Biloxi Shuckers

Former Shucker Arcia called up by the Brewers

Shuckers shortstop Orlando Arcia throws to first after fielding a ground ball on June 19, 2015, at MGM Park in Biloxi.
Shuckers shortstop Orlando Arcia throws to first after fielding a ground ball on June 19, 2015, at MGM Park in Biloxi. ttisbell@sunherald.com

The best player to suit up in the brief history of the Biloxi Shuckers has been called up to the big leagues.

The Milwaukee Brewers called up shortstop Orlando Arcia from Triple-A Colorado Springs Monday night as the the team continues its rebuilding effort.

Arcia will make his debut as a major leaguer Tuesday night, starting at shortstop at San Diego. The Brewers’ usual starting shortstop, Jonathan Villar, will move to third base.

The 21-year-old Arcia was batting .267 with eight homers and 53 RBIs in 404 at-bats at Colorado Springs this season. He also had 15 stolen bases in 23 tries.

The slick-fielding Arcia was ranked as the 14th best prospect in the minor leagues by Baseball America earlier this month.

Arcia was named the Brewers' Minor League Player of the Year while playing with the Shuckers in 2015. He helped lead the team to a Southern League South title by batting .307 with eight homers and 69 RBIs in 512 at-bats. He also stole 25 bases.

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