ARod trade completed
According to Lee Sinins (see link on right), the Yankees sent minor league SS Joaquin Arias to the Rangers as the PTBNL in the ARod/Soriano trade. Does anyone know anything about this kid?
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Joaquin Arias - 481 AB, 128 H, .266 BA, 12 2B, 8 3B, 3 HR, 48 RBI, 26 BB, 44 SO, 12 for 17 in SB all for the Michigan Battle Cats in A Ball.
Here is what The RotoTimes has to say about him
(they ranked him the Yankees' 6th best prospect):
Joaquin Arias, SS. Speed and defense are what Arias will offer the Yankees. He's an outstanding defender with excellent range and the speed and arm strength to make the play in the hole, something that is lacking in the Yankees' minor league system. Arias does have potential with the bat, but that's all it is right now. Potential. Arias has a serious drawback in the fact that he has a major uppercut swing. With that much of an uppercut it's almost like Arias is swinging up hill. With only a .304 OBP last season, his plate discipline has to improve if he wants to make the majors. He currently doesn't have much power, but he may develop some more as he grows into his 6-2 frame. Arias is also on the list of five players the Texas Rangers can pick from to complete the trade for Alex Rodriguez as the player-to-be-named-later. Arias should begin the season at Tampa (A) for the Yankees. He should be ready for the big league's in 2007.
posted by shawn
: 3/24/2004 11:48:00 AM -