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 9 8 0 0 21 21 118.0 99 18 35 123 4.04 1.14 1.22 2.7 9.4 .279 37/20/43 11 12
Career 2yrs 20 16 0 0 51 49 273.0 231 37 85 290 3.63 1.16 1.21 2.8 9.6 .288 n/a
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Luis Garcia (P) HOU - Jul. 05
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=15341

Garcia (7-5) allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in 6.1 innings, earning the win Tuesday over the Royals.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Garcia yielded a pair of home runs in the contest, making this the fourth time he's allowed multiple homers in a start this year. The five runs against also matched a season high. Despite the shaky pitching, he threw only 88 pitches (61 strikes), making this a fairly efficient start compared to the 101 pitches he threw in 5.1 innings versus the Yankees last week. Garcia saw his ERA tick up to 3.81 with a 1.09 WHIP and 87:22 K:BB across 82.2 innings overall. He's projected for a road start versus the Angels next week, which may be his final start of the first half if the Astros stick with a six-man rotation.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 6

Garcia 62, Severino 60 in games scores. Astros 2, Yankees 1 in game score. 'Stros have taken seven of nine from the Yankees.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 1
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jun 15

nice, informative thread. Depends too on the rest of your staff.

carter carter GypsySoul
Apr 8

I took a bit of a different approach in that same draft. I agree that one can argue in support of any of those pitchers and none really stand out in comparison to the rest, so I went with Mike Clevenger. He'll be at the very least 16 months removed from TJS by the time we get rolling and having watched several clips is throwing hard and looking ready to roll. Certainly, there is risk, but there is also considerable upside. 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Feb 23

Yes! The most risky, but with the most upside. The key question, if I was wrong, is why he was the most risky? Experience, for sure, but was/is he?

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Feb 22

Some pretty fair pitchers still available. The only one who might have tempted me more is Ranger Suarez.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 22

Found myself just now in the 10th round, pick 139, of a 50 player roster 15 team mixed draft and hold league using OBP, with no interesting hitters and an interesting mix of starters: Lance McCullers, Chris Bassitt, Framber Valdez, Ian Anderson, Sean Manaea, Logan Gilbert, Ranger Suarez, Clayton Kershaw, Eduardo Rodriguez.

I can think of good reasons to take any of them, but I went with Garcia as my fourth starter (behind Gausman, Musgrove, and McClanahan) because he's got the best mix of control, stuff, and so far at least, health. 

Any of this group stand out to you this year, for better or worse?

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Feb 21

Statcast xERA: 3.98

Forecaster xERA: 3.89

Why do both formulas think Garcia's ERA should have been higher? More than half a run higher? I would think Statcast, especially, would lean the other way. Seriously fast FBv, more than a ten mph slower EV (on all his pitches).

SIERA (yet another "should be": 3.91

ERC (the Handbook's version): 3.26.

I vote for ERC.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 11
2020: FB 54% FBv 94.0 EV 89.6 HardHit 38% Barrel 6% HR/FB 8% FIP 4.25
2021: FB 60% FBv 98.3 EV 88.1 HardHit 39% Barrel 7% HR/FB 11% FIP 3.63
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21