January 16, 2010

Top 50 Twins Prospects 2010: #35 Oswaldo Arcia

2010 Top 50 Twins Prospects | #35 | Oswaldo Arcia

Position | Outfield

Bats/Throws | Switch/Right

| May 9, 1991 (Anaco, Venezuela)

School | Not Available

| 6'0''

| 210 lbs.

2009 Ranking| Not Ranked

Oswaldo Arcia signed with the Twins as a non-drafted free agent on July 4, 2007. He spent all of the 2008 season in the Dominican Summer League where he hit .293/.343/.432 with 20 extra-base hits in 61 games. Arcia made his way to the states in 2009 and hit .275/.337/.455 with the Gulf Coast League Twins. Arcia has an athletic build and runs well, although he's best suited for a corner outfield position. He has a good approach at the plate and looks as though his game is well ahead of his age. When looking at his numbers and intangibles, he reminds me a lot of former Twins prospect Alex Romero, with more power. That, at least to me, is great. The Twins will move him slowly, but Arcia is a player to remember.

2009 Statistics
          Level      G     PA     AVG     OBP     SLG     XBH     HR   wRC+
          R (GCL)   45    187    .275    .337    .455      18      5    142

2010 Outlook

Arcia will begin the 2010 season in Extended Spring Training and then join the Elizabethton Twins in June when the Appalachian League starts. If Beloit is in need of outfield help, Arcia could see time in the Midwest League in 2010.


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