Casting the Chicago White Sox As AMC’s Mad Men

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Sep 21, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (26) hits a solo home during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Peter Campbell: OF Avisail Garcia

Peter Campbell is a talented young partner at Sterling Cooper & Partners. However, his talent is accompanied by a heady sense of ambition that sometimes finds him at odds with co-workers and family members. He’s a boss at signing new accounts and knows how to keep them on the books. In between schmoozing clients, Peter tends to spend his free time wooing the ladies. He’s had an office fling with co-worker, Peggy Olsen, and slept with the wife of a man with whom he is well acquainted. His affection for Peggy led to a scuffle with fellow account man, Ken Cosgrove. He also participated in a classic workplace altercation with Lane Price in Season 5.

Avisail Garcia was rated as the Tigers’ #2 prospect prior to the 2013 season, according to SBNation. While injuries have slowed his emergence as a premier offensive threat, he has shown flashes of brilliance that validate prior expectations. However, like young Peter Campbell, Avisail Garcia may not be a stranger to workplace drama resulting from his womanizing ways.

There are rumors, according to the Inquisitr, Detroit traded their promising prospect, and later Prince Fielder, because Avisail slept with Prince’s wife, Chanel Fielder, which caused tension in the clubhouse. Whether these rumors are true or not, the White Sox were happy to scoop Garcia up in the three team trade that brought him to Chicago in 2013. I’m sure AMC’s casting crew would be just as happy to cast the talented young prospect as the ambitious Peter Campbell.