Who Should I Draft?

Gary Sanchez or Jesus Aguilar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 55
Best Rank# 25# 28
Worst Rank# 116# 192
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 51# 78
Best Rank# 47# 75
Worst Rank# 74# 85
   
Projections 
   
Runs7377
Home Runs3031
RBI8295
Stolen Bases20
Batting Average.247.260
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 60# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 61
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 52
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 43# 132
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 71
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 35# 60
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 28# 52
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 57
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 57# 66
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 65
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 56
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 58# 60
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 89
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 88
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 73
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 192
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 63
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 59# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 63# 75
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 54# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 66
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 56# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 68
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 52# 55
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 54# 75
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 63
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 56# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 57# 79
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 63# 67
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 61
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 41# 38
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 46# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 49# 44
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 54
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 56# 28
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 56
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 45
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 60# 44
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 59
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 63# 53
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 63# 52
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 65# 60
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 68# 66
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 70# 35
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 76# 66
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 77# 65
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 80# 51
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 85# 76
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 88# 41
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 89# 65
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 90# 54
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 90# 39
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 91# 43
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 91# 58
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 42
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 116# 29
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats323492
   
Runs5180
   
Hits60135
   
Singles2575
   
Doubles1725
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1835
   
RBI53108
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks4658
   
Strikeouts94143
   
Batting Average.186.274
   
On Base Pct.291.352
   
Slugging Pct.406.539
   
On-base Plus Slugging.697.890
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats453520
   
Runs7377
   
Hits112135
   
Singles5978
   
Doubles2225
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs3031
   
RBI8295
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks4855
   
Strikeouts122147
   
Batting Average.247.260
   
On Base Pct.319.330
   
Slugging Pct.493.492
   
On-base Plus Slugging.812.822
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
News 
 Gary Sanchez (groin) has progressed to running on a treadmill, though his timetable remains uncertain, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 20th
Jesus Aguilar hit a two-run homer in his only at-bat in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Gary Sanchez was diagnosed with a groin strain Friday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and another RBI in Friday's victory over the Angels.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 Gary Sanchez (groin) is not in the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
Jesus Aguilar went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run Friday against the Indians.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 31st
 Gary Sanchez (groin) will travel to New York for further testing after leaving Game 2 of Thursday's game against Detroit with left groin tightness, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two total RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 4th
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-2 with a two-run double, two walks and two runs scored in a 5-1 victory over Boston on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-3 and scored two runs against the Red Sox in his first game as a Ray on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
Notes 
 How why are you willing to take a guy who batted .186 last season? Turns out the answer is pretty high for Sanchez, who's challenging J.T. Realmuto as the top catcher off the board. He did, after all, hit .284/.354/.568 in 754 prior MLB plate appearances. A groin injury also hampered his production, and he additionally underwent offseason shoulder surgery. He struggled mightily against breaking balls, but actually deposited more walks without significant contact declines. The average could easily rise back to .250 with around 30 long balls, but is that enough to justify an investment around pick 60? Catcher is worse than usual, but that's still too steep in one-catcher formats.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
After hitting .265 with 16 HRs in 279 at-bats in 2017, Aguilar got the chance to be a full-time player in 2018, and took advantage to the sweet tune of a .274/80/35/108 line that made him a top-three first baseman in standard 5x5 roto leagues. Aguilar is a zero on the base paths and he strikes out too much to be of much help in batting average, either, but the power is very real and his run production numbers should continue to be excellent in a loaded lineup and great home park. Call Aguilar a HR/RBI specialist if you must, but at least recognize that he is one of the better HR/RBI specialists in the game.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Sanchez flashed his sky-high fantasy upside in 2017, when he hit .278 with 33 HRs and 90 RBIs -- truly difference-making numbers at fantasy baseball's weakest position. But he displayed his risky floor in 2018, as he hit just .186 and played in only 89 games due to nagging groin and shoulder injuries. Sanchez is due for a good bit of positive batting average regression following last year's anemic .197 BABIP, and there is little doubt he can again top 30 home runs if he remains healthy. He is certainly a risk/reward option, but he's easily a top-two fantasy catcher heading into 2019 and could be a decent value in drafts coming off a down year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Aguilar is currently being drafted ahead of players like Scooter Gennett, Eddie Rosario, Justin Upton, Josh Donaldson, and A.J. Pollock. He may have put together a great first half, but once pitchers built a book on him, his last 60 games saw him hit just .245 with 27 homers. His consensus projections aren't much higher, at 30 homers and a .258 batting average. You can find production like that off the waiver wire at first base, and while there is a chance he returns to first-half form, you may be better off waiting 170 picks and grabbing a similar player like C.J. Cron.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 There is no getting past the fact that Sanchez was a train wreck last season., batting .186 with only 18 homers. With that said, he is still just 26 years old and we are talking about the fastest player to ever reach 50 homers in the MLB. Chance are high that he will bounce back in the batting average department, and if he can stay healthy, bank on 25 to 40 homers making him well worth a 7th or 8th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Aguilar's breakout may have seemed to come out of nowhere, but it was only the playing time that was particularly surprising. After slugging .505 in a short-end platoon role in 2017, he supplanted Eric Thames to pop 35 homers with a 134 wRC+ in a full-time role. All the hard hits and a high launch angle say the power is legit, but his contract skills don't support a .274 hitter. Drafters are naturally dubious of playing for a late bloomer's career year, but Milwaukee's starting first baseman shouldn't fall off a cliff entirely. He should at least remain good for a .250, 30-homer campaign.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros