Jonathan Villar Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/2/1991 (30)
Jonathan Villar Season Stats
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Jonathan Villar News
New York Mets third baseman Jonathan Villar isn't in the team's lineup on Saturday as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Villar is batting .231 with a .313 on-base percentage in 234 plate appearances this season. He's also contributed nine home runs and eight stolen bases. J.D. Davis is getting the start at third base in Villar's place on Saturday and batting cleanup against Pittsburgh right-hander Wil Crowe. If you need a streaming option at third in either daily fantasy or season-long formats, Davis should be a quality option. In the 15 games that he's played this season, the infielder has hit .381 with a .469 on-base percentage and a pair of home runs in 49 plate appearances. Villar will likely continue to lose playing time to Davis, limiting his appeal in mixed leagues.
New York Mets third baseman/infielder Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates which the Mets lost 6-2. In the nightcap, which the Mets won 4-2, Villar went 0-for-3. Since returning from the injured list on July 4, Villar is batting just .167 (3-for-18). His three hits, however, are all home runs that have been hit over the last two days. Villar's fantasy appeal in season-long formats will likely take a hit coming out of the All-Star break when he loses regular playing time to J.D. Davis (finger) who is due to return from the IL. Villar should, however, continue to be a sneaky, cheap DFS option on days he is in the Mets lineup, given his potential to hit for power, as seen in the Mets current series against Pittsburgh.
New York Mets third baseman/infielder Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in the Mets 13-4 rout of the Pirates on Friday night. Villar, who recently rejoined the Mets on July 4 following a stint on the injured list due to a calf injury, had been struggling at the plate. Prior to Friday's game, Villar had gone 0-for-8 since coming back from the IL. The two homers were the seventh and eighth for Villar on the season. He now owns a .241/.327/.426 slash line with the eight homers, 17 RBI, eight steals, and 31 runs scored over 185 at-bats on the season. With J.D. Davis (finger) nearing a return to the Mets, and rumors that the Mets may be looking to add a third baseman before the trade deadline, Villar's regular playing time could be in jeopardy. He has been a tremendous addition for the Mets this season, so they will likely continue to find ways to get his bat into the lineup in some fashion. Depending on what the Mets do with Davis (or at the deadline), Villar's fantasy appeal in season-long formats could take a hit. He would, however, continue to be a sneaky DFS play on those days he is in the Mets lineup.
It took the veteran infielder a while to find a home in free agency, but he finally settled on a one-year, $3.55 million deal to provide infield depth for the New York Mets. The 29-year-old utility man played second base, shortstop and center field last season with the Marlins and Blue Jays and hit a combined .232/.301/.292 with just two home runs, 15 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 52 games. The switch-hitter is expected to join Luis Guillorme in providing infield backup behind third baseman J.D. Davis, shortstop Francisco Lindor and second baseman Jeff McNeil. While Villar will see starts around the infield and can spell McNeil against tough left-handers at the keystone, it's clear that he won't be an everyday player in Queens, dropping his fantasy appeal in mixed leagues. Villar hit a career-high 24 home runs and stole 40 bags as recently as 2019 with the Orioles in 162 games, but the power/speed allure is lessened in a utility role for an improved Mets roster. The veteran middle infielder is a fine target around his current ADP of 145, though, as fantasy managers look for late-round speed.