10. Freddy Garcia
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 1, 1972 in La Romana, La D.R.
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 02, 1995
  • Final Game: October 03, 1999

From Venezuela, Freddy Garcia burst on to the scene as a rookie with the Mariners in 1999, where he went 17-8 with 170 Strikeouts and was the runner-up to the Rookie of the Year to Carlos Beltran.  This had to hurt the Houston Astros, who had traded him five years in the Randy Johnson trade after they drafted him as an Amateur Free Agent. 

Garcia could only pitch in 21 Games in 2000, and he would rebound in 2001 with 18 Wins against only six losses and an American League leading ERA of 3.05 and 238.2 Innings.  He would make his first All-Star Game, and he finished third in Cy Young voting.  The Venezuelan was an All-Star again in 2002 with a 16-10 campaign.

He would play another year and a half with Seattle before being traded to the Chicago White Sox in June of 2004.  He would win 76 Games with 819 Strikeouts as a Mariner.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the Houston Astros with Carlos Guillen and a Player to be Named Later (which would be John Halama) for Randy Johnson 7/31/98.
  • Departed: Traded to the Chicago White Sox with Ben Davis for Mike Morse, Miguel Olivo and Jeremy Reed 6/27/04.
  • Games Played: 170
  • Notable Statistics: 76 Wins
    50 Losses
    169 Games Started
    3.89 ERA
    9 Complete Games
    1,096.1 Innings Pitched
    819 Strikeouts
    4.13 FIP
    1.299 WHIP 
    18.8 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (2001 & 2002)
    Lowest ERA (2001)
    Most Innings Pitched (2001)
    Most Putouts by a Pitcher (2001)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Pitcher (2001)

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