Luis Victoriano García...Was born in New York...Moved to the Dominican Republic when he was three years old...Father, Luis García, is a former Major Leaguer...Was rated by Baseball America as the No. 3 prospect and as the No. 7 prospect by MLB.com in the 2016 international signing class...According to Baseball America, he was considered the “most exciting player” in the 2016 class.
Opened the season at the Alternate Training Site (Fredericksburg)...Joined Washington on Aug. 14 when his contract was selected between games of the doubleheader...Made his MLB debut that night and recorded his first MLB hit, a single off Tommy Milone...Ranked among National League rookies (min. 135 PA) in batting average (3rd, .276), slugging percentage (4th, .366) and OPS (4th, .668)...Hit his first MLB homer on Aug. 17 at Atlanta (Toussaint)...Hit game winning, 10th-inn., two-run homer, Sept. 16 at Tampa Bay Rays (Anderson)...In 17 games from Sept. 1-20, he hit .375 (21-for-56) with four doubles, one homer, six RBI, one walk and nine runs scored.
Spent the season with Double-A Harrisburg and led them with 129 games played, 135 hits, four triples (tied), 11 stolen bases and 66 runs scored... At 19 years old, was the youngest player in the Eastern League, where he ranked tied for second in hits and seventh in runs scored... From May 30 through the end of the season, he hit .282 with 17 doubles, three triples, four homers, 22 RBI and 43 runs scored in 81 games... Was selected by the Nationals as the Minor League Defensive Player of the Year.
Ranked fifth among Nationals farmhands, hitting .298 in 127 games between Single-A Hagerstown and Single-A Potomac...Was promoted to Potomac on July 4...At the time of his promotion, was leading Hagerstown with 31 RBI... Was selected to participate in the 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game...Was the youngest player in both the South Atlantic League (17 years old) and Carolina League (18 years old)...Following the season, was rated by Baseball America as the No. 3 prospect in the Carolina League and the No. 2 prospect in the South Atlantic League ...Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 6 prospect in Washington's system.