Orlando Arcia Named To All-PCL Team

Top Brewers prospect amazed with glove and bat during 2016 season in Colorado Springs.

Orlando Arcia was one of the Sky Sox best players in 2016. (Paat Kelly)

By Aaron Cheris / Colorado Springs Sky Sox | August 29, 2016 1:46 PM

The Pacific Coast League has announced that Colorado Springs Sky Sox shortstop Orlando Arcia was named to the All-PCL team for his strong play in Colorado Springs during the 2016 season.

Heading into the season, Arcia, 22, was ranked as the number five prospect in all of baseball and the top prospect in the Milwaukee Brewers system according to MLB.com. Once he arrived in Colorado Springs, he more than lived up to the hype.

In 100 games with the Sky Sox this season, Arcia hit .267 (108-for-404) with eight home runs and 53 RBI. Arcia also stole 15 bases and scored 59 runs. At the time of his promotion to the Milwaukee Brewers on August 2, Arcia was the Sky Sox leader in hits, runs batted in, batting average, and runs scored. Arcia's eight home runs in Colorado Springs tied a career high.

Recently, Arcia, made his Major League debut on August 2 in San Diego and hit his first Major League home run for the Brewers on August 26, a three-run shot in the Brewers 5-3 loss to the Pirates.

Arcia becomes the 11th Sky Sox player to be named to the All-PCL team over the past decade.

2006: OF Jeff Baker

2007: 1B Joe Koshanksy

2008: 1B Joe Koshansky

2009: 2B Eric Young Jr. & OF Matt Miller

2012: 1B Matt McBride & OF Andrew Brown

2013: 3B Ryan Wheeler & OF Corey Dickerson

2015: OF Domingo Santana

2016: SS Orlando Arcia

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