41 41 0 0 0 1.000 3 3 18 20 2.15 1.78 .985 1.82 1.80
2010 SDP NL 27 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.00 9.10
2011 SDP NL 28 OF 109 85 72 793.2 181 176 3 2 2 .989 4 6 5 9 2.03 1.64 .986 2.16 2.15
2011 SDP NL 28 RF 91 71 61 662.2 151 147 2 2 2 .987 3 5 6 9 2.02 1.64 .983 2.05 2.04
2011 SDP NL 28 CF 14 10 8 93.0 23 22 1 0 0 1.000 -1 1 -17 13 2.23 1.64 .988 2.55 2.54
2011 SDP NL 28 LF 7 4 3 38.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2 0 51 0 1.66 1.00 .986 1.87 1.87
2012 SDP NL 29 OF 135 103 77 931.2 217 209 1 7 0 .968 -2 1 -2 1 2.03 1.56 .987 2.11 2.09
2012 SDP NL 29 RF 114 80 63 737.1 178 171 1 6 0 .966 3 1 4 2 2.10 1.51 .984 2.01 1.99
2012 SDP NL 29 CF 21 16 9 131.1 28 28 0 0 0 1.000 -2 0 -22 0 1.92 1.33 .989 2.49 2.46
2012 SDP NL 29 LF 10 7 5 63.0 11 10 0 1 0 .909 -2 0 -38 0 1.43 1.00 .987 1.83 1.81
2013 SDP NL 30 OF 143 120 75 1072.1 277 271 3 3 1 .989 0 0 2.30 1.92 .986 2.13 2.13
2013 SDP NL 30 RF 97 68 44 594.0 144 139 3 2 1 .986 -6 -4 -11 -8 2.15 1.46 .985 2.08 2.08
2013 SDP NL 30 CF 80 52 31 478.1 133 132 0 1 0 .992 6 4 16 10 2.48 1.65 .987 2.49 2.49
2014 SDP NL 31 OF 136 102 65 955.2 257 254 3 0 0 1.000 5 8 7 10 2.42 1.89 .985 2.12 2.11
2014 SDP NL 31 CF 76 56 33 506.1 148 146 2 0 0 1.000 0 -2 0 -5 2.63 1.95 .986 2.48 2.48
2014 SDP NL 31 RF 75 46 32 443.1 105 104 1 0 0 1.000 4 8 11 22 2.13 1.40 .987 2.05 2.05
2014 SDP NL 31 LF 6 0 0 6.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 2 264 400 6.00 0.67 .980 1.80 1.82
7 Seasons OF 752 608 449 5570.2 1426 1393 15 18 4 .987 19 33 4 7 2.27 1.87 .986 2.15 2.13
6 Seasons RF 534 381 302 3531.1 852 828 10 14 4 .984 24 20 8 6 2.14 1.57 .985 2.06 2.05
7 Seasons CF 259 194 122 1728.1 505 498 5 2 0 .996 -6 9 -4 6 2.62 1.94 .988 2.52 2.51
5 Seasons LF 52 33 25 311.0 69 67 0 2 0 .971 3 4 10 15 1.94 1.29 .985 1.84 1.83
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.00 9.10
7 Seasons TOT 753 608 449 5571.2 1427 1394 15 18 4 .987 19 33 4 7 2.28 1.87 .986 2.15 2.14
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2008 SDP NL 25 CF -6 -32 -3 -5 2 -3 1 5 3 -2
2009 SDP NL 26 RF 19 46 18 10 8 1 3 7 4 0
2009 SDP NL 26 CF -3 -28 -3 -3 0 0 0 0 1 -1
2009 SDP NL 26 LF -1 -30 0 0 0 -1 -1 -37 -1 0
2010 SDP NL 27 RF 1 2 1 1 -0 0 7 14 7 0
2010 SDP NL 27 CF 0 2 1 0 1 -1 5 37 5 -1
2010 SDP NL 27 LF 3 18 3 -0 3 0 3 20 4 -1
2010 SDP NL 27 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 SDP NL 28 RF 3 6 3 -2 5 0 5 9 6 0
2011 SDP NL 28 CF -1 -17 -1 -1 -1 0 1 13 0 0
2011 SDP NL 28 LF 2 51 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 SDP NL 29 RF 3 4 6 3 2 -3 1 2 9 -4
2012 SDP NL 29 CF -2 -22 -1 -3 1 -1 0 0 0 0
2012 SDP NL 29 LF -2 -38 -1 -1 -0 -1 0 0 2 -1
2013 SDP NL 30 RF -6 -11 -4 -2 -2 -1 -4 -8 -2 -3
2013 SDP NL 30 CF 6 16 7 3 5 -1 4 10 6 -1
2014 SDP NL 31 CF 0 0 -1 1 -2 1 -2 -5 0 -1
2014 SDP NL 31 RF 4 11 6 8 -2 -2 8 22 10 -3
2014 SDP NL 31 LF 1 264 1 1 0 0 2 400 2 0
6 Seasons RF 24 8 30 19 11 -5 20 6 34 -10
7 Seasons CF -6 -4 -1 -7 7 -5 9 6 15 -6
5 Seasons LF 3 10 5 2 3 -2 4 15 7 -2
1 Season 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons TOT 19 4 31 12 19 0 -12 33 7 56 -18
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2008 SDP NL 25 28 26 28 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 27 0 1 0
2009 SDP NL 26 95 71 95 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 16 68 90 0 16 0
2010 SDP NL 27 131 101 131 121 0 0 1 0 0 0 23 25 89 137 0 22 0
2011 SDP NL 28 121 85 121 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 14 91 112 0 24 1
2012 SDP NL 29 148 103 148 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 21 114 145 0 26 1
2013 SDP NL 30 151 120 151 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 97 143 0 10 6
2014 SDP NL 31 146 102 146 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 76 75 136 0 26 5
7 Seasons 820 608 820 752 0 0 1 0 0 0 52 259 534 790 0 125 13
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2009 SDP NL 26 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 44 29 1 15 5 0 5 3 0 3 1 0 10 5 0 77 43 55.8% 33 1 1.3% 1 2143 56% 74% 38% 239 52%
2010 SDP NL 27 3 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 31 13 0 21 12 0 11 7 0 5 2 0 12 8 0 80 42 52.5% 38 0 0.0% 1 2468 63% 73% 35% 264 55%
2011 SDP NL 28 2 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 26 14 0 15 5 0 9 6 0 6 2 1 18 7 1 74 34 45.9% 38 2 2.7% 0 2781 57% 77% 38% 286 51%
2012 SDP NL 29 6 0 6 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 42 18 1 25 7 0 9 4 0 9 4 0 17 10 0 102 43 42.2% 58 1 1.0% 0 3144 62% 75% 35% 344 50%
2013 SDP NL 30 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 43 23 0 20 8 0 11 3 0 8 1 0 18 11 1 100 46 46.0% 53 1 1.0% 2 2548 58% 74% 38% 292 48%
2014 SDP NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 22 6 0 12 4 0 6 4 0 2 0 0 12 7 0 54 21 38.9% 33 0 0.0% 1 1835 54% 74% 36% 200 53%
6 Seasons 14 0 13 1 6 10 1 4 3 2 208 103 2 108 41 0 51 27 0 33 10 1 87 48 2 487 229 47.0% 253 5 1.0% 5 14919 59% 75% 37% 1625 51%
MLB Averages 47.0% 2.3% 57% 75% 39% 50%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2008 SDP NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 18 7 1 6 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 9 6 0 38 13 34.2% 24 1 2.6% 0 1042 60% 77% 42% 149 57%
2009 SDP NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 8 4 0 4 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 4 3 0 21 9 42.9% 12 0 0.0% 1 498 57% 75% 40% 72 43%
2010 SDP NL 27 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 5 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 5 0 27 11 40.7% 16 0 0.0% 0 711 60% 72% 38% 93 60%
2011 SDP NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 4 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 13 5 38.5% 7 1 7.7% 0 394 58% 74% 38% 47 49%
2012 SDP NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 4 26.7% 11 0 0.0% 0 560 62% 78% 38% 60 47%
2013 SDP NL 30 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 12 0 10 2 0 6 4 0 2 1 0 7 4 0 47 23 48.9% 24 0 0.0% 0 2003 58% 77% 38% 240 55%
2014 SDP NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 27 16 2 21 6 0 10 3 0 8 1 0 9 7 0 75 33 44.0% 40 2 2.7% 0 2117 57% 74% 38% 284 52%
7 Seasons 2 0 2 0 0 5 0 1 4 0 98 51 4 58 11 0 22 8 0 20 3 0 38 25 0 236 98 41.5% 134 4 1.7% 1 7325 58% 75% 39% 945 53%
MLB Averages 45.0% 1.8% 57% 75% 39% 53%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2009 SDP NL 26 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 6 3 50.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 137 46% 78% 42% 11 45%
2010 SDP NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 0 3 1 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 16 10 62.5% 6 0 0.0% 0 735 59% 71% 39% 76 54%
2011 SDP NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 3 75.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 149 66% 70% 41% 13 54%
2012 SDP NL 29 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 50.0% 4 0 0.0% 0 273 56% 74% 31% 22 45%
2014 SDP NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 56% 76% 36% 5 80%
5 Seasons 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 9 0 8 2 0 4 2 0 2 1 0 7 6 0 34 20 58.8% 14 0 0.0% 0 1319 58% 72% 38% 127 53%
MLB Averages 63.8% 2.2% 57% 75% 39% 47%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2010 SDP NL 27 3 67% 67% 33% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 3 67% 67% 33% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 93% 83%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

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

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
Active  534 (21st)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
Active  828 (24th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 NL  6 (3rd)
Active  14 (24th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2012 NL  7 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 NL  6 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  19 (4th)
Active  24 (16th)
Career  24 (57th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
2010 NL  2.17 (4th)
2012 NL  2.10 (4th)
2013 NL  2.15 (5th)
Active  2.14 (10th)
Career  2.14 (49th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
Active  1.57 (21st)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
Active  .984 (15th)
Career  .984 (55th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
2014 NL  1.000 (1st)

             

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