Who Should I Draft?

Jonathan Villar or Paul DeJong (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
49 of 56 experts
13%
Recommended by
7 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 96
Best Rank# 39# 70
Worst Rank# 111# 172
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 170
Best Rank# 76# 152
Worst Rank# 110# 205
   
Projections 
   
Runs7071
Home Runs1625
RBI5578
Stolen Bases372
Batting Average.254.256
   
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The Athletic
# 95# 106
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 118
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 118
   
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Going For 2
# 60# 111
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 85# 90
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 76
   
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USA Today
# 51# 81
   
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# 62# 163
   
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Razzball
# 61# 99
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 71# 92
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 112
   
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The Athletic
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Beast Dome
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Yahoo! Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
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BretskyBall
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
# 52# 110
   
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Fake Teams
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# 85# 112
   
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FantasyPros
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# 109# 120
   
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# 68# 82
   
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CBS Sports
# 81# 78
   
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# 96# 72
   
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Fake Teams
# 102# 83
   
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Brewer Rat
# 108# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 110# 98
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 83
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 84
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats466436
   
Runs5468
   
Hits121105
   
Singles9260
   
Doubles1425
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1419
   
RBI4668
   
Stolen Bases351
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks4136
   
Strikeouts138123
   
Batting Average.260.241
   
On Base Pct.325.313
   
Slugging Pct.384.434
   
On-base Plus Slugging.709.746
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535509
   
Runs7071
   
Hits136130
   
Singles9776
   
Doubles2329
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs1625
   
RBI5578
   
Stolen Bases372
   
Caught Stealing101
   
Walks4937
   
Strikeouts158143
   
Batting Average.254.256
   
On Base Pct.318.306
   
Slugging Pct.394.463
   
On-base Plus Slugging.712.769
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
News 
 Jonathan Villar went 1-for-4 on Friday as the Orioles lost to the Red Sox by a 13-2 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
Paul DeJong went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout as the Orioles lost to the Astros on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 10th
Paul DeJong went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two RBI in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Mets on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 Jonathan Villar was removed from Wednesday's game against the Rangers with right thumb soreness, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 6th
Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday against the Mets.
Dan Harris
Fri, Jun 14th
 Jonathan Villar went 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored as the Orioles beat the Giants on Friday night.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 1st
Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals' 3-1 loss to the Cubs on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
 Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a walk and a pair of runs scored in the Orioles' loss to the Rockies on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, May 27th
Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
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
DeJong is one of the better power options at shortstop, but he doesn't project to be of any help in batting average or stolen bases, meaning he'll need a big boost in runs and RBIs to become interesting in standard 5x5 leagues.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Since joining the league, DeJong is fifth among shortstops in homers per trip to the plate. He is right behind Francisco Lindor and Trevor Story, who are being drafted in the first and second rounds. Granted, the speed is a major difference but the batting average isn't at .275, .267 and .263. If DeJong can stay on the field this year, consensus projections like him to produce a very similar season to Carlos Correa who is being drafted 140 picks higher.
Bobby Sylvester - 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