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Onelki Garcia

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Onelki Garcia
Name: Onelki Garcia
Born: Aug 2, 1989 in Guantanamo, Cuba
High School: Los Angeles (no school)
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 3rd round (113th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 (signed for $382,000)
Garcia left Cuba in January 2011 and expected to be declared a free agent like most other defectors. Instead, Major League Baseball put him into last year's draft, then withdrew him two days later and reviewed his case. In January 2012, Garcia once again was declared draft-eligible. In the meantime, he tried to stay in shape, often working out at Pierce JC in Los Angeles, near where Gus Dominguez, the former agent who represents him, lives. Garcia pitched in the Puerto Rican League last winter as well with some success, and in Puerto Rico and in the spring adult league he plays in, he has shown two plus pitches. Garcia's fastball sits at 90-93 mph, and his curveball, while somewhat inconsistent, is a true power pitch at its best. Garcia hasn't shown much of a changeup. Garcia has a physical 6-foot-2, 220-pound frame that needs no projection. At 22, he could move through a minor league system quickly as long as he comes out of the gate throwing strikes.
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