Who Should I Draft?

Rougned Odor or Jonathan Villar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Rougned Odor
2B,DH - TEX
Rougned Odor
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 69
Best Rank# 39# 40
Worst Rank# 111# 123
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 133
Best Rank# 76# 108
Worst Rank# 110# 148
   
Projections 
   
Runs7083
Home Runs1627
RBI5580
Stolen Bases3714
Batting Average.254.250
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 73
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 67
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 60# 84
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 85# 115
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 74
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 76
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 62# 123
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 61# 69
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 62
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 39# 69
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 80# 87
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 81# 94
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 53# 106
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 75
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 65# 75
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 50# 52
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 59# 63
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 52# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 70
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 80
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 73# 79
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 66# 70
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 48# 65
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 61# 81
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 70
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 77
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 55# 76
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 74
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 40
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 51# 42
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 44
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 92# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 111# 47
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 68# 49
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 49
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 68# 54
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 108# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 56
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 93# 57
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 95# 58
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 86# 63
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 71# 65
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 82# 66
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 71# 67
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 96# 68
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 73# 69
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 77# 69
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 88# 70
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 72
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 84# 73
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 76
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 109# 79
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 102# 86
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 110# 97
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Rougned Odor
2B,DH - TEX
Rougned Odor
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats466474
   
Runs5476
   
Hits121120
   
Singles9277
   
Doubles1423
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1418
   
RBI4663
   
Stolen Bases3512
   
Caught Stealing512
   
Walks4143
   
Strikeouts138127
   
Batting Average.260.253
   
On Base Pct.325.327
   
Slugging Pct.384.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.709.751
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Rougned Odor
2B,DH - TEX
Rougned Odor
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535567
   
Runs7083
   
Hits136142
   
Singles9785
   
Doubles2328
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs1627
   
RBI5580
   
Stolen Bases3714
   
Caught Stealing109
   
Walks4942
   
Strikeouts158139
   
Batting Average.254.250
   
On Base Pct.318.302
   
Slugging Pct.394.451
   
On-base Plus Slugging.712.753
   
  Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - BAL
Jonathan Villar
Rougned Odor
2B,DH - TEX
Rougned Odor
News 
 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
Rougned Odor went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Friday against the White Sox.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 22nd
 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
Rougned Odor went 1-for-4 with a home run on Tuesday against Cleveland.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 19th
 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
Rougned Odor went 1-for-2 with three walks, a home run, four RBI, and one run scored.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Rougned Odor went 1-for-4 with a walk, double, one RBI, and one run scored against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Rougned Odor went 1-for-6 with two walks, a single, and one run scored on Saturday against Oakland.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 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
After back-to-back 30 HR campaigns, Odor managed to hit just 18 in 129 games last year, but there is little in his batted ball profile to suggest the power drop-off will be permanent. Of greater concern is the fact that Odor's strikeout rate has increased significantly over the last two seasons, and his stolen base success rate plummeted last season. Odor is certainly capable of producing a .250-30-15 season, but that outcome feels a little closer to his ceiling than his floor at this point. Still, unless he gets the red light on the base paths, Odor is a solid bet to again finish among the top-12 second basemen in standard 5x5 leagues.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Despite fewer games over the last three years, Odor has 10 more homers than Javier Baez and is neck and neck with him in steals, runs and RBIs. There is a considerable difference in BA, but in terms of batted ball data, Baez was hardly above Odor in xBA last season so you may be getting a tremendous value in the 9th or 10th round of drafts this season.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Odor settled for 18 homers in 129 games after offering 33 and 30 long balls in the last two seasons, respectively. Yet he made demonstrative improvements as an actual player, upping his wOBA from .272 to .325 and fWAR from -1.2 to 2.5. A more selective approach led to a career-high 8.0% walk rate and a respectable .253 batting average. He should at least rebound closer to 25 homers, but there's some concern that Texas throws up a red (or at least yellow) light after getting caught in half of his 24 steals attempts. He's still only 25, so it's worth the gamble beyond the top-100 picks if searching for a power-speed punch.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros