'Total package': Arcia impresses in short spring stint

Roenicke says prospect 'fun to watch' as bat develops

'Total package': Arcia impresses in short spring stint

PHOENIX -- The Brewers caught a glimpse of the future on Friday night, as top prospect Orlando Arcia showed off his improving skills over three eventful innings in a Cactus League game against the Reds.

Arcia ripped a pair of doubles in his only at-bats, one to left field and another to right. Both hits came off Major League pitchers in Burke Badenhop and Jumbo Diaz.

Known for his advanced defense as a young shortstop, Arcia has started to show signs of improving with the bat. While he's primarily been in Minor League camp, the 20-year-old has made the most of his limited opportunities in the Cactus League, going 4-for-7 in four games.

Arcia has already caught the eye of Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.

"He's impressive," Roenicke said Saturday. "He's got the total package. The offense is what they were hoping would come around. This is a short sample, obviously, but if he continues to grow in that direction he will be fun to watch."

Arcia, ranked No. 89 on MLB.com's list of the Top 100 prospects, signed with the organization in 2010. He's still at least a year away from reaching the Majors and spent last season with Class-A Advanced Brevard County.

Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.