Who Should I Draft?

Robinson Cano or Jonathan Villar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 70# 76
Best Rank# 41# 39
Worst Rank# 106# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 104# 87
Best Rank# 88# 76
Worst Rank# 130# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs7470
Home Runs2116
RBI8255
Stolen Bases137
Batting Average.283.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 55# 95
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 76
   
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The Athletic
# 69# 85
   
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# 60# 62
   
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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
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 101# 111
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 66# 70
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 68# 88
   
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The Athletic
# 58# 63
   
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Sporfolio
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# 63
   
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
# 49# 51
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 85
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 85# 86
   
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RotoBaller
# 74# 110
   
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Freeze Stats
# 50# 67
   
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Razzball
# 90# 93
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 69# 96
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 76
   
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SportsLine
# 68# 84
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 68# 79
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 67# 72
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 61# 86
   
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Fake Teams
# 58# 102
   
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FanGraphs
# 66# 71
   
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Pitcher List
# 74# 109
   
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FantasyPros
# 63# 62
   
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RotoBaller
# 67# 66
   
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The Athletic
# 68# 59
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 68# 55
   
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Beast Dome
# 70# 39
   
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FantasyPros
# 71# 65
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 69
   
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USA Today
# 71# 51
   
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Fantrax
# 73# 55
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 68
   
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Fake Teams
# 74# 60
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 74# 71
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 39
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 71
   
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DailyOverlay
# 75# 60
   
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FantasyPros
# 76# 54
   
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Razzball
# 76# 61
   
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FanGraphs
# 77# 48
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 78# 75
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 81# 52
   
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Razzball
# 82# 61
   
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The Athletic
# 82# 53
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 85# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 56
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 103# 69
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 106# 50
   
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats310466
   
Runs4454
   
Hits94121
   
Singles6292
   
Doubles2214
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1014
   
RBI5046
   
Stolen Bases035
   
Caught Stealing05
   
Walks3241
   
Strikeouts47138
   
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
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats538535
   
Runs7470
   
Hits152136
   
Singles9997
   
Doubles3023
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2116
   
RBI8255
   
Stolen Bases137
   
Caught Stealing110
   
Walks4849
   
Strikeouts80158
   
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
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
News 
 Mets second baseman Robinson Cano went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs and a steal in Saturday's win over Boston by a 9-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 29th
 Robinson Cano (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
Jonathan Villar went 2-for-5 with a stolen base in a 3-2 victory against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 26th
 Robinson Cano (hamstring) took early batting practice Wednesday and will do some running Thursday if he feels good.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 21st
Jonathan Villar went 3-for-8 with a solo homer, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in the Orioles’ loss to the Blue Jays in extra innings on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 24th
 Robinson Cano is dealing with a torn left hamstring.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 5th
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
 Robinson Cano (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 5th
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
Notes 
 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