No. 30: Red Sox outfield prospect Jhostynxon Garcia
Jhostynxon Garcia gets overshadowed by his younger brother (Johanfran, who you will see much later in this list). However, the elder Garcia brings a lot to the table, too.
He's more than a tough name to pronounce (Yos-TIN-son). Garcia slashed .230/.329/.374 with 14 doubles, six triples, and four home runs in Single-A. The right-handed hitter drove in 24 runs, scored 46 more, and stole nine bases in 73 games (265 at-bats).
He was slashing .173/.284/.204 heading into July 14. However, Garcia managed to go 44-for-167 (.263) with 11 doubles, six triples, and four home runs the rest of the way.
So, while the overall numbers don't jump out to you, it's important to remember two things.
First of all, Salem's ballpark does no favors for hitters. We saw players like Roman Anthony and Allan Castro have pedestrian slash lines before going to High-A and dominating.
Garcia is a decent hitter with a good approach at the plate. He had some fantastic at-bats near the top of the order, especially late in the season. A solid OBP will make up for the potential Ks.
Meanwhile, there's plenty of power in his bat. Six home runs may not highlight that fact, but remember, he's playing in Salem for the most part (Anthony had one home run in 158 ABs with Salem). Expect the (will be) 21-year-old to add more power as he matures and as he gets out of Salem.
Defensively, Garcia is a really solid outfielder. He made several great plays covering both centerfield and right field. His arm is slightly above average and will keep runners honest.
Garcia isn't a burner, but he has solid speed. There's enough there for him to cover decent ground in the outfield and swipe a few bags.
Don't let his younger brother steal the entire spotlight. The Boston Red Sox have an exciting prospect in Jhostynxon Garcia as well.