Luis Garcia was your selection as the #5 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.
Garcia received 97 of the 222 votes cast (43.96%). Spencer Howard finished second with 80 votes, 36.04%. Nineteen guys shared the remaining 45 votes, none more than six.
The Phillies signed Luis Garcia as a 16-year-old, international free agent out of the Dominican Republic on July 2, 2017. He signed a future services contract and sat out the summer at the Phillies Dominican Training Facility.
Garcia began his professional career as a 17-year-old, switch hitting shortstop in the 2018 Gulf Coast League. He posted a league leading .369 batting average. His full slash was .369/.433/.488/.921. He also led the league with 62 hits and was fourth in runs scored with 33. In his 187 plate appearances, he walked 15 times (8.0%) and struck out just 21 times (11.2%). His first season culminated with his selection to the GCL Post Season All-Star team.
I expect the Phillies to jump him to Lakewood to start the 2019 season.
The poll for the #6 prospect will be posted in a separate thread.
Here are the complete results for the #5 poll.
|Enyel De Los Santos||4||1.80%|