After Nick Castellanos, it's a pretty open debate about who the next best position prospect is in the Tigers' farm system.
For now, that title belongs to Double-A catcher Rob Brantly, who is off to a great start for Erie, but Avisail Garcia is at least presenting a strong case for himself. Garcia, 20, went 2-for-4 with his second home run of the season yesterday and is now batting .369/.414/.477 in 70 plate appearances for high Class A Lakeland. He has at least one hit in 14 of his 16 games and has nine multi-hit games.
Garcia runs well for a man who's 6-foot-4, 240 pounds and is a clean 5-for-5 stealing bases. Plate discipline and the ability to hit breaking pitches are still questions for Garcia, who has two walks and 15 strikeouts on the year, but if he can make strides in those departments, he has the potential for five average or better tools.
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