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.

 
  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    What news from Verona? What? Oh, sorry was doing homework with my 15-year old daughter last night. Still have PTSD after the Atlanta Falcons imploded yesterday afternoon for the billionth time this season!! (Guess who bet on the Falcons to win straight up? Only part a 2-dollar 4-team parlay, so I’ll survive.)

    Arcia sounds interesting. Definitely will be looking at the winter moves and early ST activities to see what’s up.

    Slowly breaking myself in to mock drafts again, starting with 1 a day over the past five days. CBS cares!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Falcons your team or you saw a presumably good bet and took it? Get mocking, that’s awesome…

  2. james says:
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    I like the renteria comparison. Seems about right, and the biggest difference is that Renteria played though the end of the roid era and into the current era… so the last year you wanted to own him was 2007, but he limped though a few more season.

    This seems like a great time to be a SS propect, Trea Turner, Orlando Arcia, JP CRawford, Mondesi, Torres, SEager, Swanson, Bergman, Rogers, Barreto, Story, Adames, Tim Anderson…. There really are a lot of interesting ones for fantasy, i see about 5-6 guys there that could hit 20 homers, and a most could steal 20 bases. THat is an interesting group.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @james: Agreed, there’s a bunch of SS prospects, which comes at a good time since the SS position is hurting in the majors

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Started this year with Correa, Lindor, etc. too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed

  3. Orlando Arcia says:
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    Yo money, I had 52 extra base hits last season, power is THERE snitches. Your boy Lindor never done sniffed such shiz in the milbs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Orlando Arcia: If you run out a double that was a bloop, where’s the power?

      • Orlando Cepada says:
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        @Grey: 37 doubles 7 triples hint at more than just a bloop on the radar

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, are you know his godfather? There’s Dee Gordon type doubles and there’s Giancarlo type doubles… I don’t think Arcia is either, but he doesn’t look like a huge power guy from watching him… He is young, so he could fill out

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Orlando Arcia: Razzball Al’rcia?

      • Orlando Cepada says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: This is Ra’zbahl Al’rcia reporting on XBH from Tangier on Al Jazeera

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Orlando Arcia: many perts think lindors “power” is still in question. Was what we saw an outlier or a sign of things to come? Difficult to judge yet.

      • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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        @J-FOH: Totally, I guess the Lindor point was just to say – if Francisco can run into 12 dongs in the majors (in 99 games), Orlindor can too

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Ra’zbahl Al Ghul: projection fallacies aside….I hear you

  4. the swinging says:
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    Get to keep any 4 players on my roster I choose at no draft cost. In a standard league if u had to choose to keep Justin upton or carlos carrasco (and your 3 other keepers are rizzo, arenado, and arietta) who are you keeping?

    • the swinging says:
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      @the swinging: ..I also have dee gordon, micheal Brantley, and Eric Hosmer on the roster.

      If u had to choose to keep any 1 of these players to start a fantasy team (where u alredy have rizzo, arenado, and arietta who u keep?

      Dee Gordon
      Carlos carrasco
      Micheal Brantley
      Eric Hosmer
      Justin upton

  5. Halp

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    I have gone back and forth on Arcia this off season. I think I landed on him most likely being Alcides Escober with a few more homers. Escober hit .328/.363/.434 and .797 OPS, with 8 homers and 34 steals in AA, being about 8 months older than Arcia was at the level. Probably means I won’t be grabbing him in my leagues, because there is bound to people more optimistic than me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike HC: If you watch him hit, he looks just like Renteria…Bit stockier than Alcides

      • Halp

        Mike HC says:
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        Just watched. You are definitely on the money. I’m thinking roid era Renteria looks something like present day Escobar though, ha. I probably am a little light on his offensive potential.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah

    • james says:
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      @Mike HC:
      Escobam at one point he was a blue chip, glove first prospect. I would venture to say that he is more like Lindor. I simply do not beleive that Lindor can repeat or even come close to last season again.

  6. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Funny Judah Friedlander has made a career of dressing like “Stormin” Gorman Thomas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, good call

  7. JP says:
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    Dynasty league arcia or d’Arnaud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league size, likely d’Arnaud

  8. JP says:
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    13 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      d’Arnaud

  9. Zeus says:
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    I had a bad night of sleep and ye Olde brain is not working that well. It took me until the comments section to realize this wasn’t oswaldo Arcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • SwaggerJackers says:
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      @Zeus: I thought the same thing.

      Whatever happened to Oswaldo?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Where’s Oswaldo?

  10. FrankGrimes says:
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    Thai mango sticky rice…muy delicioso!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I told you! I’m addicted to changing my cotton now, I do it every day…I can’t believe what I was vaping on before doing this

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Nice!
        Did you go with the KohGenDo sheets?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I just grabbed some cotton sheets from Whole Foods that my vape guy suggested, and honestly I use so little each time that I could have them for the next five years… I mean if I wanted to, I could use one cotton sheet about five times by cutting it…This is like the cheapest hobby ever

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            Coils are next bro.
            Almost as easy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that’s gonna be my December project… My vape guy said my coil looked fine for a few more weeks though…

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                Coils can last a long time.
                Quick burn off change cotton good to go.
                I have to send you a care package again soon.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You don’t have to, but if you want to, that would be cool… I still have your note to me on my desk…. Coils life expectancy seems to be debated subject…First vape guy told me 3 weeks, then the guy looked at my coil the other day that I’ve had for a month and said it should be good for another month…

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    @Grey:
                    the almost famous note!
                    I find it really depends on the juice.
                    Something gooey like swirly pop gunks it up faster.
                    I will just make like thirty coils one night watching a game
                    Then I’m good for a looooong time.
                    For shits and giggles One day pick up a multimeter and a coil jig and just start practicing.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Is that VG or PG or both? (That gunks it up faster)

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    @Grey:
                    Hehe

  11. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Someone in my league offered me Taijuan Walker for Tolleson. a)Should I do that or
    B) offer k rod for Walker
    C) ask for a better pitcher from him for Tolleson. These are his SP:

    SP Jake Arrieta (CHC)
    SP Yu Darvish (TEX)
    SP Zack Greinke ()
    SP Felix Hernandez (SEA)
    SP Clayton Kershaw (LAD)
    SP Steven Matz (NYM)
    SP Stephen Strasburg (WAS)
    SP Noah Syndergaard (NYM)
    SP Taijuan Walker (SEA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Walker for Tolleson

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Whet about k rod

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d send K-Rod for him

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        i turned it down. A 35 save guy is worth more than a .500 pitcher with a 4+ era

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          He said it has to be Tolleson it’s the only closer I trust. So I said the only closer I would move for Walker is K rod. In my eyes a 35 SV guy is worth more than a young pitcher who was .500 with a 4+ era

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gotcha

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              Is my thinking wrong??

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I’d want Walker

                • Scott Kimmel says:
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                  K rod for Tolleson I would do. Very reluctant to trade Tolleson for him

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    You mean K-Rod for Walker

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Yes that’s what I meant

                  • Malicious Phenom says:
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                    @Scott Kimmel:
                    Hey man, take Walker for Tolleson..

                    Walker is gonna be a stud,(he is only 22) last year was his first full season and he will only get better.

                    You can get a closer in season, there are always new closer’s every year.

        • james says:
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          @Scott Kimmel:
          Walker was a blue chip prospect brought up without much polish. I still think there is elite upside there

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            James he plays in a very hitter friendly park. I just don’t think he is worth Tolleson

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Walker doesn’t play in a hitter friendly park

            • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: if you already were pretty locked into your
              tolleson > walker
              why did you ask, receive two (now three) separate opinions saying take walker, and just at the end say “i don’t think walker is worth tolleson”. You apparently always had your answer.

  12. SwaggerJackers says:
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    This offseason is so boring Grey.

    Playing in 3 fantasy football leagues reminds me weekly why I like Fantasy Baseball so much more.

    Is it time for spring training yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, it’ll be here soon

  13. scotty the captain says:
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    yo grey— im just checkin in. happy winter– i saw rickey romeros name in the news today. his contract plus the syndergard, darnaud trade. i dont think romero had one decent inning the whole contract. was that the same gm??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was in the news today? Yeah, not sure if he even pitched for the Giants this year

  14. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Who should I take with my second pick in my minor league draft. I’m torn between these three guys. Jose Berrios, JP Crawford or A.J. Reed

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