25-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Garcia was one of two former Pittsburgh prospects brought in by the White Sox for an opportunity to play in Chicago last season. He turned in 25 in September, but his debut as a replacement-level play...
Willy Garcia Contract Information:
Signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in February of 2017. Released by the White Sox in March of 2018.
Garcia (wrist) was released by the White Sox on Friday.
To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Willy Garcia – simply subscribe now.
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Willy Garcia||3-Year Averages||44||119||105||15||25||10||5||3||2||12||0||0||11||31||1||2||0||.238||.305||.400||.705|
|Career (View All)||44||119||105||15||25||10||5||3||2||12||0||0||11||31||1||2||0||.238||.305||.400||.705|
|Last 7 Games||.000||.000||.000||.000|
|Last 14 Games||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|
|Last 30 Games||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|
Willy Garcia: MLB Games Played By Position
Willy Garcia: Minor League Games Played By Position
Willy Garcia Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||PA||AB||Walk Rate||Strikeout Rate||BB/K Ratio||Contact Rate||BABIP||Isolated Power|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Willy Garcia||3-Year Averages||119||105||9.2%||26.1%||0.35||70%||.311||.162|
Willy Garcia Defensive Stats
|Pos||Year||Inn||DRS (?)||Pos Rank||Range & Pos (?)||OF Arm (?)||GFP/DME (?)||GDP (?)||Bunts (?)||Catcher SB (?)||Pitcher SB (?)||Adj ERA (?)||Strike Zone(?)|
Willy Garcia: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Despite a rocket arm and a power bat, Garcia has seen his career stall out at the Triple-A level. The 24-year-old has put up back-to-back seasons hitting .246 and .245, respectively, for the Indianapolis Indians. He's compiled a 43:207 BB:K in those two seasons and unless he improves his plate discipline, it's unlikely he'll hit enough to make an impact in the majors. Garcia also suffered a power outage in 2016, totaling six homers in 499 plate appearances. He hit between 10-18 home runs in his each of his previous four seasons. Blessed with one of the best outfield arms in the organization, Garcia has a chance to become a backup outfielder.
The 23-year-old has poked at least 15 homers in each of his last four minor-league seasons. What he’s got in power, however, he lacks in plate discipline. Garcia posted a combined .275/.314/.431 slash line split between Double-A and Triple-A but struggled at the higher level — his OPS fell from .794 to .704. In addition, his 123:23 K:BB ratio was actually his best in three years. Pittsburgh is bereft of power at the upper levels, guaranteeing Garcia will get an elongated opportunity to prove himself (and likely increase whatever trade value he offers), but the odds are against the all-or-nothing slugger.
Garcia, 22, is a power-hitting outfield prospect who has averaged 17 home runs and 143 strikeouts over the last three seasons. He has been one of the league's younger players at each stop along the way. In 2014, Garcia hit .271/.311/.478 with 18 homers and 63 RBI in 474 plate appearances at Double-A. He's done well for his age, but the lack of contact (24:145 BB:K ratio) is troubling. At some point in 2015 he could see time at Triple-A, but that's only if he improves a bit with his contact ratios. Pittsburgh is set in the outfield at the major league level and has the likes of Austin Meadows ahead of Garcia in the minors, making it possible the team trades him for help in other areas.