Deivi García Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 9" / 163 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/19/1999 (24)
Deivi García Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Deivi García News
New York Yankees right-hander Deivi Garcia looked "really good" in 3 1/3 innings of relief in a spring game on Monday, according to manager Aaron Boone. "It's been encouraging to see how good his stuff's been really since the start of camp," Boone said. Garcia has allowed two runs in 7 1/3 Grapefruit League innings so far. His velocity is up and has credited his success due to an improved cutter. The 23-year-old Dominican has had his share of struggles in the last two seasons, mostly in the minor leagues, but it looks like he may be taking the next step in 2023. Command has been a big issue for the young right-hander, so he'll need to get that in control if he wants to see an extended stay at the big-league level this year.
New York Yankees right-handed pitcher Deivi Garcia was optioned to Triple-A on Monday, but he left the big league club on a positive note. The 22-year-old had a strong showing this spring. He pitched five innings and allowed just three hits, no walks and one earned run while striking out two. Most notably, he showed improved velocity. His fastball saw an average velocity of 95.5 mph, up from 92.2 mph during his stint in the majors last year. The pitch topped out at 96.8 mph this spring. Garcia was a train-wreck at both Triple-A and in the majors last year. Over 90.2 innings at Triple-A in 2021, he had an ugly 6.85 ERA that was heavily due to his 6.8 BB/9 average.
New York Yankees starting pitcher Deivi Garcia was saddled with his second loss of the season on Saturday against the Detroit Tigers. Garcia pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing four earned runs on five hits with one walk and three strikeouts. The 22-year-old earned a solid 30 percent CSW, called strikes plus whiffs, with his changeup registering as one of his better offerings of the night. Still, the results just haven't been there so far in two major league starts this season, as Garcia has pitched to a 6.48 ERA. The Yankees optioned the young starter to their Triple-A affiliate for more repetitions. It wouldn't be surprising to see Garcia back in the majors at some point this season, given how highly the Yankees think of him.
New York Yankees starting pitcher Deivi Garcia impressed in limited action last year and the team seems content to open the season with the 21-year-old in the rotation. Garcia pitched better than his 4.98 ERA would indicate as one lousy start skewed his numbers away from a more respectable 4.15 FIP. The right-hander was effective in most of his outings, pitching at least six innings in four of his six starts. Garcia doesn't blow hitters away as his heater averages just 91.9 MPH, but he generates a ton of spin on the ball and hides pitches well. He keeps hitters off-balance with three offspeed pitches, all of which generate whiffs at least 20 percent of the time. In fact, Garcia should improve his strikeout numbers in year two as he adjusts to MLB hitters. Garcia posted at least a 30-percent K-rate every season through Double-A, so he should be better than his 22.6-percent K-rate in the Majors. The issue for Garcia is innings. He never threw 100 innings in a season in the minors and New York won't want to push their top-pitching prospect. This means Garcia isn't a must-roster player in all leagues, but he should be started when he has a good matchup. Garcia is a strong sleeper candidate available near pick 300-overall.