Royals fans have big expectations for Maikel García in 2024 and he's off to a fiery start in offseason play, sparking a wild brawl after pimping a two-run go-ahead HR in the LVBP Gran Final Thursday night.
MLB stars like Yasiel Puig and former Royals' great Alcides Escobar were involved, and it was a dramatic scene that, in some circles, may spark confidence in the Royals' promising young prospect moving forward.
See what unfolded for yourself below.
WATCH: Royals' Maikel García Sparks Brawl With Game-Winning Home Run
This was a massive moment for García, delivering a huge moment with the game on the line.
While you can have your opinions on whether or not it was a wise decision to stunt following the home run, and I personally love it, Royals fans should be thrilled to see a young prospect deliver in the biggest of moments.
García broke out in a sense for the Royals in 2023, hitting .272 with 50 RBI and 23 stolen bases while emerging as a legitimate foundational piece for Kansas City moving forward.
If the Royals are going to compete for a division title this season, García's development will be a big reason why. He's a solid fielder and his base-running chops should excite fans. García had only four home runs last year, so if he's developed some power, Kansas City might have something here.
I'll be keeping a close eye on his development, and the Royals may be closer to competitive baseball than we think if García is going to take a big jump.
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