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Portrait of Onelki Garcia

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
46.7 3.90 1.34 45 2 2 1 0.3
Birth Date8-2-1989
Height6' 3"
Weight225 lbs
Age25 years, 2 months, 20 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
-0.32013
0.32014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2013 LAN 23 3 0 1.3 0.0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 2 2 1 4 4 4 0 1 13.50 20.27 25.75 -2.3 -0.3
Career301.30.01.3000000912214440113.5020.2725.75-2.3-0.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2012 RCU A+ 1 1 2.0 1.31 174 -.001 .259 .329 .382 .261 .000 100 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2012 MAY Wnt 3 3 10.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .405 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MSS Wnt 2 2 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 LAN MLB 3 0 1.3 25.75 -468 .460 .233 .297 .393 .245 .000 95 -2.3 -0.3 -2.3 -0.3
2013 CHT AA 25 6 52.3 5.81 63 .240 .242 .315 .364 .254 .277 101 2.4 0.3 2.9 0.4
2013 ABQ AAA 10 0 9.7 3.47 137 .161 .263 .333 .390 .262 .300 110 2.3 0.2 3.1 0.3
2014 RCU A+ 1 1 0.7 8.01 -1 .547 .287 .355 .432 .295 .500 82 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2012 RCU A+ 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 0 0 4 0 50% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.00 0.00 1.2 0.1
2012 MSS Wnt 0 1 0 2 2 4.0 4 2 2 0 0% .286 9.0 4.5 0.0 4.5 1.50 2.25 0.0 0.0
2012 MAY Wnt 0 1 0 3 3 10.3 15 3 9 0 0% .405 13.1 2.6 0.0 7.8 1.74 4.35 0.0 0.0
2013 ABQ AAA 0 1 0 10 0 9.7 6 3 14 0 75% .300 5.6 2.8 0.0 13.0 0.93 3.72 3.1 0.3
2013 LAN MLB 0 0 0 3 0 1.3 1 4 1 1 75% .000 6.8 27.0 6.8 6.8 3.75 13.50 -2.3 -0.3
2013 CHT AA 2 3 1 25 6 52.3 41 32 53 3 61% .277 7.1 5.5 0.5 9.1 1.39 2.75 2.9 0.4
2014 RCU A+ 0 1 0 1 1 0.7 2 1 0 0 75% .500 27.0 13.5 0.0 0.0 4.50 27.00 -0.0 -0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 45 0.4889 0.2889 0.8462 0.4545 0.1304 1.0000 0.3333 0.1538
Career450.48890.28890.84620.45450.130410.33330.1538

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-16 - 60-DL - - Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Spur Removal 2013-11-08 -
2014-01-28 2014-01-28 Minors 0 0 Left Knee Surgery - -
2013-11-08 2013-11-08 Minors 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Spur Removal 2013-11-08 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 LAN $500,000
2013 LAN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$500,000
1 yrTotal$500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 19 dBeverly Hills Sports Council1 year/$0.5M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/2/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 9/11/13.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2012 (3-113) (defected from Cuba 1/2011). $0.382M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 0 0 0 52.1 35 19 49 4 .254 1.03 2.66 2.89 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 44.9 33 18 43 4 .272 1.14 3.09 3.36 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 39.8 32 17 38 4 .285 1.21 3.41 3.7 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 35.6 30 16 34 4 .297 1.28 3.69 4.01 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 31.8 28 15 30 3 .308 1.34 3.95 4.29 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 28.1 26 14 27 3 .318 1.41 4.22 4.59 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 24.2 24 12 23 3 .330 1.49 4.51 4.91 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 19.9 21 11 19 2 .344 1.58 4.87 5.29 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 14.1 16 8 13 2 .363 1.71 5.37 5.84 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000030.72714293.3041.323.904.240.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
14% 26% 6% 20% 36%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152531051054472753652.3051.373.994.337.84.58.81.00.4
20162621043046392347552.3071.353.894.237.64.59.21.00.4
20172731049052452350552.3051.323.704.027.84.08.70.90.6
20182831051054452552552.3011.303.744.067.54.28.70.80.6
20192931052055482452652.3041.313.724.057.93.98.51.00.6
20203031052055472454652.3021.283.643.967.63.98.81.00.6
20213131050053452251552.3031.273.623.937.73.88.70.90.6
20223221047050432148552.3031.283.613.927.73.88.60.90.6
20233321044047401945552.3021.263.643.967.73.78.71.00.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
4.321.31.62.82.411.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Phillippe Aumont 2013 5.12
2 90 Tanner Scheppers 2011 0.00 DNP
3 90 Jon Meloan 2009 1.08
4 87 Arnold Leon 2013 0.00 DNP
5 86 Brandon Beachy 2011 3.94
6 85 Jason Stoffel 2013 0.00 DNP
7 85 Chia-Jen Lo 2010 0.00 DNP
8 85 Hector Santiago 2012 3.33
9 85 Zach Putnam 2012 0.00
10 85 Waldis Joaquin 2011 4.26
11 85 Emiliano Fruto 2008 0.00 DNP
12 85 Kevin Whelan 2008 0.00 DNP
13 85 Casey Weathers 2009 0.00 DNP
14 85 Beau Jones 2011 0.00 DNP
15 84 Ty'Relle Harris 2011 0.00 DNP
16 84 Chase Whitley 2013 0.00 DNP
17 84 Fernando Hernandez 2009 0.00 DNP
18 84 Jeremy Jeffress 2012 9.45
19 84 Jared Lansford 2011 0.00 DNP
20 84 David Davidson 2008 0.00 DNP
21 83 Sam Demel 2010 6.57
22 83 Kanekoa Texeira 2010 5.28
23 83 Daniel Herrera 2009 4.52
24 83 Kevin Munson 2013 0.00 DNP
25 83 Josh Lindblom 2011 2.73
26 83 Matt Gorgen 2011 0.00 DNP
27 83 Jhan Marinez 2013 0.00 DNP
28 83 Scott Elbert 2010 13.50
29 83 Zach Stewart 2011 5.88
30 83 Wily Peralta 2013 5.25
31 83 Chris Scholl 2012 0.00 DNP
32 83 Danny Farquhar 2011 18.00
33 83 Robbie Weinhardt 2010 7.06
34 83 Scott Nestor 2009 0.00 DNP
35 83 Jess Todd 2010 7.50
36 83 Buddy Baumann 2012 0.00 DNP
37 82 Joe Paterson 2010 0.00 DNP
38 82 Heath Hembree 2013 0.00
39 82 Josh Fields 2010 0.00 DNP
40 82 David Cales 2012 0.00 DNP
41 82 Jensen Lewis 2008 3.95
42 82 C.C. Lee 2011 0.00 DNP
43 82 Cesar Jimenez 2009 0.00 DNP
44 82 Eduardo Sanchez 2013 5.68
45 82 Frankie De La Cruz 2008 20.00
46 82 Jordan Walden 2012 3.46
47 82 Mark Melancon 2009 4.41
48 81 Johnny Hellweg 2013 8.80
49 81 Jake McGee 2011 4.50
50 81 Jared Gayhart 2011 0.00 DNP
51 81 Zachary Quate 2012 0.00 DNP
52 81 Lance Lynn 2011 3.12
53 81 Chance Ruffin 2013 9.31
54 81 Brian Moran 2013 0.00 DNP
55 81 Hunter Jones 2008 0.00 DNP
56 81 Jose Arredondo 2008 2.36
57 81 Tyson Ross 2011 3.00
58 81 Christopher Manno 2013 0.00 DNP
59 81 Fabio Castro 2009 0.00 DNP
60 81 Osiris Matos 2009 10.50
61 81 Andrew Carignan 2011 5.68
62 80 Ryan Reid 2009 0.00 DNP
63 80 Keith Butler 2013 4.05
64 80 Alex Torres 2012 0.00 DNP
65 80 Eddie Kunz 2010 0.00 DNP
66 80 Daniel Bard 2009 4.38
67 80 Ryan Rodebaugh 2013 0.00 DNP
68 80 Daniel Tillman 2013 0.00 DNP
69 80 Jose Ceda 2011 4.87
70 80 Kevin Jepsen 2009 5.43
71 80 Cory Burns 2012 5.50
72 80 Henry Rodriguez 2011 4.11
73 80 Chris Dwyer 2012 0.00 DNP
74 80 Kris Medlen 2010 4.01
75 80 Brad Boxberger 2012 3.90
76 80 Casey Crosby 2013 0.00 DNP
77 80 Chris Withrow 2013 2.60
78 80 Logan Bawcom 2013 0.00 DNP
79 80 Erik Stiller 2009 0.00 DNP
80 80 Justin De Fratus 2012 4.22
81 80 Dan Cortes 2011 5.91
82 80 Jose Ascanio 2009 4.00
83 80 Jose Mijares 2009 2.48
84 80 Jake Arrieta 2010 5.11
85 79 Jeff Stevens 2008 0.00 DNP
86 79 Eric Surkamp 2012 0.00 DNP
87 79 Corey Young 2011 0.00 DNP
88 79 Kyle McClellan 2008 4.40
89 79 Bryce Stowell 2011 0.00 DNP
90 79 Jose Ortega 2013 3.86
91 79 Jake Dunning 2013 2.84
92 79 Zech Zinicola 2009 0.00 DNP
93 79 Michael Morrison 2012 0.00 DNP
94 79 Tyler Burgoon 2013 0.00 DNP
95 79 Seth Rosin 2013 0.00 DNP
96 79 Josh Outman 2009 4.01
97 79 Aaron Miller 2012 0.00 DNP
98 79 Matthew Hauser 2012 0.00 DNP
99 79 Andrew Taylor 2011 0.00 DNP
100 79 Greg Holland 2010 7.23

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .333 .667 1.333 .628
11 vs R (Multi) .000 .333 .000 .192
18 Split (Multi) .333 .333 1.333 .436
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .333 .667 1.333 .628
31 vs R (2013) .000 .333 .000 .192
38 Split (2013) .333 .333 1.333 .436
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Garcia, a Cuban defector, was said to be demanding a $7 million signing bonus in the 2012 draft, but the Dodgers secured him via a third-round pick and an under-slot $382,000 bonus. That's quite a bargain given the apparent package: a power-pitcher build and good command of a 91-95 mph fastball, sinker, swing-and miss curve, and developing changeup. He pitched in just two minor-league games, including a Double-A playoff game for Chattanooga (not reflected in the stats above), but made quite an impression by striking out 11 of the 15 hitters he faced. The Dodgers sent him to the AFL for more work, but biceps and oblique injuries limited him to two appearances. What the Dodgers have here is an open question, but at less than 1 percent of their investment in Puig, Garcia's a bargain.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, August 5Zach Mortimer2013-08-06
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-01-28


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Heard anything this spring about Onelki Garcia? A better sense yet of his ceiling?
(leites from New York)
I haven't, sorry. (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Onelki Garcia threw 45 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Slider (82mph).