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JONATHAN VILLAR RUMORS

Brewers reportedly offer extension to Villar

According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, the Brewers recently "floated" a proposal to infielder Jonathan Villar with a financial guarantee in the neighborhood of $20 million over an undisclosed term. According to Heyman, Villar "passed for now."
Via Brewers.com
11 hours ago

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

There is an impressive amount of top-end talent at second base in today’s game. In both the National and American Leagues, there was an MVP finalist who plays the position, and the winner of Most Valuable Player honors in the World Series makes the position his home as well. Likewise, the batting champion in both leagues last season made his home at second base, along with one...
Via Yardbarker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Villar to start the season at second base

PHOENIX -- After playing only 14 games at second base in his brief major league career, Jonathan Villar better get used to it: He will man the position for the Milwaukee Brewers moving forward. The 25-year-old Dominican burst onto the scene for Milwaukee last season, hitting .285 with 19 home runs, 63 RBIs and 38 doubles. He led the majors in stolen bases with 62. "Our hope is, and...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Villar to play second for Brewers, eyes big season at plate

PHOENIX (AP) After playing only 14 games at second base in his brief major league career, Jonathan Villar better get used to it: He will man the position for the Milwaukee Brewers moving forward. The 25-year-old Dominican burst onto the scene for Milwaukee last season, hitting .285 with 19 home runs, 63 RBIs and 38 doubles. He led the majors in stolen bases with 62. ''Our hope...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Brewers Trade Jonathan Villar?

The question of the Brewers’ rebuilding timeline has hung around the club for the last couple years, once it became clear that they were tearing down the big league club and starting over. This has been a relatively rapid process, particularly as it compares to what we have come to see from other rebuilds around the major leagues. The Brewers traded Carlos Gomez on July 30, 2015...
Via BP Milwaukee
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Villar and Creating Luck

Jonathan Villar’s 2016 breakout was one of the Brewers’ highlights of the year, if not the highlight for the rebuilding club. While the trade involving RHP Cy Sneed and Villar was a valuable move for the Brewers the moment it happened, Villar’s power/speed/discipline explosion exponentially increased the value of that deal. The resulting 4.8 WARP season firmly placed Villar...
Via BP Milwaukee
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Switch-Hitting with the Two Jonathan Villars

“I’m a completely different hitter from each side of the plate,” Hank Conger told me one time. He went on to describe how he had more loft in his swing from one side. Switch-hitter Billy Burns said about the same thing, speculating that his relative lack of experience hitting from the left side was the cause for his lack of power on contact from that side. “My muscles aren’t...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Villar’s Historically Bad Baserunning

Jonathan Villar made another baserunning error this past weekend, and his gaffes on the base paths have become common this season. While the specific errors he is making are obviously not the difference between the Brewers being in and out of the playoffs, they are still worrying because seasons like this one are at least partially useful for building winning habits. And whether...
Via BP Milwaukee
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonathan Villar’s Baserunning As A Model For Fringe Players

The Brewers have spent a lot of the offseason importing young and/or unproven players, as a rebuilding club should. Players such as Garin Cecchini, Colin Walsh, and Josmil Pinto will receive opportunities to make a name for themselves in 2016. If they take off, they’ll remain on the team for 2017 and beyond, to help it return to contention. Of course, the fact that Milwaukee could...
Via BP Milwaukee
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Deep League Thoughts – Jonathan Villar

[Pssst! Keep it down but this isn't even an editor's note. I'm interrupting myself. Or at least one of myselves. Wanna play Fantasy Baseball with all these goons you see in the comments? Well Go be a Commissioner. We can't promise your safety but we can promise you'll have fun. We all know dangerous = fun. That's why all the bad boys get the hot chicks. So go commish, you...
Via Razzball
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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