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Jun 14, 2024 2 1 0 0 2.5
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Despite a strong spring training, Maikel Garcia opened the season with Triple-A Omaha. After posting a weak .242/.348/.347 line with the Storm Chasers, Garcia was summoned to the majors where he stayed the rest of the season. His game is hitting the ball hard on the ground with an 87th percentile average exit velocity and 6.1 degree launch angle. He mustered a low 84 wRC+, but Garcia swiped 23 bases. There is always the chance Garcia learns to loft the ball more, but as is he offers a solid batting average floor, with some speed. He batted leadoff in 72 of 123 games but is better suited for a spot lower in the order. He's miscast at third base, but with Bobby Witt Jr. at shortstop, and no in-house challenger, Garcia is ticketed for another season at the hot corner. These aren't the ideal traits for a fantasy corner infielder, but Garcia can be useful in the right lineup construction, especially if he continues to hit at or near the top of the order.

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2024 2233.2 46 5 38 22 16 .254
2023 296.52.4 59 4 50 38 23 .272
2022 9.51.1 1 2 1 .318
3y Avg. 1532.3 30 2 26 20 12 .272
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Rips walk-off double

    Garcia went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI, a run and walk in Thursday's 4-3 win versus the Yankees. Garcia came up with two on and two out in the ninth and took a Clay Holmes sinker down the left-field line to win it for Kansas City. The 24-year-old third baseman entered the game in a bit of a slump during June with just one RBI and a .159 average in 40 at-bats. Garcia continues to provide a spark for the Royals this season with his solid counting stats, as he now has 18 extra-base hits and 38 RBI with 16 stolen bases through 68 games.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Logs steal in loss

    Garcia went 1-for-5 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 10-1 loss to the Yankees. Garcia has three steals over his last seven games, but he's gone just 5-for-32 (.156) in that span. He surged at the plate over the second half of May, but it appears he's leveled off again. The third baseman is slashing .251/.299/.373 with 16 steals, five home runs, 36 RBI and 43 runs scored over 66 contests out of the leadoff spot for the Royals.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Registers 15th steal

    Garcia went 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Mariners. Garcia has two steals over his last four games, and he's gone 9-for-35 (.257) across his last eight contests. The third baseman has yet to be caught stealing this season -- he's one of three players with at least 10 steals who has yet to be caught. He's posted a .260/.310/.389 slash line with 15 thefts, five home runs, 36 RBI, 43 runs scored, 13 doubles and three triples over 63 games this season.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Gets aboard three times in loss

    Garcia went 2-for-4 with a walk, one stolen base and two runs scored in Tuesday's 8-5 loss to the Guardians. Garcia is making excellent contact lately with multiple hits in nine of his last 16 games. He's gone hitless just three times in that span. It took a while for the third baseman to get into a rhythm at the plate, but the Royals stuck with him atop the lineup due to his speed. Garcia is slashing .267/.316/.398 with five home runs, 14 steals, 35 RBI, 40 runs scored, 12 doubles and three triples through 60 contests.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Swipes 12th bag Wednesday

    Garcia went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Tigers. The 24-year-old put together his fourth multi-hit performance in the last five contests as he extended his hitting streak to 10 games. Garcia is batting .364 (16-for-44) over that stretch, boosting his slash line on the season to .266/.311/.429 with five homers, 12 steals, 30 runs and 32 RBI.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Doubles twice, steals base

    Garcia went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI, two runs scored and a steal in Sunday's win over Oakland. Garcia doubled and scored in the first inning and knocked an RBI double in the fifth. He's gone 12-for-40 (.300) with six extra-base hits and eight RBI over his last nine games. On the year, Garcia's slash line is up to .249/.294/.402 with 11 stolen bases, 18 extra-base hits and 30 RBI through 46 games.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Nabs 10th steal

    Garcia went 1-for-4 with one RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Mariners. Garcia plated an insurance run with his eighth-inning single, and he swiped second shortly after the hit. The third baseman has two steals over the last three games and 10 thefts on the year. He's hit better in May, going 14-for-55 (.254) over 13 contests to lift his season slash line to .239/.288/.369 with four home runs, 25 RBI and 20 runs scored over 192 plate appearances.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Records ninth steal

    Garcia went 1-for-5 with a stolen base in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Angels. Garcia has hit safely in eight of 11 games in May, going 12-for-47 (.255) with four doubles, four RBI and five runs scored. His steal Sunday was his first of the month and his ninth of the season, and he's yet to be caught stealing. The third baseman is slashing .238/.290/.375 with four home runs, 24 RBI and 20 runs scored over 184 plate appearances. While Garcia hasn't profiled as an ideal leadoff hitter, he's done enough to keep that spot through the first quarter of the campaign in a fairly strong lineup.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Three hits, two RBI in win

    Garcia went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Angels. The 24-year-old singled in the top of the third inning before coming around to score on a Vinnie Pasquantino home run. Garcia later added two doubles to give him his first three-hit performance of the season. The third baseman has now hit safely in four consecutive games and in six of eight to open the month of May, tallying four RBI and four runs scored over that latter stretch. However, he hasn't stolen a base since April 30.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Swipes eighth bag

    Garcia went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Blue Jays. Garcia has hit safely in five straight games, going 8-for-22 (.364) with two steals, four RBI and four runs scored in that span. He continues to improve at the plate as he shakes off a slow start to the campaign. Overall, the 24-year-old is slashing .231/.280/.388 with four home runs, 20 RBI, 15 runs scored and eight steals through 30 contests this season.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: One steal, two RBI in loss

    Garcia went 2-for-5 with two RBI, a stolen base and one run scored in Saturday's 6-5 loss to the Tigers. Garcia struggled in the middle of April, but he's now logged four multi-hit efforts over his last five games. He's added three steals and five RBI in that span while continuing to sit atop the Royals' order. The third baseman is slashing .222/.277/.380 with four home runs, seven steals, 20 RBI and 13 runs scored over 27 contests this season.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Gets breather for Game 2

    Garcia isn't in the Royals' lineup for the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. Garcia turned in an 0-for-4 performance during Wednesday's early game, so he'll remain in the dugout for the nightcap. Nick Loftin will fill in at the hot corner and bat sixth.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Drives in three during win

    Garcia went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, walk and three RBI en route to a 4-1 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday. Garcia hit a two-run double in the second inning to put Kansas City ahead 3-0, and he later added some insurance in the fourth with an RBI triple. The hard-hitting 24-year-old has offered plenty of production as the Royals' leadoff man to begin the season, and hitting in front of Bobby Witt only increases Garcia's fantasy value.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Hits leadoff home run

    Garcia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout during Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Twins. Garcia's home run came on the third pitch he saw, leading off the bottom of the first with a blast over the left-field wall. His homer was the only blemish on Pablo Lopez's line as the Twins hurler otherwise shut the door on Garcia and the rest of the Royals lineup. The third baseman parlayed a strong spring into a leadoff role and began the season with a long ball after hitting just four last season over 464 at-bats.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Could be leadoff hitter

    Garcia is projected as the Royals' starting third baseman and a potential leadoff hitter, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. Garcia has gone 4-for-9 with a stolen base over his first three Cactus League games. He enjoyed a solid first major-league campaign, batting .272 with a .681 OPS while adding 23 stolen bases, 50 RBI and 59 runs scored. The Royals' lineup looks a little beefed up compared to 2023, and another year of growth from the prospects could help Garcia be a valuable contact hitter and speed threat if he can remain atop the lineup.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Gets breather Sunday

    Garcia isn't starting Sunday against the Astros. Garcia will get a day off after going 7-for-22 with three runs scored over the Royals' last five games. Matt Duffy will take over at the hot corner and bat seventh while Garcia rests.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Swipes bag in win

    Garcia went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Astros. Garcia has gotten going again at the plate, going 12-for-39 (.308) over his last 10 games while adding three steals in that span. The third baseman is up to 23 thefts in 29 attempts this season while primarily hitting out of the leadoff spot. He's at a .275/.325/.365 slash line with 49 RBI, 56 runs scored and four home runs through 118 contests overall.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Absent from lineup

    Garcia is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the White Sox. Nick Loftin will man third base while Garcia receives a day off. Garcia is in the midst of a modest six-game hitting streak.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Reaches 20-steal mark

    Garcia went 1-for-5 with a stolen base in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Red Sox. After starting August hot, Garcia tailed off in the second half of the month. He's gone 11-for-50 (.220) across his last 14 games, though he's hit safely in four straight contests. The infielder reached the 20-steal mark Sunday -- solid work for the rookie, though he's not running quite as much as he did in the minors. He's added a .280/.326/.375 slash line with four home runs, 47 RBI, 45 runs scored, 18 doubles and three triples through 101 contests.
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  • Royals' Maikel Garcia: Nabs steal Wednesday

    Garcia went 0-for-3 with a stolen base and one RBI in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Athletics. Garcia's RBI came on a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. He's gone 3-for-11 over his last four games, and he's started three games in a row since shaking off a rib issue. The speedy infielder is up to 19 steals in 23 tries this season while adding four home runs, 43 RBI, 44 runs scored and a .283/.328/.376 slash line over 93 contests.
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