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Jonathan Villar

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Brewers | Orlando Arcia coming up

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:29:05 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Orlando Arcia will be called up from Class AAA Colorado Springs Tuesday, Aug. 2. SS Jonathan Villar will move to third base. Arcia hit .267 with eight homers and 53 RBI at Colorado Springs.

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Brewers | Jonathan Villar benched for blunders

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:14:43 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar was removed from the game in the third inning and replaced by OF Jake Elmore against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, July 27. Prior to that, Villar committed two errors and was caught stealing for a league-high 12th time.

Fantasy Tip: Villar is tied with Pittsburgh's Starling Marte for the league lead in steals (36), but no on else in baseball has been caught more than eight times this year and it appears as though manager Craig Counsell had seen enough. It's possible the team will sit Villar in Thursday's finale so keep an eye on the situation to see if he should remain in your starting lineup.

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Brewers | Jonathan Villar swipes a pair

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 14:57:59 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar extended his major-league leading stolen base total Saturday, July 9 versus the St. Louis Cardinals with his 30th and 31st steals of the season.

Fantasy Tip: The Brewers stunningly swiped four bags against Yadier Molina on Saturday, but it proved nearly worthless as Carlos Martinez struck out 11 in five innings. Villar has at least one steal in four straight games and is well on pace to finish with the third-highest single-season stolen base total in franchise history, trailing only Tommy Harper (73; 1969) and Scott Podsednik (70; 2004). His steals alone make him a must-start in fantasy, although the .295 average, six homers and 31 RBI don't hurt either.

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Brewers | Jonathan Villar steals 29th base

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 21:54:57 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar was 2-for-5 with a double, a walk-off single and a stolen base against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, July 8.

Fantasy Tip: After swiping just one bag over the previous 14 games, Villar has now stolen a base in three straight to keep himself slightly ahead of Pittsburgh's Starling Marte (27) for the major-league lead. His production has trailed off after a monster May, but he's still doing enough to warrant a spot on any roster.

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Brewers | Jonathan Villar has a tough night

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:55:17 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, June 28. He was also picked off first base after drawing a walk.

Fantasy Tip: Interestingly enough, Villar was picked off, had the out call overturned to safe, and then was picked off again. Oh, well. Everyone has off nights. Villar is still pacing the majors in stolen bases and has been one of the biggest fantasy surprises of 2016. Keep deploying him in your lineup.

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Brewers | Jonathan Villar out Wednesday

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:21:55 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar is out of the lineup Wednesday, June 22, with 3B Aaron Hill leading off. SS Yadiel Rivera is hitting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Hill is hitting .254 this month, but he has upside hitting leadoff against Daniel Mengden. Rivera doesn't pose enough of an offensive threat for the basement flyer.

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Brewers | Jonathan Villar has two more hits

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 23:15:49 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar went 2-for-5 with an RBI Saturday, June 18, against the Los Angeles Dodgers to push his hitting streak to seven games.

Fantasy Tip: Villar is hitting .302, and he has emerged as must-start in NL-only fantasy leagues and deeper mixed formats for his solid production in the batting average, runs scored and stolen bases categories.

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Brewers | Jonathan Villar homers in win

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:14:52 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar smacked a home run in the top of the ninth Thursday, June 16, to give his team an 8-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Villar upped his average to .302.

Fantasy Tip: It has been a down year for Brewers fans, but Villar has been a bright spot. He's worth playing in all formats, even though top prospect Orlando Arcia will likely be called up prior to the end of the season. Even when Arcia comes in, Villar could find at-bats elsewhere.

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Brewers | Jonathan Villar homers in third straight

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 15:47:59 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar finished 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a steal and two RBI against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, June 04. Three contests into this four-game set, Villar has homered and drove in two runs each time while going 6-for-13.

Fantasy Tip: While his owners will hate the thought of him leaving Philadelphia after tomorrow's series finale, Villar has arguably been the best value pick in fantasy thus far, emerging from a late-round selection to a player that has a .313 average, five homers, 25 RBI and a major-league leading 20 steals. Not only has Villar allowed the Brewers to be patient with prospect Orlando Arcia, but his offensive explosion probably means he will remain at the top of the lineup even after Arcia is promoted.

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Brewers | Jonathan Villar scores three times Sunday

Sun, 29 May 2016 15:41:32 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar scored three runs Sunday, May 29, in a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Villar has a .307 batting average and a .409 on-base percentage.

Fantasy Tip: This is good news for Villar owners, but there is potential bad news ahead: the promotion of Orlando Arcia from the minor leagues. Villar makes a decent DFS option for the time being, but if you have Villar in a regular league try and secure Arcia as a "handcuff" option for insurance.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Colin Fly