Luis Garcia

Luis Garcia

35-Year-Old PitcherRP
San Diego Padres
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Garcia could be a candidate to factor into the closing picture for the Padres after he submitted a 3.24 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 34:8 K:BB in 33.1 innings for the Cardinals in 2021 before inking a two-year, $7 million deal with San Diego in free agency this winter. He will be opening the year on the injured list with what seems to be an oblique strain, so if any of Dinelson Lamet, Robert Suarez, Emilio Pagan or Pierce Johnson run with the closer's role, Garcia will be stuck pitching in the seventh and eighth innings. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
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$Signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Padres in December of 2021.
Picks up fifth hold
PSan Diego Padres
May 6, 2022
Garcia earned a hold Thursday against Miami, pitching a scoreless inning during which he allowed one hit.
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Starter Nick Martinez allowed only one run in seven frames, but the Padres held a narrow 2-1 lead when Garcia took over in the eighth. The right-hander allowed a two-out single to Jazz Chisholm and then saw Chisholm swipe second base, but Garcia retired Jesus Aguilar to end the threat and notch a hold. The reliever has allowed five runs over 8.2 innings this season, but only two of the runs have been earned. More promisingly, he has surrendered only five hits and posted a 6:0 K:BB.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
16
How many pitches does Luis Garcia generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Luis Garcia generally pitch?
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
2nd
 
 
 
3rd
 
 
 
4th
 
 
 
5th
 
 
 
6th
 
 
 
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8th
 
 
 
9th
 
Extra
 
 
 
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4th
 
 
 
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9th
 
Extra
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-41%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-47%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-57%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .293 92 24 9 24 5 0 3
Since 2020vs Right .172 140 32 10 22 3 0 0
2022vs Left .211 20 5 1 4 0 0 0
2022vs Right .226 32 6 1 7 0 0 0
2021vs Left .289 51 14 5 13 4 0 2
2021vs Right .152 84 20 3 12 2 0 0
2020vs Left .389 21 5 3 7 1 0 1
2020vs Right .167 24 6 6 3 1 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-83%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-61%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 6.28 1.43 28.2 1 3 1 9.4 4.1 0.6
Since 2020Away 1.05 0.94 25.2 1 2 1 9.1 2.1 0.4
2022Home 6.00 1.50 6.0 0 1 0 6.0 1.5 0.0
2022Away 0.00 0.60 6.2 1 1 0 9.5 1.4 0.0
2021Home 4.50 1.06 18.0 1 1 1 10.5 2.5 0.5
2021Away 1.76 0.91 15.1 0 0 1 7.6 1.8 0.6
2020Home 13.50 2.79 4.2 0 1 0 9.6 13.5 1.9
2020Away 0.00 1.64 3.2 0 1 0 14.7 4.9 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Luis Garcia compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
5.50
 
K/9
7.8
 
BB/9
1.4
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
97.8 mph
 
ERA
2.84
 
WHIP
1.03
 
BABIP
.308
 
GB/FB
2.88
 
Left On Base
46.2%
 
Exit Velocity
85.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.1%
 
Spin Rate
1949 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.6%
 
Swinging Strike
11.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After failing to make the team out of spring training, the 30-year-old Garcia was called up to the Phillies in mid-April and proceeded to have a breakout season, posting a 2.65 ERA in 71.1 innings. That ERA was helped somewhat by a lucky 5.7 percent HR/FB rate, but his strikeout rate (7.6 K/9) and walk rate (3.3 BB/9) were decent enough, while his groundball percentage of 56.3 percent was well above average. However, as a reliever with a short track record of success and limited strikeout ability, he carries risk. There's always the chance that Garcia returns to being his former self -- he put up ugly BB/9 rates of 6.61, 8.31, 5.00, and 4.70 from 2013 to 2016 -- and ends up relegated to a lesser role or out of the league entirely.
Garcia failed to win a bullpen spot last spring after spending the 2015 season as a key member of the Phillies' bullpen. He spent most of last season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, with occasional trips to the majors when the Phils needed a fresh arm in their bullpen. Garcia has strikeout stuff, but his issue has been, and remains, his inability to command his pitches. His walk rate is much too high for him to be an effective reliever in the majors. Now 30, Garcia is unlikely to suddenly figure out how to lower his walk rate. He will likely get future opportunities thanks to his excellent groundball rate, but he is best used in lower-leverage spots.
Garcia spent his first full season in the majors last year as a 28-year-old. He had been up and down between Triple-A and the majors the past few seasons primarily because of his difficulties commanding his stuff. Walks continued to be an issue for Garcia last season, but he was able to work around them thanks to a solid strikeout rate and an excellent groundball rate. He finished the year working as the primary setup option to closer Ken Giles and will likely open the year back in that role, even with Giles shipped to Houston.
Garcia was outstanding for Triple-A Lehigh Valley last season with a 0.96 ERA and a 52:16 K:BB ratio in 46.2 innings. Unfortunately, his success did not translate to the majors when he was given an opportunity. His command abandoned him and he walked 13 in just 14 innings with the Phillies. He had similar problems when he was given a look in 2013 as well. Garcia's mid-90s fastball makes him intriguing, but until he shows he can command it in the majors he will be seen as nothing more than a Quad-A reliever.
Garcia was a surprise addition to the Phillies' bullpen last season. The 27-year-old righty spent 2012 playing in an independent league and was pitching well as he worked his way up the ladder in the Phillies' minor league system last year when he got the call to the majors in July. Garcia has a mid-90s fastball that he complements with a slider and cutter. His 3.73 ERA with the Phillies looks good, but his 23:23 K:BB ratio in 31.1 innings is a major red flag. If Garcia wants to have any chance of sticking in the majors, the walk rate will have to come down significantly. He'll get an opportunity to compete for a middle relief job this spring.
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Reinstated from IL
PSan Diego Padres
April 16, 2022
The Padres reinstated Garcia (oblique) from the injured list Friday, and he allowed one hit and no runs over two-thirds of an inning in the team's loss to Atlanta.
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Begins rehab assignment
PSan Diego Padres
Oblique
April 12, 2022
Garcia (oblique) pitched a scoreless inning for Low-A Lake Elsinore on Saturday, allowing one hit and striking out one.
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Goes on IL
PSan Diego Padres
Oblique
April 7, 2022
The Padres placed Garcia on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a right oblique strain.
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Expected to begin season on IL
PSan Diego Padres
Side
March 28, 2022
Garcia is expected to begin the season on the 10-day injured list while he contends with a side injury that first surfaced during his Cactus League debut March 21, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
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Lands with Padres
PSan Diego Padres
December 1, 2021
Garcia signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Padres on Wednesday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
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