2. Is Miami Marlins 1B Jesus Aguilar a dark-horse MVP Candidate?
If you had to ask a random person to pick an offensive MVP for the Miami Marlins up to this point in the season, odds are that the answer you’d hear back is Jesus Aguilar.
Aguilar has been outstanding so far this season for the Marlins, and has been arguably the piece holding the Marlins offense together. Now yes, other players such as Miguel Rojas and Corey Dickerson have been phenomenal at the top of Miami’s everyday lineup, but have they necessarily had the same impact as Aguilar?
If you have any question as to how good Aguilar has been at first base for the Marlins during the first 40 games of the season, simply look at his eye-popping stats.
Jesus Aguilar 2021 stats so far:
- 38 games – .282 AVG, 18 R, 9 HR, 32 RBI, .366 OBP, .550 SLG%, .916 OPS
Aguilar currently ranks 4th in baseball in RBIs, as well as also leading the Marlins in HRs, RBIs, Total Bases, Walks Drawn, OBP, SLG, and OPS.
If you need any evidence as to how good Aguilar was at times during the first 40 games, simply look at what he did just recently during the Diamondbacks series. If that wasn’t total domination from one singular player in a series, then I don’t know what is.
Can Aguilar maintain this current production? Maybe.
Will he? That remains to be seen.
I do know one thing however. If he does keep this up, the Marlins will have a legit NL MVP candidate in their lineup one again.