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Monday, May 28, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL TREND OR MIRAGE: JESUS AGUILAR 1B MILWAUKEE BREWERS

Jesus Aguilar where have you been my whole fantasy baseball life?  Many in the fantasy baseball community and Milwaukee Brewers fans are surely searching for an answer to this query after witnessing what Aguilar has done with the bat the last three weeks when the team's new first baseman has gone bonkers with the power and become an extreme overnight waiver wire gem.  Having now hit 6 home runs in the last ten games, Aguilar goes into Monday's action with the following numbers:

.325
9 HR
30 RBI
25 R
0 SB
9.6. BB/9
24.0 K/9
.372 BABIP

At 27-years-old, you can say Aguilar is a bit of late bloomer and as he failed to first make it in the Cleveland Indians organization but then perhaps began to hint at what was to come when he smacked 16 home runs in just 311 at-bats in his debut with the Brewers in 2017.  With injuries having opened up consistent time for Aguilar of late, he is looking like a slam-dunk daily league guy who is evoking some Jose Abreu comparisons with the power-centric game matched by a .300 average.  Clearly, Aguilar has good power as he showed a year ago but the average is a bit suspect when you consider his high 24.0 K/9 and VERY lucky .372 BABIP.  With the slow-footed Aguilar having no chance to sustain such a lofty BABIP, the average is headed for a fall for sure but the power is likely to stick around.  As we always do in situations like this that come out of nowhere, it is best to ride out the Aguilar run for as long as it goes and embrace whatever numbers you get from here.  While we are not suggesting Aguilar is the next first base monster, we will say his breakout has some decent power legs to it.

TREND OR MIRAGE:  POWER (YES), AVERAGE (NO)


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