Know Your Garcias! Braves 2013 Edition

Braves Minor League Report: Monday

Monday, June 24, 2013 - by David Jenkins

The 2013 assortment of Garcias in the Atlanta Braves farm system is notably smaller in 2013

BRYAM GARCIA, RHP    5-10, 190

Signed as a free agent following the June, 2011 draft. Was one of the principal closers rfrsfor Danville in 2012 (0-1, 6 saves in 12 games).  He began the 2013 as the key set-up man for Rome and ended the frst half with a 5-0 record in 19 relief appearances and 32 stwrikeoputs in 31 innings.

A Puero Rico native, he attended Florida International University.

ERIC GARCIA, INF 5-11, 180

Drafted in the 20th round of the 2012 draft, his first full pro season has found him being named a South Atlantic League all-star after hitting .228 a year ago. This week, Eric was promoted from Rome to Lynchburg owning a .304 average after getting a late start to the season. The Braves 
utlized his versatility by playing him equally and short and second, but he logged time a third as well.

He bats left and is a grad of the University of Missouri.


Signed as an international free agent by scout Carlos Garcia, the Colombia native is slowly working his way through the chain. Two years in the DSL were followed by a 2012 with the Gulf Coast Braves, where he hit only .200-0-5 but stole 11 bases.  The righty hitter has moved to Danville in 2013, but will still be an occasional starter in platoon.

Actually hails from Cali, Colombia. Still only 21 years old.

CHRIS GARCIA, has been on the Lynchburg DL since April 2nd (no injury specified) after hitting 285 in Lynchburg as the team's everyday first baseman. He hit .383 in indy ball two seasons ago, leading to his pickup by the Braves. (thanks for the heads up, nsacpi).
Check out the epic GCL game today. Reed Harper, brother of Ryne Harper and both products of Austin Peay University (let's go Peay!) is looking like a steal, just as Ryne was.



Gwinnett, idle.


Pensacola 3, Mississippi (41-35) 2  
            Blown save wastes Atkins gem

SP: Atkins (2-1).7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER. 1 BB, 7 K.  LP: Lamm (BS, 3-3) 0.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K. 
Salcedo 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Brewer (PH) 1-1, R; Bethancourt 1-4, 2B, R; Pedroza 1-4, 2B; Russell/Jones 0-8, 6 K.


Wilmington 15, Lynchburg (37-36) 8 

LP:  Moore (7-6)  5 IP, 13, H, 8 ER, 1 BB, 3 K. Bullock 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K.
Moses (team debut) 1-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI, 2 E; Hefflinger 1-4, HR (20th), 6 RBI; Lipka 2-5, 2 R; Rohm 3-5, E. Garcia (team debut) 1-2, 2 R, 2 BB.


Kannapolis 6, Rome (37-37) 3

LP: L. Sims (2-3)  4.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K.
Elander 3-4, R (.320); Sanchez 2-4, RBI; Kalenkosky 1-4, RBI.


GCL Yankees 15, GCL Braves (1-2) 12   (14)

SP: F.Gonzalez 3.1 IP, 7 H, 2 ER(6R), 2 BB, 3 K. LP: Espinosa (1-1) 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.
Livesay 4-8, 2 2B, 2 R; V. Reyes 3-6, R, 3B, 4 RBI; Dodig 3-7, 2 2B, R, 3 RBI; Arno 1-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI; Sanchez 2-6, R, RBI; Reed Harper 2-4, R, RBI.

Danville (3-1) 9, Johnson City 2 

SP: Janas 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K. WP: Kimbrel (1-0) 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K.
Caratini 2-5, R, RBI (.400); De La Rosa 2-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI (.308); Lien 1-4, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI; Wren 2-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI, SB (.353); Piloto 1-4, R, RBI, BB.

DSL Braves (8-12)  10, DSL Blue Jays 6

SP: Santana 3 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K. WP: Falcone (3-0) 3 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K. Miranda (Save, 2) 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K.
Tielman 2-5, R, 2 RBI; Estevez 1-4, R, RBI; Willems 1-1, 2B, 2 R, RBI; Didder 1-2, 2 R.

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