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PP 2004 Scouting Report: SS, Joaquin Arias

Joaquin Arias Has Five-Tool Talent

The New York Yankees assigned shortstop Joaquin Arias to the Gulf Coast League Yankees after playing out the 2001 season on the Yankees Dominican Summer League team. He played for nearly a year with the Yankees Dominican team impressing scouts with his raw power and with his overall exciting style of play. Arias then signed for $300,000 after living in poverty as a child. When joining the Gulf Coast League, he was an immediate hit with his sparkling defensive skills and his live bat.

Vital Statistics; Name: Joaquin Arias Position: Shortstop DOB: September 21, 1984 Height: 6'2" Weight: 175 Bats: Right Throws: Right Place of Residence: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic How Acquired: Assigned to the Gulf Coast League Yankees in 2002 after playing a full season for the Yankees Dominican Summer League team. The day that Joaquin Arias showed up at a tryout in the Dominican Republic...

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