BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The Biloxi Shuckers had what many consider the best pitching staff in the Southern League. The Shuckers also excelled in the field.
The Shuckers' defense ranked second in the league in fielding with a .982 percentage during the inaugural season and led the league in assists.
Shortstop Orlando Arcia was a major factor in helping solidify the Shuckers defense.
On Monday the 21-year-old was named the Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner at shortstop in Minor League Baseball.
Arcia, the Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Player of the Year, made play after play at shortstop and had a fielding percentage of .978. He led the Southern League in total chances (585), putouts (196), assists (376) and double plays (82).
The Anaco, Venezuela native committed just 23 errors over 123 games, ranking second among qualifying Southern League shortstops.