Fantasy Spin: White Sox OF Avisail Garcia Placed on Disabled List

By Matt Johnson on Tuesday, April 24th 2018
Fantasy Spin: White Sox OF Avisail Garcia Placed on Disabled List

After suffering a hamstring injury in Monday's game, Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia will be placed on the disabled list Tuesday. In his place, the team called up outfielder Daniel Palka from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move.

Garcia, who last season broke out with a .330/.380/.506 slash line, .375 wOBA, 137 wRC+ and 18 home runs, is off to a dreadful start in his 2018 season.

In 76 plate appearances, the 26-year-old corner outfielder has yet to draw a walk. Meanwhile, Garcia has struck out 17 times and has just three extra-base hits on the season. His batting average on balls in play, which last season sat at an uncharacteristically high .392, is down to a .286 BABIP this season.

When Garcia returns, fantasy owners have to be concerned over the complete absence in walks. Even when Garcia's BABIP rises closer to the .300-mark, though his career lines are an indicator it may not surpass .310, a sub-.250 batting average and an OBP under .300 with limited power and stolen bases is very concerning.

Garcia is still worth stashing on the DL, if your season-long league carries DL spots, but any hopes of repeating his 2017 statistics should be long gone.

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