Wilkerman Garcia

Born: 04/01/1998 (Age: 21)
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 176
Primary Position: SS
Seconday Position: INF
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent July 2, 2014 (NYY)
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: December 8th, 2018
Dates Seen: May 17-20, 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Charleston RiverDogs
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame, muscular throughout w/ thick, strong lower-half for infielder. Still has room to grow and fill out. Built like Gleyber Torres (NYY).
Swing Mechanics
Strong hitting base; wide and slightly open; medium handset; small frontside trigger to close; level swing path.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 45 Bench Extreme
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 45 Athletic swing w/ balance from both sides, good hand/eye, finds the barrel often. Reason to project up on the hit tool, but has been overmatched by A-Ball competition.
Athletic swing w/ balance from both sides, good hand/eye, finds the barrel often. Reason to project up on the hit tool, but has been overmatched by A-Ball competition.
Game Power 20 30 5-8 HR bat as he grows into his man strength.
5-8 HR bat as he grows into his man strength.
Raw Power 30 40 More BP power LHH, far less ability to drive the ball hitting right-handed. Both-fields line drive contact in BP. Loose hands project to add strength at contact as he gets stronger, but never will be a power bat.
More BP power LHH, far less ability to drive the ball hitting right-handed. Both-fields line drive contact in BP. Loose hands project to add strength at contact as he gets stronger, but never will be a power bat.
Run 55 50 Currently a tick above-avg runner; likely slows to AVG as frame fills out.
Currently a tick above-avg runner; likely slows to AVG as frame fills out.
Field 45 50 Good defensive instincts and actions, though frame likely outgrows SS. Could slide there in a pinch, but projects better at 2B or 3B and could be solid at either infield spot.
Good defensive instincts and actions, though frame likely outgrows SS. Could slide there in a pinch, but projects better at 2B or 3B and could be solid at either infield spot.
Throw 60 60 Plus arm w/ fluid, athletic arm-stroke that produces plus strength and easy low carry across infield. Showed off a hose on a few long throws in this look.
Plus arm w/ fluid, athletic arm-stroke that produces plus strength and easy low carry across infield. Showed off a hose on a few long throws in this look.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Ceiling of utility infielder who fills a role off the bench. Offensive struggles add extreme risk to profile: has a long way to go with the bat to be competitive against advanced pitching.