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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
4 .251 0 0 1 0 .270 0.0
Birth Date5-9-1991
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age23 years, 5 months, 16 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
0.92013
0.62014
+proj
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 MIN 22 97 378 351 34 88 17 2 14 151 23 117 4 0 0 43 1 2 .251 .304 .430 .267 7.7 0.8 0.9
2014 MIN 23 103 410 372 46 86 16 3 20 168 31 127 6 1 0 57 1 2 .231 .300 .452 .270 10.5 -4.6 0.6
Career200788723801743353431954244101010024.241.302.441.26818.2-3.91.6

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 dtw Rk 61 248 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 TWI Rk 44 187 .292 .244 .322 .347 .262 .285 83 6.8 5.9 -2 -3.5 -0.8 12.0 0.8 12.0 0.8
2010 ELZ Rk 64 283 .394 .255 .302 .382 .262 .466 94 40.5 10.9 -1 -1.9 -0.2 48.2 4.5 48.2 4.5
2011 BLT A 20 81 .414 .240 .316 .356 .261 .392 93 13.3 2.3 -1.5 0.0 1.4 15.5 1.6 15.5 1.6
2011 FTM A+ 59 227 .269 .257 .324 .380 .254 .312 100 2.4 6.8 -2.6 -2.5 0.7 6.6 0.4 6.6 0.4
2011 TWI Rk 2 8 .491 .265 .326 .349 .271 .571 92 2.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.7 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2011 ARA Wnt 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 FTM A+ 55 235 .300 .251 .317 .370 .245 .361 102 10.3 7.0 -2.7 -0.1 0.5 17.2 1.7 17.2 1.7
2012 NBR AA 69 299 .341 .259 .331 .389 .262 .392 101 25.2 8.2 -3.2 1.2 1.3 33.2 3.6 33.2 3.6
2012 ARA Wnt 57 222 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .287 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 MIN MLB 97 378 .267 .250 .317 .395 .264 .336 99 2.6 9.9 -3.1 0.8 -1.6 7.7 0.9 7.7 0.9
2013 ROC AAA 38 155 .338 .263 .334 .403 .261 .366 104 13.2 4.5 -2.2 -0.6 -0.7 14.6 1.4 14.6 1.4
2014 MIN MLB 103 410 .270 .256 .316 .394 .262 .292 109 3.7 10.6 -3.9 -4.6 -0.6 10.5 0.6 10.5 0.6
2014 ROC AAA 22 85 .289 .269 .330 .398 .250 .339 106 2.8 2.5 -1.1 0.3 0.6 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 dtw Rk 248 38 67 12 4 4 36 16 27 8 7 .293 .344 .432 .140 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 TWI Rk 187 21 46 11 2 5 24 15 18 8 0 .275 .342 .455 .180 .292 12.0 -3.5 0.8
2010 ELZ Rk 283 47 97 21 7 14 51 19 67 4 4 .375 .426 .672 .297 .394 48.2 -1.9 4.5
2011 TWI Rk 8 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .875 .375 .491 2.9 -0.1 0.3
2011 FTM A+ 227 27 56 14 2 8 32 9 53 1 1 .263 .300 .460 .197 .269 6.6 -2.5 0.4
2011 BLT A 81 18 25 8 1 5 18 9 16 2 2 .352 .420 .704 .352 .414 15.5 0.0 1.6
2011 ARA Wnt 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ARA Wnt 222 30 51 9 2 10 37 15 49 0 0 .258 .317 .475 .217 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NBR AA 299 54 86 20 5 10 67 28 62 3 2 .328 .398 .557 .229 .341 33.2 1.2 3.6
2012 FTM A+ 235 22 64 16 3 7 31 23 45 1 3 .309 .376 .517 .208 .300 17.2 -0.1 1.7
2013 ROC AAA 155 25 40 6 0 10 30 22 37 2 1 .312 .426 .594 .281 .338 14.6 -0.6 1.4
2013 MIN MLB 378 34 88 17 2 14 43 23 117 1 2 .251 .304 .430 .179 .267 7.7 0.8 0.9
2014 ROC AAA 85 16 24 7 0 5 18 5 17 1 0 .312 .365 .597 .286 .289 4.8 0.3 0.5
2014 MIN MLB 410 46 86 16 3 20 57 31 127 1 2 .231 .300 .452 .220 .270 10.5 -4.6 0.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 1542 0.4643 0.5065 0.6863 0.6466 0.3850 0.7840 0.5440 0.3137
2014 1631 0.4598 0.5218 0.6627 0.6893 0.3791 0.7311 0.5569 0.3373
Career31730.4620.51440.67420.66850.3820.75680.55060.3258

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-16 2014-09-19 DTD 3 2 - Low Back Strain Diving for Ball -
2014-08-09 2014-08-12 DTD 3 3 - Low Back Tightness -
2014-07-13 2014-07-18 DTD 5 1 - General Medical Illness -
2014-06-06 2014-06-08 DTD 2 2 Right Ankle Sprain -
2014-04-05 2014-05-14 15-DL 39 33 Right Wrist Inflammation - -
2014-03-05 2014-03-12 Camp 7 0 - General Medical Illness Stomach Virus - -
2013-09-23 2013-09-26 DTD 3 3 Right Knee Contusion - -
2013-08-25 2013-09-03 DTD 9 8 Left Wrist Recovery From Contusion Bone Bruise -
2013-08-20 2013-08-24 DTD 4 4 Left Wrist Contusion Bone Bruise - -
2013-08-17 2013-08-18 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Soreness - -
2013-07-07 2013-07-08 DTD 1 1 Right Hand Contusion HBP - -
2013-02-23 2013-03-10 Camp 15 0 Left Trunk Strain Intercostal - -
2011-05-01 2011-05-01 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
2011-05-01 2011-06-30 Minors 60 0 Right Elbow Surgery Debridement 2011-05-12 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIN $512,500
2013 MIN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$512,500
1 yrTotal$512,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 132 dPraver-Shapiro1 year/$0.5125M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/18/11. Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12.
  • Signed 2007 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 652 82 173 34 5 27 95 50 167 3 3 .294 .354 .505 .306 38.5 RF -5 3.7
80o 633 76 162 32 5 25 89 46 166 3 2 .281 .340 .482 .293 29.7 RF -5 2.7
70o 619 73 152 30 4 23 85 44 165 3 2 .271 .329 .466 .284 23.6 RF -5 2.1
60o 606 69 145 29 4 22 81 42 164 3 2 .263 .320 .452 .276 18.7 RF -4 1.5
50o 595 66 138 27 4 21 78 40 163 3 2 .256 .312 .439 .269 14.2 RF -4 1.1
40o 584 63 132 26 4 20 75 38 162 2 2 .248 .303 .426 .262 9.8 RF -4 0.6
30o 571 60 126 25 4 19 72 36 161 2 2 .240 .294 .412 .254 5.4 RF -4 0.1
20o 557 57 117 23 3 18 68 34 159 2 2 .231 .284 .396 .245 0.4 RF -4 -0.4
10o 538 52 108 21 3 17 63 31 156 2 2 .218 .269 .374 .232 -6.1 RF -4 -1.1
Weighted Mean5986714128422794016332.258.314.442.27115.4RF -41.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 34% 4% 14% 69%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201524590701432951770401513.263.317.427.2701.215.1-1.5-4.114.95.8-4.3
201625631791493042382461653.259.318.444.2761.518.4-1.6-4.614.99.6-4.6
201726635811543142383461663.267.325.453.2811.820.9-1.7-4.814.912.4-4.7
201827605771453142280441553.262.321.452.2791.720.1-1.6-4.714.911.5-4.4
201928637771503142077441672.256.313.423.2670.812.3-1.6-5.114.94.1-4.7
202029611761543041977391612.275.326.445.2801.720.2-1.5-5.114.911.9-4.5
202130622741543141774381441.271.320.430.2721.115.1-1.4-5.414.96.9-4.6
202231638751603241674391451.274.324.426.2731.215.6-1.3-5.714.97.7-4.7
202332606691472841466381290.263.315.402.2620.59.4-1.1-5.614.91.1-4.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
23.826.629.943.144.225.4179.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 69)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 85 Travis Snider 2011 .215
2 78 Anthony Rizzo 2013 .264
3 77 Jay Bruce 2010 .298
4 76 Matt LaPorta 2008 .000 DNP
5 75 Chris Davis 2009 .238
6 75 Jon Gaston 2010 .000 DNP
7 74 Corey Dickerson 2012 .000 DNP
8 74 Evan Longoria 2009 .286
9 74 Jerry Sands 2011 .268
10 73 Pedro Alvarez 2010 .282
11 73 Michael Choice 2013 .294
12 72 Chris Carter 2010 .222
13 72 Kyle Blanks 2010 .246
14 72 Paul Goldschmidt 2011 .289
15 72 Fernando Martinez 2012 .280
16 72 Adam Jones 2009 .261
17 72 Alex Liddi 2012 .233
18 72 Brett Jackson 2012 .245
19 72 Wladimir Balentien 2008 .204
20 72 Matt Kemp 2008 .280
21 72 Alex Gordon 2007 .245
22 72 Jesus Montero 2013 .227
23 71 Mark Reynolds 2007 .277
24 71 Daniel Dorn 2008 .000 DNP
25 71 Jamie Romak 2009 .000 DNP
26 71 Kyle Parker 2013 .000 DNP
27 71 Domonic Brown 2011 .284
28 70 Kellen Kulbacki 2009 .000 DNP
29 70 Andy Marte 2007 .193
30 70 Bryce Brentz 2012 .000 DNP
31 70 Colby Rasmus 2010 .316
32 70 Dayan Viciedo 2012 .259
33 69 Ryan Lavarnway 2011 .275
34 69 Adam Milligan 2011 .000 DNP
35 69 Ike Davis 2010 .299
36 69 Brandon Wood 2008 .195
37 69 B.J. Upton 2008 .273
38 69 Dennis Raben 2011 .000 DNP
39 69 Brian Fletcher 2012 .000 DNP
40 69 Marc Krauss 2011 .000 DNP
41 69 Chris Young 2007 .256
42 69 Kiel Roling 2010 .000 DNP
43 69 Adam Lind 2007 .242
44 69 Lastings Milledge 2008 .259
45 69 Cameron Maybin 2010 .252
46 69 Khris Davis 2011 .000 DNP
47 69 Michael Saunders 2010 .244
48 68 Justin Upton 2011 .316
49 68 George Springer 2013 .000 DNP
50 68 Jordan Schafer 2010 .000 DNP
51 68 Matt Skole 2013 .000 DNP
52 68 Mike Olt 2012 .205
53 68 Geraldo Rodriguez 2011 .000 DNP
54 68 Mike Moustakas 2012 .252
55 68 Joe Benson 2011 .225
56 68 Nolan Reimold 2007 .000 DNP
57 68 Jesus Aguilar 2013 .000 DNP
58 68 Chad Huffman 2008 .000 DNP
59 68 Mark Canha 2012 .000 DNP
60 68 Frank Robinson 1959 .336
61 68 Boog Powell 1965 .290
62 68 Matt Adams 2012 .228
63 68 Zoilo Almonte 2012 .000 DNP
64 67 Brett Wallace 2010 .243
65 67 Josh Bell 2010 .199
66 67 Allen Craig 2008 .000 DNP
67 67 Nick Evans 2009 .210
68 67 Thomas Neal 2011 .000 DNP
69 67 Michael Taylor 2009 .000 DNP
70 67 Brett Lawrie 2013 .263
71 67 Devin Mesoraco 2011 .210
72 66 Nick Weglarz 2011 .000 DNP
73 66 Jared Goedert 2008 .000 DNP
74 66 Brandon Belt 2011 .267
75 66 Xavier Scruggs 2011 .000 DNP
76 66 Michael Burgess 2012 .000 DNP
77 66 Johermyn Chavez 2012 .000 DNP
78 66 Jonathan Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
79 66 Carlos Gonzalez 2009 .285
80 66 Kirk Nieuwenhuis 2011 .000 DNP
81 66 Brandon Meredith 2013 .000 DNP
82 66 Greg Halman 2011 .214
83 65 Corey Brown 2009 .000 DNP
84 65 Will Middlebrooks 2012 .279
85 65 Prince Fielder 2007 .318
86 65 Neftali Soto 2012 .000 DNP
87 65 Aaron Cunningham 2009 .178
88 65 Vinnie Catricala 2012 .000 DNP
89 65 Wilin Rosario 2012 .268
90 65 Mat Gamel 2009 .270
91 65 Harold Riggins 2013 .000 DNP
92 65 Travis Shaw 2013 .000 DNP
93 65 Rocky Colavito 1957 .298
94 65 Chris Dennis 2012 .000 DNP
95 65 Tony Conigliaro 1968 .000 DNP
96 65 Kala Ka'aihue 2008 .000 DNP
97 65 Lonnie Chisenhall 2012 .267
98 65 John Tolisano 2012 .000 DNP
99 65 Josh Whitaker 2012 .000 DNP
100 65 Travis d'Arnaud 2012 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .254 .274 .386 .219
11 vs R (Multi) .249 .318 .451 .277
18 Split (Multi) -.005 .045 .066 .057
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .254 .274 .386 .219
31 vs R (2013) .249 .318 .451 .277
38 Split (2013) -.005 .045 .066 .057
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Arcia turned some heads with a strong start to 2011, and after a full recovery from midseason elbow surgery, he did more than that in 2012, batting .320/.388/.539 between High-A and Double-A. The most encouraging signs were the sharp increase in his walk rate, from 5.6 percent to 9.6 percent, and that he did it while slightly lowering his strikeout rate. Arcia is probably ready to start 2013 in Triple-A, and with a good showing there, could debut in Minnesota in late 2013 if some of the Twins' current outfielders are dealt.
2012 An amateur free agent signed out of Venezuela in 2007, Arcia tore up the Appy League in 2010, and he continued his rampage during the 2011 season's first month at Beloit. Alas, surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow cost him two months, and a move to High-A exposed his aggressive approach. Arcia ranks among the system's best hitters, with good bat speed and above-average power to all fields, but he obviously needs to work on his plate discipline. He is stocky and not very athletic, with an average throwing arm. His future likely lies in left field, which sets the offensive bar high, but there's reason to believe the bat will play.
2011 Oswaldo Arcia tore up the rookie-level Appalachian League last season and has the look of a potential star, with power and a cannon of an arm.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Which minor league players are most likely to start in the American League in 2015 that are either flying under the radar or have not been brought up. Thanks!
(Cinco bros from AZ)
For players who havenít come up yet, how about Rusney Castillo, Francisco Lindor, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Miguel Sano and Kyle Zimmer. For guys who are just under the radar, letís go with Nick Franklin, Mike Foltynewicz, Dylan Bundy, Drew Pomeranz, Daniel Norris and Oswaldo Arcia. (Ben Carsley)
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the great chats!! You guys always have thoughtful comments!! Do you think Oswaldo Arcia will become a middle of the order hitter or is he too impatient with too much swing and miss?
(Mike from Minneapolis)
Thanks for reading them.

I love Arcia, although I think it's more of a reserved love. His impatience is just a part of his game. The power impact is always going to be there, but so are the whiffs. He's a good example of a player you need to take the bad with the good. (Tucker Blair)
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Oswaldo Arcia looks like a power hitting stud some days and other days it looks like he can't see the ball. What's your opinion of his upside potential? Thanks for the chat!! You guys are the best!!
(Mike from Minneapolis)
Somebody on Twitter put it best the other day: I just think he has to stop swinging so hard/ for the fences with every at bat. I could see a 30 HR/.250 guy but I could also see someone who flames out and never does much more than a .210 BA with a lot of strikeouts. (Mike Gianella)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Does Oswaldo Arcia worth holding onto long term in my dynasty league? Have Stephen Piscotty, Nick Williams, Raimel Tapia and Yasmani Tomas waiting in the wings.
(Drew from Rockford, IL)
I would have Arcia over Yasmani, but the OFers you have coming through are all making a big push this year. He's on the fringe for me. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat!! Do you think Oswaldo Arcia will ever solve major league pitching??
(Mike from Minneapolis )
I adore Oswaldo Arcia. Yes. One of my personal favorites. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Oswaldo Arcia or Orlando Arcia? GO!
(BeerTheDeer from Milwaukee)
Oswaldo. I like that Orlando can play a legitimate shortstop, but the bat is still a question mark. I think Oswaldo Arcia can hit major-league pitching and be a 20+ homer guy. The defense is a question mark, but I'll take the stick. (J.P. Breen)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)What's your outlook for Oswaldo Arcia the rest of the way?
(holmesp2001 from St. Louis)
The K rate is concerning, and so is the whiff rate, but I think he'll get those things under control. As I said before, hitters hit. He can really mash, and has some pop. Could be looking at a .280 guy with 50+ XBH. He's got a classic corner OF profile. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-17 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat!! What's your evaluation of Oswaldo Arcia?? Does he have the patience to hit major league pitching?
(Jim from Minneapolis)
Thanks, thoughtful reader! We're moderate Arcia fans in many formats, but Scoresheet is not a format particularly forgiving of corner outfielders who are not elite. Arcia is definitely a standard keeper, and he's probably somewhat underrated in real life, but he's probably not a foundational player for your team. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like best as a 3rd OFer in 2014: Khris Davis, Oswaldo Arcia, Will Venable
(Alex from Chicago)
Venable, Davis, Arcia for me (Paul Sporer)
2014-03-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Tell us all that you know about Oswaldo Arcia. Im looking for a book.
(Kevin from Philadelphia)
Ha, I don't have that much time! He's part of Minnesota's present and future lineup. Regular, everyday outfielder that is going to hit the ball for average and power. He was rushed last season, and is ready to go now. (Ronit Shah)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Does the Twins signing Kubel drastically impact Oswaldo Arcia, or does Oswaldo still get the majority of RF at bats?
(brukru from Pittsford, MI)
If it does, you have every right to march down to Target Field and storm the front office. Arcia could be their No. 5 hitter for a decade. Kubel is nearly done. I like his beard though. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hello Mike With an OF J-Up Cargo Bruce who do you feel is the better for the 4 OF K,Davis or Oswaldo.? And what there upside.
(jim from tampa)
Of the two I feel like Oswaldo Arcia has more reliability but Khris Davis has more upside. I think I would go with the better prospect/long term player in Arcia and hope that Davis' hot numbers in a small sample size were fluky. The exception might be in a one-and-done (redraft league). (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Power-hitting prospects Marcell Ozuna and Oswaldo Arcia didn't really do very much last year, and now they find themselves in outfields that are filling up. Do either of them step up and claim a spot in 2014?
(RotoLando from Cloud City)
Ozuna shouldn't have been in MLB last year, and frankly, I'm not sure he's ready to be this year. I think he can grab a spot in 2015. Arcia should have a spot and should be let to develop in that spot this year while the Twins aren't really in contention. (Mark Anderson)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see in Khris Davis and Oswaldo Arcia are they the hitter everyone says he is we just have very little to go by?
(OB1quigon from Tampa)
I don't expect Davis to mash long term. I think he can be a useful piece for the Brewers, but not a centerpiece. Arcia can rake and I expect him to hit and hit a lot for a long time. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank: Avisail Garcia, Oswaldo Arcia, Marcell Ozuna?
(Felipe from Mexico)
Arcia, gap, Garcia, Ozuna. (Bret Sayre)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you call Oswaldo Arcia's 2013 a success, failure, or something in between? What did we learn?
(Jim from Fargo)
I think it was an absolute success. At 22-years old he proved he had nothing left to do in the minor leagues and got nearly 100 games in the big leagues to make adjustments, learn and prepare for when the Twins will actually need him to be a centerpiece in their lineup. What did we learn? I think we learned he is going to hit, show good power and be a quality MLB player overall; it just takes time and doesn't always happen instantaneously. (Mark Anderson)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of offensive ceiling would you put on Oswaldo Arcia in this prime?
(richardkr34 from Saint Paul, MN)
.290 with 23 HR. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Oswaldo Arcia worth stashing on a 10 team dynasty?
(Shawn from CT)
Maybe with really big rosters, otherwise that's a little small for him. (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Oswaldo Arcia have 30 HR potential or his his ceiling closer to 20 HR?
(Twinkie from Minneapolis)
Split the difference and say 25. (Jason Cole)
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chances these outfielders will have starting jobs by the middle of May: Oswaldo Arcia ____ Jackie Bradley ____ Shane Peterson ____ Trayce Thompson ____
(Hoot Stromboli from Snowed In)
Hoot, I can't place percentages on each. I think Thompson is the most likely because the White Sox always seem aggressive with their prospects. I would put Peterson nextóif only because I think an injury to Beltran could happen and it's too early for OSCARóthen Bradley and finally Arcia. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-11-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Derek, thanks for the fantasy fix. Which OF prospect is the better fantasy prospect: Rymer Liriano or Oswaldo Arcia?
(captnamerca from FL)
Liriano is more well-rounded and has the higher fantasy upside of the two. Both could be good hitters with above-average power, but Liriano's speed gives him the edge. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had Oswaldo Arcia, Gary Brown an Jake Marisnick which one would you trade for a serviceable pitcher?
(John from MS)
If you have to let one good prospect go, all else being equal, trade the corner guy and keep the up-the-middle players. Arcia it is.--Ben (Best of BP with Ben and Dave)
2011-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your view on Oswaldo Arcia, is he just babip lucky?
(bk from Hk)
No, he's not just lucky. He can really hit. I'm a big fan of the bat, but it's overwhelmingly his best tool. (Kevin Goldstein)


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