Danny Arribas

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Daniel Carlos Arribas

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Danny Arribas made his pro debut in 2011.

Arribas was born in the US to an American mother and Spanish father; he moved to the Netherlands at age 9. He went 0 for 12 with two walks as a part-time outfielder for the Netherlands in the 2009 European Junior Championship. In the 2010 World Junior Championship, he led the Dutch offense, batting .391/.464/.522; he was 10th in the event in average. That year, he was involved in the MLB European Academy.

In May 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Arribas; the scouts were Tom Randolph and Marc DelPiano. He hit .211/.289/.240 for the 2011 DSL Pirates, fielding only .891 at third base, his main position that year. He improved in 2012, batting .308/.387/.388 for the DSL Pirates 1 while rotating between catcher, first base and third base; his 37 RBI were second-best on the team. He made the Dutch national team for the 2012 European Championship, backing up Quintin de Cuba and Rudy van Heydoorn at catcher. He was 1 for 4 with a triple, run and RBI going into the finale against Italy, when he was called on to start at catcher (de Cuba moving to right field). He went 1 for 3 with a walk and a steal that game, in a 4-3 loss, as the Netherlands settled for a Silver Medal.