2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Jesus Aguilar
Greg Jewett dives into the data to bring fantasy baseball owners everything they need to know about the Brewers first baseman during the 2019 MLB season
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,...