Jesus Aguilar

Jesus Aguilar

1B - MIL
Age: 28Bats: RThrows: R

Next Game

PHI @ MIL
J. Eickhoff #142
Fri, 5/24 8:10pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #89
Projection (?) 3.8 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
62%
 
ESPN
61%

Eligibility

Yahoo 1B
ESPN 1B
CBS 1B

Given how quickly the Brewers moved on from Eric Thames last year following a breakout 2017, one must worry about them doing the inverse and abandoning Aguilar, who has gone 22 games without a home run. He has spent three consecutive games on the bench, so shallow-league investors may soon have no choice but to cut their losses on a slugger who pounded 35 homers last season.

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.

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.