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Avisail Garcia RFWhite Sox

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date6-12-1991
Height6' 4"
Weight240 lbs
Age23 years, 1 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
-0.02012
-0.02013
0.32014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 DET 21 23 51 47 7 15 0 0 0 15 3 10 1 0 0 3 0 2 .319 .373 .319 .241 0.4 -0.5 -0.0
2013 CHA 22 42 168 161 19 49 4 2 5 72 5 38 1 1 0 21 3 2 .304 .327 .447 .272 3.6 -2.8 0.1
2013 DET 22 30 88 83 12 20 3 1 2 31 4 21 0 1 0 10 0 1 .241 .273 .373 .246 -0.4 -0.4 -0.1
2014 CHA 23 8 34 30 6 8 0 0 2 14 3 7 1 0 0 4 0 0 .267 .353 .467 .257 0.8 -0.4 0.0
Career103341321449273913215763203835.287.323.411.2594.4-4.00.0

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 vdt Rk 63 263 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .332 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 WMI A 81 315 .223 .257 .333 .376 .258 .342 101 -12.4 9.1 -3.4 -3.9 -0.9 -8.8 -1.3 -8.8 -1.3
2009 LAK A+ 3 8 .170 .230 .298 .325 .232 .333 114 -0.8 0.2 -0.1 -0.0 0.2 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2010 WMI A 125 524 .244 .255 .328 .378 .253 .358 102 -9.4 15.7 -6.1 2.7 -2.7 -6.7 -0.4 -6.7 -0.4
2011 LAK A+ 129 515 .237 .262 .328 .386 .256 .339 101 -13.4 15.4 -5.7 -5.2 -2.1 -4.0 -0.9 -4.0 -0.9
2011 ORI Wnt 9 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 DET MLB 23 51 .241 .248 .310 .394 .252 .405 106 -0.9 1.4 -0.4 -0.5 0.1 0.4 -0.0 0.4 -0.0
2012 LAK A+ 67 287 .265 .254 .325 .366 .248 .335 107 1.7 8.6 -3 2.4 1.8 10.6 1.3 10.6 1.3
2012 ERI AA 55 226 .274 .249 .316 .368 .250 .357 107 3.4 6.2 -0.1 1.5 1.5 11.0 1.3 11.0 1.3
2012 ORI Wnt 15 60 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .256 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CHA MLB 42 168 .272 .249 .306 .387 .254 .370 100 2 4.4 -1.3 -2.8 -1.1 3.6 0.1 3.6 0.1
2013 DET MLB 30 88 .246 .249 .315 .385 .260 .295 102 -1.2 2.3 0 -0.4 0.3 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2013 LAK A+ 6 28 .393 .248 .328 .375 .258 .409 101 4.1 0.8 -0.3 -0.0 0.7 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2013 CHR AAA 8 32 .387 .261 .339 .390 .261 .409 97 4 0.8 0.1 -0.6 -0.4 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4
2013 TOL AAA 33 156 .342 .257 .317 .384 .250 .455 95 13.9 4.5 -0.2 -0.3 0.6 17.8 1.8 17.8 1.8
2014 CHA MLB 8 34 .257 .296 .343 .470 .285 .286 114 -0.1 0.9 -0.3 -0.4 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.8 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 vdt Rk 263 33 73 12 2 7 34 15 39 7 5 .298 .344 .449 .151 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 LAK A+ 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .170 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
2009 WMI A 315 36 79 11 2 1 31 8 70 8 7 .264 .293 .324 .060 .223 -8.8 -3.9 -1.3
2010 WMI A 524 58 139 17 4 4 63 20 113 20 4 .281 .316 .356 .075 .244 -6.7 2.7 -0.4
2011 ORI Wnt 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .250 .308 .250 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 LAK A+ 515 53 129 16 6 11 56 18 132 14 5 .264 .297 .389 .125 .237 -4.0 -5.2 -0.9
2012 LAK A+ 287 47 77 8 5 8 36 11 57 14 4 .289 .324 .447 .158 .265 10.6 2.4 1.3
2012 ORI Wnt 60 7 10 2 0 0 1 5 15 1 1 .185 .267 .222 .037 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 DET MLB 51 7 15 0 0 0 3 3 10 0 2 .319 .373 .319 .000 .241 0.4 -0.5 -0.0
2012 ERI AA 226 31 67 9 3 6 22 7 38 9 4 .312 .345 .465 .153 .274 11.0 1.5 1.3
2013 CHR AAA 32 6 10 0 1 1 9 4 4 0 0 .370 .469 .556 .185 .387 4.4 -0.6 0.4
2013 TOL AAA 156 23 55 7 1 5 23 8 32 4 2 .374 .410 .537 .163 .342 17.8 -0.3 1.8
2013 LAK A+ 28 9 10 0 2 1 4 4 1 2 0 .417 .500 .708 .292 .393 5.1 -0.0 0.5
2013 CHA MLB 168 19 49 4 2 5 21 5 38 3 2 .304 .327 .447 .143 .272 3.6 -2.8 0.1
2013 DET MLB 88 12 20 3 1 2 10 4 21 0 1 .241 .273 .373 .133 .246 -0.4 -0.4 -0.1
2014 CHA MLB 34 6 8 0 0 2 4 3 7 0 0 .267 .353 .467 .200 .257 0.8 -0.4 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2012 145 0.5379 0.6000 0.7931 0.7308 0.4478 0.8772 0.6333 0.2069
2013 919 0.4886 0.5767 0.7226 0.7661 0.3957 0.7849 0.6075 0.2755
2014 141 0.3972 0.4823 0.7206 0.7143 0.3294 0.8500 0.5357 0.2794
Career12050.48380.56850.73080.75580.39420.80360.60220.2677

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-10 - 60-DL - - Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Avulsion Fracture 2014-04-15 -
2014-02-21 2014-02-23 Camp 2 0 - Surgery Ingrown Nail - -
2013-09-08 2013-09-10 DTD 2 2 - Head Other Dental Work - -
2013-03-22 2013-05-01 15-DL 40 25 - Foot Contusion Heel - -
2013-03-17 2013-03-22 Camp 5 0 - Foot Contusion Heel - -
2012-05-23 2012-05-31 Minors 8 7 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHA $510,000
2013 DET $490,000
2012 DET $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$490,000
2011Current$510,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,000,000
2 yrTotal$1,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 167 dOctagon1 year/$0.51M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Re-signed by Detroit 3/2/13. Acquired by Chicago White Sox in three-way trade from Detroit 7/30/13 (Jake Peavy deal).
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Detroit 11/18/11. Re-signed by Detroit 2/14/12.
  • Signed by Detroit 2007 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela. $0.2M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .239 .284 .375 .241
11 vs R (Multi) .309 .330 .432 .258
18 Split (Multi) .071 .046 .057 .017
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .219 .256 .384 .234
31 vs R (2013) .310 .331 .439 .261
38 Split (2013) .091 .075 .055 .027
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)20 Team Dynasty - Ian Kennedy for Avisail Garcia. Who wins?
(The Pope Of Chili Town from Chili Town)
Kennedy ROS, Avisail Garcia forever more. Garcia really needed some ABs this year but I still believe. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)I shouldn't pit you between your colleagues like this but I wanted to ask another question so here it is. If Ben and Mauricio went into a one on one hell in a cell match who do you think would win? If each writer could chose a baseball player as a sidekick who would each of them choose? What would each writers finisher be? What would their respective players finisher be? Thanks for holding the chat baseball prospectors, Trev
(Trevor Bauer from New York)
one on one I'm taking Mau on pure strength but Ben might outwit him by sleeping through the entire beatdown, only to surprise attack Mau as he takes a victory lap. Mau would probably take Avisail Garcia because he can't shutup about him and Ben would take Xander just to get closer to him. I have no idea on the other stuff because I don't understand the appeal of wrestlemen (Craig Goldstein)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Kole Calhoun and Avisail Garcia both got some preseason helium. Which one do you like more for 2014?
(Henry S. from Westish)
Garcia and it's not close. This isn't to say he'll have more value at season's end but he's got way more ceiling than Calhoun and that's something I'm willing to gamble on. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see as Avisail Garcia's ceiling and do you think he has a legitimate shot at reaching it?
(joseph from Illinois)
His ceiling is a 20-20 producer with a reasonably good batting average, and I don't think he ever gets there. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Avisail Garcia - for real?
(Greg from Texas)
Well he hasn't done anything yet that needs to be declared fake or real. He's mostly hype... reasonable hype, IMO, but fairly priced, too. I'm buying. (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, I've got Brett Lawrie for $9 in a $260 Roto Auction Keeper. What's this guy's deal?? Am I silly for keeping him at this price, or does he have a chance to help in 4 to 5 categories and make him worth the risk? Also, any thoughts on Avasail Garcia? I've seen some people project 30hr. Seems like a reach to me...
(Russ from San Diego)
He's great at $9. Keep in mind that the expectations were ridiculous for Lawrie in 2012 because of a short season success in 2011 with a BA spike. He is still a very productive player who I believe gets better but at that price you can't go wrong.

Yes, that's a reach on Avisail Garcia. 20 HR seems more realistic, and I wouldn't be surprised to see as little at 15. I don't see 30 at all (now watch him go and do that). (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you expect out of Avisail Garcia this season? The Cabrera comparisons of last season were ridiculous. I am looking for a more reasonable voice.
(Chad from OKC)
The Cabrera comparisons are last year's best example of why I hate comparisons the way most people do them. Why was he being compared to the greatest right-handed hitter of the past decade? Because they both play for the Tigers, bat right-handed and are baby-faced Venezuelans? He has some pop but maybe never enough for a corner outfield spot. He's ultra-aggressive and will make a ton of outs. He needs to hit .300 to be a productive major league corner outfielder. (Jeff Moore)
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank: Avisail Garcia, Oswaldo Arcia, Marcell Ozuna?
(Felipe from Mexico)
Arcia, gap, Garcia, Ozuna. (Bret Sayre)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Curious about your thoughts on Avisail Garcia's ceiling and if DET will eventually regret that trade?
(Mike from Detroit)
Whether or not Detroit regrets the trade depends on the outcome of Jose Iglesias' time there. If he's the everyday shortstop and provides good value in the field and at the bottom of the order, I'm not sure they're going to regret the deal too much.

As for Garcia himself, I think he can be an above-average regular in right field. Defenisvely, he's going to be an asset there with good instincts, average speed and a big arm. Offensively, even with an aggressive approach, he's got a feel to hit and there's power in the bat. (Mark Anderson)
2013-10-07 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mike, rank the following outfielders for 2014: Avisail Garcia, Corey Dickerson, and Desmond Jennings. Thanks!
(James from Chicago)
Hey James.

Of those 3 OF, I would rank Jennings at the top. He is the most proven of the trio and most likely to get a full season's worth of playing time. Garcia is 2nd. He will probably play all season for the White Sox, and has enough speed to make him a slight sleeper candidate. Dickerson is at the bottom. His numbers for the Rockies weren't great, and I'm not convinced yet that he wasn't a product of hitter-friendly Colorado Springs. Maybe he gets a full season of AB for the Rockies, but maybe he doesn't. Josh Rutledge was considered a no-brainer $20 earner but had OBP issues and flopped. Dickerson has similar OBP issues. If you can't get on base, you're going to have problems, even in COL. (Mike Gianella)
2013-10-07 18:00:00 (link to chat)List 5 hitters and pitchers that you feel could be breakout players in 2014. Thanks for the chat, Mike!
(Brett from The Office)
Hi Brett.

Hitters: Christian Yelich, Billy Hamilton, Oscar Taveras, Avisail Garcia, Josmil Pinto.

Pitchers: Jameson Taillon, Rafael Montero, Drew Smyly, Jimmy Nelson, Taijuan Walker. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would love your opinion on Avisail Garcia now that we've seen him play 40 games in MLB.
(Shawn from Chicago)
My opinion hasn't changed much. I've seen Garcia play since he was 18-years old and just arriving in the US. He is an ultra-talented kid with the ability to flash five average or better tools. He can handle center field in a pinch but fits oh so well in right field long term. The contact ability is there -- almost to his detriment -- and I still believe he's going to run into 25+ doubles and 15-20 home runs a year when all is said and done. Not to mention his makeup is off the charts; great kid. He is an impressive player and a good get for the White Sox. (Mark Anderson)
2013-05-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Mark what do you think of Avisail Garcia? I know he has plate discipline issues but any upside there? Little Miggy should learn from Big Miggy if you ask me. Thanks!
(Tim from KC)
There is certainly upside there. The plate discipline is an issue in that it leads to more weak contact than you would like from a guy of his stature. However, he does have an impressive ability to get the barrel of the bat to the baseball, giving him a chance to hit for a decent average anyway. His hitting ability and defense have never really been questions. The question has always been how much of his raw power will ultimately translate to games. He can put on some impressive batting practice displays, but he has yet to unlock that in game situations, tending to suffice for mediocre contact instead of trying to unload and drive the ball. Overall, I think he can be a solid everyday guy, even though the raw tools suggest a fair bit more than that. (Mark Anderson)
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat! What's your take on Avisail Garcia? Does he have legitimate upside with the bat?
(Henry from Chicago)
He does. But to be honest, I'm not really sure what he is going to be. Clearly he has offensive tools; good bat control and a quick, efficient trigger. Despite the size/strength and fluidity of the swing [itself], I'm not sure how much over-the-fence power he will develop. I've asked around about him quite a bit and opinions are very mixed on the ceiling of the bat. (Jason Parks)
2013-05-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat! What is your take on Avisail Garcia? High ceiling kind of guy?
(Adam from Houston)
Garcia's lack of secondary skills probably limits the height of his ceiling. He has the chops to make consistent contact, but with near-zero patience and limited power, he basically has to hit .300 in order to carry much value.

On the jukebox: Billy Idol, "Rebel Yell" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-05-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of Avisail Garcia, who do you think gets the call to the majors first, Garcia or Nick Castellanos? Will Detroit wait for an injury, or just promote one of them when they think they're ready?
(Jon from Detroit)
Castellanos is scuffling a bit at the higher levels, and his breakout at Lakeland is drifting further into the rearview mirror. The MLB roster is pretty loaded and the Tigers sit in a weak division, but Andy Dirks is not blocking anybody in LF. I say that Garcia gets there first, but that Castellanos wins the job once he is ready. A competitive team like Detroit has less incentive to play games with the arb clock, but in this case the promotion will be tied to performance. Castellanos has to earn his role. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Comparing your list with BA (I know, snapshots, different information) and looking for big differences, I see that Lance McCullers, Adam Eaton, and Avisail Garcia aren't even on your list. Why so?
(Brady Childs from Ruston, Louisiana)
Because I don't value them as highly as some; different reasons for each player, but its not like they suck because they don't land on a prospect list. As I've said, you can make a case for 100 players for the final 50 spots. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the better prospect: Avisail Garcia or Marcell Ozuna? Which one has a better chance at becoming an all-star in the big leagues? Thanks!
(Cole from St. Louis)
They're the same. Obviously they're not really, but there is no known data to suggest we know one way or the other. (Those are the worst kind of answers but they're my favorite.) If I had to pick I'd pick Ozuna because I was tweeting jokes at Garcia's expense during the postseason last year and so I'd like those tweets not to look hysterically misguided ever. (Sam Miller)


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