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Jonathan Villar

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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.

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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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