Avisail Garcia, Jonathan Villar Change Agencies

White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia has changed representation, MLBTR's Tim Dierkes reports (on Twitter). MLBTR has also learned that Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar has switched agencies as well. Garcia, who had been represented by the Beverly Hills Sports Council, will now be represented by Octagon. Villar, formerly with Kinzer Management Group, is now represented by MDR Sports Management.

Both 22-year-olds saw their first significant taste of big league action in 2013. Garcia, the key component of Chicago's Jake Peavy trade, slashed .283/.309/.422 with seven homers in 256 plate appearances. Villar, one of the players Houston received from the Phillies in 2010's Hunter Pence trade, received 241 PAs and batted .243/.321/.319. While he showed very little power, Villar showcased his speed by swiping 18 bases in just 58 games.

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3 Comments on "Avisail Garcia, Jonathan Villar Change Agencies"

1 year 5 months ago

So, why do young players change agents like this? I’ve never quite understood that. Older players I kinda get, but younger players haven’t really been involved in much negotiations or anything, so why change?

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1 year 5 months ago

Its what all the cool kids are doing

1 year 5 months ago

One correction, Villar came in the Oswalt trade, not the Pence trade.