2022 Player Outlook
Injuries to and a trade of second base prospect Nick Madrigal thrust Garcia into a starting role at the keystone last year where he slashed .267/.335/.376 with five home runs, 54 RBI and six stolen bases. Nothing too exciting and nothing eye-popping from either a fantasy or reality standpoint, but the team rewarded him with a three-year deal to stay on. The new deal, however, does not mean they want him playing full-time and there is more than just a chance he slides back into his normal utility role once the team settles on a new face at second. He is not someone to target in fantasy leagues, so look elsewhere for your starter. Garcia is strictly bench-depth and injury protection.