Counsell encouraged by Arcia going other way

Maybe, in order for Orlando Arcia to become an established threat in the batter's box at the Major League level, he simply has to hone one of the stronger aspects of his makeup as a hitter: hitting to the opposite field.
10 hours ago

Arcia breaks out of slump, acts as sparkplug

Mired in a major slump entering Thursday's game against the Padres, Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia broke out in a big way. Arcia was 6-for-44 (.136) in the month of May before collecting two hits and twice setting the table for Eric Sogard in Thursday's 4-2 win.
11 days ago

The shortstop evolution continues to raise the ceiling

In the history of Major League Baseball, it could be argued that nothing captivates in the way a uniquely special shortstop does. From the eye-popping defensive craftsmanship of Ozzie Smith and Omar Vizquel to the do-it-all tenacity of Derek Jeter, Barry Larkin and Robin Yount; the genre-changing performances of men who were deemed too statuesque to man the position, such as Cal...
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The Brewers’ Weakness Thus Far

With full seasons from Orlando Arcia at shortstop and Keon Broxton in centerfield, the Milwaukee Brewers team defense, which ranked 22nd in defensive efficiency in 2016, was supposed to be improved. The opposite has been true. The Brewers are currently ranked as the worst fielding team in baseball according to the Baseball Prospectus defensive efficiency metric. It remains to be...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

National League's top up and comers for 2017

While the established stars such as Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Clayton Kershaw need no introduction, and the big name prospects are having their name made by the plethora of ‘top 100’ lists that make minor league hype the machine that it is, there is a middle ground of young players spread around the game that provide the true building blocks of the game. Each team has them...
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March 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Where Orlando Arcia Needs to Improve

In a generally miserable 2016, the Brewers faithful have derived some small pleasure from watching the promising stars of the future. Zach Davies has surpassed anyone’s expectations and anchored the Brewers rotation, Tyler Thornburg has become a scary bullpen arm, and Keon Broxton has come on strong in a brief stint. When the Brewers called up Orlando Arcia out of nowhere last...
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September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

The Hope and Joy of Orlando Arcia

According to Baseball Prospectus, the Brewers have a 0 percent chance of winning the division, and they have a 0 percent chance of clinching one of the two wild card sports. Therefore, they have a 0 percent chance of making the playoffs. This shouldn’t be all that surprising. While the Brewers aren’t mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, it would take an unfounded miracle...
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August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonathan Villar and Orlando Arcia Delay the Rebuild

There is no questioning the fact that the Brewers’ plan is for Orlando Arcia to be the shortstop of the future. However, when exactly “the future” will begin is a bit of a question mark at this point, as we are not yet at the Super Two deadline and Jonathan Villar has been playing very well at the big league level. And on the one hand, there is no rush here: Arcia is just 21...
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June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Brewers prospect Arcia makes highlight-reel play in MLB Futures Game

Brewers prospect Orlando Arcia made a great defensive play for Team World in the eighth inning on Brandon Nimmo's groundout, but didn't have much luck behind the plate in the 17th annual MLB Futures Game on Sunday at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati as part of the 2015 MLB All-Star week. Team World lost 10-1 to Team U.S. Arcia popped out to second in the sixth and struck out...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

On Orlando Arcia’s Lack of Power

Milwaukee Brewers fans haven’t had much to get excited about this year. Their team’s 5-17 record is easily the worst in baseball, and with a BaseRuns differential of -45, it appears as though they’ve been about as bad as their record suggests. It’s unlikely the Brewers will continue to play this poorly, but it’s probably safe to […]
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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