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Jonathan Villar or Yoan Moncada (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Recommended by
47 of 59 experts
Recommended by
12 of 59 experts
ECR# 76# 89
Best Rank# 39# 30
Worst Rank# 111# 194
Composite# 87# 157
Best Rank# 76# 144
Worst Rank# 110# 172
Home Runs1620
Stolen Bases3715
Batting Average.254.243
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 90
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 76
Brad Richter
# 60# 90
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 86
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 89
Site Projections
# 62# 194
Grey Albright
# 61# 89
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 79
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 86
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 92# 94
Beast Dome
# 39# 104
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 68# 135
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 80# 130
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 81# 98
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 102
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 68# 90
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 96
Andrew Gould
# 65# 94
Rudy Gamble
# 50# 117
Wayne Bretsky
# 88# 94
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 99
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 89
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 59# 69
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 52# 91
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 115
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 82# 89
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 93
Mario Mergola
# 77# 110
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 89
Bill Dubiel
# 73# 104
Nick Mariano
# 66# 97
Bobby Sylvester
# 51# 112
Justin Mason
# 48# 98
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 100
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 86# 92
Donkey Teeth
# 61# 88
Dan Harris
# 54# 61
Andrew Seifter
# 62# 133
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 142
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 88
Jacob Gibbs
# 84# 92
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 79# 95
Mick Ciallela
# 55# 105
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 72# 81
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 86# 109
Ariel Cohen
# 71# 91
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 94
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 53# 30
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 85# 73
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 93# 91
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 95# 78
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 96# 70
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 102# 75
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 108# 81
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 109# 104
Pierre Camus
# 110# 78
Fantasy Team Advice
# 111# 103
Paul Sporer
# 72
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 86
  Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2018 Stats 
At Bats466578
Home Runs1417
Stolen Bases3512
Caught Stealing56
Batting Average.260.235
On Base Pct.325.315
Slugging Pct.384.400
On-base Plus Slugging.709.715
  Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2019 Projections 
At Bats535560
Home Runs1620
Stolen Bases3715
Caught Stealing106
Batting Average.254.243
On Base Pct.318.325
Slugging Pct.394.418
On-base Plus Slugging.712.744
  Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
 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
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, two runs, and two RBI in a 10-1 win over the Tigers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 3-for-5 with two runs and a steal in an 11-10 loss to Seattle on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 15th
 Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk on Tuesday as the Orioles lost to the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 3-for-4 with a homer, two runs, and two RBI in a 7-3 win over the Royals on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
 Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the Orioles won over the Tigers on Friday night by a 6-2 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 3-for-4 with two runs, an RBI, and a steal in an 8-7 loss to the Angels on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
 Jonathan Villar went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Wednesday against the Dodgers.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 0-for-1 with three walks, a run, and a steal in a 6-5 win over Cleveland on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 4th
 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
Moncada has both double-digit power and speed, but the batting average is lackluster. You can make the case that he has more potential as a former #1 overall prospect, but more likely, the holes in his game will prove too much for a big breakout to be a possibility.
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
A low average (.235) disrupted by a 33.4% strikeout rate again blocked Moncada's leap to stardom. He'll need to improve his contact skills significantly to reach his superstar ceiling, but the hype has quickly fizzled for the elite talent capable of a massive breakthrough a la Javier Baez in 2018. Drafters, however, should only draft Moncada if willing to accept a potential .230-.240 hitter in hopes of getting 15-20 homers and steals apiece. The second baseman might gain another position, as the White Sox are preparing to try him out at third.
Andrew Gould - 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