Not many paid much attention when Milwaukee made a waiver claim on Jesus Aguilar on February second of 2017. Aguilar led the Triple-A level in home runs during 2016 with 30 in 137 games for Columbus. Although he owned a career 34.8 on-base percentage in the minors, it seemed like Aguilar could be a quad-A player with some power. Reports centered on Aguilar being a compliment to Eric Thames and would back him up at first base.

Aguilar rode a strong spring training during which he finished with 1.457 on-base plus slugging percentage in 46 at-bats to playing in 133 games in 2017 with 16 home runs. Last season, a tear to Eric Thames ’ thumb opened to the door for Aguilar to take over first base and Aguilar never looked back. He finished with a team high 35 home runs in 492 at-bats, 80 runs, 108 RBI and a .274/.352/.539 slash line.

He also made an appearance in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star game along with winning the final vote contest to join the National League team. So,...