Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Aguilar or A.J. Pollock (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - MIL
Jesus Aguilar
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 61
Best Rank# 28# 41
Worst Rank# 192# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 78# 92
Best Rank# 75# 77
Worst Rank# 85# 121
   
Projections 
   
Runs7778
Home Runs3121
RBI9569
Stolen Bases017
Batting Average.260.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 68
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 77
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 52
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 35# 72
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 64
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 73
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 51# 63
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 78
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28# 53
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 35# 79
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 52# 63
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 61
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 76# 98
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 65# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 56# 58
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 58# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 77
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 44# 77
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 53# 77
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 43# 111
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 41# 69
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 63# 65
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 54# 80
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 59# 67
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 74
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 44# 73
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 68# 74
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 55# 80
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 65# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 61# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 64
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 52# 50
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 57# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 60# 55
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 60# 54
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 60# 50
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 60# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 53
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 61# 55
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 65# 41
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 65# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 66# 57
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 66# 65
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 66# 49
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 50
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 67# 59
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 68# 47
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 71# 63
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 73# 70
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 75# 57
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 75# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 79# 61
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 88# 64
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 89# 83
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 132# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 192# 50
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - MIL
Jesus Aguilar
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats492413
   
Runs8061
   
Hits135106
   
Singles7559
   
Doubles2521
   
Triples05
   
Home Runs3521
   
RBI10865
   
Stolen Bases013
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks5831
   
Strikeouts143100
   
Batting Average.274.257
   
On Base Pct.352.316
   
Slugging Pct.539.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.890.800
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - MIL
Jesus Aguilar
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats520504
   
Runs7778
   
Hits135133
   
Singles7879
   
Doubles2529
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs3121
   
RBI9569
   
Stolen Bases017
   
Caught Stealing05
   
Walks5541
   
Strikeouts147104
   
Batting Average.260.263
   
On Base Pct.330.318
   
Slugging Pct.492.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.822.780
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - MIL
Jesus Aguilar
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
News 
 Jesus Aguilar went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in the Brewers' 5-3 win over the Giants on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says A.J. Pollock (elbow) will need 40-50 at-bats on a minor league rehab assignment before returning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 Jesus Aguilar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Brewers' 9-4 loss to the Pirates on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 1st
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Wednesday that A.J. Pollock will undergo elbow surgery.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 1st
 Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar is out of the lineup for the fifth straight game for Sunday's matchup against the Philadelphia Phillies. Eric Thames is playing first base and batting seventh.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 26th
A.J. Pollock will undergo exploratory surgery to determine the severity of his right elbow infection.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
 Jesus Aguilar went 1-for-4 with two RBI in the Brewers' 5-2 win over the Phillies on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 16th
A.J. Pollock has been placed on the 10-day IL with right elbow inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
 Jesus Aguilar went 1-for-3 with a single and two RBI in the Brewers' 7-0 win over the Cubs on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, May 11th
Ddogers manager Dave Roberts says A.J. Pollock is dealing with an infection in his right elbow and is likely headed to the injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
Notes 
 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
Pollock was a fantasy monster in 2015, but then an elbow injury cost him almost the entire 2016 season and he hasn't been quite the same player since. A 20-20 season is in the realm of possibility here, and Pollock should score plenty of runs atop the Dodgers lineup as long as he can stay healthy. Just don't reach too early while dreaming of 2015.
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
A broken thumb marked the third different injury to besiege Pollock in as many years. Although a terrific source of power and speed when healthy, he has played just 112 and 113 games in the last two seasons, respectively. When on the field, he endured a massive spike in strikeouts (21.7%) with a 77.8% contact rate five points below his career norm. Drafters must take all of these downsides into account while acknowledging the possibility of a 25/20 season with massive run-scoring upside if batting atop the Dodgers' lineup.
Andrew Gould - 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
Prior to yet another injury, Pollock was among the best fantasy assets in baseball. He had 12 homers, 9 steals and 38 RBIs through just 186 at bats. The ceiling for Pollock is a 30/20 player with a batting average near .300, but he has only played more than 115 games just twice in his career so don't forget about the risk in drafting him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros