Who Should I Draft?

Jesus Aguilar or Miguel Cabrera (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - MIL
Jesus Aguilar
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
51 of 56 experts
9%
Recommended by
5 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 91
Best Rank# 28# 38
Worst Rank# 192# 154
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 78# 152
Best Rank# 75# 146
Worst Rank# 85# 167
   
Projections 
   
Runs7763
Home Runs3120
RBI9574
Stolen Bases00
Batting Average.260.282
   
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# 68# 81
   
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# 44# 62
   
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# 29# 38
   
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# 35# 115
   
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# 66# 87
   
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# 42# 66
   
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# 61# 88
   
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# 52# 94
   
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The Athletic
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# 192# 142
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - MIL
Jesus Aguilar
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats492134
   
Runs8017
   
Hits13540
   
Singles7526
   
Doubles2511
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs353
   
RBI10822
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks5822
   
Strikeouts14327
   
Batting Average.274.299
   
On Base Pct.352.395
   
Slugging Pct.539.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.890.843
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - MIL
Jesus Aguilar
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats520465
   
Runs7763
   
Hits135131
   
Singles7884
   
Doubles2526
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3120
   
RBI9574
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks5559
   
Strikeouts14798
   
Batting Average.260.282
   
On Base Pct.330.363
   
Slugging Pct.492.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.822.832
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - MIL
Jesus Aguilar
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 13-4 loss to the Indians on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a single in a 7-3 loss to the Royals on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-2 in a 12-2 loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera had a huge game in a 9-6 win over the Rays on Tuesday. Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a grand slam. He finished the night with five RBI.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
 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
Cabrera was inserted into the lineup in the clean-up spot for Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
James Bisson
Tue, Jun 4th
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
You may be inclined to believe Cabrera is done since he has had two subpar seasons in a row, but he is apparently in the best shape of his life. Add in the fact that he will be spending most of his time as the Tigers DH and we might just have the biggest bounceback player on our hands.
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
Cabrera's 2018 season was cut short after just 38 games due to a torn biceps tendon, but in the limited sample size he looked more like the perennial .300 hitter he's been for most of his career than the guy who hit just .249 in 2017. It is hard to expect much more than around 20 HRs from Cabrera at this point -- his 38 HRs in 2016 is the major outlier of the last five seasons -- but even that kind of power output can be useful when it's accompanied by a strong batting average. He's nowhere near the player he once was, but his days as a mixed league asset aren't over quite yet.
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
On the bright side, Cabrera recorded a .360 wOBA after notching a career-low .313 in 2017. The only problem: He played just 38 games due to a ruptured left biceps tendon. Don't bank on a fully healthy season from the first baseman, who turns 36 in April and has averaged 111 games over the last four seasons. Yet last year proved he's still a prolific hitter when healthy, even if no longer a massive home-run threat. If he falls beyond pick 150, it's worth rolling the dice on one of this generation's best sluggers churning out one more vintage season before his Hall of Fame career bites the dust.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros