Christian Walker, Oswaldo Arcia Named to All-PCL Team
Reno Aces first baseman Christian Walker and outfielder Oswaldo Arcia have been named to the All-PCL Team.
Walker, 26, was selected to the team as the first baseman. In 126 games, Walker is batting.312 (153-491) with 112 RBI, 101 runs scored, 32 home runs, 8 triples, 34 doubles, a .609 slugging percentage and a .993 OPS. He leads all of professional baseball in RBI, and paces all Triple-A players in home runs (32) and extra-base hits (74). The Pennsylvania native stands second in the Pacific Coast League in hits (153), doubles (34), and slugging percentage (.613).
Arcia, 26, was selected to the team as an outfielder. In 94 games, Arcia is batting .328 (110-335) with 85 RBI, 77 runs scored, 24 home runs, 5 triples, 25 doubles, a .648 slugging percentage and a 1.060 OPS. The Venezuela native is fifth in batting average in the Pacific Coast league, fourth in RBI, second in slugging percentage and is the only player in the Pacific Coast League with an OBP greater than 1.000.
The Aces now have had a representative on the All-PCL Team in eight of the club’s nine seasons. Former winners include Kyle Jensen (2016), Peter O’Brien (2015), Jamie Romak (2015), Nick Ahmed (2014), Andy Marte (2014), Jake Elmore (2012), Ryan Wheeler (2012), Adam Eaton (2012), Cody Ransom (2011) and Collin Cowgill (2011). Walker was named a midseason PCL All-Star and represented the Aces in Tacoma, WA where he also participated in the Triple-A Home Run Derby.
The Aces magic number is currently five with eight games left to play. Reno will take on Albuquerque for four games before returning to Greater Nevada Field on September first for their final four-game homestand of the season. Playoff tickets are on-sale now at www.renoaces.com or by calling (775) 334-4700. Follow the club all season long on Twitter (@Aces) or like the team on Facebook.