Who Should I Draft?

Jonathan Villar or Dee Gordon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 78
Best Rank# 39# 47
Worst Rank# 111# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 101
Best Rank# 76# 76
Worst Rank# 110# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs7069
Home Runs164
RBI5541
Stolen Bases3737
Batting Average.254.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 75
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 64
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 60# 83
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 85# 88
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 70
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 77
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 62# 66
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 61# 103
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 105
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 77
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 39# 73
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 72
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 53# 78
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 68# 87
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 80
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 65# 72
   
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Razzball
# 50# 85
   
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The Athletic
# 63# 87
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 88
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 59# 87
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 52# 74
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 109
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 77# 160
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 85
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 66# 82
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 51# 72
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 48# 72
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 75
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 84
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 94
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 79# 84
   
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Fantrax
# 55# 82
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 72# 94
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 86# 134
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 71# 101
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 75
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 61# 56
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 68# 62
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 73# 71
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 65
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 80# 47
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 81# 60
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 82# 48
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 84# 74
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 84
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 86# 68
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 88# 74
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 92# 77
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 93# 73
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 95# 80
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 96# 84
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 102# 81
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 108# 66
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 109# 71
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 110# 91
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 111# 82
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 71
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 75
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats466556
   
Runs5462
   
Hits121149
   
Singles92120
   
Doubles1417
   
Triples18
   
Home Runs144
   
RBI4636
   
Stolen Bases3530
   
Caught Stealing512
   
Walks419
   
Strikeouts13880
   
Batting Average.260.268
   
On Base Pct.325.288
   
Slugging Pct.384.349
   
On-base Plus Slugging.709.637
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535571
   
Runs7069
   
Hits136160
   
Singles97129
   
Doubles2319
   
Triples27
   
Home Runs164
   
RBI5541
   
Stolen Bases3737
   
Caught Stealing1012
   
Walks4919
   
Strikeouts15886
   
Batting Average.254.280
   
On Base Pct.318.303
   
Slugging Pct.394.358
   
On-base Plus Slugging.712.661
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
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
Dee Gordon came off the bench and went 1-for-2 in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Pirates.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Dee Gordon went 3-for-3 with an RBI triple and a stolen base in Saturday’s 2-1 loss the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
 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
Dee Gordon went 2-for-5 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's 11-9 loss to the Astros.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
 Jonathan Villar went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Wednesday against the Dodgers.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
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
Gordon is going to absolutely destroy you in two categories and his batting average isn't anything to write home about. With that said, the potential of 60 stolen bases makes him worth the price of admission toward the middle of drafts.
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
Gordon averaged around 60 steals per season from 2014-2017, but that number plummeted to 30 steals in 141 games last season. The .268 batting average he produced last season is probably due for some positive correction into the .280 range, but Gordon is a major drag in the HR and RBI categories, so he'll need to get his stolen base total back up into the 50-60 range to be worth deploying in standard 5x5 leagues of 12 teams or fewer. It's tough to say whether that will happen as Gordon approaches 31 years old, so he's a boom-or-bust selection if he goes in the single digit rounds of fantasy drafts.
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
Gordon is great at running, but not quite as good at reaching base. Despite the complete lack of power, his profile was palatable when consisting of a high average, plethora of runs, and 60 steals. Last season, however, he batted .268 with 62 runs and 30 steals. He was caught stealing (12) more times than he walked (nine), and the 30-year-old can't afford as many misfires with a .288 OBP. His Statcast speed score (29.0) didn't drop much from 2017 (29.0), so it's possible he bounces back to 40-45 steals if a few more dribbles roll his way. It's probably not worth the risk unless desperate for speed.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros