2B,SS - NYM
Jonathan Villar went 3-5 with one single, one double, one triple, one run scored, and one strikeout.
Villar was great at his first start of the season. He was filling in for Jeff McNeil, who had a routine day off. The Mets have many moving pieces on offense, one of whom is Villar, so he's going to need to build on Wednesday's performance to earn consistent at-bats.
Jonathan Villar is dealing with a minor groin injury.
Mets manager Luis Rojas said INF Jonathan Villar is nursing a minor groin injury. Villar’s goin issue isn’t believed to be serious and he could return before Spring Training ends. Villar is expected to serve in a utility role for the Mets and is currently 151st among all hitters in the latest expert consensus draft rankings.
Jon Heyman of the MLB Network is reporting that INF Jonathan Villar and the Mets have agreed to a contract worth $3.55 million.
Villar agrees to a deal with the Mets and is expected fill a super utility role. He has excellent speed and can fill in at second base, third base and shortstop. Villar won’t have an everyday role with the Mets, but his ability to rack up stolen bases makes him an intriguing late-round target in rotisserie leagues. The 29-year-old slashed .232/.301/.292 with two home runs, 15 RBI, 13 runs scored and 16 stolen bases for the Marlins in 2020.
MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports the Cincinnati Reds are in discussions with free agent INF Jonathan Villar.
Heyman initially reported the deal was done but later backtracked. This would be a good landing spot for Villar as he would likely play close to every day, which is necessary to get the most stolen base upside for fantasy purposes. The 29-year-old had a down season in 2020 but he'll be firmly on the roto league radar should a deal with the Reds come to fruition.
Jonathan Villar will become a free agent this offseason and now be represented by Wasserman.
Villar changed his representation in hopes of striking a better contract during the off-season. He was traded from the Marlins to the Blue Jays before the deadline, but struggled most of 2020. The 29-year-old should see a decent amount interest from teams due to his speed and versatility. Villar slashed .232/.301/.292 with two home runs, 15 RBI, 13 runs scored and 16 stolen bases across 207 plate appearances in 2020.