Jesús Aguilar Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 277 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/30/1990 (32)
Jesús Aguilar Season Stats
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Jesús Aguilar News
Oakland Athletics general manager David Forst said he expects the newly signed Jesus Aguilar to split his time in 2023 at first base and designated hitter in an everyday role, similar to what he was doing last year with the Miami Marlins and Baltimore Orioles. The 32-year-old right-handed slugger spent most of his time with the Fish (113 games) and finished with a .235/.281/.379 slash line, .661 OPS, 16 home runs, 51 RBI, 39 runs scored and a stolen base in 507 plate appearances over 129 combined games. Aguilar still has some pop in his bat, but he'll provide little else while moving to a weak lineup in one of the most pitcher-friendly home ballparks in baseball. He can be avoided in shallow mixed leagues.
The Oakland Athletics have reportedly agreed to a deal with first baseman Jesus Aguilar, per a tweet from FanSided's Robert Murray on Tuesday. Murray tweeted the following: "Free-agent first baseman Jesus Aguilar and the Oakland A's are in agreement on a contract, pending physical, according to a source familiar with the deal. First to report a deal was close: @susanslusser." Aguilar previously split the 2022 season with the Miami Marlins and Baltimore Orioles, hitting .235 with a .281 on-base percentage, 16 home runs, and a stolen base in 507 plate appearances. He'll give the A's another option at first base alongside the likes of Dermis Garcia and Seth Brown.
The Baltimore Orioles reportedly signed veteran first baseman Jesus Aguilar to a minor league deal on Wednesday, per a tweet from MASN's Roch Kubatko. Kubatko also noted in his tweet that Aguilar is joining Baltimore's major league taxi squad on Wednesday, so there's a good chance he'll join the big-league club when rosters expand on Thursday. The 32-year-old previously made 456 plate appearances for the Miami Marlins this season, hitting .236 with a .286 on-base percentage, 15 home runs and a stolen base. He'll provide the O's with some additional depth at both first base and designated hitter.
Miami Marlins first baseman Jesus Aguilar had a strong comeback season in the abbreviated 2020 season and should be in line for similar success in 2021. In the shortened season, Aguilar slashed .277/.352/.457 with eight home runs, 34 RBI, and 31 runs scored. The only issue with projecting Aguilar's 2021 is the amount of playing time he will receive. He and Garrett Cooper split time between first base and designated hitter in 2020. If the designated hitter is not part of National League baseball in 2021, Cooper and Aguilar would likely be forced to split time, severely limiting the upside and the counting stats of both hitters. Aguilar is a solid lineup filler who should be rostered in all formats if the National League continues to utilize the DH in the 2021 season.