Stocky build. Strong already, but does have some projection.
Looks the part of a catcher.
square and vertical and utilizes a leg kick timing device.
Above-average bat-speed. Fluid swing, but can get on the long
side at times, which leads to some in-zone swing-and-miss.
Already shows an all-field approach with the ability to impact
the baseball. Tracks the ball well. Good feel for the strike
zone for his age. Pitch recognition is still a work in progress,
but already shows solid aptitude at the plate. Potential average
Power: Plus raw power.
Already produces high exit velocities, especially for his age.
Has shown the ability to drive the baseball to all fields.
Potential for above-average in-game power.
Well below-average speed. Not a part of his game and likely
never will be.
Field: Soft hands and
moves well behind the plate for someone with his build. Framing
is solid and does a good job getting down and blocking balls in
the dirt. Potential average defender.
Plus arm strength. Potential to be a major asset behind the
Trained with Jonathan Valdez. Third-highest bonus handed out by
the Red Sox during the January 2022 signing period. Younger
brother of Red Sox minor league outfielder Jhostynxon Garcia.
Was set to participate in the 2022 Fall Performance Program that
was canceled due to Hurricane Ian.
Potential bat-first reserve catcher. Ceiling of an everyday
regular catcher who brings value at the plate and in the field.
Bat is advanced for his age and has already shown the ability to
impact the baseball at a level advanced for his age. Has the
potential for two plus tools with his power and arm, and if his
hit tool and defense continue to develop, could rise up the
prospect rankings, both in the system and nationally. Really
came onto our radar after an impressive showing in 2023 minor
league spring training. Was then identified by scouts as one of
the better position player prospects in the 2023 Florida Complex
Note: This page will be
updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team
has seen the player in regular season game action.
Scouting Report Update (3.9.2022)