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Jonathan Villar | Shortstop | #5

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 214
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / PHI
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Jonathan Villar hit his seventh home run of the season in Thursday's loss to the Pirates.
Villar took Pirates starter Francisco Liriano deep for the solo shot in the third inning. He finished 1-for-4 in the game. The power is an added bonus -- Thursday's homer tied his single-season high -- but Villar's speed has been his selling point this year, as he still leads the National League with 34 swipes. The 25-year-old is hitting .301/.384/.430 in his breakout year. Jul 21 - 10:44 PM

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Jonathan Villar swiped his 33rd bag of the season in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

Villar finished the game 0-for-3 at the dish, but he did manage a walk, which then turned into a steal. He has already stolen 15 more bases than he did when he notched a career-best 18 steals with the Astros in 2013. The shortstop is doing a nice job with the bat, too, and is slashing .302/.384/.426 across 331 at-bats.
Jul 17 - 4:24 PM

Jonathan Villar stroked three singles in five chances while adding a run and an RBI on Saturday.

Villar's breakout season continues. He is now batting .305/.386/.430 in 379 plate appearances. One would think that a guy with a .386 on-base percentage and 32 stolen bases would have scored more than 46 runs, but we can blame that on his weak-hitting teammates for not having the ability to drive him in. One note of caution is his .416 BABIP that might indicate a drop in batting average is on the horizon.
Jul 16 - 10:45 PM

Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base on Friday versus the Reds.

He also walked and scored a run. After he stole second base in the 5th inning he was quickly erased trying to steal third. The stolen base was his league-leading 32nd of the season against his league-leading 11 times being caught. The two hits boosted his batting average to .300 on the year.
Jul 15 - 10:47 PM

Jonathan Villar rapped three hits in four at-bats, raising his batting average to an even .300 on the season.

Villar has come out of nowhere to generate significant fantasy value this year. Most of that value comes from his 26 stolen bases and high batting average. The steals have always been a strength and should stay that way. The batting average is going to fall. His .397 BABIP is unsustainable, so enjoy the high AVG while it lasts.
Jun 30 - 12:17 AM

Jonathan Villar went 3-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored Saturday against the Nationals.

Villar's breakout season continues, with Saturday's three-hit game counting as his fifth in his last 10 contests. He also leads the league with his 26 stolen bases. The 25-year-old is batting .299/.380/.429 overall.
Jun 25 - 9:34 PM

Jonathan Villar is out of the Brewers' starting lineup Wednesday against the Athletics.

Yadiel Rivera will start at shortstop and bat ninth versus A's right-hander Daniel Mengden. Aaron Hill is batting leadoff in the afternoon game at Oakland Coliseum.
Jun 22 - 1:24 PM

Jonathan Villar hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning in Thursday's 8-6 win over the Dodgers.

Stepping to the plate with one out and facing reliever Pedro Baez with the game knotted at 6-6 in the ninth inning, Villar socked a no-doubt two-run shot to dead central. He also notched a single and a stolen base in what was a nice all-around game. For the season, the 25-year-old shortstop is slashing .302/.390/.442 with 16 doubles, six homers, 28 RBI and 24 steals across 242 at-bats. His versatility as an offensive player makes him an immaculate fantasy option.
Jun 17 - 1:43 AM

Jonathan Villar homered in his third consecutive game as the Brewers defeated the Phillies 6-3 on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia.

Villar got the game started with a bang, launching a leadoff shot off of Jeremy Hellickson. He added an RBI single in the fourth inning to pull the Brewers within a run at 3-2 and also swiped his league-leading 20th base in the contest. He has been outstanding as a catalyst atop the Brewers lineup, slashing .313/.410/.465 with five homers and 25 RBI.
Jun 4 - 7:51 PM

Jonathan Villar homered for the second consecutive game, but it wasn't enough for the Brewers to overcome the Phillies in Philadelphia on Friday.

Villar got the Brewers on the board with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning and tacked on a solo shot in the seventh to cap off the scoring in the ballgame. He has been outstanding atop the Brewers lineup this season, slashing .306/.406/.446 with four homers, 23 RBI and 19 stolen bases.
Jun 3 - 10:41 PM

Jonathan Villar went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in a win over the Phillies on Thursday.

Villar muscled up for the homer in the ninth inning, his third home run of the season. It was the latest good showing in what has been a coming out party for Villar in 2016, as he's batting .305/.409/.432 atop the Brewers' lineup. His 19 stolen bases are most in the league as well.
Jun 3 - 12:09 AM

Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored to help the Brewers take out the Braves 6-2 on Thursday.

If he's not doing it with his legs, he's doing it with his stick, as evidenced by Thursday's solo dinger. The homer was his second of the season to give him 16 RBI, and he's got 21 runs scored through Thursday's game. More importantly, Villar has 15 steals to lead the National League, and his .295/.392/.416 line is all gravy as well.
May 27 - 12:16 AM

Jonathan Villar went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI and a walk in Wednesday's extra-inning affair with the Braves.

Villar collected his 14th double of the year and is now hitting .290/.386/.395 on the year. He'll make questionable decisions at times -- such as getting thrown out at third base with nobody out, which he did on Wednesday -- but the 25-year-old has done far more good than bad in 2015. He now has 15 RBI to match his 15 stolen bases.
May 26 - 12:09 AM

Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in a win over the Braves on Tuesday.

Villar ended up scoring the winning run after walking, stealing second and scoring on a Scooter Gennett single in the eighth inning. The stolen base was his 15th of the season. Villar has thrived in an everyday role with the Brewers, batting .287/.385/.389 in 43 games.
May 24 - 10:32 PM

Jonathan Villar is not in the Brewers starting lineup on Saturday against the Reds.

Nothing more than a regular day of rest for Villar, who is hitting .263/.375/.368 with a homer, six RBI and a league-leading eight stolen bases this season. Yadiel Rivera will start in his place at shortstop and bat eighth for the Brewers.
May 7 - 2:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Chris Carter
2Andy Wilkins
2B1Scooter Gennett
SS1Jonathan Villar
2Jake Elmore
3B1Hernan Perez
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Ryan Braun
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Ramon Flores
RF1Domingo Santana
2Keon Broxton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Matt Garza
3Junior Guerra
4Chase Anderson
5Zach Davies
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeremy Jeffress
2Will Smith
3Tyler Thornburg
4Corey Knebel
5Blaine Boyer
6Carlos Torres
7Jacob Barnes
8Jhan Marinez
9Sean Nolin
10Chris Capuano
11Yhonathan Barrios