Luis Garcia Houston Astros

Age: 25 (December 13, 1996) | 6' 1" | 244lbs. | Throws: Right Minors: p-15
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
HOU AL 2021 11 8 0 0 30 28 155.0 132 19 50 167 3.31 1.17 1.20 2.9 9.7 .295 38/21/41 17 18
HOU AL 2022 3 1 0 0 6 6 33.2 23 5 9 37 2.94 0.95 1.04 2.4 9.9 .237 38/10/51 7 6
Career 2yrs 14 9 0 0 36 34 188.2 155 24 59 204 3.24 1.13 1.17 2.8 9.7 .285 n/a
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A moment that epitomized the level of stupidity this has gotten to.

Or maybe Rosario's hit of the lefty did.

Mike Landau ML-
Oct 30 '21

No question Dusty Baker had instructions from above to take Garcia out when the lefty-hitting Rosario stepped to the plate in the fourth. As he trudged to the mound, here's how I see Dusty's thought bubble: "Oh man, did he have to get two outs on two pitches? Did he have to?"

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 30 '21

Ken Davidoff: 

Yordan Alvarez and Luis Garcia, both Houston minor leaguers in 2017, teamed to give the Astros their third straight win, completing one wallop of a counterpunch that began Tuesday in the eighth inning of Game 4 as the Bosox were on the verge of grabbing a 3-1 advantage.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 23 '21

Nice bounce-back after allowing ten earned runs in his previous two starts.

Brandon BeltJesse WinkerBryan ReynoldsLuis GarciaNick Pivetta

Yesterday's Top Performers


Luis Garcia* (HOU): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 8 K, 76 GmSc

Nick Pivetta* (BOS): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 74 GmSc

Yu Darvish (SDP): 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 12 K, 73 GmSc

Carlos Rodon (CHW): 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 11 K, 72 GmSc

Austin Gomber (COL): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 9 K, 71 GmSc

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* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 8 '21

I watched part of this game. Batters really didn't like his slider.

Luis Garcia, RHP, Astros — Houston’s top pitching prospect showed off on Thursday afternoon. The 24-year-old righthander whiffed six over five one-run innings against the Mariners, albeit in a one-run loss. The outing was his longest of the season. His fastball topped at 96 mph, and he induced 12 swings and misses in 73 pitches (16.4%).

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 30 '21

Houston Astros

—No. 1 prospect Luis Garcia picked up the loss despite pitching well in his second start this season, striking out six batters, walking three and allowing two runs on three hits in 5.2 innings against the Rockies. The 24-year-old righthander mostly relied on his fastball, which averaged 92.2 mph, and induced 14 swings and misses, including five with his slider.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 21 '21

Second best prospect on the 'Stros, says BA. Their link has better ststs.

  1. 2. Luis Garcia | RHP
    Luis Garcia
    Born: Dec 13, 1996 
    Bats: R Throws: R 
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 244 
    Drafted: Venezuela, 2017. 
    Signed By: Oz Ocampo/Tom Shafer/Roman Ocumarez/David Brito. 

    Fastball: 55. Slider: 50. Changeup: 70. Curveball: 45. Cutter: 40. Control: 45.

    TRACK RECORD: The Astros signed Garcia out of Venezuela in 2017 for $20,000 when he was a 20-year-old touching the low 90s. He started to touch the mid 90s later that summer. After reaching high Class A Fayetteville in 2019, Garcia made his major league debut as a September callup in 2020, then threw two scoreless innings as the opener in Houston’s 4-3 victory in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Garcia pitches off a fastball that ranges from 92-97 mph. His best pitch is his plus changeup that flashes as a 70 on the 20-80 scale with late sink and fade. Garcia sells it to look like a fastball out of his hand, but it has 11 mph of separation that consistently gets both lefties and righties waving out front. His low-80s slider is an average pitch that he used effectively last year, with sharp, late break at times. His 76-78 mph curveball is a fringe-average pitch that blends too much into his slider. Garcia also introduced a hard 86-88 mph cutter with mixed results. He has a track record of missing bats, though his command is still below-average.

    THE FUTURE: Garcia has the swing-and-miss stuff to develop into a mid-rotation starter if his location improves. He’s a potential closer if he stays in the bullpen.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '21
Fangraphs: FB 54% FBv 94.0 EV 89.6 HardHit 38% HR/FB 8% LD%+ 96 FIP 4.25
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '20