|Hometown:||Diamond Bar, Calif.|
|High School:||Diamond Bar HS|
|Previous College:||Cypress JC|
BRIEFLY: A power-hitter who will again challenge for a spot in the middle of the Titans' everyday line-up Will fill the holes defensively at first base, in the outfield and possibly as a catcher Was a clutch performer for the Titans down the stretch in 2004 en route to the national championship.
TITANS `04: After a few starts in the outfiled early in the season, he became the primary designated hitter Played in 66 games, second best only to Suzuki, Pilittere and Prettyman, who played in all 69 games Collected 20 multiple-hit games with four three-hit and four four-hit games Was 18-for-39 with two home runs and nine RBI over a nine- game period (Apr 3. - Apr. 18) that saw the Titans go 8-1 after their 15-16 start Had the second-longest hitting streak of the season with a 13 gamer from May 23 - Jun. 6 Was clutch in the postseason, posting a .436 average (24-for-55) with 18 RBI and seven runs scored Had a season-high 3 doubles in the Super Regional vs. Tulane on Jun. 13 Was named to the Fullerton Regional All-Tournament Team going 7-for-18 with seven RBI Collected six hits in nine at bats en route to knocking Tulane out of the Super Regional Was named to the College World Series All-Tournament Team after going 11-for-24 (.458) with 2 doubles and seven RBI in his first trip to Omaha Was selected to the All-Big West Conference team as an honorable mention His .353 average was 10th best in the conference Was selected by The Boston Red Sox in the 48th round of the MLB draft last June.
CYPRESS J.C.: Played two years under Coach Scott Pickler at Cypress College Named a 2003 California JC All-American catcher after helping Cypress to the state championship (California JCs do not compete nationally) Batted .392 and was tied for sixth in the state with 15 home runs Tied for 17th statewide with 50 RBI Banged out 15 doubles as well to bring his slugging percentage up to .709, which ranked among the top 20 in the state Named MVP of the state championship tournament after cracking two homers in a 13-3 win over Saddleback in the final Overall, he batted .541 with five home runs and 16 RBI in nine playoff games Batted .306 with two homers and 13 RBI in 34 games as a freshman.
DIAMOND BAR H.S.: Three-year letterman for Coach Richard Gonzales (a former Titan outfielder) Teammate of fellow Titans Danny Dorn and Dustin Miller Earned first-team All-Sierra League honors his junior and senior year, as well as an All-San Gabriel Valley selection his senior year when he hit .420 with five home runs Also earned most improved student award in 2001.
PERSONAL: Born on May 15, 1983, in West Covina, Calif. Parents are Vincent and Christina Garcia Full name is Felipe Daniel Garcia Has two older brothers (Vince and David) and an older sister (Monica) Lists father and brother, David, as his greatest influences Majoring in communications Would like to see Florida State added to the Titans' schedule Nickname is
Flip Enjoys playing Madden Football 2005 in his spare time Says winning the national championship in 2004 is his biggest sports thrill Wears No. 25 because it was his brother David's number Favorites ... Oakland Raiders (team), Michael Vick (player), Seinfeld (TV show), Troy (movie), maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal (food), g-unit.com (web site), The Rock (actor).