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Arcia awarded Rawlings Minor League Baseball Gold Glove

Arcia led Southern League shortstops in putouts, assists and double plays
September 28, 2015

BILOXI, MS - The accolades for Biloxi Shuckers shortstop Orlando Arcia continue to stack up as on Monday morning, the 21-year-old was named the Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner at shortstop in Minor League Baseball.

The Southern League postseason All-Star and Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Player of the Year appeared in 123 games at shortstop this season, notching a .978 fielding percentage and led the league in total chances (585), putouts (196), assists (376) and double plays (82). The Anaco, Venezuela native committed just 13 errors over 123 games, ranking second among qualifying Southern League shortstops.

Arcia was a part of a Shuckers' defense that ranked second in the league in fielding percentage (.982) during the inaugural season and led the league in assists.

2015 Biloxi Shuckers Postseason Awards:

  • Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Player of the Year, Orlando Arcia
  • Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Year, Jorge Lopez
  • Southern League Most Outstanding Pitcher, Jorge Lopez
  • Southern League Manager of the Year, Carlos Subero
  • Southern League Postseason All-Stars, Jorge Lopez and Orlando Arcia
  • Southern League ERA Champion, Tyler Wagner
  • Minor League All-Star, Baseball America, Jorge Lopez
  • Minor League All-Star, Yahoo Sports, Jorge Lopez
  • Minor League Rawlings Gold Glove Award, Orlando Arcia, SS

For a full list of Gold Glove winners, click here.

The Shuckers open the 2016 season on April 7 for a Southern League Championship Series rematch against the Chattanooga Lookouts at MGM Park. The opening seven-game homestand features five games against the Lookouts and two games against the Mobile BayBears.

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