Tigers outfielder Avisail Garcia has always intrigued scouts for his size and broad set of tools. Now he's starting to show signs that things are beginning to click at the plate.
Garcia, 21, extended his hitting streak to 10 games today for Double-A Erie, going 3-for-4 with a double and two stolen bases, bringing him to .308/.357/.471 in 28 games since his promotion to the Eastern League.
Garcia is 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, but despite his size he runs well for his size and has a chance for five average or better tools. With Nick Castellanos moving from third base to right field, the Tigers even have Garcia playing center field in Erie, though he projects better in right field. With the improvement in his approach at the plate and his ability to cut down on the strikeouts, the one-irons Garcia hits in batting practice are starting to show up in games more often, and that's why his stock is on the way up.