Who Should I Draft?

Jonathan Villar or Elvis Andrus (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Expert
Recommendation
85%
Recommended by
50 of 59 experts
15%
Recommended by
9 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 96
Best Rank# 39# 45
Worst Rank# 111# 167
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 164
Best Rank# 76# 150
Worst Rank# 110# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs7075
Home Runs1611
RBI5563
Stolen Bases3714
Batting Average.254.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 112
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 95
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 60# 109
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 85# 91
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 104
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 102
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 62# 83
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 61# 102
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 152
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 108# 156
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 100
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 39# 45
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 80# 105
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 81# 121
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 101
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 111# 154
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 53# 164
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 68# 96
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 93
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 65# 95
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 50# 118
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 88# 93
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 128
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 131
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 59# 96
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 52# 104
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 106
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 82# 104
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 99
   
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Sporfolio
# 77# 81
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 167
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 73# 86
   
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RotoBaller
# 66# 105
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 51# 139
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 48# 113
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 127
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 86# 124
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 61# 120
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 82
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 104
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 92
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 93# 98
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 77
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 84# 91
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 79# 99
   
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Fantrax
# 55# 88
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 72# 115
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 86# 100
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 71# 107
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 103
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 68# 66
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 92# 87
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 95# 79
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 96# 95
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 102# 72
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 109# 78
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 110# 108
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 101
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 128
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats466395
   
Runs5453
   
Hits121101
   
Singles9272
   
Doubles1420
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs146
   
RBI4633
   
Stolen Bases355
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks4128
   
Strikeouts13866
   
Batting Average.260.256
   
On Base Pct.325.308
   
Slugging Pct.384.367
   
On-base Plus Slugging.709.676
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535555
   
Runs7075
   
Hits136151
   
Singles97104
   
Doubles2332
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs1611
   
RBI5563
   
Stolen Bases3714
   
Caught Stealing106
   
Walks4940
   
Strikeouts15888
   
Batting Average.254.273
   
On Base Pct.318.321
   
Slugging Pct.394.407
   
On-base Plus Slugging.712.729
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
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
Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and a run scored in the Rangers 6-1 win over the Yankees on Sunday.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 29th
 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
Elvis Andrus went 3-for-3 with three RBI, a walk, a double and two runs scored in Tuesday’s 12-10 loss to the Red Sox.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 25th
 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
Elvis Andrus went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
Elvis Andrus went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 12-3 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
Elvis Andrus went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Astros.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
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
Andrus was downright awful in the 97 games he played last year, batting .256 with 6 homers and 5 steals. With full health, however, don't be surprised if he returns to the .300 hitting, 20 homer, 25 steal player that finished 2017 as a top fantasy shortstop.
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
After years of producing stolen bases but little else, Andrus rode a career high 20 HRs to finish as the number one fantasy shortstop in 2017. But he crashed back to Earth last year, managing just six homers and five steals across 97 games. The 2017 season is certainly looking like an outlier, but it won't cost much to see if he can bounce back.
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
Andrus went from 20 homers and 25 steals to six and five, respectively. The speed drop-off is especially jarring, as he had reached at least 20 steals in each of his last nine MLB seasons. The 30-year-old should bounce back a bit from an elbow injury that contained him to 97 games, but there's some concern since he attempted just eight steals in 2017's second half. While drafters shouldn't pay a significant price for a recovery, there's enough of a track record to bite as an inexpensive middle infielder.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros