Prior to FIU: Attended Pines Charter High School in Pembroke Pines, Fla. where he was coached by Carlos Iglesias... Drafted in the 20th round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals... Garcia is a rarity; an athletic high school catching prospect with remarkably quick feet and fluid receiving skills... His home-to-second-base throwing times range from 1.85 to 1.95 seconds, already above major league average... 2011 Rawlings Florida Region Honorable Mention All-American... Finished his high school career a .414 hitter (106-for-256) with 15 home runs, 89 RBI and 79 runs scored... Hit .508 with seven home runs, 25 RBI and a 1.071 slugging percentage his senior year... As a senior, was named team MVP as well as All-County First-Team by the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel... Also named All-Broward First-Team and All-District First-Team by BrowardHighSchoolBaseball.com in addition to being selected to numerous all-tar squads... Qualified for the Connie Mack World Series with the Florida Legends in the summers of 2010 and 2011... Was team MVP in 2011.
Personal: Born on January 12, 1993 in Pembroke Pines, Fla.... Son of Mariem and Jose Garcia... Has one brother, Derick... Enjoys going to the beach, watching television and hanging out with friends in his spare time... Likes to watch ESPN and Law and Order Criminal Minds... Also recruited by FAU and UCF out of high school.
|Hometown:||Pembroke Pines, Fla.|
|High School:||Pines Charter HS|