Orlando Arcia

Orlando Arcia

27-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Atlanta Braves
2021 Fantasy Outlook
It was thought that Arcia could move into a utility role in 2020 with Luis Urias taking over the shortstop job, but Urias dealt with a couple issues and never got into a groove, and Arcia wound up the starting shortstop for the balance of the season. His bat led to the uncertainty in the first place, but he hit the ball well last season, hitting a respectable .260 and finishing the season with career highs in SLG and OPS. The Brewers tendered Arcia a contract over the offseason, so he will be back in Milwaukee for at least another year. He will head into spring training the favorite to start at shortstop, but he figures to be pushed by Urias like he was supposed to be last season. While he made strides last year, a longer season could hurt his ratios, and he doesn't have the power or speed to make him a quality option. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#550
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$Arcia signed a two-year, $3 million contract with Atlanta in November of 2021.
Sticking in Atlanta for two years
SSAtlanta Braves
November 30, 2021
Arcia agreed to a two-year, $3 million deal with Atlanta on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
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The move means Arcia won't have to go through arbitration either this year or the next. It's something of a surprise to see that Atlanta felt it necessary to lock him up through the end of the 2023 season, as he hit .198/.258/.309 in just 89 plate appearances in 2021, but he's evidently viewed as part of the future.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+8%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+62%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+19%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+11%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .684 211 23 6 20 1 .233 .303 .381
Since 2019vs Right .634 609 58 16 73 10 .227 .282 .353
2021vs Left .788 24 3 1 5 0 .273 .333 .455
2021vs Right .485 65 6 1 9 1 .169 .231 .254
2020vs Left .636 52 5 1 5 0 .196 .288 .348
2020vs Right .759 133 16 4 15 2 .282 .323 .435
2019vs Left .684 135 15 4 10 1 .240 .304 .380
2019vs Right .617 411 36 11 49 7 .217 .276 .340
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+15%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+68%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+21%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .599 394 37 8 39 5 .210 .278 .321
Since 2019Away .690 426 44 14 54 6 .244 .296 .394
2021Home .431 49 5 0 6 0 .163 .245 .186
2021Away .722 40 4 2 8 1 .237 .275 .447
2020Home .648 83 9 2 8 2 .227 .301 .347
2020Away .787 102 12 3 12 0 .284 .324 .463
2019Home .615 262 23 6 25 3 .214 .277 .338
2019Away .650 284 28 9 34 5 .231 .289 .362
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Stat Review
How does Orlando Arcia compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.37
 
BB Rate
7.9%
 
K Rate
21.3%
 
BABIP
.230
 
ISO
.111
 
AVG
.198
 
OBP
.258
 
SLG
.309
 
OPS
.567
 
wOBA
.249
 
Exit Velocity
81.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
22.2%
 
Barrels/PA
2.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Arcia tied a career high with 15 HR and had more RBI in 2019 than in any previous season, but he also finished the campaign last in the league in wRC+ among all qualified hitters and had his usually-sound defense questioned by manager Craig Counsell. Seeking an upgrade at the position, at least at the plate, the Brewers acquired Luis Urias from the Padres over the offseason. Despite all that, the Brewers still decided to bring Arcia back for another season rather than non-tendering him. Arcia started nearly every day last year despite the hitting woes, but his role in 2020 is uncertain with Urias on the roster. Either could start, with the other slotting into a utility role, but it seems most likely they share the shortstop duties in some fashion. Arcia could be of at least some counting-stat help in deep leagues if he is playing regularly, but given the Brewers' roster construction that seems unlikely.
The .731 OPS Arcia posted in 2017 gave him fantasy intrigue heading into last year, but he provided almost nothing at the plate for either fantasy owners or the Brewers over the season's first three months, and found himself in the minors when July began. The minor-league stint appeared to help his approach, though, and after returning to the majors July 26, he hit .290 the rest of the way. His success carried over to the postseason, and he was one of Milwaukee's best hitters during that time, posting an impressive .959 OPS over 10 games. Arcia finished last season with just a .575 OPS, which figures to push him down draft boards. However, he will play nearly every day at shortstop if he hits at all, and his late-season success in 2018 makes him a sneaky option in the later rounds of drafts.
After struggling with the bat in his 2016 debut, Arcia made strides in all three slash categories a year ago while serving as the Brewers' regular shortstop. He was one of three shortstops to hit at least .270 with 15 home runs and 14 steals (Elvis Andrus and Francisco Lindor were the others). Unfortunately, his opportunities to pile up runs and RBI were limited with him routinely filling the eighth spot in the Brewers' batting order. As sound as he was at the plate, Arcia also displayed his exceptional defensive skills, particularly his range. Arcia was formerly the Brewers' top prospect, and his first full season in the major leagues did nothing but enhance his status as the team's regular shortstop well into the future. Whether or not he takes the next step as a fantasy asset could largely rest on whether or not he remains buried in the batting order or gets a chance to bat near or at the top.
Arcia is up in the majors for his defense, as his bat remains a major work in progress. He hit just .219/.273/.358 over 55 games in 2016 as he struggled mightily in his first chance against major league pitching. Arcia is rail thin at 6-foot and 165 pounds, and he's unlikely to develop anything more than a marginal power presence. If he's going to provide fantasy value, it will be through his speed. Arcia managed eight stolen bases last year despite his struggles getting on base, so he could reach 20 stolen bases with a full season's worth of playing time, with more possible as he adjusts quicker than expected to major league pitching.
Arcia's slick glove has excited scouts since he signed with the Brewers in 2011 at 16 years old. Last year, at just 20 years old and over four years younger than his average opponent, Arcia tore up Double-A to the tune of a .307/.347/.453 batting line in 552 plate appearances. Arcia mashed 52 extra-base hits, including eight home runs and seven triples, and stole 25 bases. He continues to show great contact skills, as he struck out just 13.2% of the time despite facing advanced arms at Double-A. The Brewers will likely give Arcia another year of seasoning as they let Jean Segura or Jonathan Villar try to stick at shortstop in the majors, but Arcia is charging hard, and another season like last year will put pressure on the Brewers' current disappointing infield crop. Expect him up by mid-2017 at the latest.
Arcia entered last season as one of the Brewers’ better prospects based almost on defense alone, but a big year with the bat and on the bases has solidified him as one of the team’s most promising youngsters. Arcia increased each of his slash stats last season and showed improved power with a career-best 29 doubles. He also was successful on 31 of his 42 stolen base attempts -- all in his age-19 season while playing in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League. Arcia is a few years away from making an impact at the big league level, but his development as an all-around shortstop has earned him a spot at or near the top of the Brewers’ prospect rankings heading into 2015.
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Back with big club
SSAtlanta Braves
September 22, 2021
Atlanta recalled Arcia from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday.
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Returns to minors
SSAtlanta Braves
September 19, 2021
Atlanta optioned Arcia to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
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Gets call-up
SSAtlanta Braves
September 1, 2021
Atlanta recalled Arcia from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday.
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Optioned to minors
SSAtlanta Braves
July 31, 2021
Atlanta optioned Arcia to Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.
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Loses work to Almonte
SSAtlanta Braves
July 25, 2021
Arcia is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.
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