Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
3 weeks ago

Valbuena isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels will start Kaleb Cowart at the hot corner while Valbuena heads to the bench. Valbuena offered decent power this season, as he hit 22 home runs over 116 games. However, it came at a cost as he'll end the season with a dismal .197 batting average.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
3 weeks ago

Valbuena is not in the lineup Friday for the second day in a row.

EDGE Analysis

Valbuena started the last 17 games at third base, but he is hitting just .155 this month, and manager Mike Scioscia decided it was finally time for a mental break. Cliff Pennington will man the hot corner for the Angels on Friday night.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
3 weeks ago

Valbuena went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Valbuena had been on a power binge in the second half, but he had cooled off in the 10 games (.111/.242/.185) prior to hitting his 21st homer of the season Tuesday. The slugging third baseman has been known to hit homers in bunches, so he is worth a look during the Angels final four games of the season in case he provides an encore performance.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
1 month ago

Valbuena went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run in Wednesday's victory over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging third baseman's two-run shot off Mike Fiers capped off a five-run first inning for the Halos. Valbuena reached the 20-homer mark for the second time in his career, and while his batting average remains below the Mendoza line, his .909 OPS since the All-Star break has helped fantasy owners in the power department.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
1 month ago

Valbuena went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

The home run was Valbuena's 13th since the All-Star break and 19th of the year. He sits against lefties, but Valbuena's role against right-handers is safe with Yunel Escobar (oblique) shut down again following another setback.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
1 month ago

Valbuena is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

As usual, Valbuena will head to the bench with a lefty (Andrew Albers) throwing for the opposition. In his absence, C.J. Cron and Cliff Pennington will hold down the corner infield spots.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
1 month ago

Valbuena is out of the lineup Wednesday against Oakland, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the left-handed Sean Manaea headed to the hill for the A's, Valbuena will be withheld from Wednesday's lineup. Cliff Pennington will fill in at the hot corner and hit seventh in place of Valbuena.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
1 month ago

Valbuena's lone hit in five plate appearances Monday left the yard for a three-run home run in an 11-9 victory over the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Valbuena has been on a mission to make up for a poor first half with 12 homers and 30 RBI in 38 games following the All-Star break. The 31-year-old is still batting a meager .227 over that span, but he is finally delivering on the "all" portion of the all-or-nothing label that has been placed on him as a hitter. Valbuena may not fit into every fantasy owner's plans, but he certainly has a place on teams desperate for a boost in homers.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
2 months ago

Valbuena is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

As is customary, Valbuena will be on the bench Sunday with a lefty (Martin Perez) on the hill for the opposition. C.J. Cron will cover first base while Valbuena rests.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
2 months ago

Valbuena is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

With lefty Cole Hamels toeing the rubber for Texas, Valbuena will head to the bench in favor of Cliff Pennington at third base. Valbuena posted an .865 OPS in August on the strength of six homers, but he's just 3-for-25 against southpaws this year and is still barely above the Mendoza Line against righties.