The 35 year-old Garcia went 12-8 for the Yankees last season with a solid 3.62 ERA. However; according to FanGraphs, Garcia recorded a FIP of 4.12 and an xFIP of 4.36 last year, foreshadowing a potential drop-off in the veteran's production going forward.
Garcia's average fastball was 87.2 miles per hour last season, the lowest of his career. Fortunately he was able to get ahead of hitters all season, throwing a first-pitch strike 62 percent of the time, and had batters swinging and missing on 8.7 percent of his pitches – up from 7.2 percent in 2009.
Based on the advanced metrics, a slight regression is be expected from Garcia, but he should be solid enough to justify the one-year, $4-million dollar deal the Yankees just inked him to.
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