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Christian Arroyo

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Christian Arroyo
Name: Christian Israel Arroyo
Born: May 30, 1995 in Brooksville, Fla. USA
High School: Hernando HS, Brooksville, Fla.
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (25th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2013 (signed for $1,866,500)
If former Yankees third baseman Scott Brosius ran a draft room, he'd likely pick Arroyo very high. Brosius coached USA Baseball's 18-and-under team last summer, when Arroyo led it to a gold medal as the shortstop, top hitter and tournament MVP. He carried that confidence into the spring, to the point that it turned off some scouts, who see a below-average runner and modest athlete who profiles best as a catcher. At 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, Arroyo has surprising pop and grades out as a solid-average hitter if not a tick better. He wants to play shortstop and has excellent hands, a quick release and instincts that allow him to make all the routine plays and some spectacular ones. Still, few scouts see him as a shortstop in the big leagues. Those who don't think he can catch see him as a tweener, not quick enough for second and not powerful enough for third base. Arroyo is a Florida recruit.
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