Wednesday, December 28, 2016

DrB's 2017 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #19 Aramis Garcia

Aramis Garcia, C.  DOB:  1/12/1993.  B-R, T-R.  6'2", 220 lbs.  Drafted in 2014 Round 2 out of Florida International Univ.

2016 A+:  .257/.323/.340, 2 HR, 8.8 BB%, 26.3 K%, 160 PA.
2016 AFL:  .191/.304/.277, 8.9 BB%, 30.2 K%, 56 PA.

2016 was a rough year for Aramis Garcia to say the least.  He was sailing along in his second full pro season with San Jose sporting a .298 BA when his face collided with a second baseman's knee on a slide into 2B causing facial fractures.  He missed most of the rest of the season, returning in August hitting just .200 after his return.  He did manage to hit .308 over his last 7 games with the Little Giants.  He was assigned to the AFL to get more AB's and hit just .191 there.  None of that came with the power expected of him and all of it came with a ton of K's.

This ranking is based on ceiling which remains high if he can improve his contact rate and show more power.  He's tended to be a slow starter at any level and hit his stride when he gets enough reps in at the plate.  Hopefully he will stay healthy and do just that in 2017.

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