As a Milwaukee Brewers fan watching Carlos Correa, you can’t help but smile. Good things are coming here soon. While Orlando Arcia will more than likely never produce the power production at the plate that Correa brings, his wizardry on defense and his ever improving bat is certain to make an impact at some point in 2016 and beyond.
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It can be argued that no one opened more eyes in the minor leagues that Arcia did this season with the Shuckers. Going from a guy that just cracked the top-100 in the preseason rankings on MLB.com, Arica now ranks 12th overall on the list.
Not only did he continue to show that he is a master with his glove, but he also batted a career high .307, while stealing 25 bases and putting together a .800 OPS. All year he proved that he was one of the top hitters in the Southern League and were it not for Max Kepler, he probably would have been the league’s player of the year.
Besides just being a top performer in the regular season, Arcia was a beast in the playoffs. In 10 games he batted .400 with three home runs and a 1.377 OPS. These monstrous numbers showed that he can be a big time player, too.
Arcia is just 21-years-old and won’t turn 22 until August, but he has all the makings of the next Brewers’ superstar. Correa showed how big of an impact a shortstop can have in his awesome rookie season with the Astros. While things look bad in Milwaukee now, Arcia flat out impressed all year long. He is coming soon and when he gets here expect big things.