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Jonathan Villar

Milwaukee Brewers
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Brewers | Jonathan Villar swipes two more bags

Fri, 27 May 2016 22:06:06 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar collected three hits in four at-bats, scored twice, drove in two and stole two bases against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, May 27. He's now batting .306 on the year and leads the majors with 17 steals.

Fantasy Tip: Originally Villar was just supposed to keep the position warm for Orlando Arcia, but he may be working his way into the team's long-term plan. He's hitting .357 in May (35-for-98) with 15 RBI and an MLB-best 12 steals -- no one else in baseball has more than eight this month. He has even started to display a little extra-base pop with 11 doubles. Villar is worth adding now regardless of format.

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Brewers | Jonathan Villar running wild

Tue, 24 May 2016 22:12:01 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar stole his 15th base of the season on Tuesday, May 24. That moved him into a tie for the major-league lead with Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve.

Fantasy Tip: Since moving into the leadoff spot earlier this month, Villar is hitting .308 with a .392 on-base percentage and 10 steals. He hasn't scored a ton, and his power is non-existent, but for anyone looking to make up ground in stolen bases Villar is worth adding.

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Brewers | Jonathan Villar leading off

Sat, 14 May 2016 14:07:09 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar is leading off Saturday, May 14, with OF Domingo Santana sliding down to the fifth spot.

Fantasy Tip: Villar is hitting .360 with six RBI the last week. He's a solid start against Luis Perdomo. Santana has been on a roll, too, and moving down to the heart of the order only benefits him. He's a midrange start in DFS.

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Brewers | Scooter Gennett out vs. lefty

Fri, 13 May 2016 15:05:15 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett is not in the starting lineup against San Diego Padres left-handed SP Christian Friedrich Friday, May 13. 3B Aaron Hill is starting at second base and 3B Hernan Perez is at third base and is hitting seventh. Also, SS Jonathan Villar moves to the second spot in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Against Friedrich, who was striking out less than seven hitters per nine innings in the minors, start your Brewers as value plays in daily fantasy games. Villar especially is a fine pick tonight with a move back up the order, mainly for his speed. Gennett is being eased back in coming off the DL yesterday, and the Brew Crew may elect to sit him often against left-handers.

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Brewers | Jonathan Villar dropped to ninth

Thu, 12 May 2016 14:46:04 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar is batting ninth Thursday, May 12, against San Diego Padres SP James Shields.

Fantasy Tip: With the Brewers getting some healthy bodies back, that means a downgrade for Villar, who had been hitting at the top of the lineup with Domingo Santana and Scooter Gennett both out. Now that they're both back, the stolen base machine has been bumped to the bottom of the order, which certainly hurts his value. He can still be a useful asset, however, so don't simply drop him just yet.

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Brewers | Jonathan Villar has two more hits

Tue, 10 May 2016 23:45:07 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar went 2-for-6 with two runs scored, two RBIs and a pair of stolen bases Tuesday, May 10, against the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Tip: Villar has picked up the pace in the month of May, going 13-for-40 (.325) with five doubles, eight RBIs and six steals, raising his average from .236 to .268. He is a must-start NL-only fantasy option, and a value play in DFS.

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Brewers | Jonathan Villar returns to lineup

Sun, 08 May 2016 08:23:43 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar is back in the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb Sunday, May 8, batting second.

Fantasy Tip: Villar is batting .271 with one home run and eight RBI through 96 at-bats and leads the majors with eight stolen bases. He's hitting .308 over the past two weeks and is faring better versus lefties than righties, making this a very favorable matchup for him.

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Brewers | Domingo Santana, Jonathan Lucroy return

Sat, 07 May 2016 12:47:23 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Domingo Santana and C Jonathan Lucroy are back in the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds SP Brandon Finnegan Saturday, May 7, while SS Jonathan Villar, 3B Colin Walsh and OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis receive the day off. INF Yadiel Rivera will bat eighth and play shortstop, INF Hernan Perez will play third base and hit second and OF Alex Presley will bat seventh and play center field.

Fantasy Tip: Presley and Perez are worthy of consideration as value plays in daily fantasy leagues today. Presley is batting .310 with three home runs and eight RBI in just 29 at-bats, while Perez is 5-for-14 (.357) with two homers and three RBI. Lucroy is also enjoying recent success at the dish, batting .357 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI over the past week.

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Brewers | Domingo Santana scratched again

Wed, 04 May 2016 08:22:35 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Domingo Santana (shoulder) was scratched Tuesday, May 3, with right shoulder tightness. SS Jonathan Villar takes his place atop the lineup, and OF Alex Presley has moved up to the second spot.

Fantasy Tip: Villar is hitting .364 the last week, and he has swiped a base in three straight games. He's a lower-middle option against lefty Hector Santiago today. The left-handed Presley isn't a good option, however.

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Brewers | Jonathan Villar shines in loss

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:28:23 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a walk Thursday, April 28, against the Chicago Cubs. He also stole three bases.

Fantasy Tip: With Scooter Gennett landing on the disabled list, Villar's impact could potentially stretch a bit further within the fantasy landscape. That has much to do with him being bumped up in the batting order, as he's now hit in the leadoff spot in two straight games. Owners in deep leagues should give him a look, especially if he becomes more aggressive on the basepaths like he was Thursday afternoon.

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