TRAE ARBET
SHORTSTOP
Born: July 1, 1994
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 185
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 5th Round, 149th Overall, 2013
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Great Oak HS (CA)
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Arbet is an all-round solid shortstop who’s very athletic.  He has average speed and scouts are divided on whether he’ll stay at short or have to move to second.  His range and arm are considered more decent than outstanding.  The Pirates probably fall into the category that expects him to stay at short.  He has good bat speed and gap power, but tends to chase pitches out of the strike zone.  Scouts regard him highly for his attitude and, for that reason, believe he’ll keep improving.  Baseball America ranked him the draft’s 114th best prospect.  Arbet signed quickly for $425,000, well over the slot amount of $321,400.  This shows the Pirates think highly of him.

2013
R:  174/232/264, 144 AB, 7 2B, 3 3B, 4 BB, 43 K, 4-6 SB

Arbet struggled both at the plate and in the field in his debut.  The strike zone obviously was a major issue.  He also committed 21 errors in 38 games, all at short.

Arbet was considered something of a project when drafted, so the struggles aren’t a complete surprise.  The Pirates will nevertheless try him at Bristol in 2014.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

HS
BA
OBP
SLG
AB
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
CS
2013 .309 .531 81 8 2 2 5
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2014: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $425,000
MiLB Debut: 2013
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2019
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2017
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 7, 2013: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 5th round, 149th overall pick; signed on June 14.