While much of Milwaukee's offense is struggling, Arcia has been red-hot. In seven games last week, Arcia was 11 for 25 (.440) with two doubles, a triple and two home runs (good for an .840 slugging percentage) with five runs and three RBI. Oh, and he continues to sparkle on defense as well. Arcia hasn't committed an error since July 23 and this past week was part of five double plays.
Kevin King, Packers cornerback (↓ DOWN)
Green Bay's top draft pick has not been able to make up ground after missing most of organized team activities. In fact, the buzz around training camp has not been good for the former Washington cornerback, who was selected with the first overall pick of the second round. The Packers' unofficial depth chart has King as a third-stringer along with undrafted free agents. There's still a month before the season opener, but as of now it doesn't look like King will be making an early impact.
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Brent Suter, Brewers pitcher (↓ DOWN)
After five straight starts allowing two or fewer runs, Suter hit a rough patch last week. Against St. Louis on Aug. 2, he allowed five runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings and then was pulled after four innings at Minnesota on Aug. 7 after giving up three runs in four innings.
Zach Davies, Brewers pitcher (↑ UP)
Davies took a no-hitter into the sixth inning at Tampa Bay on Aug. 5 before allowing a single to Lucas Duda, the only hit he'd give up in seven innings of shutout ball. It was just the latest strong start for Davies, who has allowed just four runs -- three earned -- combined over his last four starts, going at least seven innings in each.
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Vander Blue, former Marquette guard (↑ UP)
Blue surprisingly left Marquette after his junior season in 2013. Four years later, he still hasn't given up his goal of playing in the NBA. Blue did get into five games between 2013-15, but, other than a brief stop overseas, has mainly played in the D League since leaving the Golden Eagles. After a strong showing in the summer league this offseason, Blue is getting another crack. The Los Angeles Lakers signed him to a partially guaranteed contract. This obviously meaning no roster spot is assured, but it does mean Blue is closer to being on an NBA team at the start of a season than he's ever been.
Keon Broxton, Brewers center fielder (↑ UP)
Broxton was in a massive slump when he was sent back to Triple-A in late July, having just three hits in his last 50 at-bats. But Broxton was back with the big club as the calendar turned to August and the trip to Colorado Springs appears to have rejuvenated his swing. Last week, Broxton went 7 for 23 (.304) with three walks (.385 on-base percentage), two doubles and a homer (.522 slugging percentage).