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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Jonathan Villar (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
43 of 45 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 49
Best Rank# 12# 11
Worst Rank# 53# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 55
Best Rank# 26# 37
Worst Rank# 66# 93
   
Projections 
   
Runs3430
Home Runs126
RBI3721
Stolen Bases513
Batting Average.281.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 53
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 47
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 28
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 38
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 23# 95
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 71
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 77
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 23# 33
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 56
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 48
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 48
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 49
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 73
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 51
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 22# 43
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 26# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 31
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 22# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 37
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 53
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 33
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 38
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 79
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 70
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 59
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 51
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 58
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 13# 53
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 18# 44
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 25# 102
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 17# 35
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 22# 45
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 36
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 11
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats531642
   
Runs89111
   
Hits149175
   
Singles78114
   
Doubles3832
   
Triples45
   
Home Runs2924
   
RBI8573
   
Stolen Bases1140
   
Caught Stealing79
   
Walks2861
   
Strikeouts156176
   
Batting Average.281.273
   
On Base Pct.316.338
   
Slugging Pct.531.450
   
On-base Plus Slugging.847.788
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats216205
   
Runs3430
   
Hits6154
   
Singles3337
   
Doubles1410
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs126
   
RBI3721
   
Stolen Bases513
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks1220
   
Strikeouts6260
   
Batting Average.281.263
   
On Base Pct.318.327
   
Slugging Pct.522.411
   
On-base Plus Slugging.839.738
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
News 
 Javier Baez has “no regrets” in not reaching a deal before the Coronavirus pandemic.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
Villar has been working out at multiple positions: centerfield, shortstop, and second base.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
 Javier Baez told Marly Rivera of ESPN that contract talks with the Cubs have been put on hold for now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 6th
Marlins outfielder Jonathan Villar went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Nationals. The steal was his fourth of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
 Javier Baez went 2-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 1st
Marlins outfielder Jonathan Villar went 0-for-1 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Saturday's matchup against the Washington Nationals. The steal was his third of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 8th
  Marlins outfielder Jonathan Villar went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The homer was his second of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
  Marlins utilityman Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with two RBI and his first home run of the Spring in Sunday's win over the New York Mets.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Mar 2nd
Notes 
 You're drafting Baez for one thing right now, and that's power. The speed? Major drop-off from 2018 to 2019. The walks? Ha, that's cute. The success that Baez has had the past two years has resulted in everything going exactly right for him, but with the skill set that he has, the margin for error is razor-thin. There are many players that offer the same skills that Baez had who can be had for a much better draft cost - especially considering the position that he plays.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Is it really hard to make a case against Jonathan Villar in 2020? I mean, we were fooled just a few years ago with Villar, and he was the biggest bust in fantasy the following year. Why are we doing it again? Sure, he gives you speed, but there's nothing else that you can really bank on. The ballpark change is tough, and if Villar can't adjust in the outfield, he could just be an over-hyped utility-man.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 The shortstop position is so loaded that Baez' 29 homers, 11 steals and .281 batting average didn't even get him into the top 12 at the position last year. He is still well worth a third or fourth round pick, however, because the bat and speed are both reliable.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Villar is moving from a great hitter's park to one of the worst but we are still talking about someone who went 24/40 homers/steals with 111 runs and a .273 batting average. There is some risk, as we saw in the 2017 disappointment
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs only attempted 69 stolen base attempts in 2019 - 2nd least in all of baseball. Baez would be a top 10 pick if not for the Cubs refusal to run. That reality drops Baez down. 2019 wasn't a down year, it was a reflection of the Cubs approach to scoring runs by refusing to run.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Batted over 700(!!) times last season playing half his games in Camden. He moves from one of the best hitter parks to one of the worst. The 24 HRs should drop back down to 15 or so and another 40 steal season would shock me. This guy has been cut multiple times and a 260/12/25 line would not shock me at all. I am letting someone else take the plunge with Villar.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy