PP 2004 Scouting Report: SS, Joaquin Arias Premium Story

Joaquin Arias Has Five-Tool Talent
Joaquin Arias Has Five-Tool Talent
By Frankie Piliere

Date: Feb 25, 2004

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.

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