Who Should I Draft?

Jonathan Villar or Jorge Polanco (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
52 of 59 experts
12%
Recommended by
7 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 116
Best Rank# 39# 65
Worst Rank# 111# 214
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 233
Best Rank# 76# 202
Worst Rank# 110# 395
   
Projections 
   
Runs7074
Home Runs1614
RBI5567
Stolen Bases3713
Batting Average.254.274
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 95# 131
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 69
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 127
   
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DailyOverlay
# 60# 100
   
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The Athletic
# 85# 129
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 99
   
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USA Today
# 51# 119
   
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RotoChamp
# 62# 124
   
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Razzball
# 61# 174
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 95
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 134
   
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Beast Dome
# 39# 125
   
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The Athletic
# 68# 93
   
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Athletic
# 53# 177
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 68# 114
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 119
   
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# 65# 113
   
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Razzball
# 50# 69
   
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BretskyBall
# 88# 123
   
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The Athletic
# 63# 98
   
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# 71# 112
   
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The Athletic
# 59# 88
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 52# 103
   
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Fake Teams
# 60# 81
   
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# 82
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 75# 127
   
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# 77# 150
   
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# 73# 102
   
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# 73# 159
   
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# 66# 80
   
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# 51# 81
   
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# 48# 115
   
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# 85# 108
   
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# 86# 100
   
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# 61# 107
   
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# 54# 120
   
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RotoBaller
# 110# 136
   
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FantasyPros
# 62# 95
   
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# 67# 104
   
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# 93# 100
   
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# 96# 122
   
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# 76# 160
   
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# 84# 126
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 79# 159
   
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# 55# 93
   
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# 72# 121
   
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FanGraphs
# 71# 99
   
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# 109# 137
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 117
   
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# 86# 83
   
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The Athletic
# 92# 91
   
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Fake Teams
# 102# 91
   
Tim Young
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# 108# 65
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 111# 107
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 87
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 128
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats466302
   
Runs5438
   
Hits12187
   
Singles9260
   
Doubles1418
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs146
   
RBI4642
   
Stolen Bases357
   
Caught Stealing57
   
Walks4125
   
Strikeouts13862
   
Batting Average.260.288
   
On Base Pct.325.346
   
Slugging Pct.384.427
   
On-base Plus Slugging.709.773
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535544
   
Runs7074
   
Hits136149
   
Singles97100
   
Doubles2331
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs1614
   
RBI5567
   
Stolen Bases3713
   
Caught Stealing107
   
Walks4944
   
Strikeouts15899
   
Batting Average.254.274
   
On Base Pct.318.328
   
Slugging Pct.394.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.712.752
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
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
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 0-for-2 in a 5-4 loss to the Royals in Sunday's season finale.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 30th
 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
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 0-for-5 in a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
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
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 1-for-3 with a run in a 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 2-0 win over the Indians in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 6-2 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
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
Polanco batted .288 for fantasy owners in a shortened season last year and offers respectable power and speed. Don't be surprised if he knocks 15 homers with 15 steals this season.
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
Polanco missed 80 games last year due to a PED suspension, but looked like his usual 15-15 self upon returning and could be a bit underrated.
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
Upon returning from an 80-game PED suspension, Polanco sustained 2017's late progress by batting .288/.345/.427 with six homers and seven steals. Although he doesn't hit the ball with much authority, the 25-year-old shortstop makes contact regularly (85.3%) and rarely whiffs (6.1%). Perhaps drafters don't see enough upside to drive up his price, but he's a strong candidate to hit for a steady-to-strong average with around 15 homers and steals apiece. That could especially make him a middle-infield bargain since a power-heavy Twins lineup has no better fit for the leadoff role.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros