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Jonathan Villar 2013 OutlookSwitch-hitting SS


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#1 Rabbit Maranville

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:39 PM

Dude was called up a few days ago and has been batting lead-off for the Astros. He has been compared to Jimmy Rollins given the switch-hitting, decent power and aggressiveness on the base paths. To quote Eric Karabell:

"...it wouldn’t be shocking if this was a top-10 shortstop for the rest of 2013."

He's probably already gone in AL-only and deep leagues, but has anyone else already made the pickup in more shallow formats?
7-team Dynasty H2H
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C-  Ossee Schreckengost
1B- Hee-Seop Choi
2B- Bo Hart  
3B- Doug Strange
SS- Matt Stairs
OF- Quinton McCracken
OF- Nemo Leibold
OF- William Beane
UTIL- Kevin Young
BN- Tony Womack, Abner Dalrymple
SP- Luis Tiant, Dustin Nippert, Rick Ankiel, Charles Radbourn, Bea Arthur, Bob Walk
RP- Mike Fetters, The Hamburglar, Byung-Hyun Kim, Joe Table

DL- Mark Prior

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:44 PM

Is that top 10 for the AL or top 10 in MLB?

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:53 PM

View PostAn Old Hippie, on 24 July 2013 - 07:44 PM, said:

Is that top 10 for the AL or top 10 in MLB?

MLB.
7-team Dynasty H2H
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C-  Ossee Schreckengost
1B- Hee-Seop Choi
2B- Bo Hart  
3B- Doug Strange
SS- Matt Stairs
OF- Quinton McCracken
OF- Nemo Leibold
OF- William Beane
UTIL- Kevin Young
BN- Tony Womack, Abner Dalrymple
SP- Luis Tiant, Dustin Nippert, Rick Ankiel, Charles Radbourn, Bea Arthur, Bob Walk
RP- Mike Fetters, The Hamburglar, Byung-Hyun Kim, Joe Table

DL- Mark Prior

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:00 PM

Plus speed and situational awareness, so he'll steal bags. It doesn't look like he's your typical speed guy who can't steal first. He Ks too much but he's got good contact skills, so a .260 average with 15-20 SBs by the end of the season is his likely upside. He's got a little pop too, so 5-10 HRs isn't unreasonable.

Middle infield is pretty thin this year with a lot of barely rosterable guys being carried for the small contributions they might make. He should be better than most of them, but he's a young prospect so it's equally likely that he'll be utterly useless.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:09 PM

Altuve at short?
I've got more hits than Sadaharu Oh.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:10 PM

View Post2ndCitySox, on 24 July 2013 - 08:09 PM, said:

Altuve at short?

2b
12 team H2H 6X6 (R, HR, RBI, SB, Avg, OPS.-- W, L, K, Sv, ERA, WHIP)

Chapmanstein

C-        Yasmani Grandal
1B-      Joey Votto
2B-      Howie Kendrick
3B-      Ryan Zimmerman
SS-      JJ Hardy
1B/3B- Matt Adams
2B/SS- Neil Walker
OF- W. Myers, J. Hamilton, B. Hamilton, Ludwick, R. Davis
Util- Bourjos
Bench- Hicks, Semien, K. Johnson
SP- Price, Liriano, Salazar, Ventura, Santiago
RP- Frieri, Grilli, Fields, Chapman (out), broxton(out)
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:14 PM

View Post2ndCitySox, on 24 July 2013 - 08:09 PM, said:

Altuve at short?

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7-team Dynasty H2H
------------------------------
C-  Ossee Schreckengost
1B- Hee-Seop Choi
2B- Bo Hart  
3B- Doug Strange
SS- Matt Stairs
OF- Quinton McCracken
OF- Nemo Leibold
OF- William Beane
UTIL- Kevin Young
BN- Tony Womack, Abner Dalrymple
SP- Luis Tiant, Dustin Nippert, Rick Ankiel, Charles Radbourn, Bea Arthur, Bob Walk
RP- Mike Fetters, The Hamburglar, Byung-Hyun Kim, Joe Table

DL- Mark Prior

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:57 PM

Prefer him to Junior Lake and he comes with SS eligibility in Y! Taking a shot in a few leagues where I am weak at SS and/or need speed.  I'm a sucker for speed from the MI slot.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:20 PM

View PostChoo on Wieters, on 24 July 2013 - 08:10 PM, said:

View Post2ndCitySox, on 24 July 2013 - 08:09 PM, said:

Altuve at short?

2b

No. Is he Altuve, but at SS
I've got more hits than Sadaharu Oh.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:22 AM

View Post2ndCitySox, on 24 July 2013 - 09:20 PM, said:

View PostChoo on Wieters, on 24 July 2013 - 08:10 PM, said:

View Post2ndCitySox, on 24 July 2013 - 08:09 PM, said:

Altuve at short?

2b

No. Is he Altuve, but at SS

Not really. Villar is a toolsy SS with decent walk rates and only middling contact skills. He will strike out much more than Altuve and not hit for that kind of average. He does however possess much more power than Altuve and probably more speed too. Scouts think he could be a .260 average guy with 15-20 HR power and 30-35 SB speed, which is where the Jimmy Rollins comps come into play.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:40 AM

View PostZumayaaaa, on 25 July 2013 - 09:22 AM, said:

View Post2ndCitySox, on 24 July 2013 - 09:20 PM, said:

View PostChoo on Wieters, on 24 July 2013 - 08:10 PM, said:

View Post2ndCitySox, on 24 July 2013 - 08:09 PM, said:

Altuve at short?

2b

No. Is he Altuve, but at SS

Not really. Villar is a toolsy SS with decent walk rates and only middling contact skills. He will strike out much more than Altuve and not hit for that kind of average. He does however possess much more power than Altuve and probably more speed too. Scouts think he could be a .260 average guy with 15-20 HR power and 30-35 SB speed, which is where the Jimmy Rollins comps come into play.

Ah ok. Thanks for that. I grabbed him in a keeper. Hopefully the stros offense can improve next year
I've got more hits than Sadaharu Oh.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 02:09 PM

2 runs and 2 steals so far today.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 02:15 PM

Run baby run, love those SB.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 08:25 AM

2R, 2BB, 2SB.....Keep walking, stealing, and scoring.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:08 PM

This isn't the place to share your latest team updates or ask/answer Bench Coach (team-specific) questions. A lot of you know better, so it would be highly appreciated if you didn't encourage such posting by propagating the discussion. All posts in question have been hidden.

Thanks,

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

I like this kid. Think hell be solid SS ROS

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:53 PM

Did this guy really just steal home? Nice!

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:10 PM

I need to see a video of this. This guy has some speed
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:54 PM

Beauty steal. It looked like he read the pitchers pattern and felt his way down to home a bit before taking off knowing the pitchers routine. 4 SBs in the last 3 games.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:31 PM

Evercab minus the PEDs!!!
I've got more hits than Sadaharu Oh.




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