Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Reds: Make it stop. I can't watch Aquino. I can't.

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Aristides Aquino was NL Player of the Month in August of 2019: .320 BA, .391 OBP, 14 HR, 33 RBI.

In the 32 months since he has hit .173-.281-.367-.648 in 115 games with 13 HR, 111 K and an OPS+ of 67.

He's currently 2 for 27, with 1 HR, 1 BB, 18 K in 27 AB.

BA: .170 in 2020, .190 in 2021, .074 this year.

His strikeout rate:

2020: 32%

2021: 37%

2022: 64%

I have no clue why any pitcher would throw him anything other than a breaking ball.

Consider the state of the Reds that after all the rebuilding of 2015-2019 and the recent offseason salary dumps/sell offs/trades that there is not a better option than Aquino within the organization.

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