ROELMY GARCIA, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: April 12, 2003
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|When he signed, Garcia had a good change and threw a fastball in the low-90s. Now, his fastball can reach the upper-90s. Control, though, is a problem.
Garcia made ten starts and two relief appearances in the DSL, although his appearances were generally brief. Opponents batted only .177 against him, but he obviously had serious control problems.
The Pirates sent Garcia to the FCL, where he pitched regularly in relief. Control was a huge problem; in 16.1 IP, he walked 25, hit six and threw 15 wild pitches. The problem did not improve over time.
Garcia is one of a number of pitchers at the lower levels of the Pirates’ system with excellent stuff but no control. So far, the team hasn’t had any success with these pitchers.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: $350,000
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 2, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.