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After the Royals traded for Norichika Aoki on Thursday, I asked Milwaukee Journal Sentinel baseball writer Tom Haudricourt for some insight on the newest Royal.
Here is what Tom wrote in an email:
Aoki is a great guy with a good sense of humor. Doesn't speak much English and uses a translator but fits in quickly. Like most Japanese players, is very fundamentally sound. Has a good, accurate arm. Plays deep because doesn't like going back to wall that much. Not a power hitter but really works the count, fouls off tough pitches, gets on base and actually hits LHP better than RHP. Steals bases but not really that fast and gets thrown out some.
By PETE GRATHOFF. 26 minutes ago