Mets prospect Eudor Garcia has received an 80-game suspension after testing positive for banned substances bumetanide and furosemide. Garcia, a left-handed power hitter who plays third base, hit .296/.340/.442 with nine home runs over 492 plate appearances for Single-A Savannah in 2015.
In 160 career minor league games, Garcia has hit .285/.336/.410 with 11 home runs over 655 plate appearances. The promising 21-year-old was the Mets' fourth round pick in the 2014 draft.
Garcia recently came in at #18 on Amazin' Avenue's list of the Mets' top 25 prospects for 2016. Greg Karam wrote:
"It was an impressive season at the plate for Garcia, who hit nine home runs despite playing half his home games in a park that typically suppresses left-handed power. And it's a good thing, too, because the bat is the carrying tool for his profile. The reports on his glove at third are not pretty, and he spent 20 of 104 games as a designated hitter last year. Despite talk of his ending up in left field, his ultimate position may end up across the diamond on account of his 20-grade foot speed. Still, though, that's an impressive triple slash for Savannah, and it places him firmly in our top 20."