Robert Garcia
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Robert  Garcia

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Manteca, Calif.

High School:
Modesto Christian HS '14

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225

Position:
LHP

Experience:
1V

Major:
Managerial Economics


06/14/2017

Garcia, Razo taken on day three of Major League Draft

Garcia taken by Kansas City in 15th round, Razo in the 16th round by Seattle

05/27/2017

Aggies outlast 'Eaters in slugfest finale

Hooper finishes a triple short of the cycle, collecting four hits and driving in four

05/24/2017

Aggies close regular season with three at UC Irvine

UC Davis looks to continue climbing Big West standings in final series of the regular season

05/20/2017

Seniors celebrated in Saturday's series finale

Cardinalli finishes with two hits, Anderson extends hitting streak to 19 games

05/18/2017

Aggies break from Big West to host Grand Canyon

UC Davis to honor seniors prior to first pitch in the series finale on Saturday

2017 Robert Garcia Draft Badge Kansas City Royals







2017:
Appeared in 14 games on the mound for the Aggies, making 13 starts... Finished the season 2-7 overall with a 4.30 ERA, striking out 56 in 75.1 innings of work and holding opponents to a .273 average... Named the Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week on May 8, after throwing a three-hit shutout while striking out a career-high 11 batters in the nightcap of a doubleheader at UC Santa Barbara to clinch the series... Earned the second save of his career by pitching the final three innings at Creight in the series opener on March 26... Took home his first win of the season with a three-hit, two-run, seven-inning performance in a "quality start" against CSUN on March 31... Struck out nine in a no-decision against Utah Valley on Feb. 24.

2016: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION... BIG WEST ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... Appeared in 18 games, making 11 starts... Opened the year in the bullpen, not allowing a run in 21 innings of work while striking out 29 and holding opponents to a .125 average... Made his first career start in a mid-week game against Stanford on March 21, striking out three and allowing a hit in two innings, before moving into the weekend rotation as the Friday night starter... Finished the year 3-5 with a 2.73 ERA and a save in 85.2 innings... Finished with 78 strikeouts and a .208 average against on the year... Ranked eighth in the Big West in ERA, sixth in opponent batting average, 10th in strikeouts, and eighth in fewest hits allowed (66)... Earned his first career win in his first Friday start against Air Force on March 24, allowing one earned run on three hits while striking out a season-high nine over seven innings... Went at least six innings in all of his weekend starts... Earned his second win of the season in the opener against UC Irvine, allowing two unearned runs on three hits while striking out six over 6.1 innings... Also posted a win over Pacific on April 29, striking out five without a walk over six innings in a 9-4 victory... Fell one strikeout shy of his career high against nationally ranked UC Santa Barbara, striking out eight in the opener, but stuck with a no-decision in a 6-2 UC Davis win... Earned his first career save against Santa Clara on Feb. 25, striking out six over three perfect innings... Struck out at least five batters in half of his 18 appearances... Ranked No. 65 in the nation with just 6.93 hits allowed per nine innings and ranked No. 109 with a 1.11 WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched).

2015: Redshirted the season.

MODESTO CHRISTIAN HS '14: Four-year letter winner for the Crusaders... Four-time All-Trans Valley League honoree, including first team honors as a senior... Finished his senior season with a 0.89 ERA and 102 strikeouts, while also hitting .369 as a pitcher/first baseman for the Crusaders... Ranked third in the Sac-Joaquin Section in strikeouts and 16th in ERA... Also drove in 27 runs and slugged four home runs -- ranking seventh in the section as a senior... Struck out five and allowed just one hit in two innings of work for the East squad at the Modesto Sunrise Rotary Baseball All-Star game... Four-year member of the honor roll.

PERSONAL: Parents are Hector and Terry Garcia... Has a cousin, Katie Allen, who plays volleyball at Cal State East Bay... Lists his personal accomplishment as getting the opportunity to play Division I baseball... Sports hero is Nolan Ryan... Selected UC Davis because of the academic challenge, baseball program, and "wonderful community..." If he could change one thing about the sport, he would eliminate instant replay.

CAREER STATISTICS:
Year ERA W-L APP GS CG ShO SV IP H R ER BB SO BAA
2016 2.73 3-5 18 11 0 0/2 1 85.2 66 37 26 29 78 .208
2017 4.30 2-7 14 13 1 1/0 1 75.1 74 47 36 37 56 .273
Totals 3.47 5-12 32 24 1 1/2 2 161.0 140 84 62 66 134 .238