Aquino went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks during a 3-1 victory against the Pirates on Sunday.
The 25-year-old finished his first taste of the major leagues on a high note with his 19th homer in just 205 at-bats Sunday. Aquino struck out quite a bit and didn't post a very good on-base percentage (.316) in his 56 games, but his two walks Sunday are an encouraging sign. His .317 ISO will also make him an intriguing draft option for owners next spring. Aquino hit .259 with 47 RBI, 31 runs and seven steals in only 225 plate appearances.
Aquino went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and stolen base in a 5-3 loss against the Brewers on Thursday.
The rookie continues to put up sensational numbers, displaying both power and speed. Aquino has 25 extra-base hits and is 7-for-7 in stolen bases in just 53 games. He doesn't walk a lot and could stand to hit for a higher average, but he owns a .216 ISO, giving him nearly a .900 OPS, and his average rose nine points with three hits Thursday. He is batting .264 with 18 home runs, 46 RBI and 30 runs in 193 at-bats.
Aquino went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a stolen base Friday night against the Mets.
Aquino was responsible for Cincinnati's only run of the ballgame, as he produced in the bottom of the ninth inning with a solo blast to left field. The 25-year-old has put together a .264/.317/.592 slash line with 17 homers and 42 RBI over 48 games this season in the big leagues.
Aquino went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Tuesday in the Reds' 4-2 win over the Cubs.
Aquino's first-inning blast represented most of the damage against Cubs hurler Yu Darvish, who struck out 13 over seven strong frames. The rookie went down swinging in his other two at-bats versus Darvish, bringing his strikeout rate up to 30.8 percent in September. The increased whiffing has unsurprisingly had a negative impact on Aquino's slash line, which rests at .161/.185/.290 through 17 games on the month.
Aquino is not in the lineup Sunday against the DIamondbacks.
Aquino will sit for just the third time since getting called up at the start of August. He's certainly earned his everyday role, hitting .284/.342/.664 with 15 homers in 37 games. He's cooled off over his last nine contests, though, hitting just .150/.200/.303 over that stretch. Josh VanMeter will start in right field in his absence.
Aquino went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and another RBI in Thursday's loss to the Marlins.
Aquino got the scoring started in the first inning with a two-run home run off Robert Dugger, scoring Joey Votto in the process. He later tied the game up in the eighth with an RBI single, scoring Votto once again. With the long ball, the 25-year-old becomes the fastest ever to 14 home runs, passing Rhys Hoskins. He also set a new rookie record with 14 home runs in a single month, surpassing Cody Bellinger, who tallied 13 in June 2017. In terms of Cincinnati's record books, the slugger tied the 14-homer mark in a calendar month set by Greg Vaughn and Hall of Famer Frank Robinson. With three games left in August, there could be a new record holder in town.
Aquino went 2-for-4 with a double, a three-run home run and a second run scored in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Marlins.
His first-inning blast off Sandy Alcantara ended up being the winning hit, but it also gave Aquino his 13th long ball in August, tying Cody Bellinger's National League rookie record for home runs in a month. Aquino will have four more games, including a doubleheader in St. Louis on Saturday, to try and claim the record for himself. The 25-year-old is also slashing a blistering .315/.382/.783 since his promotion to the majors.
Aquino went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and an RBI double in a 3-2 loss to the Pirates on Friday.
The 25-year-old hadn't homered for four games, a horrible drought by the standards he's set this year. Aquino has 12 home runs in just 71 at-bats, giving him an eye-popping .873 slugging percentage. Sample size obviously has to be considered, but Aquino appears to be the real deal. He is also batting .338 with 25 RBI and 17 runs in 21 games.
Aquino went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.
The 25-year-old continues to rewrite the record books; he tied Trevor Story for the most home runs through 10 games, was the quickest to 10 homers (16 games) and is now the quickest to 11 homers (17 games). Changes to his batting stance and swing fueled his breakout at Triple-A and that success has carried over to the majors so far. Of course, it's impossible to sustain this level of production, but Aquino has locked himself into the heart of the Reds' order, and it's possible his bat speed will continue to allow him to get away with shaky plate discipline.
Aquino went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Cardinals on Friday.
Aquino cranked his home run in the sixth inning, but the Reds were already in a deep hole by that point (12-3). Despite his team taking the loss, Aquino set an MLB record by crushing his 10th home run in just his 16th big-league game. He'll look to keep it rolling at the dish in the third game of the series Saturday.
Aquino went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Wednesday's 17-7 loss to the Nationals.
The 25-year-old has quickly made himself the poster boy for the 2019 home-run explosion, as Aquino has gone from obscurity to becoming the first player in the modern era with nine homers in his first 14 big-league games.
Aquino will start in right field and bat cleanup Tuesday against Joe Ross and the Nationals.
Aquino did it yet again Monday, homering for the eighth time through his first 12 career games, setting a new all-time MLB record. The Reds put together a rally late but four-hole hitter Josh VanMeter popped out in foul territory to end the game with the tying run in scoring position, and with Aquino on deck. VanMeter hasn't done much so far in August (.568 OPS); manager David Bell would be justified in rolling with Aquino as his full-time cleanup hitter moving forward.
Aquino went 3-for-4 with three solo home runs and a strikeout in Saturday's win over the Cubs.
This is truly absurd at this point. Aquino has gone 13-for-28 with seven homers in his first 30 plate appearances with the Reds this season, tying Trevor Story for the most home runs through a player's first 10 games in the live-ball era. The swing change he made in spring training has changed the equation completely, though there are still some plate-discipline issues here (25.1 percent strikeout rate, 7.1 percent walk rate at Triple-A Louisville this season). Aquino is batting cleanup again Sunday against lefty Jon Lester.
Aquino will start in right field and bat fifth Friday against Yu Darvish and the Cubs.
Aquino has quickly endeared himself to Reds fans, hitting three homers in his first 21 at-bats, including one Thursday that tied the Statcast mark for the hardest-hit home run in the majors this season. Non-tended by the Reds last winter, Aquino re-signed with the club and made a swing change in spring training which fueled his breakout at Triple-A Louisville. His hot start with the big-league team seems to have locked him into near-everyday at-bats in the heart of the order for the time being -- he's been hitting cleanup vs. LHP.
Aquino went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored Tuesday against the Angels.
Aquino delivered a solo home run in the fourth inning, the second long ball of his career. Since starting his major-league stint with six hitless at-bats, Aquino has recorded at least one hit in each of his last four games. After posting 28 home runs and a .992 OPS with Triple-A Louisville, Aquino has served as the primary right fielder for the Reds since being called up Aug. 1.
Aquino is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves.
Aquino started in right field in each of the Reds' three games since he was called up from Triple-A Louisville on Thursday, going 2-for-8 with a home run, a walk and three RBI between those contests. Though he'll cede right field to Jesse Winker in the series finale, Aquino looks poised to see at least semi-regular work while he's up with the big club after the recent trades of Yasiel Puig and Scooter Gennett opened up a pair of lineup spots.
Aquino went 2-for-2 with a walk and a three-run home run in Saturday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to Atlanta.
The 25-year-old collected his first big-league hit in the second inning with a single, then drove a first-pitch changeup from Dallas Keuchel over the fence in left-center in the seventh for his first homer and RBI in the majors. Aquino has started three straight games in right field since Yasiel Puig was traded to Cleveland, and the Reds seem intent on finding out whether his .992 OPS and 28 homers in 78 games for Triple-A Louisville this season represented a true breakout, or were simply the product of an inflated offensive environment.
The Reds selected Aquino's contract from Triple-A Louisville ahead of Thursday's game against the Braves.
With Yasiel Puig now out of the picture, Aquino will likely step in as an extra outfielder for the Reds after submitting a monstrous .992 OPS -- buoyed by 42 extra-base hits in 323 plate appearances -- at Triple-A this season. Though lefty hitters Jesse Winker, Josh VanMeter and Derek Dietrich are likely the leading candidates to draw most of the starts in the corner-outfield spots versus right-handed pitching, Aquino and Phillip Ervin could be deployed as short-side platoon mates for any of the three lefties.
Aquino signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Tuesday, according to the Greeneville Reds' play-by-play announcer Justin Rocke.
Aquino spent the majority of the 2018 season with Double-A Pensacola, slashing .240/.306/.448 with 20 homers and four stolen bases in 114 games. The 24-year-old made his major-league debut for the Reds, though he struck out in his only plate appearance. Aquino was assigned to Triple-A Louisville and figures to serve as organizational depth.
Aquino was non-tendered by the Reds on Friday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Aquino got his feet wet in the major leagues last season with Cincinnati, although he failed to record his first major-league hit in just one at-bat. He'll be free to sign elsewhere during the offseason.
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