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Christian Garcia

RHP
Christian Garcia
Name: Christian J. Garcia
Born: Aug 24, 1985 in Escondido, Calif. USA
High School: Gulliver Prep, Miami
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career3973.171.263.7610.13
Drafted in the 3rd round (99th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2004 (signed for $390,000)
A South Carolina recruit, Garcia was once expected to replace Landon Powell as the Gamecocks' catcher. That's not likely to happen now. Garcia's new coach at Gulliver Prep, former University of Miami pitching coach Lazaro Collazo, put the projectable 6-foot-4, 175-pounder on the mound this spring after seeing his arm strength and his struggles offensively. Garcia hit the mid-90s with his fastball and zoomed into first-round consideration. Scouts say he may throw 97-98 mph one day. His inexperience shows, but he's athletic enough to repeat his delivery and command his fastball. Scouts expect him to clean up his mechanics and hone his secondary stuff as he gains pitching experience. Garcia was hobbled in a late start in the state playoffs by food poisoning, lowering his velocity into the 80s, but he was back in the mid 90s a start later.
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