First eligible to sign out of Venezuela in 2013, Garcia didn't find an interested club until Houston gave him $20,000 in 2017. He has added velocity throughout his pro career and reached high Class A midway through 2019. If he hadn't just missed qualifying, he would have led the Minors in strikeout rate (13.9 per nine innings), just ahead of fellow Astros right-hander Cristian Javier (13.5).
Garcia worked with an upper-80s fastball when he turned pro, parked in the low 90s in his first full season and operated at 92-95 mph and topped out at 97 in 2019, with the requisite high spin rates and riding action typical of Houston prospects. His best secondary pitch is a changeup that fades and neutralizes left-handers. His breaking pitches aren't as advanced, though his newer slider is an upgrade over his softer curveball.
With a short arm action and a complicated delivery, Garcia may be headed for the bullpen. To remain in the rotation, he'll need to improve his control and command while coming up with a quality breaking ball. Even if he's not a starter, his bat-missing ability would play nicely in a multi-inning relief role.