Christian Arroyo

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Christian Israel Arroyo

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Christian Arroyo was selected by the San Francisco Giants and scout Mike Metcalf in the first round of the 2013 amateur draft. He soon signed for a bonus of nearly $1.9 million and made his pro debut for the AZL Giants on June 28th, going 1-for-3 against the AZL Diamondbacks.

He was called up to San Francisco on April 24, 2017 and was immediately inserted into the starting line-up at third base, going 0 for 4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He hit his first career homer on April 26th, a two-run shot off Sergio Romo of the Dodgers in a 4-3 win, then on April 28th, he hit a tie-breaking solo homer off Ryan Buchter of the San Diego Padres in the 8th inning, leading the Giants to another 4-3 win. Overall, he played 34 games for San Francisco, hitting .192 with 3 homers and 14 RBIs. He missed time because of an injury, and generally, the Giants failed to receive much offensive production from anyone they tried at third base in a season that saw them tumble to last place with 98 losses. They decided to address that weakness on December 20th when they acquired veteran Evan Longoria from the Tampa Bay Rays. Arroyo headed the other way, alongside OF Denard Span and prospects Matt Krook and Stephen Woods.

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