A few years ago there was a popular ad campaign featuring the Most Interesting Man in the World. He would look straight into the camera and say, “I don’t always drink beer but when I do, I drink Dos Equis.”
Adolis Garcia is the Rangers equivalent. He is the Most Interesting Hitter on the Rangers Roster.
With a batting average in the .220s, and a bat that swings more wildly than a broken gate in a hurricane, Garcia doesn’t always make contact. But when he does, he makes it count.
If you look at most of his numbers, he’s an average hitter. In fact, last year, he was exactly that. Batted .243, on-base of .286, an OPS of .741 all added up to an OPS+ of 100. Major league average.
But he drove in 90 runs on the strength of 31 home runs. So many of those homers and RBIs came in key, game-winning moments. He was anything but average for the Rangers.
This year is pretty much the same. Batting .228, on-base of .267, OPS of .703. All of those are pretty mediocre. His OPS+ confirms that. It’s 102. Yet, he’s driven in 35 runs. That’s fifth highest in the American League.
Yesterday’s game was another Garcia moment. One hit in one at-bat. But it was the three-run homer that created the 3-2 win over the Mariners.
Adolis Garcia. The Most Interesting Man on the Rangers Roster.
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When he goes to Spain, the bulls run from him.
If he mispronounced your name, you would be compelled to change it.
Out of respect, bikers walk their motorcycles past his house.
When opportunity knocks at his door, it waits for him to get home.
His two cents is worth roughly $42.
Sharks have a week dedicated to him.
His landlord used him as a reference.
His passport needs to photo.
In his past life, he was himself.