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Luis Garcia

Luis Garcia

SS | B/T: L/R | 6' 2" 190 | Age: 19
New York, NY USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 553 525 66 135 4 30 11 .257 .280 .337 .617
Career Minors 1308 1224 173 344 12 106 34 .281 .312 .373 .685
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .257 4 30 11 .617
Career Minors .281 12 106 34 .685

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2017 GCL Nationals GCL ROK 49 211 199 25 60 8 3 1 22 9 32 11 2 0 .302 .330 .387 .717
2018 2 Teams Minors 127 544 500 82 149 21 6 7 54 31 82 12 6 1 .298 .336 .406 .742
2018 Hagerstown Suns SAL A(Full) 78 323 296 48 88 14 4 3 31 19 49 8 5 0 .297 .335 .402 .737
2018 Potomac Nationals CAR A(Adv) 49 221 204 34 61 7 2 4 23 12 33 4 1 1 .299 .338 .412 .750
2019 Harrisburg Senators EAS AA 129 553 525 66 135 22 4 4 30 17 86 11 5 1 .257 .280 .337 .617

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 60 | Power: 40 | Run: 55 | Arm: 60 | Field: 55 | Overall: 55

There's something to be said about players with Major League bloodlines like Garcia, whose father (also a middle infielder named Luis) reached the Major Leagues with the Tigers in 1999. Signed for $1.3 million by the Nationals after he had ranked No. 9 on MLB Pipeline's list of the Top 30 international prospects for the 2016-17 signing period, Garcia made the jump stateside the next year for his pro debut. Challenged by the Nationals with a full-season assignment at age 18 in 2018, he made relatively quick work of the Class A South Atlantic League and then performed well as the Carolina League's youngest player after a July promotion. Along the way, Garcia suited up for the World team as the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game's youngest player.

Garcia has a knack for making good contact across the entire field using a quick, hands-y swing from the left side of the plate. His hand-eye coordination and feel for the barrel translate to plus bat-to-ball skills, and it's easy to envision Garcia hitting for more power as he continues to add strength and understand his swing. He's lost a step since signing, but still has at least above-average speed and is lauded as a smart baserunner.

A sure-handed shortstop with quick feet and clean actions, Garcia anticipates well and has enough range to make all the routine plays, with plus arm strength that's a fit anywhere on the infield. His remaining physical projection leads some scouts to believe he's best suited long term for second base, and he saw time both there and at the hot corner in 2018. His offensive profile might be also fit best at the keystone, though the Nationals will continue to develop him as a shortstop.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/28/2019 SS Luis Garcia assigned to Surprise Saguaros.
04/02/2019 SS Luis Garcia assigned to Harrisburg Senators from Potomac Nationals.
02/12/2019 Washington Nationals invited non-roster SS Luis Garcia to spring training.
07/16/2018 Potomac Nationals activated SS Luis Garcia from the temporarily inactive list.
07/14/2018 Potomac Nationals placed 3B Luis Garcia on the temporarily inactive list.
07/04/2018 3B Luis Garcia assigned to Potomac Nationals from Hagerstown Suns.
04/04/2018 3B Luis Garcia assigned to Hagerstown Suns from GCL Nationals.
03/03/2018 2B Luis Garcia assigned to Washington Nationals.
06/26/2017 2B Luis Garcia assigned to GCL Nationals.
07/02/2016 Washington Nationals signed free agent SS Luis Garcia to a minor league contract.