Luis Garcia Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 244 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/13/1996 (26)
Luis Garcia Season Stats
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Luis Garcia News
According to Houston Astros general manager Dana Brown, starting pitcher Luis Garcia (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Friday. He will miss the remainder of the 2023 season and most of the 2024 campaign. The 26-year-old was 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA, 31 strikeouts, and 10 walks in six starts this season. Unfortunately, fantasy managers won't see Garcia again for a while, so he can be dropped in redraft formats. On the other hand, dynasty participants with room to spare can keep him stashed, especially since he may have a few good years ahead of him once he returns to the mound.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Luis Garcia (elbow) will have Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery, according to general manager Dana Brown. A date for the surgery hasn't been set. Garcia left his last start early on May 1 against the San Francisco Giants after experiencing discomfort in his right elbow, and now he'll miss the remainder of the 2023 season and most likely around half of next season as he recovers. The 26-year-old was 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA, 10 walks and 31 strikeouts in his six starts before his injury, and he had registered back-to-back scoreless outings prior to his final start on May 1. With Jose Urquidy (shoulder) on the injured list, Houston's rotation will be short-handed until Lance McCullers Jr. (forearm) is able to make his season debut. Garcia can obviously be safely dropped in single-year leagues.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Luis Garcia (elbow) visited the doctor recently for an MRI, but those will have to be re-evaluated, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. Manager Dusty Baker told reporters that there should be an update on his status this weekend. Garcia experienced elbow discomfort and landed on the 15-day injured list after his last start on May 1. Before he was shelved, the 26-year-old posted a 4.00 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 27.0% strikeout rate, and two wins over six games. Fantasy managers should stay tuned for more updates and who will take Garcia's spot on the roster.
Luis Garcia followed up his impressive 2021 debut season with another equally productive campaign. In 157.1 IP last year, Garcia had a 15-8 W-L record, 3.72 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 157 Ks. His underlying numbers suggest he was as good as his results showed with a 3.59 xERA, 3.82 xFIP and 3.77 SIERA and although we saw a slight drop in his strikeout rate (26.4% K% in 2021 to 24.4% K% in 2022), Garcia cut down on the walks (from 7.9% BB% to 7.3% BB%). Garcia has a five-pitch arsenal allows him to throw his fastball less than most, which is important given their numbers. While his fastball had a .281 AVG against it last year and a .374 wOBA, his four secondary pitches all had a sub .205 AVG and .260 wOBA or better. Garcia's cutter (thrown 29.4% last year) had a 42.8% SwStr% while his other three offerings all had better than a 29.0% SwStr%. Garcia only threw his fastball 42.1% of the time and relying on his other offerings will be key if he is to maintain success. If he does that, Garcia's ADP of ~163 (45th starting pitcher) appears to provide plenty of fantasy value.