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2021 South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 44: Vince Arobio

A late and fast rise could find this reliever in Charlotte by year’s end

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Vince Arobio

Right-Handed Relief Pitcher
185 pounds
Age: 26
SSS rank among all right-handed relief pitchers in the system: 5
2020 SSHP Top Prospect Ranking: 61

Vince Arobio pretty much came out of nowhere in 2019 — he wasn’t even ranked among our Top 100 Prospects — and had an exciting run for most of the season. The righty started in Winston-Salem (2.68 ERA and 0.805 WHIP in 13 games) and was untouchable at Winston-Salem (no runs, four hits in six games, with 4.33 K/BB). Birmingham, his last stop on the season, slowed him down a bit (5.40 ERA). But he had a composite 3.80 ERA among the three levels, which was enough to earn him a shot at some of the better hitting prospects in Arizona, where he finished his season in the AFL.

Because of his Birmingham hiccup, expect Arobio to return to the Barons and have a shot at Charlotte Knights time by 2021’s end.