Right Handed Pitcher
2016 ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM (NCBWA)
2016 STOPPER OF THE YEAR (NCBWA)
2016 ALL-AMERICA HONORABLE MENTION (Perfect Game)
2016 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC TEAM
2016 ALL-ATLANTIC REGION SECOND TEAM (ABCA/Rawlings)
2016 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM
2015 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM
2015 ACC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
2014 ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM (NCBWA)
2014 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM (consensus)
2014 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM
2014 ACC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
2014 STOPPER OF THE YEAR MIDSEASON WATCH LIST (NCBWA)
Selected in sixth round of 2016 MLB Draft by Detroit Tigers (No. 175 overall)…Named 2016 Stopper of the Year by National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) as nation’s top relief pitcher, becoming first Hurricane winner in award history…First-team All-America selection by NCBWA…Earned third-team All-ACC honors after another dominant season as team’s closer…Served as team captain for second straight season…Semifinalist for Dick Howser Trophy and Midseason Watch List for Golden Spikes Award…Became Miami’s all-time saves leader late in season and ended year tied for first in ACC history with 43 career saves…Recorded 1.89 ERA – lowest of any pitcher on staff – in 38.0 innings…Struck out 55 batters compared to just 18 walks…Allowed just eight earned runs in 35 appearances…Held opponents to paltry .180 average…Recorded saves in first three appearances of season – two versus Rutgers (Feb. 19, Feb. 20) and one against Florida (Feb. 27)…Struck out career high-tying four batters in back-to-back appearances against Stetson (March 9) and at Virginia Tech (March 12)…Tied George Huguet for all-time saves lead at Miami with 39th of career in Game 1 of doubleheader at Florida State (May 21)…Broke school saves record with save against NC State at 2016 ACC Baseball Championship in Durham, N.C. (May 26)…Registered 16th save of season against Stetson in NCAA Coral Gables Regional opener (June 3)…Recorded saves in both wins against Boston College (June 10, June 12) in NCAA Super Regional…Tossed one scoreless inning of relief in College World Series opener vs. Arizona (June 18)…Ended season as nation’s active leader in saves and tied for ninth in Division I history with 43 saves.
Served as team’s closer for second straight season and earned All-ACC recognition (third team) for second time in career…Finished year with 10 saves and 2.50 ERA…Served as team co-captain…Moved into top 10 and ranks fifth all-time in career saves at Miami…Finished season with 6-2 record in 39.2 innings…Struck out 38 batters in 35 appearances, third-most among all pitchers…Earned first save of season on Opening Day vs. Rutgers (Feb. 13)…Picked up vs. win of season in walk-off victory over Wright State (Feb. 28)…Pitched 2.0 clean innings of relief with two strikeouts to collect fourth save vs. Louisville (March 7)…Struck out three batters over final 2.0 innings to earn win vs. NC State (March 13)…Earned win despite allowing two late runs in relief outing at North Carolina March 28)…Rebounded from blown save vs. Virginia (April 18) by pitching ninth vs. Cavaliers (April 19) to clinch series finale…Had three strikeouts in ACC Baseball Championship outing vs. NC State (May 22)…Was team’s top reliever in NCAA postseason with seven appearances, finishing with 1-0 record, zero earned runs allowed, seven strikeouts and one walk in 6.0 innings of postseason play…Saw action in all three games of College World Series, and picked up final win of year in walk-off victory over Arkansas (June 15)…Totaled four strikeouts in 2.2 innings at CWS.
True Freshman (2014)…
Named to National Collegiate Baseball Writers Assosciation (NCBWA) All-America third team as relief pitcher…Earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper…Picked up first-team Freshman All-America honors from Perfect Game…All-ACC second team selection as relief pitcher…Set Miami freshman record with 15 saves…Named team’s closer in February and went on to tie for 11th-most saves nationally…Finished with 7-4 record and 1.75 ERA with 10 earned runs allowed in 51.1 innings…Struck out 56 batters compared to just 19 walks…15 saves ranked second in ACC and tied him for seventh-most in single season in program history….10 of 15 saves required more than one inning…Recorded career-first save in win over Florida (Feb. 21)…Pitched two innings to earn save at Florida State (Feb. 28)…Picked up back-to-back saves against Boston College (March 8-9)…Went career-high-tying three innings against ACC Championship outing against Duke (May 24), striking out career-high-tying four batters…Tossed 3.0 innings in come-from-behind win over Texas Tech in extra innings at NCAA Coral Gables Regional (June 1).
Named 2013 Class 6A-8A Pitcher of the Year and First-Team All-Dade by Miami Herald…Finished senior season with 8-1 record, 82 strikeouts and 1.23 ERA…Garnered all-state honors from Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA)…Helped guide Explorers to first Greater Miami Athletic Confernece (GMAC) since 2005 in final season at Columbus…Served as team captain and named team’s most valuable player…Earned Honorable Mention All-Dade honors from Miami Herald junior year.
Son of Sergio and Lily Garcia…Has a brother Michael (22)…Earned “Most Improved Student” Award from Congresswoman Iliana Ros-Lehtinen at Columbus…Majoring in finance.