Sep 3, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (26) hits a double in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
No. 5: Avisail Garcia (Chicago White Sox)
Batting Average: .244
Home Runs: 7
Runs Batted In: 29
Offensive Wins Above Replacement: .6
Defensive Wins Above Replacement: -1.2
Garcia is the least proven of the five guys on this list. He only played in 46 games last year and still has less than a full season under his belt despite being in the majors for three seasons. With that said he is a great unknown. He has shown some pop, but whether or not the plate discipline is there remains to be seen. If he can stay healthy for a full season he could bring more excitement to the White Sox offense.
His metrics are not great by any means, and part of that is due to his lack of playing. As mentioned earlier he shows promise as an offensive weapon but he’ll be average at best on defense. With so little experience it is tough to rely solely on the metrics.
As long as his health remains good Garcia will be the White Sox starting right fielder. He’ll be hitting in the lower half of the lineup so his opportunities will have to be created by those ahead of him. The downside is that he may be nothing more than another version of Dayan Viciedo or he could be a superstar in the making.
Either way he is No. 5 until he gets through a full season.
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