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Jesús Aguilar: When a waiver claim goes right

I’m writing this article on Thursday, April 29, at 5:52 p.m. (ET). After 24 games into the 2021 season, Jesús Aguilar’s name is leading the National League in runs batted in, with 22. The same senior circuit where stars such as Fernando Tatís Jr., Juan Soto, Ronald Acuña Jr., and Freddie Freeman play. And, fortunately, Aguilar’s good season is not just that.

The slugging first baseman posted a .295/.383/.538 slash line through Wednesday. He’s hit four doubles and five home runs, along with 12 scored runs, 13 bases on balls, only 13 strikeouts, and a high .