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Who Should I Draft?

Keston Hiura or Jonathan Villar (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
32 of 45 experts
29%
Recommended by
13 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 48
Best Rank# 19# 11
Worst Rank# 67# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 49# 55
Best Rank# 42# 37
Worst Rank# 67# 93
   
Projections 
   
Runs3130
Home Runs116
RBI3122
Stolen Bases512
Batting Average.283.265
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 50
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 49
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 38
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 30# 95
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 64
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 77
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 43
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 56
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 48
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 48
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 39# 73
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 51
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 35# 43
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 36# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 53
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 38
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 79
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 66
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 40# 59
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 51
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 38# 58
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 44
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 36# 102
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 39# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 37
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 40# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 33
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 42# 29
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 44# 34
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 49# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 49
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 55# 35
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 67# 53
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats314642
   
Runs51111
   
Hits95175
   
Singles51114
   
Doubles2332
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs1924
   
RBI4973
   
Stolen Bases940
   
Caught Stealing39
   
Walks2561
   
Strikeouts107176
   
Batting Average.303.273
   
On Base Pct.368.338
   
Slugging Pct.570.450
   
On-base Plus Slugging.938.788
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats199204
   
Runs3130
   
Hits5654
   
Singles3236
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs116
   
RBI3122
   
Stolen Bases512
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks1520
   
Strikeouts6160
   
Batting Average.283.265
   
On Base Pct.334.330
   
Slugging Pct.516.416
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.746
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
News 
  Villar has been working out at multiple positions: centerfield, shortstop, and second base.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
  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
  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
  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
  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
Notes 
 Keston Hiura was my favorite player to go after in 2018 first-year player drafts who wasn't named Shohei Ohtani. Yes, more than Luis Robert. I compared him at the time to prime Dustin Pedroia but with more power. Hiura's early returns were better than I had imagined. He's in the perfect ballpark, and he's at the shallowest position outside of catcher to justify this ranking - even with the high strikeout marks. Hiura is going to be a top-three second baseman in fantasy for the next decade."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 In his first year with the big league club, Hiura was every bit as good as advertised, going for 19 homers, 9 steals and a .303 BA in just half a season. We could very well see him among the top three in the position by year's end, but he isn't quite as safe as any of the options above him.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Keston Hiura is one of my most owned players and one of my favorite picks at ADP this season. You are getting what I call the "Sophomore Discount," which is when rookies blow up on to the scene and people are hesitant to fully buy into it. Hiura is a pure hitter, hits the ball ridiculously hard, and will bat in the heart of a solid lineup. Sign me up as he has clear 30/15 upside and room for more.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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