Friday, February 02, 2018

Season Recap: Luis Garcia

Let's talk about Luis Garcia. The big right-hander pitched in 66 games for the Phillies, tossing 71 effective innings. He's had an interesting career since the Phillies signed in 2010.

In the coming days, we're going to recap every player who spent a part of  2017 with the Philadelphia Phillies. The previous post looked at relief pitcher Michael Saunders. We even have a landing post with a link to each player's season.

Garcia has pitched in 192 games for the Phillies. If he lasts another full season in Philly, he'll likely end up pitching in more games than Larry Anderson and Brad Lidge. He appeared in 72 games two years ago, but was limited to just 17 in 2016.

Garcia's numbers are pretty impressive. In 198 innings, he's given up just 14 home runs while allowing 8.8 hits per nine. The big issue is that he walks way too many batters, about 4.8 per game. That number fell to 3.3 last season. If he can repeat that success, he'll be valuable again in 2018.


GM-Carson said...

Garcia surprised me. Having him pitch the 6th or 7th inning along with Edubray makes for a deep bullpen, since Hunter and Neshek have the 7/8th and Neris in the 9th.

ripjgarcia said...

Hopefully they don't screw with Neris' head again this year....