San Francisco Giants: Early Look At Top Prospects
No.2 Christian Arroyo
The kid we have all been waiting for. Is 2017 the year for Christian Arroyo? It has started out that way. This season, he was promoted to triple-A for the first time to play with the Sacramento River Cats. His bat has not cooled off one bit since spring training. He has a six-game hitting streak to begin the season with 10 hits in 24 at-bats for a good .417 batting average. Can he play left field?
During spring training the Giants did discuss the idea of Arroyo playing left field but came to realize he is the third baseman of the future and he should just focus on that position. Due to the signing of Jae- Gyun Hwang in the offseason, Arroyo is currently playing shortstop for the River Cats. This shows the Giants are trying to solve their big league questions of third base and left field with players from their own farm system rather than trying to complete a trade. As much as we want Arroyo in the big leagues we have to remember that he is still only 21 years old and his time will come. If he continues to hit for average, You can expect to see Arroyo at AT&T Park sometime by the summer.