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Wilkerman Garcia

Wilkerman Garcia

Age
21
Birthday
April 1, 1998
Height
6'0"
Weight
176
Bat
S
Throw
R
Class
2014 IFA
Acquired
Free Agent
Signing Date
7/2/2014
Rule 5 Year
2018
Free Agent Yr
2021
MLB 40 Man
No
Nationality
ven Venezuela
Position
Shortstop
ETA
2021

Some scouts have questioned his ability to stick at the shortstop position long-term, but the Yankees organization has not shown these concerns. On a 20-80 scouting scale, MLB.com gave Garcia an initial 60 arm, 55 fields, 60 run, 55 hit, and 40 power grades to begin his career.

Baseball America has given Garcia a 60-overall prospect grade with extreme risk, due to his young age and lack of experience in the higher levels of the minor leagues.

Scouts rave about Garcia’s switch-hitting ability as he has initially shown the skill set to use the entire field from both sides of the plate. He has earned high praise for his makeup and tremendous work ethic and has an incredibly high ceiling which could allow him to develop into a five-tool player.

With age and strength, Garcia should produce more power. He has a very nice projectable frame, coupled with above average bat speed. Baseball America has noted Wilkerman’s commitment to improving his explosiveness, flexibility, strength, and speed.