The New York Yankees have signed outfield prospect Anthony Garcia to a $450,000 deal.
He is known as a big-bodied outfielder, that possesses a tall, and physical frame. Even though he is large in size, Anthony is surprisingly athletic.
The Dominican Republic native has been said to have a strong lower half, leading to above-average power.
Baseball America writes, “He’s a switch-hitter who is more advanced from the left side. Like a lot of young hitters his size, Garcia’s long arms lead to some swing-and-miss, and some scouts thought he would need to improve his breaking ball recognition, but he can hammer a fastball and has shown feel for hitting in games. Garcia has gotten faster over the past year, showing plus speed underway. If he can retain that speed, he could be a power-speed threat, though at his size it’s more likely he slows down as he continues to add weight. He runs well enough to start his career in center field but probably will end up in a corner with an average arm”.
Below please find a link to a prospect video of Garcia: