Bill Villanueva

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Bill Robert Villanueva

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 4", Weight 195 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bill Villanueva played six seasons in the minors.

Villanueva pitched in the Dominican Summer League in 1996-1997. He came stateside with the 1998 GCL Marlins and excelled at 6-2, 1.88 with a WHIP of 1.03. He tied for third in the Gulf Coast League in wins behind Willy Marin and Drew Shields and was third in ERA behind Wes Anderson and Jung Bong. In '99, he returned to the same club and fell to 2-5, 3.86. This time, he tied for 6th in the GCL in defeats. He split 2000 between the Utica Blue Sox (1-3, 7.15, 23 BB in 22 2/3 IP) and Kane County Cougars (1-6, 3.67). Overall, he had a 14-28, 3.95 record in 77 minor league games. He later went into coaching.

Source: 2012 Cardinals Media Guide