Left Handed Pitcher
2016 CORAL GABLES REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Selected in 15th round of 2016 MLB Draft by Seattle Mariners (No. 447 overall)….Impressed in first season as member of weekend rotation, recording 9-5 record and 3.57 ERA in 18 starts…Ranked second on team with 98.1 innings pitched and held opponents to .271 average…Struck out 52 batters and walked 35…Nine wins were tied for second-most on team…Pitched at least seven innings in five starts…Allowed three or fewer runs in 14 of 18 starts, including five starts with zero earned runs allowed…Struck out season-high seven batters in win at Virginia Tech (March 13) to help clinch series victory…Tossed seven shutout innings in win over Duke (April 17) to clinch series with Blue Devils…Named to Coral Gables Regional All-Tournament Team…Tied career-long with 7.2 innings in NCAA Regional start vs. Stetson (June 3)…Struck out four batters and allowed just four hits against Hatters over 116 pitches, most thrown in any start all season…Allowed four runs (two earned) in 5.2 innings in NCAA Super Regional start against Boston College (June 11)…Tossed 5.1 innings in College World Series start vs. UC Santa Barbara (June 20), surrendering three runs with two strikeouts.
Served as one of team’s top pitchers in second season, ending year as No. 4 starter and primary left-handed long reliever…Made 23 appearances with 11 starts…Recorded 3.69 ERA and led all pitchers with 80 strikeouts…83.0 innings were third-most among all pitchers…Walked 17 batters…Tied for second on team with seven wins (7-1)…Tossed 7.2 innings with one earned run and nine strikeouts vs. Barry to pick up first win of his season (Feb. 25)…Struck out career-best 11 batters in 7.0 scoreless innings against Stetson (March 11)…Improved to 4-0 with 7.0 innings against Army (March 17)…Earned sixth win of season with 1.2 innings of relief at Pittsburgh (May 3)…Struck out five batters in start vs. FAU (May 12)…Helped clinch NCAA Coral Gables Regional with 6.0 innings in finale vs. Columbia (June 1), striking out seven batters to pick up win… Made three relief appearances in College World Series (June 13-17), including 2.0 innings in CWS finale vs. Florida (June 17).
True Freshman (2014)…
Saw action in 11 games, including three starts…Finished with 18 strikeouts…Made career-first appearance in season opener against Maine (Feb. 14), striking out one batter…Recorded career-first start against Villanova (March 5), allowing two runs while striking out career-high eight…Went career-long 4.2 innings against Stetson (March 12)…Struck out 11 batters in three starts.
Earned first-team All-Dade recognition from Miami Herald for final two seasons at Westwood Christian…Garnered all-state honors from Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA)…Recorded 5-2 record with 85 strikeouts and 1.85 ERA senior season, guiding school to first state championship in its history…Served as Warriors’ team captain for final two seasons…Posted 7-3 record with 2.45 ERA and 77 strikeouts as a junior…Holds program’s all-time record in strikeouts.
Full name is Daniel Luis Garcia…Son of Jorge and Ileana Garcia…Has a brother Christopher (22)…Plans to major in sports administration.