Thursday, January 7, 2016

DrB's 2016 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #15 Aramis Garcia

Aramis Garcia, C.  B-R, T-R.  DOB:  1/12/1993.  6'2", 220 lbs.

Low A:  .273/.350/.467, 15 HR, 9.6 BB%, 21.2 K%.
A+:  .227/.310/.280, 0 HR, 10.7 BB%, 26.2 K%.

This was Aramis Garcia's first full pro season after being drafted out of Florida International U in Round 2 of the 2014 draft.  It was somewhat of a roller coaster year as he started out cold in Augusta with a .176 BA in April, but steadily improved to .250 in May, .282 in June and .324 in August.  He hit .294 in 4 games in August.  As his bat heated up, he also went on a power binge hitting 11 of his 15 HR's from June 1 through the 4 games in August.  That got him a late season promotion to San Jose where he again struggled at the plate to a .227 BA in the regular season.  Then he hit .333 with 2 HR's in the Cal League posteason to finish on a high note.

I saw him play on 8/24 in San Bernardino.  My first impression upon seeing him was "Whoa!  He is big!"  He looks to be an inch or two taller than 6'2" and he is easily 220 lbs, although his weight is very well proportioned and he looks like an athlete.  He may be a guy who takes awhile to get going at each level, but as you can see from his HR binge in Augusta, the power potential is exciting.  I believe Joe Ritzo has raved about his defense too.  Garcia looks like a future starting MLB catcher who can hit you 25 HR's or more.  ETA is 2018 or 2019.


  1. When Garcia is the #15 prospect, that is a deep system. Even the naysayers in the Gints blogosphere are having to shut their yaps about that one (finally).

  2. Garcia on Doc's Top 50:

    2015: 25
    2016: 15

  3. ETA 2019 is just about right for me. Start to move Posey off catcher. Or, we got one hell of a trade chip if existing farm arms don't step up in 2017/2018.

    1. Giants make a deal with Denard Span.