Orlando Arcia

Position: SS
Born: 8/4/1994
Height: 6'0
Weight: 165
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as an international free agent October 22, 2010 (MIL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .267 with eight homers, 53 RBIs and 15 steals in 100 games at Colorado Springs (Triple-A) with 19 doubles and six triples for a .403 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Colorado Springs August 2 to fill one of the spots left open with the trades of LHP Will Smith and RHP Jeremy Jeffress and C Jonathan Lucroy.
MLB Debut Date: 8/2/2016

Debut Details
August 2, in a 3-2 win against the Padres. The starting shortstop, he batted seventh and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. In his first at-bat in the second inning, he struck out swinging against starting pitcher Luis Perdomo. He grounded out in each of his next three at-bats in the fourth, sixth and eighth innings.

Player Notes
The Venezuelan-born Arcia, whose older brother Oswaldo plays in the Rays’ organization, has been anointed as the top prospect in the Brewers organization, thanks to his outstanding defensive prowess in all areas, his plus speed, and his maturity and composure in the game. A participant in the 2015 MLB All-Star Futures Game, he turned in his best offensive campaign that summer, hitting .307 with eight homers, 69 RBIs and 25 steals in 129 games at Biloxi (Double-A) after batting .289 with four homers, 50 RBIs and 31 steals in 127 games at Brevard County (High A) in 2014. His bat, which has produced a .282 average over five seasons, is more than solid enough to carry him to potential All-Star status for years to come.

2080 Notes
Arcia clocked in at No. 15 on 2080 Baseball’s Preseason Top 125 Prospect Ranking List, where we had this to say about him: “Arcia’s defensive chops and bat profile are the two prime ingredients that create a very exciting prospect. He’s a complete player who will make the case for major league time in 2016.” You can also read our Prospect Spotlight about Arcia.