As 2014 is coming to a close, one prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor league system is progressing as well as any player within the organization.

Right fielder Willy Garcia, just 21 years old and playing in his first full season for the Double-A Altoona Curve, has taken major strides this season defensively, as well as in the batter’s box.

Willy Garcia is known for his power potential, demonstrated by his 50 extra base hits, including 18 home runs, 27 doubles and 5 triples so far this season. Despite his raw power abilities, Garcia has always struggled with his discipline at the plate, and has trouble working deep into counts. In 2013 he finished with a 32% strike-out rate in High-A Bradenton. Through the first two months of the 2014 season, Garcia struggled at the plate, posti...

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