7 trade targets from the Miami Marlins for the Colorado Rockies

DENVER, COLORADO - AUGUST 06: C.J. Cron #25 of the Colorado Rockies circles the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Miami Marlins in the second inning at Coors Field on August 06, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - AUGUST 06: C.J. Cron #25 of the Colorado Rockies circles the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Miami Marlins in the second inning at Coors Field on August 06, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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Colorado Rockies, Miami Marlins, Jesus Aguilar
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 02: Jesus Aguilar #24 of the Miami Marlins in action against the New York Mets during a game at Citi Field on September 2, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Miami Marlins first baseman Jesús Aguilar is someone that would help the Colorado Rockies

Miami Marlins first baseman Jesús Aguilar would provide the Colorado Rockies with a veteran power bat in the middle of their lineup.

Aguilar, 31, has spent parts of eight seasons in the major leagues but he has only been an everyday player since 2017. He has been a good power for the Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Marlins since then.

In 2021 for the Marlins, he played in 131 games and he hit .261/.329/.459 with 22 homers and 93 RBI along with an OPS+ of 112. In 2020 for the Marlins, he hit .277/.352/.457 with eight homers and 34 RBI in 51 games with an OPS+ of 117.

In 2019, he had a down season as he split the season between Milwaukee and Tampa and, in 131 games, he had an OPS+ of 87. However, in 2018, that was his best season.

For Milwaukee, he hit 35 homers and had 108 RBI in 149 games with a slash line of .274/.352/.539. He also had an OPS+ of 135. He was an All-Star in 2018 and came in 16th in NL MVP voting. In 2017, he had an OPS+ of 117 in 133 games for Milwaukee with 16 homers and 52 RBI.

He’s not a great fit for the Rockies since the Rockies have said that they don’t want someone who would be a DH and Aguilar would have to be at least a part-time DH since the Rockies have C.J. Cron at first base. Aguilar can also play third base and he played the corner outfield spots in the minor leagues as well.

He is a free agent after the 2022 season so Aguilar could be fairly cheap since he only has one year of control left.

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