Jonathan Villar New York Mets

Age: 30 (May 02, 1991) | 6' 1" | 215lbs. | Bats: Both 2B-25 SS-21 OF-2 CF-2 DH-6 PH-13 PR-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
MIL A 2017 4 13 2 8 1 3 1 1 0 6 0 1 .615 .600 .846 7 20 .727 n/a
MIL NL 2017 122 403 49 97 30 132 18 1 11 40 23 8 .241 .293 .372 7 31 .330 57/21/22 16 14
MIL AAA 2018 3 10 4 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 .600 .636 .900 9 9 .625 n/a
MIL NL 2018 87 257 26 67 19 80 10 1 6 22 14 2 .261 .315 .377 7 29 .355 63/21/16 12 11
BAL AL 2018 54 209 28 54 22 58 4 0 8 24 21 3 .258 .336 .392 9 25 .319 48/18/34 16 13
BAL AL 2019 162 642 111 176 61 176 33 5 24 73 40 9 .274 .339 .453 9 25 .341 49/20/31 39 35
TOR AL 2020 22 69 3 13 9 22 1 0 0 6 7 0 .188 .278 .203 11 28 .271 62/21/17 8 6
MIA NL 2020 30 116 10 30 10 32 4 0 2 9 9 5 .259 .315 .345 8 25 .337 59/18/24 18 15
NYM NL 2021 129 416 60 106 43 115 16 2 18 40 13 7 .255 .329 .433 9 25 .311 48/21/31 16 15
Career 9yrs 960 3290 454 850 326 969 153 17 98 323 231 66 .258 .327 .405 9 27 .336 n/a
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We finished second in HR with 339. Six teams had 300 or more. Another missed by two.

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 17 '17

Four DNPs for K/P in the XFL mixie (I had the bright idea of replacing Story with Villar this week). And so it was left to ten hitters to hit six home runs.

We now have 301 on the season. Tied for third.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 11 '17

Going to be pretty hard to approach his bids if he keeps striking out 40% of the time.

Did pitchers get a new book on him over the offseason? 

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Apr 22 '17

2016 rank, NL shortstops, $4x4 and $5x5: 1.

That part's easy. In either format, he finished well ahead of Corey Seager He finished comfortably ahead of Jean Segura (who qualified at short).

More baffling, perhaps, is why he earned so much more in 4x4. I mean, he was a decent run-scorer. What's the problem?

The problem is math. Every time you add a category, the field levels.

It levels in a way that is readily understood when the category is a quantity. Like runs.

If runs count, the little guys who score runs (but don't do much else) because they play a lot become more valuable.

Because hitters overall don't become more valuable (they actually become less in 5x5, but that's another story), the top hitters become less valuable.

If Adeiny Hechaverria's going to earn $3.96 in 5x5, instead of $1.67 in 4x4, somebody has to pay for it. One of the somebodies is Villar.

But even if the added category was a qualitative metric -- ISO or wOBA or TAv, anything -- Villar would earn less in 5x5 than he does in 4x4, because each category is worth less.

Not worthless -- though those who were no fans of my Notes for Masochists in the books would describe this post as that -- worth less.

Take home runs, for example.

In the Dyson thread, I give these values for each home run in 5x5:

AL: .197

NL: .218

I round them off to the nearest penny, but these are the eaxct values.

They are different because, it should go without saying, each homer is worth more in the homer-deprived NL.

Here's what each homer is worth in 4x4.

AL: .314

NL: .344

That's how much more a homer is worth in the NL when only four categories count.

Looked at the other way -- through the prism of 5x5 -- that's how much less each category is worth when five categories count.

Villar's stolen bases last year in 4x4 were worth $27.99.

In 5x5 they were worth $19.17.

Shocking but mathematically true.

Enjoy the football games this afternoon!

I'll continue to kick the tires.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 7 '17