3. OF Avisail Garcia
Like Narvaez, Brewers outfielder Avisail Garcia has done well in putting a disappointing 2020 season behind him. It has been in the form of a somewhat up and down 2021 at times, but boy has this recent “up” been something to watch.
Garcia is currently slashing .244/.311/.453 for the 2021 season. He leads the team with 10 home runs and 31 RBIs. If recency bias has any added effect, though, it could provide him with the bump he needs to find his way into the All-Star conversation.
Coming off a slump to end April, Garcia was as hot as could be in the month of May. He finished the month slashing .291/.344/.570, led all National League outfielders with 20 RBIs and tied for second with seven homers.
It’ll take more than a strong May, though, to put Avisail Garcia in the All-Star game for the Brewers.
If one month were enough to put a player in the All-Star game, Garcia would be a shoe-in. His year-to-date run production numbers do play in his favor as well with his 31 RBIs tying him for fifth among NL outfielders and his 10 homers placing him sixth.
The other numbers make things look more bleak for Garcia. Both his .244 batting average and his .764 OPS to date in 2021 place him in the bottom third of NL outfielders who appear on this year’s All-Star ballot.
Perhaps if Garcia goes on a tear to start June that’s even a little hotter than his month of May, he can play his way into the All-Star conversation. But unless that happens, even reserve outfielder is out of the question, unless he gets an obscene amount of voting help.
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