Rony Garcia. Garcia started the season with High-A Tampa, but quickly earned a promotion to Double-A. He struggled early at that level, but came on strong finishing the year with five no-hit innings in the Eastern League Championship clinching game. Garcia can sit 95-96 mph through a start, and drew high praise from Trenton manager Pat Osborn and pitching coach Tim Norton for the cutter he has developed over the last year. His high velocity fastball makes him a strong candidate, as there is likely a team out there that might want a look at him as a reliever.
1. Rony Garcia – He had an overall decent season, but Garcia especially turned it on towards the end. On the season, he had a 4.01 ERA and 129 K : 45 BB in 130.1 innings. In July, August and the playoffs his ERA plummeted. Over his final 13 starts of the season including the playoffs, all with Trenton, Garcia had a 2.98 ERA and 69 K in 69.333 innings. That’s about half a season worth of pitching to a 2.98 ERA with 9 K/9 innings. Garcia also had an uptick in velocity and added a cutter this season. The improved stuff allowed him to finish the season on a high note. If he come back in the same condition for 2020, he will have a huge breakout season and could find himself knocking on the door to the major leagues.