Jonathan Villar

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Villar and the second or maternal family name is Roque.
Jonathan Villar
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Villar with the Houston Astros
Houston Astros – No. 2
Born: (1991-05-02) May 2, 1991 (age 24)
La Vega, Dominican Republic
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 22, 2013 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
(through June 22, 2015)
Batting average .231
Home runs 9
Runs batted in 42

Jonathan Rafael Villar Roque (born May 2, 1991) in Concepción de La Vega, Dominican Republic is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball.


Villar signed with the Philadelphia Phillies as an international free agent. Before the 2011 season, the Phillies traded Villar, J. A. Happ and Anthony Gose to the Houston Astros for Roy Oswalt.[1]

Villar was named the 94th best prospect in baseball by Baseball America prior to the 2011 season. He was invited to Astros' spring training in 2012. Villar played for the Oklahoma City RedHawks in 2013, and was named the Astros' minor league hitter of the month for June 2013.[2]

On July 21, the Astros promoted Villar to the major leagues.[3] On July 30, 2013, Villar stole home against the Baltimore Orioles.[4]


  1. ^ "Roy Oswalt OKs Trade to Phillies". CBS News. 
  2. ^ "Ultimate Astros » Villar, Correa among Astros minor league honorees". 2013-07-03. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  3. ^ "Astros designate veterans Pena and Cedeno for assignment; Villar called up". Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  4. ^ "Villar steals home". 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 

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