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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Would be nice if he ran more ... even with a .308 OBP you'd think there would at least be double digit SBs by now.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jul 20
Filing in for Lindor
July 18, 2021
Villar will start at shortstop and bat seventh Sunday against the Pirates, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
ANALYSIS
Villar appeared to be moving out of an everyday role after J.D. Davis (hand) was activated from the 60-day injured list Friday, but the 30-year-old should avoid a move to the bench for at least a few more weeks due to Francisco Lindor's (oblique) recent shutdown. Luis Guillorme picked up a spot start at shortstop Saturday, but Villar could end up getting most of the work at the position if the Mets prefer to keep the better bat in the lineup.
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 18
J.D. MartinezJonathan VillarCurt CasaliTriston McKenzieCharlie Morton

Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

J.D. Martinez* (BOS): 2-3, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R

Jonathan Villar* (NYM): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Curt Casali* (SFG): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

Mitch Haniger (SEA): 2-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R

AJ Pollock (LAD): 2-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Francisco Lindor (NYM): 1-3, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Patrick Wisdom (CHC): 2-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

David Fletcher (LAA): 3-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R

Joc Pederson (CHC): 2-4, 3 RBI, 2 R

Tim Anderson (CHW): 3-5, 2 RBI, 3 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 10
Percentiles: Barrel 4 EV 18 xBA 14 xSLG 1 SO 30 BB 52 speed 57
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

$12 in LABR, making Texpope's $2 in CBS look awfully nice.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 10

Well, I ended up with Villar in CBS anyway.

Not that I really targeted him ... at least until almost all my money was spent, and I still needed a MI, and Villar was still out there.

In fact, a lot of decent MIs lasted until nobody had money to bid them up.  Thus, Nico Hoerner going for $2, Adam Frazier going for $1, Solano for $1, Newman $1, Arcia $2, Ahmed $4, Rojas $1, Wilmer Flores $4, Starlin Castro $3, Brandon Crawford 1.  It's like 70% of the bargains created by the crazy early bidding ended up manifesting in the MI.

So I was at that "looking at the roster grid and seeing who could still bid on a MI and checking out max bids" thing for awhile, as I passed on a bunch of tempting targets that turned into bidding wars and filled remaining slots with cheap usable parts (Cooper 3, Aguilera 3, Carpenter 1, Pillar 3) trying to hold back a trump bid for Villar.

It worked.  When I threw out the $2 I had left, nobody had the slot/money to take him away.

Now I'm hoping that Peter is very right, and I was overly pessimistic ;-)

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 24

His price the last five years: 9, 28, 16, 25, 28.

His earnings those years (my prices): 37, 11, 22, 34, 20

His earnings those years (Alex's prices): 39, 14, 24, 35, 21

Obviously past performance is no guarantee of future performance, but that's a track record. I don't really see how it works for the Mets. He can platoon with Nimmo and Davis, but neither of those guys is a platoon problem. And Villar hasn't played much 3B and wasn't good there when he did. 

Maybe 2b, 3b, and CF are manned by McNeil, Davis, Nimmo and Villar and each gets 1/4 of the 1800 or so plate appearances. Except for 2019 that's been Villar's load the last four years. I'm going to look at the soft market as a buying op.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Feb 14

It's going to be interesting to see what this dude does in an auction. I expect him to be available in all 5 leagues since he went for 28+ in all of them last year and appears to be a backup more than a starter this year. I also think he has the most price variance of anyone we see.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Feb 13

Rojas just wasn't inclined to give his baserunners the green light very often last year (Amed Rosario had *1* SB attempt).  He did allow Gimenez more leeway - with almost 1/3 of the Mets SB attempts.  But I'd be very cautious about betting on Villar getting to run enough to justify a bid above $15.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 10

Which suggests the $20 Peter currently has for him is a bit optimistic ... both because 25 SBs might be aspirational as a utility guy, and because I'd put the over/under for HRs at about 1/2 of Peter's 11.

I say he's lucky to find 250 ABs.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 9