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Jonathan Villar

26-Year-Old Shortstop – Milwaukee Brewers

2017 Stats

AVG

.241

HR

11

RBI

40

R

49

SB

23

2018 RotoWire 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 first several rounds of last year’s drafts. However, his fantasy stock instead t...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 214   DOB: 5/2/1991   BORN: La Vega, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By PHI In 2008  

October 19, 2017  –  Jonathan Villar News

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Villar is reportedly feeling fine Thursday after suffering a minor finger injury earlier this week, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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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
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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)     476 1,773 1,581 216 404 134 85 9 40 149 127 40 162 486 19 7 4 .256 .325 .397 .722

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Jonathan Villar Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 @StL 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .293 .372 .665
Sep. 30 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 29 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 28 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 27 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .293 .373 .666
Sep. 26 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 24 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .294 .374 .668
Sep. 23 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 22 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .294 .375 .669
Sep. 21 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .295 .376 .671
Sep. 20 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .296 .377 .673
Sep. 19 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .296 .378 .674
Sep. 18 @Pit 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .297 .379 .676
Sep. 17 @Mia 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .296 .375 .671
Sep. 16 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 15 @Mia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .292 .371 .663
Sep. 13 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 12 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 11 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .292 .371 .663
Sep. 10 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 9 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 8 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Cin 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .293 .372 .665
Sep. 4 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .292 .371 .663
Sep. 3 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .292 .372 .664
Sep. 2 Was 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .295 .376 .671
Sep. 1 Was 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .295 .377 .672
Aug. 31 Was 5 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .292 .372 .664
Aug. 30 StL 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .233 .288 .360 .648
Last 7 Games 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .334
Last 14 Games 12 3 3 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .308 .417 .725
Last 30 Games 38 6 13 3 0 2 5 1 10 0 1 0 0 2 .342 .359 .579 .938

Jonathan Villar: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
201711711273.214.333.607
20161653482716.309.545.930
2015615171.279.443.761

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172863893320.252.388.689
201642458113646.276.422.786
20155513146.291.382.742

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172253172613.262.413.730
20162934562129.273.423.784
2015576052.298.421.770

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171781841410.213.320.582
201629647134233.297.490.868
20155912265.271.407.735
Jonathan Villar vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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
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3-Year Averages     412 369 9.5% 26.9% 0.35 70% .356 .144
Career     1,773 1,581 9.1% 27.4% 0.33 69% .343 .141

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Jonathan Villar Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 2B 6.3 1 0 1 0 0 5 1 2 0 1 0 0
2015 3B 82.3 0 10 -1 1 -1 37 -1 23 -2 -1 1 -1
2015 SS 166.3 -2 38 -3 1 0 94 0 24 0 -2 1 -2
2015 LF 21.7 -1 4 0 -1 12 0 9 0
2015 CF 4 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0
2016 2B 69 -1 9 -1 0 0 17 0 1 0 -1 1 -1
2016 3B 346.7 -4 47 -4 0 -4 182 -1 15 0 -1 2 -5
2016 SS 915.7 8 188 4 4 0 506 1 52 0 1 -4 7
2017 2B 768.7 3 113 1 2 0 449 3 67 -1 -1 0 3
2017 CF 39 -5 5 -3 -5 26 0 3 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 SS 0 1 1 -1 0 1
2015 LF 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 3B 0 0 -1 -3 0 -4
2016 SS 0 -1 0 6 0 5
2017 2B 0 1 -2 2 0 1
2017 CF -1 -1 -1 0 0 1 0 -3 0 -2

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2017 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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0.23 BB/K
POOR
6.9% BB Rate
WEAK
30.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.665 OPS
TERRIBLE
.293 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.241 AVG
POOR
.330 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.372 SLG
TERRIBLE
.131 ISO
POOR

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Jonathan Villar

Overall Ratings

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

Villar has been dealing with an apparent injury, as his left ring finger was in a splint Wednesday, The Brewer Nation blog reports.

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Villar is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Pirates.

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Villar is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.

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Villar is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Reds.

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Villar will start in center field and lead off Sunday against the Nationals.

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Villar went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, three RBI and two runs scored during Wednesday's win over St. Louis.

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Villar is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Pirates.

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Villar is leading off and making his first big-league start in center field Tuesday against the Pirates.

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Villar will start at second base and lead off Sunday against the Reds.

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Villar is starting at second base and leading off Friday against the Reds.

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Villar was not in the Brewers' lineup Monday for the seventh straight game.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.