Phillies Prospect Breakdown; Jalvin Arias, OF, DSL Phillies Red, ROK

Active players in the international amateur market, the Phillies have handed out at least one seven-figure bonus in each of the past four signing periods, with three signees in the previous two alone already ranked highly in the organization’s Top 30. Arias became the latest addition, signing for $1.45 million when the 2024 signing period opened in January.

Already 6-foot-3 and having added strength, Arias is a long-limbed outfielder who has the chance to hit for a ton of power. The right-handed hitter uses an explosive uppercut swing and has gap-to-gap pop, with more certainly coming as he continues to fill out his frame. While he does have an idea of what he wants to do at the plate, he will have to watch the swing-and-miss, especially with those long arms. He has a power-over-hit profile right now.

Arias runs well enough for his size and is a solid athlete with smooth defensive actions and an average arm. He might have the chance to play some center field at least early on, but chances are he’s going to continue to slow down a bit as he matures and will need to slide over to a corner. There he’ll have the chance to fit the power-hitting profile well if everything clicks.

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