Luis Garcia is a Dominican American professional baseball infielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB).
His signing bonus in 2016 was $1.3 million, making him the second-highest-paid international player in that class after fellow Dominican shortstop Yasel Antuna. Garcia signed with the Nationals in 2016.
Before the 2017 season, Baseball America ranked Garcia as the Nationals’ seventh-best prospect. During the 2017 season, Garcia played both second base and shortstop for the Gulf Coast League Nationals, establishing the team’s double-play tandem with Antuna.
At.302, Garcia had the higher batting average of the two players during their 2017 campaigns.
Garcia made rapid progress in the 2018 season, rising from the Class-A Hagerstown Suns to the High-A Potomac Nationals during the course of the season.
He was also the youngest player and the first player born in the 2000s to be selected to the All-Star Futures Game in 2018, where he played for Team World against fellow Nationals infield prospect Carter Kieboom and the United States.
The Nationals invited Garcia, the league’s youngest player, to their 2019 spring training camp.
After playing for Surprise Saguaros, he was one of eleven Nationals prospects who played for Arizona Fall League champions Salt River Rafters on October 25, 2019.
Luis García Parents: Who Is Luis Rafael García?
As a shortstop, Luis Garcia’s father, Luis Rafael Garcia, played briefly for the Detroit Tigers in the 1999 season. There are no records of Luis Garcia’s mother.