There was an article at Fangraphs titled, “On Orlando Arcia‘s Lack of Power.” I didn’t read the article, because its SEO jackhammer title sorta gave me an idea as to what it was going to be about. Arcia is only 21 years old, so the title might’ve been better off being, “Orlando Arcia’s Lack of Power, But, I Mean, He is Super Young and It Could Develop.” If his power does develop, he will be a first round fantasy talent, because everything else is gorge. Like the Continental Army is going to set up at Valley Gorge and beat those Brits or at least not drink their tea. Arcia hits .300, he doesn’t strikeout much, he is capable of thirty steals and he’s a shortstop. Going back to the lack of power, I decided to watch about a month’s worth of Arcia’s at-bats condensed into a three-minute video. Thank you, iMovie. Know what I took away from that? The reason he hasn’t hit for power. I’m honestly not even sure why someone needed to write an article about his lack of power, because if you watch him it’s as obvious as the schnoz on Jon Niese’s face. He doesn’t hit for power because he looks like Edgar Renteria. I mean, he looks just like him. As if him and Renteria were attached at one point and Ben Carson separated them. Right now, people are likely barfing in their mouth, swishing it around and spitting it into their scrapbook labeled, “Renteria,” but Renteria wasn’t always terrible. He had a few 10+ homer, 30+ SB seasons when he was young. Renteria also had a .286 batting average over 2100 major league games, and suddenly this post became the Wikipedia page for Renteria. Anyway, what can we expect from Orlando Arcia for 2016 fantasy baseball?
The tightrope he needs to walk to get to the majors this year is about yay big. If you can’t see how big I’m gesturing for yay big, it’s about the width of a pencil and the length of a mini golf pencil. What a minute, that’s not a pencil at all. I forgot to put on pants. Silly me! Arcia is on the Brewers, if you didn’t know, and they are looking to the future. Jean Segura looks shortlisted for a Facebook notification that reads, “Event Reminder: Your Going Away From The Brewers Party,” but that doesn’t seem to be so we can see Arcia, but for Jonathan Villar or Javier Betancourt. I could see them leaving Arcia in the minors for the better part of 2016, then bringing him up for about 100 ABs this year. However (Grey’s got a qualifier!), if Arcia hits in Triple-A from April to June like he just hit in Double-A (8 HRs, 25 SBs, .307 in 129 games), the entire Brewers Nation will be calling for Arcia to come up in June, and he might. By the by, Brewers Nation is led by our fantasy basketball guru, JB, while he’s dressed as Gorman Thomas. For now, I’ll be conservative and give Arcia the line of 18/2/13/.292/7 in 120 ABs with an eye on being a lead ROY candidate for 2017. If he’s called up in June, then I’d bump that line roughly times three, so 6 HRs and 21 bases and a solid average. For now, I don’t see a point in drafting him in redraft leagues, but I do see him making an impact when he does come up.