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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
24.7 5.67 1.45 21 1 1 0 -0.2
Birth Date8-18-1990
Height6' 0"
Weight225 lbs
Age28 years, 9 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.82015
0.02016
2017
-0.32018
-0.22019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2014 LAN MLB 8 0 10.0 0 0 0 6 1 9 2 101 5.4 0.9 1.8 8.1 42% .167 0.70 4.20 1.80 77 2.48 60.8 0.2
2015 LAN MLB 59 1 56.7 3 5 1 44 10 68 8 93 7.0 1.6 1.3 10.8 30% .263 0.95 3.23 3.34 91 3.58 83.5 0.8
2016 LAN MLB 9 0 8.3 0 0 0 9 1 4 0 91 9.7 1.1 0.0 4.3 41% .310 1.20 2.94 3.24 101 4.70 104.1 0.0
2018 LAN MLB 25 0 22.3 1 2 0 29 4 19 7 100 11.7 1.6 2.8 7.7 36% .319 1.48 6.30 5.64 115 6.19 138.3 -0.3
2019 LAN MLB 19 0 19.7 0 1 0 13 7 19 5 85 5.9 3.2 2.3 8.7 38% .170 1.02 5.81 5.03 114 5.04 108.4 0.0
CareerMLB1201117.04811012311922947.81.81.79.234%.2581.064.313.92994.3197.70.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2010 DOD Rk AZL 13 4 30.7 1 2 1 47 8 22 1 38 13.8 2.3 0.3 6.4 44% .392 1.79 4.21 7.04 0 0.00 0.0
2011 OGD Rk PIO 20 1 52.3 4 2 4 46 19 71 4 117 7.9 3.3 0.7 12.2 45% .336 1.24 3.86 3.10 0 0.00 0.0
2012 GRL A MID 40 0 41.7 4 4 14 42 17 60 0 97 9.1 3.7 0.0 13.0 36% .385 1.42 1.76 3.02 0 0.00 0.0
2012 RCU A+ CAL 9 0 10.7 2 1 2 7 5 22 0 99 5.9 4.2 0.0 18.6 16% .368 1.13 1.09 2.53 0 0.00 0.0
2013 CHT AA SOU 49 0 60.3 4 6 19 35 14 85 9 100 5.2 2.1 1.3 12.7 31% .217 0.81 2.82 2.54 0 0.00 0.0
2014 LAN MLB NL 8 0 10.0 0 0 0 6 1 9 2 101 5.4 0.9 1.8 8.1 42% .167 0.70 4.20 1.80 77 2.48 60.8
2014 ABQ AAA PCL 47 0 61.0 4 2 5 58 18 69 5 104 8.6 2.7 0.7 10.2 31% .327 1.25 3.62 3.10 105 4.43 89.7
2015 LAN MLB NL 59 1 56.7 3 5 1 44 10 68 8 93 7.0 1.6 1.3 10.8 30% .263 0.95 3.23 3.34 91 3.58 83.5
2015 OKL AAA PCL 9 0 10.7 0 0 0 9 5 12 1 98 7.6 4.2 0.8 10.1 29% .296 1.31 3.97 4.22 88 3.14 67.7
2016 LAN MLB NL 9 0 8.3 0 0 0 9 1 4 0 91 9.7 1.1 0.0 4.3 41% .310 1.20 2.94 3.24 101 4.70 104.1
2016 RCU A+ CAL 2 2 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 5 2 90 9.0 0.0 6.0 15.0 17% .250 1.00 10.04 6.00 75 2.63 57.8
2016 TUL AA TEX 3 0 3.3 0 1 0 4 0 5 1 10.8 0.0 2.7 13.5 13% .429 1.20 4.97 10.80 87 2.73 62.9
2016 DOD Rk AZL 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 106 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 0.00 4.11 0.00 118 10.38 220.0
2018 LAN MLB NL 25 0 22.3 1 2 0 29 4 19 7 100 11.7 1.6 2.8 7.7 36% .319 1.48 6.30 5.64 115 6.19 138.3
2018 OKL AAA PCL 14 0 14.7 1 0 1 16 0 14 2 9.8 0.0 1.2 8.6 42% .326 1.09 3.81 4.30 78 2.23 48.0
2018 DOD Rk AZL 3 2 3.0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 96 6.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 71% .286 0.67 1.40 0.00 80 2.27 49.0
2019 LAN MLB NL 19 0 19.7 0 1 0 13 7 19 5 85 5.9 3.2 2.3 8.7 38% .170 1.02 5.81 5.03 114 5.04 108.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2014 133 0.5564 0.5113 0.7059 0.6351 0.3559 0.6809 0.7619 0.2941
2015 825 0.5770 0.5248 0.6790 0.6933 0.2951 0.7061 0.5922 0.3210
2016 124 0.5887 0.5242 0.8000 0.7260 0.2353 0.8113 0.7500 0.2000
2018 362 0.5663 0.5580 0.7772 0.7512 0.3057 0.8442 0.5625 0.2228
2019 323 0.5232 0.4923 0.7296 0.6568 0.3117 0.7658 0.6458 0.2704
Career17670.56420.52460.71890.69640.30070.75080.61980.2811

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-02-15 2014-03-04 Camp 17 0 Right Knee Contusion - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 LAN $710,000
2018 LAN $630,000
2017 LAN $555,000
2016 LAN $517,500
2015 LAN $510,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,212,500
2019Current$710,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$2,922,500
5 yrTotal$2,922,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 149 dJackson Management1 year/$0.71M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.71M (2019). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5175M (2016). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 11/20/13. Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/2/14.
  • Signed by LA Dodgers 1/29/09 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 1.2 1.1 0 23 0 41.6 35 13 35 6 .247 1.16 4.28 4.32 1.1 0.1
80o 1.2 1.2 0 23 0 35.5 32 12 30 6 .261 1.26 4.75 4.78 -0.1 0.0
70o 1.2 1.2 0 23 0 31.3 30 12 27 6 .272 1.33 5.09 5.13 -1.0 -0.1
60o 1.2 1.2 0 23 0 27.8 28 11 24 5 .281 1.39 5.38 5.43 -1.8 -0.2
50o 1.1 1.2 0 23 0 24.6 26 10 21 5 .289 1.45 5.67 5.71 -2.5 -0.3
40o 1.1 1.3 0 23 0 21.5 23 9 18 4 .298 1.51 5.96 6 -3.3 -0.4
30o 1.1 1.3 0 23 0 18.2 21 8 16 4 .307 1.58 6.28 6.32 -4.1 -0.4
20o 1.1 1.3 0 23 0 14.6 18 7 12 3 .318 1.66 6.65 6.7 -5.1 -0.6
10o 1 1.4 0 23 0 9.7 12 5 8 2 .333 1.78 7.19 7.24 -6.5 -0.7
Weighted Mean1.11.2023023.8259205.2871.435.635.67-2.4-0.3

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20202921036038361535740.2921.335.195.838.53.58.21.6-0.4
20213021045047441843840.2901.315.075.698.43.48.21.5-0.4
20223121039042391636840.2831.325.225.868.43.57.81.7-0.4
20233220033035331332740.2941.315.245.888.53.38.21.8-0.4
20243320035037351432740.2901.325.456.128.53.47.81.7-0.5
20253420033035341331740.2901.335.295.948.73.37.91.8-0.4
20263510030032311228640.2971.365.335.988.83.48.01.7-0.4
20273610027029281125640.2961.345.386.048.73.47.81.9-0.4
20283710025027261023540.2961.355.366.028.83.47.81.7-0.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 77)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 87 Pedro Baez 2016 3.28
2 86 Shawn Kelley 2012 4.26
3 85 Matt Reynolds 2013 2.30
4 83 Michael Tonkin 2018 0.00 DNP
5 81 Ryan Dull 2018 4.26
6 81 Jesse Chavez 2012 10.58
7 81 Santiago Casilla 2009 6.70
8 81 Kevin Gregg 2006 4.71
9 81 Deolis Guerra 2017 4.68
10 80 Will Ohman 2006 4.13
11 80 Michael Wuertz 2007 3.73
12 80 Rich Thompson 2013 0.00 DNP
13 79 Caleb Thielbar 2015 5.40
14 79 John Brebbia 2018 3.20
15 79 Clay Zavada 2012 0.00 DNP
16 79 Bobby Seay 2006 6.46
17 79 Junichi Tazawa 2014 3.29
18 79 Bill Bray 2011 2.98
19 79 Dan Wheeler 2006 2.78
20 79 Juan Oviedo 2010 3.74
21 79 Wilton Lopez 2012 2.31
22 79 Fu-Te Ni 2011 0.00 DNP
23 78 Tanner Scheppers 2015 6.10
24 78 Vinnie Chulk 2007 3.74
25 78 David Carpenter 2014 3.84
26 78 Fernando Salas 2013 4.82
27 78 Ronald Belisario 2011 0.00 DNP
28 78 Jerry Blevins 2012 2.76
29 78 Brandon Kintzler 2013 3.04
30 78 Heath Bell 2006 6.32
31 77 Wesley Wright 2013 4.02
32 77 Danny Barnes 2018 6.15
33 77 Hector Neris 2017 3.13
34 77 Brandon Medders 2008 5.03
35 77 Louis Coleman 2014 5.82
36 77 Sammy Solis 2017 5.88
37 77 Jose Veras 2009 5.90
38 76 Cory Wade 2011 2.27
39 76 Heath Hembree 2017 4.35
40 76 Jensen Lewis 2012 0.00 DNP
41 76 Mike Adams 2007 0.00 DNP
42 76 Shawn Tolleson 2016 7.68
43 76 Jesse Carlson 2009 4.92
44 76 Todd Coffey 2009 3.01
45 76 Josh Edgin 2015 0.00 DNP
46 76 Jason Motte 2010 2.06
47 76 Jaime Cerda 2007 0.00 DNP
48 76 J.J. Hoover 2016 13.98
49 76 Evan Meek 2011 4.79
50 76 Aaron Loup 2016 5.02
51 76 Chris Ray 2010 3.72
52 76 John Foster 2006 0.00 DNP
53 76 Evan Scribner 2014 4.63
54 75 David Aardsma 2010 3.44
55 75 Justin De Fratus 2016 0.00 DNP
56 75 Edgmer Escalona 2015 0.00 DNP
57 75 Randy Messenger 2010 0.00 DNP
58 75 Blaine Neal 2006 0.00 DNP
59 75 Brad Kilby 2011 0.00 DNP
60 75 Paul Sewald 2018 6.23
61 75 Scott Oberg 2018 2.91
62 75 Blake Wood 2014 7.11
63 75 Rafael Perez 2010 3.39
64 75 Brad Brach 2014 3.47
65 75 Mike Burns 2007 0.00 DNP
66 75 Phil Coke 2011 5.30
67 75 Cory Rasmus 2016 5.84
68 74 John Grabow 2007 4.70
69 74 Marcus McBeth 2009 0.00 DNP
70 74 Angel Guzman 2010 0.00 DNP
71 74 Noe Ramirez 2018 4.64
72 74 Jon Rauch 2007 3.81
73 74 Boone Logan 2013 3.46
74 74 Roman Colon 2008 0.00 DNP
75 74 Fernando Abad 2014 1.73
76 74 Brandon League 2011 3.67
77 74 Jess Todd 2014 0.00 DNP
78 74 Jake McGee 2015 2.65
79 74 Lucas Luetge 2015 0.00
80 74 Neal Cotts 2008 4.54
81 74 Josh Lueke 2013 5.06
82 74 Ramon Troncoso 2011 7.15
83 74 Tony Pena 2010 5.54
84 74 Darren O'Day 2011 5.40
85 74 Josh Roenicke 2011 3.78
86 74 Andrew Kittredge 2018 7.98
87 73 Jose Arredondo 2012 3.84
88 73 Josh Osich 2017 6.65
89 73 Justin Grimm 2017 5.53
90 73 Liam Hendriks 2017 4.92
91 73 Ron Flores 2008 0.00 DNP
92 73 Diego Moreno 2016 0.00 DNP
93 73 Andrew Brown 2009 0.00 DNP
94 73 Evan Marshall 2018 7.71
95 73 Tom Mastny 2009 0.00 DNP
96 73 Chris Withrow 2017 0.00 DNP
97 73 Jason Frasor 2006 4.32
98 73 Chase Whitley 2017 4.55
99 72 Chris Mabeus 2007 0.00 DNP
100 72 Matt Lindstrom 2008 3.30

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 First Yimi Garcia broke out in 2015, then he just broke. After missing the year recovering from Tommy John surgery, he's now thrown barely eight innings since that storied rookie season.
2017 A healthy Yimi Garcia would have provided valuable bullpen depth for the Dodgers. This Garcia missed most of the year with a biceps injury and later required knee surgery.
2016 Pretty much every organization has a Yimi Garcia, but nearly every organization's Yimi Garcia enjoys anonymity. A failed starting-pitcher prospect who toiled in the Dodgers' system for four years before getting a cup of coffee in 2014, Garcia put together a very solid campaign out of the bullpen last year. Despite not throwing particularly hard by today's standards, he struck out 30 percent of batters faced, and despite only throwing one breaking pitch (a slider), he was better against southpaws than righties. Garcia struggles with the long ball and lacks closer upside, but he soaked up the third-most innings of any Dodgers reliever last year while returning above-average results. That might make him sound like a roll of paper towels, but what better to help you clean up after starters?
2015 Still no flying cars or robot maids, but at least we know Yimi Garcia has a high spin rate on his fastball, and that it helps the pitch play up. The future is pretty cool.
2014 Yimi Garcia owns a devastating slider that invokes swings and misses by the truckload, and the significant improvements he showed with command could have him in the Dodgers' bullpen quickly.

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