Willy Garcia hit his 15th homer of the season on Thursday, which leaves him one behind JaCoby Jones for the most among Pirates minor leaguers. Garcia is on an impressive 11-game hit streak that has seen him raise his average to .273 and get his OPS up to the .800 mark. What makes the streak even more impressive is that he is still having his strikeout/plate patience issues. During the streak he has just one walk and 12 strikeouts. On the year, he has 14 walks and 117 strikeouts, which is the highest total among Pirates players and those strikeouts were amassed in just 344 at-bats.
That 14/117 ratio and his 32% strikeout rate are numbers that suggest that he's been "luckier" this year. His BABIP is .366 this season, well above his career average of .332 which includes this year in it. It...
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