Who Should I Draft?

Joey Votto or Jesus Aguilar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
53 of 59 experts
10%
Recommended by
6 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 55
Best Rank# 22# 28
Worst Rank# 85# 192
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 52# 78
Best Rank# 46# 75
Worst Rank# 67# 85
   
Projections 
   
Runs8577
Home Runs2231
RBI8395
Stolen Bases40
Batting Average.292.260
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 49# 68
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 54
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 28# 29
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 34# 66
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 40# 61
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 52
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 28# 132
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 71
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 41# 60
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 36# 60
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 35# 52
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 57
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 49# 76
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 47# 66
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 48# 65
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 56
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 38# 60
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 74# 89
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 58
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 54# 88
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 53
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 35# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 41# 53
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 30# 43
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 192
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 29# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 63
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 33# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 43# 75
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 40# 54
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 30# 59
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 59
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 53# 65
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 66
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 48# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 68
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 55
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 60# 65
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 36# 75
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 63
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 31# 57
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 28# 38
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 79
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 36
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 32# 67
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 44# 61
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 51# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 56
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 41# 39
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 44# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 45
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 56# 35
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 77# 28
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 85# 51
   
  Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats503492
   
Runs6780
   
Hits143135
   
Singles10175
   
Doubles2825
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1235
   
RBI67108
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks10858
   
Strikeouts101143
   
Batting Average.284.274
   
On Base Pct.417.352
   
Slugging Pct.420.539
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.890
   
  Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats522520
   
Runs8577
   
Hits152135
   
Singles9978
   
Doubles3025
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2231
   
RBI8395
   
Stolen Bases40
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks10855
   
Strikeouts101147
   
Batting Average.292.260
   
On Base Pct.413.330
   
Slugging Pct.482.492
   
On-base Plus Slugging.895.822
   
  Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
News 
 Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Friday against Arizona.
Connor Rooney
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
 Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, three runs scored and a stolen base in Thursday’s 11-5 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
Jesus Aguilar went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run Friday against the Indians.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 31st
 Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, an RBI double, and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
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
 Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' game two loss to the Cardinals on Saturday night.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 1st
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
 Joey Votto (back) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Marlins. He batted second and went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 28th
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
Notes 
 Votto did not return second round value or even close to it last year, but his ADP should be around the fifth this year. You can expect his batting average to bounceback above .300, and don't forget that he had 94 HRs in the previous three years before his 12 in 2018
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Votto enters 2019 as one of the bigger mysteries in fantasy baseball, following a season in which he hit just 12 HRs in 145 games and produced a .284 batting average that was 27 points lower than his career .311 mark. Was this an issue of mechanics, injuries, or simply advancing age? Votto believes it was a mechanical issue with his swing that he can fix, but only time will tell. Even in a down year, his prodigious plate discipline remained in tact, so he is sure to remain a major asset in OBP leagues. He's a little riskier in standard 5x5 formats, but first base is shallow and he should bounce back enough to at least remain a decent starter in 12-team leagues. The Miguel Cabrera career path feels like a worst case scenario, and that isn't too bad.
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
 Votto, now 35 years old, hit 12 homers last year after clubbing 36 in 2017. At least he maintained his stellar plate approach, tallying more walks (108) than strikeouts (101) while lacing MLB's second-highest line-drive rate (31.4%) behind Freddie Freeman. While still a commendable performer in OBP and points leagues, he'll need a power uptick to justify an early investment in roto and H2H category formats. A modest rise in last year's career-low 9.5% HR/FB rate should at least steer him closer to his .477 xSLG with 20-25 homers. That would make him a worthy bounce-back pick if paired with anything near his career .311 batting average.
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