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    Eric Davis had some interesting insights on the broadcast last night. Aquino, etc.

    Aquino - Basically said they worked with him, needs to get his head closer to the plate...to stiff. Chooses to stay with his approach.
    Minors - Likes all the SSs, prefers they not be rushed. Baseball is about adjustments and wants prospects to see pitchers 7-8 times.

    Touched on more things, he had a lot to say.

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    Re: Eric Davis had some interesting insights on the broadcast last night. Aquino, et

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    Aquino - Basically said they worked with him, needs to get his head closer to the plate...to stiff. Chooses to stay with his approach.
    Minors - Likes all the SSs, prefers they not be rushed. Baseball is about adjustments and wants prospects to see pitchers 7-8 times.

    Touched on more things, he had a lot to say.
    I enjoyed "Boogie" on the broadcast. He gave a fantastic nod to Vin Scully as well.
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    Re: Eric Davis had some interesting insights on the broadcast last night. Aquino, et

    Davis is a great guest guy to have in the booth. I wish I hadn't missed the game now.
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    Re: Eric Davis had some interesting insights on the broadcast last night. Aquino, et

    He's also not in favor of any of the rule changes they're experimenting with in the minors like pitch clocks and limits on throws to 1B

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    Re: Eric Davis had some interesting insights on the broadcast last night. Aquino, et

    Odd thing is that when Aquino came up and had his historic month, there was a lot of talk about how hed made a specific change in his swing recently. So there was at least one time when he was willing to change.

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    Re: Eric Davis had some interesting insights on the broadcast last night. Aquino, et

    Eric Davis has always been to me the most likeable and greatest pro athlete who ever lived.
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    Aquino Tweaks His Stance

    Has anyone noticed the change in Aquino’s batting stance in tonight’s game. It has apparently escaped Sadak and Larkin. I noticed that Aquino is holding the bat parallel to the ground over his shoulder as the pitcher releases the ball and then brings the bat into an upright position just before he swings. He has always held the bat upright in every game I remember watching him bat.
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    Re: Eric Davis had some interesting insights on the broadcast last night. Aquino, et

    Aristides Aquino's first grand slam powers Reds to a win over the Rockies
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    When the Cincinnati Reds called up prospect Spencer Steer on Thursday to be an every day player, it had a ripple effect on the lineup. Donovan Solano and Kyle Farmer will spend more time as the designated hitter, which takes away a spot in the lineup for an outfielder.

    Aristides Aquino will likely be the player who loses the most at-bats. With TJ Friedl and Jake Fraley establishing themselves as top-of-the-order hitters, Aquino needs to get on a run at the plate to prove he can still be a piece of the Reds’ future.

    On Sunday, after coming off the bench and replacing Jonathan India, Aquino hit his first career grand slam. As the Reds beat the Colorado Rockies, 10-0, in front of a crowd of 23,060 in the second game of a traditional doubleheader, Aquino put the game away.



    On Sunday, Aquino made an impact off the bench. He saw a sinker over the middle of the plate and hit a line drive to left field to give the Reds a 10-0 lead.

    "I’ve been working so hard at the plate," Aquino said. "It can be hard, especially when you’re not doing good. I’m working really hard, too. I’m so close to getting it."

    "My first career grand slam," Aquino said. "Nothing feels better than that."

    Aquino recently made a swing change, closing his stance and becoming more balanced. With the new approach, the Reds are hoping he makes more consistent contact.

    "He's working hard," Reds manager David Bell said. "He's continuing to make adjustments. You just never know, you never know when it's one at-bat where it all clicks."

    [QUOTE]continue reading here:

    https://www.yahoo.com/video/aristide...225957825.html
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    Re: Eric Davis had some interesting insights on the broadcast last night. Aquino, et

    "working hard" versus ?? and "making adjustments" So difficult to write about baseball without working extra hard to make the adjustments for the article to have any semblance of originality

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    Re: Eric Davis had some interesting insights on the broadcast last night. Aquino, et

    Aquino needs to get closer to the plate. I was at a game over the weekend and sat in a good position to see the plate and his stance. He's too far away and the outside edge of the plate is an area he doesn't see or cover worth a darn

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    Re: Eric Davis had some interesting insights on the broadcast last night. Aquino, et

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Aquino needs to get closer to the plate. I was at a game over the weekend and sat in a good position to see the plate and his stance. He's too far away and the outside edge of the plate is an area he doesn't see or cover worth a darn
    I hope Im wrong, I really dont see much hope for the guy.

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    Re: Eric Davis had some interesting insights on the broadcast last night. Aquino, et

    Aquino: Poor plate discipline. Poor pitch recognition. Guessing the pitch all the time. Poor at guessing the pitch. Consequently, it's luck when the bat meets the ball with good contact.

    Some of these things are changeable. Changing his entire approach to a plate appearance, including his stance is a start. Not guessing would be great. Being more patient isn't much to ask for because any patience at all would be an improvement. He really needs to focus on swinging at pitches only in the strike zone and letting everything else go by. Talk to Joey Votto and get some advice.

    So far, in today's game, he only swung at one pitch outside the strike zone in 3 PA's, and only let one pitch in the strikezone go by without swinging at it. So, the work was there today. The results weren't with a hitless day so far. If he did everything what he's done so far today, he'd be a very good hitter.
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    Re: Eric Davis had some interesting insights on the broadcast last night. Aquino, et

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    Aquino: Poor plate discipline. Poor pitch recognition. Guessing the pitch all the time. Poor at guessing the pitch. Consequently, it's luck when the bat meets the ball with good contact.

    Some of these things are changeable. Changing his entire approach to a plate appearance, including his stance is a start. Not guessing would be great. Being more patient isn't much to ask for because any patience at all would be an improvement. He really needs to focus on swinging at pitches only in the strike zone and letting everything else go by. Talk to Joey Votto and get some advice.

    So far, in today's game, he only swung at one pitch outside the strike zone in 3 PA's, and only let one pitch in the strikezone go by without swinging at it. So, the work was there today. The results weren't with a hitless day so far. If he did everything what he's done so far today, he'd be a very good hitter.
    He's got so many holes in his swing, even if he knows what's coming and it's in the strike zone, I still don't have much confidence that he'd make good contact

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    Re: Eric Davis had some interesting insights on the broadcast last night. Aquino, et

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    Aquino - Basically said they worked with him, needs to get his head closer to the plate...to stiff. Chooses to stay with his approach.
    Minors - Likes all the SSs, prefers they not be rushed. Baseball is about adjustments and wants prospects to see pitchers 7-8 times.

    Touched on more things, he had a lot to say.
    That is such an underrated point and one that we lose sight of as soon as a prospect gets on a hot streak. Baseball is about adjustments and how you adapt to those adjustments. If you are constantly moving around in the minors and never stay at one level you never get a chance to have teams scout and adjust to you. Then you get to the majors and teams have next level data in addition to a major league skill sets. Asking a player to learn about their weaknesses and adjust at the major league level for the first time is setting them up for failure. It's a rare group of special talents that can truly be fast tracked to the majors.

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