Please excuse the absolutely terrible headline, but what the heck else can you say at this point? Aristides Aquino has homered once again tonight. He’s been in the Major Leagues this season for 17 days. He’s playing in his 16th game – all in August. And he’s now hit 11 home runs. Those 11 home runs, now in 18 career games, is just another Major League record that The Punisher now hows for fewest career games to reach that number of career home runs. He also owns the record for 8 homers, 9 homers, and 10 homers.
Our own Jason Linden wondered what the average home run distance is for Aristides Aquino this season after he hit another 400+ foot home run tonight.
Someone tell me the average distance on Aquino homers so far.
— Jason Linden (@JasonLinden) August 18, 2019
Well I decided to take a really deep dive into it. The 11 Major League home runs hit by Aquino have averaged 406 feet. But, the 25-year-ld right fielder also hit 28 home runs in Triple-A this season in 78 games. Yes, he’s now sitting on 39 home runs this year in 94 games played. In Triple-A this season for the Louisville Bats his average home run distance was 408 feet. He’s a strong, strong man.
From Elias Sports Bureau: With 11 HR in 17 games, Aristides Aquino will share, at least, with Rhys Hoskins the modern Major League record for HR in a player’s first 18, 19 or 20 career games. Hoskins hit his 11th HR in his 18th career game.
Here’s the latest one from tonight:
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 18, 2019
The legend continues to grow. Opposing pitchers simply can’t make any sort of mistake to him right now. And having watched him in Triple-A this year, that statement probably applies to the entire season. He has simply destroyed nearly every mistake made in the strikezone all year.