Arroyo, 21, is batting .286/.315/.401 with two home runs and 15 RBI through 48 games for Double-A Richmond. Arroyo's lack of walks is a bit concerning, particularly due to his inability to hit home runs or steal bases. Still, he makes solid contact and has 14 doubles this season.
Arroyo, 20, is slashing .304/.351/.406 with eight RBI through 18 games for Double-A Richmond. Arroyo's hit tool is well above-average, though he will not likely provide much in the way of power or speed. As such, his fantasy upside may remain curtailed, as he could be a better actual MLB player than fantasy producer.
Arroyo went yard in Tuesday's spring training win over the Reds, finishing with two hits, two runs scored, and two RBI. Arroyo is coming off of his best minor league season as a professional, slashing .304/.344/.459 with nine homers, 42 RBI, and five steals in 409 plate appearances. While he won't make the major league roster come April, a strong spring could propel him to either Double-A Richmond or Triple-A Sacramento. Arroyo - a natural middle infielder - projects to develop an offensive game similar to current Giants' second baseman Joe Panik, hitting for average with gap power and light speed. He is considered the Giants' top positional prospect, and currently ranks No. 62 in Baseball America's Top 100 list.
The Giants re-assigned 11 players to minor-league camp Tuesday: catchers Aramis Garcia and Ty Ross, second baseman Kelby Tomlinson, shortstops Carlos Triunfel and Christian Arroyo, outfielder Mac Williamson and pitchers Cory Gearrin, Chris Stratton, Ty Blach, Kyle Crick and Adalberto Mejia.
Giants' first-round pick Christian Arroyo is making a significant impression very early in his pro career. The 18-year-old shortstop prospect was named the MVP of the Arizona League (rookie) after batting .326 with a .511 slugging percentage, .898 OPS two home runs, three triples, 18 doubles, 39 RBI and 47 runs in 45 games. "Put it this way: I haven't seen anything that I don't like from this kid yet," said Jose Alguacil, the Giants' roving infield instructor, per MLB.com. Though Arroyo was impressive offensively, he did struggle at times defensively, committing eight errors in 40 games at shortstop. "He makes adjustments quickly, which is good," Alguacil said. "I like the kid a lot. There's still some stuff to adjust to. But as a young guy, he's very, very, very good. I was happy and pleased with the way he goes about his business."
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