Who Should I Draft?

Jose Peraza or Jonathan Villar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Jose Peraza
SS - CIN
Jose Peraza
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 71
Best Rank# 39# 34
Worst Rank# 111# 108
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 109
Best Rank# 76# 94
Worst Rank# 110# 140
   
Projections 
   
Runs7071
Home Runs1611
RBI5557
Stolen Bases3724
Batting Average.254.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 93
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 79
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 60# 74
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 85# 89
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 100
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 65
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 62# 88
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 78
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 39# 92
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 75
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 53# 72
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 74
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 65# 77
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 50# 60
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 73
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 72
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 59# 74
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 52# 71
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 75
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 73# 78
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 77
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 66# 77
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 51# 70
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 48# 71
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 64
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 90
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 78
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 55# 65
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 80
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 61# 34
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 93# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 61# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 111# 53
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 54
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 86# 55
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 92# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 77# 59
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 68# 60
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 71# 63
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 68# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 64
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 73# 65
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 66
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 95# 70
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 71
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 72
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 82# 72
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 110# 75
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 80# 76
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 84# 77
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 81# 79
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 96# 86
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 88# 87
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 102# 89
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 108# 99
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 109# 108
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Jose Peraza
SS - CIN
Jose Peraza
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats466632
   
Runs5485
   
Hits121182
   
Singles92133
   
Doubles1431
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs1414
   
RBI4658
   
Stolen Bases3523
   
Caught Stealing56
   
Walks4129
   
Strikeouts13875
   
Batting Average.260.288
   
On Base Pct.325.326
   
Slugging Pct.384.416
   
On-base Plus Slugging.709.742
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Jose Peraza
SS - CIN
Jose Peraza
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535577
   
Runs7071
   
Hits136163
   
Singles97122
   
Doubles2326
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs1611
   
RBI5557
   
Stolen Bases3724
   
Caught Stealing108
   
Walks4928
   
Strikeouts15873
   
Batting Average.254.282
   
On Base Pct.318.315
   
Slugging Pct.394.400
   
On-base Plus Slugging.712.715
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Jose Peraza
SS - CIN
Jose Peraza
News 
 Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and a stolen base in an 8-4 victory over the Mariners on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
Jose Peraza went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI on Sunday against the Rangers.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 17th
 Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 16-2 loss to the A's.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
Jose Peraza went 1-for-3 with a single in the Reds' 4-1 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Jose Peraza went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' 11-6 win over the Pirates on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 28th
 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
Jose Peraza went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Reds' 4-2 win over the Cubs on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, May 17th
 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
Jose Peraza went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, two walks, an RBI, and a run scored in the Reds' 5-4 extra innings win over the Athletics on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 9th
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
Peraza broke out last season with 13 homers, 23 steals and a .288 batting average. Whether or not the power stays is a question, but he seems to be a safe source for runs, steals and batting average in the middle of drafts.
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
Peraza was almost as good as Jean Segura last season and there isn't much reason to doubt he can do it again in 2019. He isn't as likely as Segura to post a .300 batting average, but .280-.290 is entirely within reach, and their stolen base totals should be very similar. Peraza is also capable of matching Segura's low double-digit home run output after significantly increasing both his hard contact rate and fly ball rate last season, and he should see an uptick in run production while hitting in an improved Reds' lineup.
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
Peraza's steady skills came with a massive spike in contact (.288 BA) and power (14 HRs, 31 2Bs), turning a bit player into a significant five-by-five contributor. A rise in fly balls, hard hits, and launch angle accompanied the power boost, so he could reasonably reach double-digit homers again. His batting average has fluctuated sharply by year, so he's not quite a bankable star just yet. He is, however, a steady option with few 20-base stealers capable of also hitting .280 with 10 homers.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros