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Oswaldo Arcia 2013 Outlook


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#21 Travdaddy10

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:53 PM

Oswaldo should eventually be an everyday player for the Twins. Can't see Hicks, Parmelee, or Wilkin getting AB's over him. I agree with Zumayaaaa, this kid looks like a really good hitter and has all the tools (AVG, Power, OBP).


He's hitting 3rd in the night cap.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:14 PM

Hmm I like that. Now a multi hit game is in order.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:59 PM

dudes scorching right now. might have to consider him although i hate burning my last weekly pickup this early in the week.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:07 PM

I spotted him to fill out my Thursday roster. Might have to make it a long term pick up. He's looking legit.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:37 PM

Right hitter, wrong team. If he was playing for say the phillies or reds or one of the hitting parks, he's an immediate pickup. As it stands is he better then the Ozuna kid from Miami? I don't think so.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:39 PM

Right hitter, wrong team. If he was playing for say the phillies or reds or one of the hitting parks, he's an immediate pickup. As it stands is he better then the Ozuna kid from Miami? I don't think so.


So that Ozuna kid from Miami is on the right team and in the right ballpark? What?

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:44 PM

No he's not. I'm equating these two batters. Both good young hitters in a tough park, bad lineup. My question was, is he actually going to fare better? I'm not sure he would. Maybe you see something in this kid that jumps out more than Ozuna?

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:50 PM

No he's not. I'm equating these two batters. Both good young hitters in a tough park, bad lineup. My question was, is he actually going to fare better? I'm not sure he would. Maybe you see something in this kid that jumps out more than Ozuna?


Arcia: .316/.373/.539, 56 HRs, 123 BB/293 Ks in 1606 minor league PAs. Decent lineup, poor hitter's park.

Ozuna: .274/.333/.487, 85 HRs, 157 BB/467 Ks in 1980 minor league PAs. Poor lineup, poor hitter's park.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:00 PM

Right hitter, wrong team. If he was playing for say the phillies or reds or one of the hitting parks, he's an immediate pickup. As it stands is he better then the Ozuna kid from Miami? I don't think so.


JMHO but Arcia was the most underrated hitting prospect in the minors.

Ozuna has shocked me with his lack of Ks but it's a long season.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:03 PM

Apparently he has been concentrating on making contact more than hitting for power.

After his 4 hit game he said, "Today I was trying to put the ball in play and just try to take it easy," Arcia said, with teammate Wilkin Ramirez acting as a translator. "In the past I tried to hit home runs. Today I came with a different approach and tried to hit the ball the other way."

Being very honest saying that he usually tries to hit homers, but the next night he hit a HR and got a triple. I like him in deeper leagues and he is a better option than Parmalee for the Twins so he's worth the add in my opinion.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:52 PM

any speed/?

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:01 PM

Is he going to be an everyday player or no? I'll pick him up in my free leagues without knowledge of this, but would like to know if anyone has any knowledge/opinions.
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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:03 PM

He's played well so far and parmlee stinks so I say he stays. If he stays he will play bc it's pointless to have him sit.
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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:06 PM

Is he going to be an everyday player or no? I'll pick him up in my free leagues without knowledge of this, but would like to know if anyone has any knowledge/opinions.


Gardenhire has indicated that Arcia is here to play -- otherwise, he'd still be in the minors. I would expect relatively consistent playing time, with a day off here or there.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:25 PM

any speed/?


Not really for base stealing. Played a little cf on the minors but he's really just a hitter.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:39 PM


Is he going to be an everyday player or no? I'll pick him up in my free leagues without knowledge of this, but would like to know if anyone has any knowledge/opinions.


Gardenhire has indicated that Arcia is here to play -- otherwise, he'd still be in the minors. I would expect relatively consistent playing time, with a day off here or there.


All I need to hear. Just dealt Fowler to get Reynolds in a points league, hopefully I won't miss a beat with Arcia. Did a quick google news search and everything I've read seems to think he's here to stay and he'll be a mainstay in the lineup.
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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:40 PM



Is he going to be an everyday player or no? I'll pick him up in my free leagues without knowledge of this, but would like to know if anyone has any knowledge/opinions.


Gardenhire has indicated that Arcia is here to play -- otherwise, he'd still be in the minors. I would expect relatively consistent playing time, with a day off here or there.


All I need to hear. Just dealt Fowler to get Reynolds in a points league, hopefully I won't miss a beat with Arcia. Did a quick google news search and everything I've read seems to think he's here to stay and he'll be a mainstay in the lineup.


He's a future 3 hole hitter. Not this year obviously but that's his offensive profile.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:58 PM

For keeper considerations:

Twins 2015+ 1-4 Buxton, Mauer, Arcia, Sano.

He won't be playing for a "bad" team then.

Edited by Fenam, 09 May 2013 - 11:58 PM.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:07 AM

That lineup will be pretty scary. Why not 2014?

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:24 AM

That lineup will be pretty scary. Why not 2014?


It's tough for me to believe Buxton will be up that soon, but who knows, he's mashing. I could see Sano being up in the majors this fall after ~150-200 AB at AA, if he keeps on his current torrid pace. So, he has a decent chance at 2014.

Buxton is the wildcard really. He certainly has exemplified amazing so far. I could see him up in the second half of 2014.

Arcia's success and maturity are a great sign for the Twins' player development. I've seen just about every one of his at-bats. He walks into the batters box with a swagger that is undeniable. He swings with confidence and authority. Most surprising and encouraging is that I am seeing him make pitch-to-pitch adjustments. For instance, this Red Sox series a poster above mentioned that he wasn't "trying" to hit a home run every pitch. He did this by reducing his stride at times within his at-bats. This ended up giving him a double Thursday. He did this without coaching instruction according to Gardy.

See this video of his double Thursday (no stride): http://mlb.mlb.com/v...957307&c_id=mlb

Compared to his home run and triple today (stride): http://mlb.mlb.com/v...980071&c_id=mlbhttp://mlb.mlb.com/v...978597&c_id=mlb

That tells me he is able to make adjustments on the fly, great sign for a 22 year and 1 day old kid.

Edited by Fenam, 10 May 2013 - 12:26 AM.

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