Adolis Garcia Texas Rangers

Age: 29 (March 02, 1993) | 6' 1" | 205lbs. | Bats: Right OF-134 LF-3 DH-13 PH-7 PR-1
STL AAA 2018 112 406 62 104 14 99 25 4 22 71 10 3 .256 .281 .500 3 23 .283 n/a
STL NL 2018 21 17 3 2 0 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 .118 .118 .176 0 41 .200 50/10/40 -1 -0
STL AAA 2019 132 491 96 124 22 159 22 6 32 96 14 10 .253 .301 .517 4 30 .305 n/a
TEX AL 2020 3 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 .143 0.00 14 57 0.00 50/0/50 -1 -1
TEX AL 2021 149 581 77 141 32 194 26 2 31 90 16 5 .243 .286 .454 5 31 .306 43/16/41 27 24
TEX AL 2022 32 122 20 25 8 41 4 2 6 23 4 1 .205 .261 .418 6 31 .247 41/20/39 5 4
Career 4yrs 205 726 100 168 41 246 31 4 37 114 20 6 .231 .277 .438 5 32 .292 n/a
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How does being 28 qualify as a "performance"?

Mike Landau ML-
Sep 30 '21

I think how much the voters remember Arozarena's legendary postseason run last year will factor into the voting. 

van wilhoite LVW
Sep 30 '21

I agree with Keith about Luis, think to penalize Adolis for being 28 is nothing short of ridiculous.

American League Rookie of the Year

1. Wander Franco, SS, Tampa Bay
2. Luis Garcia, RHP, Houston
3. Randy Arozarena, OF, Tampa Bay

Franco has the narrative in his favor — his 41-game on-base streak, the longest ever by a 20-year-old, second-longest by a player 21 or younger — but he’s also been the best rookie in baseball since he came up. He’s played just 64 games as I write this, and has produced 3.4 rWAR/2.4 fWAR in that time, and did I mention that he’s just 20 years old? There’s only one other rookie position player under age 22 in the majors this year, and that’s Jarred Kelenic, who has been better since his return from Triple A but remains well below replacement level on the season. (I’m not worried. He’s going to be a star.) Franco was comfortably on a 6-WAR pace as a 20-year-old shortstop. I know that his lower playing time will work against him for some voters, but this isn’t the MVP award, where more is just plain better. We’re trying to identify the most promising rookies here. Nobody comes close to Franco.

García has quietly been the best rookie pitcher in the AL, with 161 punchouts in 150 innings, a 3.23 ERA, and 2.8 rWAR/3.2 fWAR produced. I’d give him the nod over Arozarena, who trails García in fWAR but leads in rWAR, because pitchers’ workloads are so limited — he’s actually 13th among AL pitchers in fWAR this year, while Arozarena is 41st among hitters. That may be a better argument for splitting this award into hitters and pitchers now that pitchers just work so much less than they did even 10 years ago. I know Adolis García will get votes, with 30 homers and plus defense, but he’s 28 and has a .288 OBP. Those are exactly the kind of performances this award shouldn’t honor. Shane McClanahan and Logan Gilbert could get some votes as well.


Alex Patton Alex
Sep 29 '21

Almost everything has worked out and for the first four months of the season everything did. The high-water mark was 92 points. Then the bullpen collapsed and now the team is limping to the finish.

But no complaints! It's not how you play the game, it's whether you win or lose.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 21 '21

Alex's audacious bid on Garcia shocked the league, and Garcia's performance on the season shocked us, too. But while Alex has basically lapped the rest of us in the ADL a few times, Garcia is not the margin of victory.

Minus 30 HR = 1 point. Minus 82 RBI = 3 points. Minus 11 SB = 2 points. 529 AB of .244 BA = No change.

Minus 6 points and the Moose still win by way more than any of us want to think about. These are the standings as of this minute:

What really worked for him was Cedric Mullins for $5 and a $10 keeper on Yordan Alvarez on offense. And Kyle Gibson for $1, Lance Lynn $3 keeper, and a $12 flyer (4x4) on Matt Barnes that worked out.

Plus Vladdy Jr, Jose Ramirez and Joey Gallo all worked out just fine.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Sep 20 '21

Okay, Alex did overpay for Garcia by more than $300 (or 30 percent of his yearly budget). Here are the losing Waiver bids from April 20: Nabobs $87, BBs $77, Peppers $72, Stolen Bags $72, Hackers $71, Bad K $43 and Veecks $1.

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Jul 9 '21

Re my splurging on Garcia, his big spring training got my attention, and then Tim's comment after his first homer not only got my attention but made me very nervous, because there are other Dreamers besides Walter and Peter who come by here.

I upped my expected bid well past $100 (out of 1000). In the first waivers I had bid $42 for Josh Palacious, which turned out to be $20 too much. (Actually, $42 too much).

On the Sunday before our next FAAB day, Adolis hit his second homer. That was bad enough. But he also made two very nice catches patrolling center field.

Taveras was batting .100 or thereabouts at that point.

I went into full-fledged panic mode and bid $406 for Adolis Garcia.

How did I pick that number?

Simple. Ted Williams' batting average in 1941.

I needed something like that to get me past 399 as I kept raising my bet.

At this point I can't remember what the next highest bid was. What I do remember is that there were at least five other bids and if had pushed my bid past 100, it would have been more than enough.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 9 '21

Grip it, rip it, flip it, then -- games over, what's your hurry?

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Adolis García (TEX)

Pitcher: Bryan Abreu (HOU)

Situation: Bottom 10th, 2 out, 1-0 count, Runners On 1st and 3rd

Score:  HOU 5, TEX 4

Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
3 runs scored on the play, and TEX went from a 22% win probability to a 7-5 walk-off win.

View the full game Boxscore at

Alex Patton Alex
May 22 '21

Four true outcomes last night. Two walks, two whiffs.

The walks are encouraging. So is the CS.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 21 '21