Luis Garcia

Luis Garcia

24-Year-Old PitcherSP
Houston Astros
Day-To-Day
Injury Knee
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The 24-year-old Venezuelan made his big-league debut last season and didn't look out of place despite never having pitched above High-A. Garcia's fastball has gained velocity since signing in 2017 and averaged 94 mph last season, with the kind of spin rate you'd expect from an Astros hurler, and minor-league reports from 2019 suggest he's capable of even more heat. He leaned on a changeup as his primary offspeed offering against lefties and a slider/cutter combo against righties, mixing in an occasional curveball, and the depth of his arsenal bodes well for his chances of starting down the road as opposed to winding up in the bullpen. His short-arm delivery might suggest otherwise, but the Astros have every incentive to keep developing him as a rotation option, with Zack Greinke and Lance McCullers both free agents after this year. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
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Diagnosed with knee discomfort
PHouston Astros
Knee
October 16, 2021
Garcia exited Saturday's game against Boston with right knee discomfort, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Garcia gave up a grand slam in the first inning and had another run charged to his line after he walked the leadoff man in the second inning before exiting. The good news for the Astros is that he isn't dealing with an arm problem. If the knee issue passes quickly, the fact that he exited early could in theory leave him able to return within the next few days, but it's possible the injury is serious enough that he'll have to be removed from the roster.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
81
Last 10 Games
75
Last 5 Games
70
How many pitches does Luis Garcia generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Luis Garcia generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-38%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-35%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-81%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .277 335 78 27 84 18 1 14
Since 2019vs Right .173 341 98 28 53 14 1 6
2021vs Left .279 316 75 25 80 17 0 13
2021vs Right .182 317 92 25 52 14 1 6
2020vs Left .250 19 3 2 4 1 1 1
2020vs Right .048 24 6 3 1 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-34%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-44%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-93%
ERA on Road
2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 2.58 1.03 80.1 6 6 0 10.3 2.1 0.9
Since 2019Away 3.89 1.27 85.2 5 3 0 8.7 3.8 1.3
2021Home 2.39 1.01 79.0 6 5 0 10.3 2.2 0.9
2021Away 4.24 1.34 76.1 5 3 0 9.1 3.7 1.3
2020Home 13.50 2.25 1.1 0 1 0 13.5 0.0 0.0
2020Away 0.96 0.75 9.1 0 0 0 5.8 4.8 1.0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Luis Garcia compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 120 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
3.34
 
K/9
9.7
 
BB/9
2.9
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
93.3 mph
 
ERA
3.48
 
WHIP
1.18
 
BABIP
.296
 
GB/FB
1.05
 
Left On Base
77.4%
 
Exit Velocity
80.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.9%
 
Spin Rate
2313 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.2%
 
Swinging Strike
13.5%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Among MiLB pitchers who threw at least 100 innings, Garcia ranked first in K% (38.1) and fourth in K-BB% (26.8). He was a bit of an unknown coming into the year, and while his performance was loud in 2019, he remains under the radar. Garcia signed as a 20-year-old for just $20,000 out of Venezuela in 2017. He has added fastball velocity each year, with his heater sitting in the mid-90s in 2019. His short arm action, shaky third-pitch changeup and 12.4 BB% at High-A lead many evaluators to peg him for a relief role, but he should continue developing as a starter as long as the results are promising. This is not a pop-up arm getting by solely on deception or one great offspeed pitch. Garcia has has a couple plus or better pitches and held lefties and righties to a sub-.600 OPS. It's possible he could take another step forward with his secondaries and his command this year.
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Exits with trainer
PHouston Astros
Undisclosed
October 16, 2021
Garcia was removed from Game 2 of the ALCS against the Red Sox on Saturday with an apparent injury, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Slated to start Game 2
PHouston Astros
October 14, 2021
Garcia will start Game 2 of the ALCS against the Red Sox on Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Pummeled by ChiSox
PHouston Astros
October 11, 2021
Garcia took a no-decision Sunday in the Astros' 12-6 loss to the White Sox in Game 3 of the ALDS after giving up five runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three over 2.2 innings.
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Confirmed for Game 3
PHouston Astros
October 8, 2021
Garcia will start Game 3 of the ALDS in Chicago, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Takes eighth loss
PHouston Astros
September 30, 2021
Garcia (11-8) suffered the loss against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, allowing six runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out six across five innings.
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