Avisail Garcia Milwaukee Brewers

Age: 29 (June 12, 1991) | 6' 4" | 240lbs. | Bats: Right OF-100 CF-12 RF-92 DH-23
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CHW AAA 2016 3 13 2 5 1 3 1 0 1 4 0 0 .385 .429 .692 7 21 .444 n/a
CHW AL 2016 120 413 59 101 34 115 18 2 12 51 4 4 .245 .307 .385 8 25 .309 55/22/23 10 10
CHW AAA 2017 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 50 0.00 n/a
CHW AL 2017 136 518 75 171 33 111 27 5 18 80 5 3 .330 .380 .506 6 20 .392 52/20/27 28 26
CHW AAA 2018 7 25 5 9 3 9 3 0 3 9 0 0 .360 .429 .840 11 32 .462 n/a
CHW AL 2018 93 356 47 84 20 102 11 2 19 49 3 1 .236 .281 .438 5 26 .271 48/17/34 12 11
TAM AAA 2019 1 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 0 33 1.00 n/a
TAM AL 2019 125 489 61 138 31 125 25 2 20 72 10 4 .282 .332 .464 6 24 .340 46/22/32 22 20
MIL NL 2020 53 181 20 43 20 49 10 0 2 15 1 3 .238 .333 .326 10 24 .315 48/24/27 3 5
Career 9yrs 816 2973 385 805 200 756 123 16 98 389 37 28 .271 .324 .422 6 23 .331 n/a
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As I continue down the list of free agents that MLBTR ranked on Nov. 5, I'm surprised to find players are still signing for more than was predicted.

And shocked that Avisail runs as fast as Cody Bellinger.

29.  Avisail Garcia – Marlins.  Two years, $12MM.  Garcia batted .330 in his excellent 2017 season, but a hamstring strain cost him two months the following year and he posted a replacement-level campaign. The White Sox chose not to tender him a contract after that, and Garcia landed with the Rays on a $3.5MM pact. His bounceback year went pretty well, with a 112 wRC+, a career-best 20 home runs, and solid defense in right field. Still, it all came out to a 1.8 WAR season.

Garcia is only 28 years old, however, and he’s faster and more athletic than you might think, ranking 72nd of 568 big leaguers in average sprint speed — tied with Cody Bellinger and ahead of players like Tim Anderson and Christian Yelich. There’s still some upside here to unlock, but the corner-outfield market also features Castellanos, Ozuna, Puig, Dickerson, Gardner, Calhoun and others. Garcia could land multiple years if a team buys into the potential for upside, but some from that group are going to be left standing with disappointing deals, and 20 homers in an all-time era for power isn’t ideal for a player who’s primarily a corner outfielder.

Signed with Brewers for two years, $20MM.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 6

After reading Peter's post under Tim Anderson, I looked up Avisail Garcia.

Very strong similarity score between his 2017season and Anderson's 2019. Only significant difference is the SB. And the black ink for Anderson's batting average -- that's a big difference (if you think black ink is big).

I wonder if it means anything that Avisail hit .236 the following year?

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 21 '19

Signed by the brewers

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Dec 16 '19
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 0.0 Bat -4 Field -3 Run -1 HR/FB 21% Pull 48% Hard 38% IFFB 8%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 1.8 Bat 8 Field 2 Run -4 HR/FB 17% Pull 42% Hard 40% IFFB 5%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19