Prospect Countdown #56 : Julio Garcia

One of the least known about prospects in the Angels farm system is the most intriguing. The Angels spent some serious spending change on this prospect and he's earned his way near the top half of our prospect countdown. Top 100 Prospect Countdown, Prospect #56, Julio Garcia.


Julio Garcia, Shortstop


HT : 6'0
WT : 175 lb.
DOB : July 31, 1997, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Throws : Right
Bats : Switch
School : N/A
Acquired : International Free Agent 2014 (Signed for $565,000)
Stock : Rising
Cool Notes : Big Albert Pujols and Mike Trout fan


Little is known about this prospect, but there is loads of hype behind his name. Julio Garcia was signed out of this last international signing period for $565,000, and is climbing the rankings of all prospect list.


SCOUTING REPORT:

Not much is known about Garcia's baseball qualities. He's a switch hitter who is very toolsy. His bat is why they signed him, but he has promise to stick it out at shortstop with his quick feet and good arm.


STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN:

Garcia took some small steps in his professional career, taking in 18 games with the Dominican affiliate this past season. He posted a .162/.234/.176 slash. Garcia picked up hits in seven of his final eight games and reached in his final ten, picking up a sac fly RBI in the game he didn't collect a hit.


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EXPECTED FUTURE:

Garcia will spend the next few seasons with the Dominican affiliate and develop progressively. Time is on his side as he just turned 17 in the middle of this past season.




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