Who Should I Draft?

Robinson Cano or Jonathan Villar (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
ECR# 70# 76
Best Rank# 41# 39
Worst Rank# 106# 111
Composite# 104# 87
Best Rank# 88# 76
Worst Rank# 130# 110
Home Runs2116
Stolen Bases137
Batting Average.283.254
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 55# 95
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 76
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 69# 85
Site Projections
# 60# 62
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 41# 108
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 72# 92
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 55# 68
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 66# 80
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 74# 81
Fantasy Team Advice
# 101# 111
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 66# 70
Wayne Bretsky
# 68# 88
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 58# 63
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 82
Mario Mergola
# 48# 77
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 68# 73
Paul Sporer
# 63
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 69# 73
Bill Dubiel
# 69# 73
Bobby Sylvester
# 49# 51
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 85
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 85# 86
Pierre Camus
# 74# 110
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 50# 67
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 90# 93
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 69# 96
Jacob Gibbs
# 68# 84
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 58# 102
Ariel Cohen
# 66# 71
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 74# 109
Andrew Seifter
# 63# 62
Nick Mariano
# 67# 66
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 68# 59
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 68# 55
Beast Dome
# 70# 39
Andrew Gould
# 71# 65
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 69
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 71# 51
Mick Ciallela
# 73# 55
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 68
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 74# 60
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 74# 71
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 39
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 71
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 75# 60
Dan Harris
# 76# 54
Grey Albright
# 76# 61
Justin Mason
# 77# 48
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 75
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 81# 52
Donkey Teeth
# 82# 61
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 82# 53
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 85# 68
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 56
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 103# 69
Rudy Gamble
# 106# 50
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
2018 Stats 
At Bats310466
Home Runs1014
Stolen Bases035
Caught Stealing05
Batting Average.303.260
On Base Pct.374.325
Slugging Pct.471.384
On-base Plus Slugging.845.709
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
2019 Projections 
At Bats538535
Home Runs2116
Stolen Bases137
Caught Stealing110
Batting Average.283.254
On Base Pct.341.318
Slugging Pct.459.394
On-base Plus Slugging.801.712
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Jonathan Villar
Jonathan Villar
 Mets second baseman Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 18th
Jonathan Villar went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 10-5 loss to the Padres.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 27th
 Cano (quadriceps) was activated off the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He is playing second base and batting fifth.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 16th
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
 Cano (quadriceps) will sit for the third straight game Saturday against the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 8th
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
 Robinson Cano (quad) is absent from Friday's lineup versus the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 7th
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
 Updating a previous item, Robinson Cano was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Giants with quad tightness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
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
 Cano isn't nearly the player he once was, but he's proven over the last several seasons that he is still fully capable of hitting 20-25 HRs with a batting average north of .280. He is 36 years old and coming off of a PED suspension, so the risk for a collapse exists, but it's worth noting that he was actually better following the suspension last season. The move from Seattle to the Mets should be fairly neutral in terms of both ballpark and lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
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
 Cano may be old, but he has not shown any signs of slowing down. In last year's shortened season, his production was still exceptional with a 20 HR, 100 RBI, .303 BA pace. Not only that, but he may be the game's most durable player so don't hesitate to add him prior to his ADP just to make sure no one beats you to the punch.
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
 Cano still has plenty left in the reserve. In a season sliced in half because of an 80-game PED suspension, the veteran second baseman batted .303/.374/.471 with 10 homers. While the elite power has dissipated, with 2016's 39 homers now looking like a clear outlier among recent returns, he has settled into a stable source of 20 long balls with a high average. Having earned his highest hard-hit rate and exit velocity over the last four seasons, Cano corralled the sixth-highest xBA (.305) of all MLB hitters with 250 plate appearances. He's a steady contributor going at a bargain because of old age.
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