Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Jonathan Villar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
49 of 59 experts
17%
Recommended by
10 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 76
Best Rank# 32# 39
Worst Rank# 99# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 87
Best Rank# 51# 76
Worst Rank# 68# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs7270
Home Runs2516
RBI8455
Stolen Bases937
Batting Average.269.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 32# 95
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 69
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 62
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 33# 85
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 69
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 51
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 71
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 42# 108
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 55
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 42# 92
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36# 39
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 61# 68
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 46# 80
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 73# 81
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 56
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 67# 111
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 50# 53
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 56# 68
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 70
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 65
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 62# 88
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 49# 63
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 71
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 41# 59
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49# 60
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 45# 82
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 75
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 73
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 58# 73
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 66
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 85
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 86
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 45# 61
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 110
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 62
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 67
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 66# 93
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 34# 96
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 76
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 51# 84
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 46# 79
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 55
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 44# 72
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 86
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 43# 102
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 57# 71
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 73# 109
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 68
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 58# 51
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 63# 54
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 66# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 52
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 70# 61
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 70# 62
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 77
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 50
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 99# 48
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats431466
   
Runs5454
   
Hits117121
   
Singles7692
   
Doubles1614
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2414
   
RBI7746
   
Stolen Bases635
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks4241
   
Strikeouts122138
   
Batting Average.272.260
   
On Base Pct.340.325
   
Slugging Pct.480.384
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.709
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats528535
   
Runs7270
   
Hits142136
   
Singles9097
   
Doubles2423
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2516
   
RBI8455
   
Stolen Bases937
   
Caught Stealing410
   
Walks5249
   
Strikeouts136158
   
Batting Average.269.254
   
On Base Pct.334.318
   
Slugging Pct.467.394
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.712
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
News 
 Gleyber Torres (hamstring) is not expected to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a steal, run and walk during a 5-3 victory against the Mariners on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 An MRI on Gleyber Torres' right hamstring came back negative, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Jonathan Villar went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, double, stolen base and three runs scored Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 Gleyber Torres (knee) was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays as a precaution, and he'll be re-evaluated Saturday, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk on Tuesday as the Orioles lost to the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Gleyber Torres is not in Thursday's lineup against the Angels, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the Orioles won over the Tigers on Friday night by a 6-2 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a home run as the Yankees defeated the Angels 8-0.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Sep 17th
Jonathan Villar went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Wednesday against the Dodgers.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
Notes 
 Torres is a former elite prospect who is coming off an excellent rookie season in New York. He strikes out a bit too much at this stage of his career to be a reliable asset in batting average, but he won't kill you there and should be able to match or exceed last season's 24 home runs while also chipping in 5-10 steals and solid run and RBI totals. At just 22 years old, there's also a chance that Torres takes a big step forward this year and jumps into the upper echelon at the position, but his fifth-round ADP means you'll be paying for that upside if you draft him.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Torres, 22, was a highly touted prospect now coming off a sublime rookie campaign with the Yankees. So of course the cost is blowing out of hand. After recording a 70.2% contact rate with strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances, repeating last year's .271 average is an optimistic expectation. He cooled down over the second half (.249/.329/.404), so there's too much risk to bite at his 53 consensus ADP.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
Bobby Sylvester - 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