|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||510.00||12.00||.273||62.00||68.00||7.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City||24||4||0|| .231|| .167|| .167|
|vs Ventura (Career)||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||122||26||4|| .276|| .352|| .213|
|Last 10 Games|
Hahn: White Sox 'still very bullish' about Avisail Garcia's potential
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/15/14) While a left shoulder injury kept White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia from making a significant impact in 2014, the team's outlook on the 23-year-old outfielder has not changed. They are still as excited about his future as the day they traded for him in late July 2013.
"This guy is going to be one of the future stars in the league," White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams said of Garcia during a Winter Meetings appearance on MLB Network, per MLB.com. "Rick (Hahn) and I set out to remake the club a couple of years ago and we knew we were going to take it on the chin. But we wanted to get young, impact players. It started with the [Jake] Peavy deal to get Avi Garcia."
Hahn also continues to tout Garcia's potential impact.
"The upside is tremendous," Hahn said. "There is a reason this guy was targeted a couple of years back when we acquired him. We are still very bullish on his potential."
Avisail Garcia back in lineup Saturday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/27/14) White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals.
Garcia missed Friday's game after coming out of Thursday's action with lower back stiffness. He has hit .252/.315/.429 with seven home runs and 29 RBI in 163 at-bats.
Lower back injury knocks Avisail Garcia out of Thursday's game
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/25/14) White Sox outfelder Avisail Garcia was forced out of Thursday's game against the Royals with a stiff lower back injury, ESPN Chicago reports. Garcia left the game in the third and was replaced by Moises Sierra. He will likely miss Friday's game, according to Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Garcia owns a .252/.315/.429 slash line with seven homers and 29 RBI over 163 at-bats.
Avisail Garcia clouts a pair of homers
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(9/21/14) Avisail Garcia broke out of a minor power drought by homering twice against the Rays on Sunday in a 10-5 win for the White Sox. Both home runs were solo shots off Nathan Karns. Garcia had just two extra base hits -- a home run and a double -- over his previous 14 games.
He finished the game 3 for 5 with two RBI and two runs. Garcia now has seven home runs on the season to go with a .267 batting average.
Avisail Garcia solid, but not slugging in September
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/18/14) White Sox outfelder Avisail Garcia has inched his average in a positive direction since bottoming out at .222 on Aug. 30.
Garcia is 17 for 57 since then with one home run and nine RBI. But he has just one extra-base hit since Sept. 3. His stat line now sits at .254/.318/.413.
|2014 summary: Avisail Garcia opened up the season as the White Sox's starting right fielder, but eight games into the schedule, he tore a labrum trying to make a catch. After Garcia underwent surgery on his left shoulder days later, it was presumed by many that he would miss the rest of the season, but the presumption was wrong. Garcia returned to play the final six weeks, showing some decent power by hitting five home runs and eight doubles in 142 at-bats, though he batted just .239 over that span.|
Playing time status: Once again, Garcia will enter the season as the team's right fielder, and he should see steady at-bats in that role.
2015 outlook: Coming up through the Tigers' farm system, Garcia appeared to be on track to develop into a power/speed threat, but he may not be prepared to deliver on either of those at this stage of career. Though Garcia can pack a wallop, a high ground ball rate could prevent him from hitting as many as 20 homers. Though he possesses speed, a lack of basestealing efficiency could limit his stolen base total. Though this could be a breakout year for Garcia, he could disappoint if drafted as anything other than a late-rounder in standard mixed leagues.
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