MARIO GARCIA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: December 27, 1998
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 183
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2017, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Mexico
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Garcia was a lower-profile signing out of Mexico at age 18.  He’s not a hard thrower.

2018
DSL:  3-2-0, 1.94 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 46.1 IP, 2.3 BB/9, 7.6 K/9

Pitching in a swing role, Garcia put up good numbers in his debut.

2019
DSL:  4-0-0, 2.38 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 22.2 IP, 2.4 BB/9, 12.3 K/9
R:  0-1-1, 6.00 ERA, 1.89 WHIP, 27.0 IP, 7.3 BB/9, 7.7 K/9

Despite his good debut, the Pirates sent Garcia back to the DSL to open the 2019 season.  He continued to get good results, including a much higher K rate, and at the beginning of July they moved him up to the Gulf Coast League.  He made 11 appearances there, including five starts, and had a lot more trouble, including control problems and a much lower K rate.

2020
DNP

The Pirates must like Garcia fairly well or they wouldn’t have given him some starts in the GCL.  He doesn’t have overpowering stuff and may not have a lot of projection.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2021: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 3, 2017: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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