Frank Garces
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  Foreign
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Frank Garces in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor league deal with the Marlins in November of 2016.
Signs minor league deal with Marlins
PMiami Marlins  F
November 17, 2016
Garces has signed a minor league contract with the Marlins that includes an invite to spring training, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.
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The Marlins need left-handed relief depth, and they have addressed that by signing Garces, along with two other unheralded southpaws, to a minor league deal. If he makes the team out of spring training he will work predominantly in low-leverage situations.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
2015
Garces made the Opening Day roster as the Padres' lone left-handed specialist, but command issues and an inability to keep runners off base resulted in him going back-and-forth between Triple-A El Paso and the major league roster. He underwhelmed in several areas, especially K/BB (1.32) and was also susceptible to the home run ball, giving up nine in 38 innings. Garces is unable to generate swing-and-miss stuff with his small frame (5-foot-11, 174 pounds), averaging just 90.9 mph on his fastball. The Padres declined to tender him a contract this offseason, making him a free agent. Given that he is a left-hander, he could catch on with another club as a lefty specialist in low-leverage situations, but any fantasy value will be minimal.
Garces spent most of the year dominating left-handed hitters at Double-A San Antonio, holding them to just two runs and a .124 batting average over 27.1 innings (0.66 ERA). He was certainly no slouch against right-handers, either, with a .240 BAA and 47:11 K:BB over 38 innings, but something strange happened in his time with the big club in the second half of the season. Garces posted a reverse platoon split, allowing a .250/.308/.458 batting line to left-handed hitters and a .182/.182/.273 line to right-handers, but it was a very small sample (nine innings) and Garces was still missing bats at a strong clip while limiting the free passes. He also recorded his first three career holds in the final two weeks of September, perhaps foreshadowing a prominent role toward the back-end of the bullpen in 2015. Alex Torres has likely earned the right to open the year as the top left-handed setup man to begin the year, but he struggled down the stretch and if the issues carry over into Cactus League play, Garces could usurp him for the job.
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PSan Diego Padres  F
June 10, 2016
Garces has been moved to a starting role at Triple-A El Paso, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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PSan Diego Padres  F
April 8, 2016
Garces threw 2.1 innings of relief Thursday, allowing three hits, three earned runs and walking one, while striking out three in Triple-A El Paso’s 8-0 loss to Reno.
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PSan Diego Padres  F
February 17, 2016
Garces signed a minor league contract with the Padres that includes an invite to major league spring training.
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PFree Agent  F
December 3, 2015
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PSan Diego Padres  F
September 3, 2015
Garces was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Thursday.
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