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Jonathan Villar

27-Year-Old Second Baseman – Milwaukee Brewers

2018 Stats

AVG

.281

HR

2

RBI

12

R

9

SB

8

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Big things were expected from Villar after he hit 19 home runs and stole 62 bases in 2016, and he routinely went in the early rounds of last year's drafts. However, his fantasy stock instead took a no...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 196   DOB: 5/2/1991   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jonathan Villar Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $512,900 contract with the Brewers in February of 2016.

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Jonathan Villar Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 18 R GCL 31 110 94 14 26 8 7 1 0 14 11 2 13 24 1 2 0 .277 .364 .372 .736
2009 18 A WIL 11 44 39 6 9 2 1 1 0 5 6 0 4 14 1 0 0 .231 .302 .308 .610
2010 19 A LAK 100 420 371 61 101 24 18 4 2 36 38 13 26 103 13 2 8 .272 .332 .358 .690
2010 19 A+ LAN 32 143 129 18 29 11 6 2 3 19 7 2 12 50 0 1 1 .225 .294 .372 .666
2011 20 A+ LAN 47 207 174 26 45 15 7 4 4 26 20 6 25 56 3 3 2 .259 .353 .414 .767
2011 20 AA COR 83 367 324 52 75 28 16 2 10 26 14 6 29 100 8 2 4 .231 .301 .386 .687
2012 21 AA COR 86 377 326 54 85 20 7 2 11 50 39 8 35 87 8 4 4 .261 .336 .396 .732
2013 22 AAA OKL 91 386 339 47 94 32 16 8 8 41 31 7 32 93 11 2 2 .277 .341 .442 .783
2013 22 MAJ HOU 58 241 210 26 51 12 9 2 1 8 18 8 24 71 7 0 0 .243 .321 .319 .640
2014 23 AAA OKL 51 225 190 34 49 8 2 3 3 27 24 6 31 61 2 1 1 .258 .363 .347 .710
2014 23 MAJ HOU 87 289 263 31 55 22 13 2 7 27 17 4 19 80 4 1 2 .209 .267 .354 .621
2015 24 R SUR 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2015 24 AAA FRE 70 313 280 59 76 23 13 5 5 32 35 9 27 77 3 0 3 .271 .342 .407 .749
2015 24 MAJ HOU 53 128 116 18 33 10 7 1 2 11 7 2 10 29 1 1 0 .284 .339 .414 .753
2016 25 MAJ MIL 156 679 589 92 168 60 38 3 19 63 62 18 79 174 5 4 2 .285 .369 .457 .826
2017 26 A WIS 4 15 13 2 8 2 1 1 0 6 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 .615 .600 .846 1.446
2017 26 MAJ MIL 122 436 403 49 97 30 18 1 11 40 23 8 30 132 2 1 0 .241 .293 .372 .665
2018 27 MAJ MIL 43 145 135 9 38 6 3 1 2 12 8 1 8 46 0 1 1 .281 .324 .363 .687
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3-Year Averages     110 412 369 53 99 32 21 1 10 38 30 9 39 111 2 2 0 .268 .337 .412 .749
Career  (View All)     519 1,918 1,716 225 442 140 88 10 42 161 135 41 170 532 19 8 5 .258 .325 .394 .719

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Jonathan Villar Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 22 Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .324 .363 .687
May. 21 Ari 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .288 .331 .371 .702
May. 20 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .331 .372 .703
May. 19 @Min 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .341 .384 .725
May. 18 @Min 4 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .295 .336 .385 .721
May. 16 @Ari 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .325 .364 .689
May. 15 @Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .320 .351 .671
May. 14 @Ari 4 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .282 .331 .364 .695
May. 13 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .264 .316 .321 .637
May. 12 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .312 .324 .636
May. 11 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .308 .327 .635
May. 10 @Col Did not play.
May. 9 Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .311 .330 .641
May. 8 Cle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .311 .330 .641
May. 6 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .317 .337 .654
May. 5 Pit Did not play.
May. 4 Pit 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .313 .340 .653
May. 2 @Cin 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .269 .306 .333 .639
May. 1 @Cin 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .312 .341 .653
Apr. 30 @Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .271 .311 .318 .629
Apr. 29 @ChC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .302 .317 .619
Apr. 28 @ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .301 .325 .626
Apr. 27 @ChC Did not play.
Apr. 26 @ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .313 .338 .651
Apr. 25 @KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .325 .351 .676
Apr. 24 @KC 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .329 .357 .686
Apr. 22 Mia Did not play.
Apr. 21 Mia 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .273 .304 .333 .637
Apr. 20 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .303 .333 .636
Apr. 19 Mia Did not play.
Last 7 Games 25 3 7 2 0 0 2 1 10 1 0 0 1 1 .280 .296 .360 .656
Last 14 Games 40 6 12 2 0 1 3 2 15 2 0 1 1 1 .300 .341 .425 .766
Last 30 Games 76 7 21 2 1 1 5 6 27 4 1 1 1 1 .276 .333 .368 .701

Jonathan Villar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 38
2017 98 6 6 1
2016 11 42 108
2015 3 12 22 7 5 2 4
2014 82 4
2013 58

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Jonathan Villar Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018293032.207.276.557
201711711273.214.333.607
20161653482716.309.545.930

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20181066296.302.387.723
20172863893320.252.388.689
201642458113646.276.422.786

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018520023.288.308.623
20172253172613.262.413.730
20162934562129.273.423.784

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20188392105.277.398.727
20171781841410.213.320.582
201629647134233.297.490.868
Jonathan Villar vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Zack Godley AZ 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500

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Jonathan Villar Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 18 R GCL 110 94 11.8% 21.8% 0.54 74% .361 .095
2009 18 A WIL 44 39 9.1% 31.8% 0.29 64% .360 .077
2010 19 A LAK 420 371 6.2% 24.5% 0.25 72% .369 .086
2010 19 A+ LAN 143 129 8.4% 35% 0.24 61% .338 .147
2011 20 A+ LAN 207 174 12.1% 27.1% 0.45 68% .350 .155
2011 20 AA COR 367 324 7.9% 27.2% 0.29 69% .301 .155
2012 21 AA COR 377 326 9.3% 23.1% 0.40 73% .319 .135
2013 22 AAA OKL 386 339 8.3% 24.1% 0.34 73% .358 .165
2013 22 MAJ HOU 241 210 10% 29.5% 0.34 66% .362 .076
2014 23 AAA OKL 225 190 13.8% 27.1% 0.51 68% .362 .089
2014 23 MAJ HOU 289 263 6.6% 27.7% 0.24 70% .271 .145
2015 24 R SUR 4 4 0% 50% 0.00 50% .000 .000
2015 24 AAA FRE 313 280 8.6% 24.6% 0.35 73% .359 .136
2015 24 MAJ HOU 128 116 7.8% 22.7% 0.34 75% .360 .130
2016 25 MAJ MIL 679 589 11.6% 25.6% 0.45 70% .373 .172
2017 26 A WIS 15 13 6.7% 20% 0.33 77% .727 .231
2017 26 MAJ MIL 436 403 6.9% 30.3% 0.23 67% .330 .131
2018 27 MAJ MIL 145 135 5.5% 31.7% 0.17 66% .409 .082
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3-Year Averages     412 369 9.5% 26.9% 0.35 70% .356 .144
Career     1,918 1,716 8.9% 27.7% 0.32 69% .348 .136

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Jonathan Villar Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
2B 2015 6.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 69 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 768.7 1 15 2 0 -2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2018 187.7 -1 23 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2015 82.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 346.7 -4 - -3 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
SS 2015 166.3 1 - -1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 915.7 5 12 6 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2015 21.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2015 4 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 39 -2 - -3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Jonathan Villar    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.17 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.5% BB Rate
POOR
31.7% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.687 OPS
POOR
.324 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.281 AVG
GOOD
.409 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.363 SLG
TERRIBLE
.082 ISO
TERRIBLE

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Jonathan Villar: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Villar went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a stolen base and three runs in the Brewers' 7-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Monday.

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Villar is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rockies, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

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Villar is out of the lineup against Colorado on Friday.

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Villar is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rockies, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

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Villar is out of the lineup again for the fourth straight game Tuesday against Cleveland.

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Villar is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.

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Villar is not in the lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

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Villar is out of the lineup against the Pirates on Friday.

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Villar is not starting Friday against the Cubs.

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Villar is not in the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

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Villar is not in the lineup against Miami on Thursday.

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Villar went 2-for-4 and stole a base in Wednesday's victory over the Reds.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Villar broke out in 2016, as he not only led the major leagues in stolen bases with 62 (and caught stealing, with 18), but also posted a career best .826 OPS with 19 home runs while playing solid defense across the infield at shortstop, third base and second base. The Brewers acquired Travis Shaw over the offseason, and his presence combined with the callup of top prospect shortstop Orlando Arcia will lock Villar into the starting second baseman role for 2017. The Brewers ran wild in 2016, and there's little reason to believe Craig Counsell's philosophy will change drastically in one year, so expect another big stolen-base total from Villar. The biggest questions, however, pertain to the sustainability of his power production, and the significant improvement in his walk rate, which jumped to a career-best 11.6 percent last season. Most likely, he'll give some home runs back in 2017 after his HR/FB rate nearly doubled from 10.0 percent in 2015 to 19.6 percent last season.

2016

Villar secured an Opening Day roster spot with the Astros after hitting .288 and displaying increased versatility on defense last spring, but he only made 53 appearances for the club and was limited to spot-start and pinch-running duties. Quite simply, the door never opened for regular playing time, as Luis Valbuena, Jed Lowrie and Marwin Gonzalez saw most of the at-bats behind stars Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa. The 24-year-old did not allow that to slow him down, however, as he swiped 35 bases in 70 games with Triple-A Fresno. A November trade to Milwaukee cleared Villar's path considerably, he will likely serve primarily in a utility role so long as Jean Segura is in town.

2015

Villar disappointed fantasy owners who drafted him for his 40-plus stolen base potential last season, as the Dominican native struggled offensively and swiped only 17 bags in 87 games with the Astros. By comparison, the 23-year-old shortstop had 18 steals in 54 games the year prior. He did hit seven home runs, but Houston eventually decided his .209/.267/.354 slash line and 18 errors at shortstop wasn't cutting it and turned to Marwin Gonzalez and Gregorio Petit to man the position. With uber-prospect Carlos Correa at least a year away from reaching the big leagues, Villar should get an opportunity to redeem himself this season, but he'll need to improve his fielding skills (.949), contact rate (70%) and cut down on his strikeouts (27.7%) in order for that happen.

2014

Once the Astros realized that Ronny Cedeno wasn't cutting it as their starting shortstop, Villar was given an opportunity to show what he could do at the big league level. After displaying elite speed in the minors, the 22-year-old Dominican Republic native was extremely aggressive on the basepaths for Houston, swiping 18 bags in 54 games. He made some baserunning gaffes along the way (he was caught stealing eight times) and he didn't hit the ball particularly well (.243 batting average, 29.5 percent strikeout rate), but the switch-hitter showed good plate discipline (10 percent walk rate) while hitting from the leadoff and ninth spots in the batting order. With top prospect Carlos Correa still a few years away, Villar will be given an extended look in Houston this season. He should be a relatively cheap source of steals in 2014 drafts since he does not offer much outside of that category.

2013

Villar was putting together a passable season at Double-A as a 21-year-old before deciding to punch a door in July, which caused him to miss most of the rest of the year. While some days Villar flashes his potential and gives you a glimpse of a future big league star, most days he looks pretty average. Villar improved his plate discipline somewhat from 2011, increasing the walks while decreasing the strikeouts, but he will have to do a lot more growing as he reaches the upper minors. Villar was probably the closest middle-infield prospect to the big leagues in the Houston system, but after missing so much time in 2012, a September callup is probably optimistic.

2012

Villar continued to fail to live up to expectations again in 2011, hitting .241/.320/.396 with 34 stolen bases in 130 minor league games. If he learned some plate discipline, Villar could become someone that owners could count on to do a little bit of everything. Without that growth, his long-term future is probably best suited to role-player status. He's still just 20, and should start the year back in Double-A.

2011

Villar came over to the Astros in the midseason deal that sent Roy Oswalt to Philadelphia. Villar is fast and athletic, but still very raw as a hitter. He will need plenty of time to develop, and bear in mind the Astros do not have a good track record with similar prospects. The steals alone will keep him on the fantasy radar, but he may never nail down a major league job if he can't rack up enough hits and draw more walks.