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Arquimedes Gamboa

Arquimedes Gamboa

SS | B/T: S/R | 6' 0" 175 | Age: 22
Guiria, Venezuela
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 421 356 35 67 3 28 21 .188 .305 .270 .574
Career Minors 1621 1417 166 302 13 125 48 .213 .298 .296 .594
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .188 3 28 21 .574
Career Minors .213 13 125 48 .594

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2015 GCL Phillies GCL ROK 50 206 190 23 36 7 3 0 16 15 50 8 2 1 .189 .252 .258 .510
2016 Williamsport Crosscutters NYP A(Short) 35 147 130 15 26 6 0 2 15 9 28 5 1 1 .200 .254 .292 .546
2017 Lakewood BlueClaws SAL A(Full) 79 350 307 44 80 12 3 6 29 33 52 8 0 0 .261 .328 .378 .705
2018 Clearwater Threshers FSL A(Adv) 114 497 434 49 93 14 4 2 37 53 111 6 4 4 .214 .304 .279 .582
2019 Reading Fightin Phils EAS AA 113 421 356 35 67 10 5 3 28 59 112 21 8 1 .188 .305 .270 .574

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 40 | Run: 60 | Arm: 60 | Field: 55 | Overall: 45

Gamboa was thought to be one of the best shortstops in the 2014-15 international signing class, ranking No. 15 overall on MLB Pipeline's Top 30 International Prospects list at the time. The Phillies signed him for $900,000 that July and have watched him shine defensively and show glimpses with the bat, though far from consistently. Despite the offensive issues, the Phillies thought enough of his toolset to add him to the 40-man roster following the 2018 season.

Though he has yet to show it for any extended period of time, Gamboa has provided flashes of being able to do everything well while playing a premium position. His defense is definitely still his calling card, and he'll show off his plus arm and above-average range at times, looking smooth and flashy at one moment, then out of sync at other times. He has average raw power from both sides of the plate but hasn't come close to tapping into it with a contact-first approach. He does have the bat speed to eventually develop into an average hitter.

Gamboa is one of the most enigmatic prospects in the system. Based on raw ability, he might be considered a top 10 prospect. Based on production, he's not there, but the organization is willing to be patient to figure out the puzzle.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/30/2019 Philadelphia Phillies recalled SS Arquimedes Gamboa from Reading Fightin Phils.
03/10/2019 Philadelphia Phillies optioned SS Arquimedes Gamboa to Reading Fightin Phils.
11/20/2018 Philadelphia Phillies selected the contract of Arquimedes Gamboa from Clearwater Threshers.
04/05/2018 SS Arquimedes Gamboa assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws.
05/25/2017 Lakewood BlueClaws activated SS Arquimedes Gamboa from the 7-day disabled list.
04/13/2017 Lakewood BlueClaws placed SS Arquimedes Gamboa on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 12, 2017.
04/02/2017 SS Arquimedes Gamboa assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
06/15/2016 SS Arquimedes Gamboa assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
06/22/2015 SS Arquimedes Gamboa assigned to GCL Phillies.
07/17/2014 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent SS Arquimedes Gamboa to a minor league contract.