Originally written January 29, 2013 on Feelin' Kinda Blue:
The Dodgers' international signing barrage continued over the weekend, as they signed Dominican shortstop Carlos Aquino to a $75,000 deal. His age is unknown, but it's probably safe to assume he's a teenager. From the Dominican Prospect League website: Aquino was eligible in 2012 but lacked the strength and ability he is presently showing. He has smooth fielding actions with solid average arm strength and runs average (6.9 60 yard dash). Aquino is a switch hitting line drive gap hitter with more pop from the left side." There is also video on the assume youngster. Aquino's swing needs a lot of work. His stance is open and his swing looks long in the video. He has a modified toe-tap that I'm sure the Dodger minor-league hitting instructors try to eliminate. It's hard to scout off one video, but Aquino's swing appears to be really raw and needs lots of refinement. Aquino appears to be bigger than a couple of the recent Dodger s...
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