Garcia was part of a loaded 2017 Yankees J2 class, signing for $500K from the Dominican Republic. Still just 17-years-old, he’s a football-sized body type that has filled out since signing. Garcia shows batspeed and plus raw power from both sides of the plate, unique and advanced for a hitter his age. There isn’t much present approach, as Garcia is a guess hitter who is looking to hunt fastballs early in the count. If he can refine hit discipline enough to get even close to a future average hit tool at maturity, the power production will be significant. He’s currently a right fielder, though the routes and first step are fringy and he might be too large to play anywhere but first base.
Garcia’s size and raw power are the best in the Gulf Coast League this summer, and he comes with the ceiling of a big league regular due to the quality of his physical tools. Reaching that ceiling—and how impactful he projects to be at the big league level—will come down Garcia’s hitting ability and game contact. Far away from the big leagues and a definite “long burn” prospect, Garcia grades as a FV 50 player with high risk to the profile given his raw approach and potential to move down the defensive spectrum.