Jonathan Villar

Jonathan Villar

2B,CF - MIL
Height: 6' 1"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 27Bats: BThrows: RCountry: DOM

Next Game

STL @ MIL
Thu, 6/21 8:10pm
Matchup (?) N/A
Rank H #141
Projection (?) 2 pts

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Yahoo
43%
 
ESPN
16%

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Yahoo 2B,CF
ESPN 2B
CBS 2B
Jonathan Villar has two-hit day Sunday

Jonathan Villar went 2-for-5 with a single, a double, and a run scored in the Brewers' 10-9 loss to the Phillies Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Villar also struck out in his other three AB, which goes to show how volatile he can be on a day to day basis. He is still riding a .384 BABIP despite a 31% strikeout rate, -3.9 degree average launch angle, and .218 xBA. It's possible Villar could maintain a .276 AVG, but it's not likely. He should provide a decent amount of steals, though he has only attempted to run 11 times this season after having 80 attempts in 2016 and 31 attempts in 2017. Perhaps the Brewers are shortening his leash since he has a career 69% success rate on steals.

Elliott Baas4 days ago
Jonathan Villar hits solo home run

Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run on Monday against the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact

Villar is quietly having a fine fantasy season in terms of power and speed, as he's on pace for 15 home runs and 22 steals. But his newfound inability to take a walk (just 12 on the season) has limited his on-base percentage to just .322, which in turn has drastically suppressed his runs scored (just 16 on the season). His stolen base upside makes him worth owning, but he has a long way to go to sniff becoming the fantasy stud he once was.

Dan Harris1 week ago
Jonathan Villar homers on Saturday

Jonathan Villar joined in the fun during the Brewers 12-3 win over the Phillies on Saturday with a two-run homer in the sixth inning off lefty reliever Adam Morgan. Villar finished 1-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs.

Fantasy Impact

The home run on Saturday was Villar's fifth of the season and his third in the past two weeks. Villar is quietly having a bounce-back season after a poor 2017 compared to his breakout 2016 campaign. He may never recapture the magic of that 2016 season but with a solid .275 average to go along with five homers and eight steals, he is a viable middle infield option in standard leagues.

Brad Richter2 weeks ago
Jonathan Villar collects two hits Sunday

Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Brewers' 6-1 loss to the White Sox on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Villar was also caught stealing and struck out twice, so as always we must take the good with the bad when it comes to Jonathan Villar. He has a .406 BABIP on the season, the second highest among qualified hitters despite a -2.7 degree average launch angle and a 30% strikeout rate. His .290 AVG is not sustainable given this batted ball profile, but he should be a decent source of steals.

Elliott Baas3 weeks ago
Jonathan has three-hit day in win Saturday

Jonathan Villar went 3-for-4 with three singles, an RBI, and a run scored in the Brewers' 5-0 win over the White Sox Saturday.

Fantasy Impact

It has been two months and Jonathan Villar refuses to fade despite his underlying stats suggesting unsustainable production. The good news is that he's finally cut his strike out rate below 30%. Still, he has a .223 xBA and an average launch angle of -2.9 degrees, meaning he is just weakly pounding the ball into the ground most of the time. He should provide steals, but the .285 batting average cannot last with his batted ball profile.

Elliott Baas3 weeks ago