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Avila Making a Lasting Impression

Avila has been getting it done for Erie

Alex Avila doesn't have the raw power to make fans stand up in their seats and wonder if what they just saw really happened, like Jesus Montero. He doesn't have the natural ability behind the plate and all around game that send scouts running back to their clubs eager to hand in their reports that have been littered with 8's, like Carlos Santana.

In fact, when many scouts and announcers come to Erie, they stumble through the pronunciation of his name. Only once they hear it do they make the connection and the typical reaction typically consists of a verse of: "Oh, Al's boy, right? The one that went to Alabama? How's he doing this year, anyways?" Avila isn't the type of prospect that is going to make a lasting impression on first...

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