Who Should I Draft?

Jose Abreu or Jesus Aguilar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
49 of 59 experts
17%
Recommended by
10 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 55
Best Rank# 30# 28
Worst Rank# 67# 192
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 74# 78
Best Rank# 52# 75
Worst Rank# 82# 85
   
Projections 
   
Runs7977
Home Runs2731
RBI9295
Stolen Bases20
Batting Average.284.260
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 30# 68
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 54
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 40# 66
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 61
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 51
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 45
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 38# 132
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 46# 71
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 53# 60
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 39# 60
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 36# 52
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 57
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 76
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 39# 65
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 56
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 60
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 89
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 35# 58
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 57# 88
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 35# 53
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 38# 43
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 192
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 63
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 47# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 75
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 43# 54
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 39# 59
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 59
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 65
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 43# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 66
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 68
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 55
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 42# 65
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 43# 75
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 63
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 39# 57
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 36# 38
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 58# 79
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 51# 67
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 61
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 40# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 56
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 33# 29
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 41# 28
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 42# 35
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 43# 35
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 47# 36
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 51# 44
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 63# 52
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 67# 66
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 41
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats499492
   
Runs6880
   
Hits132135
   
Singles7375
   
Doubles3625
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2235
   
RBI78108
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3758
   
Strikeouts109143
   
Batting Average.265.274
   
On Base Pct.326.352
   
Slugging Pct.473.539
   
On-base Plus Slugging.798.890
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats564520
   
Runs7977
   
Hits160135
   
Singles9678
   
Doubles3525
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2731
   
RBI9295
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks4055
   
Strikeouts116147
   
Batting Average.284.260
   
On Base Pct.331.330
   
Slugging Pct.497.492
   
On-base Plus Slugging.828.822
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Jesus Aguilar
1B - TB
Jesus Aguilar
News 
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 0-for-4 in a 3-1 win over the Twins on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 19th
Jesus Aguilar hit a two-run homer in his only at-bat in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs in a 9-7 win over the Mariners on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
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
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer in an 8-6 loss to the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
Jesus Aguilar went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run Friday against the Indians.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 31st
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and three walks in a 5-1 win over the Angels on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
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
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-1 with a homer and four RBI in an 8-7 loss to the Angels on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
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
Notes 
 Since Abreu joined the league, he is fifth in the majors with 288 RBIs and #1 among that group with a .295 batting average. As you know, he provides plenty of homers and runs as well. It may not feel interesting to draft Abreu, but with first base more shallow than years past, he is an excellent 6th round pick
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
 Abreu had the worst season of his career in 2018, but that was largely due to a low BABIP and a couple unusual injuries (a testicular torsion issue and thigh infection) that together cost him about 30 games of action. Abreu's batted ball indicators remained right in line with past seasons, so he should be expected to rebound to his typical .290-30-100 level of production. He's a great pick if you can get him at a discount, particularly considering the lack of dependable options at first base this year.
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
 The always reliable Abreu fell short of a .290 batting average (.265) and 100 RBI (78) for the first time in his five-year MLB tenure. Just as he was kicking into high gear in August (.338/.380/.676), a thigh injury ended his season early. His .294 BABIP plummeted below his .329 career norm without any accompanying dips in contact and strikeouts, so it's easy envisioning an average rebound to at least .280. Although he may not return to 30 homers, he shouldn't miss by much if healthy. This could be a chance to buy a steady producer at a discount.
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