Not too long ago Orlando Arcia was the shortstop of the future for the Milwaukee Brewers. Unfortunately things did not work out and they traded him to the Atlanta Braves in 2021. He was a part of the 2021 Braves World Series team, but spent most of 2021 and 2022 bouncing around in between the major and minor leagues.
Orlando Arcia’s 2023 season has been a different story. Although he missed four weeks with an injury, his .333/.392/.478 slash line is quite eye-catching and he has six home runs and 25 RBI to back it up. This is quite impressive for a player who had to earn his every day role by beating out Vaughn Grissom.
This strong of a start to the season may potentially earn Orlando Arcia his his first All-Star nod for the 28 year old currently leads all NL Shortstops in voting at his position.
Former Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia is first in NL All-Star voting at his position.
Through phase one of All-Star voting Orlando Arcia has over double the amount of votes than the next shortstop in which the player who received the second most votes was Francisco Lindor of the New York Mets. The voting numbers for Orlando Arcia in phase one were 1.6 million. Lindor had 689,000. This means that Arcia beat out other big name shortstops including Xander Bogaerts, Trea Turner, Dansby Swanson, and Matt McClain.
Phase two of MLB All-Star voting begins on June 26 and ends on June 29.