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Scouting Yanks Prospect #9: Christian Garcia

Garcia should be ready for the start of the season

The New York Yankees selected Christian Garcia in the third round of the 2004 MLB Draft out of Gulliver Prep High School. Mostly battling injuries since that time, he was finally back on the mound and pitching well in Double-A last year when once again an injury derailed his season.

Vital Statistics: Name: Christian Garcia Position: Starting Pitcher DOB: August 24, 1985 Height: 6'5" Weight: 215 Bats: Right Throws: Right He lasted just five starts this time, going 2-0 with a 0.71 ERA for the Trenton Thunder and limiting opposing batters to a .172 average. "It was disappointing," Garcia said. "I was doing really well and little by little my arm started hurting more and...

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