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Scouting Mets' Prospect #46: Anderson Garcia
Vital Statistics: Name: Anderson Garcia Position: Relief Pitcher DOB: March 23, 1981 Height: 6'2" Weight: 170 Bats: Right Throws: Right The Mets added right-hander Anderson Garcia to their 40-man roster in mid-November, protecting the hurler from selection in the Rule V draft while simultaneously tipping their interest in him. A hard-throwing reliever acquired from the Yankees in the July 2003 trade for Armando Benitez, Garcia split the 2005 campaign between the bullpens of Class-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton, appearing in 46 games between the two levels and compiling a cumulative 4.18 ERA. Though it was a solid follow-up to Garcia's 2004, when he went 9-2 for Class-A Capital City in the South Atlantic League, Garcia still showed some rough edges he'll need to hone if he's to move up the prospect rankings. His 40-man roster selection appeared to be more in line with his strong potential - at least one scout has commented Garcia owns a "major league arm" - and less to do...
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