"He's going to be a good player," Leyland said.
He noted Garcia's speed and talent, likening his personality to another player in the Tigers' clubhouse.
"His face is a lot like [Miguel] Cabrera," Leyland said. "He kind of lights up the room a little bit."
Garcia went 0-for-3 and started in right field Saturday, and he's 4-for-11 in six games since being recalled from Double-A Erie on Aug. 31.