Yimi Garcia
Yimi Garcia
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Dodgers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers in January of 2019, avoiding arbitration.
Charged with loss in relief
PLos Angeles Dodgers
July 5, 2019
Garcia (1-3) took the loss Friday against the Padres after allowing a home run with three strikeouts over two innings.
Garcia served up a solo home run to Hunter Renfroe in the eighth inning, which proved to be all the Padres needed to complete the win. On the bright side, the three strikeouts were a season high for the 28-year-old, who has compiled a 4.11 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 32:9 K:BB over 34 appearances.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .209 98 23 4 19 3 1 6
Since 2017vs Right .225 153 31 11 31 8 1 10
2019vs Left .151 58 14 3 8 1 1 4
2019vs Right .160 92 21 8 13 4 0 5
2018vs Left .289 40 9 1 11 2 0 2
2018vs Right .316 61 10 3 18 4 1 5
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
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Since 2017Home 5.14 1.11 28.0 2 5 0 8.0 2.9 2.6
Since 2017Away 3.82 1.03 33.0 0 0 0 7.9 1.6 2.2
2019Home 3.78 0.90 16.2 1 3 0 7.6 3.8 1.6
2019Away 3.68 0.77 22.0 0 0 0 8.6 1.6 2.5
2018Home 7.15 1.41 11.1 1 2 0 8.7 1.6 4.0
2018Away 4.09 1.55 11.0 0 0 0 6.5 1.6 1.6
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Yimi 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 this season's data (min 20 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.
    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.
94.4 mph
Left On Base
Exit Velocity
86.6 mph
Spin Rate
2587 rpm
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
Swinging Strike
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Garcia represented a bright spot for a beleaguered Dodgers bullpen last year. His body of work included an impressive 10.8 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9, though an escalated home run rate served to drive up his ERA. Garcia suffered through an 11-game stretch in the middle of the season that saw his ERA balloon from 0.63 to 4.09, but he otherwise flashed signs of being a solid setup man one day, if not a closer. Garcia flashes a fastball in the 92-94 range, a slider, and an average changeup. In addition, Garcia handled lefties (.172 batting average against) even better than righties (.224) last year. Further developing those last two pitches will be key, but Garcia has shown enough to give the Dodgers hope that he will be around for a while. Garcia should enter spring training as a heavy favorite for one of the team's bullpen roles, though he may have to earn it.
Garcia earned a September callup after another impressive season in the upper levels of the Dodgers' system, where he was one of the team's best relievers at Triple-A Albuquerque. The Pacific Coast League is a difficult place to pitch, making his 3.10 ERA there all the more impressive. Garcia took a big step forward with his control in 2013 at Double-A, and was able to sustain that success in 2014. During his limited time in the big leagues, Garcia fanned 25.0% of the batters he faced and carried a tidy 2.8% walk rate while working predominantly with a fastball-slider combination. He'll likely be in the mix for an Opening Day bullpen spot this spring, but Garcia has minor league options left and may have to wait for injuries to deplete the team's depth before getting his second look from the Dodgers.
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Steers clear of arbitration
PLos Angeles Dodgers
January 11, 2019
Garcia signed a one-year contract for an unspecified amount with the Dodgers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Activated Monday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 17, 2018
Garcia will join the team ahead of Monday's game against the Rockies, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Sent to Triple-A
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 30, 2018
Garcia was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.
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Activated from DL
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 24, 2018
Garcia (forearm) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Friday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
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Advances rehab to Triple-A
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 20, 2018
Garcia (forearm) shifted his rehab assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday and tossed an inning in relief in the affiliate's 4-3 loss to Iowa. He gave up two runs on three hits and struck out one in the 21-pitch outing.
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