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Who Should I Draft?

Jonathan Villar or Jeff McNeil (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Expert
Recommendation
87%
Recommended by
39 of 45 experts
13%
Recommended by
6 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 67
Best Rank# 11# 51
Worst Rank# 102# 113
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 85
Best Rank# 37# 78
Worst Rank# 93# 106
   
Projections 
   
Runs3031
Home Runs67
RBI2227
Stolen Bases123
Batting Average.265.301
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 113
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 68
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 28# 56
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 81
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11# 55
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 81
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 67
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 98
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 76
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 63
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 62
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 48# 51
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 62
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49# 89
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 77
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 43# 74
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 42# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 31# 81
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 34# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 37# 64
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 64
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 62
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 33# 55
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 38# 64
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 56
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 43# 55
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 59
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 62
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 59# 60
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 57
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 58# 77
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 53# 55
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 44# 55
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 102
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 35# 70
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 45# 82
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 36# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 65# 60
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 66# 65
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 73# 56
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 77# 64
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 79# 65
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 95# 72
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats642510
   
Runs11183
   
Hits175163
   
Singles114101
   
Doubles3238
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs2423
   
RBI7375
   
Stolen Bases405
   
Caught Stealing96
   
Walks6135
   
Strikeouts17675
   
Batting Average.273.320
   
On Base Pct.338.386
   
Slugging Pct.450.533
   
On-base Plus Slugging.788.920
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats204195
   
Runs3031
   
Hits5459
   
Singles3638
   
Doubles1013
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs67
   
RBI2227
   
Stolen Bases123
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks2014
   
Strikeouts6029
   
Batting Average.265.301
   
On Base Pct.330.348
   
Slugging Pct.416.485
   
On-base Plus Slugging.746.833
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
News 
 Villar has been working out at multiple positions: centerfield, shortstop, and second base.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
Mets leadoff man Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 in Wednesday's win versus the Cardinals, along with an RBI and scoring a pair of runs.
Jarod Rupp
Thu, Mar 12th
 Marlins outfielder Jonathan Villar went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Nationals. The steal was his fourth of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
Mets utilityman Jeff McNeil went 2-or-3 with two doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
 Marlins outfielder Jonathan Villar went 0-for-1 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Saturday's matchup against the Washington Nationals. The steal was his third of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 8th
Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 on Tuesday versus Miami.
Jarod Rupp
Wed, Mar 4th
 Marlins outfielder Jonathan Villar went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The homer was his second of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
 
 Marlins utilityman Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with two RBI and his first home run of the Spring in Sunday's win over the New York Mets.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Mar 2nd
 
Notes 
 Is it really hard to make a case against Jonathan Villar in 2020? I mean, we were fooled just a few years ago with Villar, and he was the biggest bust in fantasy the following year. Why are we doing it again? Sure, he gives you speed, but there's nothing else that you can really bank on. The ballpark change is tough, and if Villar can't adjust in the outfield, he could just be an over-hyped utility-man.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Jeff McNeil feels like a late breakout player, but he just turned 28 years old. But one thing we know we need to judge players on is the entirety of their work, not just their most recent performance. With McNeil, if you look at his minor league numbers, you have to wonder if the power he showcased (23 home runs) - in a season where everyone else was hitting home runs - is for real. If it's not, he's a replaceable player, even at his premium position.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Villar is moving from a great hitter's park to one of the worst but we are still talking about someone who went 24/40 homers/steals with 111 runs and a .273 batting average. There is some risk, as we saw in the 2017 disappointment
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
There were many skeptics after McNeil's strong rookie performance but it now clear that he is a hitter through and through. He'll again compete for the batting crown and seems likely to his 20+ homers once agin for the Mets this season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Batted over 700(!!) times last season playing half his games in Camden. He moves from one of the best hitter parks to one of the worst. The 24 HRs should drop back down to 15 or so and another 40 steal season would shock me. This guy has been cut multiple times and a 260/12/25 line would not shock me at all. I am letting someone else take the plunge with Villar.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Will boost your average, will be a solid contributor elsewhere, and has position flexibility. Very solid pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy