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Jaime Garcia (SP)

St. Louis Cardinals - 36% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: L

Jaime Garcia threw a great game against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. Garcia finished the game with seven innings pitched, one earned run and four strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Garcia has been on a roll since returning from the DL. In the last three games, Garcia has given up just one earned run. If Garcia is still hanging around on the waiver wire, for some reason, go and grab him now. Garcia may not strikeout a lot of batters, but he can pile up some wins and keep your team ERA to a minimum.

 

Jaime Garcia went head to head with Mike Pelfrey on Thursday afternoon and despite a quality start fell short of a win. Garcia finished the game with six strong innings, zero earned runs and four strikeouts. (Source: Commentary from SportsbookReview.com’s MLB analyst, Willie Bee)

Fantasy Impact: The St. Louis Cardinals couldn't have asked for more since Garcia returned from the DL on May 21. The veteran left-hander now sports a sparking 1.78 ERA and .90 WHIP. Garcia has done his part, but needs is a little more run support to improve his 2-3 record. If Garcia is still hanging around on the waiver wire go pick him up and plug him into the middle of your pitching rotation.

 

Category: Game Recaps


Jaime Garcia with a dominant start

Fri, Jun 12th 10:53pm EDT
By Kerry Motes

Cardinals LHP Jaime Garcia pitched eight strong innings on Friday night, striking out eight and while allowing four infield hits and walking zero in the Cardinals 4-0 victory over the Royals

Fantasy Impact: Garcia has continued his strong start after starting the season on the disabled list. Garica lowered his ERA to 2.06 for the season and has been dominate, if unlucky in all five starts this season. He improved to 2-3 and is giving the Cardinals and owners everything they could ask for.

 

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The St. Louis Cardinals have the lowest ERA in baseball at 2.71 and Jamie Garcia (1-3, 2.67) has made a strong contribution to that low figure since coming off the DL. Garcia will be on the mound Friday night against Kansas City Royals' Yordano Ventura (3-5 4.62 ERA). (Source: SportsbookReview.com’s MLB analyst, Doug Upstone)

Fantasy Impact: Garcia will be put to the test on Friday night against the (No. 4 ranked batting average .269 average) Royals. The southpaw has pitched well in his return to the starting rotation, but the Royals present a tough matchup at home. Garcia doesn't have much experience against the Royals (10.80 ERA, 5.0 innings pitched in the last three years), so he's best suited for a start in deeper leagues.

 

Jaime Garcia allowed two earned runs on six hits in seven innings against the Dodgers on Saturday. He also had six strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Jaime drew the short straw, having to go up against Kershaw, but pitched admirably on Saturday. He didn't allow a run until the seventh inning, and the six Ks were the most Garcia has had in his four starts this season. He's looking like his old self, sporting an excellent 2.67 ERA, and should be active in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jaime Garcia has begun his throwing regimen again down in the Cardinals spring training complex in Florida. (Source: Derrick Goold)

Fantasy Impact: GM John Mozeliak said Jaime could be back on a mound within two weeks, and could start a rehab assignment following treatment. Garcia has had some serious injury issues in the past and doesn't seem to be able to stay healthy. For now Carlos Martinez is locked in as the fifth starter.

 

Category: , Injury Updates


Jaime Garcia is going to hit the shelf before the season even begins. He's being placed on the DL for shoulder inflammation. Carlos Martinez will be officially tabbed the 5th starter. (Source: Derrick Goold)

Fantasy Impact: No one is really shocked yet again Garcia is on the disabled list. It's a shame his body could never hold up to match the talent he always displayed.

 

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Jaime Garcia went 4 IP giving up 1 R, 2 H and striking out 5. It was a much sharper performance than his first start and will be looking to build on that.

Fantasy Impact: Garcia may have just catapulted himself back into relevancy for the last starting spot. Between Carlos Martinez, Marco Gonzales, and Jaime Garcia, there may be no tighter race for a pitchers spot right now.

 

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Last season, SP Jaime Garcia started in just 7 games before his season was brought to an end by shoulder surgery due to thoracic outlet syndrome. The Cardinals medical staff has cleared him to resume full activity entering spring training, but it remains unclear where Garcia fits into the Cardinals' plans. However, Garcia has made it publicly known that he is a "starting pitcher" regardless of what the front office believes his role will be in 2015. (Source: STLToday)

Fantasy Impact: Garcia has a poor track record for staying healthy, to say the least. In 2008, he underwent Tommy John surgery after just 2 innings in the major leagues. He excelled in the starting rotation from 2009-2011, but in 2012, he was shutdown, mid-season, due to shoulder discomfort. In 2013 he started 9 games before undergoing surgery on his torn labrum. In 7 starts in 2014, Garcia was 3-1 with a 4.12 ERA in 43.2 innings. Despite Garcia's plans to rejoin the rotation this year, Cardinals GM, John Mozeliak, has said that he doesn't believe that Jaime is ready to pitch at the major league level.