Garcia Arrieta José Adolis formerly played for the St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Yomiuri Giants in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).
The league announced this morning that Texas Rangers rookie sensation Adolis Garcia has been selected as one of nine finalists for the three American League starting outfield berths in this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
With 879,989 votes in the “Phase 1” fan voting, Garcia was rated fifth among AL outfielders, just 11,533 votes behind Houston’s Michael Brantley in fourth place.
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees, and Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins, who are experiencing a breakout year, were the top three vote-getters.
Teoscar Hernandez of Toronto, Baltimore’s Cedric Mullins, Boston’s Alex Verdugo, and Toronto’s Randal Grichuk are the other four finalists with the sixth through ninth highest vote totals.
Garcia was hitting .275 with 20 home runs and 54 RBI in 67 games as of Sunday. He leads all Major League rookies in all three categories, including homers (T3rd), RBI (T4th), and slugging (8th,.543).
Before the All-Star break, he became the first Rangers rookie to hit 20 home runs.
How Much Does Adolis García Make?
Adolis García makes an annual average salary of $714,000.