Willy Garcia

#24 WILLY GARCIA – OF
Height: 6-2 Weight: 215
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Born: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Resides: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Draft: INTL – PIT – 2010
Born: 9/4/92 Opening Night Age: 26
Classification: VETERAN

Career Highlights: Ninth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by the Goldeyes on 2/11/19…career .258 average with 86 home runs and 399 RBI in 795 games played…371 career runs scored with 144 doubles, 30 triples, 56 stolen bases, and 187 walks…career .420 slugging percentage…has averaged 77 runs scored, 30 doubles, seven triples, 18 home runs, 82 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and 25 outfield assists per 162 games played as a professional…signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent in 2010…claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates on 1/5/17…played 44 Major League games for the White Sox in 2017…has a Major League home run against Jon Lester, and Major League base hits against Dallas Keuchel, Edwin Diaz, and Patrick Corbin…rated Best Outfield Arm in the Pirates’ organization by Baseball America in 2012 and 2013…also rated Best Outfield Arm in the Double-A Eastern League by Baseball America in 2014…has played seven seasons in the Dominican Winter League…full name is Willy Camilo Garcia

2017
Chicago (American/MLB): Hit .238 for the White Sox with two home runs and 12 RBI in 44 games…15 runs scored with five doubles, three triples, and 11 walks…had a .405 slugging percentage…had three multi-hit games…ranked in 73rd percentile of all qualified Major Leaguers with a sprint speed of 27.9 feet per second…posted an average exit velocity of 87.1 mph on 77 batted balls in play, which ranked above the Major League average exit velocity of 86.7…had a 31.2 hard hit percentage (batted balls with an exit velocity of at least 95 mph)…collected five Major League base hits on pitches thrown 95 mph or harder…made Major League debut on 4/14 at Minnesota and doubled in first career at bat…picked up first Major League RBI on 5/2 at Kansas City…hit first Major League home run on 5/20 at Seattle, while going 1-for-3 with a run scored and three RBI…2-for-3 with two runs scored and a triple on 6/12 vs. Baltimore…2-for-3 with a double and two RBI on 6/29 vs. New York (AL)…2-for-3 with a run, two doubles, and an RBI on 7/3 at Oakland…1-for-3 with a run, home run, and an RBI on 7/27 vs. Chicago (NL)

Charlotte (International/AAA/Chicago): Hit .286 with five home runs and 20 RBI for the Knights in 31 games…20 runs scored with six doubles, one stolen base, and 18 walks…had a .396 on-base percentage and a .473 slugging percentage…hit safely in 21 of 31 games…had nine multi-hit games, including two 3-hit games…scored three runs while going 1-for-2 with an RBI on 4/7 vs. Norfolk…scored four runs while going 3-for-4 with a home run and an RBI on 4/8 vs. Norfolk…3-for-4 with four runs scored, a double, home run, and three RBI on 7/24 vs. Columbus

2016
Indianapolis (International/AAA/Pittsburgh): Hit .245 with six home runs and 43 RBI for the Indians in 129 games…scored 53 runs with 30 doubles, four triples, five stolen bases, and 31 walks…finished tied for eighth in the International League in doubles and first in outfield assists (17)…hit safely in 76 of 129 games…had 31 multi-hit games, including six 3-hit games…2-for-5 with a run, two doubles, and an RBI on 4/27 at Norfolk…3-for-3 with a run on 5/11 at Syracuse…scored three runs while going 2-for-4 with two doubles on 5/31 vs. Rochester…had 12-game hitting streak from 6/3-6/15 (21-for-48, .438)…3-for-7 with two runs, a double, and two RBI on 6/3 at Toledo…3-for-4 with a run and two RBI on 6/5 at Toledo…3-for-5 with two runs, a double, and an RBI on 6/15 vs. Pawtucket…had three RBI while going 1-for-3 with a run and a double on 7/5 vs. Louisville…3-for-5 with a run, double, home run, and two RBI on 8/31 vs. Lehigh Valley

2015
Indianapolis (International/AAA/Pittsburgh): Hit .246 with four home runs and 10 RBI for the Indians in 71 games…scored 36 runs with 11 doubles, four triples, one stolen base, and 12 walks…had a .424 slugging percentage…tied for third in the International League with 10 outfield assists…hit safely in 43 of 71 games…had 19 multi-hit games, including four 3-hit games and one 4-hit game…3-for-4 with a run, double, and two RBI on 7/12 at Columbus…had three RBI while going 2-for-5 with a run and a home run on 7/17 at Toledo…3-for-5 with two runs, a double, and two RBI on 7/18 at Toledo…had 9-game hitting streak from 8/1-8/11 (15-for-39, .385)…had an RBI in seven consecutive games from 8/1-8/8 (nine total RBI)…4-for-7 with two runs, two doubles, a home run, and two RBI on 8/1 vs. Charlotte…3-for-5 with two runs, a double, and an RBI on 8/7 at Norfolk…had five RBI while going 2-for-4 with a run and a home run on 8/30 at Toledo…helped Indians reach the Governors’ Cup Finals

Altoona (Eastern/AA/Pittsburgh): Hit .314 with five home runs and 29 RBI for the Curve in 53 games…26 runs scored with seven doubles, two triples, three stolen bases, and 11 walks…had a .353 on-base percentage and a .441 slugging percentage…tied for seventh in the Eastern League with eight outfield assists…hit safely in 41 of 53 games…had 19 multi-hit games, including four 3-hit games…3-for-4 with two runs, a double, and an RBI on 4/19 vs. Akron…3-for-5 with a run on 4/27 at Akron…had three RBI while going 2-for-4 on 5/5 vs. Richmond…had 19-game hitting streak from 5/25-6/14 (30-for-81, .370)…had three RBI while going 2-for-4 with a run and a home run on 5/28 at New Britain…scored three runs while going 3-for-4 with two home runs and two RBI on 6/3 vs. New Britain…helped Curve reach the Eastern League playoffs

2014
Altoona (Eastern/AA/Pittsburgh): Hit .271 with 18 home runs and 63 RBI for the Curve in 126 games…scored 59 runs with 27 doubles, five triples, eight stolen bases, and 24 walks…finished with a .478 slugging percentage…finished tied for 11th in the Eastern League in home runs, 15th in RBI, tied for 12th in doubles, and first in outfield assists (19)…hit safely in 80 of 126 games…had 28 multi-hit games, including nine 3-hit games and one 4-hit game…rated Best Outfield Arm in the Eastern League by Baseball America…had 7-game hitting streak from 4/14-4/22 (8-for-25, .320)…had three RBI while going 2-for-4 with two runs and a double on 4/21 vs. Harrisburg…3-for-4 with a double, triple, and two RBI on 4/24 vs. Harrisburg…had four RBI while going 3-for-4 with three runs, a double, and two home runs on 5/22 vs. Akron…had five RBI while going 2-for-4 with a run, double, and home run on 6/3 vs. Binghamton…2-for-5 with two runs, two home runs, and three RBI on 6/30 at Bowie…had 13-game hitting streak from 7/21-8/2 (24-for-52, .462)…4-for-5 with two runs, a double, and two RBI on 7/22 at New Britain…3-for-5 with two runs, two doubles, and two RBI on 7/26 at Bowie…had three RBI while going 3-for-4 with two runs, two doubles, and a home run on 8/1 vs. Richmond…had four RBI while going 3-for-5 with two runs and a home run on 8/10 at Reading…had 11-game hitting streak from 8/14-/26 (14-for-37, .378)

2013
Bradenton (Florida State/A+/Pittsburgh): Hit .256 with 16 home runs and 60 RBI for the Marauders in 118 games…scored 51 runs with 21 doubles, six triples, 13 stolen bases, and 23 walks…had a .437 slugging percentage…finished tied for eighth in the Florida State League in home runs, 13th in RBI, and first in outfield assists (20)…rated Best Outfield Arm in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ organization by Baseball America…3-for-5 with two runs, a double, home run, and an RBI on 4/12 vs. St. Lucie…scored three runs while going 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI on 6/13 at Lakeland in the second game of a double header…6-for-6 with two runs, double, home run, and two RBI on 6/24 at St. Lucie…had three RBI while going 3-for-5 with a run and a home run on 7/6 vs. Charlotte…had four RBI while going 1-for-3 with a run and a home run on 7/17 vs. Clearwater…had 13-game hitting streak from 7/21-8/10 (20-for-50, .400)…3-for-4 with a run, double, and two RBI on 7/29 vs. Dunedin…3-for-4 with a run, double, and RBI on 8/31 vs. Fort Myers

2012
West Virginia (South Atlantic/A/Pittsburgh): Hit .240 with 18 home runs and 77 RBI for the Power in 122 games…57 runs scored with 17 doubles, two triples, 10 stolen bases, and 32 walks….had a .403 slugging percentage…ranked tied for fifth in the South Atlantic League in home runs, eighth in RBI, and tied for fifth in outfield assists (12)…hit safely in 72 of 122 games…had 30 multi-hit games, including eight 3-hit games…rated Best Outfield Arm in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ organization by Baseball America…3-for-5 with two RBI on 4/5 at Hagerstown…had three RBI while going 2-for-4 with two runs and a home run on 4/26 vs. Savannah…3-for-5 with two runs, a home run, and two RBI on 5/4 at Asheville…had three RBI while going 3-for-4 with a run, two doubles, and a home run on 5/7 at Greensboro…had 7-game hitting streak from 5/22-5/31 (10-for-25, .400)…had four RBI while going 3-for-5 with two runs and a home run on 6/9 at Asheville…3-for-4 with two runs, a home run, and three RBI on 6/12 at Lexington…had five RBI while going 1-for-6 with a run and a home run on 7/1 at Delmarva…had 7-game hitting streak from 8/4-8/11 (11-for-29, .379)…3-for-4 with three runs, two home runs, and four RBI on 8/20 vs. Charleston

2011
State College (New York-Penn/A-/Pittsburgh): Appeared in three games for the Spikes, going 2-for-6 (.286) with a run scored…2-for-4 with a run scored on 9/4 at Williamsport

Pirates (Gulf Coast/R/Pittsburgh): Hit .266 with five home runs and 35 RBI for the Pirates’ Gulf Coast League affiliate in 47 games…26 runs scored with nine doubles, four triples, seven stolen bases, and 11 walks…had a .446 slugging percentage…tied for first in the Gulf Coast League with eight outfield assists…hit safely in 32 of 47 games…had 11 multi-hit games, including four 3-hit games…3-for-5 with a run scored on 6/20 at the Blue Jays’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…had three RBI while going 1-for-4 with a run on 6/30 vs. the Yankees’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…2-for-4 with two runs, a double, home run, and three RBI on 7/18 vs. the Braves’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…had three RBI while going 2-for-4 with a run and a home run on 7/25 vs. the Blue Jays’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI on 8/16 vs. the Yankees’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…scored three runs while going 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI on 8/26 vs. the Yankees’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…helped Pirates’ reach the Gulf Coast League playoffs…1-for-4 with an RBI in one playoff game

2010
Pirates (Dominican Summer/R/Pittsburgh): Hit .250 with one home run and 22 RBI for the Pirates’ Dominican Summer League affiliate in 51 games…scored 27 runs with 11 doubles, eight stolen bases, and 14 walks…tied for third in the Dominican Summer League with 11 outfield assists…hit safely in 35 of 51 games…had seven multi-hit games…made professional debut and collected first professional base hits on 5/29 at the Astros’ Dominican Summer League affiliate while going 2-for-5 with a double…picked up first two career RBI while going 2-for-4 with a run scored on 6/1 vs. the Red Sox’ Dominican Summer League affiliate…2-for-4 with two runs and two doubles on 6/8 at the Indians’ Dominican Summer League affiliate…had an RBI in seven consecutive games from 6/19-6/28 (eight total RBI)…had 9-game hitting streak from 6/21-7/2 (10-for-31, .323)…stole first two bases of professional career on 6/25 vs. the Astros’ Dominican Summer League affiliate, while going 1-for-5 with two RBI…scored three runs while going 2-for-4 with an RBI on 6/26 at the Indians’ Dominican Summer League affiliate…hit first career home run on 7/11 at the Rays’ Dominican Summer League affiliate, while going 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI

Rick Forney on Willy Garcia: I’m very excited about the addition of Willy. He’s a very talented player that I’m hoping will have a huge impact on our team.