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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 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

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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

Jonathan Villar doubled in two runs, walked and stole a base Monday against the Angels.

Villar has five steals in five games, raising his season total to seven. He's doing a great job of getting on base for the Brewers, and it now seems pretty likely that he'll remain a regular once Orlando Arcia gets the call, probably at third base.
May 2 - 11:46 PM

Jonathan Villar went 3-for-4 with a walk, three stolen bases, and two runs scored Thursday against the Cubs.

Domingo Santana got the day off Thursday, so Villar made his second start of the season out of the leadoff spot. He took advantage of the opportunity, increasing his batting average from .230 to .262 with his big day at the plate. He was also finally active on the base paths. The 24-year-old entered the day just 2-for-4 in stolen base attempts this season.
Apr 28 - 8:51 PM

Jonathan Villar (ankle) is back in the Brewers' lineup Friday.

Villar missed a couple games after turning his ankle, but he's fine. He will be at shortstop and batting second for the Brew Crew on Friday against Jeff Locke and the Pirates.
Apr 15 - 1:57 PM

Jonathan Villar (ankle) is expected back Friday.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said he wanted to give Villar one more day Thursday in St. Louis. Villar tweaked his ankle on a stolen base attempt earlier this week. Yadiel Rivera is starting at short versus the Cardinals.
Apr 14 - 2:05 PM

Jonathan Villar (ankle) is out again Thursday.

Villar tweaked his ankle on a stolen base attempt earlier this week. He remains day-to-day. Yadiel Rivera is starting at shortstop Thursday afternoon in St. Louis.
Apr 14 - 11:35 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Scooter Gennett
SS1Jonathan Villar
2Jake Elmore
3B1Aaron Hill
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Ramon Flores
RF1Domingo Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Matt Garza
3Zach Davies
4Chase Anderson
5Junior Guerra
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeremy Jeffress
2Will Smith
3Tyler Thornburg
4Michael Blazek
5Blaine Boyer
6Carlos Torres
7Jacob Barnes
8Jhan Marinez
9Sean Nolin
10Chris Capuano
11Yhonathan Barrios