Who Should I Draft?

Jonathan Villar or Andrelton Simmons (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
55 of 59 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 114
Best Rank# 39# 76
Worst Rank# 111# 176
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 221
Best Rank# 76# 162
Worst Rank# 110# 252
   
Projections 
   
Runs7069
Home Runs1611
RBI5568
Stolen Bases3712
Batting Average.254.283
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 95# 171
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 120
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 114
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 60# 79
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 85# 109
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 130
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 106
   
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RotoChamp
# 62# 86
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 61# 154
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 110
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 108# 150
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 107
   
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The Athletic
# 92# 100
   
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Beast Dome
# 39# 121
   
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The Athletic
# 68# 123
   
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 170
   
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The Athletic
# 53# 148
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 68# 102
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 108
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 65# 109
   
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Razzball
# 50# 103
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 88# 125
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 116
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 130
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 59# 100
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 52# 105
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 124
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 82# 173
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 75# 77
   
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Sporfolio
# 77# 112
   
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# 73# 142
   
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RotoBaller
# 73# 106
   
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RotoBaller
# 66# 103
   
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FantasyPros
# 51# 111
   
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FanGraphs
# 48# 126
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 124
   
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Razzball
# 61# 176
   
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FantasyPros
# 54# 115
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 110# 153
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 124
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 116
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 93# 111
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 96# 114
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 115
   
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SportsLine
# 84# 111
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 79# 160
   
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Fantrax
# 55# 120
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 72# 119
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 86# 122
   
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Fake Teams
# 102# 123
   
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FanGraphs
# 71# 97
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 109# 111
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 112
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 86# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 111# 104
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 124
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 129
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats466554
   
Runs5468
   
Hits121162
   
Singles92120
   
Doubles1426
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs1411
   
RBI4675
   
Stolen Bases3510
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks4135
   
Strikeouts13844
   
Batting Average.260.292
   
On Base Pct.325.337
   
Slugging Pct.384.417
   
On-base Plus Slugging.709.754
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535565
   
Runs7069
   
Hits136160
   
Singles97116
   
Doubles2328
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs1611
   
RBI5568
   
Stolen Bases3712
   
Caught Stealing103
   
Walks4939
   
Strikeouts15855
   
Batting Average.254.283
   
On Base Pct.318.329
   
Slugging Pct.394.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.712.735
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
News 
 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
Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-4 in Friday's 11-4 loss to the Rays.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday’s 7-5 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
 Jonathan Villar went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Wednesday against the Dodgers.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-5 with two walks in Friday's 7-6 loss to the Red Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 31st
 Jonathan Villar went 1-for-5 and scored a run on Saturday as the Orioles lost to the Rangers by a 9-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 11-2 loss to the Astros.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 26th
 Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with a double in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday night that the Orioles lost by a 2-0 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 4th
Andrelton Simmons (ankle) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Friday's game against the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
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
It is too bad we can't track web gems for fantasy baseball because Simmons just isn't as valuable in fantasy. Despite the lack of power, he doesn't offer some value in the fact that he should hit in the .280s with double-digit steals and near 70 runs scored.
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
Simmons is the very definition of a boring draft pick, but he's finished as top-12 shortstop in roto/categories leagues in two of the last three seasons. He will provide a solid batting average and should chip in some steals as well.
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
Simmons gets slept on because he doesn't stuff a single category, but don't overlook his contact skills. His microscopic 7.3% strikeout rate bested all qualified hitters last season, resulting in a .292 batting average. Yet a rise in value hit rate (10.3%) led xStats to ascribe an even higher .313 xBA. Having stolen 19 bases in 2017, last year's 10 represents a floor rather than the ceiling. He's a boring player to roster during the season, but he'll end up delivering a positive ROI with a high average flanked by around 10 homers and 10-15 steals.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros