Mark J. Rebilas, USA Today

San Francisco Giants Considering Calling Up Christian Arroyo

The Giants are placing Matt Duffy on the disabled list, and are considering calling up top prospect Christian Arroyo

Following Monday's 1-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, a loss that snapped their eight-game win streak, there was concern about Buster Posey's hamstring as he appeared to come up a little bit short after flying out to right in the ninth. Instead, word came down from Bruce Bochy (via Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle) that the Giants will be placing Matt Duffy on the disabled list. 

His replacement has yet to be named, but Bochy did tell reporters that Christian Arroyo would be in the discussion.

Through 62 games this season Arroyo is batting .285 with a .330 OBP to go along with a pair of homers and 20 RBI. He was selected in the first round of the 2013 draft (25th overall) by the Giants out of high school, and is still just 21 years-old, being one of the youngest players in his league each of the last three seasons. 

Per Baseball America's Prospect Handbook, Arroyo has a simple swing and can take the ball to all fields. There are scouts out there that project him to be a .300 hitter, and to hit around 12-15 homers a year as he matures. In the book, they talk specifically about how Arroyo would handle a move to third base. "Defensively, Arroyo is sure-handed and makes the routine play, but he lacks the range to be more than a fringe-average defender at shortstop. His above-average arm will handle a move to third base, while his range limitations would be less noticeable at second base." 

This season in Richmond, he has logged 133.2 innings at the hot corner over 15 games, so it's still a relatively new position for him, but a move is something that the Giants should, and are, considering. 

Note: Posey's hamstring is ok. 

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