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28 Leury Garcia 2B

Chicago White Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
32%24%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
503.300860
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CHW1405779316184021139155.310.378.279
2020CHW933512253300.417.545.364

Player Updates

August 7, 2020 07:36 AM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run and three RBI in Thursday's 8-3 loss to the Brewers.

Garcia's bat is running hot of late. He's 9-for-20 with a home run, four RBI and three runs scored over the last five games. He'll continue to fill in at shortstop until Tim Anderson (groin) returns, which is expected Aug. 11. At that point, he'll likely take over at second base with rookie Nick Madrigal (shoulder) unavailable.

August 4, 2020 02:04 PM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Three hits in Monday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Monday's 6-4 win over the Brewers.

The versatile switch hitter filled in at shortstop for Tim Anderson (groin) in this one, and Garcia has already seen action at three different positions -- five games at 2B, three in RF and two at SS -- through his first nine games this season. It's easy to see why manager Rick Renteria keeps putting his name on the lineup card, as Garcia is slashing .364/.417/.545 with two homers, five RBI and five runs.

August 3, 2020 10:40 PM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Back in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia (personal) will bat seventh as the shortstop in Monday's game against Milwaukee.

Garcia was absent from Sunday's game against the Royals due to a personal matter but will return after just one game. He lines up as the team's primary shortstop in the absence of Tim Anderson (groin).

August 2, 2020 11:00 PM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Tends to personal matter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia wasn't available for Sunday's 9-2 win over the Royals due to a personal matter, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

Danny Mendick went 1-for-4 while filling in for Garcia, who had started at shortstop in place of the injured Tim Anderson (groin) the past two games. Manager Rick Renteria said that Garcia's absence was the result of a death in the family, but the 29-year-old hasn't been placed on the bereavement list. The White Sox will likely provide an update on his status prior to Monday's series opener with the Brewers in Milwaukee.

August 2, 2020 10:40 AM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Sitting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is not in the lineup Sunday at Kansas City.

The 29-year-old started Saturday's game at shortstop with Tim Anderson (groin) landing on the injured list, but Danny Mendick will receive the start Sunday. Garcia is 9-for-28 with two homers to begin the season and still figures to see the bulk of the time at shortstop until Anderson can return.

August 2, 2020 07:00 AM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Starts at shortstop
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia started at shortstop in place of the injured Tim Anderson (groin) on Friday and went 4-for-5 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored in an 11-5 win over the Royals.

The White Sox placed Anderson on the 10-day injured list Saturday and will need a fill-in at shortstop in the near term. Garcia, who filled in for Anderson when he was injured Friday, is the logical choice.

August 1, 2020 07:40 AM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Fills in at shortstop
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia entered Friday's game as a replacement for Tim Anderson, who left with a sore hip. He singled in his lone plate appearance in a 3-2 win over the Royals.

Garcia, a utility infielder who started the first six games at second base, was replaced by prospect Nick Madrigal on Friday. It's likely the White Sox called up one of their top prospects for a permanent role in the starting lineup, which would relegate Garcia to a utility role. The White Sox view Garcia's versatility as an asset, a skill that was needed Friday when Anderson left.

July 31, 2020 02:40 PM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Supplanted by Madrigal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia isn't in the lineup for Friday's game at Kansas City.

The 29-year-old was in the starting lineup for the first six games of the season (five starts at second base, one in right field), but prospect Nick Madrigal was recalled Friday and is starting against the Royals. Garcia hit two homers in the second game of the season, but he's 1-for-15 over the past four games. Madrigal should get the chance to lock down the everyday role, which would leave Garcia to operate as a super-utility player.

July 25, 2020 11:04 PM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Belts two homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Saturday's 10-3 win over the Twins.

The 29-year-old's fielding miscue during the season opener helped lead to a four-run frame, but he showed off his power during the second game of the season by blasting homers of 404 and 419 feet. Garcia's ability at the plate gives him the edge for starts at the keystone over prospect Nick Madrigal for the time being.

July 25, 2020 06:40 AM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Muffs possible double play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia had a fielding miscue in a four-run first inning in Friday's 10-5 loss to Minnesota, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Garcia's mishandling of a turn on a potential double play extended the inning and put the White Sox in an early hole. He will be the starting second baseman over prospect Nick Madrigal for now, a decision manager Rick Renteria said was due to Garcia's offensive advantage. Madrigal, who is considered a better fielder, may eventually take over.

July 24, 2020 06:48 AM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Wins second base job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia will open the season as the White Sox's starting second baseman after the White Sox left prospect Nick Madrigal off the active roster, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Madrigal made a push for the second base job in summer camp, but the White Sox opted for Garcia. "Currently, Leury's timing, his readiness, seems to be a little ahead of where Nicky was over the last couple weeks," said general manager Rick Hahn. Eventually, the White Sox may decide that Garcia's versatility is a greater need than pinning him to one position, but for now, he'll be the everyday second baseman.

July 19, 2020 04:20 PM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Back in action Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia (back) is starting at second base and batting seventh in Sunday's exhibition game against the Cubs.

The 29-year-old was held out of Thursday's intrasquad action with mid-back soreness, but his return for the exhibition contest indicates it was a minor issue. Garcia is expected to start at second base for the White Sox in 2020 after posting a .688 OPS with eight home runs and 15 stolen bases in 140 games last year.

July 18, 2020 12:48 AM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Experiencing mid-back soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia was held out of Thursday's intrasquad matchup with mid-back soreness, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

Nicky Delmonico replaced Garcia in the lineup for Thursday's intrasquad game. However, the 29-year-old is expected to return to the field soon.

July 3, 2020 05:20 PM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Expected to start at second
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is the likely starter at second base for the White Sox.

Garcia and prospect Nick Madrigal were contenders for the starting job during spring training, but the White Sox were leaning toward the veteran in March. As Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reported last week, the White Sox are not sure if Madrigal will be ready for an everyday job on the new Opening Day, but general manager Rick Hahn said the prospect will "help us at some point over the course of the summer." Garcia's value as a utility man -- he can play infield and outfield -- will keep him active through the 60-game schedule but not as busy as 2019, when he appeared in 86 percent (140 of 162) of Chicago's games.

March 19, 2020 07:24 PM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Expected starter at second
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is the likely starter at second base, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Garcia may be the present at second base, but prospect Nick Madrigal is the future. And that future is expected to happen at some point in 2020. In the meantime, Danny Mendick, who was also in the mix at second base, is expected to be the primary utility infielder.

February 24, 2020 06:24 AM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Bats ninth in spring opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia started at second base and batted ninth in Sunday's Cactus League opener. He went 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Garcia is in the mix for the starting job at second base with prospect Nick Madrigal and Danny Mendick vying for spring at-bats there as well. White Sox manager Rick Renteria fielded a group that resembled what might be the Opening Day lineup -- minus catcher Yasmani Grandal (calf) and designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion -- so Garcia, who was the team's primary leadoff man in 2019, may not get the same number of plate appearances this season.

February 22, 2020 04:00 PM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Adds team option to contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the White Sox on Saturday that includes a club option for 2021.

Garcia had initially agreed to a $3.25 million deal with the White Sox at the beginning of January, but he'll add a little extra salary in 2020 in exchange for a 2021 team option with a $250,000 buyout. The 28-year-old is in the mix to begin the season as the leadoff hitter, but it's unclear whether he'll be able to lock down an everyday role for the entire season given the young talent that the White Sox have.

January 24, 2020 05:52 AM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: In leadoff mix
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is a candidate to start the season as the White Sox's leadoff hitter, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Garcia, who served as the team's primary leadoff hitter in 2019, was mentioned as a candidate along with Tim Anderson, the reigning American League batting champion, by manager Rick Renteria. Garcia, who drew just 21 walks and had a .310 on-base percentage, is not a prototypical top-of-the-order guy, but Renteria is reluctant to hand such a high profile spot to rookie center fielder Luis Robert. Whatever the manager decides, Garcia is not expected to hold down an everyday job for the full season. The 28-year-old utility player is a good bet to open as the starting second baseman before prospect Nick Madrigal gets an expected called up.

January 11, 2020 12:36 AM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Gets over $3 million
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million deal with the White Sox, avoiding arbitration.

This is his third and final year as an arbitration-eligible player. While he has taken advantage of the ample playing time available on a rebuilding team the past few years, Garcia may move into more of a true bench role in 2020, at least once Nick Madrigal takes over at the keystone.

September 29, 2019 01:56 PM
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.

Garcia played both games of Saturday's doubleheader and went 2-for-7 with an RBI and a walk, but he'll take a seat for the season finale. Daniel Palka receives the start in right field in his place.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Detroit67250 .386 .448 .373
vs Turnbull (Career)200000
vs RHP3921045 .295 .349 .265
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020CHW1450615384700.300.352.5000.852
2019CHW1405779316184021139155.279.310.3780.688
2018CHW822582370432969121.271.303.3760.679
2017CHW873004181933136985.270.316.4230.739
2016CHW18486111511321.229.260.3540.614
2015CHW181403011710.214.267.2140.481
2014CHW74145132416548111.166.192.2070.399
2013TEX-CHW4510110200273472.198.248.2280.475
Total478149319238526127613865615.258.294.3620.655
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020CHW14102500000
2019CHW140273218311606
2018CHW82749714302
2017CHW8715212723804
2016CHW18111700100
2015CHW1800300000
2014CHW74303014016
2013TEX-CHW45112312000
Total478551154082418118
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2008R-Rangers41129172733014840123.209.250.279
2009AFX-Hickory832762864631181864196.232.288.286
2010R-Azl Rangers6185920024442.500.591.611
2010AFX-Hickory Crawdads893595794543222357479.262.307.323
2011AFA-Myrtle Beach Pelican10944265113195338281003012.256.306.342
2012AA-Frisco Roughriders1003775511012112302279317.292.337.398
2013AAA-Round Rock Express471933151844191453124.264.314.409
2013AAA-Charlotte Knights8303810011830.267.312.300
2015AAA-Charlotte Knights903495710419333120663012.298.340.395
2016AAA-Charlotte843104597946352464188.313.367.426
2017R-AZL White Sox292400261101.444.4551.111
2017AAA-Charlotte Knights14000000--100.000.000.000
2018AAA-Charlotte Knights4144630031300.429.467.643
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-8/180
Birthdate:
3/18/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Santiago, DR
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Chicago White Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
8