Who Should I Draft?

Jonathan Villar or Brian Dozier (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
ECR# 76# 84
Best Rank# 39# 36
Worst Rank# 111# 144
Composite# 87# 137
Best Rank# 76# 120
Worst Rank# 110# 141
Home Runs1625
Stolen Bases3712
Batting Average.254.244
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 89
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 88
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 60# 77
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 85# 100
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 109
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 79
Site Projections
# 62# 81
Grey Albright
# 61# 101
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 104
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 85
Beast Dome
# 39# 48
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 68# 117
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 81# 83
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 87
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 53# 144
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 68# 84
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 84
Andrew Gould
# 65# 82
Rudy Gamble
# 50# 104
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 81
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 90
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 59# 84
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 52# 88
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 86
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 87
Mario Mergola
# 77# 95
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 73# 84
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 84
Bill Dubiel
# 73# 78
Nick Mariano
# 66# 79
Bobby Sylvester
# 51# 62
Justin Mason
# 48# 91
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 95
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 86# 96
Donkey Teeth
# 61# 129
Dan Harris
# 54# 73
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 72
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 93# 99
Jacob Gibbs
# 84# 87
Mick Ciallela
# 55# 92
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 102# 109
Ariel Cohen
# 71# 74
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 98
Andrew Seifter
# 62# 57
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 80# 79
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 82# 67
Wayne Bretsky
# 88# 83
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 92# 84
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 95# 88
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 96# 87
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 108# 62
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 109# 76
Pierre Camus
# 110# 69
Fantasy Team Advice
# 111# 74
Paul Sporer
# 36
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 63
  Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
2018 Stats 
At Bats466553
Home Runs1421
Stolen Bases3512
Caught Stealing53
Batting Average.260.215
On Base Pct.325.305
Slugging Pct.384.391
On-base Plus Slugging.709.696
  Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
2019 Projections 
At Bats535529
Home Runs1625
Stolen Bases3712
Caught Stealing104
Batting Average.254.244
On Base Pct.318.323
Slugging Pct.394.450
On-base Plus Slugging.712.772
  Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
 Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and a stolen base in an 8-4 victory over the Mariners on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
Nationals second baseman went 3-for-7 with a double, two home runs, and four RBIs across two games in Wednesday's doubleheader against the Phillies. The homers were his 11th and 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 20th
 Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 16-2 loss to the A's.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the San Diego Padres. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
 Jonathan Villar went 1-for-4 on Friday as the Orioles lost to the Red Sox by a 13-2 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double in Thursday's loss to the San Diego Padres. The homer was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 7th
 Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout as the Orioles lost to the Astros on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 10th
X-rays on Brian Dozier's bruised forearm came back negative, and the Nationals second baseman is considered day-to-day for now, according to Washington manager Dave Martinez.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 5th
 Jonathan Villar was removed from Wednesday's game against the Rangers with right thumb soreness, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 6th
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Reds. The homer was his eighth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 2nd
 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