Re: Junior Arias
Junior Arias, ss, Reds
B-T: R-R Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 178 Age: 18 Signed: Dominican Republic '09
Arias hit .231/.304/.389 in his pro debut in the Dominican Summer League, but his bat came to life in Arizona, where he was one of the league's more exciting young hitters. He needs to improve his plate discipline, but there's no denying his power.
"He's got a live bat," Reds manager Julio Garcia said. "It makes a different sound than most of the kids we have on our club."
While AZL managers loved his bat, few believed Arias could remain at shortstop. Already 6-foot-2, he'll certainly outgrow the position. With his arm and speed both rated slightly above average, he should be able to handle a move to third base or the outfield.
From Baseball America