Marlon Arias

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Marlon Vladimir Arias

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 167 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Marlon Arias peaked at AAA.

Arias was signed by Los Angeles Dodgers scouts Pablo Peguero and Angel Santana in March 2003. He debuted that summer for the DSL Dodgers North, going 3-3 with a 2.97 ERA. The next summer, he had a 4-1, 1.84 record for the DSL Dodgers 2. He came to the US with the 2005 Ogden Raptors, where he went 4-4 with a 5.48 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 70 2/3 innings. He was 4th in the Pioneer League in whiffs (behind Greg Smith, Alan Johnson and Brent Leach). In '06, he was with the Columbus Catfish (7-6, 5.27, 109 K in 107 2/3 IP) and Vero Beach Dodgers (0-1, 2.62, 32 K in 24 IP). He was 4th in the Dodgers chain in strikeouts, behind Scott Elbert, T.J. Nall and James McDonald.

Marlon went 12-4 with a 5.32 ERA for the 2007 Inland Empire 66ers. On May 9, he threw Inland Empire's first 9-inning home no-hitter since Ted Lilly (1997), stopping the Bakersfield Blaze. He tied Matt Buschmann and Matt Torra for third in the California League in wins, behind Brandon Hynick and Johnson. He was second in the Dodgers farm system in victories, one shy of McDonald.

Arias began 2008 with the Jacksonville Suns (7-3, 4.90) but a right shoulder injury shut him down for over a month. He returned for one game July 31 for the GCL Dodgers but got no one out and gave up two runs. He then missed the remainder of the season. The Bani native tried to hit the comeback trail in 2009 but was not particularly effective with the AZL Dodgers (1 R in 1 IP), 66ers (1-1, Sv, 4.34 in 10 G) and Albuquerque Isotopes (8 R in 6 2/3 IP). He next appeared in 2012 in the Mexican League, pitching for the Yucatan Lions (0-2, 6.55) and Saltillo Saraperos (1-0, 8.38). Overall, he had gone 39-25 in his pro career.

Sources include 2009 Dodgers Media Guide