The changeup could be Garcia’s best pitch if he’s able to locate it better. It has decent vertical drop and late break away from left-handed hitters. While he’s able to get hitters to chase the changeup at a 41.2% clip, it’s not as effective as it could be, given the 22.7% zone rate.
Garcia’s fastball is also classified as a sinker, which generated whiffs on 21.7% of swings against it in 2019. Averaging 94.3 mph, it has above-average velocity. Garcia could improve the control of his fastball and increase its zone rate for more called strikes.
The slider is Garcia’s top breaking pitch, which generated a fantastic 22.5% SwStr rate in 2019. He’s able to freeze hitters with called strikes thanks to a 50% zone rate. Garcia could benefit from throwing his slider more often in all counts to be successful in 2020.