Kevin Garcia

#9 KEVIN GARCIA – C
Height: 5-9 Weight: 190
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Born: El Centro, California
Resides: Calexico, California
High School: Calexico (Calexico, California)
College: Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, California – “Lions”)
Draft: 30th – TOR – 2014
Born: 9/17/92 Opening Night Age: 25
Classification: LS-3

Career Highlights: Fifth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by the Goldeyes on 4/6/18…career .250 average with two home runs and 54 RBI in 185 games played…65 runs scored in career with 19 doubles, one triple, five stolen bases, and 52 walks…has thrown out 29 percent of opposing base stealers in career…drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 30th round in 2014…played college baseball at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California from 2013-14…hit .239 with 19 RBI in 59 games for the Lions during junior and senior seasons…majored in Political Science…also played at San Diego City College (Knights) in San Diego, California…earned All-Pacific Coast Conference honours as a sophomore in 2012…played at Calexico High School in Calexico, California where he also lettered in basketball

2017
Chattanooga (Southern/AA/Minnesota): Appeared in four games for the Lookouts, going 2-for-15 (.154) with an RBI…scored two runs with two walks…1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI on 5/28 vs. Montgomery…helped Lookouts win the Southern League co-championship

Fort Myers (Florida State/A+/Minnesota): Hit .254 for the Miracle in 58 games with 16 RBI…22 runs scored with one triple, three stolen bases, and 18 walks…hit .306 with runners in scoring position (49 AB)…hit safely in 34 of 58 games…had 13 multi-hit games, including two 3-hit games…threw out 36 percent of opposing base stealers…ranked second in the Florida State League in caught stealing percentage…named Fort Myers Miracle winner of the Harmon Killebrew Award for Community Service…had two RBI while going 2-for-4 with a run scored on 4/19 vs. Florida…3-for-4 with a run scored on 4/30 vs. Dunedin…had 6-game hitting streak from 5/13-5/23 (9-for-25, .360)…3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI on 5/22 at Dunedin…2-for-5 with two runs, triple, and two RBI on 7/3 vs. St. Lucie…2-for-4 with two RBI on 8/4 vs. Jupiter…made relief pitching appearance on 7/4 at Tampa, allowing one earned run in 2.2 innings with one strikeout while taking the loss…helped Miracle reach the Florida State League playoffs

2016
Fort Myers (Florida State/A+/Minnesota): Hit .250 with eight RBI in 16 games for the Miracle…four runs scored with three doubles and three walks…hit safely in nine of 16 games…4-for-13 (.308) with runners in scoring position…had two RBI while going 1-for-4 on 4/29 at Charlotte…2-for-4 with run scored and RBI on 5/7 vs. St. Lucie…1-for-4 with double and two RBI on 5/9 at Bradenton…2-for-2 with double and RBI on 5/23 vs. Tampa

Cedar Rapids (Midwest/A/Minnesota): Hit .248 with one home run and 11 RBI in 38 games for the Kernels…scored 12 runs with eight doubles, one stolen base, and seven walks…hit safely in 25 of 38 games…had 10 multi-hit games, including one 3-hit game…ranked tied for fifth in the Midwest League with a 31 percent caught stealing rate…2-for-4 with double and two RBI on 5/29 vs. Wisconsin…scored three runs while going 3-for-6 with a double on 7/16 at Fort Wayne…had three RBI while going 2-for-5 with two runs and a home run on 8/12 at Kane County…2-for-4 with a double and an RBI on 8/17 at Peoria…had 6-game hitting streak from 8/28-9/4 (7-for-25, .280)…made professional debut as a pitcher on 9/2 at Wisconsin, striking out two in 2.0 shutout relief innings and picking up the win…helped Kernels reach the Midwest League playoffs…4-for-18 (.222) with two runs scored in five playoffs games

2015
Vancouver (Northwest/A-/Toronto): Hit .255 with nine RBI for the Canadians in 36 games…scored 10 runs with five doubles, one stolen base, and 14 walks…had a .346 on-base percentage…threw out 21 percent of opposing base stealers…hit safely in 21 of 36 games…had seven multi-hit games…2-for-5 with two RBI on 6/18 at Salem-Keizer…had 6-game hitting streak from 7/28-8/27 (9-for-20, .450)…2-for-4 with run scored and two RBI on 8/2 at Boise

2014
Vancouver (Northwest/A-/Toronto): Appeared in 10 games for the Canadians, going 7-for-26 (.269) with two RBI…scored four runs with one double and three walks…hit safely in six of 10 games…threw out three of seven (43%) opposing base stealers…made professional debut and picked up first two career hits on 6/16 at Salem-Keizer, going 2-for-3 with three runs scored…picked up first career RBI on 6/26 vs. Tri-City, while going 1-for-3…helped Canadians reach the Northwest League Championship Series

Bluefield (Appalachian/R/Toronto): Hit .250 with one home run and seven RBI for the Blue Jays in 23 games…11 runs scored with two doubles and five walks…posted a 27 percent caught stealing rate (8-for-30)…had five multi-hit games, including two 3-hit games…6-for-20 (.300) with runners in scoring position…hit first career home run while going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI on 8/14 at Princeton…had 6-game hitting streak from 8/22-8/29 (11-for-22, .500)…3-for-4 with run scored, double, and RBI on 8/24 at Greeneville…3-for-4 on 8/29 vs. Pulaski

Rick Forney on Kevin Garcia: I’m excited about both of our catchers. Kevin is a switch-hitter with Double-A experience, and I’m excited to have him. He’s a good defensive catcher.  He calls a good game, receives well, blocks well, and that’s all we’re looking for in a catcher.