Dodgers lefthander Marlon Arias tossed a complete game no-hitter in high Class A Inland Empire’s 2-0 win against Bakersfield on Wednesday.
Arias, who was signed by Los Angeles out of the Dominican Republic in 2003, threw 99 pitches, 68 for strikes. The 22-year-old struck out 10 and walked two.
Arias features a solid three-pitch mix with an average fastball that sits in the 88-92 mph range, and consistently sits at 90. He complements the fastball with good shape and depth to his curveball and has decent arm speed with his changeup that has above-average fade when he’s on.
“He really competes every time out,” Dodgers farm director De Jon Watson said. “He still needs to add mass to his frame, but he’s got a good feel for pitching.”
Arias’ first season in the States was in 2005, when he went 4-4, 5.48 at Rookie-level Ogden. Last season, Arias spent the bulk of the year at low Class A Columbus, going 7-6, 5.27 in 108 innings before being promoted to high Class A Vero Beach, where he put up 0-1, 2.63 numbers in 24 innings.
This season, Arias is now 2-1, 4.66 in 37 innings for the 66ers.