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Portrait of Oswaldo Arcia

Oswaldo Arcia RFTwins

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PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date5-9-1991
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age23 years, 7 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
0.92013
0.62014
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

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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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .215 .264 .335 .215
11 vs R (Multi) .249 .320 .502 .296
18 Split (Multi) .034 .056 .167 .081
19 LgAvg (Multi) .021 .030 .060 .030
30 vs L (2014) .198 .261 .313 .210
31 vs R (2014) .249 .321 .527 .302
38 Split (2014) .050 .060 .214 .092
39 LgAvg (2014) .016 .023 .052 .025

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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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