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The Miami Marlins claimed first baseman Jesus Aguilar off waivers from the Rays on Monday, according to sources. With a clear path to regular at-bats at first base in Miami, Aguilar could be in line for a bounce-back 2020 season after he struggled to a .236/.325/.389 line in Tampa with only four home runs and 16 RBI in 222 at-bats. The playing time just wasn't there for Aguilar after he had a career year in 2018 with Milwaukee, hitting .274/.352/.539 with a career-high 35 homers and 108 RBI in 149 games. Regular playing time should allow Aguilar to improve on his disappointing 2019 campaign. He'll be worth a late-round flier for his power.
The Miami Marlins acquired second baseman Jonathan Villar from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday in exchange for minor league left-hander Easton Lucas. Villar hit .274 with a .792 OPS, 24 home runs, 73 RBI and 40 stolen bases last year for the lowly Orioles. He'll join a similarly bad team in Miami and won't have the hitter-friendly ballpark in Camden Yards anymore, but Villar will still be plenty valuable in fantasy hitting atop the Marlins lineup. Hanser Alberto, Richie Martin, Steve Wilkerson and Pat Valaika will be options to replace Villar in Baltimore. Lucas was a 14th-round pick of the Mariners in 2019 and pitched for the Gulf Coast Marlins and Low-A Batavia this year. He could become a back-end starter down the road if he develops.
Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said that newly acquired infielder Jonathan Villar will see time at third base and in the outfield next year. He'll be a fallback option at shortstop and second base. Using Villar at third base and in the outfield will allow the Marlins to give youngster Isan Diaz a chance to prove that his struggles late in the year were just a learning experience in his first taste of big league pitching. Miami wisely swooped on the speedy Villar with the Orioles looking to save money. The 28-year-old switch-hitter was universally relevant in fantasy leagues on the lowly O's last year, hitting .274/.339/.453 with 24 home runs, 73 RBI, 111 runs and 40 stolen bases. Even on another bad team in the Marlins, Villar will have plenty of appeal for his power/speed combination. Adding positional versatility to his profile will sweeten the deal.
The Baltimore Orioles have put second baseman Jonathan Villar on waivers. They've been trying to trade him before Monday's non-tender deadline. The middle infield speedster is due a big raise in salary arbitration after slugging 24 home runs and stealing 40 bases in 2019 for the last-place Orioles. Even on a really bad O's team in 2019, Villar remained highly relevant in fantasy for his mix of power and speed. That should be the case again next season, depending on where he lands, but the good news is that he won't be in Baltimore anymore.
The Tampa Bay Rays acquired first baseman/outfielder Brian O'Grady from the Reds on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named and cash. In a corresponding move, first baseman Jesus Aguilar was designated for assignment. O'Grady, 27, hit .280 with 28 home runs, 77 RBI and 20 stolen bases with Triple-A Louisville, although he hit just .190 with two homers and three RBI in 28 games with the Reds. Aguilar had a breakout with Milwaukee in 2018 but hit only .261 with four long balls and 16 RBI in 37 games for Tampa. O'Grady is one to watch as a potential deep league sleeper if he gets substantial playing time at any point with the Rays.