SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - The San Francisco Giants have signed shortstop Christian Arroyo, their first round selection (25th overall) in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, the club announced today.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound shortstop out of Hernando High School in Brooksville, Florida, hit .524 (55-for-105), with 42 runs scored, 13 doubles, 11 home runs and 35 RBI along with posting a .580 on-base pct. and a 1.019 slugging mark in 30 games for the Hernando High School Leopards during his senior year.
Arroyo, 18, earned MVP honors as he helped Team USA win gold at the International Baseball Federation's 18-and-under World Championships in Seoul, South Korea last summer. He hit .387 and drove in 11 runs in the championships, while playing every inning of the United States 13 games.
He was named as a Second Team High School Pre-season All-American this past season and also this week he was named Class 5A Player of the Year by the Florida Dairy Farmers, making him a finalist for the state's Mr. Baseball award. In addition to Arroyo, the Giants have come to terms with 19 other players from the 2013 Draft, including nine of their top 11 selections.