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Jonathan Villar

22-Year-Old Shortstop – Houston Astros

2014 Stats

AVG

.194

HR

3

RBI

6

R

8

SB

4

2014 RotoWire Projections

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R

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 205   DOB: 5/2/1991   BORN: La Vega, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

April 19, 2014  –  Jonathan Villar News

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Villar went 2-for-3 with a double, a solo home run, a steal and two runs scored Saturday against the Athletics.

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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 MAJ HOU 22 74 67 8 13 7 4 0 3 6 4 1 5 22 1 0 1 .194 .260 .388 .648
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jonathan Villar
3-Year Averages MAJ   58 241 210 26 51 12 9 2 1 8 18 8 24 71 7 0 0 .243 .321 .319 .640

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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. 23 @Sea 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .260 .388 .648
Apr. 22 @Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .257 .375 .632
Apr. 21 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .258 .383 .641
Apr. 20 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .274 .411 .685
Apr. 19 @Oak 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .212 .293 .442 .735
Apr. 18 @Oak 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .273 .347 .620
Apr. 17 KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .156 .255 .333 .588
Apr. 16 KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .163 .250 .349 .599
Apr. 15 KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .163 .250 .349 .599
Apr. 13 @Tex 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .171 .244 .366 .610
Apr. 12 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .238 .385 .623
Apr. 11 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .263 .429 .692
Apr. 10 @Tor 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .294 .484 .778
Apr. 9 @Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .407 .707
Apr. 8 @Tor 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .458 .791
Apr. 7 LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .348 .524 .872
Apr. 6 LAA 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .294 .368 .588 .956
Apr. 5 LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .333 .429 .762
Apr. 4 LAA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .364 .500 .864
Apr. 3 NYY 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .333 .633
Apr. 2 NYY 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
Apr. 1 NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Last 7 Days 24 3 6 2 0 1 1 1 8 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .280 .458 .738
Last 14 Days 43 4 7 2 0 2 4 3 15 1 1 0 0 1 .163 .217 .349 .566
Last 30 Days 67 8 13 4 0 3 6 5 22 4 1 1 0 1 .194 .260 .388 .648

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Jonathan Villar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 21 1
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
20135610116.250.339.673

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013154160712.240.312.627

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20138210038.317.439.837

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
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 MAJ HOU 74 67 6.8% 29.7% 0.23 67% .238 .194
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jonathan Villar
3-Year Averages MAJ   241 210 10% 29.5% 0.34 66% .362 .076

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▲ Games By Position

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2014 Stat Review for Jonathan Villar    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.194 AVG
TERRIBLE
67% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.238 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.388 SLG
WEAK
.194 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.23 BB/K
TERRIBLE
6.8% BB Rate
WEAK
29.7% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.648 OPS
TERRIBLE
.260 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Best Matchups for Jonathan Villar (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Joe Saunders TEX 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Matt Shoemaker ANA 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Nick Maronde ANA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Grant Balfour TB 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.333 2.333
John Lackey BOS 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 1.000 2.000
Brandon Workman BOS 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Ryan Brasier ANA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Joba Chamberlain DET 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Brian Duensing MIN 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Casey Janssen TOR 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Worst Matchups for Jonathan Villar (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chance Ruffin SEA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brett Marshall CIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
T.J. McFarland BAL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Dustin McGowan TOR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alfredo Simon CIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Smith ANA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Shawn Tolleson TEX 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Neil Wagner TOR 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Chien-Ming Wang CIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Villar is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Royals.

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Villar went deep for his second home run of the season Thursday against the Blue Jays.

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Villar went 1-for-3 with a home run, two runs, two RBI and a steal Sunday against the Angels.

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Villar is back in the starting lineup Saturday, leading off and playing shortstop against the Angels.

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Villar is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Angels.

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Villar is hitting .286 this spring, adding a home run and two RBI.

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Villar will likely be the 2014 Opening Day starter at shortstop for the Astros, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.

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Villar had a miserable day on the bases Sunday against the Indians as he was caught stealing in the first inning and picked off first base later in the fifth.

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Villar went 2-for-5 with an RBI, a run scored and his 17th stolen base of the season Wednesday night against the Mariners.

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Villar went 1-for-4 with two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in Monday's 6-4 win over Seattle.

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Villar went 3-for-5 with a double, one RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base against the A's on Friday.

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Villar was benched in the third inning during Tuesday's loss to Minnesota after a base running error.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.