Luis Garcia
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 248LBS | Age: 27
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 11 8 3.48 30 28 0 155.1 167 1.18
2022 15 8 3.72 28 28 0 157.1 157 1.13
2023 2 2 4.00 6 6 0 27 31 1.30
4 Seasons 28 19 3.61 69 63 0 352 364 1.16
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 30 11-8 3.48 155.1 167 1.18
2022 28 15-8 3.72 157.1 157 1.13
2023 6 2-2 4.00 27 31 1.30
4 Seasons 69 28-19 3.61 352 364 1.16
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 23 203 34 2 5.9 4.1 89.6 109.7 12.6 35.3 .235 .388 .270 .319 .335 38.2 18.4 10.2 2.92 4.33
2021 24 2502 413 30 7.3 4.7 88.1 112.7 15.9 34.1 .236 .394 .297 .304 .379 38.7 26.4 7.9 3.48 3.89
2022 25 2468 438 34 7.8 5.3 88.4 116.1 17.1 35.4 .228 .383 .295 .294 .357 36.3 24.4 7.3 3.72 3.57
2023 26 465 73 5 6.8 4.3 86.8 113.4 22.1 32.9 .238 .393 .322 .309 .383 32.9 27.0 8.7 4.00 4.01
Player 5638 958 71 7.4 4.9 88.2 116.1 16.8 34.7 .232 .389 .297 .301 .368 37.2 25.3 7.8
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Garcia relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(43.2%) ,
Four Seamer
(31.0%) ,
Slider
(12.5%) ,
Curveball
(7.5%) ,
Changeup
(5.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2020 41.2 29.4 23.5 5.9 47.1 32.4 20.6 2.9 26.5 32.4 29.4 2.9 5.9 4.1
2021 39.2 29.8 22.5 8.5 37.8 36.1 26.2 5.1 26.6 29.1 24.9 7.0 7.3 4.7
2022 37.4 30.6 23.5 8.4 39.3 34.0 26.7 3.7 27.2 29.9 21.0 9.8 7.8 5.3
2023 27.4 24.7 32.9 15.1 38.4 34.2 27.4 5.5 16.4 35.6 28.8 6.8 6.8 4.3
Player 37.6 29.7 23.8 8.9 38.8 34.9 26.3 4.4 26.1 30.1 23.6 8.1 7.4 4.9
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Cutter HOU R 201 85.3 30.1 0.3 1 3.9 0.4 12
2023 Slider HOU R 58 78.4 43.0 -1.2 -3 15.3 4.4 40
2023 4-Seam Fastball HOU R 144 92.7 14.1 1.2 8 9.3 3.0 47
2023 Curveball HOU R 35 76.2 57.2 -1.5 -3 6.6 -1.4 -17
2023 Changeup HOU R 27 84.4 28.2 -2.9 -9 16.2 2.4 17
2022 Sinker HOU R 5 90.6 19.6 -3.1 -14 16.9 2.9 21
2022 Curveball HOU R 252 77.1 57.1 -1.0 -2 5.9 -2.4 -29
2022 Changeup HOU R 231 84.8 28.0 -2.2 -7 17.0 3.2 23
2022 Cutter HOU R 727 85.3 32.2 -1.5 -5 5.1 0.9 22
2022 4-Seam Fastball HOU R 1,038 94.0 13.1 1.3 9 7.5 0.8 13
2022 Slider HOU R 215 79.5 45.2 1.9 4 15.2 6.6 76
2021 Curveball HOU R 234 75.9 59.2 0.4 1 5.9 -3.7 -38
2021 4-Seam Fastball HOU R 1,118 93.3 13.0 2.1 14 5.0 -2.0 -29
2021 Changeup HOU R 276 83.4 29.6 -1.7 -5 16.1 2.3 17
2021 Cutter HOU R 561 86.1 31.5 -2.0 -7 5.7 2.7 90
2021 Slider HOU R 313 79.9 45.8 3.3 8 15.8 7.9 101
2020 4-Seam Fastball HOU R 109 94.0 13.3 1.7 12 6.6 -0.7 -10
2020 Cutter HOU R 20 85.6 32.7 -2.9 -10 3.0 0.2 8
2020 Slider HOU R 22 80.4 45.8 3.7 9 14.8 7.2 96
2020 Curveball HOU R 15 76.6 60.3 3.3 6 8.7 -1.4 -14
2020 Changeup HOU R 37 82.7 33.0 0.6 2 17.0 3.6 27
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 Cutter 0.5 1 201 43.2 56 .192 .308 .249 41.9 33.9 23.8 .214 .328 .265 24.2
2023 4-Seam Fastball -2.3 -3 144 31.0 34 .407 .741 .526 12.1 11.8 16.0 .390 .715 .507 62.5
2023 Slider 2.4 1 58 12.5 11 .100 .300 .209 32.0 27.3 16.7 .099 .190 .171 14.3
2023 Curveball -0.4 0 35 7.5 4 .250 .500 .313 18.2 25.0 14.3 .118 .144 .111 0.0
2023 Changeup -0.3 0 27 5.8 9 .222 .333 .239 38.5 33.3 27.3 .159 .183 .148 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -3 1,038 42.1 289 .281 .519 .380 18.2 18.0 20.6 .267 .495 .362 45.9
2022 Cutter 1.3 10 727 29.5 185 .151 .247 .225 42.8 34.1 25.2 .184 .277 .244 28.6
2022 Curveball 2.0 5 252 10.2 49 .191 .340 .245 35.1 26.5 27.7 .197 .288 .231 32.4
2022 Changeup 0.7 2 231 9.4 62 .203 .339 .239 29.4 17.7 20.8 .221 .316 .238 19.6
2022 Slider -2.2 -5 215 8.7 55 .204 .389 .258 40.6 32.7 20.2 .206 .337 .242 30.6
2022 Sinker -4.4 0 5 0.2 3 .333 .667 .417 0.0 0.0 -- .209 .239 .198 33.3
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 3 1,118 44.7 299 .301 .488 .384 19.1 16.4 17.2 .298 .506 .389 50.2
2021 Cutter 1.8 10 561 22.4 165 .176 .321 .230 41.7 38.8 29.0 .191 .318 .232 29.2
2021 Slider 2.0 6 313 12.5 65 .131 .164 .154 42.0 32.3 20.0 .151 .202 .191 22.0
2021 Changeup 0.1 0 276 11.0 61 .224 .414 .294 39.1 26.2 22.9 .207 .347 .248 20.9
2021 Curveball -1.0 -2 234 9.4 42 .179 .385 .286 36.2 40.5 35.4 .186 .341 .273 36.4
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.2 0 109 53.7 29 .217 .565 .374 15.7 10.3 10.7 .318 .548 .420 57.1
2020 Changeup 5.7 2 37 18.2 9 .111 .111 .100 47.6 33.3 17.6 .206 .267 .208 16.7
2020 Slider 5.0 1 22 10.8 5 .000 .000 .000 60.0 60.0 27.3 .029 .036 .028 0.0
2020 Cutter 1.9 0 20 9.9 3 .333 .333 .300 12.5 0.0 0.0 .149 .302 .195 0.0
2020 Curveball 2.4 0 15 7.4 3 .000 .000 .233 33.3 0.0 0.0 .050 .094 .276 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 27 84.4 98 19.4 1:45 2:00 -15
2023 Curveball 34 76.2 59 14.5 7:30 7:00 30
2023 Cutter 201 85.3 48 7.8 12:00 10:45 75
2023 4-Seam Fastball 144 92.7 96 19.9 1:00 1:00 0
2023 Slider 58 78.4 44 16.3 8:00 9:00 -60
2022 Changeup 229 84.8 99 20.0 1:45 2:00 -15
2022 Curveball 252 77.1 63 15.0 7:15 6:45 30
2022 Cutter 721 85.3 36 7.2 11:30 10:15 75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,033 94.0 90 19.2 12:45 12:45 0
2022 Slider 213 79.6 49 16.6 7:45 8:30 -45
2021 Changeup 274 83.4 99 19.0 2:00 2:00 0
2021 Curveball 234 75.9 81 15.8 7:00 6:45 15
2021 Cutter 558 86.1 38 8.0 11:00 10:00 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,114 93.3 89 18.7 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 312 79.9 56 17.4 7:30 8:30 -60
2020 Changeup 35 82.6 96 18.7 2:15 2:30 -15
2020 Curveball 15 76.6 90 18.8 7:15 7:00 15
2020 Cutter 20 85.6 38 6.7 11:30 10:30 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 102 94.0 92 18.5 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Slider 20 80.2 60 16.2 7:45 8:15 -30
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 58 240 1 8 -1 -3 5
2021 704 2,793 13 23 -11 -12 13
2022 664 2,548 20 12 -13 -9 10
2023 114 465 0 1 1 -3 -1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2020 203 44.8 70.3 85.9 21.4 41.7 39.9 51.0 43.3 26.1 6.4 76.9
2021 2,502 48.2 66.5 78.8 29.0 48.1 40.6 59.9 47.1 30.5 7.0 78.2
2022 2,468 48.2 69.5 79.9 29.8 50.1 41.2 58.2 48.9 29.1 7.6 78.6
2023 465 46.7 67.7 79.6 34.3 50.6 42.2 60.0 49.9 31.0 6.7 71.0
Player 5,638 48.0 68.1 79.6 29.5 49.1 41.0 58.8 48.0 29.8 7.2 77.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2020 62 55 39
2021 58 54 51 50 67 22 56 66 49 68 56 80 60 45 80 22 40
2022 63 61 46 34 75 13 39 52 63 62 55 73 53 52 90 64 29
2023 29 87 16
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.7 90.9 -1.8 90.4 -0.5 88.4 -2.0
Offspeed Velocity 82.7 83.4 0.7 84.8 1.4 84.4 -0.4
Breaking Velocity 78.9 78.2 -0.7 78.2 0.0 77.5 -0.7
Exit Velocity 89.6 88.1 -1.5 88.4 0.3 86.8 -1.6
Launch Angle 12.6 15.9 3.3 17.1 1.2 22.1 5.0
Barrel % 5.9 7.3 1.4 7.8 0.5 6.8 -1.0
Hard Hit % 38.2 38.7 0.5 36.3 -2.4 32.9 -3.4
LA Sweet-Spot % 35.3 34.1 -1.2 35.4 1.3 32.9 -2.5
xBA .235 .236 0.001 .228 -0.008 .238 0.010
BA .167 .232 0.065 .222 -0.010 .243 0.021
xwOBA .319 .304 -0.015 .294 -0.010 .309 0.015
wOBA .270 .297 0.027 .295 -0.002 .322 0.027
xSLG .388 .394 0.006 .383 -0.011 .393 0.010
SLG .357 .393 0.036 .399 0.006 .427 0.028
K% 18.4 26.4 8.0 24.4 -2.0 27.0 2.6
BB% 10.2 7.9 -2.3 7.3 -0.6 8.7 1.4
Swing % 43.3 47.1 3.8 48.9 1.8 49.9 1.0
Whiff% 26.1 30.5 4.4 29.1 -1.4 31.0 1.9
In Zone % 44.8 48.2 3.4 48.2 0.0 46.7 -1.5
Out of Zone % 55.2 51.8 -3.4 51.8 0.0 53.3 1.5
Out of Zone Swing % 21.4 29.0 7.6 29.8 0.8 34.3 4.5
First Pitch Swing % 28.6 28.6 0.0 30.3 1.7 30.4 0.1
First Pitch Strike % 51.0 59.9 8.9 58.2 -1.7 60.0 1.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 49 .270 24 9 37.5 25 14 56.0
2021 Shifts 612 .294 308 76 24.7 304 259 85.2
2022 Shifts 641 .296 347 127 36.6 294 252 85.7
2023 Shades 114 .325 65 5 7.7 49 27 55.1
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 67 21.8 0.0% 7.5% 28 29.7 0.0% 46.4%
2021 782 21.9 0.6% 5.6% 337 28.0 0.0% 37.4%
2022 747 21.2 1.7% 4.3% 319 26.8 0.0% 28.2%
2023 145 18.5 4.8% 0.0% 57 21.7 0.0% 1.8%
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Pitch Distribution