Orlando Arcia

Orlando Arcia

29-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Atlanta Braves
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Seemingly everyone in the fantasy community wanted Vaughn Grissom to open the season as Atlanta's starting shortstop. Manager Brian Snitker had other ideas, though, as Grissom was sent back to the minors and Arcia was signed to a three-year contract extension and named the starter at short. It wound up looking like the right call, as Arcia posted career highs with a .741 OPS and 17 home runs while solidifying the team's defense at short. The 29-year-old put up a 1.006 OPS with eight homers in 112 plate appearances against lefties versus just a .674 OPS against righties. Arcia hasn't had drastic splits like that before, though, so it's difficult to know what, if anything, to take away from it. He'll bat toward the bottom of the lineup and won't help in stolen bases, but it's a good lineup to be in and Arcia could show enough pop again in 2024 to be mixed-league relevant. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
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$Signed a three-year, $6.3 million contract extension with the Braves in March of 2023. Contract includes $2 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2026.
Three more hits in Monday's loss
SSAtlanta Braves
April 9, 2024
Arcia went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Monday's loss to the Mets.
ANALYSIS
The 29-year-old shortstop has racked up five multi-hit performances in Atlanta's first nine games, while failing to collect a hit at all only twice. Arcia is batting a dazzling .417 (15-for-36) with five doubles in the early going, but his spot at the bottom of the lineup has limited his production otherwise -- those knocks have turned into just two RBI and four runs.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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1
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vs LHP
#1
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4
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+18%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+12%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
+49%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+31%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .848 193 31 9 22 0 .269 .363 .485
Since 2022vs Right .717 620 65 17 75 1 .262 .313 .404
2024vs Left .817 12 2 0 0 0 .300 .417 .400
2024vs Right .912 34 3 0 2 0 .375 .412 .500
2023vs Left 1.006 112 21 8 17 0 .302 .402 .604
2023vs Right .674 421 45 9 48 1 .255 .299 .375
2022vs Left .601 69 8 1 5 0 .213 .290 .311
2022vs Right .787 165 17 8 25 0 .257 .327 .459
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
2024
 
 
+66%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+7%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+15%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .703 408 48 12 51 1 .251 .316 .386
Since 2022Away .791 405 48 14 46 0 .276 .333 .458
2024Home .678 25 3 0 0 0 .273 .360 .318
2024Away 1.126 21 2 0 2 0 .450 .476 .650
2023Home .714 262 34 8 34 1 .255 .317 .397
2023Away .766 271 32 9 31 0 .273 .325 .442
2022Home .682 121 11 4 17 0 .239 .306 .376
2022Away .787 113 14 5 13 0 .250 .327 .460
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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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.43
 
BB Rate
6.5%
 
K Rate
15.2%
 
BABIP
.429
 
ISO
.119
 
AVG
.357
 
OBP
.413
 
SLG
.476
 
OPS
.889
 
wOBA
.392
 
Exit Velocity
87.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
25.7%
 
Barrels/PA
2.0%
 
Expected BA
.233
 
Expected SLG
.342
 
Sprint Speed
 
Ground Ball %
51.4%
 
Line Drive %
20.0%
 
Fly Ball %
28.6%
 
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Defense, versatility valued
SSAtlanta Braves
March 22, 2023
Arcia's versatility helps maintain Atlanta's depth and was a key reason why he won the starting shortstop position to start the season, shares David O'Brien of The Athletic.
ANALYSIS
Arcia wins the starting gig over Vaughn Grisson and Braden Shewmake. O'Brien details how neither young stalwart "had such an overwhelming performance this spring as to make it worth losing part of the team's highly prioritized depth, which the Braves were sure would happen if they had Grissom or Shewmake as their shortstop and Orlando Arcia as their utility infielder."
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Despite putting together his best season with a 104 wRC+, Arcia was limited to just 68 games. He played sparingly at first but took over at second base when Ozzie Albies broke his foot in mid-June. Arcia then lost playing time to Robinson Cano. He also missed three weeks in August with a hamstring issue. Arcia's improved production was fueled by a 2.5-mph uptick in average exit velocity in tandem with hitting more flyballs. Other than in 2019 with Milwaukee, Arcia has been a utility player, capable of filling in for an injured player when needed. He's ticketed for a similar role this season, precluding him from mixed league relevance. However, with the ability to play all four infield positions and left field in a pinch, Arcia will compile ample playing time to be a factor in NL-only formats.
The high point of Arcia's 2022 may have just been the fact he was slated as the starting first baseman on paper for Atlanta during the lockout. Atlanta has a giant vacuum at first base with Freddie Freeman testing the free agent waters, leaving Arcia as the leading in-house candidate. He signed a two-year deal for $3 million just before the lockout began and should stick with the club as a reserve given he is out of options and would need to be exposed to waivers. He twice saw regular duty for Milwaukee in recent years with 2017 serving as his high-water mark for fantasy production with 16 homers and 14 steals. He is final-round-of-the-reserves material in NL-only formats or the final few rounds in a draft and hold format.
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.
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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Gets day off
SSAtlanta Braves
April 3, 2024
Arcia is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox.
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Three hits in opener
SSAtlanta Braves
March 29, 2024
Arcia went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored in Friday's 9-3 win over the Phillies.
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Back in action Wednesday
SSAtlanta Braves
March 20, 2024
Arcia (hand) is starting at shortstop and batting eighth for Atlanta in Wednesday's Grapefruit League contest versus the Blue Jays, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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MRI confirms no fractures
SSAtlanta Braves
Hand
March 18, 2024
Arcia is day-to-day after an MRI on Monday confirmed that he did not sustain any fractures to his left hand, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Set for MRI
SSAtlanta Braves
Hand
March 18, 2024
Arcia will undergo an MRI this week after X-rays on his left hand came back negative, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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