- Full name Joshua Rico Garcia
- Born 01/10/1994 in Honolulu, HI
- Profile Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 201 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Hawaii Pacific
- Debut 08/27/2019
- Drafted in the 30th round (890th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2016.
Organization Prospect Rankings
Track Record: After spending the previous two seasons mostly at short-season Boise, Garcia made an emphatic impression in 2018 when he started at high Class A Lancaster. He earned midseason and postseason all-star honors in the California League and finished the year at Double-A Hartford. Going a combined 13-9, 2.96 and striking out 162 while walking 42 in 167 innings, Garcia became more than an organization player. The stronger the competition, the better Garcia has pitched.
Scouting Report: Garcia has responded to coaching and a regular throwing program. He has worked on his delivery to provide better balance, which allows him to use his legs better. Garcia's fastball improved to an average of 92 mph with a peak of 96 on a regular basis. The uptick on his fastball combined with a quality changeup and solid curveball has elevated Garcia's prospect status. His curveball has good downward break that disrupts hitters' timing.
The Future: Garcia is coming in a hurry, but only after he got the chance. In two full seasons, he already has put together an impressive effort at Double-A. Area scout Matt Hattabaugh deserves credit for staying with Garcia, even though he was at a smaller school in Hawaii.