Who Should I Draft?

Miguel Andujar or Jesus Aguilar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - MIL
Jesus Aguilar
Miguel Andujar
3B,DH - NYY
Miguel Andujar
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
35 of 57 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 57 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 67
Best Rank# 28# 46
Worst Rank# 192# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 78# 79
Best Rank# 75# 66
Worst Rank# 85# 88
   
Projections 
   
Runs7776
Home Runs3124
RBI9586
Stolen Bases03
Batting Average.260.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 60
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 29# 80
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 35# 54
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 56
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 66
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 51# 53
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 60
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 60# 62
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28# 61
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 35# 52
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 60# 70
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 52# 110
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 66# 75
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 56# 62
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 60# 63
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 58# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 55
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 44# 50
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 53# 57
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 43
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 63# 66
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 60# 63
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 54# 61
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 59# 76
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 44# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 66# 68
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 68# 103
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 55# 64
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 57# 63
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 38# 59
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 67# 68
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 52# 88
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 68# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 192# 47
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 76# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 65# 49
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 61# 52
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 65# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 53
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 65# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 55
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 66# 55
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 65# 57
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 61# 58
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 79# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 75# 60
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 73# 64
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 71# 64
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 75# 64
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 89# 71
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 88# 74
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 132# 77
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - MIL
Jesus Aguilar
Miguel Andujar
3B,DH - NYY
Miguel Andujar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats492573
   
Runs8083
   
Hits135170
   
Singles7594
   
Doubles2547
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs3527
   
RBI10892
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks5825
   
Strikeouts14397
   
Batting Average.274.297
   
On Base Pct.352.328
   
Slugging Pct.539.527
   
On-base Plus Slugging.890.855
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - MIL
Jesus Aguilar
Miguel Andujar
3B,DH - NYY
Miguel Andujar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats520543
   
Runs7776
   
Hits135155
   
Singles7892
   
Doubles2537
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3124
   
RBI9586
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks5528
   
Strikeouts14791
   
Batting Average.260.285
   
On Base Pct.330.320
   
Slugging Pct.492.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.822.817
   
  Jesus Aguilar
1B - MIL
Jesus Aguilar
Miguel Andujar
3B,DH - NYY
Miguel Andujar
News 
 Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 14th
Miguel Andujar has opted to get shoulder surgery to repair his torn labrum. He will have season-ending surgery on Monday.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 15th
 Jesus Aguilar went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 7th
Andujar's MRI came back "about identical" to the one he had the first week of April, according to manager Aaron Boone. The third baseman is expected to decide within the next 24 hours whether he will have surgery.
James Bisson
Tue, May 14th
 Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a 7-6 extra-inning victory over the Pirates on Friday.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jul 6th
Manager Aaron Boone acknowledged that Miguel Andujar (shoulder) could require season-ending surgery after the third baseman was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Tue, May 14th
 Jesus Aguilar got the start Sunday against the Pirates, but went 0-for-1 with a walk and a strikeout.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jul 1st
The Yankees placed Miguel Andujar on the 10-day IL with a right labrum tear.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 13th
 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
Andujar will likely be placed on the 10-day IL either Monday or Tuesday, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said prior to Monday's game against Baltimore.
James Bisson
Mon, May 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
Andujar flew under the radar until his major breakout last season. We've seen players like that face major challenges in their sophomore campaign so beware of the risk associated with picking him, but as we've seen, the upside is tantalizing and may prove well worth a mid-round pick.
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
Andujar's rookie season went as well as even the most optimistic Yankees fan could have hoped. His .297/83/27/92/2 line was good enough to make him the seventh-most valuable third baseman in standard 5x5 leagues. The 27 home runs feels like a high water mark, at least for this stage of his career, and the batting average in particular is probably due for a bit of a correction, although he can still be above average there thanks to some pretty good contact skills. Fantasy owners should expect last season's production as a best case scenario for Andujar, and be satisfied if he approaches a .280 average and 25 HRs, as most of the projection systems expect.
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
Right out of the gate, Andujar provided a rare blend of elite contact (.297 BA) and power (27 HRs) for the Yankees. A 4.1% walk rate is far from ideal, and atrocious defense at third base limits his real-life value. Neither flaw hurt his five-by-five worth last season, but beware paying the Yankee Tax on a youngster who may have peaked early. Statcast's .319 xwOBA hints at some potential sophomore regression.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros