Jesus Aguilar
Jesus Aguilar
28-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Milwaukee Brewers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
An offseason waiver claim by the Brewers, Aguilar faced an uphill battle to make the Opening Day roster, but he earned the backup first base job thanks to a sizzling spring training. He kept hitting once the regular season began, and did so for much of the first half, tallying 24 extra-base hits to head into the All-Star break with a .911 OPS. He finished the year with 16 long balls in just 279 at-bats, but his luck on balls in play really dipped from .383 in the first half to .262 in the second half, resulting in a .289 OBP after the Midsummer Classic. Aguilar showed his power potential last year, but as a part-time player who only plays one position, he figures to face competition for his roster spot. Should he wind up in a situation where he sees regular at-bats, however, his power potential could make him a useful fantasy option in standard formats for that stretch of time. Read Past Outlooks
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Clubs 33rd homer
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September 19, 2018
Aguilar went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Wednesday's 7-0 win over the Reds.
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He crushed a three-run homer off Matt Harvey in the third inning, giving Aguilar 33 long balls on the year to go along with a .275/.351/.545 slash line. The 28-year-old had been fading a little, hitting .256 with zero home runs through the first 12 games in September, but he's now gone deep twice in the last four contests.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+5%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+10%
OPS vs LHP
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .892 260 35 13 37 0 .285 .365 .526
Since 2016vs Right .849 577 77 35 114 0 .260 .329 .520
2018vs Left .900 144 21 8 20 0 .274 .368 .532
2018vs Right .884 376 51 24 79 0 .272 .343 .541
2017vs Left .889 115 14 5 17 0 .301 .365 .524
2017vs Right .806 196 26 11 35 0 .244 .311 .494
2016vs Left .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016vs Right .000 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+17%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+5%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+41%
OPS on Road
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .797 419 51 20 70 0 .256 .322 .474
Since 2016Away .929 418 61 28 81 0 .279 .359 .570
2018Home .866 261 34 16 52 0 .269 .337 .529
2018Away .912 259 38 16 47 0 .277 .363 .549
2017Home .696 156 17 4 18 0 .239 .301 .394
2017Away .982 155 23 12 34 0 .292 .361 .620
2016Home .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016Away .000 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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How does Jesus Aguilar compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.42
 
BB Rate
10.3%
 
K Rate
24.8%
 
BABIP
.305
 
ISO
.270
 
AVG
.275
 
OBP
.351
 
SLG
.545
 
OPS
.896
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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For the second straight year, Aguilar's batting average at Triple-A Columbus tumbled, this time reaching a sub-.250 mark. Although his batting average and K-rate hovered around their recent marks of 10 and 20 percent, respectively, his BABIP slid from .305 to .255. However, his regression in terms of BABIP may be justified, as there was a part of Aguilar's game that took a tremendous step forward in 2016, that being power. Over 137 games, Aguilar knocked 30 home runs and 26 doubles, giving him a .472 slugging percentage. While this was a large improvement for the 26-year-old, Aguilar's chances of making it up to the majors for an extended stay with the Brewers in 2017 are likely dependent upon whether or not Eric Thames can hold onto an everyday role at first base. If Thames falters, the door may be open for Aguilar to an impact at first base as a below average hitter with a high ceiling in terms of power.
Aguilar spent most of 2015 at Triple-A Columbus, logging 131 games for the Clippers sandwiched around a couple of short stints with the Tribe. He didn't take the step forward that many in the organization were hoping for in his second extended look at Triple-A, slashing .267/.332/.439 with 29 doubles and 19 homers in 131 games versus a .304/.395/.511 line with 31 doubles and 19 homers in 118 games in 2014. His walk rate dipped to 8.2 percent, down from 12.8 percent in 2014, though his strikeout rate remained largely unchanged at 20.1 percent. He's locked into a 1B/DH role, a spot comfortably occupied by Carlos Santana (on a club-friendly deal for two more seasons) and offseason signee Mike Napoli. The Indians could keep Aguilar as organizational depth, or move him before he's tagged as a Quadruple-A player, although the word might already be out on that front.
Aguilar is a sizable right-handed first baseman whose bat will have to force him into a lineup because he’s never going to be confused as someone with a good glove. He has hit .276/.357/.453 throughout his minor league career including a lofty .304/.395/.511 line in Triple-A in 2014. The large righty may be penalized for his defense and being right-handed at a predominately left-handed position, but that should not make him a platoon guy. Aguilar has shown little in the way of platoon splits in the minors as his ability to hit for average and power was nearly identical versus lefties and righties. He's an interesting power speculation in deep AL-only leagues, but things became more crowded in Cleveland with the addition of Brandon Moss in December.
Aguilar continues to climb through the upper levels of the minors, producing well enough in 2013 to earn a 40-man roster spot and subsequent protection from the Rule 5 draft. After a solid, albeit unspectacular, campaign at Double-A Akron as a 23-year-old last season, Aguilar piled up a .306/.364/.556 line with 12 homers, 35 RBI and a 15:20 BB:K over 160 at-bats during a 40-game stretch in the Venezuelan Winter League. In addition to showing more desirable production at the plate for a corner infielder, Aguilar was given time at third base during the winter due to injuries on his offseason club. It remains to be seen if the Indians will continue giving him time at third base to push Lonnie Chisenhall, but it's worth keeping an eye on how he's deployed during spring training to see if a move across the diamond materializes.
Aguilar still hasn't flashed the power potential you might expect from a guy his size (6-foot-3, 255), but he'll get some extra attention in an organization lacking in power prospects. He'll have to hit to contribute, however, as he's a mess defensively, and it remains to be seen how he'll adjust as he moves up the minor league ranks. His swing is exploitable at times, and he's only seen limited time at Double-A thus far. It's a crucial year for his development to see if he can begin to translate his physical abilities into performance on the field.
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Receives breather
1BMilwaukee Brewers
September 12, 2018
Aguilar is not in the lineup against the Cubs on Wednesday.
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Heads to bench
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September 2, 2018
Aguilar is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals.
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Swats 31st homer Friday
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September 1, 2018
Aguilar went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's win over the Nationals.
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Rejoins lineup after playing hero Wednesday
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August 30, 2018
Aguilar will start at first base and bat third Thursday against the Reds.
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On bench Wednesday
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August 29, 2018
Aguilar is not in the lineup against the Reds on Wednesday.
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