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From BR Bullpen
James Robert Garcia
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 210 lb.
- High School West Torrance High School
- School University of California, Santa Barbara
- Born February 3, 1980 in Torrance, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Born on February 3, 1980 in Torrance, CA, James Garcia is a minor league pitcher, formerly of the San Francisco Giants system. He attended West Torrance High School, and later he attended the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2001, Garcia was a Big West Conference All-Star. He throws a good breaking ball, but doesn't have a Major League caliber fastball according to Baseball America. He also averages more than one strikeout per inning.
This 6' 0", 210 right-handed pitcher was originally drafted by the Boston Red Sox, 895th overall, in the 30th round of the 1998 amateur draft, but did not sign. He began his professional career in 2002.
Perhaps his best season so far has been 2004 with the San Jose Giants; in 43 games, he struck out 84 batters in 70 1/3 innings, with an ERA of 2.94.
In the 2005 Baseball World Cup, Garcia was 2-0 with a 4.05 ERA.
The veteran minor leaguer has pitched in independent baseball since 2007.