We all know that Jesus Aguilar is having a great season so far, but his impact on the Milwaukee Brewers recent success is noteworthy.
Lately, it seems that whenever anyone talks about how well the Brewers did offensively, Jesus Aguilar’s name comes up. Because of that, we figured we would take a look at his impact on the Brewers’ overall offensive output since mid-June.
This seems to be decent enough sample size to really show how valuable he has been to this team lately. Based on what has happened this year, it is hard to believe that this is a player who came close to not making the team.
From June 15th through July 9th, Aguilar has driven in 27 runs and hit 12 home runs. Over that same period the Brewers have scored 108 runs. Aguilar has been responsible for driving in 25% of team’s runs in that time. It’s not often that one hitter has that kind of impact on a team over a 23 game period.
Aguilar is driving in runs when they count as well. When looking at a handful of the games where the Brewers won, you’ll see that he was a large part of the offensive production in those games.
On June 19th, in a win against Pittsburgh he drove in all three runs that game. On June 22nd, the Brewers beat the Cardinals 2-1. Again the only player to drive in runs for the Brewers that day was Aguilar. On July 6th, in a win against Atlanta, he drove in three runs. The Milwaukee Brewers scored five that game. Finally, on July 8th, the Brewers scored 10 runs, beating Atlanta and Aguilar drove in four of the ten runs that game. This included two home runs.
During this period he didn’t just drive in runs. Aguilar’s average during that period went from .285 to .305. His on-base percentage went from .354 to .371. There is a good chance that a slight cool-off is on its way. The Brewers need to find ways to score when that cool-off happens.
Until then, I think we need to ride the Aguilar wave and appreciate the type of impact he has had on this team over the last few weeks.