Adonis Garcia has been on a tear as of late for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders as he now has a 17-game hitting streak which is the longest streak this season in the International League. With the offensive surge, the Cuban native has seen his season-long average rise from .237 to .319. He is 28-for-66 (.424) during his hot hitting streak and is just two games shy of tying the franchise hit-streak record set by Todd Linden who hit in 19 consecutive games back in 2009.
Garcia was signed by the New York Yankees as a non-drafted free agent back in 2012. He won’t show up on the prospect map within the organization but he has shown he can handle the bat. He played in the Cuban National Series from 2004-11 until he defected from Cuba prior to signing with the Bombers. The 29-year-old is primarily a corner outfielder and has seen time in the infield throughout his career. Last season, he played in 50 games for the RailRiders posting a .256 average, hitting a trio of home runs and ten RBI while playing in all three outfield positions.
This year, Garcia has seen himself penciled into Dave Miley’s lineup card from the number two hitter to a middle of the order bat hitting third or cleanup with the absence of the team’s best bat Zoilo Almonte who is now in New York. No hitter is hotter than Garcia right now as the RailRiders needed to find a bat to fill the void of Almonte and Garcia has certainly provided the spark that is much needed.
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