Reds rookie Aristides Aquino continues to electrify baseball with his power

Written By Jacob Janower
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Aristides Aquino is nicknamed "The Punisher", which couldn't be more appropriate after the start to his MLB career. 

The Reds rookie right fielder delivered his grandest act yet on Saturday, not only homering three times against the Cubs, but doing all of his damage in the first four innings. 

With an effortless swing and a batting stance reminiscent of Tony Bautista, Aquino now has seven long balls in his first 10 career MLB games, which ties Trevor Story for the most in the live-ball era. 

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Just take a look at the way this man slugs a baseball. 

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His third home run was an apt finale for his night, travelling 452 feet into the Cincinnati night. 

Even though the Reds are on the periphery of the playoff race, it seems like they have found something special in Aquino. We will see when the league adjusts to him, and whether he can adjust back, since he has carried a high strikeout rate and low walk rate in the minor leagues, but for now he is turning the Reds into must-watch television.

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