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Josh Garcia
Josh Garcia


Laveen, Ariz.

High School:
Brophy Prep

Last College:
South Mountain CC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195




Career Stats Summary (PDF)

Arizona 2010

Played in 21 games with 12 starts as the designated hitter ... Battled through a torn meniscus in his left knee that required postseason surgery ... Used as a right-hand hitting pinch hitter throughout season ... Was stellar offensively for the Wildcats at the Fort Worth Regional, combining to go 5-for-12 at the plate with four runs scored and three RBI. Belted a homer with two RBI in regional-opener against Baylor (6/4), before hitting a home run and a triple to go with two runs scored against top-seed TCU (6/5). Finished regional with 1-for-4 day in elimination game at Baylor (6/6) ... Went 1-for-2 with two walks as starting designated hitter in season finale at Oregon State (5/30) ... Collected an RBI in 0-for-4 day at plate against Arizona State (5/15) ... Scored a run after pinch hitting against Cal State Bakersfield (5/8) ... Came off bench to collect game-tying RBI double, before scoring go-ahead run to cap six-run comeback at USC (5/2) ... One hit in three at bats as starting DH in single non-conference tilt against Arizona State (5/4), a game the Wildcats won, 4-2 ... Went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI at Washington (4/10) ... Hitless in two pinch hit at bats against California (4/1 and 4/3) ... Tallied a career-high four RBI and hit first career home run in a 2-for-5 day at plate against Sacramento State (3/21) ... Hitless in four at bats over two games against Wichita State (3/16-17) ... Went 1-for-2 with an RBI and was hit by a pitch against UNLV (3/2) ... Started at DH and went 1-for-3 with a walk against Long Beach State (2/26) ... Started two of three games at DH in season opening series against Utah Valley (2/19 and 2/21). Hitless in three at bats in first game, but followed up with a walk and run scored in series finale.

Junior College
Attended South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2008 and 2009 ... Named to the All-ACCAC team as a senior ... Hit. .360 as a sophomore with five home runs and 13 doubles ... Scored 36 runs and collected 42 RBI ... Named All-Region and All-Conference as a freshman ... As a freshman, helped lead school with impressive season at the plate while batting average .372 with 13 doubles, 35 runs batted in and 35 walks.

Drafted in the 46th Round of the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the 1,354th overall pick.

High School
Graduated from Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2007 ... Named to the Arizona Republic's 5A All-State team as a senior ... Named to the Rawling's and Louisville Slugger All-American teams ... Named an Under Armour Pre-Season All-American prior to senior season ... Hit 13 home runs as a senior ... He played summer baseball with the Arizona Firebirds, competing in the Connie Mack World Series in 2006(national Champions) and 2007.

Full Name: Joshua Julian Garcia ... Born 9/23/1988 in Phoenix, Ariz., ... Son of Sal and Diana Garcia ... Has two siblings, Sal Jr. and Anyssa Garcia ... Is enrolled in the College of Humanities with a major in religious studies.