Who Should I Draft?

Jonathan Villar or Yoan Moncada (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
44 of 56 experts
21%
Recommended by
12 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 89
Best Rank# 39# 30
Worst Rank# 111# 194
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 157
Best Rank# 76# 144
Worst Rank# 110# 172
   
Projections 
   
Runs7081
Home Runs1620
RBI5565
Stolen Bases3715
Batting Average.254.243
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 90
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 76
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 60# 90
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 86
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 89
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 62# 194
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 61# 89
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 79
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 86
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 92# 94
   
Muntradamus
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
FantasyPros
# 65# 94
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 50# 117
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 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
Sporfolio
# 77# 110
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 73# 91
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 89
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 73# 104
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 66# 97
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 51# 112
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 48# 98
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 100
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 86# 92
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 61# 88
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 61
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 133
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 142
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 84# 92
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 55# 105
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 71# 91
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 94
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 53# 30
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 85# 73
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 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
RotoBaller
# 110# 78
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 111# 103
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 72
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 86
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats466578
   
Runs5473
   
Hits121136
   
Singles9281
   
Doubles1432
   
Triples16
   
Home Runs1417
   
RBI4661
   
Stolen Bases3512
   
Caught Stealing56
   
Walks4167
   
Strikeouts138217
   
Batting Average.260.235
   
On Base Pct.325.315
   
Slugging Pct.384.400
   
On-base Plus Slugging.709.715
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535560
   
Runs7081
   
Hits136136
   
Singles9783
   
Doubles2328
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs1620
   
RBI5565
   
Stolen Bases3715
   
Caught Stealing106
   
Walks4969
   
Strikeouts158194
   
Batting Average.254.243
   
On Base Pct.318.325
   
Slugging Pct.394.418
   
On-base Plus Slugging.712.744
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
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
Yoan Moncada (back) is absent from Tuesday's lineup versus the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
 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
Yoan Moncada was removed from Sunday’s game versus the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Yoan Moncada is back in the White Sox' lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
Dan Harris
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Moncada (back) will remain out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Yoan Moncada (back) is absent from Friday’s lineup versus the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
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
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