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Jonathan Villar | Second Baseman | #5

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 221
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / PHI
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Jonathan Villar went 3-for-4 with a homer, a stolen base, and three runs scored Monday in the Brewers' 7-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.
Villar singled, stole second, and scored the Brewers' first run of the night in the top of the second inning before adding another single in the top of the seventh and belting a solo shot in the top of the ninth. He needs more games like this to earn more starts at second base. The 27-year-old is slashing .282/.331/.364 with two homers and seven steals on the season. May 15 - 12:49 AM

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Jonathan Villar is out of the Brewers' lineup again Friday.

Villar has started just two games so far this month. Hernan Perez is getting his second straight start at second base Friday. It's hard to justify using a roster spot on Villar in standard mixed leagues at this point even if you're desperate for steals.
May 11 - 5:22 PM

Jonathan Villar is not in the Brewers' lineup Thursday against the Rockies.

With Villar riding the pine, utility man Hernan Perez will get a chance at second base. Perez will hit sixth against Rockies right-hander German Marquez. Villar has just three extra-base hits in 100 at-bats this season.
May 10 - 4:47 PM

Jonathan Villar is batting .300 after going 3-for-4 with a run scored on Tuesday.

Villar isn't an everyday guy yet, but he is the Brewers' preferred option at second base with both Eric Sogard and Hernan Perez off to poor starts. That makes him worth trying in mixed leagues, even if he hasn't really gotten it going yet. There are only a handful of players with more stolen base upside than Villar.
Apr 24 - 11:35 PM

Jonathan Villar logged two hits and stole a base Wednesday in the Brewers’ win over the Reds.

Both hits were singles. In fact, of Milwaukee’s eight hits on Wednesday, only one went for extra bases. Coming off a hugely disappointing 2017 campaign, Villar has held his own in the early going, contributing a .288 average to go with four steals. The 26-year-old is still having trouble with strikeouts, however. He’s already punched out 19 times in only 59 at-bats this season.
Apr 18 - 6:12 PM

Jonathan Villar went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's win over the Mets.

Villar burned Matt Harvey for a three-run shot with one out in the second inning, his first home run of the season. He hasn't shown much kick with the power bat in general to date, having now collected two extra-base hits in 47 at-bats. The second baseman is slashing .298/.298/.383 overall.
Apr 14 - 10:57 PM

Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 and swiped his second base of the season as the Brewers were shut out by Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Both of his hits, and all five of the Brewers' hits in the ballgame, were singles. Villar is doing his best to stake his claim to the starting gig at second base, slashing .304/.304/.304 with two stolen bases and a pair of RBI on the young season.
Apr 4 - 10:32 PM

Jonathan Villar is not in the Brewers' starting lineup for Friday night's showdown against the Padres.

It'll be Hernan Perez getting the start at second base and batting seventh against rookie left-hander Joey Lucchesi. Aside from that, the Brewers are using the exact same lineup that they did on Opening Day. It looks like Craig Counsell will utilize a platoon at second base until someone gets hot and stakes claim to the position.
Mar 30 - 6:49 PM

Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a run scored Friday against the Giants.

Villar is hoping to rebound after disappointing with a .241/.293/.372 batting line over 122 games in 2017. First things first, he’ll have to hold off Eric Sogard and Hernan Perez for the starting second base job.
Feb 23 - 8:05 PM

Brewers and INF Jonathan Villar avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.55 million contract.

It was Villar's first year of arbitration eligibility. He batted a disappointing .241/.293/.372 last season.
Jan 12 - 2:20 PM

Jonathan Villar will hit leadoff Monday against the Reds.

It will be the second straight start out of the leadoff spot and his fourth straight start in center field over Keon Broxton. Villar has had a highly disappointing season, but he's batting an even .400 (22-for-55) with three homers, three doubles, seven RBI, three steals, and eight runs scored over his last 16 games. Better late than never.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 09:55:00 AM

Jonathan Villar went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI on Thursday, leading the Brewers to a 6-3 victory over the Nationals.

Villar clubbed his two-run homer off of Gio Gonzalez in the fifth inning, increasing the Brewers' lead to 5-2. He is finally showing signs of life at the plate after a miserable first four months of the season and is now hitting .238/.292/.372 with 11 long balls and 40 RBI.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 01:04:00 AM

Jonathan Villar had a nice day at the dish in Sunday's victory over the Rockies, going 3-for-5 with a stolen base.

All three of Villar's hits were singles in this one. His bat has finally started to pick up a bit, hitting .407 (11-for-27) with a homer, two RBI and three stolen bases in his last seven games.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 07:17:00 PM

Jonathan Villar is starting in center field and batting leadoff for the Brewers on Tuesday night against the Pirates.

It will be his first major league start in center field, though he did play four innings there with the Astros in 2015. Keon Broxton is on the bench versus Pirates right-hander Ivan Nova.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 04:14:00 PM

Jonathan Villar went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Friday's loss to the Reds.

Villar drove in one run on an infield single in the sixth inning. He would drive the ball considerably further in the ninth, when he socked a solo home run to draw the Brew Crew to within 11-10. The home club was unable to come up with the necessary tying run. For the season as a whole, Villar is slashing just .222/.281/.346 with nine homers and 35 RBI in 95 games.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 12:37:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Manny Pina
2Jett Bandy
3Stephen Vogt
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
3Ji-Man Choi
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Tyler Saladino
3Nick Franklin
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
2Domingo Santana
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Christian Yelich
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Chase Anderson
3Zach Davies
4Jhoulys Chacin
5Junior Guerra
6Wade Miley
7Brent Suter
8Brandon Woodruff
9Freddy Peralta
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Josh Hader
3Jeremy Jeffress
4Matt Albers
5Boone Logan
6Dan Jennings
7Taylor Williams
8Jorge Lopez