Aarom's unique first name is half of his mother's name (Moraima) with an "a" added to the beginning...his father, known as "Cannon" Baldiris, played baseball in Colombia...attended San Francisco de Sales High School...is from same hometown as Edgardo Alfonzo of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.2005Acquired by the Rangers from the New York Mets via a waiver claim on January 20, 2006...spent the entire season at Binghamton
(AA), batting .275 (136-495) with 35 doubles, 11 home runs, 63 RBI and 7 stolen bases in 131 games...established career-highs in
at-bats, doubles and home runs and ranked among Eastern League leaders in doubles (3rd) and stolen base percentage (3rd,
.875)...led Binghamton in games and at-bats, also ranking among team leaders in hits (2nd), runs (2nd), doubles (2nd), RBI (2nd)
and walks (2nd, 45)...made the transition to second base in 2005, after spending the majority of his career at third base...led EL second
basemen with 117 games at the position...had never appeared in a professional game at second base entering the
season...recorded a .964 (19 E/534 TC) fielding percentage in 117 games at second base, most errors by a EL second bagger...hit
safely in 14 of first 17 games through April 27, batting .290 (20-69)...season-opening stretch included 8-game hit streak from April
14-22...hit .200 (10-50) over next 15 games, from April 28-May 14, to lower average to .252...batted .329 (54-164) over 42 games
from May 15-July 7 to raise average from .252 to .297...went 9-72 (.125) over 18 games from July 9-30, lowering average from .297
to .262...batted .307 (43-140) over final 38 games to finish the season at .275...recorded season-high 10-game hit streak from August
6-16, batting .405 (15-37) during the streak...posted 35 multi-hit contests, including season-high 4 hits on 3 occasions-May 20 vs.
Altoona, June 29 vs. New Britain and July 7 vs. New Hampshire...recorded first 2 homers of the season on June 29 vs. New Britain,
totaling season-high 4 RBI...homered in 3 consecutive games from August 20-22 and 4 of 5 contests from August 20-24...batted .317
(86-271) in 68 home games and .223 (50-224) in 63 road contests...hit .321 (44-137) against left-handers and .257 (92-358) against
right-handers...batted .300 (36-120) with 6 HR and 20 RBI in 32 games in August...hit .275 (38-138) with runners in scoring position
and .375 (3-8) with the bases loaded...batted .321 (26-81) with runners on and 2 outs...hit .333 (29-87) in 21 games in the 2nd spot
of the batting order.2004Spent the majority of the season with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...Joined Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League on August 15th...Played in 21 games for the B-Mets...With St. Lucie, he compiled a .332 (67-202) batting average in 55 home games...Batted .307 (27-88) in 22 games in April, .359 (33-92) in 23 games in June, and hit .327 (35-107) in 27 contests in July...For the season in the Florida State League, he had 25 games with two hits and 10 games with three hits...Hit safely in 16 of 17 games from June 22nd-July 10th (26-72, .361)...Raised his average from .283 to .301 during that period...Has a .308 (450-1,462) batting average in 404 minor league games...Hit .206 (14-68) with two doubles and one RBI in 22 games for Magallanes of the Venezuelan Winter League.2003MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE: 0 Year, 0 Days SIGNED BY: Gregorio Machado HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 1999. CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2004. FAMILY: Single
Hit a combined .322 (155-481) at Capital City (A) of the South Atlantic
League and Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League.
Selected to the SAL's All-Star team and won the Sterling Award,
emblematic of the top player on his Capital City club.
Ranked fifth in the SAL in batting and was second in the league with a
.396 on-base average.
Despite moving to Brooklyn on August 6th, Aarom led the Bombers in hits,
triples, RBI and walks.
Hit .372 (29-78) in 22 games in June...Also batted .317 (33-104) in 27
games in July.
At Capital City, he compiled a .331 (60-181) batting average with runners
in scoring position and hit .306 (41-134) with men in scoring position and
Also fashioned a .380 (41-108) batting mark against lefthanded pitching.
Played in 85 games at third base and 15 games at first base.
Had a 10-game hitting streak from July 25th-August 4th (15-39, .385).
Knocked in four runs in a game twice: June 2nd vs. Augusta and June 20th
vs. South Georgia.
Had back-to-back four-hit contests, June 1st and June 2nd vs.
Augusta...Was 8-11 (.727) in those games...Also during the year, he had 25 games with two
hits and nine contests with three hits.
Hit safely in 20 of the 26 games he played with Brooklyn including eight
games with two hits and three games with three hits.
Has a .316 (308-975) batting average in 276 minor league games.
Played in eight games for Magallanes in the Venezuelan League Winter
Named to the Appalachian League's All-Star team.
Finished eighth in the AL in batting...Also captured the Brian Cole Award
as his team's top baserunner.
Ranked sixth in batting average in the Venezuelan Summer League and tied
for third in home runs.