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3 hours ago, Frobby said:

I do not expect Villar to replicate 2019.   To be clear, Villar’s OPS stood at .713 as recently as July 24.    I’m glad he’s had a very hot month, but I don’t mistake a month-long hot streak for some fundamental change in Villar’s skill set.    And I happen to like his normal skill set just fine.   

been a baseball fan a long time. baseball is always changing but a 20-20 season has never been just some hot streak.

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49 minutes ago, markeubanks said:

been a baseball fan a long time. baseball is always changing but a 20-20 season has never been just some hot streak.

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I’m not really referring to the 20-20 part.    I wouldn’t be surprised if Villar does that once or twice in the future.    But he’s a .737 OPS career hitter, currently at .811 (before today) which is the highest he’s been since April 15 and 98 points higher than he was a month ago.    I don’t expect him to be an .810 OPS guy going forward.    I don’t think any team trading for him would expect that either.   

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8 hours ago, Frobby said:

I’m not really referring to the 20-20 part.    I wouldn’t be surprised if Villar does that once or twice in the future.    But he’s a .737 OPS career hitter, currently at .811 (before today) which is the highest he’s been since April 15 and 98 points higher than he was a month ago.    I don’t expect him to be an .810 OPS guy going forward.    I don’t think any team trading for him would expect that either.   

.770 OPS in OPACY for his career in 435 PA. He likes hitting here. 

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Jonathan Villar's wOBA in the 30 day time period between July 26 and August 24th was .477, the highest of any Oriole over any 30-day period so far this season (with a minimum of 50PA). This wOBA was ranked 7th across both leagues during that time.

He hit .381/.476/.686/1.162 over 124PAs, with 7 home runs, 8 stolen bases, and a 204 wRC+.

Villar racked up 2.1 fWAR during the stretch, which was tops in baseball.

 

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This was Villar's first home run in  2 and-a-half weeks.

 

 

(vs. DODGERS, 9/11)

 

NUMBER 21

 

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Villar’s homer broke the MLB record for most total homers in a year by all of MLB combined.   Historic, and fitting that the record was broken on a 450-footer by a second baseman!

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I’ve to say, Villar and Alberto could well make for a fun, intriguing (and, dare I say, semi-potent) 1-2 punch atop the lineup for ’20. I’ll be curious to see where they wind up in the order next year (if Villar stays, which I see no reason to believe that he won’t).

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10 hours ago, Frobby said:

Villar’s homer broke the MLB record for most total homers in a year by all of MLB combined.   Historic, and fitting that the record was broken on a 450-footer by a second baseman!

It's nice to set an offensive HR record this year too...

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https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-sets-single-season-home-run-record

Villars bat is headed to the HOF.

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2 hours ago, Win Column said:

I’ve to say, Villar and Alberto could well make for a fun, intriguing (and, dare I say, semi-potent) 1-2 punch atop the lineup for ’20. I’ll be curious to see where they wind up in the order next year (if Villar stays, which I see no reason to believe that he won’t).

They are indeed fun, but the problem is Alberto's performance against RHP. He has an extreme .626 / 1.002 split. I didn't realize until now how much Hyde has actually protected him from RHP: Hanser has only 281 plate appearances vs. 207 against LHP, which is, of course, far lower than the general ratio of RHP/LHP that any team faces. (Mancini, for example, is at a nearly 2:1 ratio of 398/200 and has done well against both.)

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This was Villar's 3rd home run in  a 1-week span (September 11th through September 18th.)

 

 

(vs. BLUE JAYS, 9/18)

 

NUMBER 23

 

JONATHAN RAFAEL VILLAROQUE

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On 8/25/2019 at 4:46 PM, Frobby said:

I do not expect Villar to replicate 2019.   To be clear, Villar’s OPS stood at .713 as recently as July 24.    I’m glad he’s had a very hot month, but I don’t mistake a month-long hot streak for some fundamental change in Villar’s skill set.    And I happen to like his normal skill set just fine.   

To be fair, he's had a better season at the plate previously (2016).

I think it may re-highlight his normal skill set as you call it and get a few teams interested this offseason.  Particularly a contending NL team looking for a 2-3 win, 2B/SS that can provide additional value as a bench bat/PR.

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On 8/25/2019 at 4:46 PM, Frobby said:

I do not expect Villar to replicate 2019.   To be clear, Villar’s OPS stood at .713 as recently as July 24.    I’m glad he’s had a very hot month, but I don’t mistake a month-long hot streak for some fundamental change in Villar’s skill set.    And I happen to like his normal skill set just fine.   

 

9 hours ago, BohKnowsBmore said:

To be fair, he's had a better season at the plate previously (2016).

I think it may re-highlight his normal skill set as you call it and get a few teams interested this offseason.  Particularly a contending NL team looking for a 2-3 win, 2B/SS that can provide additional value as a bench bat/PR.

To be clear, I’m not saying Villar can’t replicate this season, just that I wouldn’t expect him to.   I wouldn’t base my plan or decision to trade or keep him based on that expectation.  

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