Braxton Garrett

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Braxton Garrett
Miami Marlins
Pitcher
Born: (1997-08-05) August 5, 1997 (age 22)
Foley, Alabama
Bats: Right Throws: Left

Braxton L. Garrett (born August 5, 1997) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins organization. He was drafted seventh overall by the Marlins in the 2016 MLB draft.

Career[edit]

Garrett attended Foley High School in Foley, Alabama his freshman and sophomore years. Prior to his junior year he transferred to Florence High School in Florence, Alabama.[1] As a sophomore at Foley in 2014, he was 8–2 with a 1.23 earned run average (ERA) with 108 strikeouts in 57 innings. In July of that year he committed to Vanderbilt University to play college baseball.[2] As a junior at Florence in 2015, Garrett was 7–1 with a 0.75 ERA with 141 strikeouts in ​66 23 innings.[3][4] In August after that season, he played in the Perfect Game All-American Classic at Petco Park.[5] Later that year, he played for the 18U National Team that won the World Cup.[6]

Garrett was considered one of the top prospects for the 2016 MLB draft.[7][8] He was selected seventh overall in the draft by the Miami Marlins.[9] He agreed to sign with the Marlins for a $4,145,900 signing bonus.[10] He made his professional debut in 2017 with the Greensboro Grasshoppers of the Class A South Atlantic League,[11] where he posted a 1-0 record with a 2.93 ERA in four starts[12] before he underwent Tommy John surgery in June, ending his season.[13]

MLB.com ranked Garrett as Miami's fifth best prospect going into the 2018 season.[14] However, he also missed all of that season, as he was recovering from the surgery he had undergone the previous year. Garrett returned in 2019, beginning the year with the Jupiter Hammerheads of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McWilliams, John (March 18, 2015). "Garrett emerging as one of nation's top prep pitchers". TimesDaily Florence.
  2. ^ Thomas, Ben (July 7, 2014). "Former Foley pitcher Brax Garrett makes early commitment to Vanderbilt". Alabama.com.
  3. ^ "Florence's Brax Garrett named Mr. Baseball by ASWA".
  4. ^ "ALL-USA watch: Vandy signee Braxton Garrett is in control on the mound". April 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "Florence pitcher, Mr. Baseball Brax Garrett earns win at prestigious All-American game".
  6. ^ "Florence's Garrett savors experience, gold medal". Times-Daily. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Florence pitcher Brax Garrett projected to be first-round draft pick".
  8. ^ "Draft prospect Braxton Garrett strong at NHSI".
  9. ^ "Marlins draft high school left-hander Braxton Garrett at No. 7". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ https://www.milb.com/milb/news/miami-marlins-prospect-braxton-garrett-finds-success-in-first-pro-start/c-229039484
  12. ^ "Braxton Garrett Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  13. ^ https://www.milb.com/milb/news/miami-marlins-braxton-garrett-undergoes-tommy-john-surgery/c-237678852
  14. ^ "Brinson leads Marlins' revamped Top 30". MLB.com. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  15. ^ https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/marlins-braxton-garrett-ready-for-redemption/

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