Who Should I Draft?

Jonathan Villar or Max Muncy (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Recommended by
34 of 58 experts
Recommended by
24 of 58 experts
ECR# 76# 81
Best Rank# 39# 41
Worst Rank# 111# 156
Composite# 87# 110
Best Rank# 76# 101
Worst Rank# 110# 146
Home Runs1628
Stolen Bases373
Batting Average.254.248
Injury Alert--
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 95# 98
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 80
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Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 65
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# 60# 80
Steve Gardner
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# 51# 74
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 108# 123
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 84
Beast Dome
# 39# 54
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 68# 156
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 76
Fantasy Team Advice
# 111# 140
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 53# 147
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 68# 101
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 81
Andrew Gould
# 65# 79
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# 50# 149
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 127
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 87
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The Athletic
# 59# 86
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
# 60# 62
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The Fake Baseball
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# 73# 83
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# 66# 95
Bobby Sylvester
# 51# 103
Justin Mason
# 48# 82
Jason Johnson
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# 86# 91
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# 61# 66
Dan Harris
# 54# 80
Andrew Seifter
# 62# 78
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 82
Mick Ciallela
# 55# 141
Ariel Cohen
# 71# 96
Grey Albright
# 61# 52
Site Projections
# 62# 55
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 61
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 66
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 58
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 70
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 72# 63
Nick Pollack
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# 73# 61
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# 77# 62
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 79# 58
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 80# 69
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 81# 71
Jacob Gibbs
# 84# 79
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 64
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 85# 41
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 86# 77
Wayne Bretsky
# 88# 59
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 92# 76
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 93# 47
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 96# 92
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 102# 64
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 109# 69
Pierre Camus
# 110# 80
Paul Sporer
# 46
  Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2018 Stats 
At Bats466395
Home Runs1435
Stolen Bases353
Caught Stealing50
Batting Average.260.263
On Base Pct.325.391
Slugging Pct.384.582
On-base Plus Slugging.709.973
  Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2019 Projections 
At Bats535467
Home Runs1628
Stolen Bases373
Caught Stealing101
Batting Average.254.248
On Base Pct.318.355
Slugging Pct.394.483
On-base Plus Slugging.712.838
  Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
 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
Max Muncy hit his 35th homer of the season in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 28th
 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
Max Muncy went 1-for-3 with a grand slam, a walk, and two runs scored in the Dodgers' 6-3 win over the Padres on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
Max Muncy was out of Sunday's lineup versus the Rockies with a quad injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
Max Muncy (wrist) has been facing live pitching in Arizona and is on track to return Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Max Muncy had an MRI Friday afternoon, which revealed a crack in his right wrist. He expects to return to action in 1-2 weeks.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 30th
 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
Muncy was 2nd in HR-rate among all MLB hitters last season. Granted, he slowed down toward the end of the year and his batting average wasn't ideal, but that type of power certainly warrants a top 100 pick. This is especially the case when he qualifies at second base and third base too.
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
Muncy was a late bloomer, bouncing around the Athletics' and Dodgers' farm systems for six years before breaking out in a big way at 27 years old. In his first extended opportunity in the Big Leagues, Muncy smacked 35 home runs in just 395 at-bats. That was due in part to a 29.4 percent HR/FB ratio that was one of the highest in baseball, but Muncy was also among the league leaders in hard contact rate. Even if his HR/FB rate drops off, he can make up for it with more games played, making him a decent bet to again top 30 home runs. He won't be an asset in batting average or stolen bases, but he is another example of a big-time power source you can acquire relatively cheaply.
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
Muncy had batted .195 with five homers in 245 big league plate appearances prior to 2018, so he naturally towered 35 homers with a .407 wOBA. He endured some troubling strikeout woes late in the season and playoffs, but there are plenty of reasons not to anticipate the bottom falling out entirely. Along with a gorgeous 16.4% walk rate, the late bloomer notched a heavy dosage of fly balls (44.9%, only 5.9% popups) and hard hits (47.4%). Per Statcast, only Joey Gallo served up a higher rate of barrels per batted balls than Muncy's 16.9. He's a solid power pick-and tremendous OBP target-if the rest of the room sees an obvious regression candidate.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros