According to Tenchy Rodriguez, the Mets are reportedly interested in a short term deal with Jonathan Villar. Villar was a pleasant surprise for the Mets in 2021, hitting .249/.322/.416 in 142 games with the Mets.
Over that span Villar hit 18 homeruns with 42 runs batted in. He mostly played third but also saw some playing time at short and second.
Although Villar made some sparkling plays in the field, his OAA was a negative 5 at third base. Surprisingly enough his OAA at short was plus 2 in limited time.
Villar should be considered as a bench player at this point. I wouldn’t want to see him start. His overall offensive numbers aren’t great and his sabremetics aren’t very strong.
I personally don’t love to resign Villar. His defense at the prime position he will play is iffy and he isn’t worth a starting spot. With Guillorme already in the depth chart, I wouldn’t give Villar a contract, after a solid year. For an one year deal, it’s solid but I wouldn’t give him anything more than that.
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