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Jonathan Villar

23-Year-Old Shortstop – Houston Astros

2015 Stats

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.077

HR

0

RBI

0

R

1

SB

1

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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....

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 214   DOB: 5/2/1991   BORN: La Vega, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

April 22, 2015  –  Jonathan Villar News

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Villar was optioned to Triple-A Fresno late Wednesday night.

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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+ LAN 32 143 129 18 29 11 6 2 3 19 7 2 12 50 0 1 1 .225 .294 .372 .666
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
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 MAJ HOU 7 15 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 .077 .200 .077 .277
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3-Year Averages     72 263 236 28 53 17 11 2 4 17 17 6 21 75 5 0 1 .225 .291 .339 .630

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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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
Apr. 24 @Oak Did not play.
Apr. 22 @Sea Did not play.
Apr. 21 @Sea Did not play.
Apr. 20 @Sea 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .200 .077 .277
Apr. 19 LAA Did not play.
Apr. 18 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .200 .077 .277
Apr. 17 LAA 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .250 .100 .350
Apr. 15 Oak Did not play.
Apr. 14 Oak Did not play.
Apr. 13 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .200 .000 .200
Apr. 12 @Tex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167
Apr. 11 @Tex Did not play.
Apr. 10 @Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167
Apr. 9 Cle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 8 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 6 Cle Did not play.
Last 7 Days 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Last 14 Days 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 2 .077 .200 .077 .277
Last 30 Days 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 2 .077 .200 .077 .277

Jonathan Villar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 2 1 2 2 1
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
201570000.000.000.125
20148712166.230.368.644
20135610116.250.339.673

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201561001.167.167.452
20141761962111.199.347.608
2013154160712.240.312.627

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015100000.100.100.282
20141211431510.256.413.747
20138210038.317.439.837

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201531001.000.000.250
2014142174127.169.303.509
2013128161510.195.242.512
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% .371 .095
2009 18 A WIL 44 39 9.1% 31.8% 0.29 64% .360 .077
2010 19 A+ LAN 143 129 8.4% 35% 0.24 61% .342 .147
2010 19 A LAK 420 371 6.2% 24.5% 0.25 72% .372 .086
2011 20 A+ LAN 207 174 12.1% 27.1% 0.45 68% .360 .155
2011 20 AA COR 367 324 7.9% 27.2% 0.29 69% .304 .155
2012 21 AA COR 377 326 9.3% 23.1% 0.40 73% .325 .135
2013 22 AAA OKL 386 339 8.3% 24.1% 0.34 73% .361 .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% .365 .089
2014 23 MAJ HOU 289 263 6.6% 27.7% 0.24 70% .273 .145
2015 24 MAJ HOU 15 13 13.3% 20% 0.67 77% .100 .000
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3-Year Averages     263 236 8% 28.5% 0.28 68% .312 .114

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2015 Stat Review for Jonathan Villar    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.077 AVG
TERRIBLE
77% Contact Rate
WEAK
.100 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.077 SLG
TERRIBLE
.000 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.67 BB/K
GREAT
13.3% BB Rate
ELITE
20.0% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.277 OPS
TERRIBLE
.200 OBP
TERRIBLE

Houston Astros Roster

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

Villar will start at shortstop and bat seventh Monday against Oakland, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Villar will start at third base and bat sixth Friday against the Rangers.

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Villar played center field during Thursday's loss to the Indians.

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Villar has secured an Opening Day roster spot with the Astros, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Friday that Villar (ankle) is fine to play in games, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

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Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Villar (ankle) "has probably had the best spring of anybody on our club," Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Villar (ankle) was held out of workouts Thursday, but he said he's improved, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Villar was removed from Wednesday's spring training game for precautionary reasons due to a right ankle sprain, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Villar (knee) returned to the field Sunday after being hit by a pitch Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.