Carlos García (minors17)

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Carlos Eduardo García Troncoso

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Carlos García has pitched in the Dominican Republic, USA and Croatia. He has also been on the Croatian national team.

He was signed by Boston Red Sox scout Fernando Veracierto at age 16. [1] He was 1-3 with a save and a 6.23 ERA in his pro debut for the DSL Red Sox then improved to 4-3, 2.63 the next year. His .168 opponent average was second in the Dominican Summer League behind Eduar Lopez. [2]

The left-hander came stateside in 2014, going 1-1 with two saves and a 3.32 ERA for the GCL Red Sox. Returning to the team the next summer, he was 2-1 with two saves and a 2.22 ERA. Despite a solid pro resume (8-8, 5 Sv, 3.42), that ended his minor league career.

By 2017, he was pitching in Croatia. He went 2-2 with a save and a 2.20 ERA, fanning 53 and walking 3 in 32 2/3 IP in the Interleague that year. He was 6th in ERA (between Andrew Jones and Lukáš Žilavy) and 4th in opponent average (.200, between Jones and Antonio Horvatić). [3] In the '19 Interleague, he was 5-2 with a 3.22 ERA and 80 K in 50 1/3 IP. He was 4th in ERA (between Jeff Barto and Jose Diaz), allowed the lowest average (.159, .041 ahead of Diaz), tied Barto and Trevor Caughey for 3rd in wins, was one inning shy of leader Diaz and was second in K (7 behind Diaz).

He was 0-1 with a 10.38 ERA in the 2022 Confederation Cup, losing to Mathis Nayral and the Barracudas de Montpellier. His 11 runs (all earned) were second in the Cup to Jak Simonsen. [4] In the 2023 Confederation Cup, he fared much better, with a 2-0 record and a 1.80 ERA for Karlovac. He was 0-for-7 as a backup right fielder. He tied Jorge Balboa for the win lead, led in IP (15, two more than Balboa) and was second in K (15, 3 behind Balboa). [5]

García joined fellow Venezuelan natives Diaz, Jose Herrera and José Mendoza on Croatia's squad for the 2023 European Championship. He beat Andrii Boiko and Ukraine then fanned 17 in 8 innings to top Cedric Desmedt and Belgium. He tied Tomáš Ondra, Ondřej Satoria, James Sanders, Chris Messer and Pablo Guillén for the event lead in wins. He was third in IP (behind Sanders and Diaz), had a 1.20 ERA and easily led in strikeouts (25, 8 ahead of Matteo Bocchi). [6]