Robert Garcia
P | Bats/Throws: R/L | 6' 4" 236LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 15, #450, Kansas City Royals | UC Davis
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 2 2 3.66 25 0 0 32 33 1.19
2024 1 3 4.68 41 0 0 32.2 47 1.32
2 Seasons 3 5 4.18 66 0 0 64.2 80 1.25
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 25 2-2 3.66 32 33 1.19
2024 41 1-3 4.68 32.2 47 1.32
2 Seasons 66 3-5 4.18 64.2 80 1.25
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
2023 27 522 81 3 3.7 2.4 85.1 112.8 13.8 29.6 .244 .366 .279 .295 .368 30.9 26.0 9.4 3.66 3.63
2024 28 550 83 4 4.8 2.8 87.6 109.1 8.7 33.7 .207 .295 .295 .252 .345 30.1 33.3 7.8 4.68 2.51
Player 1072 164 7 4.3 2.6 86.3 112.8 11.2 31.7 .225 .328 .287 .272 .356 30.5 29.9 8.6
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 3 pitches.
Four Seamer
(56.2%) ,
Changeup
(26.4%) ,
Slider
(17.5%) ,


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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
2023 49.4 19.8 22.2 8.6 38.3 37.0 24.7 8.6 30.9 22.2 29.6 4.9 3.7 2.4
2024 48.2 10.8 30.1 10.8 41.0 27.7 31.3 7.2 32.5 21.7 27.7 4.8 4.8 2.8
Player 48.8 15.2 26.2 9.8 39.6 32.3 28.0 7.9 31.7 22.0 28.7 4.9 4.3 2.6
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
2024 Slider WSH L 96 84.8 37.1 0.5 1 5.3 -0.3 -5
2024 Changeup WSH L 145 87.4 33.9 2.4 8 14.8 0.3 2
2024 4-Seam Fastball WSH L 309 94.4 17.2 -2.0 -13 10.3 2.5 32
2023 Slider WSH L 126 83.9 39.2 1.6 4 5.3 -0.4 -6
2023 Changeup WSH L 142 88.1 34.3 4.3 14 14.6 0.0 0
2023 4-Seam Fastball WSH L 254 94.3 16.5 -1.4 -9 8.3 0.7 10
! 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -0.6 -2 309 56.2 77 .250 .397 .322 23.8 36.4 27.2 .208 .298 .269 39.0
2024 Changeup 2.7 4 145 26.4 34 .235 .235 .218 36.6 29.4 26.3 .158 .206 .158 8.3
2024 Slider -2.4 -2 96 17.5 29 .269 .462 .328 29.4 31.0 19.6 .267 .403 .320 38.9
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.5 1 254 48.7 59 .224 .388 .311 21.1 33.9 22.5 .202 .350 .287 34.4
2023 Changeup 0.8 1 142 27.2 30 .259 .259 .280 35.9 26.7 13.6 .305 .347 .328 15.8
2023 Slider 0.6 1 126 24.1 36 .229 .314 .275 19.7 13.9 11.4 .257 .402 .293 36.7
! 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
2024 Changeup 139 87.4 89 15.7 9:45 9:00 45
2024 4-Seam Fastball 298 94.4 88 16.7 10:15 10:45 -30
2024 Slider 95 84.8 27 5.9 2:00 3:15 -75
2023 Changeup 120 88.2 83 15.3 10:00 9:00 60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 247 94.3 84 16.1 10:30 11:00 -30
2023 Slider 125 83.9 32 6.1 2:15 3:45 -90
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 125 522 3 3 -1 -2 3
2024 140 550 2 0 -1 -2 0
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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 %
2023 522 50.8 68.7 81.3 31.5 61.7 41.6 68.8 50.4 24.3 8.6 75.6
2024 550 52.5 64.0 79.5 33.7 55.7 43.6 66.0 49.6 28.2 8.4 60.9
Player 1,072 51.7 66.2 80.4 32.6 58.6 42.6 67.3 50.0 26.3 8.5 68.1
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
2023 54 46 82
2024 97 89 98 97 91 92 90 79 96 96 52 72 91 55 38 68
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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 2023 2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.3 94.4 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 88.1 87.4 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 83.9 84.8 0.9
Exit Velocity 85.1 87.6 2.5
Launch Angle 13.8 8.7 -5.1
Barrel % 3.7 4.8 1.1
Hard Hit % 30.9 30.1 -0.8
LA Sweet-Spot % 29.6 33.7 4.1
xBA .244 .207 -0.037
BA .234 .250 0.016
xwOBA .295 .252 -0.043
wOBA .279 .295 0.016
xSLG .366 .295 -0.071
SLG .333 .367 0.034
K% 26.0 33.3 7.3
BB% 9.4 7.8 -1.6
Swing % 50.4 49.6 -0.8
Whiff% 24.3 28.2 3.9
In Zone % 50.8 52.5 1.7
Out of Zone % 49.2 47.5 -1.7
Out of Zone Swing % 31.5 33.7 2.2
First Pitch Swing % 34.4 31.2 -3.2
First Pitch Strike % 68.8 66.0 -2.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2023 Shades 122 .286 72 0 0.0 50 0 0.0
2024 Shades 138 .299 80 0 0.0 58 8 13.8
! 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 %
2023 119 15.9 35.3% 0.8% 92 19.3 2.2% 0.0%
2024 141 16.4 17.7% 0.0% 80 18.6 5.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution