I am becoming more and more impressed with GCL Phillies’s left handed hitting middle infielder Jonathan Arauz.
Baseball Betsy and I watched the 16-year old Panamanian go 2 for 5 with a RBI in the 3-1 GCL Phillies win Monday over the Tigers at Ashburn Field. He will turn 17 on August 3rd and he is going to be a good one.
Arauz has gone 11 for 26 with 5 rbi’s in his last six GCL games. He has a nice .810 OPS in 15 games and 60 at bats so far. He has yet to be charged with an error. Watch three of those recent hits, one Friday against the Pirates watch Here and two more yesterday against the Tigers watch Here and Here.
We watched him hit a long home run to right against the Yankees in the first GCL game of the season over at the Yankee Complex three weeks ago and he tripled at Ashburn Field also in Friday’s Pirates game.
Though they had him at short yesterday, one would project Arauz to be a good one at second base to team with J. P. Crawford up the middle at the final level some time down the road.
This Just In Update: Jonathan Arauz went 3 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs this afternoon in the GCL Phillies 8-2 win over the Tigers in Lakeland. Over the last seven games he has gone 14 for 31 to raise his average to .308 for the season.