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2014 Avg.
.206
 
Career Avg.
.223
Name  Jonathan Villar
Born  5/2/1991
Height  6-1
Weight  195
Number  2
Position  SS
Bats  S
Throws  R
6/8/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar went 3-for-5 in Sunday's win over Minnesota.
Insight: It's a welcome sight for fantasy owners as Villar (.205, 5 HR, 18 RBI) has struggled mightily at the plate this season. Villar's speed can be an asset but he hasn't stolen a base in his last 13 games.
 
5/19/2014 11:03:00 AM
Description: Houston shortstop Jonathan Villar left Sunday's game with a right hand contusion and is doubtful for Monday's game against the LA Angels.
Insight: Villar has surprisingly added the home run ball to his fantasy value which last year was exclusively base stealing. He's already hit five homers and has 15 RBI along with 11 steals and 18 runs scored.
 
5/18/2014 4:24:00 PM
Description: Houston shortstop Jonathan Villar left Sunday's game with a right hand contusion, according to Brian McTaggart of mlb.com.
Insight: Villar went 2-for-2 with two RBI, a run and a steal before leaving the game. The 23-year-old is hitting .233 with five homers, 15 RBI, 18 runs and 11 steals this season, so he has some fantasy value.
 
5/7/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: Houston SS Jonathan Villar won't start Wednesday's game versus Detroit. SOURCE: Evan Drellich, Houston Chronicle
Insight: He's dealing with a jammed thumb. It's possible we could see Villar (.250, 5 HR, 13 RBI) as a pinch hitter later in the game. The 23-year-old is on pace for 25 HR this season. Last year, he homered just once in 210 at bats.
 
Cold4/16/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar is sitting out for the first time this season Wednesday against Kansas City.
Insight: Villar is just one for his last 19 and has now struck out in 32.6 percent of his at bats this year. Marwin Gonzalez is playing shortstop on Wednesday and could see more time there in the future if Villar's struggles continue.
 
8/9/2013 10:04:00 AM
Description: Houston shortstop Jonathan Villar left Tuesday's game against Boston due to a sprained left thumb and has yet to return to the diamond.
Insight: Villar doesn't hit for average (.245) or power (.646 OPS), but he is overflowing with speed. He's stolen 10 bases in just 15 games. He was expected to miss a couple of days and could return at any time.
 
8/7/2013 9:15:00 AM
Description: Houston shortstop Jonathan Villar left Tuesday's game against Boston due to a sprained left thumb.
Insight: Villar doesn't hit for average or power, but he does have speed. He's stolen 10 bases in just 15 games. He is expected to miss a couple of days.
 

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