01/15/2016 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Arrieta is a strong/projectable power hitting 1B. At the plate, this righty takes an aggressive hack with bat speed to and through the zone. He barrels the ball up as it explodes off of his bat when centered. He hits the ball where it's pitched with the ability to spray it to all fields. At 1B, he shows his athleticism with his quick footwork around the bag. He has soft hands and can go get it and pick it. Jonathon will be a run producer with his game changing power and will play at a very high level.
10/18/2015 - National Tryout Plus - El Paso, TX
This talented RHH 1B continues to impress. When he steps into the box - he steps in with a purpose. He lets the ball travel into the zone as takes and absolute hack - as the ball explodes off of his bat (exit velocity = 96 mph). Jonathon has the ability to change a game with one swing of the bat. At 1B - he works lightly on the balls of his feet. Hands are soft/sure as he funnels smoothly. Arrieta is fun to watch.
01/16/2015 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Arrieta continues to swing it. With the bat, this RHH shows a balanced approach with quiet actions. He swings is with authority, with pop off of his barrel to all parts of the field. At 1B, moves well laterally for a big guy. He is sure handed, gathers well, and has a clean exchange to throw. A power hitting corner infielder - Jonathan has a bright future in the game.
10/19/2014 - National Tryout - El Paso, TX
Jonathon continues to show well on the diamond. With the bat, this strong righty shows a well balanced approach with rhythm to load. Barrel delivery is quick as he connects and drives through the ball with extension. He sprays the ball to all parts of the field and will be a run producer. At 1B, this 6'3"/230 player can get to almost everything thrown his way. He is sure handed and picks balls out of the dirt. Arrieta has skills and will be an impact type player.
01/17/2014 - Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament
Jonathon is a strong R/R 1B with a tall frame (6'2"/215lbs). Defensively, he maintains quick footwork and works well into position behind the ground ball. He shows plus range laterally and field the ball cleanly. Plus bag awareness allows him to adjust to inaccurate throws. At the plate, Arrieta remains balanced with a simple approach. Barrel delivery is short/compact on a level cut. He has late explosion, driving the ball to all parts of the field. More lower 1/2 drive will help to unlock his power potential. Jonathon has a ton of upside and will make an impact in this his sophomore season.