One of the most often used pitchers from last year’s team, Nick Garcia heads back to the RailCats for his second season at the Steel Yard. He emerged as a premier option at the back end of the bullpen in 2021, as he finished second on the team in both appearances (25) and saves (5) and compiled 40 strikeouts in 50 innings. 

Garcia signed with the RailCats two years after graduating from Missouri Valley College in 2019. In his final two seasons, he put up a 14-8 record with 160 strikeouts to 39 walks, a 1.233 WHIP, and 12 complete games in 146.0 innings of work. Garcia capped off that season by leading the Vikings to the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament and securing a place on the HAAC All-Conference Second Team.