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Who Should I Draft?

Jonathan Villar or Tommy Pham (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
26 of 45 experts
42%
Recommended by
19 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 48
Best Rank# 11# 31
Worst Rank# 102# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 78
Best Rank# 37# 64
Worst Rank# 93# 108
   
Projections 
   
Runs2929
Home Runs67
RBI2123
Stolen Bases127
Batting Average.262.279
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 55
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 28# 52
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 42
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 47
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 59
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 57
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 43# 46
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 42# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 31# 51
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 34# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 37# 57
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 61
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 33# 49
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 38# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 64
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 65# 71
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 43# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 43
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 71
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 35# 37
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 45# 56
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 36# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 37
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 44# 39
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 48# 43
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49# 38
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 41
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 37
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 53# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 58# 37
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 53
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 59# 50
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 70# 64
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 54
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 73# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 77# 43
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 79# 46
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 95# 46
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 102# 45
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats642567
   
Runs11177
   
Hits175156
   
Singles114100
   
Doubles3233
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs2421
   
RBI7369
   
Stolen Bases4025
   
Caught Stealing94
   
Walks6181
   
Strikeouts176123
   
Batting Average.273.275
   
On Base Pct.338.370
   
Slugging Pct.450.452
   
On-base Plus Slugging.788.822
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats204174
   
Runs2929
   
Hits5348
   
Singles3631
   
Doubles99
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs67
   
RBI2123
   
Stolen Bases127
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks1925
   
Strikeouts5944
   
Batting Average.262.279
   
On Base Pct.325.369
   
Slugging Pct.410.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.735.831
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
News 
 Villar has been working out at multiple positions: centerfield, shortstop, and second base.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
Tommy Pham is expected to be ready for Opening Day, per manager Jayce Tingler. He was the designated hitter in Friday's intrasquad game.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Jul 11th
 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
OF Tommy Pham (Coronavirus) has received two negative tests and was cleared to join the Padres for spring training 2.0.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
 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
OF Tommy Pham has tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
 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
Tommy Pham went 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the DH in Monday's 14-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 10th
 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
Tommy Pham (elbow, side) could be ready to play the outfield by next Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
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
Pham tested positive for COVID-19 but has since cleared protocol with two negative tests and has rejoined his team. He was reportedly asymptomatic in any event, and it does not appear that he'll have limitations heading into the season.
Dan Harris - 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
You really need to try to remember that Pham is already 32 because of the late start he got to his career. While he's been a top fantasy contributor for the past three years, he's at the age where skills tend to fall off. If you look at Pham's batted ball data, he still has a high exit velocity and hard-hit rate (both 82nd percentile), and his sprint speed and xOBA and xBA are all great and above average, respectively. But there are signs that a decline could take place, making him a guy you could be over-drafting at 83rd overall. He recorded the lowest launch angle of his career in 2019, which resulted in the fourth-highest groundball rate in the big leagues. What's more, he also was 128th in baseball in Brls/BBE%, tied with the likes of Adalberto Mondesi, Travis d'Arnaud, Maikel Franco, and Andrew Benintendi. Take into account his batted ball profile and his age, seeing the loss of a handful of steals and homers could make him a pick you regret, especially when you see names like Nelson Cruz, Eddie Rosario, Matt Chapman, and Nick Castellanos going after him.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Pham may not be the biggest name in baseball but by now, we should know he is going to give fantasy owners 20 homers, 20 steals and a strong batting average with loads of runs. He offers similar expectations to Austin Meadows but four rounds later.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros