White Sox Promote Top Prospect Avisail Garcia
The Chicago White Sox have not had the best season in 2013, as they are last in the American League Central division trailing the Detroit Tigers by 25 games. They just recently traded away Alex Rios to the Texas Rangers, and Adam Dunn could be next on the list.
However they did acquire a great prospect from the Tigers in Avisail Garcia. This should help their depleted farm system, with them having one of the worst in baseball.
The club just promoted Garcia to big league club, and this was a smart move by them. This allows them to see what kind of player he is and how he fits into the future of the team.
They don’t lose anything by bringing him up, and he will gain valuable experience by playing every day. He will be their best prospect for the team until the draft next year.
He was the Tigers top prospect in their minor league system, with him having a solid year in AAA this season.
The young outfielder had a .374/.420/.960 triple-slash in 174 at-bats with six HRs and 32 RBIs. He did show some speed early in his minor league career, with him stealing bases.
This is one thing that the White Sox want to see him do more of, as gets a better understanding of how to read pitchers, and knowing when to steal. Another area that he will have to work on is cutting down is strikeouts.
In his minor league career, he has struck out 488 times and just walked 95 times. This is one issue that most young players have. He will learn very quickly that pitchers on major league teams pitch differently than in the minors.
He does profile as a player that can hit the ball to all parts of the ballpark, and this is something that the White Sox need in their division.