Jose Adolis García…he and his wife, Yasmarys, have a son, Chris Jason (6/6/17)…has an older brother, Adonis, who played infield for the Atlanta Braves (2015-17)…nickname is “El Bombi”…is close friends with Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena…the pair, who finished first (Arozarena) and fourth (García) in the 2021 BBWAA Rookie of the Year voting, both grew up in Cuba and were roommates during Cardinals spring training in 2017…after winning the award, Arozarena credited García for his support during their respective careers and publicly “shared” the honor with him.
Compiled a .243/.286/.454/.741 slash line with 31 HR and 90 RBI over 149 G for Texas in his first full Major League season…led the Rangers in HR, RBI, 2B (26), R (77), TB (264)… began the season at the Alternate Training Site and was on the taxi squad for the club’s first two road trips before his contract was selected on 4/13 when 1B/OF Ronald Guzmán suffered a right knee injury…appeared in 149 of the team’s final 152 G from 4/13- end of season, incl. 89 straight from 4/13-7/24 and 126 of 127 team games from 4/13-9/6…batted .270/.312/.527/.840 with 22 HR and 62 RBI over 80 G in the season’s 1st ‘half’ leading up to his 1st career All-Star Game before batting .211/.256/.370/.627 with 9 HR and 28 RBI over 69 G in the 2nd ‘half’…team-high 194 strikeouts were 3rd-most in MLB…made 147 starts in CF (76), RF (50), DH (13), and LF (8)…was designated for assignment just before spring training on 2/10 when the club formally signed RHP Mike Foltynewicz, cleared outright waivers, and invited to Major League camp as a non-roster invitee.
Appeared in three games (two starts) during lone stint with Texas from 7/28-8/9, going 0-for-6 with four strikeouts at the plate...became the 1st Cuban-born player to appear for the Rangers since OF Leonys Martín (2011-15)…saw action in 15 Cactus League contests prior to the COVID-19 shutdown in March, slashing .304/.320/.696/1.016 (7-23) with three home runs and seven RBI…was added to Texas’ 60-man Club Player Pool on 6/28 and participated in Summer Camp workouts and scrimmages at Globe Life Field…connected for 4 home runs during those instrasquads, one shy of tying Rougned Odor (5 HR) for the camp lead…assigned to Alternate Training Site on 7/23, one day before Opening Day, where he spent almost the entirety of the regular season.
Spent his 3rd U.S. season at Triple-A Memphis, batting .253/.301/.517/.818 with 32 HR, 96 RBI, and 96 R over 132G…ranked among Pacific Coast League leaders in HR (8th), R (8th), and RBI (10th)…over his final 44 G after the AS break (beg. 7/11): .296/.355/.691/1.046 (45-152) with 16 HR, 40 RBI, and 40 R…of his 4 multi-HR games in '19, 3 came in a span of 5 contests from 7/15-21: 7/15 at Round Rock, 7/19 at Omaha, 7/21 at Omaha, and also 8/25 vs. Omaha…put up season-best 8 RBI in the 7/21 game, including a grand slam…posted similar slash lines against both RHP (.249/.300/.518/.819) and LHP (.266/.304/.514/.818)…season highs in hits (4) and runs (4) on 8/9 at Sacramento…played 17 games for Gigantes in the Dominican Winter League over the offseason…was designated for assignment by the Cardinals on 12/18 and acquired by Texas in a 12/21 trade in exchange for cash considerations.
Purchased from Memphis (AAA) on 8/6 when Tyler O'Neill was placed on the disabled list...Played in 21 games for St. Louis with two starts (8/8 at MIA & 8/11 at KC)...Made his Major League debut at MIA (8/8) starting in centerfield and went 0-for-4; was the 7th Cardinal to make his MLB debut in 2018...Recorded his first Major League hit at KC (8/10), an 8th inning single off Jason Adam...Recorded his first career MLB RBI and double 9/11 vs. PIT in pinch-hit appearance...Was recalled from Memphis (AAA) for the rest of the MLB season on 8/29, appearing in 15 games...Batted .256 (104-406) with 22 HR, 71 RBI, 25 doubles, 10 stolen bases in 112 games for Memphis...Ranked among Cardinals minor league players in home runs (22, 3rd), RBI (71, T-3rd), runs (62, T-10th), doubles (25, 6th) and slugging pct (.500, 10th)...Finished the season ranking T-10th in the Pacific Coast League in home runs (22)...His 14 outfield assists ranked 2nd in the PCL...Had a historic game at Salt Lake (7/26) going 3-for-4 with 3 HR and 8 RBI, totaling 12 bases, including a grand slam in the 6th inning...Posted two multi-HR games (7/26 at Salt Lake [3 HR] & 8/1 vs. Sacramento [2 HR])...Put together a 14-game hit streak for Memphis from 7/208/4, batting .419 (26-62) with 9 HR and 23 RBI during the stretch...Named Minor League Baseball and Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month for July...Named PCL Player of the Week (7/23-7/29)...Rated as having the "Best Outfield Arm" and "Best Athlete" by Baseball America's Best Tools survey.
Signed by the Cardinals as a minor league free agent, February 24, 2017 and received an invitation to Major League Spring Training... Named a Texas League Mid-Season All-Star, but did not play in the game... Batted a combined .290 with 15 home runs, 65 RBI, 34 double and 15 stolen bases over 124 games in his first professional season in the USA between Springfield (AA) and Memphis (AAA)... Led all Cardinals minor leaguers with 34 doubles and ranked among the Top 10 in hits (129, 4th), runs (64, 8th), home runs (15, T-7th), RBI (65, 5th), stolen bases (15, T-7th) and slugging percentage (.476, 5th). Posted 34 multi-hit games and five games with two or more doubles... Played in 10 postseason games during the Pacific Coast League playoffs batting .359 (14-39) with five doubles, three home runs, six RBI and eight runs scored. Led all postseason players in hits (14) and tied for the lead in extra base hits (8)... Hit a two-out, two-run walk-off home run off Eric Yardley in the bottom of the 11th inning of Game 2 of the Pacific Coast League championship series vs. El Paso (9/14) to break a scoreless tie and give the Redbrids a 2-0 series lead... Tallied two multi-home run games in Springfield (8/11 at Corpus Christi & 8/28 vs. Tulsa)... Homered in consecutive games twice (5/21-22 vs. NW Arkansas & 8/10-11 at San Antonio & Corpus Christi 2 HR)... Recorded a season-high three doubles and tied his season high (also 7/4 at Round Rock) with four hits vs. Corpus Christi (8/20)... Rated as the "Best Outfield Arm" in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America.