AGUILAR, RYAN

Position: Outfield/First Base

DOB: September 11, 1994

Height: 6’2″ / Weight: 168

Bats: Left / Throws: Left

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Draft (31st Round, 2016)

Profile: Drafted by Milwaukee in the 31st round of the 2016 Draft out of the University of Arizona, Aguilar began his collegiate career at Santa Ana College in California, then transferred to U of A for his junior season.  He signed with the Brewers following the draft and got his pro career underway in the rookie Arizona League, before quickly earning a promotion to Helena after just five games.  He finished out the season in the Pioneer League, then was sent to Class-A Wisconsin to begin the 2017 season.  A left-handed hitter with good versatility, Aguilar doesn’t generate much power at this point in his career and that will likely be a problem if Milwaukee wishes to continue to use him at first base.  He’s a capable outfielder with the ability to play all three spots, but he’ll need to make big strides at the plate in order to advance.  He does display a good eye at the plate and isn’t afraid to work deep into counts and take a walk when the opportunity presents itself.

2016: After signing with the Brewers following the draft, Aguilar was sent to Maryvale to get his career started in the Arizona League.  After hitting just .278 in five games there, he quickly earned a bump up to Helena, finishing out his debut season in the Pioneer League.  In 40 games there, he hit .248 with 11 doubles and a pair of home runs while showing a patient approach at the plate.

2017:  The Brewers promoted Aguilar to Class-A Wisconsin to open the 2017 season and he spent the entire year in the Midwest League, appearing in 105 games with the Timber Rattlers.  He hit just .206/.305/.269 and only 14 of his 72 hits went for extra bases.  Despite his struggles at the plate, Aguilar proved to be a valuable defender, playing plus defense at first base while also filling in as needed in the outfield.