Jesús Aguilar Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 277 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/30/1990 (31)
Jesús Aguilar Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Jesús Aguilar News
Miami Marlins first baseman and designated hitter Jesus Aguilar is on the bench on Wednesday. The Marlins will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks and right-handed starter Merrill Kelly but will do so without Aguilar in the lineup. The veteran is batting .260 with a .339 on-base percentage and three home runs in 121 plate appearances this season. Garrett Cooper is starting at first base against the Diamondbacks and is batting second while Jorge Soler gets the start at designated hitter. Soler is hitting third.
The Miami Marlins have reached a deal with first baseman Jesus Aguilar to avoid arbitration. The club is signing Aguilar to a $7.5 million deal that pays $7.3 million this upcoming season and includes a $200K mutual option buyout for the following season. The 31-year-old was one of the Marlins' best hitters last season. Over 131 games, he slashed .261/.329/.459 with 22 home runs, 93 RBI and 49 runs. The addition of Jorge Soler and the growth of young players such as Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Jesus Sanchez should help give Aguilar better support in the lineup this season.
Miami Marlins first baseman Jesus Aguilar (knee) is not expected to be able to return to the field this season. Aguilar was placed on the injured list last week, and it seems like he will simply run out of time and won't be able to return before the end of the season. The big first baseman ends his season with 22 home runs, 93 RBI, and a .788 OPS. He put up 1.3 fWAR in 131 games and could be back with the Marlins next season. The 31-year-old is under team control until 2023.
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.