ADOLIS GARCIA
Nickname:   N/A Position:   OF
Home: N/A Team:   RANGERS
Height: 6' 1" Bats:   R
Weight: 180 Throws:   R
DOB: 3/2/1990 Agent: N/A
Uniform #: 5  
Birth City: Ciego de Avila, Cuba
Draft: 2017 - Cardinals - Free agent - Out of Cuba
YR LEA TEAM SAL(K) G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO OBP SLG AVG
2014 NL CARDINALS   14 14 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 .333 .214 .143
2015 NL CARDINALS   49 75 7 18 5 0 2 4 0 0 10 12 .337 .387 .240
2016 NL CARDINALS   99 214 33 59 11 0 3 17 1 1 38 50 .393 .369 .276
2017 TL SPRINGFIELD   84 309 43 88 23 0 12 55 12 8 26 77 .339 .476 .285
2017 NL CARDINALS   133 241 27 61 9 2 2 20 2 1 37 64 .365 .332 .253
2018 NL CARDINALS   114 181 15 40 6 0 3 15 3 1 20 37 .309 .304 .221
2018 PCL MEMPHIS   112 406 62 104 25 4 22 71 10 3 14 99 .281 .500 .256
2019 PCL MEMPHIS   132 491 96 124 22 6 32 96 13 10 22 159 .301 .517 .253
2020 AL RANGERS $44.00 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .143 .000 .000
2021 AL RANGERS   149 581 77 141 26 2 31 90 16 5 32 194 .286 .454 .243
Personal
  • In 2015, García played for the Cuban national team at the Pan-American Games.

  • Adolis played for Ciego de Ávila of the Cuban National Series.

  • In 2016, Garcia defected from Cuba.

  • On April 20, 2016, he signed with the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball.

  • In 2017, Garcia signed with the Cardinals (see Transactions below).  

  • In 2018, García made his Major League debut with the Cardinals. He went 2-for-17 in 21 games. He did not appear in the Majors in 2019.

  • In 2019, the Baseball America Prospect Handbook rated Adolis as the 15th-best prospect in the Cardinals organization.

  • 2020 Season: García appeared in only three games for Texas during his lone stint with the club from July 28-August 9. 

  • April 14, 2021: Adolis thought he had hit the first home run of his young career. So did most everyone else who watched it, including the announcers.

    During the Rangers' 5-1 victory over the Rays, García's drive plunked off the yellow line and a screen atop the right-center-field fence, just in front of the first row of seats. Thinking he had a homer, García took his time rounding first base.  But when he reached second and saw that the left fielder had chased after the ball, which had bounced back into play. García turned his motor on, now believing he had an inside-the-park homer in sight.

    García sprinted around the bases and seemed to avoid the tag at the plate for what was initially called an inside-the-park home run.  The wild play took two challenges before finally reaching a conclusion. First the original call of no home run was confirmed, because the ball had hit an area of the field that is in play at the Trop, one of the ballpark's quirks. Then the safe call at home was challenged and overturned, meaning García was denied not once but twice at a chance for his first career home run. 

    Though García was denied twice on a chance for his first career home run, he did get credit for his first Major League triple. More important, the call didn’t affect the final outcome of the game.  (Landry - mlb.com)

  • July 2021: Garcia was chosen as a reserve outfielder for the All-Star Game.

  • 2021 Season: Garcia's second half (.626 OPS) paled in comparison to his first (.840 OPS), but he still topped all rookies by far with 264 total bases and 90 RBIs to go along with 31 homers, good for second on the rookies list. He also stole 16 bases, and according to Baseball-Reference, posted a very impressive 1.6 defensive WAR for his work in the outfield.

    Garcia was named the Sporting News AL Rookie of the Year.

  • Nov 15, 2021: Four years ago, Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena and Rangers outfielder Adolis García were roommates at their first Spring Training as members of the Cardinals' organization in 2017. And more than a decade before that, they grew up alongside each other in Cuba.

    Both finished in the top four of the AL Rookie of the Year voting. Arozarena took home the award, with a .274/.356/.459 slash line, 32 doubles and 69 RBIs. But when asked about the honor, he made sure to mention García.

    Arozarena told MLB Network after the award was announced that he felt like he was sharing the honor with García because of all they had been through together.

    "Adolis García, [Arozarena] is sharing this award with him and saying he was very important to him in his career,” said MLB Network’s Carlos Peña while interpreting for Arozarena on the broadcast. “[Arozarena] is saying, ‘Look, we'll split this 50-50. This is your award, too. Even though we play the same position, this is your award, too.’"(K Landry - MLB.com - Nov 15, 2021)

  • Aug 23, 2022: With one out and the game tied 3-3, García got a jump on strike three to Leody Taveras and successfully swiped third base, his 20th steal of the season. He joined Pudge Rodriguez, becoming just the second player in Rangers history to log a 20-20-20 campaign, with 20 homers, 20 steals and a 20-game hit streak all in a single season.

    “If Adolis plays daily and stays healthy, he could possibly be in anyone's company,” Beasley said of García’s rare triple-20
    . “There's no telling what he'll do. He's very dynamic on the baseball field.” (O Perkins - MLB.com - Aug 23, 2022)

  • Sept. 2022: Garcia decided to play for Team Cuba in the 2023 WBC.

    TRANSACTIONS

  • February 2017: Garcia signed with the Cardinals, out of Cuba. He signed for a bonus of $2.5 million, via scouts Matt Slater and Moises Rodriguez. 

  • Dec. 21, 2019: The Rangers acquired García from the Cardinals in exchange for cash.
Batting
  • Garcia has 70 grade power from the right side of the plate. He has impressive bat speed.

  • Adolis does not have a good approach at the plate. He swings wildly, lacking plate discipline. He will have a stretch where he seems to put it together, waits for a fastball and stays behind the ball. But those stretches don't last. (Spring, 2019)

  • 2019 Season: García had a .253/.301/.517 slash line with 32 home runs in 132 games for Triple-A Memphis in the 2019 season. García made his Major League debut in 2018, going 2-for-17 in 21 games for St. Louis. He did not appear in the Majors in 2019 and retains his rookie status.

  • April 26, 2021: García was named the AL Player of the Week. García hit .333 and slugged .875 for the week with four home runs and nine RBIs.


    In the process, he completed a stretch of homering 5 times in his first 10 games of the season
    . The first three of those home runs gave the Rangers a lead, making him the third player in franchise history to hit go-ahead homers for his first three career home runs, after Jurickson Profar in 2012-2013 and Billy Sample in 1979.

    It's the first career Player of the Week Award for García
    . (D Adler - MLB.com - April 2)

  • July 9, 2021:  Adolis hit a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning for his 15th go-ahead RBI of the season.  He now has 61 RBI on the campaign, passing David Murphy's club record (60 RBI in 2008) for most by a rookie prior to the All-Star break in Rangers history.  He's also just the 9th rookie in Major League history with at least 20 HR and 60 RBI prior to the All-Star break.

  • Aug. 10, 2021: He’s been the most clutch rookie in MLB history. With his ninth inning blast Tuesday night, Adolis became the first rookie ever to hit four go-ahead home runs in the ninth inning or later in one season, according to Stats by STATS.

  • Sept. 26, 2021: García's RBI double gave him 256 total bases on the season, breaking the Rangers rookie record set by Mark Teixeira in 2003. García also broke the Rangers rookie for outfield assist on Sunday as he recorded his 15th of the season. 

  • Sept 28, 2021: García drove in a run on a grounder as part of a four-run frame for the Rangers. He tacked on another RBI on a single to up his season total to 88, which tied the Rangers' rookie record set by Pete Incaviglia in 1986. (K Landry - MLB.com - Sept 29, 2021)

  • Aug. 22, 2022: With a homer, he tied Elvis Andrus (2018) and Adrián Beltré (2011) for the longest hitting streak by a Rangers batter in the past 12 seasons. The longest hitting streak in Texas history is held by Gabe Kapler (28 games in 2000).

  • Oct. 4, 2022: It was García’s 27th homer of the season, bringing his RBI total to exactly 100 after logging 90 in his rookie year in 2021. He became the first Rangers hitter to log a 100-RBI season since Nomar Mazara in 2017.

    García also joins Iván Rodríguez and Alfonso Soriano as the only Texas hitters to log 25 homers, 25 stolen bases and 100 RBIs in a season
    .
Fielding
  • Adolis is a solid right fielder with his very strong arm. And he has the speed to play center field.

  • Garcia's arm is rated at 80 by most scouts.
  • Garcia plays both center field and right field for the Rangers. (2022)
Running
  • Adolis has above-average speed. He is a 60 grade runner.
  • In 2022 with the Rangers, he stole 25 bases.
Career Injury Report
  • None.