2B,SS - MIA
Villar has been working out at multiple positions: centerfield, shortstop, and second base.
Miami appears to be planning to utilize Villar all over the field to ensure they put the best lineup forth on each night. They also plan to use him at DH some nights. Wherever he's at in the field, he'll be in the middle of the lineup for an improved Marlins' team.
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.
Villar hit 24 home runs and stole 40 bases last season, and while the power is likely to regress a bit, the Marlins are expected to let him run on the basepaths. With the Marlins playing him in the outfield, he will be eligible at shortstop, second base, and outfield in most formats by the second week of April.
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.
Villar's ADP is way up this year after an excellent 2019 campaign. While his power numbers could come down with a new ballpark and baseballs that may be deadened, the Marlins are expected to let him run often on the basepaths.
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.
Expectations are high for Villar after he batted .274 with 111 runs scored, 24 home runs, 73 RBI, and 40 stolen bases for the Orioles in 2019. He is already eligible at second base and shortstop in most formats and will be adding CF/OF early in the 2020 campaign.
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.
Villar was a breakout fantasy contributor with the Orioles last season, batting .274 with 24 home runs and 40 stolen bases to go with his positional versatility. With the move to the Marlins and what could be more of a deadened baseball in response to last year's superballs, Villar's power could come down a bit. He will be adding outfield eligibility with his move to center field, however, and the rebuildling Marlins will likely give him plenty of opporutnities to use his speed on the basepaths.