Chicago Cubs Rumors: Ranking the top 10 remaining FA position players

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Ranking the remaining top 10 - 9. Jesus Aguilar

A solid backup option after missing on Jose Abreu and Josh Bell is Jesus Aguilar. Like Nelson Cruz before him, Aguilar had a down 2022 after being remarkably consistent for the majority of his career. From 2017 through 2021, Aguilar recorded a slash of .263/.338/.476 with 25 HRs and 92 RBIs per 162 games played. Most of his struggles in 2022 came from having no real protection around him in the lineup the way he did in years prior. The Miami Marlins weren't precisely star-studded this year. However, upon being traded to Baltimore, he still wound up struggling there as well.

Aguilar is now 32 years old and, after signing a one-year deal for 7.5MM with Miami last winter, figures to be looking at another one-year contract with a lower price point after not doing so hot this season. Should the Cubs need to go far down the list of available first baseman/DH type of guys, Aguilar is one of the more eye-popping when you glance over his sabermetrics and advanced analytics that could be had for cheap.

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