Avisail Garcia, Outfield, Chicago White Sox, #26
Date of Birth: 6/12/1991
Birthplace: Anaco Edo, Venezuela
Current Salary: $3,000,000
Avisail Garcia, outfielder for the Chicago White Sox, was first signed by the Detroit Tigers in July, 2007. He played in the Tigers' minor league system from 2008 through most of 2013.
Garcia joined the Tigers for 23 games in 2012. After 30 games with the Tigers in 2013, he was traded to the White Sox. He finished the 2013 season with 69 hits and a .283 batting average in a total of 72 games. He missed most of the 2014 season due to a shoulder injury that limited his playing time to 46 games.
Garcia played in 148 games in 2015. He finished the season with 142 hits, 17 doubles, 59 RBIs, and a .257 batting average. As a right fielder, he made 235 putouts and 3 errors in 130 games.
In 2016, Garcia batted .245 in 120 games. He finished the season with 101 hits, a career high 18 doubles, 12 home runs, and 51 RBIs. Defensively, he played 11 games in left field and 46 games in right field and he made 118 putouts and 2 errors.
Career batting statistics for Garcia through 2016 include:
- 409 games played
- 369 hits
- 173 RBIs
- 369 strikeouts to 96 walks
- .258 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Garcia as a right fielder through 2016 include:
- 281 games played
- 513 putouts
- 9 errors
- .984 fielding percentage