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Freddy Garcia

37-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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The Orioles virtually gave Garcia away to the Braves in late August, and the change of scenery did wonders for the 37-year-old right-hander. Garcia posted a 1.65 ERA and a 4.0 K/BB over six regular-se...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 250   DOB: 10/6/1976   BORN: Caracas, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Freddy Garcia Contract Information:

Agreed to a contract with the EDA Rhinos of China in April of 2014.

April 18, 2014  –  Freddy Garcia News

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Garcia has signed a deal with the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional Baseball League, SI.com reports.

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Freddy Garcia Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 28 MAJ CHA 33 33 0 228.0 225 98 26 146 60 14 8 0 3.87 1.25
2006 29 MAJ CHA 33 33 0 216.3 228 109 32 135 48 17 9 0 4.53 1.28
2007 30 R GCL 1 1 0 2.0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
2007 30 A CLE 2 2 0 6.3 5 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.95
2007 30 MAJ PHI 11 11 0 58.0 74 38 12 50 19 1 5 0 5.90 1.60
2008 31 A LAK 1 1 0 2.0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
2008 31 MAJ DET 3 3 0 15.0 11 7 3 12 6 1 1 0 4.20 1.13
2009 32 R BRI 2 2 0 11.0 6 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 1.64 0.55
2009 32 A KAN 1 1 0 3.0 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2009 32 MAJ CHA 9 9 0 56.0 56 27 4 37 12 3 4 0 4.34 1.21
2010 33 MAJ CWS 28 28 0 157.0 171 81 23 89 45 12 6 0 0 0 4.64 1.38
2011 34 AAA SCR 1 0 0 4.0 8 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.50 2.25
2011 34 MAJ NYY 26 25 0 146.7 152 59 16 96 45 12 8 0 0 0 3.62 1.34
2012 35 MAJ NYY 30 17 0 107.3 112 62 18 89 35 7 6 0 0 0 5.20 1.37
2013 36 AAA GWI 1 1 0 3.2 7 8 1 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 19.64 3.75
2013 36 AAA NOR 1 13 0 82.1 73 26 10 61 15 8 3 0 0 0 2.84 1.07
2013 36 MAJ ATL 6 3 0 27.3 23 5 2 20 5 1 2 0 0 0 1.65 1.02
2013 36 MAJ BAL 11 10 0 53.0 60 34 16 26 12 3 5 0 0 0 5.77 1.36
2013  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ ATL/BAL 17 13 0 80.3 83 39 18 46 17 4 7 0 0 0 4.37 1.24
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3-Year Averages     24 18 0 111.4 115 53 17 77 32 7 7 0 0 0 4.28 1.32
Career  (View All)     376 357 4 2,264.0 2,243 1,045 285 1,621 708 156 108 0 4.15 1.30

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Freddy Garcia Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20131691711446110.286
20122524123621509.282

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201316229639008.255
2012209481250809.256

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201349.0230299103.491.04
201245.3430331685.361.50

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201331.324017885.741.56
201262.03305619105.081.27
Freddy Garcia Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 28 MAJ CHA 33 33 228.0 5.76 2.37 2.43 1.03 72.2% 3.87 4.22 .286
2006 29 MAJ CHA 33 33 216.3 5.62 2.00 2.81 1.33 0.87 68.4% 4.53 4.56 .292
2007 30 R GCL 1 1 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 4.50 2.70 .355
2007 30 A CLE 2 2 6.3 11.37 1.42 8.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.15 .336
2007 30 MAJ PHI 11 11 58.0 7.76 2.95 2.63 1.86 0.95 67.9% 5.90 5.18 .353
2008 31 A LAK 1 1 2.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.70 .393
2008 31 MAJ DET 3 3 15.0 7.20 3.60 2.00 1.80 0.88 71.4% 88.9 MPH 4.20 5.44 .209
2009 32 R BRI 2 2 11.0 5.73 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 1.64 1.93 .200
2009 32 A KAN 1 1 3.0 9.00 3.00 3.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .268
2009 32 MAJ CHA 9 9 56.0 5.95 1.93 3.08 0.64 1.19 64.1% 88.3 MPH 4.34 3.47 .301
2010 33 MAJ CWS 28 28 157.0 5.10 2.58 1.98 1.32 1.16 69.9% 87.8 MPH 4.64 4.89 .295
2011 34 AAA SCR 1 0 4.0 0.00 2.25 0.00 2.25 87.5% 4.50 7.20 .383
2011 34 MAJ NYY 26 25 146.7 5.89 2.76 2.13 0.98 0.92 76.2% 87.2 MPH 3.62 4.29 .300
2012 35 MAJ NYY 30 17 107.3 7.46 2.93 2.54 1.51 1.13 65.9% 87.5 MPH 5.20 4.78 .306
2013 36 AAA GWI 1 1 3.2 2.81 14.06 0.20 2.81 36.4% 19.64 11.32 .428
2013 36 AAA NOR 1 13 82.1 6.69 1.64 4.07 1.10 79.5% 2.84 3.85 .270
2013 36 MAJ ATL 6 3 27.3 6.59 1.65 4.00 0.66 2.16 88.5% 87.5 MPH 1.65 3.24 .269
2013 36 MAJ BAL 11 10 53.0 4.42 2.04 2.17 2.72 1.10 67.9% 87.5 MPH 5.77 6.88 .263
2013  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ ATL/BAL 17 13 80.3 5.15 1.90 2.71 2.02 1.34 74.4% 87.5 MPH 4.37 5.62 .265
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3-Year Averages     24 18 111.4 6.22 2.58 2.41 1.37 72.3% 4.28 4.66 .292
Career     376 357 2,264.0 6.44 2.81 2.29 1.13 71.5% 4.15 4.37 .291

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Freddy Garcia: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Garcia will not make the Opening Day roster and has been released, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez would not commit to Garcia opening the season in the rotation, MLB.com reports.

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Garcia, who struggled in his start Thursday, is likely to begin the year in the Braves' rotation, according to the team's official site.

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Garcia said that he will not accept an assignment to the minor leagues if he fails to make Atlanta's Opening Day roster, MLB.com reports. "I told my agent, 'If I don't make the team, I'm going home,'" Garcia said. "I'm not going back to the minor leagues, like last year. I did it last year. But if I don't make the team, I'll go home and spend time with the family."

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Garcia signed a minor league contract with the Braves on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

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Garcia is scheduled to start Monday's Game 4 of the NLDS against the Dodgers, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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2014

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2013

After a surprising 2011 where he put up a 3.62 ERA in 25 starts, Garcia got off to a rough start in 2012 and never really recovered. Garcia split 2012 between the rotation and the bullpen, and while he pitched well in May and June, he blew up to the tune of an 8.49 ERA in September. It's conceivable that Garcia could latch on as a back-end starter somewhere, but he's too risky to have much value in all but the deepest of leagues.

2012

Garcia paired with Bartolo Colon to stabilize the Yankees' rotation in 2011, going 12-8 with a 3.62 ERA and a 1.343 WHIP. While Garcia doesn't have anywhere close to the velocity he once did, striking out just 96 batters in 2011, he's developed an offspeed arsenal that could line him up for similar success in 2012. The Yankees are clearly committed to keeping Garcia around, signing him to a $4.5 million contract in the offseason. Although he wasn't a disaster at home (3.98 ERA, 1.410 WHIP), the results away from Yankee Stadium (3.27 ERA, 1.278 WHIP) suggest that streaming him in road starts may be the best approach.

2011

2010 was Garcia's first full season since having reconstructive shoulder surgery at the end of the 2007 campaign. He threw 157 innings but his back began to give way in September. He had nine wins before the All-Star break, but those were accompanied by a mediocre 60:29 K:BB ratio. He only notched three more wins after the break, and he posted a not-so-flattering 1.376 WHIP in 157 innings. It's unlikely the White Sox will bring him back, so Garcia will be forced to fill the back end of a rotation elsewhere.

2010

After only throwing 73 MLB innings between 2007-08, Garcia proved himself to be a reliable back-of-the-rotation guy over the final month of 2009. Take away a shaky debut, and he posted a 3.83 ERA, .250 BAA and threw 65 percent of his pitches for strikes. His velocity seems to have gone kaput since the shoulder surgery, but he relied increasingly on his changeup and slider in place of a high-80s fastball.

2009

Garcia opted to wait to sign with a club last season until after he recovered from shoulder surgery rather than signing and rehabbing with a club as most injured pitchers do. Garcia was ready to pitch by late summer and signed on with the Tigers. He came back throwing in the mid-80s which is about where he was before surgery. Garcia made three starts for Detroit before some neck stiffness shut him down for the season. He'll try to win a spot at the back end of the Mets' rotation this spring, but may first need to build his strength back in the minors for a few weeks.

2008

Thought to be the missing piece for the rotation, Garcia went 1-5 with a 5.90 ERA in 11 starts before finally succumbing to right shoulder pain. He made his final start as a Phillie in June and had surgery in late August after rehabilitation didn't work. From his first appearance with the Phillies in spring training, Garcia clearly wasn't the same pitcher who won at least 16 games four times in his first eight seasons. He opened the year on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis and was simply damaged goods all year. The Phillies have no interest in brining him back for spring training after getting one win out of him for $10 million last season.

2007

Garcia had nothing to apologize for as a member of the White Sox, pitching every fifth game and keeping the team in most of them. He was 40-21 and moved his stretch of 200-inning seasons to seven straight. He won 17 games, third-best in the majors, and was among the American League leaders with an average of just two walks per nine innings. His strikeout rate isn't what it once was and he allowed a career-high 32 home runs in 2006. A fly-ball pitcher, Garcia may continue to struggle with the long ball after being traded to Philadelphia in exchange for Gavin Floyd and Gio Gonzalez.

2006

No longer asked to be an ace as he was in Seattle, and without the weight of being the big prize in the Randy Johnson deal on his shoulders, Garcia has settled in as just one middle of the rotation arm among many in Chicago. His strikeouts per nine innings continues to fluctuate (5.79 in '05, down from 7.89 after a 6.44 in 2003), though it's hard to say if that's a product of pitching coach Don Cooper's tutelage or something to worry about. A collapse seems just as likely as a breakout.

2005

Garcia turned his won-loss record around once he joined the White Sox, but gave up a lot more runs thanks to an increased home run rate. It's probably no fluke -- he's a fly ball pitcher who's traded Safeco for a much less forgiving home park. It might be too much to expect him to get his ERA below 4.00 in a Chicago uniform.

2004

Garcia's roller-coaster 2003 season was a disappointment to all involved. At times he looked like an All-Star (2.05 ERA in June, 1.97 ERA in September) and other times he looked destined for the bullpen (7.22 ERA in May, 9.45 ERA in July). Which Garcia will show up in 2004 is anyone's guess. He has the physical tools, but mentally he seems fragile. On the plus side, he'll probably be available late, so drafting him won't be a major gamble. And if he has a solid April, you can deal him before he implodes.

2003

Garcia's 2001 and 2002 seasons were almost mirror images of each other. His win totals were in the late teens, he started 30-plus games and had a good strikeout ratio. However in 2002, Garcia gave up almost twice as many home runs as he did the year prior, which was the main reason why he saw his ERA go from 3.05 to 4.39. During the season he may have been tipping his pitches, so Garcia will work on that problem this winter.