Yimi Garcia
Yimi Garcia
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Miami Marlins
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Bullpen roles are up for grabs in Miami and Garcia is in the mix for high-leverage duty. Over five seasons with the Dodgers, Garcia posted a 3.61 ERA and 21.1 K-BB% in 159.2 total innings. He averaged 94.2 mph on his fastball last season with one of the highest four-seam spin rates in the game (2,593 rpm). His curveball spin was close to elite, and according to Statcast, Garcia ranked among the elite in hard-hit rate allowed, xBA and xwOBA. The right-hander is an extreme flyball pitcher (career 52.2 FB%) and that is not ideal in this day and age of Major League Baseball. Indeed home runs were a major problem in his final couple seasons with Los Angeles. A little improvement there would go a long way, and Marlins Park should help in that regard even with the center-field and right-center-field fences moving in. Remember Don Mattingly is already familiar with Garcia after managing him from 2014-15. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Marlins in December of 2019.
Signs with Marlins
PMiami Marlins
December 12, 2019
Garcia agreed to a contract with the Marlins on Thursday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
ANALYSIS
Garcia saw a heavy workload in 2019, recording a 3.61 ERA with a 0.87 WHIP over 62.1 innings for the Dodgers. The terms of the deal are unknown and the finalization is pending a physical, but if all goes well, the 29-year-old could play a big role in the Marlins' bullpen.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
13
Last 5 Games
13
How many pitches does Yimi Garcia generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
What part of the game does Yimi Garcia generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .208 128 30 5 25 4 1 9
Since 2017vs Right .220 220 55 13 44 11 1 13
2019vs Left .171 88 21 4 14 2 1 7
2019vs Right .182 159 45 10 26 7 0 8
2018vs Left .289 40 9 1 11 2 0 2
2018vs Right .316 61 10 3 18 4 1 5
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-35%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-29%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-43%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.05 1.10 41.0 2 5 0 8.8 2.2 2.9
Since 2017Away 3.30 0.96 43.2 0 1 0 9.3 1.6 1.9
2019Home 4.25 0.98 29.2 1 3 0 8.8 2.4 2.4
2019Away 3.03 0.77 32.2 0 1 0 10.2 1.7 1.9
2018Home 7.15 1.41 11.1 1 2 0 8.7 1.6 4.0
2018Away 4.09 1.55 11.0 0 0 0 6.5 1.6 1.6
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Yimi Garcia compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
4.71
 
K/9
9.5
 
BB/9
2.0
 
HR/9
2.2
 
Fastball
94.2 mph
 
ERA
3.61
 
WHIP
0.87
 
BABIP
.185
 
GB/FB
0.56
 
Left On Base
78.8%
 
Exit Velocity
86.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.6%
 
Spin Rate
2581 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.3%
 
Swinging Strike
12.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
2015
Garcia represented a bright spot for a beleaguered Dodgers bullpen last year. His body of work included an impressive 10.8 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9, though an escalated home run rate served to drive up his ERA. Garcia suffered through an 11-game stretch in the middle of the season that saw his ERA balloon from 0.63 to 4.09, but he otherwise flashed signs of being a solid setup man one day, if not a closer. Garcia flashes a fastball in the 92-94 range, a slider, and an average changeup. In addition, Garcia handled lefties (.172 batting average against) even better than righties (.224) last year. Further developing those last two pitches will be key, but Garcia has shown enough to give the Dodgers hope that he will be around for a while. Garcia should enter spring training as a heavy favorite for one of the team's bullpen roles, though he may have to earn it.
Garcia earned a September callup after another impressive season in the upper levels of the Dodgers' system, where he was one of the team's best relievers at Triple-A Albuquerque. The Pacific Coast League is a difficult place to pitch, making his 3.10 ERA there all the more impressive. Garcia took a big step forward with his control in 2013 at Double-A, and was able to sustain that success in 2014. During his limited time in the big leagues, Garcia fanned 25.0% of the batters he faced and carried a tidy 2.8% walk rate while working predominantly with a fastball-slider combination. He'll likely be in the mix for an Opening Day bullpen spot this spring, but Garcia has minor league options left and may have to wait for injuries to deplete the team's depth before getting his second look from the Dodgers.
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Headed to free agency
PFree Agent
December 2, 2019
Garcia was non-tendered by the Dodgers on Monday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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Takes loss on balk
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 30, 2019
Garcia (1-4) took the loss on Friday against the Diamondbacks after allowing one run (unearned) on one hit while striking out four over 1.1 innings.
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Charged with loss in relief
PLos Angeles Dodgers
July 5, 2019
Garcia (1-3) took the loss Friday against the Padres after allowing a home run with three strikeouts over two innings.
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Steers clear of arbitration
PLos Angeles Dodgers
January 11, 2019
Garcia signed a one-year contract for an unspecified amount with the Dodgers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Activated Monday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 17, 2018
Garcia will join the team ahead of Monday's game against the Rockies, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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