Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:42:52 -0700
Houston Astros SS Jed Lowrie is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics left-handed SP Scott Kazmir Monday, April 13. SS Jonathan Villar is starting at shortstop and hitting seventh in the order.
Fantasy Tip: Villar ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should be considered a weak play Monday going against Kazmir, who was very sharp in his first outing of the 2015 season last week.
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 14:58:27 -0800
Houston Astros SS Jonathan Villar may see some games at second and third base during spring workouts.
Fantasy Tip: If the plan works it could increase Villar's fantasy value during the season because he could gain utility status. He hit seven homers in 263 at-bats, but that .209 batting average makes owners cringe. Villar's value is lower until that average comes up.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:16:22 -0700
Houston Astros OF L.J. Hoes, C Max Stassi, SS Jonathan Villar, P Jorge De Leon and P Nick Tropeano were recalled from the minors Tuesday, Sept. 2. In corresponding moves, Ps Paul Clemens and David Martinez were designated for assignment.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:40:44 -0700
The Houston Astros will call up SS Jonathan Villar, C Max Stassi, P Nick Tropeano and RP Jorge De Leon, a source told the Houston Chronicle Monday, Sept. 1. Neither Tropeano or De Leon are on the 40-man roster so correlating moves will be needed.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 06:01:10 -0700
The Houston Astros optioned SS Jonathan Villar to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:59:27 -0700
Leaked documents of internal trade discussions involving Houston Astros executives indicated the team talked with the New York Mets this past offseason about the possibility of trading for 2B Daniel Murphy, according to sources. The discussion also indicated the Mets were interested in SS Jonathan Villar in a possible trade.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:51:52 -0700
Houston Astros SS Jonathan Villar (elbow) remains out of the starting lineup Friday, June 6.
Fantasy Tip: Villar remains day-to-day. Be patient. However, should you own Villar, hopefully you've already been considering going in another direction for your shortstop position.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 06:58:17 -0700
Houston Astros SS Jonathan Villar (elbow) was out of the lineup Thursday, June 5.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 08:37:19 -0700
X-rays came back negative on Houston Astros SS Jonathan Villar (elbow) Wednesday, June 4, and he is listed as day-to-day.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 07:47:39 -0700
Houston Astros SS Jonathan Villar (elbow) was out of the lineup Wednesday, June 4.