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Portrait of Freddy Garcia

Freddy Garcia PBraves

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 37)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
137.0 4.10 1.27 98 7 9 0 0.6
Birth Date10-6-1976
Height6' 4"
Weight250 lbs
Age38 years, 0 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.52010
2.12011
0.52012
-0.42013
0.62014
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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
1999 SEA 22 33 33 201.3 201.3 0.0 17 8 0 0 16 0 888 205 96 91 18 310 90 86 10 170 4.07 4.17 4.38 43.7 4.3
2000 SEA 23 21 20 124.3 121.3 3.0 9 5 0 0 11 0 538 112 62 54 16 187 64 60 2 79 3.91 5.22 5.35 9.0 0.9
2001 SEA 24 34 34 238.7 238.7 0.0 18 6 0 0 24 3 971 199 88 81 16 304 69 63 5 163 3.05 3.53 4.25 29.2 3.2
2002 SEA 25 34 34 223.7 223.7 0.0 16 10 0 0 19 2 955 227 110 109 30 366 63 60 6 181 4.39 4.11 4.27 27.4 2.9
2003 SEA 26 33 33 201.3 201.3 0.0 12 14 0 0 19 0 862 196 109 101 31 330 71 69 11 144 4.51 4.89 5.24 12.3 1.1
2004 CHA 27 16 16 103.0 103.0 0.0 9 4 0 0 7 1 432 96 53 51 14 164 32 30 5 102 4.46 4.02 4.71 18.0 1.8
2004 SEA 27 15 15 107.0 107.0 0.0 4 7 0 0 11 1 446 96 39 38 8 145 32 31 2 82 3.20 3.55 3.73 24.0 2.7
2005 CHA 28 33 33 228.0 228.0 0.0 14 8 0 0 20 2 943 225 102 98 26 355 60 58 3 146 3.87 4.08 4.71 21.0 2.0
2006 CHA 29 33 33 216.3 216.3 0.0 17 9 0 0 18 4 917 228 116 109 32 380 48 45 7 135 4.53 4.63 5.26 24.6 2.2
2007 PHI 30 11 11 58.0 58.0 0.0 1 5 0 0 4 0 264 74 39 38 12 133 19 16 5 50 5.90 5.38 5.83 3.8 0.3
2008 DET 31 3 3 15.0 15.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 61 11 8 7 3 22 6 6 1 12 4.20 5.56 6.62 -0.0 -0.0
2009 CHA 32 9 9 56.0 56.0 0.0 3 4 0 0 7 1 229 56 27 27 4 85 12 12 0 37 4.34 3.39 3.89 12.7 1.3
2010 CHA 33 28 28 157.0 157.0 0.0 12 6 0 0 18 1 671 171 85 81 23 291 45 40 3 89 4.64 4.74 4.96 15.9 1.5
2011 NYA 34 26 25 146.7 145.7 1.0 12 8 0 0 16 0 626 152 63 59 16 243 45 40 3 96 3.62 4.15 4.33 19.1 2.1
2012 NYA 35 30 17 107.3 85.0 22.3 7 6 0 0 5 0 461 112 64 62 18 189 35 33 3 89 5.20 4.63 4.77 6.1 0.5
2013 ATL 36 6 3 27.3 19.7 7.7 1 2 0 0 3 0 106 23 5 5 2 30 5 5 0 20 1.65 3.06 3.03 3.5 0.4
2013 BAL 36 11 10 53.0 52.0 1.0 3 5 0 0 4 0 225 60 35 34 16 115 12 12 1 26 5.77 6.75 7.33 -8.0 -0.9
Career3763572264.02229.035.01561080020215959522431101104528536497086666716214.154.344.73262.526.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1996 QUD A 13 13 60.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 KIS A+ 27 27 179.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CCH AA 19 19 119.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NWO AAA 2 2 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 TAC AAA 5 5 32.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SEA MLB 33 33 201.3 4.38 115 .254 .273 .345 .433 .263 .312 98 42.8 4.0 43.7 4.3
2000 SEA MLB 21 20 124.3 5.35 87 .254 .275 .341 .445 .262 .255 89 6.5 0.6 9.0 0.9
2000 EVE A- 2 2 10.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TAC AAA 1 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SEA MLB 34 34 238.7 4.25 107 .220 .264 .333 .423 .261 .255 93 29.0 2.9 29.2 3.2
2002 SEA MLB 34 34 223.7 4.27 106 .260 .262 .331 .424 .265 .292 94 26.3 2.7 27.4 2.9
2003 SEA MLB 33 33 201.3 5.24 92 .262 .266 .330 .425 .262 .273 98 11.2 1.1 12.3 1.1
2004 CHA MLB 16 16 103.0 4.71 112 .241 .270 .336 .436 .261 .294 107 18.0 1.8 18.0 1.8
2004 SEA MLB 15 15 107.0 3.73 126 .227 .271 .334 .432 .261 .274 100 24.3 2.4 24.0 2.7
2005 CHA MLB 33 33 228.0 4.71 103 .244 .266 .325 .415 .260 .281 102 21.0 2.1 21.0 2.0
2006 CHA MLB 33 33 216.3 5.26 105 .241 .275 .336 .433 .257 .282 112 24.3 2.4 24.6 2.2
2006 VEN wor 2 2 7.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 PHI MLB 11 11 58.0 5.83 87 .295 .258 .323 .413 .253 .348 108 2.5 0.2 3.8 0.3
2007 CLR A+ 2 2 6.3 1.50 169 .173 .279 .361 .419 .270 .333 103 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2007 PHL Rk 1 1 2.0 2.42 148 .211 .258 .329 .325 .250 .333 98 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2008 DET MLB 3 3 15.0 6.62 74 .240 .273 .331 .451 .263 .205 111 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2008 LAK A+ 1 1 2.0 5.27 94 .256 .265 .356 .405 .267 .429 109 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2008 TOL AAA 1 1 3.0 1.10 173 .134 .283 .330 .401 .259 .333 86 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2009 CHA MLB 9 9 56.0 3.89 125 .231 .266 .335 .423 .260 .295 108 12.7 1.3 12.7 1.3
2009 KAN A 1 1 3.0 3.05 125 .168 .224 .302 .294 .246 .333 94 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2009 BUF AAA 2 2 11.0 7.11 39 .296 .248 .324 .375 .244 .286 98 -2.2 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2
2009 CHR AAA 1 1 6.0 2.69 144 .241 .228 .301 .334 .227 .467 106 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2009 BRI Rk 2 2 11.0 3.97 110 .124 .281 .359 .413 .279 .194 91 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2010 CHA MLB 28 28 157.0 4.96 101 .265 .261 .329 .401 .257 .290 112 17.0 1.8 15.9 1.5
2011 NYA MLB 26 25 146.7 4.33 109 .266 .261 .324 .412 .263 .292 106 19.9 2.1 19.1 2.1
2011 SWB AAA 1 0 4.0 8.22 25 .337 .254 .330 .368 .252 .412 105 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2012 NYA MLB 30 17 107.3 4.77 93 .275 .250 .316 .404 .261 .297 101 6.4 0.7 6.1 0.5
2013 ATL MLB 6 3 27.3 3.03 125 .206 .245 .302 .367 .246 .266 99 4.6 0.5 3.5 0.4
2013 BAL MLB 11 10 53.0 7.33 30 .304 .256 .319 .403 .265 .259 100 -8.0 -0.9 -8.0 -0.9
2013 GWN AAA 1 1 3.7 15.86 -132 .383 .270 .340 .412 .267 .375 105 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2013 NOR AAA 13 13 82.3 4.53 99 .226 .258 .332 .385 .256 .263 98 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4

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
1996 QUD A 5 4 0 13 13 60.7 57 27 50 3 0% .000 8.5 4.0 0.4 7.4 1.38 3.11 0.0 0.0
1997 KIS A+ 10 8 0 27 27 179.0 165 49 131 6 0% .289 8.3 2.5 0.3 6.6 1.20 2.56 0.0 0.0
1998 NWO AAA 1 0 0 2 2 14.3 14 1 13 2 0% .000 8.8 0.6 1.3 8.2 1.05 3.15 0.0 0.0
1998 TAC AAA 3 1 0 5 5 32.7 30 13 30 6 0% .000 8.3 3.6 1.7 8.3 1.31 3.85 0.0 0.0
1998 CCH AA 6 7 0 19 19 119.3 94 58 115 8 0% .000 7.1 4.4 0.6 8.7 1.27 3.24 0.0 0.0
1999 SEA MLB 17 8 0 33 33 201.3 205 90 170 18 47% .312 9.2 4.0 0.8 7.6 1.47 4.07 43.7 4.3
2000 SEA MLB 9 5 0 21 20 124.3 112 64 79 16 53% .255 8.1 4.6 1.2 5.7 1.42 3.91 9.0 0.9
2000 TAC AAA 1 0 0 1 1 7.0 5 2 11 2 0% .000 6.4 2.6 2.6 14.1 1.00 2.57 0.0 0.0
2000 EVE A- 0 0 0 2 2 10.0 11 2 15 1 0% .000 9.9 1.8 0.9 13.5 1.30 4.50 0.0 0.0
2001 SEA MLB 18 6 0 34 34 238.7 199 69 163 16 57% .255 7.5 2.6 0.6 6.1 1.12 3.05 29.2 3.2
2002 SEA MLB 16 10 0 34 34 223.7 227 63 181 30 51% .292 9.1 2.5 1.2 7.3 1.30 4.39 27.4 2.9
2003 SEA MLB 12 14 0 33 33 201.3 196 71 144 31 43% .273 8.8 3.2 1.4 6.4 1.33 4.51 12.3 1.1
2004 CHA MLB 9 4 0 16 16 103.0 96 32 102 14 48% .294 8.4 2.8 1.2 8.9 1.24 4.46 18.0 1.8
2004 SEA MLB 4 7 0 15 15 107.0 96 32 82 8 43% .274 8.1 2.7 0.7 6.9 1.20 3.20 24.0 2.7
2005 CHA MLB 14 8 0 33 33 228.0 225 60 146 26 50% .281 8.9 2.4 1.0 5.8 1.25 3.87 21.0 2.0
2006 CHA MLB 17 9 0 33 33 216.3 228 48 135 32 42% .282 9.5 2.0 1.3 5.6 1.28 4.53 24.6 2.2
2006 VEN wor 1 0 0 2 2 7.1 5 2 11 0 0% .278 6.3 2.5 0.0 13.9 0.99 1.27 0.0 0.0
2007 CLR A+ 0 0 0 2 2 6.3 5 1 8 0 33% .333 7.1 1.4 0.0 11.4 0.95 0.00 3.4 0.3
2007 PHI MLB 1 5 0 11 11 58.0 74 19 50 12 39% .348 11.5 2.9 1.9 7.8 1.60 5.90 3.8 0.3
2007 PHL Rk 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 2 0 2 0 17% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 4.50 0.8 0.1
2008 TOL AAA 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 2 0 4 0 67% .333 6.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 0.67 0.00 1.5 0.1
2008 DET MLB 1 1 0 3 3 15.0 11 6 12 3 43% .205 6.6 3.6 1.8 7.2 1.13 4.20 -0.0 -0.0
2008 LAK A+ 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 3 1 1 0 57% .429 13.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 2.00 0.00 0.2 0.0
2009 CHA MLB 3 4 0 9 9 56.0 56 12 37 4 46% .295 9.0 1.9 0.6 5.9 1.21 4.34 12.7 1.3
2009 KAN A 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 2 1 3 0 50% .333 6.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.7 0.1
2009 BRI Rk 0 0 0 2 2 11.0 6 0 7 0 42% .194 4.9 0.0 0.0 5.7 0.55 1.64 1.3 0.1
2009 BUF AAA 0 2 0 2 2 11.0 12 5 6 2 51% .286 9.8 4.1 1.6 4.9 1.55 8.18 -2.4 -0.2
2009 CHR AAA 0 1 0 1 1 6.0 8 0 9 1 56% .467 12.0 0.0 1.5 13.5 1.33 3.00 2.1 0.2
2010 CHA MLB 12 6 0 28 28 157.0 171 45 89 23 42% .290 9.8 2.6 1.3 5.1 1.38 4.64 15.9 1.5
2011 SWB AAA 1 0 0 1 0 4.0 8 1 0 1 44% .412 18.0 2.2 2.2 0.0 2.25 4.50 -1.3 -0.1
2011 NYA MLB 12 8 0 26 25 146.7 152 45 96 16 39% .292 9.3 2.8 1.0 5.9 1.34 3.62 19.1 2.1
2012 NYA MLB 7 6 0 30 17 107.3 112 35 89 18 42% .297 9.4 2.9 1.5 7.5 1.37 5.20 6.1 0.5
2013 GWN AAA 0 1 0 1 1 3.7 7 5 1 1 29% .375 17.2 12.3 2.5 2.5 3.27 19.64 -2.9 -0.3
2013 NOR AAA 8 3 0 13 13 82.3 73 15 61 10 44% .263 8.0 1.6 1.1 6.7 1.07 2.84 4.0 0.4
2013 ATL MLB 1 2 0 6 3 27.3 23 5 20 2 51% .266 7.6 1.6 0.7 6.6 1.02 1.65 3.5 0.4
2013 BAL MLB 3 5 0 11 10 53.0 60 12 26 16 42% .259 10.2 2.0 2.7 4.4 1.36 5.77 -8.0 -0.9

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
2008 208 0.5433 0.4135 0.7791 0.5398 0.2632 0.8525 0.6000 0.2209
2009 824 0.5097 0.4543 0.7614 0.6286 0.2698 0.8712 0.4954 0.2359
2010 2353 0.5053 0.4434 0.8306 0.6123 0.2672 0.8887 0.6945 0.1694
2011 2272 0.4762 0.4385 0.7910 0.5998 0.2908 0.8860 0.6127 0.2090
2012 1761 0.4583 0.4372 0.7854 0.6183 0.2830 0.8918 0.5889 0.2107
2013 1161 0.4944 0.4780 0.8213 0.6498 0.3083 0.9062 0.6464 0.1787
Career85790.48780.44580.80170.61510.28240.88840.62320.1973

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-03-15 2012-03-25 Camp 10 0 - Hand Contusion Batted Ball - -
2011-08-08 2011-08-29 15-DL 21 18 Right Fingers Laceration Index Finger Kitchen Accident - -
2010-09-07 2010-09-07 DTD 0 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2010-09-01 2010-09-01 DTD 0 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2009-07-27 2009-08-11 Minors 15 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-12-05 2008-12-05 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Stiffness In Winter League -
2008-09-29 2008-09-29 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Stiffness -
2007-06-10 2007-10-07 60-DL 119 100 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2007-08-29
2007-05-06 2007-05-06 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Ran Into a Cart -
2007-03-23 2007-04-16 15-DL 24 11 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2005-05-31 2005-05-31 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Spasms Hamstring -
2004-08-23 2004-09-08 DTD 16 16 Right Forearm Tightness -
2004-01-12 2004-01-12 Off 0 0 Bilateral Head Surgery Eardrums 2004-01-12
2000-04-22 2000-07-07 15-DL 76 68 Right Lower Leg Stress Fracture Tibia - -
1996-08-16 1996-09-08 Minors 23 0 Right Elbow Sprain - -
1996-06-29 1996-07-31 Minors 32 0 Right Shoulder Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 SDN $
2012 NYA $4,000,000
2011 NYA $1,500,000
2010 CHA $1,000,000
2007 PHI $10,000,000
2006 CHA $9,000,000
2005 CHA $8,000,000
2004 SEA $6,875,000
2003 SEA $6,875,000
2002 SEA $3,800,000
2001 SEA $425,000
2000 SEA $325,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$51,800,000
11 yrTotal$51,800,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 144 dPeter Greenberg1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/24/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.25M in majors. Performance bonuses: May earn additional $1.25M based on games started. May earn additional $1M based on relief appearances. May opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 3/25/14. Released by Atlanta 3/24/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/28/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.3M in majors. May earn additional $1.25M in performance bonuses. May request release 3/26/13 if he will not make Major League roster. $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors. May opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster. Released by San Diego 3/24/13. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 3/29/13 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Baltimore 5/4/13. Re-signed by Baltimore 6/27/13 (minor-league contract) after opting out of previous contract. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Baltimore 8/23/13. Contract selected by Atlanta 9/1/13.
  • 1 year/$4M (2012). Re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/9/11. Performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 25, 27, 29, 30 starts. $0.275M for 31st start. $0.3M for 32nd start.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2011). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/2/11 (minor-league contract). $3.6M in performance bonuses based on starts (to 30 GS). May request release if not on active roster March 29, 2011. Contract purchased by NY Yankees 3/30/11.
  • 1 year (2009), plus 2010 club option (minor-league contract). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/23/09 (minor-league contract, $1.5M in major leagues). Released by NY Mets 4/28/09. Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 6/8/09. $2M in performance bonuses. Contract purchased by White Sox 8/18/09. Chicago White Sox exercised $1M 2010 club option 10/5/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 8/12/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Detroit 9/17/08.
  • 3 years/$27M (2005-07). Signed extension with Chicago White Sox 7/04. 05:$8M, 06:$9M, 07:$10M.
  • 1 year/$6.875M (2004). Re-signed by Seattle 12/03 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Seattle 6/04.
  • 1 year/$6.875M (2003). Won arbitration with Seattle 2/03 ($6.875M-$5.9M).
  • 1 year/$3.8M (2002). Re-signed by Seattle 1/02 (avoided arbitration). Largest ever contract for first-year arbitration-eligible player.
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2001). Re-signed by Seattle 2/01.
  • 1 year/$0.325M (2000). Re-signed by Seattle 2/00.
  • 1 year/$0.2M (1999). Re-signed by Seattle 2/99.
  • Acquired by Seattle in trade from Houston 7/31/98.
  • Signed by Houston 1993 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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 9.4 8.6 0 28 28 154.8 133 35 110 17 .273 1.09 3.14 3.42 26.0 2.7
80o 8.7 8.7 0 27 27 148.6 135 36 106 17 .284 1.15 3.46 3.76 18.5 1.9
70o 8.3 8.8 0 26 26 144.2 136 36 103 17 .291 1.19 3.70 4.02 13.3 1.4
60o 7.9 8.8 0 25 25 140.5 137 36 100 18 .298 1.23 3.90 4.24 9.2 0.9
50o 7.5 8.9 0 24 24 137.0 137 36 98 18 .305 1.27 4.09 4.44 5.7 0.6
40o 7.2 8.9 0 24 24 133.6 138 37 96 18 .311 1.31 4.28 4.65 2.3 0.2
30o 6.8 8.9 0 23 23 130.1 138 37 93 18 .318 1.35 4.48 4.87 -1.0 -0.1
20o 6.4 9 0 22 22 125.9 139 37 90 18 .326 1.40 4.73 5.14 -4.7 -0.5
10o 5.9 9 0 21 21 120.3 139 37 86 18 .337 1.46 5.07 5.51 -9.2 -0.9
Weighted Mean7.68.802424136.9137369817.3031.264.074.426.10.6

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
7% 32% 12% 18% 67%

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
2015389902727159164431102041.3121.304.304.689.32.46.21.10.1
201639890252514915640971941.3101.324.384.779.42.45.91.2-0.0
201740880242414414738921841.3031.294.184.549.22.45.81.10.4
201841670202011512331761541.3131.344.464.859.62.45.91.2-0.1
20194256016169710427601341.3101.354.474.859.62.55.61.2-0.1
2020434401212697520431041.3121.374.615.019.72.65.61.3-0.2
202144340111166741940941.3161.404.775.1810.02.65.41.2-0.3
202245340101058641734841.3111.394.655.069.92.65.21.2-0.2
2023463309952581530741.3121.394.745.1610.02.65.21.2-0.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
15.717.512.416.72.34.364.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Bartolo Colon 2010 0.00 DNP
2 90 Esteban Loaiza 2009 0.00 DNP
3 89 Brian Moehler 2009 5.82
4 89 Kevin Millwood 2012 4.81
5 86 Luis Tiant 1978 3.39
6 86 Brett Tomko 2010 0.00 DNP
7 86 Mike Hampton 2010 0.00
8 85 Dennis Martinez 1991 2.84
9 85 Paul Byrd 2008 4.80
10 85 Chan Ho Park 2010 5.51
11 85 Ramon Ortiz 2010 6.60
12 85 David Wells 2000 4.51
13 85 Whitey Ford 1966 4.07
14 84 Mike Cuellar 1974 3.54
15 84 Bryn Smith 1993 8.80
16 84 Bert Blyleven 1988 5.56
17 84 Jim Kaat 1976 3.76
18 84 Don Sutton 1982 3.46
19 84 Joe Dobson 1954 6.75
20 84 Jason Schmidt 2010 0.00 DNP
21 84 Tom Seaver 1982 6.06
22 84 Phil Niekro 1976 3.86
23 83 Doyle Alexander 1988 4.79
24 83 Ken Johnson 1970 9.00
25 83 Hal Brown 1962 4.97 DNP
26 83 Ed Whitson 1992 0.00 DNP
27 83 Jeff Suppan 2012 5.58
28 83 Jack Morris 1992 4.26
29 83 Bret Saberhagen 2001 6.60
30 83 Mark Langston 1998 6.20
31 82 Woody Williams 2004 4.41
32 82 Orlando Hernandez 2003 0.00 DNP
33 82 Jimmy Key 1998 4.42
34 82 Ted Lilly 2013 5.87
35 82 Bruce Hurst 1995 0.00 DNP
36 82 Carl Pavano 2013 0.00 DNP
37 82 Jim Bibby 1982 0.00 DNP
38 82 Livan Hernandez 2012 6.42
39 82 Dizzy Trout 1952 4.28
40 81 Jon Lieber 2007 5.08
41 81 Dick Donovan 1965 5.96
42 81 Sonny Siebert 1974 4.44
43 81 Bob Tewksbury 1998 4.98
44 81 Kenshin Kawakami 2012 0.00 DNP
45 81 Charlie Leibrandt 1994 0.00 DNP
46 80 Rudy May 1982 3.65
47 80 John Burkett 2002 4.84
48 80 Jerry Koosman 1980 4.40
49 80 Mike Scott 1992 0.00 DNP
50 80 Jim Lonborg 1979 12.27
51 80 Darren Oliver 2008 3.00
52 80 Rick Reuschel 1986 4.42
53 80 Gaylord Perry 1976 3.34
54 80 John Tudor 1991 0.00 DNP
55 79 Orel Hershiser 1996 5.02
56 79 Vic Raschi 1956 0.00 DNP
57 79 Virgil Trucks 1954 2.96
58 79 Al Leiter 2003 4.13
59 79 Early Wynn 1957 4.76
60 79 Ron Guidry 1988 4.50
61 79 Sal Maglie 1954 3.53
62 79 Kevin Tapani 2001 4.97
63 79 Jim Perry 1973 4.26
64 79 Elmer Dessens 2008 22.50
65 79 Aaron Sele 2007 6.04
66 79 Vern Law 1967 5.32
67 79 Earl Wilson 1972 0.00 DNP
68 78 Dave Stewart 1994 6.01
69 78 Ed Lopat 1955 4.58
70 78 Marty Pattin 1980 4.04
71 78 Art Fowler 1960 0.00 DNP
72 78 Connie Johnson 1960 0.00 DNP
73 78 Mark Hendrickson 2011 5.73
74 78 Sam Jones 1963 9.82
75 78 Tom Candiotti 1995 4.40
76 78 Bob Feller 1956 5.28
77 78 Billy Pierce 1964 2.76
78 78 Bill Hands 1977 0.00 DNP
79 78 Rick Reed 2002 4.26
80 78 Ray Herbert 1967 0.00 DNP
81 77 Russ Ortiz 2011 0.00 DNP
82 77 Fred Norman 1980 4.59
83 77 Joe Nuxhall 1966 4.92
84 77 Steve Trachsel 2008 9.30
85 77 Preacher Roe 1953 4.47
86 77 Mike Bielecki 1997 5.02
87 77 Steve Carlton 1982 3.47
88 77 Juan Marichal 1975 13.50 DNP
89 77 Jim Bunning 1969 4.11
90 77 Joe Hesketh 1996 0.00 DNP
91 77 Doug Davis 2013 0.00 DNP
92 77 Mark Portugal 2000 0.00 DNP
93 77 Ellis Kinder 1952 3.04
94 77 Harry Brecheen 1952 3.19
95 76 Rick Sutcliffe 1993 6.07
96 76 Dennis Leonard 1988 0.00 DNP
97 76 Chuck Finley 2000 4.42
98 76 Tim Wakefield 2004 5.78
99 76 Rodrigo Lopez 2013 0.00 DNP
100 76 Curt Simmons 1966 4.55

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .281 .338 .489 .285
11 vs R (Multi) .260 .300 .427 .252
18 Split (Multi) .020 .038 .062 .033
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .286 .331 .532 .291
31 vs R (2013) .255 .287 .412 .235
38 Split (2013) .031 .044 .121 .056
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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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 Glance at Garcia’s nearly even mix of starts and relief appearances and you might conclude he was a classic swing man, pitching in, so to speak, wherever he was most needed. To a certain extent, he was, but his role changes were as much about hiding him where he could do the least damage as they were about putting him where he could be of the most help. The righty’s move to the pen was a response to his four disastrous April starts, and while he pitched better in relief, his innings were low leverage. He had his moments filling in for Andy Pettitte and CC Sabathia as a starter in June and July, but his days as a useful arm are about at an end, barring a move to a more forgiving fly-ball park.
2012 Another of Brian Cashman's fliers that paid off, the Yankees signed Garcia to a one-year, $1.5 million deal coming off of a five-year span in which he posted a 4.69 ERA and a crashing strikeout rate over just 84 starts—which is a bit like saying, "The food at that restaurant is terrible and the portions are too small." A fly-ball pitcher who had allowed home runs at a rate of 1.3 per nine innings over those difficult five years, Garcia allowed just nine in his first 122.1 innings (0.7 per nine, one of the lowest rates in the AL) through early August. Garcia then cut his right index finger in a kitchen accident, and either the trauma (which necessitated a 20-day DL stay) altered the way he gripped his split-fingered fastball or a phenomenon which had no good reason for happening in the first place chose to reverse itself. Over his last five starts, Garcia gave up seven home runs, or 2.6 per nine innings. Overall, Garcia was as good as he looked last year, but with his declining strikeout rate, home-run reversal, and injury history, the Yankees' decision to bring him back on another one-year ($4 million) deal looks risky.
2011 Whether or not it's oxymoronic to refer to someone as one of the best fifth starters in the league, you can give the right-handed Garcia this sort of left-handed compliment. Perhaps it's even appropriate, because "crafty righty" isn't exactly in common usage. Despite throwing with less velocity than before he'd torn up his shoulder, in his first full campaign back in action Garcia was good for 19 quality starts (through the first six innings). He's a fly-baller with home-run issues, but U.S. Cellular Field made matters worse for him; he allowed 1.6 homers per nine innings there, against 1.0 on the road. Keeping that in mind as Garcia heads into low-cost free agency, he could be a nice fit as back-end rotation filler in the right (big) ballpark.
2010 Garcia's surgically repaired shoulder was slow to heal. After a brutal spring training and a pair of poor starts in Triple-A, the Mets just flat-out released him, leading to another opportunity to pitch for fellow Venezuelan Ozzie Guillen. The White Sox were as cautious with Garcia as the Mets were reckless, signing him in June and bringing him along slowly; he didn't join the big-league rotation until mid-August. He pitched well, with seven quality starts in nine chances (and an eighth was blown after the sixth inning). Chicago's decision to include a cheap 2010 option for $1 million plus $2 million in incentives looks like a steal, especially with pitching prices likely to prove recession-proof.
2009 After shoulder surgery in 2007, plenty of teams expressed interest in Garcia as a cheap pickup for the rotation, but the auditions and workouts were continuously delayed. After being rumored to be going to half the teams in baseball, Garcia finally signed with the Tigers, rehabbed his way back into action, and made three decent starts for them, but left his final outing with stiffness in his repaired shoulder. He's pitching in Venezuela this winter and looking for another job this year. Hopefully, this time he'll be able to show up before August.
2008 It seemed like a good idea at the time. Wanting to win now, the Phillies dealt pitching prospects Gio Gonzalez and Gavin Floyd to the White Sox for Garcia, who had been a reliable starter for most of the decade. Unfortunately, Chief broke down after 11 starts and when the Phillies tried to fix him up they found out he was like an iPod: no user-serviceable parts. After failing to find his velocity in rehab, Garcia was sent back to the factory with a frayed rotator cuff and a torn labrum. He's expected to be out until June or July this year, and may remain a free agent until then, when teams in the pennant race can bid on a presumably fully operational hurler.
2007 It`s hard to understand why Garcia gets pigeonholed as an underachiever. He`s made at least 31 starts in all but one of his eight big league seasons, has never had an ERA materially worse than league average, and has won 62 percent of his lifetime decisions. Owed $10 million in 2007, the last year of his current contract, he projects to provide a performance comparable to those of Jason Schmidt and Barry Zito at a relative discount. Whether the White Sox were right to move him remains to be seen, but this was clearly a good buy for the Phillies. There`s been some grumbling about Garcia`s declining strikeout rate, but he`s always been a guy that mixed different pitches and approaches; we see no red flags in the near term.
2005 Most pitchers are disposed to overthrow, but Garcia is fascinated with his changeup, to the point that he predictably tries to use it as his finishing pitch after a few fastballs. Garcia is not a bad pitcher, but he's not much better than an average one. The White Sox traded for him at the high-water mark of his value, entranced by his Safeco-enhanced ERA while ignoring peripheral numbers that hadn't improved much and an arm that has a lot of mileage on it. The $27 million extension the White Sox gave Garcia in July is looking more palatable compared to some of the signings of this winter, but that's damning with faint praise.
2003 Garcia was helped greatly by the stellar Mariner defense of 2001, and its regression this year really tore him up. His head wasn’t in games, he frequently got into feuds with umpires, and his famous game composure disappeared. This may have something to do with Freddy’s postgame activities. Garcia was tangentially involved with the vile case of Darrell Russell drugging a woman so his friends could rape her while he videotaped it; Garcia was one of three men the woman said that she was dating at the same time, including Russell. Now whatever you want to say about the nature of relationships, that was probably a distraction.
2002 Garcia’s control and movement both improved, and he stepped up to claim the “ace” label, suffering only three disaster outings all year. Aces get ridden hard, though: he went fewer than six innings just four times. His only obvious weakness is his tendency to get rattled by inconsistent umpires, something he’ll get over.
2001 Freddy Garcia enjoyed the Venezuelan equivalent of the rubber-chicken circuit a bit too much, reporting to camp overweight and out of shape. He pitched poorly before suffering a hairline fracture of his tibia in his third start, which shelved him until early July. One side benefit of the two-month layoff is that his arm had a chance to further recover from the abuses of 1999. Garcia is a very good starter who could rise to the next level if he stops nibbling around the plates and trusts his overpowering stuff.
2000 Chief put a stranglehold on a rotation spot with a sparkling spring training and didn't let go despite an unhealthy helping of Piniella-dispensed abuse. In recent years, young pitchers haven't fared well with the Mariners, but Garcia has a couple things working in his favor: he was schooled in the Astros' organization, and his tenuous grasp of the English language may enable him to ignore much of Piniella's bluster. He has the stuff and makeup to be a number one starter. With Piniella returning, all bets are off concerning Garcia’s future.

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Freddy Garcia threw 8,678 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph) and Slider (80mph), also mixing in a Curve (74mph), Splitter (80mph) and Change (82mph). He also rarely threw a Sinker (88mph).