Orlando Arcia

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Orlando Arcia
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Arcia with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018
Milwaukee Brewers – No. 3
Shortstop
Born: (1994-08-04) August 4, 1994 (age 25)
Anaco, Anzoátegui, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 2, 2016, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Batting average.243
Home runs37
Runs batted in159
Teams

Orlando Jesus Arcia (born August 4, 1994) is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his major league debut in 2016.

Career[edit]

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Arcia as an international free agent in October 2010. He made his professional debut in 2011 with the Dominican Summer League Brewers. He missed the 2012 season due to a broken ankle he suffered during spring training.[1][2] Arcia returned in 2013 to play for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the Class A Midwest League and played for the Brevard County Manatees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2014.[3] He spent the 2015 season with the Biloxi Shuckers of the Class AA Southern League.[4][5][6] In July, he played in the 2015 All-Star Futures Game.[7] After hitting .307/.347/.453 with eight home runs, Arcia was named the Brewers Minor League Player of the Year for 2015.[8][9] The Brewers added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[10] He also spent 2014 and 2015 playing for the Caribes de Anzoategui of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League, a winter league held during the MLB's offseason.

Arcia began the 2016 season with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. He made his major league debut on August 2.[11] In 55 games for the Brewers, he hit .219/.273/.358 with 4 home runs and 17 RBIs.

The following season, he played in 153 games, he hit .277/.324/.407 with 15 home runs and 14 stolen bases.

On July 1, 2018, he was demoted to AAA for the second time in the season. He was hitting .197 before the demotion.[12] He was recalled on July 26 and rebounded to finish the season hitting .236/.268/.307 with 3 homers and 30 RBIs, including two walk-off singles. In game 3 of the NLDS against the Rockies, he homered off of Wade Davis to extend the Brewers' lead in their eventual series-clinching 6-0 victory. In Game 2 of the NLCS, he homered off of Hyun-jin Ryu to start the scoring, but the Brewers would lose that game to Los Angeles 4-3.

In 2019 he batted .223/.283 (the lowest batting average and OBP of all qualified batters in the NL)/.350.[13]

Personal[edit]

His older brother, Oswaldo Arcia, has played in MLB,[14] and later signed with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in NPB.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ankle Injury Hasn't Slowed Arcia". BaseballAmerica.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals battle through injuries". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "Brewers prospect Arcia tearing it up at plate". MLB.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "Top prospect Orlando Arcia is turning heads". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "Lively Arcia making big impression as one of Brewers' hottest prospects". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  6. ^ "Stock Watch: Milwaukee Brewers' Orlando Arcia hitting stride in Double-A - MiLB.com News - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. April 30, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  7. ^ "Brewers' Orlando Arcia shines in Futures Game". MLB.com. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  8. ^ "Orlando Arcia, Jorge Lopez are top Brewers minor leaguers". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  9. ^ "Brewers name Arcia, Lopez as top minor leaguers for 2015". Fox Sports. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  10. ^ "Brewers protect Orlando Arcia for Rule 5 Draft". MLB.com. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  11. ^ "Orlando Arcia's debut a big deal for Brewers". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  12. ^ http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23963630/milwaukee-brewers-again-demote-struggling-shortstop-orlando-arcia
  13. ^ "Major League Leaderboards » 2019 » Batters » Advanced Statistics | FanGraphs Baseball". Fangraphs.com. January 1, 2019. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  14. ^ "Twinsights: Arcia brothers on a collision course". TwinCities.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014.

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