Exploring the Arsenal – Jaime Garcia

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications. Graphs are courtesy of Brooks Baseball and The Hardball Times , unless otherwise specified. Statistics are courtesy of FanGraphs .

Sunday, 2:15 PM – Jaime Garcia

2012
IP 66.1
K/PA 17.9%
BB/PA 6.7%
HR/9 0.27
GB% 53.9%
Whiff% 24.7%
ERA 4.48
FIP 2.81

Garcia will be returning from the disabled list and making his first start since June 5th when he went down with a minor shoulder injury. He throws his fastball in the upper 80s, averaging 88.3 MPH this year. He also uses a cutter about 25% of the time, averaging 85.4 MPH. He throws a changeup as his third pitch, averaging 81.6 MPH, and a curve about 10% of the time, averaging 74.2 MPH. In his career against the Pirates, Garcia has a 1.08 ERA in 16.2 innings over four appearances, with two starts. He has a 14:6 K/BB ratio in that time.

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Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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