Avisail Garcia
LF/RF/DH CWS
2 weeks ago

Garcia went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's game against Milwaukee.

EDGE Analysis

White Sox manager Rick Renteria gave Garcia the inside track for the starting right field job and the 25-year-old has run with it. He leads Chicago's regulars this spring with a .435 (10-for-23) batting average.

Avisail Garcia
LF/RF/DH CWS
4 weeks ago

Garcia went 2-for-2 with two runs scored in Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia was given the inside track on the starting right-field job by manager Rick Renteria earlier this spring and immediately established himself as the front-runner. He had a perfectly mediocre season in 2016, when he mainly served as the team's designated hitter, a position he did not particularly like.

Avisail Garcia
LF/RF/DH CWS
1 month ago

Garcia lost 14 pounds while dedicating himself to getting in better shape this offseason, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coming off an unremarkable season in which he slashed .245/.307/.382 and posted a 0.5 WAR, Garcia will be hoping to use his slimmed-down figure to improve his agility on defense and on the bases. The 25-year-old outfielder enters the spring with a good chance of earning a starting spot on a White Sox team that is devoid of much outfield depth.

Avisail Garcia
LF/RF/DH CWS
1 month ago

Garcia will be given the opportunity to become the White Sox's starter in right field, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chicago manager Rick Renteria said Garcia will be given a shot to "settle into right field," while mentioning both Willy Garcia and Rymer Liriano being in the mix. The 26-year-old Avisail Garcia has been a regular in the lineup the last two seasons, getting at-bats as a corner outfielder and designated hitter. One might think a player with 966 at-bats and 268 games played over the previous two seasons might be a lock to start in 2017, but the rebuilding White Sox are in no position to be handing out starting jobs -- particularly to a corner outfielder, who has limited power and a high ground-ball rate.

Avisail Garcia
LF/RF/DH CWS
4 months ago

Garcia signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the White Sox, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia's 2016 campaign was a replica of his 2015 output in many ways, as his 12 home runs, .245 average, and .692 OPS were all in the same ballpark as his production in those departments the year before. He'll probably be the DH on most days, but he started 51 games in the outfield last season, so he could see some time in one of the corner spots when either Melky Cabrera or Adam Eaton need a day off.

Avisail Garcia
LF/RF/DH CWS
6 months ago

Garcia is out of the lineup Tuesday in Philadelphia, the Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is hitting .272 over his last 27 games, but his home runs (two), strikeouts (30) and OBP (.306) over that stretch leave a lot to be desired. Adam Eaton will start in right field while Leury Garcia starts in center field Tuesday.

Avisail Garcia
LF/RF/DH CWS
6 months ago

Garcia homered and scored three times in a 4-for-5 game in Monday's win over Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia's line since returning from the disabled list August 23 is now up to a sharp .308/.338/.449, including seven extra base hits (two home runs). He still has a brutal 3:22 BB:K in 20 games in that stretch, though, so it might be a bit early to think he has fully turned things around.

Avisail Garcia
LF/RF/DH CWS
7 months ago

Garcia went 3-for-4 with a two doubles and a two-run homer in a 9-3 victory over the Mariners on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

This was Garcia's first three-hit game since May 15, and it was the first time this year he had three extra-base hits in the same contest. Garcia is slashing .251/.316/.401 with 10 home runs, 40 RBI and 44 runs this season.

Avisail Garcia
LF/RF/DH CWS
7 months ago

Garcia will primarily play right field for the remainder of the season, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia served as the team's primary DH for majority of the season, but that appears to be Justin Morneau's spot now. This could be Garcia's final audition in the outfield, as he has yet to live up to his potential through his four years in the White Sox organization. The defensive dropoff from Adam Eaton to Garcia could be steep, fantasy managers who own White Sox pitchers should pay heed.

Avisail Garcia
LF/RF/DH CWS
7 months ago

Garcia is starting in right field for Tuesday's contest against the Phillies, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia was activated from the DL on Tuesday, and the White Sox are wasting no time to return him to action. Garcia will have a favorable matchup to get back on track, as Jake Thompson is slated to take the mound for the Phillies.