Christian Garcia

HS Grad 2004
Age 31 and 9 mos
Age on 2004 Draft 18 and 9 mos
Position(s) RHP  C
Ht/Wt 6-4, 190 lb
B/T S/R
School  Gulliver Schools
Hometown  Miami, FL USA
Summer Team  CABA-hs team
Fall Team  CABA -hs team
MLB Debut 
Nationals  9/4/2012
MLB Draft 
Round 3 by Yankees  in 2004
National Rank - Class of 2004 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Overall
25
Position - RHP
NA
FL State Rank - Class of 2004 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
3.5
SAT
1000
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
South Carolina 

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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
6/13/2003
Latest Showcase Report
2004 World Showcase   Jan 10, 2004
PG Grade: 10
We hardly recognized Garcia when he arrived at Terry Park in Fort Myers. His former lanky 6-4 frame had matured with about 20 pounds of good muscle both in his shoulders and in his hips and thighs. Physically, Garcia would look like he belonged if he walked into a big league club house right now. The raw tools would fit, too. Garcia uncorked an unreal 88 mph throw from behind the plate and recorded pop times of 1.75 and 1.78 in the skills workout. Garcia hit the ball well in BP and showed that his increased strength has added to his bat speed, but he still has a fairly long, grooved swing that will need some adjusting at the pro level. The other option, of course, is on the mound. Garcia threw an inning at the World Showcase and was 89-91 mph with a 73-76 mph curveball and surprisingly advanced 81 mph change up. With some experience and polish on his mechanics, it would be surprising if Garcia didn’t add 3-5 mph to his pitches pretty quickly. Garcia is a good student who has signed to attend South Carolina. He's one of trhe top defensive catchers in the country, he has big power potential with the bat and he might be drafted early as a pitcher. Christian has created a lot of interest and it's all deserved.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 91 mph
1/10/2004
94.97% Rank
best 95  avg 83
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 95  avg 83
 (2004 class)
60 7.08 sec
1/10/2004
73.45% Rank
best 6.29  avg 7.30
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 6.29  avg 7.39
 (2004 class)
C 88 mph
1/10/2004
96.94% Rank
best 89  avg 76
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 89  avg 74
 (2004 class)
Pop 1.75 sec
1/10/2004
96.74% Rank
best 1.72  avg 2.00
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 1.72  avg 2.04
 (2004 class)

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