Mets Add Another First Baseman To The Farm System

By David Conde

February 7, 2014 5 Comments

The Mets signed 1B Chris Garcia to a minor league contract. Garcia announced on his Twitter page that he is now a NY Met.

Garcia,26, is entering his seventh season in pro baseball, and is a career .330 hitter, with 50 HR’s, and 320 RBI’s. The Brooklyn, New York native, who attended Xaverian High School, missed the entire 2013 season due to injury, but batted .285/.408/.431 in 411 AB with the Single-A affiliate of the Braves in 2012.

Another young talented minor leaguer to develop in the Mets farm system. Looking forward to watching his development.

Welcome to the Mets!

(Photo: Chris Garcia Twitter Page @ChrisGarcia2424)

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  • paqza

    What happened to him between 2007 and 2010? He only played 42 games in ’07, his first year as a professional, 40 in 2008, and then he disappeared completely until 2011. He’s hit wherever he’s played but he hasn’t played very much at all. I imagine we’d want him to start at AA due to his age, although Jayce Boyd should have 1B locked down in Binghamton.

  • Guest

    Paqza, based on the stats on his baseball reference page, in 2008 he was with the Angels organization, then from 2009-2010 he played Independent baseball, then was picked up by the Braves and played for the 2011-2012 season.

  • David Conde

    Paqza, from what I can see, and based on the stats on his baseball reference page, in 2008 he was with the Angels organization, then from 2009-2010 he played Independent baseball, then was picked up by the Braves and played for the 2011-2012 season.

  • paqza

    Thanks for the info – any idea on which level he’d start at?

  • David Conde

    Not sure yet, will probably determine where the need is at. I would say AA then if he progresses maybe AAA. But Las Vegas will have a slew of First baseman competing for the opportunity to play.