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Christian Garcia PNationals

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
37.7 3.34 1.22 40 2 1 0 0.5
Birth Date8-24-1985
Height6' 5"
Weight230 lbs
Age29 years, 1 months, 28 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
-0.02012
2013
0.52014
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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
2012 WAS 26 13 0 12.7 0.0 12.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 8 3 3 2 16 2 2 2 15 2.13 3.77 4.96 -0.1 -0.0
Career13012.70.012.700000048833216222152.133.774.96-0.1-0.0

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
2005 CSC A 21 20 106.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.586 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CSC A 7 7 41.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 YAN Rk 5 3 11.2 3.44 119 .319 .230 .305 .318 .242 .438 90 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2008 TAM A+ 10 10 49.7 3.40 127 .230 .267 .344 .391 .261 .339 102 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2008 TRN AA 1 0 5.3 7.70 32 .308 .257 .329 .393 .254 .346 98 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2008 YAN Rk 3 3 7.3 7.26 71 .374 .273 .340 .392 .241 .579 118 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2009 TRN AA 5 5 25.3 4.46 79 .218 .247 .324 .367 .257 .222 83 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2010 TRN AA 1 1 5.7 3.83 102 .110 .241 .323 .414 .253 .133 86 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2011 AUB A- 10 0 18.3 3.11 132 .222 .256 .333 .355 .261 .381 100 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
2011 SYR AAA 1 0 2.0 5.20 80 .080 .279 .339 .411 .266 .000 97 -0.1 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2012 WAS MLB 13 0 12.7 4.96 84 .220 .264 .321 .412 .267 .222 100 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2012 HAR AA 18 0 20.0 2.02 156 .198 .261 .330 .396 .262 .283 103 7.0 0.7 7.5 0.8
2012 SYR AAA 27 0 32.3 3.24 127 .171 .254 .321 .379 .248 .231 101 6.4 0.6 6.4 0.7
2013 AUB A- 1 0 1.0 1.31 170 .012 .331 .391 .505 .336 .000 110 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2013 HAR AA 3 2 4.0 2.65 137 .311 .265 .336 .394 .277 .357 95 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2013 SYR AAA 7 2 8.3 2.77 139 .201 .254 .329 .374 .254 .263 102 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2014 SYR AAA 10 0 14.7 3.72 115 .189 .259 .323 .392 .250 .235 97 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2

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
2005 CSC A 5 6 0 21 20 106.0 102 53 103 3 0% -.586 8.7 4.5 0.3 8.7 1.46 3.91 0.0 0.0
2006 CSC A 2 3 0 7 7 41.1 37 12 45 2 0% .330 8.1 2.6 0.4 9.9 1.19 3.50 0.0 0.0
2006 YAN Rk 0 1 0 5 3 11.2 15 4 15 1 70% .438 12.1 3.2 0.8 12.1 1.70 9.64 0.3 0.0
2008 YAN Rk 0 2 0 3 3 7.3 19 2 9 3 50% .579 23.4 2.5 3.7 11.1 2.88 14.79 -0.2 -0.0
2008 TAM A+ 4 2 0 10 10 49.7 45 17 60 2 47% .339 8.1 3.1 0.4 10.9 1.25 2.90 9.9 1.0
2008 TRN AA 0 0 0 1 0 5.3 4 6 5 0 52% .346 6.8 10.2 0.0 8.5 1.89 3.40 -2.1 -0.2
2009 TRN AA 2 0 0 5 5 25.3 15 17 24 1 64% .222 5.3 6.0 0.4 8.5 1.26 0.71 -0.2 -0.0
2010 TRN AA 1 0 0 1 1 5.7 2 1 3 0 53% .133 3.2 1.6 0.0 4.7 0.53 0.00 0.5 0.1
2011 SYR AAA 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 0 1 2 0 50% .000 0.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 0.50 0.00 -0.2 -0.0
2011 AUB A- 3 1 1 10 0 18.3 17 2 28 1 65% .381 8.3 1.0 0.5 13.7 1.04 2.95 4.6 0.5
2012 SYR AAA 1 1 14 27 0 32.3 18 11 38 0 71% .231 5.0 3.1 0.0 10.6 0.90 0.56 6.4 0.7
2012 WAS MLB 0 0 0 13 0 12.7 8 2 15 2 31% .222 5.7 1.4 1.4 10.7 0.79 2.13 -0.1 -0.0
2012 HAR AA 1 0 7 18 0 20.0 13 6 28 0 59% .283 5.8 2.7 0.0 12.6 0.95 1.35 7.5 0.8
2013 AUB A- 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.00 0.00 0.3 0.0
2013 HAR AA 0 1 0 3 2 4.0 5 2 4 0 50% .357 11.2 4.5 0.0 9.0 1.75 2.25 1.3 0.1
2013 SYR AAA 1 0 0 7 2 8.3 5 6 10 0 47% .263 5.4 6.5 0.0 10.8 1.32 3.24 2.4 0.2
2014 SYR AAA 1 1 0 10 0 14.7 9 4 17 1 51% .235 5.5 2.5 0.6 10.4 0.89 2.45 1.8 0.2

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
2012 173 0.5145 0.4682 0.5926 0.5955 0.3333 0.7547 0.2857 0.3951
Career1730.51450.46820.59260.59550.33330.75470.28570.3951

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-02 2014-06-25 Minors 23 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-04-22 2014-05-16 Minors 24 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2013-03-24 2013-09-30 60-DL 190 162 Right Forearm Strain Partial Flexor Tear - -
2013-02-16 2013-03-24 Camp 36 0 Right Forearm Strain Partial Flexor Tear - -
2010-04-09 2010-09-19 Minors 163 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-04-20
2009-06-11 2009-09-08 Minors 89 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chip and Bone Spur 2009-06-19
2009-04-06 2009-05-20 Minors 44 0 Right Shoulder Nerve Injury -
2008-06-09 2008-08-04 Minors 56 0 Not Disclosed -
2007-08-10 2007-08-10 On-Alr 0 0 Right Knee Surgery 2007-08-10 -
2007-06-20 2007-09-08 Minors 80 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-11-20 -
2006-11-21 2006-11-21 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-11-20 -
2006-06-20 2006-07-11 Minors 21 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 WAS $
2013 WAS $491,000
2012 WAS $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$491,000
1 yrTotal$491,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 31 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Washington 2/26/14. Released by Washington 6/25/14.
  • 1 year/$0.491M (2013). Re-signed by Washington 3/6/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Washington 9/1/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Washington 7/21/11 (minor-league contract).
  • Released by NY Yankees 5/14/10.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2004 (3-99) (Gulliver Prep, Miami). $0.39M 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 52.9 34 16 55 4 .253 0.94 2.18 2.37 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 46.0 32 15 48 3 .271 1.03 2.58 2.8 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 41.2 31 15 43 3 .284 1.10 2.87 3.12 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 37.2 29 14 39 3 .295 1.16 3.12 3.39 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 33.5 28 13 35 3 .305 1.22 3.36 3.65 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 29.9 26 12 31 3 .316 1.27 3.60 3.92 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 26.2 24 11 27 2 .327 1.34 3.87 4.21 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 21 10 23 2 .340 1.42 4.19 4.55 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 16.4 17 8 17 2 .358 1.53 4.64 5.04 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000032.62713343.3021.203.323.610.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
13% 20% 11% 20% 34%

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
20152931159062512563651.2991.223.483.787.43.69.10.90.9
20163031157060532262651.3131.243.593.907.93.39.20.90.7
20173131156059502160551.3051.203.333.627.63.29.20.80.9
20183231152055471954551.3061.213.403.707.73.18.90.80.8
20193321147050431749551.3061.203.473.777.73.18.80.90.7
20203421144047411646551.3071.213.503.807.93.18.81.00.6
20213521142045391443451.3071.193.413.717.92.88.70.80.7
20223621140042371341451.3071.193.413.717.92.88.80.90.6
20233721138040351238451.3081.183.443.747.92.78.50.90.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.82.11.51.71.81.510.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 85 Kevin Whelan 2012 0.00 DNP
2 84 Rafael Martin 2012 0.00 DNP
3 84 Cesar Jimenez 2013 3.71
4 84 Romulo Sanchez 2012 0.00 DNP
5 83 Anthony Slama 2012 0.00 DNP
6 83 Mike Benacka 2011 0.00 DNP
7 83 Jeff Stevens 2012 0.00 DNP
8 83 Josh Roenicke 2011 3.78
9 83 Mark Worrell 2011 36.00
10 83 Billy Sadler 2010 0.00 DNP
11 83 Carlos Torres 2011 0.00 DNP
12 82 Jon Link 2012 0.00 DNP
13 82 John Axford 2011 2.32
14 82 Ryan Speier 2008 3.88
15 82 Dan Runzler 2013 0.00 DNP
16 81 Craig Breslow 2009 4.00
17 81 Devon Lowery 2011 0.00 DNP
18 81 Kam Mickolio 2012 0.00 DNP
19 81 Anthony Varvaro 2013 3.07
20 81 Scott Maine 2013 0.00 DNP
21 81 Clay Rapada 2009 5.40
22 81 Jason Urquidez 2011 0.00 DNP
23 81 Chris Leroux 2012 7.15
24 81 Rob Delaney 2013 0.00 DNP
25 81 Robert Coello 2013 3.71
26 81 Steve Edlefsen 2013 0.00 DNP
27 81 Jay Buente 2012 0.00 DNP
28 81 Carlos Fisher 2011 5.62
29 81 Chris Resop 2011 4.39
30 80 Blake Parker 2013 3.30
31 80 Josh Wilkie 2013 0.00 DNP
32 80 Clint Everts 2013 0.00 DNP
33 80 Josh Schmidt 2011 0.00 DNP
34 80 Brad Salmon 2008 0.00 DNP
35 80 Alex Hinshaw 2011 0.00 DNP
36 80 Roy Corcoran 2008 3.84
37 80 Barret Browning 2013 0.00 DNP
38 79 Jim Hoey 2011 7.30
39 79 Chris Hatcher 2013 13.50
40 79 Andrew Bailey 2012 7.04
41 79 Zach Kroenke 2012 0.00 DNP
42 79 Armando Gabino 2012 0.00 DNP
43 79 Dale Thayer 2009 5.93
44 79 Jim Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
45 79 Shane Lindsay 2013 0.00 DNP
46 79 Clay Zavada 2012 0.00 DNP
47 78 Kevin Barry 2007 22.50
48 78 Frankie De La Cruz 2012 0.00 DNP
49 78 Neil Wagner 2012 0.00 DNP
50 78 Eric Hull 2008 0.00 DNP
51 78 Jailen Peguero 2009 0.00 DNP
52 78 Mitch Stetter 2009 3.80
53 78 Jose Diaz 2012 0.00 DNP
54 78 Jon Meloan 2013 0.00 DNP
55 78 Phil Coke 2011 5.30
56 78 Tom Mastny 2009 0.00 DNP
57 78 Atahualpa Severino 2013 0.00 DNP
58 78 Kendy Batista 2010 0.00 DNP
59 78 Sergio Romo 2011 1.50
60 77 Jon Hunton 2011 0.00 DNP
61 77 Josh Kinney 2007 0.00 DNP
62 77 Carlos Muniz 2009 0.00 DNP
63 77 Brandon Kloess 2013 0.00 DNP
64 77 Wirfin Obispo 2013 0.00 DNP
65 77 Andrew Brown 2009 0.00 DNP
66 77 Adam Russell 2011 3.58
67 77 Trystan Magnuson 2013 0.00 DNP
68 77 Ryan Sadowski 2011 0.00 DNP
69 77 Erick Threets 2010 1.46
70 77 Pat Venditte 2013 0.00 DNP
71 77 Matt Daley 2010 4.24
72 77 A.J. Murray 2010 0.00 DNP
73 77 Jesse Carlson 2009 4.92
74 77 John Gaub 2013 0.00 DNP
75 76 Dennis Sarfate 2009 5.87
76 76 Jose Veras 2009 5.90
77 76 Dane De La Rosa 2011 9.82
78 76 Justin Dowdy 2012 0.00 DNP
79 76 Mike McClendon 2013 0.00 DNP
80 76 Santiago Ramirez 2007 0.00 DNP
81 76 Dusty Hughes 2010 4.47
82 76 Mike Fiers 2013 8.06
83 76 Toru Murata 2013 0.00 DNP
84 76 Steve Delabar 2012 3.95
85 76 Vinnie Pestano 2013 4.58
86 76 Esmerling Vasquez 2012 5.68
87 76 Joe Torres 2011 0.00 DNP
88 76 Casey Weathers 2013 0.00 DNP
89 76 Ross Wolf 2011 0.00 DNP
90 76 Samuel Deduno 2012 4.56
91 76 Jose Capellan 2009 0.00 DNP
92 75 Donnie Veal 2013 4.91
93 75 Zech Zinicola 2013 0.00 DNP
94 75 Brad Kilby 2011 0.00 DNP
95 75 R.J. Swindle 2012 0.00 DNP
96 75 Denny Bautista 2011 0.00 DNP
97 75 Cory Wade 2011 2.27
98 75 Ryan Mattheus 2012 2.98
99 75 Stephen Marek 2012 0.00 DNP
100 75 Ron Flores 2008 0.00 DNP

Platoon

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 A third-round pick by the Yankees in 2004, Garcia took the road less traveled through the minor leagues, waiting eight years for his major-league debut, changing organizations in 2011, and requiring three elbow surgeries along the way. The righty has never lacked for stuff—as demonstrated by his minor-league strikeout rates and his numbers in a cup of coffee last September—and his four-pitch arsenal led Johnson to ponder converting him to a starter for 2013. Washington’s rotation is full, so Garcia will be ticketed for Triple-A if he doesn't secure a bullpen gig out of spring training. As long as his ligaments stay hinged, he should have a bright future in the nation’s capital.
2010 Christian Garcia has terrific stuff, racking up 9.8 K/9 in a minor-league career going back to 2004, but he's incapable of staying healthy.
2009 Christian Garcia returned from nearly two years in DL limbo (TJ and knee) with the curveball which has drawn favorable comparisons to those of Hughes and Betances; he could rise quickly if his fastball's velocity rebounds.
2007 Christian Garcia missed the bulk of the season with an oblique strain; it wasn`t the first time he`s been hurt. Big things are anticipated from his fastball and curve if he works harder to get back than he has to this point.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersBen Murphy2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-03-07
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-08
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 9th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-09
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 6, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-06
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 6, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-06
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 2, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-02
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 2, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Washington Nationals Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-03-28
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This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: June 5Kevin Goldstein2009-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack 10/23/06Kevin Goldstein2006-10-23


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Christian Garcia threw 226 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Sinker (96mph), Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Change (87mph), also mixing in a Curve (82mph).