Dare I Get Excited About Christian Garcia?

Posted: 25th March 2010 by Bronx Baseball Daily in MLB
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The Yankees drafted Christian Garcia in 2004 and by the end of that summer the third round pick was already making a name for himself thanks to a mid-90’s fastball and the makings of a nasty curveball. He started out quickly out of the gate, his stuff was raw, but he showed a lot of promise. In 2004 he was able to harness it while putting up a 2.84 ERA and 47 strikeouts in just 38 innings. In his next season things didn’t go quite as well, he had just a 3.94 ERA although he did manage 110 strikeouts in 112 innings, but at the time it was about becoming a more polished product and not so much about the numbers. By 2005 he was a bright spot in an otherwise shallow farm system. The problems started in 2006. That year injuries held Garcia to just 53 innings and it cost him the ent ...

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