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 with Triple-A Rochester before being recalled on June 1...From that point through the end of the season, he led the Nationals in average (.275), hits (99), doubles (23) and RBI (45)…He was second on the club in extra-base hits (32) and slugging percentage (.408)...García’s 23 doubles were tied for 15th in the National League from June 1 through the end of the season...In his first 34 games after being called up, García hit .326/.333/.473 with 11 doubles, one triple, two homers, 14 RBI, one walk, one stolen base and 12 runs scored...Clubbed an eighth-inning, go-ahead, two-run homer on July 26 at Los Angeles (NL)...Transitioned from shortstop to second base when the Nationals acquired CJ Abrams from the San Diego Padres.
Enjoyed four Major League stints...Became Washington’s every day second baseman from July 29 through the end of the season... From Aug. 31 through the end of the season, he led the National League with 12 doubles...He was tied with Jose Altuve and Whit Merrifield for the Major League lead...He added a triple and three home runs during this stretch and was tied for ninth in the National League with 16 extra-base hits...García capped the 2021 season hitting .293 (17-for-58) with five doubles, one home run, 11 RBI, one walk and six runs scored across his last 15 games...He hit safely in 11 of the 15 games...Recorded his first career multi-HR game, Aug. 4 vs. Philadelphia...At 21 years, 80 days old, became the youngest player in MLB to have a two-homer game since Juan Soto (8/18, 2019 vs. MIL)... Hit .297/.318/.453 against left-handed pitchers in 2021...His career high 13 home runs with Triple-A Rochester were tied for first in Washington’s system at time of recall on July 29.
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.