Who Should I Draft?

Jonathan Villar or Amed Rosario (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Amed Rosario
SS - NYM
Amed Rosario
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
53 of 59 experts
10%
Recommended by
6 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 98
Best Rank# 39# 78
Worst Rank# 111# 180
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 172
Best Rank# 76# 141
Worst Rank# 110# 191
   
Projections 
   
Runs7069
Home Runs1611
RBI5556
Stolen Bases3723
Batting Average.254.262
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 95# 109
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 116
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 107
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 60# 150
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 85# 95
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 95
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 78
   
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RotoChamp
# 62# 145
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 61# 86
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 132
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 108# 121
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 102
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 92# 109
   
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Beast Dome
# 39# 117
   
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The Athletic
# 68# 99
   
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CBS Sports
# 80# 122
   
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CBS Sports
# 81# 142
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 122
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 53# 93
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 68# 107
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 98
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 65# 85
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 50# 86
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 88# 97
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 108
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 103
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 59# 109
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 52# 99
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 82
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 82# 90
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 100
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 77# 180
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 97
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 73# 115
   
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RotoBaller
# 66# 110
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 51# 141
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 48# 88
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 125
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 86# 87
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 61# 89
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 108
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 110# 129
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 139
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 95
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 96# 98
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 116
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 84# 99
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 79# 136
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 55# 85
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 72# 108
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 86# 99
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 71# 102
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 87
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 93# 87
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 102# 84
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 109# 82
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 111# 99
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 104
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 113
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Amed Rosario
SS - NYM
Amed Rosario
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats466554
   
Runs5476
   
Hits121142
   
Singles9299
   
Doubles1426
   
Triples18
   
Home Runs149
   
RBI4651
   
Stolen Bases3524
   
Caught Stealing511
   
Walks4129
   
Strikeouts138119
   
Batting Average.260.256
   
On Base Pct.325.295
   
Slugging Pct.384.381
   
On-base Plus Slugging.709.676
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Amed Rosario
SS - NYM
Amed Rosario
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535562
   
Runs7069
   
Hits136147
   
Singles97103
   
Doubles2326
   
Triples28
   
Home Runs1611
   
RBI5556
   
Stolen Bases3723
   
Caught Stealing1010
   
Walks4930
   
Strikeouts158120
   
Batting Average.254.262
   
On Base Pct.318.299
   
Slugging Pct.394.394
   
On-base Plus Slugging.712.693
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Amed Rosario
SS - NYM
Amed Rosario
News 
 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
Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's win over the Reds. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
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
Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Rockies. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 1-for-3 with a run scored, a walk, and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks. The steal was his 17th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 2-for-3 with an RBI in Monday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
 Jonathan Villar went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Wednesday against the Dodgers.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, an RBI, and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Nationals. The steal was his 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 5th
Notes 
 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
Rosario is a former top prospect but that doesn't mean he has much more upside with the bat that we have already seen early in his career. A dozen homers and a .260 batting average is likely his cap, but with 25 stolen bases, that makes for a decent depth piece.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Rosario's speed may top out at around 25 stolen bases, his plate discipline is poor. He isn't a standout in any other offensive category at the moment, so he will need to develop some more power to even become a Tim Anderson-kind of performer. That said, he was a highly-regarded prospect and is just 23 years old, so we can't rule out a big step forward. He's not an awful pick if you're looking for an upside selection to stash on your bench early in the season.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Rosario was only 22 years old when everyone started losing faith. After failing to immediately become the next Francisco Lindor, he came to life by batting .284 with five homers and 15 steals over the final two months. He spent most of that stretch atop the Mets' lineup, a distinction he likely won't reclaim now that walks machine Brandon Nimmo can set the table for Jed Lowrie, Robinson Cano, Wilson Ramos, and Michael Conforto. Getting shunned to the bottom of the batting order is the only reason not to go all in on Rosario, a former top prospect who could still deliver 10 homers and 25 steals with a higher ceiling.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros