Christian Arroyo

Christian Arroyo

26-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Boston Red Sox
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Arroyo's "what did you do last summer" report would include watching a lot of games from the bench, getting designated for assignment twice, spending time on the COVID-19 list while he cleared intake protocol and impressing his new employer down the stretch to the point there's a good chance they'll want him back next summer (and spring). Arroyo started the season with Cleveland but didn't get any playing before being waived and claimed by Boston. The Red Sox played him almost every day the final three weeks and Arroyo responded with a career-best .736 OPS and solid defense at the keystone. He has prospect pedigree, but it's mostly as a slick fielder with a good hit tool but little power or speed. Those hoping for a Gio Urshela-like breakout will be disappointed, but Arroyo can still have a career as a utility infielder if he can return to the high-contact ways displayed early in his development. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#592
ADP
$Waived by the Indians in August of 2020. Claimed off waivers by the Red Sox in August of 2020.
Takes over as primary 2B
3BBoston Red Sox
October 20, 2021
Arroyo will start at second base and bat eighth Wednesday in Game 5 of the Red Sox's ALCS matchup with the Astros, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
ANALYSIS
With Enrique Hernandez moving to center field on a more frequent basis during the postseason and Kyle Schwarber displacing Bobby Dalbec at first base, playing time has opened up for Arroyo at the keystone. Arroyo started in each of the first four games of the series, going 4-for-14 with a home run, a triple and three RBI.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
7
1
11
2
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
1
1
9
3
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+29%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+132%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+27%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .755 120 15 4 14 0 .281 .317 .439
Since 2019vs Right .763 160 21 7 26 1 .234 .316 .447
2021vs Left .885 73 11 3 10 0 .329 .356 .529
2021vs Right .685 107 11 3 15 1 .213 .302 .383
2020vs Left .474 19 2 1 3 0 .158 .158 .316
2020vs Right 1.098 24 4 2 5 0 .364 .417 .682
2019vs Left .601 28 2 0 1 0 .240 .321 .280
2019vs Right .766 29 6 2 6 0 .200 .286 .480
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+59%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+57%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+130%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .719 144 19 5 21 0 .233 .308 .411
Since 2019Away .774 147 18 6 19 1 .267 .322 .452
2021Home .616 105 11 2 11 0 .202 .286 .330
2021Away .978 75 11 4 14 1 .343 .378 .600
2020Home 1.012 14 2 1 4 0 .333 .429 .583
2020Away .645 40 5 2 4 0 .211 .250 .395
2019Home .986 25 6 2 6 0 .304 .333 .652
2019Away .429 32 2 0 1 0 .148 .281 .148
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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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.18
 
BB Rate
4.4%
 
K Rate
24.4%
 
BABIP
.325
 
ISO
.183
 
AVG
.262
 
OBP
.324
 
SLG
.445
 
OPS
.769
 
wOBA
.339
 
Exit Velocity
78.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
29.8%
 
Barrels/PA
5.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Arroyo is now with his third club in three years, and is out of options, so will have to make the roster in order to keep his job. Ironically, he's in the spot that Gio Urshela once owned in Cleveland until he was sent away because he was more glove than bat. Arroyo is a former top-100 real-life prospect with a good hit tool and enough arm to handle shortstop and third base, but has done very little at the major-league level. Last season was a lost year, as Arroyo missed a significant chunk of time with an elbow injury. He was having a big year at the plate in Durham with the livelier baseball before the injury shut ended his season. The Rays shipped him to Cleveland near the deadline for international signing money and a minor-league outfielder. Arroyo would serve as a backup infielder, and could occupy the short side of a second-base platoon with Mike Freeman if the Indians do not upgrade that position.
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.
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.
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Sitting against lefty
3BBoston Red Sox
September 28, 2021
Arroyo is not starting Tuesday against the Orioles, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Activated from COVID IL
3BBoston Red Sox
September 21, 2021
Arroyo was activated from the COVID-19 list Tuesday, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Rehab assignment begins Thursday
3BBoston Red Sox
Illness
September 16, 2021
Arroyo (illness) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Worcester on Thursday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
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Rehab assignment nears
3BBoston Red Sox
Illness
September 14, 2021
Arroyo (illness) is working out with Triple-A Worcester and is expected to begin a rehab assignment within the next couple days, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Joins team for workouts
3BBoston Red Sox
Illness
September 8, 2021
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Arroyo (illness) rejoined the team for workouts Wednesday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
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