|Sep. 3 11:39 AM PT12:39 PM MT1:39 PM CT2:39 PM ET14:39 ET18:39 GMT2:39 CST11:39 AM MST1:39 PM EST2:09 PM VEN22:39 UAE1:39 PM CT-The Padres signed Venable to an $8.5 million, two-year contract extension through 2015.
Analysis: Venable is hitting .273 with a career-high 20 home runs, and has 15 stolen bases. He leads NL outfielders with a .510 slugging percentage and is second in the majors to the Angels' Mike Trout (.588). He's one of five players with at least 20 home runs and 15 stolen bases.
|Aug. 29 1:00 PM PT2:00 PM MT3:00 PM CT4:00 PM ET16:00 ET20:00 GMT4:00 CST1:00 PM MST3:00 PM EST3:30 PM VEN0:00 UAE (+1)3:00 PM CT-Venable went 2 for 3 with another homer and three RBIs in Wednesday's 5-1 win at Arizona.
Analysis: Venable has hit safely in 23 of 24 games, going 39 for 100 with eight homers, 15 RBIs, 20 runs and six stolen bases. It's hard to find a hotter player in the game right now.
|Aug. 28 1:47 PM PT2:47 PM MT3:47 PM CT4:47 PM ET16:47 ET20:47 GMT4:47 CST1:47 PM MST3:47 PM EST4:17 PM VEN0:47 UAE (+1)3:47 PM CT-Venable was 3 for 5 in San Diego's 10-9 loss to Arizona in 10 innings on Tuesday.
Analysis: Venable is batting .381 over 36 games dating back to July 14 while slugging .683.
|Aug. 25 12:56 PM PT1:56 PM MT2:56 PM CT3:56 PM ET15:56 ET19:56 GMT3:56 CST12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST3:26 PM VEN23:56 UAE2:56 PM CT-Venable went 3 for 4 with another homer in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs.
Analysis: Venable, who has four homers in his last eight games, is batting .391 in his last 22.
|Aug. 19 10:21 AM PT11:21 AM MT12:21 PM CT1:21 PM ET13:21 ET17:21 GMT1:21 CST10:21 AM MST12:21 PM EST12:51 PM VEN21:21 UAE12:21 PM CT-Venable hit a leadoff homer in the ninth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday.
Analysis: Venable, who also drove in a run in the fifth, extended his career-best hitting streak to 15 games, the longest active streak in the majors. He's batting .377 during that run and is hitting .469 in his last nine games against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
|Aug. 18 5:48 PM PT6:48 PM MT7:48 PM CT8:48 PM ET20:48 ET0:48 GMT8:48 CST5:48 PM MST7:48 PM EST8:18 PM VEN4:48 UAE (+1)7:48 PM CT-Venable was 4 for 5 and scored three runs in San Diego's 8-2 win over the New York Mets on Saturday.
Analysis: Venable is batting .375 during a 14-game hitting streak with 11 runs.
|Aug. 17 3:21 PM PT4:21 PM MT5:21 PM CT6:21 PM ET18:21 ET22:21 GMT6:21 CST3:21 PM MST5:21 PM EST5:51 PM VEN2:21 UAE (+1)5:21 PM CT-Venable extended his career-high hitting streak to 13 games with a solo homer in a 5-2 loss to the New York Mets on Friday.
Analysis: Venable, batting .256, is 17 for 51 (.333) with nine extra-base hits during his streak.
|Aug. 14 12:21 PM PT1:21 PM MT2:21 PM CT3:21 PM ET15:21 ET19:21 GMT3:21 CST12:21 PM MST2:21 PM EST2:51 PM VEN23:21 UAE2:21 PM CT-Venable went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and two runs scored in Tuesday's 7-5 win at Colorado.
Analysis: Venable is hitting .368 with three homers, five RBIs, seven runs and four stolen bases during a 10-game hitting streak. Fantasy owners should pick him up until he cools off.
|Aug. 11 10:34 AM PT11:34 AM MT12:34 PM CT1:34 PM ET13:34 ET17:34 GMT1:34 CST10:34 AM MST12:34 PM EST1:04 PM VEN21:34 UAE12:34 PM CT-Venable homered for the second game in a row, and San Diego's depleted offense took advantage of Cincinnati's season-high four errors for a 3-1 victory over the Reds on Saturday night.
Analysis: Venable also singled and scored a pair of runs. He's 12 for 28 (.429) in his last nine games with seven extra-base hits, including three home runs.
|Aug. 10 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 CST3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Venable hit his career-high 14th homer in San Diego's 7-2 loss at Cincinnati on Friday.
Analysis: Venable is batting .377 over his last 19 games with a 1.121 OPS.
|July 31 12:57 PM PT1:57 PM MT2:57 PM CT3:57 PM ET15:57 ET19:57 GMT3:57 CST12:57 PM MST2:57 PM EST3:27 PM VEN23:57 UAE2:57 PM CT-Venable went 3 for 3 with two doubles and drove in a run in the Padres' 4-2 win over Cincinnati on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Venable, batting .245, is 16 for 40 (.400) with four doubles, two homers and four RBIs in his last 12 games.
|July 24 12:56 PM PT1:56 PM MT2:56 PM CT3:56 PM ET15:56 ET19:56 GMT3:56 CST12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST3:26 PM VEN23:56 UAE2:56 PM CT-Venable went 3 for 5 with a homer and two runs Tuesday in a 6-2 win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: With 12 homers, Venable is now one away from matching his career high set in 2010.
|June 29 2:52 PM PT3:52 PM MT4:52 PM CT5:52 PM ET17:52 ET21:52 GMT5:52 CST2:52 PM MST4:52 PM EST5:22 PM VEN1:52 UAE (+1)4:52 PM CT-Venable had three hits and three RBIs to lead San Diego to a 9-2 win at Miami on Friday.
Analysis: It was a good sign for Venable, who had been 5 for 41 (.122) over his previous 15 games.
|June 11 12:17 PM PT1:17 PM MT2:17 PM CT3:17 PM ET15:17 ET19:17 GMT3:17 CST12:17 PM MST2:17 PM EST2:47 PM VEN23:17 UAE2:17 PM CT-Venable added a three-run homer and Jason Marquis won his seventh straight decision to lead the Padres to a 7-6 victory against the Braves on Monday night.
Analysis: Venable is 3 for 7 with four RBIs in the last two games.
|May 21 9:23 AM PT10:23 AM MT11:23 AM CT12:23 PM ET12:23 ET16:23 GMT0:23 CST9:23 AM MST11:23 AM EST11:53 AM VEN20:23 UAE11:23 AM CT-Venable hit his seventh homer in Monday's 4-2 win over St. Louis.
Analysis: Venable is batting .280 with five homers, nine RBIs, eight runs scored and four steals over his last 14 games.
|May 20 10:44 AM PT11:44 AM MT12:44 PM CT1:44 PM ET13:44 ET17:44 GMT1:44 CST10:44 AM MST12:44 PM EST1:14 PM VEN21:44 UAE12:44 PM CT-Venable had two hits and a stolen base in a 13-4 victory Sunday over Washington.
Analysis: Venable has produced a .748 OPS - which hovers near his career mark for the Princeton grad.
|May 8 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET11:41 ET15:41 GMT23:41 CST8:41 AM MST10:41 AM EST11:11 AM VEN19:41 UAE10:41 AM CT-Venable went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Miami.
Analysis: Venable had gone just 2 for 21 (.095) over his previous 12 games before breaking out. Hopefully Tuesday's effort is a sign of things to come.
|Apr. 13 3:39 PM PT4:39 PM MT5:39 PM CT6:39 PM ET18:39 ET22:39 GMT6:39 CST3:39 PM MST5:39 PM EST6:09 PM VEN2:39 UAE (+1)5:39 PM CT-Venable went 2 for 3 with two RBIs in a 7-5 loss to Colorado on Friday.
Analysis: After a slow start, Venable has gone 5 for 14 with a triple, homer and seven RBIs over his last four games.