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WILLY GARCIA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Winter Leagues: Willy Garcia Homers, Winter Stats For New Players

Last Tuesday, we recapped the first day of the Caribbean Series, which can be viewed here. Today we take a look at the rest of the series, plus the championship series in Australia, as we wrap up the winter coverage until October. On Tuesday, Willy Garcia had a big game, helping his team to a 6-1 victory over Cuba. He went 3-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer. Rafael Perez had...
Via Pirates Prospects
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates prospect Garcia helps Dominicans top Cuba in Caribbean

  Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Willy Garcia hit a two-run homer and the Dominican Republic beat Cuba 6-1 in the Caribbean Series on Tuesday. Cuba (0-2) returned to the Caribbean Series in 2014 after a 53-year absence, going 1-3 last year in Venezuela. Garcia homered in the sixth inning off reliever Jonder Martinez in the tournament opener for the Dominican Republic. The 22-year-old...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dominican Republic drops Cuba to 0-2 in Caribbean Series

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Willy Garcia hit a two-run homer and the Dominican Republic beat Cuba 6-1 in the Caribbean Series on Tuesday. Cuba (0-2) returned to the Caribbean Series in 2014 after a 53-year absence, going 1-3 last year in Venezuela. Garcia homered in the sixth inning off reliever Jonder Martinez in the tournament opener for the Dominican...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Willy Garcia’s Strengths and Weaknesses Fit a Growing MLB Trend

One of the players the Pittsburgh Pirates protected from the Rule 5 draft this off-season was Willy Garcia, who was profiled today as the number 18 prospect in our countdown. Garcia is an interesting case. He has two plus tools, with plus power and a plus arm. However, he doesn’t draw walks, and strikes out way too much. As John Dreker wrote during the season, there haven’t been...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #18 – Willy Garcia

The Pirates Prospects 2015 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2015 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Winter League: Big Hits From Jose Osuna and Willy Garcia

In the Dominican, Willy Garcia went 2-for-4 with a walk, double and he drove in two runs. He played center field and made his first start since last Sunday. Garcia is 11-for-28 with three walks and four strikeouts. Mel Rojas Jr. went 0-for-5 with an outfield assist. He is now hitting .229 through 13 games. In Venezuela, Jose Osuna got his first at-bats since October 23rd. He went...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

RubberDucks edged by Curve 7-3

ALTOONA, PA – The Akron RubberDucks opened the top of the eighth with a pair of runs to cut the Altoona Curve’s lead to one, but the Curve ended the frame by posting three runs of its own on a Willy Garcia three-run home run to win 7-3 at People’s Natural Gas Field on Thursday. Three Altoona homers plated five runners, starting with a solo homer from Garcia in the bottom...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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