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
The Miami Marlins activated first baseman Jesus Aguilar and outfielder Jesus Sanchez from the injured list on Tuesday. Both players landed on the injured list this past Friday due to undisclosed reasons. Both players are included in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies. Aguilar will be hitting cleanup while Sanchez will be batting sixth. To clear roster spots for the Jesus duo, the Marlins optioned first baseman Lewin Diaz and outfielder Jerar Encarnacion to Triple-A.
The Miami Marlins placed first baseman Jesus Aguilar and outfielder Jesus Sanchez on the IL for undisclosed reasons. We know the drill by now, this is very likely a COVID-related designation. Aguilar has a .251/.303/.425 slash line with nine homers and Sanchez has a .222/.267/.418 slash line with eight homers. They're similar players in that they strike out way too much and are unlikely to hit for a high average, but will bash some homers and can get very hot at times. In most leagues they're replaceable and will this IL stint you should look for a different option if you are carrying them, unless you have an open IL spot. Lewin Diaz and Jerar Encarnacion have been recalled to replace the pair.
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.
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.