DEYBI GARCIA, CATCHER
|Born: February 11, 1992
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2011, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
|Garcia was already 19 when he signed and hasn’t shown much with the bat, but he appears to have some defensive ability behind the plate. He’s shown a good arm, especially in 2013, and he allowed only two passed balls in 61 games caught between 2012 and 2013. He made a quick transition to organizational catcher.
Garcia hit well in very limited playing time in his debut season.
Garcia caught about a third of his team’s games. Other than showing some gap power, he didn’t do much at the plate.
Garcia caught about half his team’s games. He struggled even more at the plate, but threw out 23 of 49 base stealers (47%).
Garcia shared the catching duties at Jamestown with Taylor Gushue and Kevin Krause, catching a little more than a quarter of the team’s games. He may have been called on to catch so much due to minor injuries to Gushue and Krause. He didn’t hit at all. Garcia threw out 23% of base stealers.
Garcia spent the season at Morgantown. He played only sporadically, as he was sharing the backup catcher duties with Daniel Arribas. He didn’t hit at all. Garcia threw out six of 16 base stealers.
Garcia moved down to Bristol. He originally was the third catcher, but he got a lot of playing time after Brent Gibbs got hurt. Garcia again didn’t hit at all, but did manage to collect his first career HR. He threw out 32% of base stealers.
Garcia figures to continue filling in somewhere in the lower minors.
|2017: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2011
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2017
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|April 16, 2011: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.