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Hector Villanueva

Hector (Balasquide) Villanueva

Positions: Catcher, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: October 2, 1964 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
High School: Cupeyville (Rio Piedras, PR)
School: University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1985. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 1, 1990 (Age 25.242)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1991 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Cardinals 1990-1993

Final Game: June 13, 1993 (Age 28.254)
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Standard Batting

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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
1990 25 CHC NL 52 120 114 14 31 4 1 7 18 1 0 4 27 .272 .308 .509 .817 114 58 3 2 0 0 2 23
1991 26 CHC NL 71 214 192 23 53 10 1 13 32 0 0 21 30 .276 .346 .542 .887 143 104 3 0 0 1 1 2/3
1992 27 CHC NL 51 123 112 9 17 6 0 2 13 0 0 11 24 .152 .228 .259 .487 36 29 5 0 0 0 2 2/3
1993 28 STL NL 17 59 55 7 8 1 0 3 9 0 0 4 17 .145 .203 .327 .531 42 18 3 0 0 0 1 2
4 Yrs 191 516 473 53 109 21 2 25 72 1 0 40 98 .230 .293 .442 .734 99 209 14 2 0 1 6
162 Game Avg. 162 438 401 45 92 18 2 21 61 1 0 34 83 .230 .293 .442 .734 99 177 12 2 0 1 5
CHC (3 yrs) 174 457 418 46 101 20 2 22 63 1 0 36 81 .242 .304 .457 .761 107 191 11 2 0 1 5
STL (1 yr) 17 59 55 7 8 1 0 3 9 0 0 4 17 .145 .203 .327 .531 42 18 3 0 0 0 1

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
1990 25 CHC NL 52 120 2 -1 -1 0 1 1 0.1 4 5 0.5 .502 .501 0.4 0.1 5 $100,000 23
1991 26 CHC NL 71 214 13 -0 0 -2 3 14 1.5 7 21 2.2 .521 .509 2.3 0.1 22 $120,000 2/3
1992 27 CHC NL 51 123 -9 -0 -1 -1 1 -10 -1.1 4 -6 -0.8 .478 .493 -0.7 0.1 -5 $200,000 2/3
1993 28 STL NL 17 59 -5 0 -0 0 1 -4 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .472 .497 -0.3 0.1 -3 $225,000 2
4 Seasons 191 516 0 -1 -2 -2 6 1 -0.0 16 17 1.6 .500 .502 1.7 0.4 19 $645,000
CHC (3 yrs) 174 457 5 -1 -1 -2 5 5 0.5 14 20 1.9 .503 .502 2.0 0.3 22 $420,000
STL (1 yr) 17 59 -5 0 -0 0 1 -4 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .472 .497 -0.3 0.1 -3 $225,000

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1990 CHC NL 25 C 23 17 10 142.1 115 108 6 1 2 .991 0 0 7.21 4.96 .987 6.65 6.61 4 7 2 3 60% 29% 0
1990 CHC NL 25 1B 14 10 5 76.0 67 62 4 1 4 .985 0 0 7.82 4.71 .992 9.59 9.53
1991 CHC NL 26 C 55 51 25 400.0 291 259 26 6 2 .979 -2 -6 6.41 5.18 .988 6.78 6.75 4 13 42 16 28% 33% 0
1991 CHC NL 26 1B 6 1 0 19.0 18 17 1 0 2 1.000 0 19 8.53 3.00 .992 9.81 9.75
1992 CHC NL 27 C 28 26 19 222.0 179 155 20 4 1 .978 -1 -5 7.09 6.25 .991 6.67 6.67 3 12 21 11 34% 32% 1
1992 CHC NL 27 1B 6 2 2 23.0 30 26 4 0 3 1.000 0 21 11.74 5.00 .993 9.74 9.77
1993 STL NL 28 C 17 16 13 143.1 89 86 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.59 5.24 .989 6.74 6.69 1 0 17 5 23% 32% 0
4 Seasons C 123 110 67 907.2 674 608 55 11 5 .984 -3 -4 6.57 5.39 .989 6.72 6.70 12 32 82 35 30% 32% 1
3 Seasons 1B 26 13 7 118.0 115 105 9 1 9 .991 1 7 8.69 4.38 .992 9.66 9.63
4 Seasons TOT 149 123 74 1025.2 789 713 64 12 14 .985 -2 -3 6.82 5.21 .989 7.06 7.21 12 32 82 35 30% 32% 1
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

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1990 25 Chicago Cubs $100,000 ? 11/21/90 NYT
1991 26 Chicago Cubs $120,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 27 Chicago Cubs $200,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 28 St. Louis Cardinals $225,000 ? USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$645,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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