Christian Arroyo
23-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Tampa Bay Rays AAA
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Arroyo was acquired by the Rays prior to the 2018 season in the deal that sent Evan Longoria to the Giants. His first year with Tampa Bay was derailed by heath issues, as Arroyo appeared in just 68 games between the majors and minors due to a trio of injuries (calf and oblique strains followed by a concussion). While Arroyo was better than league average at the dish during his brief stint with the big club (106 wRC+), slashing .264/.339/.396 in 20 games, he struck out in an unsightly 27.1% of his plate appearances and benefited from a .361 BABIP, so it's difficult to read too much into the small-sample success. He struggled to a .235/.286/.341 line in 46 games with Triple-A Durham. Seeing as the Rays have better internal options across the infield, Arroyo seems likely to open the year back on the farm or in a utility role. Even if injuries pave the way to regular playing time, he doesn't offer any noteworthy speed or pop. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
#748
ADP
Add To Watchlist
$Agreed to a contract with the Giants in June of 2013.
Activated from minor-league DL
3BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
August 16, 2018
Arroyo (concussion) was activated from the disabled list at Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. He went 0-for-3 with a walk in a loss to Pawtucket.
ANALYSIS
Arroyo sustained a concussion after taking a pitch to the helmet July 29. The 23-year-old generated a solid .264/.339/.396 line with the Rays over 20 games earlier in the season, but he's been markedly less successful with the Bulls -- factoring in Thursday's contest, he's slashing a pedestrian .210/.274/.339 over 33 games.
Read More News
Batting Stats
Loading Batting Stats...
MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Batting Game Log...
Minor League Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Minor League Batting Game Log...
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+6%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+5%
OPS vs LHP
2016
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .623 82 6 2 6 0 .241 .268 .354
Since 2016vs Right .590 112 8 2 14 1 .192 .277 .313
2018vs Left .729 30 2 1 1 0 .250 .300 .429
2018vs Right .739 29 3 0 5 0 .280 .379 .360
2017vs Left .564 52 4 1 5 0 .235 .250 .314
2017vs Right .538 83 5 2 9 1 .162 .241 .297
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+37%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+17%
OPS on Road
2016
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .602 92 6 3 9 1 .212 .261 .341
Since 2016Away .607 102 8 1 11 0 .215 .284 .323
2018Home .875 24 3 1 4 0 .318 .375 .500
2018Away .637 35 2 0 2 0 .226 .314 .323
2017Home .506 68 3 2 5 1 .175 .221 .286
2017Away .591 67 6 1 9 0 .210 .269 .323
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Stat Review
How does Christian Arroyo compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.38
 
BB Rate
10.2%
 
K Rate
27.1%
 
BABIP
.361
 
ISO
.132
 
AVG
.264
 
OBP
.339
 
SLG
.396
 
OPS
.735
 
Advanced Batting Stats
Loading Advanced Batting Stats...
Additional Stats
Games By Position
Defensive Stats
Loading Games Played by Position...
Loading MLB Defensive Stats...
Stats Vs Upcoming Pitchers
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Rays Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Christian Arroyo
Regan’s Rumblings: Chasing Categories
132 days ago
Dave Regan offers up player suggestions in specific categories in which you might be trying to make up ground at the last second, such as steals, where he’s suggesting Kansas City’s Adalberto Mondesi.
Farm Futures: September Call-up Candidates
160 days ago
James Anderson previews the players most likely to get added to September rosters, including a return engagement for Rockies second baseman Garrett Hampson.
The Z Files: AL Playing Time Overview
223 days ago
Todd Zola checks out the playing time situations across the American League and wonders when Tigers prospect Christin Stewart will make his big-league debut.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
248 days ago
Erik Siegrist reviews the waiver wire in the American League, as a couple of teams have turmoil behind the plate and the Yankees welcome back Clint Frazier.
Ranking the Rookies: 2018 Tiers
324 days ago
James Anderson presents his tiered rookie rankings based on fantasy potential for 2018. Ronald Acuna's upside is no secret, but when will he debut?
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2014
Arroyo was the best prospect the Rays could get back in an Evan Longoria trade, even with Tampa Bay taking back Denard Span's dead money and covering some of the remaining dollars on Longoria's deal. That's not to say Arroyo doesn't bring anything to the table, it's just that Longoria's bad contract prevented the Rays from getting a fair talent-for-talent package. The 22-year-old infielder is best suited for second base or third base, even though his bat is a little light for both positions. He may have a plus hit tool, but he is a below-average runner and has below-average power. Arroyo was incredibly lucky at Triple-A (.427 BABIP) and similarly unlucky in the majors (.231 BABIP), so it's hard to read too much into his statistical lines at either stop. He appears poised to compete for the second base job in spring training, as the Rays have better internal options at shortstop and third base. Given his limited upside, he should go undrafted in most mixed leagues.
Arroyo, one of the Giants' top prospects, had a down year with Double-A Richmond in 2016. To be fair, the reduced production may be a byproduct of the poor hitting conditions in Richmond -- Arroyo had a dramatic home and road splits (.224/.278/.294 at home compared to .315/.348/.438 on the road). The Giants continued to keep him primarily at shortstop despite the team's glaring need for a third baseman. Arroyo will likely transition more to third base in 2017 in order to prep for his eventual call to the majors. While Arroyo probably won't provide enough in the power department to warrant immediate fantasy consideration at third base, his contact skills alone could eventually thrust Arroyo into NL-only prominence.
The 2013 first-rounder had his best season in the minors this past year, slashing .304/.344/.459 in 409 plate appearances with High-A San Jose. Arroyo — who was drafted out of high school — continues to steadily improve, adding power (which carried over to the Arizona Fall League) while maintaining a strikeout rate under 18 percent. He should make the jump to Double-A Richmond or even Triple-A Sacramento in 2016. With the Giants being set at shortstop and second base at the major league level, it may be tempting to downgrade Arroyo out of fear that he will be blocked when he is ready, but he is still too far for dynasty league owners to think like that. He lacks the superstar offensive ceiling of some of the more highly touted minor league shortstops, but there is value in a player with Arroyo's relatively high floor.
The Giants selected Arroyo with the 25th pick of the 2013 draft and he went on to excel in the rookie league, winning the league MVP award to the tune of a .326/.388/.511 line in 209 plate appearances. The Giants received a bit of criticism for taking Arroyo a round or two before he was projected to go, but the team saw something in the 18-year-old that others did not. Despite his young age, Arroyo brings a mature approach to the plate; he doesn't try to do more than is asked of him, and that mindset has made him a difficult out in his early years. He has a level swing with gap power, but doesn't project to be a legitimate basestealer in the majors. Arroyo is still a few years away from sniffing the majors, but he is definitely a prospect to consider or at least track in dynasty leagues for 2014.
More Fantasy News
Sustains concussion
3BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
Concussion
July 30, 2018
Arroyo sustained a concussion after getting hit in the head by a pitch while playing for Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Singles in return to action
3BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
July 16, 2018
Arroyo (oblique) went 1-for-4 in Triple-A Durham's win over Syracuse on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Activated and optioned
3BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
July 16, 2018
Arroyo (oblique) was activated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Durham on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Gets past injury scare during rehab assignment
3BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
Oblique
July 14, 2018
Arroyo (oblique) left Thursday's rehab game with Triple-A Durham early due to discomfort in his surgically repaired left hand, but X-rays came back negative, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Hitless in rehab debut
3BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
Oblique
July 9, 2018
Arroyo (oblique) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in High-A Charlotte's win over St. Lucie on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.