Who Should I Draft?

Corey Seager or Jonathan Villar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
47 of 56 experts
16%
Recommended by
9 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 76
Best Rank# 27# 39
Worst Rank# 98# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 69# 87
Best Rank# 56# 76
Worst Rank# 90# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs8770
Home Runs2216
RBI7755
Stolen Bases437
Batting Average.288.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 43# 95
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 69
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 61
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 32# 85
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 69
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 49# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 53# 62
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 36# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 71
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 98# 108
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 52# 55
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 35# 92
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 42# 68
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 38# 80
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 47# 81
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 56
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 58# 111
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 27# 53
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 47# 68
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 70
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 65
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 88
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 71
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 52# 59
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 52
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 60
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 36# 82
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 57# 75
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 61# 77
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 40# 73
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 73
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 50# 73
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 56# 66
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 85
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 45# 86
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 52# 61
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 54
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 43# 110
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 62
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 38# 93
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 47# 96
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 38# 84
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 43# 55
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 36# 102
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 49# 109
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 68
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 51# 50
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 64# 51
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 68# 63
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 69# 67
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 76# 71
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 78# 39
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 78# 60
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 83# 48
   
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats101466
   
Runs1354
   
Hits27121
   
Singles1992
   
Doubles514
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs214
   
RBI1346
   
Stolen Bases035
   
Caught Stealing05
   
Walks1141
   
Strikeouts17138
   
Batting Average.267.260
   
On Base Pct.348.325
   
Slugging Pct.396.384
   
On-base Plus Slugging.744.709
   
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats546535
   
Runs8770
   
Hits157136
   
Singles10097
   
Doubles3323
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2216
   
RBI7755
   
Stolen Bases437
   
Caught Stealing210
   
Walks5849
   
Strikeouts115158
   
Batting Average.288.254
   
On Base Pct.357.318
   
Slugging Pct.475.394
   
On-base Plus Slugging.832.712
   
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
News 
 Seager (hamstring) was officially placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 13th
Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and a stolen base in an 8-4 victory over the Mariners on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Corey Seager could miss several weeks with the hamstring injury he suffered in Tuesday night's loss to the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 16-2 loss to the A's.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
 Corey Seager exited Tuesday night's game against the Angels in the 9th inning after suffering an apparent left hamstring injury. He was rounding third base when he immediately pulled up and reached for the back of his left hamstring. He went 3-for-4 on the night before the injury.
Clinton Ho - FantasyPros
Wed, Jun 12th
Jonathan Villar went 1-for-4 on Friday as the Orioles lost to the Red Sox by a 13-2 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
 Corey Seager went 7-for-12 with four RBI in the weekend series against the Giants.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 10th
Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout as the Orioles lost to the Astros on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 10th
 Corey Seager went 2-for-5 with a double as the Dodgers fell to the D'Backs 3-2 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Jonathan Villar was removed from Wednesday's game against the Rangers with right thumb soreness, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 6th
Notes 
 It can be easy to forget that as a rookie in 2016, Seager was not only the rookie of the year, but an MVP finalist. He was plenty useful in 2017 fantasy baseball too, but missed most of 2018 with Tommy John surgery and hip surgery. He should be ready to roll by opening day so while there is some risk, consider that he is still just 24 so we may not have seen his best yet
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Villar was Adalberto Mondesi version 1.0, posting an unreal .285-19 HRs-62 SBs line in 2016 before falling back to .241-11-23 in 2017. He split the difference last year, and with regular playing time ahead of him in Baltimore, he seems likely to post another .250-15-30 season. It's rarely pretty with Villar, but he could be a solid roto/categories league value going outside the top-100 picks in fantasy drafts.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Seager is a former top prospect whose career got off to a great start before being derailed by injuries. He missed most of last season following Tommy John surgery, but should be ready to go for 2019. Seager is not much of a threat on the base paths, but he has shown the ability to hit around 25 home runs with a plus batting average, and his power could still be developing at age 24. He's an upside pick who could be undervalued coming off a lost season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Villar was a major disappointment in 2017 after being selected in the third, and even second round of fantasy drafts. As a result, he was an afterthought in 2018, and for the first half of the season, it was a good call. Once Villar was dealt to the Orioles, though, he took off. In those 54 games, he managed eight homers and 21 steals, which over a full season would have been 24 and 64, respectively. Think that type of production is impossible? Rewind to 2016 when he hit 19 with 62 steals and a .285 batting average. Villar still has that ceiling and you can get him in the middle of your drafts this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 After undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery, Seager also had arthroscopic surgery on his hip in August. He's optimistic about his Opening Day availability, but drafters are still proceeding with caution. It doesn't help that he has never offered more than 26 homers or four steals in a single season. Let's not forget, however, that the 24-year-old shortstop is a career .302/.374/.494 hitter. There's plenty of profit potential if he returns healthy.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
After getting shipped out of Milwaukee to Baltimore, Villar won some leagues down the stretch. In 54 games with his new club, the middle infielder batted .258 with eight homers and 21 steals. Like Adalberto Mondesi, he offers mouth-watering steals upside with a chance to also deliver 15-20 long balls. Unlike Mondesi, Villar can draw a walk. He also manifested this fantastical ceiling when batting .285 with 19 homers and 62 steals in 2016. Oh yeah, he's also much cheaper. A poor contact profile presents significant batting-average downside, but the speed makes him a tantalizing upside pick.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros