Aviles attended Middletown High School in Orange County, NY. His number was recently retired while he was with the Kansas City Royals.
"He was a good kid," said John Duczeminski, his high school coach. "All he wanted to do was play baseball. He was very, very competitive. The one thing people ask me about him was his senior year. He went to bat 74 times. He didn't walk one single time and he didn't strike out." Duczeminski laughs. "He swung at pitches that were over his head."