Aristides Aquino
Aristides Aquino
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Cincinnati Reds
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Reds in December of 2018.
Struggling in spring
OFCincinnati Reds
March 5, 2020
Aquino is 0-for-14 with six strikeouts and a walk so far this spring. He could begin the year at Triple-A Louisville to get regular at-bats, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic suggests.
ANALYSIS
This seems like a logical path for Aquino, who struggled in September after a dazzling debut in August last year. What might change that projection is if Nick Senzel or another outfielder needs to begin the season on the IL.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
30
4
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
15
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .905 54 5 4 10 1 .265 .333 .571
Since 2017vs Right .881 172 26 15 37 6 .255 .308 .573
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
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+27%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+28%
OPS at Home
2018
No Stats
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home 1.000 105 16 11 27 4 .281 .333 .667
Since 2017Away .788 121 15 8 20 3 .236 .298 .491
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
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 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
0.27
 
BB Rate
7.1%
 
K Rate
26.7%
 
BABIP
.266
 
ISO
.317
 
AVG
.259
 
OBP
.316
 
SLG
.576
 
OPS
.891
 
wOBA
.378
 
Exit Velocity
87.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
38.8%
 
Barrels/PA
7.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2017
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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Fighting for roster spot
OFCincinnati Reds
February 20, 2020
Aquino enters spring training without a guaranteed roster spot, and could begin the season in the minors, given that he has options remaining, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "I think they were more focused on not letting him beat them. I think they just pitched him tougher," Reds manager David Bell said.
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Reduced role likely
OFCincinnati Reds
January 27, 2020
With the Reds signing Nick Castellanos, Aquino's role is likely to be reduced, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer speculates.
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Posts 19th homer
OFCincinnati Reds
September 29, 2019
Aquino went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks during a 3-1 victory against the Pirates on Sunday.
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Fills stat sheet
OFCincinnati Reds
September 26, 2019
Aquino went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and stolen base in a 5-3 loss against the Brewers on Thursday.
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Swipes fifth bag
OFCincinnati Reds
September 20, 2019
Aquino went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a stolen base Friday night against the Mets.
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