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 infielder/outfielder Jonathan Villar went 2-for-3 with a stolen base, two walks, and an RBI in the Mets' 5-4 ten inning win over the Diamondbacks on Friday. The steal was Villar's first of the season. Villar is now batting .273/.407/.409 with a home run, four RBI, and a steal in May while primarily serving as the Mets' regular third baseman with J.D. Davis (hand) and Luis Guillorme (oblique) both on the injured list. The 30-year old makes for a decent streaming option as a corner infielder in deeper leagues and NL-only formats, while he gets regular playing time, given his stolen base and RBI potential. Fantasy managers in need of cheap steals may wish to take a flier on Villar in the short term.
New York Mets infielder/outfielder Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored in the Mets' 7-2 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday in the second game of a doubleheader. The homer was Villar's first of the season. With J.D. Davis (hand) and Luis Guillorme (oblique) both on the injured list, Villar stands to see regular playing time at third base for the Mets while both players remain absent. In 51 at-bats on the season, Villar has posted a .235/.278/.392 slash line, with the one HR and five RBI, though he has no steals. In 2019, he hit 24 HR and stole 40 bases as a regular with the Baltimore Orioles, though his 2020 power numbers saw a significant decline from those totals while splitting time between the Marlins and Blue Jays. The 30-year old makes for a decent streaming option as a corner infielder in deeper leagues and NL-only formats, while he gets regular playing time, given his stolen base and sneaky power potential. Fantasy managers in need of stolen bases may wish to take a flier on Villar while he gets regular playing time in the Mets lineup.
New York Mets infielder/outfielder Jonathan Villar hit a three-run home run on Sunday in Grapefruit League action against the Marlins. It was Villar's first hit of spring training. Villar was signed by the Mets to a one-year deal worth $3.55 million-plus incentives earlier in the off-season. In 2020, Villar posted an unimpressive .232/.301/.292 slash line in 185 at-bats for the Marlins and Blue Jays, though his 16 stolen bases ranked second in the MLB. Villar is likely to begin the season in a super-utility bench role for the Mets. While there is speculation he may be placed in a timeshare with third baseman/outfielder J.D. Davis (with Jeff McNeil shifting between second and third base), McNeil's defensive issues at third make such a timeshare unlikely. Villar will likely be nothing more than a depth piece behind McNeil, Francisco Lindor, and, perhaps, Brandon Nimmo in centerfield in 2021 unless the Mets suffer an injury that moves Villar up on the team's depth chart.
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.