Married Aura Furcal … has one daughter: Leila...Twitter: @leurygarcia1 … attended Liceo Ercilia Pepin School in San Francisco de Macoris, D.R.
Appeared in 87 games in his fifth season with the White Sox… recorded career highs in virtually every offensive category...Was on the disabled list twice during the season due to a sprained finger on his left hand and a sprained right thumb...Played the following positions: 51 games (47 starts) in center field, 24 (21) in left, six (six) in right, three (two) at second base and two (two) at shortstop … committed just four errors...Batted .302/.341/.349 with zero home runs vs. left-handers, compared to .257/.306/.453 with nine homers vs. righties... Went 12-35 (.343) with RISP/two outs … hit .265 (43-162) with 10 doubles, two triples, five homers, 19 RBI and six walks as the White Sox leadoff hitter (40 games)...Joined Willy García (left field) and Avisaíl García (right field) as the starting outfield on 4/14 at Minnesota, marking the first time in MLB history a starting outfield included three players with the exact same last name (Elias)...Matched his career high with three hits and scored twice on 4/24 vs. Kansas City … added three hits and two RBI on 4/25 vs. the Royals, marking the first time in his career he recorded consecutive three-hit efforts...Hit his second homer of the season on 4/26 vs. Kansas City… marked his second home run in a span of seven games after hitting two in his first 165 career games from 2013-2017...Hit safely in a career-high nine straight games from 5/5-16, batting .405 (15-37) with two doubles, two home runs, seven RBI and eight runs scored (five multihit efforts)... Recorded his first career multihomer game and matched his career high with three hits on 5/12 vs. San Diego...Had his hitting streak snapped on 5/17 at Los Angeles-AL...Drove in Chicago's only run with a solo homer, his fifth of the season, on 5/22 at Arizona... connected on his sixth home run on 5/24 at the Diamondbacks...Matched his career high with three RBI on 6/2 at Detroit...Was placed on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to 6/16) on 6/19 with a sprained finger on his left hand … made three rehab appearances between the Arizona Rookie League White Sox and Class AAA Charlotte before being returned from the assignment and reinstated from the disabled list on 7/30...Made the start as the leadoff hitter and in left field on 7/30 vs. Cleveland … hit a game-tying, solo homer in the sixth...Hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh on 8/12 vs. Kansas City … the Sox lost, 5-4, following Melky Cabrera's two-run home run in the eighth...Connected on his first career leadoff home run on 8/16 at the Dodgers … the first-pitch homer off Yu Darvish followed Tim Anderson's leadoff homer on the first pitch of the game on 8/15 at Dodger Stadium … marked the first time in White Sox history they recorded consecutive leadoff homers on the first pitch...Connected on his ninth homer on 8/23 vs. Minnesota...Was placed on the disabled list on 9/2 with a sprained right thumb and missed the remainder of the season.
Spent most of the season with Class AAA Charlotte but played with the White Sox in September. Appeared in 16 games in center field, including 14 starts … hit .234 (11-47) with a double, triple, home run, five RBI and five runs scored as a starter. Was recalled from Charlotte on 9/6 and made his season debut that night as the starting center fielder vs. Detroit (0-3). Started each of the White Sox last nine games from 9/24-10/2 … hit a triple and his second career home run and drove in three runs on 9/27 vs. Tampa Bay. Ranked among the Charlotte leaders in triples (1st, 4), runs scored (1st, 45), hits, (2nd, 97), average (2nd, .313), on-base percentage (2nd, .367) and stolen bases (2nd, 18). Was named an International League midseason All-Star but did not play in the game at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Hit .319/.386/.444 vs. right-handers and .298/.320/.383 vs. left-handers … batted .383 (18-47) with two doubles, seven RBI and a .412 on-base percentage over 15 June games. Hit his first home run of the season and recorded three RBI on 4/24 at Toledo … registered four hits on 5/12 at Norfolk. Recorded three straight multihit efforts from 5/21-26 …owned 10-game hitting streaks from 6/14-28 and 8/10-19. Drove in a season-high six runs on 8/25 vs. Durham … hit safely in each of his last five games with the Knights from 9/1-5. Played in 30 games for Cibao in the Dominican Winter League, hitting .266 (29-109) with five doubles, three triples, eight RBI and seven stolen bases.
Appeared in 17 games (three stints) with the White Sox … played four games in center field, two in left, three at shortstop, two at second base and one at pitcher … was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte three times: 7/23, 8/2 and 9/1. Made his second career pitching appearance on 4/16 vs. Oakland, allowing one hit with one strikeout (Jason Pridie) over 1.0 scoreless IP … became the first White Sox position player to pitch twice with the club since Wayne Nordhagen in 1979. ... Alexei Ramirez pitched the ninth inning vs. the Athletics, marking the second time in franchise history two position players pitched in the same game (Elias) … Frank Isbell and Sam Mertes pitched on 9/28-2/1902 vs. the St. Louis Browns. ... Hit a game-ending single in the bottom of the ninth on 10/3 vs. Detroit (second career game-ending hit, 7/2/14 vs. LAA). ... Ranked third in the International League in steals (30). ... Hit .333 (45-135) vs. left-handers, .327 (32-98) in the second half and .330 (58-176) at home. ... Eclipsed the .300 mark in three different months (.330 in May, .324 in July and .310 in August) … recorded three seven-game hitting streaks: 4/21-29, 6/3-9 and 7/16-22. ... Recorded four-hit efforts on 5/2 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 5/19 at Scranton and 5/29 vs. Lehigh Valley … hit his first homer (three-run shot) on 5/26 vs. Columbus. ... Hit safely in seven of his last eight games with the Knights. ... Connected on a game-tying, inside-the-park home run for the Dominican Republic during the Caribbean World Series
Spent his first full season in the major leagues...Appeared in 15 games (11 starts) at third base, 14 (11) at second, 14 (eight) in center field, nine (three) at shortstop, three (none) in right, two (one) in left and one game at pitcher...Ranked fourth on the club with 11 stolen bases … entered 18 games as a pinch runner, scoring four runs with seven steals...Hit .269 (7-26) in April (.143 over the remainder of 2014)...Scored the game-ending run on a wild pitch on 4/2 vs. Minnesota after reaching base on a bunt single...Suffered the loss in his first career pitching appearance on 4/16 vs. Boston (2 ER/1.0 IP) … retired the first two batters in the 14th inning before walking consecutive hitters and surrendering a game-winning, two-run double to Jackie Bradley Jr...Was the first White Sox position player to pitch since Casper Wells on 6/28/13 vs. Cleveland...Went 2-3 on 6/4 at Los Angeles-NL, including his first career home run, a solo shot off Josh Beckett...Connected on a game-ending, RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning on 7/2 vs. the Angels...Recorded a RBI in three straight games from 7/11-13...Started five straight games from 8/5-9 (three in center and one each at second and third)...Played for Puerto Rico in the Caribbean World Series.
Spent time with Texas, Class AAA Round Rock, Class AAA Charlotte and the White Sox … made the Rangers Opening Day roster … appeared in 12 games at second base (nine starts), four at shortstop (two) and four at third (two) … made his major-league debut on 4/6 vs. Los Angeles-AL … recorded his first hit on 4/13 at Seattle (off Joe Saunders) and his first triple on 4/14 at Seattle … went 3-6 with four runs scored and a stolen base on 5/12 at Houston … was optioned to Round Rock on 6/15 … played 42 games at shortstop and five in center field with the Express … was acquired by the White Sox on 8/11 as the player to be named later to complete the 8/9 trade that sent outfielder Alex Rios and cash considerations to Texas … was optioned to Charlotte and recalled by the Sox on 8/22 … appeared in 18 games with the White Sox, including six starts at second base, four in center field and two at shortstop … led off six times … recorded a pinch-hit single in his White Sox debut on 8/23 vs. Texas … made his first start as the second baseman on 8/27 vs. Houston … matched his season high with three hits on 9/11 vs. Detroit … hit safely in three straight games from 9/18-25 … threw out Oswaldo Arcia from shallow right field on 9/18 vs. Minnesota … hit a combined .265 (59-223) with four triples, four home runs, 20 RBI, 15 stolen bases and 34 runs scored in 55 games between Round Rock and Charlotte … hit leadoff 46 times with Round Rock … batted .317 (19-60) with two home runs and 14 RBI in June … hit safely in six of his eight games with the Knights … entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 20 Prospect, Fastest Baserunner and Best Infield Arm in the Texas organization … played with Cibao in the Dominican Winter League … made one appearance (0-1) as a pinch hitter for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.
Spent full season with Frisco...selected as the fastest baserunner and best infield arm in the organization by Baseball America...ranked among the Texas League leaders in triples (2nd, 11) and stolen bases (5th, 31)...shuffled between second base and shortstop, while also starting 4 games in center field...batted .317 (33-104) against left-handers and .282 (77-273) versus right-handed pitchers...hit .309 (21-68) with 2 doubles, 3 triples, 2 RBI, and 6 runs over first 18 games...was on the disabled list from April 27-May 23 with a hip strain...batted .342 (13-38) with a double, 2 triples, home run, and 7 RBI over first 9 games upon activation from disabled list...hit just .223 (23-103) over 25 games in June, the lone month with a sub-.300 average...batted .314 (58-185) with 6 doubles, 5 triples, a home run, 16 RBI, and 33 runs following the All-Star break...closed out the season with a .366 average (26-71) over final 22 games...batted .226 (7-31) with 2 doubles, a home run, and 3 RBI over 7 games during the Texas League playoffs...hit a 10th inning, walk-off home run in Game 2 of the South Division Championship Series against Corpus Christi...WINTER BALL: Played 37 games for Cibao in the Dominican Winter League, batting .285 (41-144) with 5 doubles, a triple, 2 home runs, and 10 RBI...batted .354 (23-65) with 11 runs, 3 doubles, a triple, and 9 RBI over 18 games during the DWL playoffs...ranked among the playoff leaders in OBP (2nd), batting (3rd), hits (T4th), and runs (T4th)...last game was Jan. 22.
Spent entire season with Myrtle Beach...tabbed the 11thbest prospect in the Texas organization following the season...named the 16th-best prospect and fastest baserunner in the Carolina League by Baseball America...tied for the 6th-most stolen bases (30) on the circuit...selected as the Carolina League's Topps Player of the Month for June, batting .342 (38-111) with 2 home runs, 14 RBI, and a league-best 10 stolen bases...was on disabled list, August 15-29, with sprained shoulder...hit .316 (6-19) over 4 games during the CL playoffs...batted .361 (30-83) with 6 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, and 12 RBI in 20 games for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League...finished among the AFL leaders in batting (5th) and stolen bases (T6th, 7).
Spent the entire season with Hickory...tallied the most stolen bases among Texas minor leaguers and the 4thmost in the South Atlantic League despite missing over a month due to injury...was successful on 47-of-56 (83.9%) stolen base attempts...batted .299 (29-97) against lefties and .248 (65-262) vs. right-handers...hit .255 (67-263) prior to the All-Star break and .281 (27-96) following the break, including .309 (21-68) over 18 games in August...placed on the disabled list June 27 with a right shoulder strain...went 1-for-3 with a double in rehab assignment with AZL Rangers on July 8 at AZL Indians, but re-aggravated injured shoulder...batted .533 (8-15) with a double and 2 RBI in 2nd rehab assignment with AZL Rangers from August 4-9...activated from disabled list on August 10.
Spent entire campaign with Hickory...voted as the "Top Defensive Shortstop" in the South Atlantic League by Baseball America...recorded at least one hit in each of his first 8 games with the Crawdads, batting .310 (9-29)...hit .355 (22-62) from June 7-July 1, raising season average from .196 to .283.
Spent entire first professional season with AZL Rangers.