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Milwaukee Brewers Farm Report: Orlando Arcia Star in the Making

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The Milwaukee Brewers have no prospects. At least that is what many around baseball will lead you to believe. But that statement couldn’t be further from the truth. With plenty of talent in the mid to lower levels, the organization may have the most underrated system in the entire league. Though Orlando Arcia just cracked MLB.com’s top-100 rankings this season, he looks to be a superstar in the making.

When first coming up, Arcia was only viewed as a plus defender. The thought around him was that his strong glove could get him to the big leagues, but his bat may not have been good enough to earn everyday playing time.

But last season, Arcia started to change this view. Last year as just a 19-year-old in the Florida State League, Arica batted .289 with a .738 OPS and 29 doubles. He also showcased his speed by swiping 31 bases. Playing as a boy among men in the league, he was undaunted.

This year though still young while playing at AA Biloxi, Arcia has looked even better. Though it has only been three games thus far, he has been the driving force in the Shuckers’ lineup. Batting out of the two-hole Arcia has driven the ball into the gaps with authority and is solidifying himself as the best player in the system. He not only drove in the first runs of the season for the Shuckers, but he also has been behind almost every rally.

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Through his first three games he has .583 average with four RBIs and plenty of extra-base hits. As shown from Baseball America, he is the second youngest player in the league but he is still producing as good than anyone.

With great defensive skills, a position switch would make no sense for Arcia. Moving a player like Jean Segura to second or third in the future, would give the Brewers some very intriguing defensive options in the future. The Brewers system is vastly underrated and you won’t need to look much further than a Shuckers’ box score to see the biggest talent of them all.

Arcia has big time talent and it is only a matter of time before the rest of the league takes notice. At just 20-years-old he looks to be a center-piece of the Brewers lineup for the next decade. Producing on a daily basis in Biloxi, Arcia’s prospect status will just continue to grow.

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