Prospects have been promoted like crazy over recent weeks. Players like Byron Buxton, Francisco Lindor and Carlos Correa have seen quick promotions to the major leagues. Even the slugging Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs first round pick from last season, is about to make his major league debut (although it will be a brief stay).
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Although the Brewers have seen a stellar season from top-prospect, Orlando Arcia, at AA Biloxi, team beat writer, Adam McCalvy, wrote that they have no plans on calling him up anytime soon. With the team going nowhere this season, the Brewers are wise to stay the course and let him continue his development in the minor leagues.
Looking just simply at his numbers, Arica has dominated the Southern League all season long. He not only leads the league in hits and doubles, but he is also in the top-10 in both batting average and total bases. He has been the driving force in the Shuckers’ first half title run.
But promoting Arcia soon, or really at any point this season would make no sense. Not only is he one of the youngest players playing in the Southern League at the age of 20, but with a loaded system of players in front at shortstop like Luis Sardinas and Yadiel Rivera, it would be smart to see what those players can bring to the table this season before starting Arcia’s service time.
Arcia is already awesome in the field and he has gotten better at the plate each season. While he is going to be an incredible player in the future in Milwaukee, the Brewers are doing the right thing by letting him continue to develop and focusing on his successful future.