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2003 Scouting Report: 2B, Danny Garcia

2B, Danny Garcia

The Mets drafted second baseman Daniel Garcia out of Pepperdine University on the 5th round of the June 2001 free agent draft. Garcia converted from center field to second in the 2000 Alaska Summer Baseball League because he doesn't project to have enough power to be a starting outfielder. He already is a very solid defensive player despite limited experience. Garcia is an advanced player who has moved quickly through the farm system.

Garcia developed experience with wooden bat in two summer leagues. Garcia is an accomplished bunter, hit and runs well, runs the bases well, can steal a base, and will break up double plays. He will draw enough walks to be a prototypical #2 hitter. Garcia's continued to make quick adjustments in 2003 as he did in the Florida State League in 2002. Garcia had excellent ratios in 2002: stolen base...

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