Who Should I Draft?

Jonathan Villar or Brian Dozier (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
27%
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 82
Best Rank# 39# 36
Worst Rank# 111# 144
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 137
Best Rank# 76# 120
Worst Rank# 110# 141
   
Projections 
   
Runs7080
Home Runs1625
RBI5579
Stolen Bases3712
Batting Average.254.244
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 89
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 88
   
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DailyOverlay
# 60# 77
   
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The Athletic
# 85# 100
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 109
   
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USA Today
# 51# 79
   
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# 62# 81
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 61# 101
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 104
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 85
   
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Beast Dome
# 39# 48
   
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The Athletic
# 68# 117
   
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CBS Sports
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The Athletic
# 53# 144
   
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The Athletic
# 63# 81
   
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# 71# 90
   
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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The Fake Baseball
# 75# 87
   
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# 73# 84
   
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# 73# 78
   
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# 51# 62
   
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# 48# 91
   
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# 85# 95
   
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# 61# 129
   
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Razzball
# 93# 99
   
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# 84# 87
   
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# 55# 92
   
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# 72# 79
   
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Fake Teams
# 102# 109
   
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# 71# 74
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 98
   
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# 62# 57
   
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# 76# 74
   
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# 79# 75
   
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# 80# 79
   
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# 86# 74
   
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# 88# 83
   
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The Athletic
# 92# 84
   
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The Athletic
# 95# 88
   
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# 96# 87
   
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# 108# 62
   
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# 109# 76
   
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# 110# 69
   
KJ
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# 111# 74
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 36
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 63
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats466553
   
Runs5481
   
Hits121119
   
Singles9266
   
Doubles1430
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1421
   
RBI4672
   
Stolen Bases3512
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks4170
   
Strikeouts138129
   
Batting Average.260.215
   
On Base Pct.325.305
   
Slugging Pct.384.391
   
On-base Plus Slugging.709.696
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535529
   
Runs7080
   
Hits136129
   
Singles9773
   
Doubles2327
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs1625
   
RBI5579
   
Stolen Bases3712
   
Caught Stealing104
   
Walks4962
   
Strikeouts158120
   
Batting Average.254.244
   
On Base Pct.318.323
   
Slugging Pct.394.450
   
On-base Plus Slugging.712.772
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
News 
 Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs and a steal in Saturday's win over Boston by a 9-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 29th
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 0-for-2 with three walks in Saturday's win over the Cubs.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 25th
 Jonathan Villar went 2-for-5 with a stolen base in a 3-2 victory against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 26th
Brian Dozier was placed on the paternity list Monday.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 19th
 Jonathan Villar went 3-for-8 with a solo homer, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in the Orioles’ loss to the Blue Jays in extra innings on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 24th
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a walk, and four RBIs in Sunday's win over the Brewers. The homers were his 18th and 19th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Aug 19th
 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
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Reds. The homer was his 17th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 14th
 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
Brian Dozier 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored in Friday’s 3-0 win over the Diamondbacks.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 3rd
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
Dozier may not have had the best season last year, but he still hit 21 homers with 12 steals. The batting average is expected to rise in 2019 and let's not forget that he has 40 homer, 20 steal upside.
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
Coming off back-to-back seasons as a top-25 overall player in standard 5x5 leagues, Dozier really struggled in 2018, hitting just .215 while both his HR and SB totals fell as well. It was an all-around frustrating season, but there are plenty of reasons for optimism for a rebound. Dozier's batted ball profile remained basically the same as past seasons, but his BABIP was much lower than usual. He also had to adjust to the National League midway through the season, and was playing through a bone bruise that likely impacted his performance. Now healthy and a bit more familiar with NL pitchers, Dozier will be a good value in fantasy drafts if he comes anywhere close to his past level of performance.
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
It was a lost year for Dozier, and he still came out with 21 homers and 12 steals. That wasn't worth much when paired with a .215 batting average, but the second baseman said he was playing through a knee injury all season. In two seasons before the 2018 downturn, he hit .269 with a combined 76 blasts and 34 steals. Banking on a health-enabled rebound is an interesting risk for those who can risk a subpar average or play in an OBP/points league.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros