4/30/13 – Mark Smith of FanGraphs
The issue is at the plate where he didn’t make much solid contact, and when he did, he doesn’t offer much power.
I had a brief look at the young Royals prospect this summer before he exited the game after being hit by a pitch. While not possessing the tools of the previously mentioned Niko Goodrum, Humberto Arteaga is the better player now and, likely, the better player in the future. A smooth defender with a strong arm, Arteaga has a solid hit tool. If he is able to hit, he’ll be a big league shortstop given his defensive aptitude. He’s still a ways away from the big leagues.
10. Humberto Arteaga, Kansas City Royals
Smooth is the one word I’d use to describe the 18 year old Arteaga as he left a solid overall impression when seeing him in the Appalachian League. At shortstop, he presents as a prospect who can make all of the plays and throws, but does it with little flash or moxy. I have an affinity for shortstops who appear to be gliding to batted balls and Arteaga is one of those guys. At the plate, he displayed quick hands by turning on an inside fastball off of former first rounder Kevin Comer resulting in a laser to left field