Texas Rangers in Double-A: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not For Frisco?

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Mar 25, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; A genial view if a glove, bat and baseballs on the field prior to the game between the New York Yankees and New York Mets at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The player that has struggled the most through one month with Frisco has been 22-year old center fielder Christopher Garia. He is batting .179 thus far, and has struck out a total of fourteen times while walking just once. While this is a similar showing to Drew Robinson, Garia doesn’t have the power numbers (no home runs, one rbi) or OBP (.203) that set Robinson apart. His main attribute, his speed, has been neutralized.

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Last season with Myrtle Beach (High-A), Garia hit .284 with 45 stolen bases. With Frisco he is four for six in stolen base attempts. While this may be one issue for Garia, the other could be how he is making his outs. In his professional career, he has averaged a 1.53 ground out to fly out ratio, meaning that he records most of his outs on the ground, which is good with his plus speed.

This season however, he is at a 1.16 ratio, which means that he’s flying out a lot more and unable to utilize his main asset.

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