Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Aguilar or Edwin Encarnacion (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
48 of 59 experts
19%
Recommended by
11 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 77
Best Rank# 28# 45
Worst Rank# 192# 140
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 78# 113
Best Rank# 75# 100
Worst Rank# 85# 141
   
Projections 
   
Runs7776
Home Runs3130
RBI9593
Stolen Bases02
Batting Average.260.243
   
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Injury Alert-DTD
   
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# 68# 87
   
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# 44# 50
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 62
   
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# 29# 55
   
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# 35# 82
   
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# 66# 74
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 140
   
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USA Today
# 61# 69
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 45# 53
   
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# 132# 136
   
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# 52# 51
   
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# 60# 53
   
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# 68# 64
   
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# 75# 73
   
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# 192# 54
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats492500
   
Runs8074
   
Hits135123
   
Singles7574
   
Doubles2516
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs3532
   
RBI108107
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks5863
   
Strikeouts143132
   
Batting Average.274.246
   
On Base Pct.352.336
   
Slugging Pct.539.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.890.810
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats520507
   
Runs7776
   
Hits135123
   
Singles7872
   
Doubles2519
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3130
   
RBI9593
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks5569
   
Strikeouts147129
   
Batting Average.260.243
   
On Base Pct.330.334
   
Slugging Pct.492.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.822.801
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
News 
 Jesus Aguilar hit a two-run homer in his only at-bat in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) could be activated from the injured list as soon as Wednesday according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
Manager Aaron Boone said Saturday that Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) is expected to play by the series in Texas next weekend and could possibly play in Tampa Bay before then, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Jesus Aguilar went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run Friday against the Indians.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 31st
Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) expects to return before the end of the regular season, though he's yet to resume swinging a bat, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 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
Edwin Encarnacion was diagnosed with a minor internal oblique strain Friday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) is not in the lineup for Friday's game in Toronto.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
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
Encarnacion may be getting up there in age, but there are few hitters who have produced consistent power at the rate he has. There is little reason to expect a sudden drop-off but with that said, his RBIs and runs should take a hit with Seattle losing some of their best offensive pieces.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
As he embarks upon his age-36 season, Encarnacion is showing some signs of decline. His strikeout rate has crept up over the last three years, while his home run total and batting average have gone in the opposite direction. But this decline shouldn't be overstated -- Encarnacion still topped 30 HRs last year for the seventh straight season, while his 42.4 percent hard contact rate was actually a career high. Most projection systems expect his performance to further decline in 2019, but players do not always decline at a consistent rate. His advancing age makes Encarnacion somewhat of a boom-or-bust pick, but even if he remains on the rebuilding Mariners for the entire season, he should be a good source of home runs and RBIs.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Even in a down year, Encarnacion topped 30 homers for the seventh straight season, a span during which 2014's 98 RBI was the only time he fell short of 100. That bankable power is comforting at his depreciating price, but career worsts in contact (75.7%) and strikeout (22.9%) rate led to his lowest average (.248) since 2010. The durable slugger also missed time with a biceps injury during his age-35 campaign, so don't reach for name recognition. That shouldn't be necessary, as ADPs beyond the top 100 suggest he could fall into your lap.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros