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Pickup of the Day

PUD 4/19: Oswaldo Arcia

by D.J. Short
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Welcome to Pickup of the Day, where every weekday we'll pick an under-the-radar player whose immediate value is on the rise. The idea here is to identify a starter who can give you some solid innings off the scrap heap, a talented backup who's been given a chance because of a starter's injury, an unheralded regular with a favorable matchup, or a potential breakout player who's starting to put it together. Unlike regular waiver-wire advice, Pickup of the Day is geared more towards interim success, but hopefully we'll have the intuition to help you snag a waiver-wire gem a few times this season.

 

Arcia has become somewhat of a forgotten man over the past year, but it might be time to pay attention to him again in fantasy leagues. Looking for a way to jump start his stagnant offense, Twins manager Paul Molitor has started the 24-year-old in three straight games and he has responded with seven hits and three RBI. Arcia doesn’t have the best approach at the plate, but don’t forget that he had 20 home runs in 103 games in 2014. There’s some intriguing power potential here. With the way Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and Eddie Rosario have been struggling in the early going, he’ll continue to get chances if he hits.