Chris Crawford illustrates how Adolis Garcia's recent power surge and stolen bases increase his overall 5x5 category value in fantasy.
CHRIS CRAWFORD: Adolis Garcia was sensational in the first half of his rookie season with the Rangers. But came crashing down hard over the final months of the campaign. Enough so that he was basically considered a mid round-risk coming into drafts in 2022. There have been some ups and downs again this spring. But to say he's experiencing it up right now, is quite the understatement.
He homered in two of three games over the weekend against the Nationals. And the 29-year-old has posted an impressive slash in June of 314, 387, 537, with seven homers and six steals. The latter figure brings his total to 15 round trippers and 11th thefts. And he's challenging for back to back 30 homered 30 steals seasons. The strikes of Garcia are obvious. He's among the best in the sport at scoring up the baseball, with well above average speed, and impressive run pop.
The weaknesses are just as glaring, as he's allergic to walks, swings that way too many pitches outside of the strike zone, and will always be among the league leaders in strikeouts if he plays enough. You have to take a lot of bitter with the better with Garcia. But he's essentially confirmed he can help you win two categories, even if he might crush you in some others.