Orlando 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 went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBI during Wednesday's win over Cincinnati. It was easily the best game of the season for the young shortstop, and the three RBI doubled Arcia's total to six for the year. His glove is going to keep him in the lineup, and Milwaukee is proving to be an admirable offense this year, so there is certainly low-end value. However, expecting significant improvement on Arcia's current .229/.260/.371 slash line will likely prove to be ill-advised.
Arcia is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds. After committing a pair of errors in Monday's win (his first two of the season), Arcia will head to the bench as Hernan Perez takes over at shortstop.
Arcia is not in the lineup Thursday against the Cardinals. The 22-year-old brought his batting average above the Mendoza Line with a two-hit performance Wednesday in Chicago, but he'll head to the bench for a day off nonetheless. Hernan Perez will pick up a start at shortstop in his stead.
Arcia went 3-for-4 and scored a run in Thursday's victory over the Reds. Arcia had just three hits total this season heading into Thursday's contest, but his first multi-hit effort of the campaign boosted his batting average nearly 100 points from .136 to .231. Despite the early struggles with the bat he has started 8 of the Brewers' first 10 games, and he figures to continue playing regularly if he can keep hitting even just a little bit.
Arcia is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Arcia is off to a slow start to begin the 2017 season and will be replaced by Hernan Perez at shortstop as he receives the day off Sunday against Jake Arrieta. The 22-year-old has three hits in his first 15 at-bats this season.
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