The Marlins announced today that they have designated southpaws Jarlin Garcia and Jose Quijada for assignment. Their roster spots will go to Brandon Kintzler and Matt Joyce, whose signings are now official (see here and here).
Young hurlers continue to fly off the Miami 40-man roster. The club vowed to compile a strike-throwing relief corps entering the 2020 season, but it remains surprising to see so many pitchers flowing out — most of them to this point landing on other MLB rosters via claim or trade.
Garcia, 27, is entering his final pre-arbitration season after working to a 3.02 ERA over 50 2/3 innings in 2019. He managed only 6.9 K/9 against 2.8 BB/9, but did post a 46.9% groundball rate and had success at preventing home runs (0.71 per nine, 7.8% HR/FB). Garcia was exceptionally difficult for MLB hitters to square up; he held them to a 31.8% hard-hit rate that sat in the 84th percentile among pitchers leaguewide.
The 24-year-old Quijada had struggled quite a bit last year in his first taste of the majors. He was bombed for a 5.76 ERA in 29 2/3 innings, allowing 10 long balls on a whopping 34.5% HR/FB rate. But Quijada also showed he could get MLB hitters to swing and miss, as he has in the upper minors, by producing a 14.0% swinging-strike rate.
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Seen one eat a rockin’ chair once.
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Quijada, id not both, are as good as gone
well actually Jarlin had a good year two. both id say.
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Lol Garcia was decent last year. He injured or something?
Get on the phone AJ, the last claim of a Marlin by the Pads wgo was dfa’d was Brad Hand…
Garcia doesn’t have the track record that Kintzler does, but then Kintzler’s track record in my opinion is spotty. Am I completely off base suggesting that between the two, Garcia is the more useful and maybe even better pitcher?
Spotty how? He’s had 1 poor half a season out of the last 4 years…
Haha former Futures Game participant Garcia
Two lefties with plus stuff. Must be a deal in the works.
It’s only right the Twins sign both after giving away Nick Anderson last year…
i cant imagine anyone expected Anderson to step up like he did last year.
I’m not so sure about that, I mean he did show some potential in 2018. In fact, before the trade I was actually expecting him to put up a strong fight for a bullpen spot, especially after a down year that included the Pressly trade, but I guess the organization saw something in Schales…
I know ERA doesn’t mean a whole lot anymore if you don’t have the stats to back it up, but cmon. He’s young and has had success.
The Orioles’ number #3 starter is now ripe for the taking.
I can’t imagine Jarlin slipping by DET.
i doubt he even gets to waivers without a trade offer
Jarlin had some nice splits against both sides of the plate in 2019.
Twins did have interest in aquiring Elieser Hernandez earlier in the offseason, perhaps a trade??
Jarlin has had some success at the ML level. Marlins make some questionable DFAs. I mean he don’t strike out a ton of people but still.