Jaime Garcia

St. Louis Cardinals

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Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Jaime Garcia has thrown 12,704 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph) and Change (83mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (71mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other LHP:
His sinker is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has less armside run than typical and has some natural sinking action. His fourseam fastball has less armside movement than typical, has some natural sinking action and has essentially average velo. His slider has exceptional depth, has short glove-side cut and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His change is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it. His curve comes in below hitting speed, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves.