2023 Player Outlook
There’s no denying that it was a rough first year in Miami after a relatively big free-agent deal prior to 2022. In his 98 games with the Fish, he slashed just .224/.266/.317 with eight home runs, 35 RBI, 31 R, and four steals. Frankly, it’s a miracle that his stat line was as good as that with a career-high K-rate and career-low BB rate. Prior to last year, he’d posted 18-29 home runs a year and he should be back to that in 2023. Marlins Park isn’t that bad of a hitter’s park and now that he’s adjusted to his surroundings you should expect a bounce-back year from Garcia. A batting average in the .245-.255 range with 17-20 home runs and a handful of steals is reasonable for his 2023 campaign.