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Who Should I Draft?

Jonathan Villar or Eduardo Escobar (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eduardo Escobar
2B,3B - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - NYM
Jonathan Villar
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
39 of 49 experts
20%
Recommended by
10 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 127# 164
Best Rank# 89# 90
Worst Rank# 174# 274
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 265# 209
Best Rank# 246# 170
Worst Rank# 317# 252
   
Projections 
   
Runs7345
Home Runs2310
RBI8036
Stolen Bases321
Batting Average.253.249
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 112# 151
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 133# 168
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 126# 198
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 117# 142
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 112# 213
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 137# 159
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 158# 160
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 100# 221
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 122# 139
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 129# 156
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 142# 178
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 133# 212
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 130# 165
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 127# 188
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 141# 163
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 131
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 138
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 131# 141
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 142
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 152# 209
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 129# 155
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 145# 190
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 135# 161
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 124# 212
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 140# 195
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 152# 190
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 125
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 117# 237
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 110# 274
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 138# 171
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 138# 146
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 89# 209
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 142# 151
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 154# 223
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 131# 165
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 134# 157
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 112# 260
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 150# 160
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 128
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 142# 90
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 174# 90
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 138# 90
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 125# 96
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 133# 101
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 147# 116
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 154# 122
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 167# 134
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 140# 136
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 173# 154
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Eduardo Escobar
2B,3B - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - NYM
Jonathan Villar
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats203185
   
Runs2213
   
Hits4344
   
Singles2937
   
Doubles75
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs42
   
RBI2015
   
Stolen Bases116
   
Caught Stealing05
   
Walks1519
   
Strikeouts4154
   
Batting Average.212.238
   
On Base Pct.270.306
   
Slugging Pct.335.297
   
On-base Plus Slugging.605.603
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Eduardo Escobar
2B,3B - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - NYM
Jonathan Villar
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats551327
   
Runs7345
   
Hits13981
   
Singles8356
   
Doubles2713
   
Triples61
   
Home Runs2310
   
RBI8036
   
Stolen Bases321
   
Caught Stealing16
   
Walks4532
   
Strikeouts11997
   
Batting Average.253.249
   
On Base Pct.310.316
   
Slugging Pct.447.384
   
On-base Plus Slugging.757.700
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Eduardo Escobar
2B,3B - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - NYM
Jonathan Villar
News 
 Third baseman Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, two runs scored, and a walk in the D-Backs 11-6 win over the Nationals on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Apr 16th
Jonathan Villar went 3-5 with one single, one double, one triple, one run scored, and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Thu, Apr 8th
 Third baseman Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run, a double, and two runs scored in the Diamondbacks 7-0 win over the Reds on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Apr 11th
Jonathan Villar is dealing with a minor groin injury.
Brad Camara
Sat, Mar 27th
 Third baseman Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 with a single, a home run, and a pair of runs scored as the D-Backs took down the Reds by a score of 8-3 on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Apr 11th
Jon Heyman of the MLB Network is reporting that INF Jonathan Villar and the Mets have agreed to a contract worth $3.55 million.
Brad Camara
Tue, Feb 9th
 Third baseman Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-5 with a double, two-run home run, and two runs scored in the Diamondbacks 6-5 extra-innings loss to the Reds on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Apr 10th
MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports the Cincinnati Reds are in discussions with free agent INF Jonathan Villar.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 6th
 Third baseman Eduardo Escobar went 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBI, two walks, and a stolen base as the D-Backs dropped their series finale 7-3 to the Rockies on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 8th
 
Notes 
 Coming off a career-year in 2019, Escobar had one of his worst campaigns during his career in 2020. He slashed .212/.270/.335 with four homers, 20 RBI, 22 runs scored and one stolen base across 54 games. The 32-year-old's K%(18.5) and BB% (6.2) were close to his 2019 averages. Escobar could bounce back in 2021 and is a bargain at his current ADP of 270.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros
Villar's quality of contact dropped significantly last year, but given how out of character it was for his career, the decline can probably be written off to the small sample of the shortened season. But he was still one of the league leaders in stolen bases with 16 and he showed no hesitation about running whenever he got the chance. The bigger issue is that Villar won't have a regular role now that he's with the Mets, but instead will be a super-utility player. With that said, Villar's versatility should allow him to see a few starts each week, and he should see action as a defensive replacement and pinch runner. All that to say that Villar should tack on 15-20 steals over the course of the season, and therefore make a viable middle infield option despite his lack of a regular role.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros