Aristides Aquino
Aristides Aquino
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Cincinnati Reds
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The Punisher was The Punished in 2020, both by opposing pitchers and by Reds management after he struggled against those pitchers. A year after being a midseason sensation, Aquino hit a mere .170/.304/.319 while shuttling back-and-forth from the Reds' alternate training camp. The problem for Aquino was that he couldn't hit a breaking ball or a changeup, hitting .118 against breaking pitches and going hitless against offspeed offerings. It has gotten to the point where it doesn't make sense to throw a fastball in the strike zone to him at all. So despite good power and plus defensive skills, Aquino is going to be on the fringe of a job even on a team like the Reds that's struggling so much to find any offense. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Reds in December of 2018.
Launches second homer
OFCincinnati Reds
September 20, 2020
Aquino went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI off the bench in Sunday's win over the White Sox.
ANALYSIS
Aquino's second long ball of the year was punished 428 feet into the seats in left-center field. He's bounced up and down between Cincinnati and the alternate site this season, making a total of 11 starts (five versus left-handed pitching).
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
1
2
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+6%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+43%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .894 72 8 5 14 2 .266 .347 .547
Since 2018vs Right .841 203 29 16 41 6 .240 .305 .536
2020vs Left .856 18 3 1 4 1 .267 .389 .467
2020vs Right .598 31 3 1 4 0 .154 .290 .308
2019vs Left .905 54 5 4 10 1 .265 .333 .571
2019vs Right .887 171 26 15 37 6 .256 .310 .577
2018vs Left .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018vs Right .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+103%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+28%
OPS at Home
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .876 142 19 12 32 4 .248 .310 .566
Since 2018Away .817 137 19 9 23 4 .240 .321 .496
2020Home .516 37 3 1 5 0 .152 .243 .273
2020Away 1.045 16 4 1 3 1 .273 .500 .545
2019Home 1.010 104 16 11 27 4 .284 .337 .674
2019Away .788 121 15 8 20 3 .236 .298 .491
2018Home .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Aristides Aquino compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.33
 
BB Rate
10.7%
 
K Rate
32.1%
 
BABIP
.222
 
ISO
.149
 
AVG
.170
 
OBP
.304
 
SLG
.319
 
OPS
.623
 
wOBA
.306
 
Exit Velocity
76.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
20.7%
 
Barrels/PA
5.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
2017
The Punisher took the baseball world by storm upon arrival in August. In fact, he regularly re-wrote the record book in his first month with the big club in 2019; after tying Trevor Story for the most home runs through a player's first 10 games in the live-ball era, Aquino became the quickest ever to 10 homers and eventually broke Cody Bellinger's rookie record for the most home runs in a single month (14). However, as good as he was in August, he was equally disastrous in September. He had a 52 wRC+ and 6:34 BB:K in 110 plate appearances over the final month. Aquino had previously hit the Double-A wall and was even non-tendered by the Reds last winter, but returned to the organization and broke out in the minors thanks in large part to a batting stance and swing change. Aquino has speed to go along with immense raw power, but color us skeptical about a late bloomer with poor plate discipline.
For many prospects, if not most, the Double-A Wall still exists. There's a considerable qualitative jump from High-A to Double-A that often stymies prospects, especially those such as Aquino who break out at a lower level while being considered older for their level. Aquino struggled at Double-A Pensacola for the second year in a row in 2018, hitting .240/.306/.448 with 20 homers and four stolen bases. The only promising news was that his Isolated Power crept up from .181 to .208 while he lowered his K% from 28.8 to 20.7. With both Nick Senzel and Taylor Trammell ahead of him in the pecking order, the chances of Aquino being anything more than a fifth outfielder with the Reds seem slim. A bigger role would require a slew of injuries plus a considerable improvement in his skill set.
After missing three months in with an abdominal strain in 2015 and never getting into a groove at the plate, Aquino made a huge splash last year, emerging as a potential five-category star. His power/speed combination has always been apparent, and he proved in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League that he can hit enough for the rest of his tools to impact games. He finished first in the league in total bases (251) and second in OPS (.846), slugging (.519) and home runs (23) -- trailing Tigers outfield prospect Christin Stewart in all three categories. At 6-foot-4, 190 pounds, there are some moving parts when Aquino is in the batter's box, but his 19.8 percent strikeout rate should alleviate any contact concerns for now. He has enough speed to steal double-digit bases over a full season, but he could add muscle over the coming years and become less of a threat on the bases. Look for him to reach the majors in late 2018 or early 2019.
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Back in big leagues
OFCincinnati Reds
September 15, 2020
Aquino was recalled by the Reds on Tuesday.
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Optioned after win
OFCincinnati Reds
September 14, 2020
Aquino was optioned to Cincinnati's alternate training site following Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Pirates, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
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Connects for first home run
OFCincinnati Reds
September 13, 2020
Aquino went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run off the bench in Sunday's 10-5 win over the Cardinals.
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Recalled by Reds
OFCincinnati Reds
August 31, 2020
Aquino was recalled by the Reds and will start Monday against the Cardinals, playing left field and batting sixth, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Sent back to minors
OFCincinnati Reds
August 30, 2020
The Reds optioned Aquino to their alternate training site after Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs.
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