Greg Garcia, Infield, St. Louis Cardinals, #35
Date of Birth: 8/8/1989
Birthplace: El Cajon, California
College: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Greg Garcia, infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, was drafted by the Cardinals in 2010. He played in the Cardinals' minor league system from 2010 through part of 2015. In 607 games, he batted .282 with 584 hits, 112 doubles, 213 RBIs, and 409 strikeouts to 285 walks. Defensively, he played 245 games at second base, 21 games at third base, and 318 games at shortstop.
Garcia joined the Cardinals for 14 games in 2014. He played in 49 games in 2015 and he had 18 hits, including 5 doubles and 2 home runs. His first major league home run was on June 26, 2015.
In 2016, Garcia batted .276 in 99 games with the Cardinals. He finished the season with 59 hits. Defensively, he played 26 games at second base, 31 games at third base, and 30 games at shortstop.
Greg's grandfather, Dave Garcia, was a major league coach for five teams, starting in 1970. He managed the Los Angeles/California Angels in 1977 and 1978 and the Cleveland Indians from 1979 through 1982.