Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Jesus Aguilar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
36 of 57 experts
37%
Recommended by
21 of 57 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 56
Best Rank# 32# 28
Worst Rank# 99# 192
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 78
Best Rank# 51# 75
Worst Rank# 68# 85
   
Projections 
   
Runs7277
Home Runs2531
RBI8495
Stolen Bases90
Batting Average.269.260
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 32# 68
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 44
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 33# 66
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 61
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 42# 132
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 71
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 42# 60
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 46# 60
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 57
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 67# 76
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 50# 66
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 56# 65
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 56
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 60
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 89
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 49# 88
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 41# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49# 53
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 192
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 48# 61
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 63
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 58# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 75
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 59
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 65
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 63# 66
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 68
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 34# 75
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 51# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 79
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 43# 67
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 57# 61
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 56
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 45# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 45# 43
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 46# 38
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 42
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 58# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 53
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 55
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 61# 35
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 62# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 62# 58
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 66# 65
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 66# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 45
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 70# 51
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 54
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 70# 52
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 73# 52
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 73# 52
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 77# 41
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 99# 59
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats431492
   
Runs5480
   
Hits117135
   
Singles7675
   
Doubles1625
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2435
   
RBI77108
   
Stolen Bases60
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks4258
   
Strikeouts122143
   
Batting Average.272.274
   
On Base Pct.340.352
   
Slugging Pct.480.539
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.890
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats528520
   
Runs7277
   
Hits142135
   
Singles9078
   
Doubles2425
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2531
   
RBI8495
   
Stolen Bases90
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks5255
   
Strikeouts136147
   
Batting Average.269.260
   
On Base Pct.334.330
   
Slugging Pct.467.492
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.822
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
News 
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in the Yankees' 6-5 victory over the Indians Saturday.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 17th
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
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Indians on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 16th
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
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 with a double and scored a run as the Yankees beat the Orioles on Wednesday by a 6-5 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 14th
Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar has been traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for pitcher Jake Faria, according to MLB insider Jeff Passan on Twitter
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 31st
 Gleyber Torres went 3-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI as the Yankees defeated the Orioles 11-8.
Brandon Plutner
Mon, Aug 12th
Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and a double Monday against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jul 23rd
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Yankees defeated the Orioles 8-5 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
Brandon Plutner
Mon, Aug 12th
Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 14th
Notes 
 Torres is a former elite prospect who is coming off an excellent rookie season in New York. He strikes out a bit too much at this stage of his career to be a reliable asset in batting average, but he won't kill you there and should be able to match or exceed last season's 24 home runs while also chipping in 5-10 steals and solid run and RBI totals. At just 22 years old, there's also a chance that Torres takes a big step forward this year and jumps into the upper echelon at the position, but his fifth-round ADP means you'll be paying for that upside if you draft him.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Torres, 22, was a highly touted prospect now coming off a sublime rookie campaign with the Yankees. So of course the cost is blowing out of hand. After recording a 70.2% contact rate with strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances, repeating last year's .271 average is an optimistic expectation. He cooled down over the second half (.249/.329/.404), so there's too much risk to bite at his 53 consensus ADP.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
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