The Nationals are down in West Palm Beach for spring training as they get ready for the 2020 MLB season, and Luis Garcia had a big moment in their win on 6-3 loss on Saturday.
Garcia, the team's number two prospect, hit a two-run homer, a moment that the Nationals' official account used to draw comparisons to one of the team's biggest stars.
The Nationals signed Garcia for $1.3 million in July 2016 and he has been making his way through the team's farm system since.
Garcia and Carter Kieboom represented the Nationals at the Futures Game in Nationals Park during All-Star Weekend in 2018.
Garcia spoke with NBC Sports Washington's Todd Dybas during spring training last season, and he made it clear which player he wants to emulate.
“I was very, very excited to be part of that event and enjoy the whole scenery,” Garcia told NBC Sports Washington through interpreter Octavio Martinez. “I enjoyed the moment and the fact that I was able to partake in the clubhouse and everything, the clubhouse of the big-league team I played for. So that was very exciting. And I just told myself that one day, hopefully, I can be the next Juan Soto and just do it every day and be contributing here and helping the team.”
Garcia hit .257/.280/.337 with four homers, four triples and 22 doubles in 129 games with the Double-A Harrisburg Senators in 2019.
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