|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(9/1/13) Giants' first-round pick Christian Arroyo is making a significant impression very early in his pro career. The 18-year-old shortstop prospect was named the MVP of the Arizona League (rookie) after batting .326 with a .511 slugging percentage, .898 OPS two home runs, three triples, 18 doubles, 39 RBI and 47 runs in 45 games.
"Put it this way: I haven't seen anything that I don't like from this kid yet," said Jose Alguacil, the Giants' roving infield instructor, per MLB.com.
Though Arroyo was impressive offensively, he did struggle at times defensively, committing eight errors in 40 games at shortstop.
"He makes adjustments quickly, which is good," Alguacil said. "I like the kid a lot. There's still some stuff to adjust to. But as a young guy, he's very, very, very good. I was happy and pleased with the way he goes about his business."