Nick Garcia: Two-Seam Fastball Paves Way To Career Strikeout Game

Nick Garcia is having himself a great start to the season for the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Drafted 79th overall out of Chapman, Garcia has posted a 3.59 ERA in 16 appearances, 14 starts, owning a 3-2 record. He even collected a complete game (seven inning) shutout earlier in the season, in which he earned South Atlantic League Player of the Week honors.

Maybe one thing that the 23-year-old righty could look to improve upon was the strikeout numbers. Entering his start on Wednesday, Garcia had struck out 60 batters in 67 2/3 innings pitched -- not horrible numbers but an higher amount would be more ideal at High-A.

Pitching against the Brooklyn Cyclones, the New York Mets affiliate, Garcia showed some of that swing and miss potential, striking out a career high nine batters in five in...

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emjayinTN

Thanks Anthony, love the video’s. Very impressed with the usage of his two seamer and his curve which to me looks like a Charlie Morton pitch. His FB does not seem to have much movement at all, so he is smart to be using it as just a “reminder” that it is still there. From the 2021 Guide, he was 94-95 touching 97/98 – does he still have that velocity on the FB?

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