Texas Rangers: Watch El Bombi rob a home run from the Mariners
By Seth Carlson
Bombi giveth, Bombi taketh away.
Every Texas Rangers fan should be familiar with center fielder Adolis Garcia‘s power tool by now, but some may not know as much about his stellar defense.
Garcia is tremendous in the field, just as he has been at the plate, and his defensive acumen was on full display with this sensational home run robbery at Seattle!
The Texas Rangers have an elite defender patrolling center field in Adolis Garcia.
Mitch Haniger, the Mariners hitter at the plate during the scene of the crime, is one of Seattle’s better batters, possessing a plus power tool himself (13 home runs in 2021).
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Therefore, this isn’t just your ordinary home run robbery.
Not to mention, Garcia’s verticals must be insane, as center field at T-Mobile Park is 401 feet from home plate, the deepest part of the yard by a considerable margin.
The 28-year-old ranks highly in center according to defensive metrics, with an ultimate zone rating (UZR) of 1.1 and five defensive runs saved (DRS) at the position according to FanGraphs. Those marks are well above average among his peers and among baseball defenders in general.
That makes Adolis Garcia far from a one-trick pony.
Here’s another look at the home run robbery:
If you’re not paying attention to this Cuban phenom, it’s about time you took notice.
So good is El Bombi at defense that he actually rates as an above average glove at all three outfield spots in 2021. That’s pretty remarkable and a testament to his all-around athletic ability.
It doesn’t feel like a night goes by where Adolis Garcia isn’t making an impact on a game some way, some how. Now that’s what we call special!
And this magical home run robbery is just the latest addition to his standout highlight reel.