Aristides Aquino

Aristides Aquino

28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
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Free Agent
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Aristides Aquino in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a contract with the Chunichi Dragons of Nippon Professional Baseball in November of 2022.
Heading to Japan
OFFree Agent  
November 27, 2022
Aquino signed a contract with the Chunichi Dragons of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan on Sunday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
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Aquino was designated for assignment by the Reds in mid-November and has opted to continue his professional career overseas. He had a .197/.246/.363 slash line with 10 home runs in 80 games during 2022, though he was one of the best defensive right fielders in MLB and accumulated 1.9 dWAR despite the limited playing time.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
7
17
10
5
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
4
15
4
3
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+6%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+39%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+15%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+43%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .633 224 22 8 26 2 .189 .281 .352
Since 2020vs Right .668 305 33 14 35 3 .198 .269 .399
2022vs Left .491 108 8 1 9 1 .170 .231 .260
2022vs Right .684 168 16 9 21 1 .214 .256 .428
2021vs Left .761 98 11 6 13 0 .198 .316 .444
2021vs Right .659 106 14 4 10 2 .183 .283 .376
2020vs Left .856 18 3 1 4 1 .267 .389 .467
2020vs Right .598 31 3 1 4 0 .154 .290 .308
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+53%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+103%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .665 251 28 12 30 1 .188 .279 .386
Since 2020Away .640 282 28 10 31 4 .197 .270 .370
2022Home .552 117 11 5 12 0 .165 .222 .330
2022Away .651 159 13 5 18 2 .220 .264 .387
2021Home .867 97 14 6 13 1 .235 .361 .506
2021Away .566 107 11 4 10 1 .151 .243 .323
2020Home .516 37 3 1 5 0 .152 .243 .273
2020Away 1.045 16 4 1 3 1 .273 .500 .545
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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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.17
 
BB Rate
6.2%
 
K Rate
36.6%
 
BABIP
.277
 
ISO
.166
 
AVG
.197
 
OBP
.246
 
SLG
.363
 
OPS
.609
 
wOBA
.269
 
Exit Velocity
85.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
26.0%
 
Barrels/PA
4.7%
 
Expected BA
.180
 
Expected SLG
.317
 
Sprint Speed
23.8 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
38.0%
 
Line Drive %
18.4%
 
Fly Ball %
43.7%
 
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The Punisher broke onto the scene in 2019 with 14 homers in his first month, driving in 32 runs with a .330/.393/.804 slash line. It was a fun run, but he has gone on to hit .188/.283/.383 with 17 homers and 46 runs driven in since the end of August 2019. Aquino can destroy mistake pitches, but he spends too much time coming up empty on swings in between the homers. He is passable defensively, but he is also out of options, so the Reds have to carry him or watch Aquino bounce around baseball on the roadshow that Wily Mo Pena blazed before him. It is easier to envision Aquino crushing pitching overseas than sticking in the major leagues long term.
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.
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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Designated for assignment
OFCincinnati Reds  
November 15, 2022
Aquino was designated for assignment by the Reds on Tuesday.
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Closes season as bench player
OFCincinnati Reds  
October 5, 2022
Aquino is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.
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Remains on bench Friday
OFCincinnati Reds  
September 30, 2022
Aquino isn't in the lineup Friday against the Cubs.
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Out of Wednesday's lineup
OFCincinnati Reds  
September 28, 2022
Aquino is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Pirates.
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Reaches 10 homers
OFCincinnati Reds  
September 26, 2022
Aquino went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Pirates on Monday.
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