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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #75: May 11, 2021, 09:24:17 PM »
That's how I look at it.

If at the deadline the Nats are struggling, Turner is a guy you can get a package that accelerates the rebuild. And if the Nationals are in it, Garcia is one of the few guys in the minors who can get you anything.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #76: May 25, 2021, 02:47:17 PM »
heading back to the show to replace Robles - .235/ .293 / .426 so far with 4 HRs in 75 PAs, he has been improving week-to-week as well.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #77: June 05, 2021, 01:05:59 PM »
Hit his sixth last night. Now up to .267   .319   .488   on the year.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #78: June 07, 2021, 10:48:48 AM »
Hit another homer last night. Now up to .284/.349/.875 in 106 plate appearances. This his best hitting season so far. 100+ PAs isn't a super small sample.

I had kind of written him off. I keep forgetting his major league stats aren't the worst and that he is only 21. I think he can still develop him into a solid, maybe above average starting middle infielder.

Luis Garcia maybe popping back into the longterm picture is one of the few positive tidbits in this farm system.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #79: June 07, 2021, 11:40:54 AM »
Hit another homer last night. Now up to .284/.349/.875 in 106 plate appearances. This his best hitting season so far. 100+ PAs isn't a super small sample.

I had kind of written him off. I keep forgetting his major league stats aren't the worst and that he is only 21. I think he can still develop him into a solid, maybe above average starting middle infielder.

Luis Garcia maybe popping back into the longterm picture is one of the few positive tidbits in this farm system.

he should be playing at around high-A given his age, so the numbers he's putting up at AAA are pretty impressive. If he keeps this up another couple of weeks he's going to force himself back to the majors, or open the door for the team to trade Turner.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #80: June 07, 2021, 11:46:50 AM »
Hit another homer last night. Now up to .284/.349/.875 in 106 plate appearances. This his best hitting season so far. 100+ PAs isn't a super small sample.

I had kind of written him off. I keep forgetting his major league stats aren't the worst and that he is only 21. I think he can still develop him into a solid, maybe above average starting middle infielder.

Luis Garcia maybe popping back into the longterm picture is one of the few positive tidbits in this farm system.

He's in AAA and he's barely 21.  Twenty-one is very young for AA, let alone AAA or the majors.  Of the current MLB Top 50 prospects, only three are 21 or younger and at least at AAA.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #81: June 07, 2021, 12:08:04 PM »
He's in AAA and he's barely 21.  Twenty-one is very young for AA, let alone AAA or the majors.  Of the current MLB Top 50 prospects, only three are 21 or younger and at least at AAA.

If he hadn't played most of last year in the majors he'd easily be a top-50 prospect.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #82: June 07, 2021, 12:10:37 PM »
If he hadn't played most of last year in the majors he'd easily be a top-50 prospect.

Exactly, especially for the mid-season update after the current numbers.  I live in a AA city where the team has three top-100s.  Two of them are more than two years older than Garcia, and the other one was a top-5 overall pick who is still older than Garcia.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #83: June 07, 2021, 01:31:15 PM »
I wish they'd not yo-yo him this season. Let him rake in AAA. See what happens when teams adjust to him. See how he adjusts to those adjustments. I'd rather them waive one of our filler arms on the 40 man and sign a nobody off the street to be the 26th man than take Luis Garcia away from every day starts in AAA.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #84: June 07, 2021, 01:36:17 PM »
I wish they'd not yo-yo him this season. Let him rake in AAA. See what happens when teams adjust to him. See how he adjusts to those adjustments. I'd rather them waive one of our filler arms on the 40 man and sign a nobody off the street to be the 26th man than take Luis Garcia away from every day starts in AAA.

He's already burned an option this year, so might as well make the best of it.  If he's up, he needs to be playing, though.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #85: June 07, 2021, 01:54:21 PM »
He's already burned an option this year, so might as well make the best of it.  If he's up, he needs to be playing, though.
They're treating him like they did Difo and even Turner for a while. They are calling him up to chill on the bench.

Young players with big upside need to be up and playing. If they want a young guy able to go back and forth, get Noll back on the roster.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #86: June 07, 2021, 03:30:28 PM »
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Rochester Red Wings middle infielder Luis García has been named the Triple-A East Player of the Week for the period ending June 6, Minor League Baseball announced.

García batted .407/.484/.778 (11-for-27) with one double, three home runs, nine RBI, and seven runs scored in six games from May 31-June 6. He ranked among the 20-team league leaders in hits (T-1st), total bases (2nd, 21), RBI (T-2nd), runs scored (T-3rd), batting average (7th), on-base percentage (8th), slugging percentage (8th), and OPS (8th).

https://www.milb.com/rochester/news/garcia-named-player-of-the-week

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #87: June 07, 2021, 07:51:31 PM »
If we had a chance this year, I would say call him up. Considering we have no chance, I think we let Garcia have a terrific year in AAA and give him a september callup. He'll be in our opening day infield next year and I have very high expectations. He's 21 and can absolutely be a super star

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #88: June 13, 2021, 07:48:42 PM »
I have watched Garcia a few times. He is a crude fielder, and not ready to hit serious pitching. Turner is nearly the best SS in baseball.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #89: June 24, 2021, 11:36:34 PM »
Hit his tenth tonight. BA up to .299

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #90: June 25, 2021, 09:37:08 AM »
I wish I had bought more Luis Garcia stock. Player will be a stud.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #91: June 25, 2021, 10:45:57 AM »
I have watched Garcia a few times. He is a crude fielder, and not ready to hit serious pitching. Turner is nearly the best SS in baseball.

Garcia is only 21 and is doing pretty well at AAA. That's not very common.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #93: June 29, 2021, 05:55:41 PM »
Assigned to the 7 day IL (along with Adrian Sanchez). Felt tightness in his side on Saturday.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #94: July 12, 2021, 10:08:09 AM »
Assigned to the 7 day IL (along with Adrian Sanchez). Felt tightness in his side on Saturday.
Still out? Not looking good as it is an undisclosed injury from what I read.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #95: July 16, 2021, 10:22:03 AM »
if this kid didn't have to burn his rookie/prospect status last year he'd be in the top 50 prospects in baseball. 930 OPS in AAA, just crushing it

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #96: July 16, 2021, 11:47:25 AM »
Still out? Not looking good as it is an undisclosed injury from what I read.

he came off the IL Tuesday and is back in the lineup. Went 2-4 with a HR last night before being pulled late with Rochester getting crushed (though they came back late to lose 14-12).

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #97: July 16, 2021, 12:12:08 PM »
Sounds like our opening day 2B next year

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #98: July 16, 2021, 12:18:57 PM »
Sounds like our opening day 2B next year

Yes. Not a SS in the majors, maybe, but a solid 2B. Let him have the full season in AAA, since the Nats have plenty of utility guys for 2B and 3B, and even an extra OF.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Luis Garcia, SS
« Reply #99: July 25, 2021, 09:24:26 PM »
Garcia played most of the game today at 2B. Went 1-for-3 with his 13th homer and a walk.

(Tanner Rainey started, pitched 2/3 of an inning, giving up a run and two walks while striking out two. Good old Aaron Barrett with a hold, Klobotsis with the save. Neither has given up a run with Rochester.)