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Avelino Slowing The Game Down

CHARLESTON, SC - At just nineteen years old, Riverdogs shortstop Abiatal Avelino is becoming a threat both offensively and defensively. Still, as talented as he is, he is still learning to slow the game down.

He is hitting a solid .287 with nine stolen bases just 21 games into his first taste of the long-season leagues. Only a few weeks into the season, Avelino is well on his way to reaching his goals. "[My goal is to] steal over fifty bags [and] hit over .300, and accomplish every aspect of hitting that I'm asked for," Avelino said with the help of a translator. Avelino's quiet confidence...