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    Aristides Aquino

    What's the scoop on Aquino?

    Only 20 and 0.998 OPS at Billings.
    Everything is perfect, but there is a lot of room for improvement. --- Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

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    Re: Aristides Aquino

    Very Toolsy. Raw, but improving approach.

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    Sorry, that was posted in a hurry. I'm back and brought something a little better. I wrote about Aquino this past week over at Redleg Nation. Gives some more insight into his background and progression thus far.

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    Aristides Development.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Aristides Aquino

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Aristides Development.
    You have talent my friend. Want to work for me, for free, to write my headlines? Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    You have talent my friend. Want to work for me, for free, to write my headlines? Lol
    I'd probably run out of clever ideas about a week in and leave you with things like "Jesse Winker more like Jesse don't Tinker with your plate approach"
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Aristides Aquino

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Aristides Development.
    It works on so many levels!

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    Re: Aristides Aquino

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Sorry, that was posted in a hurry. I'm back and brought something a little better. I wrote about Aquino this past week over at Redleg Nation. Gives some more insight into his background and progression thus far.
    Great read. Thanks, Doug.
    Everything is perfect, but there is a lot of room for improvement. --- Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

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    Re: Aristides Aquino

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Sorry, that was posted in a hurry. I'm back and brought something a little better. I wrote about Aquino this past week over at Redleg Nation. Gives some more insight into his background and progression thus far.
    You're all about the page views aren't you?
    Seriously though, just kidding, I appreciate the perspective you bring as someone who isnt just looking at numbers and scouting reports, but actually watches live action games and tape to evaluate Reds prospects.
    There are too many posters here who want to belch out their opinion on somebody because they read stats about a good/bad month they had.
    I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.

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    Re: Aristides Aquino

    Aristides Aquino, OF, Reds (Rookie Billings)
    Signed out of the Dominican Republic in early 2011, Aquino has been a slow comer, spending the better part of three seasons at the complex level, with only a 15-game taste of the Pioneer League coming into the season. The 20-year-old is a scouting dream, with a body borrowed from Vlad Guerrero and the raw tools that make the hand shake when documenting the potential. This is a prototypical corner profile, complete with big arm and big raw power, and so far in his return trip to Billings, the young outfielder is bringing the tools to the field, with 24 extra-base hits (including 10 bombs) in only 36 games. The developmental process has been—and will likely continue to be—slow and steady, but the ceiling is of the first-division variety even though the risk is clearly substantial. I love the long and strong types like Aquino, the types with the potential to impact the game at the plate and in the field. While that outcome is a long way off and anything but a certainty, the raw potential makes Aquino one of the more intriguing sleepers in the low minors. —Jason Parks


    I always enjoy write ups like this and me then estimating when I will see them in Pensacola and all the things that have to work out in order for me to see him. PDC extended, not traded,etc. I am guessing 2018 at this rate.
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