Garcia
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.235
HR
14
RBI
30
R
32
SB
2
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Garcia has long elicited comparisons to Miguel Cabrera for his power hitter’s physique (6-foot-4, 240 pounds) and Venezuelan heritage, but it wasn’t until 2017 that the 26-year-old’s production bore any resemblance to the two-time MVP’s. Though Garci... read more
Garcia has long elicited comparisons to Miguel Cabrera for his power hitter’s physique (6-foot-4, 240 pounds) and Venezuelan heritage, but it wasn’t until 2017 that the 26-year-old’s production bore any resemblance to the two-time MVP’s. Though Garcia’s power numbers tapered off after April with his .176 ISO ranking 83rd among qualified hitters, a .330 average and 137 wRC+ were certainly Miggy-like and offered one of the few silver linings in a bleak season for the South Siders. A stark decline in strikeout percentage (to 19.8%) was instrumental in Garcia’s breakthrough, but that wouldn’t have been possible without a .392 BABIP, a bloated figure even for someone with a lifetime .340 mark. A decline in batting average seems inevitable even if Garcia further improves his plate discipline, so he’ll need to raise his slugging numbers if he’s to maintain the overall value he brought in 2017. It’s not out of the question for Garcia as he heads into his age-27 campaign, but it will require a bit of faith from those who select him.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'4"    WT: 240 lbs.    DOB: 6/12/1991    College: None    Drafted: 2007Show Contract
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Avisail Garcia Contract Info:
Won his arbitration case and will make $6.7 million in 2018.
Launches homer, scores winning run
OFChicago White Sox
August 20, 2018
Garcia went 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Royals.
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Vs. Today's Pitcher
Avisail Garcia Vs Pitcher Stats
  • AB:
    8
  • H:
    3
  • 2B:
    0
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    0
  • RBI:
    1
  • BB:
    0
  • K:
    1
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    0
  • HBP:
    1
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .375
  • OBP:
    .444
  • SLG:
    .375
  • OPS:
    .819
2018 Stat Review for Avisail Garcia
0.13 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.5 % BB Rate
TERRIBLE
26.3 % K Rate
POOR
0.723 OPS
WEAK
0.266 OBP
TERRIBLE
0.235 AVG
POOR
0.261 BABIP
LOW
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Catcher
  1. 1. OmarO. Narvaez (L)
  2. 2. KevanK. Smith (R)
  3. X. WelingtonW. Castillo (R) Suspension
First Baseman
  1. X. JoseJ. Abreu (R) Day-To-Day
  2. 1. MattM. Davidson (R)
  3. 2. NickyN. Delmonico (L)
Second Baseman
  1. 1. YoanY. Moncada (S)
  2. X. LeuryL. Garcia (S) 10-Day DL
  3. 2. YolmerY. Sanchez (S)
Shortstop
  1. 1. TimT. Anderson (R)
  2. 2. YolmerY. Sanchez (S)
  3. X. LeuryL. Garcia (S) 10-Day DL
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  1. Avisail Garcia 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Avisail Garcia 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Garcia feels much older than he really is. It does seem like we have been teased with his potential for years upon end, but he has yet to turn 26. In the 1500+ major league plate appearances he has amassed thus far, he has a triple slash line of .258/.310/.385 which is only rosterable in deep single-league formats. He is large, but doesn't hit with enough power and that size keeps him in the bottom half of the lineup. He doubles down on the pain by hitting way too many balls into the dirt as his groundball rate has been at least 55 percent in all but one of his seasons in the big leagues. If this were a speedster we were talking about, there is reason for excitement, but this is a lumbering ox that can't loft the ball and strikes out too much. He is still young enough to turn it around, but time's a-wasting.
  3. Avisail Garcia 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Garcia’s star diminished over the course of the 2015 season. He entered the year as a potential cornerstone in the heart of the order, but he ended up with an 89 OPS+, a .365 slugging percentage, and a 50 percent success rate in 14 stolen-base attempts. He actually had a high average on balls in play (.320 BABIP), but the problem was he rarely put the ball in play (70 percent contact rate). He was also pretty bad in right field, so he could lose playing time moving forward if the club decides to emphasize outfield defense. He’s still a young, developing player who has flashed an interesting power/speed combo in the minor leagues. Garcia should get another crack at the White Sox’s starting right field gig to start 2016 thanks to the team trading Trayce Thompson to Los Angeles.
  4. Avisail Garcia 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Garcia's biggest accomplishment of 2014 was just getting back onto the field. He was expected to sit for the season after tearing his labrum in the ninth game of the year, but defied expectations and was back in the lineup by mid-August. Garcia was less than stellar in his subsequent 156 plate appearances, but the Sox were excited about Garcia's bat before he hit the DL, and he has surprising speed on the basepaths for a man of his size (6-foot-4, 240 pounds). The power should come as he embarks on his age-23 season, and he should be given the keys to a spot in the heart of the order come spring training, along with the team's everyday right field gig.
  5. Avisail Garcia 2014 Preseason Outlook
    The White Sox acquired Garcia from the Tigers as part of the Jose Iglesias-Jake Peavy three-way deal with the Red Sox, and he quickly became a fixture in the middle part of their lineup. He assumed right field once Alex Rios was traded to the Rangers, and by most measures, he played the position well enough to slot in as the team's everyday man there in 2014. Garcia slashed .304/.327/.447 after the trade, but that line fell to .219/.256/.384 against left-handed pitching. Garcia drew comparisons to former teammate Miguel Cabrera as he came up through the Tigers' organization. That valuation may be a bit unfair, but Garcia possesses all five tools, and it looks like he began to put it all together with a .960 OPS between the Chicago and Detroit Triple-A affiliates. He could hit as high as third for the 2014 White Sox as long as he continues to produce with his bat, and Garcia's status as a somewhat overlooked prospect may keep some owners from realizing the 20-homer, 20-steal potential that his still tools provide.  
  6. Avisail Garcia 2013 Preseason Outlook
    While Garcia has always been highly regarded by the Tigers' brass, he did not really make much of a splash in the prospect scene until last season. After hitting .299/.333/.455 with 14 homers and 23 steals in 481 at-bats split between High-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie, Garcia received a surprise promotion at the end of August. He quickly worked his way into the lineup, seeing significant action against left-handed pitchers throughout September and the postseason. The 21-year-old outfielder finished his first cup of coffee in the majors with a slash line of .319/.373/.319 in 47 at-bats. Given the lack of plate discipline (79:451 BB:K) Garcia showcased throughout the minors and his unsustainable BABIP (.405) during his September promotion, struggles with batting average should be expected. That said, Garcia is considered a legitimate five-tool prospect by many scouts and has an alluring mix of power and speed potential. Garcia is expected to be in the mix for a platoon spot in left field to open the 2013 campaign, likely splitting time with left-handed hitter Andy Dirks.
  7. Avisail Garcia 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Garcia has flashed five-tool skills over the past few seasons and is considered one of the more promising positional prospects in the Tigers system. He hit .264 with 11 homers and 14 steals in 488 at-bats with High-A Lakeland in 2011. Despite the promise he has shown, Garcia remains a project due to his poor pitch recognition. The 20-year-old struck out 132 times while taking just 18 walks last season. The physical ability is present, but Garcia will have to show marked improvements in his plate discipline before getting a legit look from the Tigers.
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Launches homer, scores winning run
OFChicago White Sox
August 20, 2018
Garcia went 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Royals.
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Not expected to be shut down
OFChicago White Sox
August 18, 2018
The White Sox have no plans to place Garcia (knee) on the disabled list, Tom Musick of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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In lineup Saturday
OFChicago White Sox
August 18, 2018
Garcia is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals.
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Pulled due to lack of effort
OFChicago White Sox
Coach's Decision
August 17, 2018
Garcia pulled up early while running to first base in Friday's game against Kansas City, which resulted in his removal from the game, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.
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Yanked from game
OFChicago White Sox
Coach's Decision
August 17, 2018
Garcia was pulled from Friday's game against the Royals by his manager, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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