Joaquin Arias

Joaquin Arias #3

  • 3B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1" /185

Joaquin Arias MLB Career Stats

1052 .265 7 95 13 .643

Joaquin Arias Bio

  • Full Name: Joaquin Arias
  • Pronunciation: wah-KEEN AH-ree-uhs
  • Born: 9/21/1984 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Debut: 9/13/2006
  • Relationship(s): brother of Alberto Arias
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MLB Career Stats 1052 112 279 7 95 13 .265 .293 .643


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Joaquin Arias Stats

*Since 2006

Joaquin Arias Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Joaquin Arias Statcast Events


Joaquin Arias Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2012 San Francisco NL
2014 San Francisco NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2006 Oklahoma PCL

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Oklahoma PCL

Joaquin Arias Leaderboards


Season 3B Rank
2012 5 24th in NL

Joaquin Arias Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
March 31, 2016 Arizona Diamondbacks released 3B Joaquin Arias.
December 18, 2015 3B Joaquin Arias assigned to Reno Aces.
December 11, 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent 3B Joaquin Arias to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 6, 2015 3B Joaquin Arias elected free agency.
September 22, 2015 Sacramento River Cats activated 3B Joaquin Arias from the temporarily inactive list.
August 25, 2015 Sacramento River Cats placed 3B Joaquin Arias on the temporarily inactive list.
August 4, 2015 San Francisco Giants sent 3B Joaquin Arias outright to Sacramento River Cats.
July 27, 2015 San Francisco Giants designated 3B Joaquin Arias for assignment.
July 26, 2013 San Francisco Giants activated 3B Joaquin Arias from the 15-day disabled list.
July 24, 2013 San Francisco Giants sent 3B Joaquin Arias on a rehab assignment to Fresno Grizzlies.
July 8, 2013 San Francisco Giants placed 3B Joaquin Arias on the 15-day disabled list. Appendicitis.
April 25, 2012 San Francisco Giants selected the contract of 3B Joaquin Arias from Fresno Grizzlies.
April 5, 2012 Joaquin Arias assigned to Fresno Grizzlies.
January 18, 2012 Joaquin Arias assigned to San Francisco Giants.
December 11, 2011 San Francisco Giants signed free agent 2B Joaquin Arias to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2011 2B Joaquin Arias elected free agency.
May 9, 2011 2B Joaquin Arias assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers.
January 3, 2011 Kansas City Royals invited non-roster 2B Joaquin Arias to spring training.
December 22, 2010 Kansas City Royals sent 2B Joaquin Arias outright to Omaha Royals.
December 19, 2010 Kansas City Royals designated Joaquin Arias for assignment.
November 4, 2010 Kansas City Royals claimed 2B Joaquin Arias off waivers from New York Mets.
September 1, 2010 Joaquin Arias assigned to New York Mets.
August 31, 2010 New York Mets traded RF Jeff Francoeur to Texas Rangers for Joaquin Arias.
August 24, 2010 Texas Rangers designated Joaquin Arias for assignment.
August 16, 2010 Texas Rangers activated 2B Joaquin Arias from the 15-day disabled list.
August 11, 2010 sent SS Joaquin Arias on a rehab assignment to Frisco RoughRiders.
July 31, 2010 Texas Rangers placed 2B Joaquin Arias on the 15-day disabled list. Strained back muscle.
May 16, 2010 Texas Rangers activated 2B Joaquin Arias from the 15-day disabled list.
May 8, 2010 sent SS Joaquin Arias on a rehab assignment to Frisco RoughRiders.
April 30, 2010 Texas Rangers placed 2B Joaquin Arias on the 15-day disabled list. lower back strain.
October 19, 2009 Texas Rangers activated 2B Joaquin Arias.
August 5, 2009 Texas Rangers optioned Joaquin Arias to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
July 29, 2009 Texas Rangers recalled Joaquin Arias from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
May 12, 2009 Texas Rangers optioned Joaquin Arias to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
May 9, 2009 Texas Rangers recalled Joaquin Arias from Oklahoma City RedHawks.

Joaquin Arias Bio Info

Married (Yinet)…have four children, Albert (8), Joaquin Jr. (6), Arianny (4) and Ezequiel (13 months).


Batted a career-low .254 (49-for-193), with just nine extra base hits (seven doubles) and 15 RBI in 107 games...Started 40 of 162 games (12 at 3rd base, 10 at shortstop, 10 at 2nd and eight at 1st) and hit .287 (37-for-129) as a starter...Led the Giants in pinch-hit at-bats (34), however hit just .206 (7-for-34) in a pinch-hitting role, the lowest average on the team...His 29 games as a defensive sub were tied with STL's Peter Bourjos for the third-most in the NL...Hit .305 against LH pitchers, with eight of his nine extra base hits coming against southpaws...hit just .193 (17-for- 88) against RHs...Batted .431 (22-for-51) against LH pitchers after the AS break, the second-highest mark in the bigs behind CWS's Jose Abreu (.473)...Beginning Aug. 8, raised his batting average by 67 points from .187 to .254 by hitting .407 (24-for-59) over his final 29 games.


Finished his first full season in the Majors, batting .271 (61-for-225) in 102 games for the Giants. Made 47 starts (18 at third base, 17 at shortstop, eight at second base and four at first base). Hit .368 (43-for-117) on the road, compared to a .167 mark (18-for-108) at home. Hit safely in a career-high 11 games from June 9-20, batting .364 (16-for-44) during the stretch. Was placed on the 15-day DL on July 8 due to appendicitis... had emergency surgery conducted late at night on July 7. Recorded a career-high four hits on Aug. 13 at Washington, going 4-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and a double. Injured his hamstring on Sept. 20 and missed the final eight games of the season.

2012 Spent nearly the entire 2012 campaign with San Francisco, batting .270 (86-for-319) with five HRs and 34 RBI in 112 games, the most games he's ever played in a season at the Major League level. Started 79 games (39 at 3rd base, 38 at shortstop and two at 2nd base). Had his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on April 25. Hit .316 (24-for-76) vs. LHPs following the All-Star break and hit .303 (46-for-152) overall. Led all ML players with a .417 batting avg. (25-for-60) in the month of August (min. 50 PA s). 2011 Spent entire season with Triple-A Omaha in Royals' organization...batted .232 (56-for-241) with 25 RBI in 69 games...Missed 1st month of season (April 7-May 9), suffering from right hamstring strain...Had successful campaign in Dominican winter League as he led DWL with .387 avg. (58-for-150), 58 hits and 4 3Bs. 2010 Made his first Opening Day roster as the Texas Rangers' utility man...Spent nearly the entire season with Texas with the exception of 8 rehab games in Frisco (AA) before being traded to the New York Mets in exchange for outfielder Jeff Francoeur and cash on August 31...Had two stints on the 15-day D.L. with a lower back strain. 2009 Arias appeared in 3 games over 2 stints with the Rangers...was recalled on May 9 but returned to Oklahoma City on May 12 without appearing in a game...joined team for 2nd time on July 29 and saw action in 3 games, defensively at third base on July 29 vs. Detroit and consecutive starts at second base on August 3-4 at Oakland...was hitless in 8 at bats and handled 8 total chances without an error...was optioned to Oklahoma City on Aug. 5. 2008 After limited playing time in 2007, Arias spent most of the year with Oklahoma (AAA) before earning a late season call-up to the big leagues...was recalled on Aug. 18 when Ian Kinsler went on the disabled list and saw his first major league action since 2006...batted .291 (32-110) with 7 doubles, 3 triples and 9 RBI in 32 games for the Rangers...his 3 triples led all Rangers while Arias was with the club...hit .309 (17-55) on the road and .273 (15-55) at home...batted .417 (10-24) vs. lefties, .256 (22-86) against righthanders... hit .296 (8-27) with RISP...hit safely in 6 of his first 7 contests with the Rangers at .407 (11-27), including 4 multi-hit efforts...scored a run in 5 straight, Aug. 20-26...compiled career-high 6-game hit streak Sept. 11-19...posted career-high 3 hits on 2 occasions, Aug. 25 at Kansas City and Sept. 27 at LA of Anaheim...hit safely in 19 of 26 starts overall with 10 multi-hit efforts...made 20 starts from the lead-off spot in the order...all 26 starts came at second base, posting a .983 (2 E/117 TC) fielding pct. there while turning 19 double plays...went 1-for-9 (.111) in 5 spring training games for Texas. 2007 Appeared in just 5 games due to a pair of injuries, playing 2 games in the Arizona League and 3 games with Triple-A Oklahoma...had played at least 120 games for 4 consecutive seasons from 2003-06...was placed on the 15-day disabled list on March 23 for a right thumb injury, sustained after suffering a cut to the thumb away from the ballpark in Spring Training...would spend the entire year on the Major League DL, also due to the right shoulder injury...was transferred to the 60-day DL on May 17...had rehab assignments in Arizona League (June 22-23) and with Oklahoma (June 25-29), but played last game on June 29 at Iowa as a DH...all games in the field came as shortstop...had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on July 2 and did not play in a game the rest of the year...rated as the club's 26th-best prospect by Baseball America following the season. 2006 Arias was 6-for-11 as a September callup...batted .268 (132-493) with 14 doubles, 10 triples, 4 home runs, 56 runs scored and 49 RBIs over 124 games with the Triple-A Oklahoma RedHawks...stole 26 bases out of 36 attempts and ranked 11th in the Pacific Coast League in stolen bases...was named to the PCL All-Star team, but did not play in the game...selected to play in the 2006 XM Satellite Radio All-Star Futures Game on July 9 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh as part of All-Star Sunday, but did not play in the game because of an injury...made three starts for the Rangers, two at shortstop and one at third base. 2005 Made his Double-A debut in 2005, spending the entire season at Frisco...ranked 2nd among all full-season Texas minor leaguers with a .315 (157-499) batting average...led the organization with 157 hits...also ranked among organizational leaders in triples (T2nd, 8) and stolen bases (T8th, 20)...ranked as the Rangers' 4th-best prospect by Baseball America during the off-season...tabbed by the same publication as the 12th-best prospect in the Texas League.

Summary: Ranked among Texas League leaders in hits (4th, 157) and batting average (5th, .315)...had the 4th-lowest ratio of strikeouts per plate appearance in the TL, one every 11.43 PA...led Frisco in batting average, hits, triples, and at-bats (499)...also ranked among club leaders in runs (2nd, 65), stolen bases (2nd, 20), doubles (3rd, 23) and RBI (3rd, 56)...hit safely in first 4 games at 8-18 (.444)...batted .195 (16-82) in first 21 games through May 7...hit safely in 9 of next 10 games from May 8-18, batting .341 (14-41) during that stretch to raise average to .244...hit .288 (6-32) over 8 games from May 19-29 (G1), lowering average to .232...batted .349 (119-341) over final 80 games, from May 29 (G2)-end of season to finish the season at .315...started season-ending stretch by hitting safely in 19 of 20 games from May 29 (G2)-June 18 at .390 (32-82)...recorded season-high 12-game hit streak from June 7- 18...also had an 8-game hit streak and hit safely in 7 consecutive games on 3 occasions...recorded 3 four-hit games and 3 or more hits in a game on 16 occasions...fell a triple short of the cycle on July 17 at Wichita, going 4-6 and establishing season-highs with 3 RBI and 3 runs scored...also matched season-high with 3 RBI on September 3 vs. Midland...hit .308 (77-250) at home and .321 (80- 249) on the road...batted .347 (34-98) from the leadoff spot of the batting order and .383 (44-115) when leading off an inning.

Other Notes: Was named Rangers Minor League Player of the Month for July, batting .387 (43-111) with 8 doubles, 2 home runs and 15 RBI during the month...also topped the .300 mark in June (.339) and August (.309)...registered a .952 (29 E/603 TC) fielding percentage in 118 games at shortstop...was 8-9 (.889) with 3 doubles and 3 RBI in 3 major league spring training contests...played for Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League...added to the Rangers' 40-man roster on November 18, rankings by Baseball America, was named best defensive infielder and as having the best infield arm among Rangers prospects. 2004 Acquired on March 23 as the player to be named later in the Alfonso Soriano/Alex Rodriguez trade with the New York Yankees of Feb. 16...ranked as Rangers' 3rd-best prospect by Baseball America after his first season at the High-A level with Stockton...had the lowest ratio of strikeouts per plate appearance in the California League, one every 10.25 PA...ranked among Rangers organizational leaders in stolen bases (T2nd, 30) and average (8th, .300)...posted career-high 14-game hitting streak from July 3-17 at .435 (27-62)...batted .550 (11-20) with 25 RBI with the bases loaded...collided with outfielder Vince Sinisi while chasing a pop fly on June 13 at San Jose...sustained a minor concussion on the play, missing most of 2 games before returning to the lineup, while Sinisi was sidelined for season with a broken left rankings by Baseball America, was named best athlete, best defensive infielder, and best infield arm among Rangers prospects...also named by publication as 15th-best prospect in the Cal League...first contest with Texas was spring training game on March 25, when he doubled in first at-bat for Frisco squad vs. San Antonio...played 2 games for Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League. 2003 Spent entire season with Battle Creek of the Midwest League, leading squad in triples (8) while also ranking among club leaders in games (2nd, 130), hits (T2nd, 128), runs (4th, 60) and RBI (4th, 48)...led league's shortstops in total chances (632), assists (415) and double plays (78)...had 5th-lowest ratio of strikeouts per plate appearance in the league, one every 11.82 PA...posted first career 4-hit game on April 15 vs. Quad City, a game which included his first professional home run...had career-high 6 RBI on May 27 vs. Beloit...Battle Creek made playoffs and lost in semifinals. 2002 Made his professional debut with GCL Yankees after signing with New York-AL as a non-drafted free agent the previous summer...had the 6th-lowest ratio of strikeouts per plate appearance among all short season leagues at one every 13.63 PA, the 4th-lowest in the GCL...ranked T2nd in league with 6 triples...went 2-6 in DH on June 19 against Royals, first pro games.