One of the two. Both would be extremely optimistic. Even though the Reds have a weak game system and Villar seems like a really good fit.
Tendering Villar is an easy choice. It might take some stones, but not really. We’re just going to have to see what happens with Didi. At the end of the day Villar is a 4 WAR SS.
For any team out there looking for a SS, would you rather have Villar for 1/10 or Gregorious for at least 3/42? That’s if the Yankees don’t want to bring Didi back, or then you have to outbid them. That’s also if you can attract a FA to your team.
Runs scored: 7,034
Runs allowed: 7,774
Pythagorean record: 729-891
Most games played: Adam Jones 1,362
Most plate appearances: Adam Jones, 5,808
Most hits: Adam Jones, 1,521
Most home runs: Chris Davis, 253
Highest WAR: Manny Machado, 31.0.
Most innings: Chris Tillman, 1080
Most starts: Chris Tillman, 193
Most wins: Chris Tillman, 72
Most appearances: Darren O’Day, 391
Most saves: Zach Britton, 139
Highest pitcher WAR: Zach Britton, 13.7
Juvier had a 6-89 stretch in the equivalent league as Delmarva. Still I wouldn’t be against it. Here’s some other SS available
Reds: Alfredo Rodriguez, SS (No. 18) - The Reds gave Rodriguez $7 million to sign out of Cuba in 2016 with the hopes he’d be their future big league shortstop. He could defend in the big leagues right now, but he hasn’t hit consistently. There’s little impact with the bat, though he is coming off his best offensive season, hitting .286/.325/.347 in Double-A to earn a late promotion up a level.
Angels: Leonardo Rivas, SS/2B (No. 25) - Rivas can run and he can defend, and he even added the outfield to his resume in 2019. Speed and versatility is a combination that can make for an intriguing Rule 5 pick, but he’s struggled to hit consistently (.252/.380/.362), albeit with solid on-base skills
List of some of the available Rule 5 players. The list offers explanations of why guys were unprotected,
- Zach Brown was his stuff and command decline all while nearly doubling his BB/9
- Juvier had a 6-89 stretch over 25 games in A ball.
After reading some more I think I’d want Jordan Sheffield then have us take two fliers on position players. I like a couple of the defense first SS that played in AA but have questions about their bat. Just going with the theory that they didn’t get to play with the juiced ball and they can at least handle the position defensively.
My wish list would be,
- Dodgers: Jordan Sheffield, RHP (No. 26)
- Reds: Alfredo Rodriguez, SS (No. 18) - The Reds gave Rodriguez $7 million to sign out of Cuba in 2016 with the hopes he’d be their future big league shortstop
- One of the 3B, COF bats available. Santana from LAD or Moises Gomez from TB.