With a starting job in Minnesota, Arcia could threaten 25 HR in 2014.
Itâ€™s been awhile since we saw a homegrown Twins prospect patrol the outfield and contribute on the main stage. With the TwinkiesÂ farm system stocked with hitters, theyâ€™reÂ making a push in free agency for pitching in 2014 and beyond. While we wait for guys like Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano to develop into perennial stars, Oswaldo Arcia is the here and now for 2014.
The Venezuela native was signed as an international free agent in 2007 and has dominated all ranks ever since. During parts of 6 seasons of pro ball, the 6â€™0 â€śbowling ballâ€ť raked to the tune of .314/.376/.540 before being called up last spring. In 97 games, Arcia hit a respectable .251/.304/.430 for a rookie with 14 long balls and 43 RBI.
And while those numbers are not eye-popping, the 22-year-old is projected to get full time work this upcoming season. He has plus raw power and a great eye for the ball who could hit .280+ with 20+ homers yearly, so his...