Rico Garcia
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 9" 201LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 30, #890, Colorado Rockies | Hawaii Pacific
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 1 5.40 12 0 0 10 7 1.70
2022 0 0 4.50 6 0 0 8 2 1.38
2023 0 0 9.26 10 0 0 11.2 10 2.14
4 Seasons 1 2 7.32 30 1 0 35.2 21 1.88
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 12 1-1 5.40 10 7 1.70
2022 6 0-0 4.50 8 2 1.38
2023 10 0-0 9.26 11.2 10 2.14
4 Seasons 30 1-2 7.32 35.2 21 1.88
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 25 99 23 3 13.0 10.0 94.0 112.1 17.8 39.1 .354 .663 .518 .468 .460 47.8 6.7 16.7 10.50 11.59
2020 26 177 33 3 9.1 6.8 92.0 107.4 12.1 33.3 .309 .495 .373 .369 .407 48.5 15.9 9.1 5.40 6.04
2022 28 136 30 2 6.7 5.7 90.9 110.4 27.5 20.0 .259 .434 .340 .330 .316 46.7 5.7 8.6 4.50 4.59
2023 29 267 44 4 9.1 6.7 90.6 111.8 18.8 38.6 .337 .649 .467 .439 .503 36.4 16.7 10.0 9.26 9.23
Player 679 130 12 9.2 7.1 91.6 112.1 19.0 33.1 .316 .564 .425 .403 .428 43.8 12.4 10.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Garcia relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(55.4%) ,
Changeup
(24%) ,
Curveball
(20.6%) ,


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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
2019 43.5 34.8 21.7 0.0 34.8 34.8 30.4 0.0 26.1 21.7 21.7 13.0 13.0 10.0
2020 45.5 21.2 30.3 3.0 42.4 33.3 24.2 0.0 36.4 21.2 24.2 9.1 9.1 6.8
2022 30.0 33.3 13.3 23.3 23.3 43.3 33.3 0.0 20.0 46.7 23.3 3.3 6.7 5.7
2023 27.3 38.6 27.3 6.8 45.5 34.1 20.5 2.3 20.5 29.5 22.7 15.9 9.1 6.7
Player 35.4 32.3 23.8 8.5 37.7 36.2 26.2 0.8 25.4 30.0 23.1 10.8 9.2 7.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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 4-Seamer WSH R 148 95.2 11.3 3.2 22 8.6 0.6 8
2023 Curveball WSH R 55 82.9 54.4 5.7 12 3.1 -4.6 -60
2023 Changeup WSH R 64 85.8 22.7 -8.4 -27 14.0 -0.2 -2
2022 Changeup BAL R 30 86.4 21.4 -8.9 -29 12.6 -1.4 -10
2022 4-Seamer BAL R 84 95.5 11.2 2.9 21 5.9 -1.6 -21
2022 Curveball BAL R 22 83.6 43.3 -4.5 -9 5.4 -1.4 -20
2020 Cutter SF R 1 90.6 22.3 1.7 7 1.4 -0.4 -24
2020 Changeup SF R 56 85.7 21.5 -9.1 -30 11.9 -1.7 -12
2020 Curveball SF R 21 83.4 43.0 -4.3 -9 4.3 -3.3 -44
2020 4-Seamer SF R 99 95.8 12.3 2.0 14 8.4 0.7 9
2019 Changeup COL R 27 80.7 27.0 -6.3 -19 6.5 -6.9 -51
2019 Curveball COL R 11 77.7 50.6 -6.5 -11 2.2 -6.8 -75
2019 4-Seamer COL R 61 90.4 19.6 -2.1 -12 3.8 -3.1 -45
! 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 4-Seamer -2.3 -3 148 55.4 40 .343 .857 .504 11.0 12.5 11.9 .352 .793 .490 45.2
2023 Changeup -3.5 -2 64 24.0 14 .417 .500 .446 45.5 14.3 10.5 .336 .382 .374 0.0
2023 Curveball -2.8 -2 55 20.6 6 .333 .333 .300 43.8 50.0 14.3 .250 .340 .253 66.7
2022 4-Seamer 2.3 2 84 61.8 24 .182 .318 .254 12.5 8.3 10.0 .221 .323 .273 50.0
2022 Changeup 1.9 1 30 22.1 5 .200 .400 .250 25.0 0.0 0.0 .124 .139 .114 40.0
2022 Curveball -8.9 -2 22 16.2 6 .600 1.200 .750 0.0 0.0 0.0 .564 1.217 .743 40.0
2020 4-Seamer -2.9 -3 99 55.9 36 .387 .581 .438 12.1 11.1 14.8 .335 .555 .405 50.0
2020 Changeup 2.2 1 56 31.6 4 .000 .000 .000 52.4 25.0 10.0 .092 .101 .087 0.0
2020 Curveball -2.1 0 21 11.9 4 .250 .250 .225 14.3 50.0 22.2 .328 .423 .328 100.0
2020 Cutter -4.1 0 1 0.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -4.3 -3 61 61.6 19 .438 .938 .628 12.5 0.0 0.0 .460 .859 .573 56.3
2019 Changeup -1.6 0 27 27.3 9 .143 .571 .378 18.2 11.1 20.0 .182 .254 .299 16.7
2019 Curveball -10.3 -1 11 11.1 2 .500 1.000 .625 50.0 50.0 50.0 .167 .623 .305 100.0
! 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 64 85.8 98 19.9 1:30 1:30 0
2023 Curveball 53 82.9 77 17.4 6:30 6:15 15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 148 95.2 99 20.5 12:45 12:45 0
2022 Changeup 30 86.4 99 19.4 1:30 1:30 0
2022 Curveball 22 83.6 40 9.0 7:30 7:30 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 84 95.5 98 19.4 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Changeup 48 85.8 99 19.4 1:30 1:15 15
2020 Curveball 19 83.5 39 7.6 6:45 7:30 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 91 95.9 96 19.1 1:00 1:00 0
! 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 44 177 2 -1 -2 -1 -2
2022 35 136 3 -1 -1 -1 1
2023 60 267 -2 -2 -2 -1 -7
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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 %
2019 99 47.5 68.1 87.5 9.6 60.0 35.4 56.7 37.4 16.2 10.1 100.0
2020 177 48.6 77.9 80.6 20.9 63.2 33.9 54.5 48.6 22.1 10.2 94.4
2022 136 52.2 74.6 86.8 23.1 86.7 47.1 51.4 50.0 13.2 11.0 80.0
2023 267 49.4 71.2 79.8 20.7 60.7 39.3 50.0 45.7 24.6 8.2 77.3
Player 679 49.5 73.2 82.5 19.5 67.2 38.9 52.7 46.1 20.4 9.6 86.2
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! 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 87 69 18
2022 77 85 20
2023 71 84 41 10
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.4 3 1.6 1 2 1 1 33.3
2020 25.4 1 1.4 0 0 2 0 0.0
2022 27.8 2 1.2 1 1 0 1 50.0
2023 22.5 5 4.4 1 0 2 3 60.0
Player 24.0 11 8.6 2 3 5 5 45.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 3 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 1 3 2 2 1
2020 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 0 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 0
2022 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
2023 5 5 3 5 4 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 4 4 3 5 4 4
Player 11 10 7 9 9 9 10 8 8 7 7 8 9 8 9 9 10 8 9 8 8 10 10 10 9 8 8 9 10 9 6
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.4 -- 5.4 -- -- 95.5 -- 95.2 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 80.7 -- 5.0 -- -- 86.4 -- 85.8 -0.6
Breaking Velocity 77.7 -- 5.7 -- -- 83.6 -- 82.9 -0.7
Exit Velocity 94.0 -- -2.0 -- -- 90.9 -- 90.6 -0.3
Launch Angle 17.8 -- -5.7 -- -- 27.5 -- 18.8 -8.7
Barrel % 13.0 -- -3.9 -- -- 6.7 -- 9.1 2.4
Hard Hit % 47.8 -- 0.7 -- -- 46.7 -- 36.4 -10.3
Sweet Spot % 39.1 -- -5.8 -- -- 20.0 -- 38.6 18.6
xBA .354 -- -0.045 -- -- .259 -- .337 0.078
BA .360 -- -0.027 -- -- .250 -- .358 0.108
xwOBA .468 -- -0.099 -- -- .330 -- .439 0.109
wOBA .518 -- -0.145 -- -- .340 -- .467 0.127
xSLG .663 -- -0.168 -- -- .434 -- .649 0.215
SLG .840 -- -0.353 -- -- .469 -- .717 0.248
K% 6.7 -- 9.2 -- -- 5.7 -- 16.7 11.0
BB% 16.7 -- -7.6 -- -- 8.6 -- 10.0 1.4
Swing % 37.4 -- 11.2 -- -- 50.0 -- 45.7 -4.3
Whiff% 16.2 -- 5.9 -- -- 13.2 -- 24.6 11.4
In Zone % 47.5 -- 1.1 -- -- 52.2 -- 49.4 -2.8
Out of Zone % 52.5 -- -1.1 -- -- 47.8 -- 50.6 2.8
Out of Zone Swing % 9.6 -- 11.3 -- -- 23.1 -- 20.7 -2.4
First Pitch Swing % 33.3 -- 9.9 -- -- 34.3 -- 30.0 -4.3
First Pitch Strike % 56.7 -- -2.2 -- -- 51.4 -- 50.0 -1.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 30 .518 17 4 23.5 13 10 76.9
2020 Shifts 44 .373 33 8 24.2 11 11 100.0
2022 Shifts 35 .340 18 2 11.1 17 9 52.9
2023 Shades 60 .467 43 0 0.0 17 3 17.6
! 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

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