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Key Stats: Jaime Garcia has pitched two full seasons in the majors, and those two seasons have been amazingly consistent. He has identical Wins (13), WHIPs (1.31) and almost identical K/9 (7.27 and 7.21) and line drive rate (18.6% and 18.4%). His ERA is the only major stat that shows significant change from year 1 to 2, moving from 2.70 to 3.56, and it would seem that his BABIP and team defense were the main attributes to that. Looking at the overall picture of his stats hides his effectiveness in some situations though…
Skeptics Say: Garcia isn’t as effective on the road as he is pitching at home. In each of his two seasons his ERA home/road split has been different by more than two runs. His FIP and xFIP don’t really explain this as they are relatively consistent; the difference in BABIP though is 66 points. So while he puts up generally overall solid numbers, he can hurt your ratios when he is on the road. Peer Comparison: Jaime Garcia gets a lot of cred...
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