Craig Aikin is everything that I always picture in a leadoff hitter. He is quick, gets on base and has top notch defense. I can’t stress the defense enough: the first game in Hawaii he made two diving catches in the 9th inning that helped slam the door on Hawaii.
His numbers this season are very impressive. .400 OBP, 6 walks to only 2 K through 38 at bats. He played in the Cape this past summer as wells, hitting .279 with 1 HR and 8 walks/9K in 76 at bats. Very solid numbers in the Nations top Summer League.
I was able to get this autograph prior to the last game of the series. I was really happy to get him, since he was one of the Top 3 or 4 players on the team I was hoping to get.