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Mid-Season Dirty Thirty-Five: Prospect #24

Since this is the mid-season write-up, it's just a quick overview of the player. When we get to the preseason re ranking in the offseason, they'll be a lot more involved.

All stats are current as of 8/4/2019.

All write-ups were published during all-star week

Prospect #24: OF Adolis Garcia (JAG)

Memphis Redbirds

Signed as an International Free Agent in February of 2017

Age 26

Part of the reason that I view 2019 as such a down year for the system, is that the power (slugging power, not necessarily home run power) seems to have disappeared, in general, from the system. Some hitters are getting on base a wee bit more, some are hitting a wee bit more, but few are hitting for real power.

This is not the case with JAG.

No, instead, JAG is in full sell-out mode for power. He leads the farm system with 16 home runs and he's in the top five in doubles. Trust me when I tell you that he has not been cheated out of one swing this season. It's actually a sight to behold. JAG is up there just straight hacking. Yeah, he looks really bad sometimes, and most off-speed pitches that are on the outside quarter of the strike zone from a right-handed pitcher is going to induce an awful swing by JAG, but I'm fine with it.

Sure, JAG is striking out 32% of the time. And, yeah, he's only walking about 3% of the time. And, oh well, he's gone from being a threat against left-handed pitchers to be vulnerable against them. Why yes, it's a disappointing year in general for this marble-built man. BUT AT LEAST IT'S COME WITH SLUG. If you're going to be sub-par, you might as well do damage when you can.

Anyway, this is me trying to cover for the fact that this is just another disappointing 2019 season from another prospect that seems to be struggling to reach the potential that he's shown in the past. At least JAG is still doing his thing in the outfield. And, if there's one positive to take from his 2019 that isn't power related, it's that he's looked really solid while covering ground in center field. And don't forget, JAG's arm is easily the best outfield arm in the organization.

Other than that, there just isn't much to say!

Thanks to Fangraph for the stats!

Thanks For Reading!!


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