Baseball full time for Garrett
Reds LHP prospect Amir Garrett informed the organization recently that he would be ending his college basketball career and focusing solely on baseball going forward.
When Garrett was taken by the Reds in the 22nd round of the 2011 Draft, he was also playing basketball for St. John’s University. He transferred to Cal-State Northridge last year to keep playing hoops. Now it’s just baseball from here on out.
“We’re really happy with the end result,” Reds player development director Jeff Graupe told MLB.com on Tuesday. “I’m really proud of how Amir handled himself the whole time. Even when he told us he’s not sure, or going to St. John’s or to Northridge, he was a pro about it.”
Garrett, the Reds’ No. 18 ranked prospect according to MLB.com, is 6-6 with a 3.41 ERA in 23 starts for Class A Dayton this season. In 113 1/3 innings, he has allowed 98 hits and 42 walks with 101 strikeouts. Over his last 12 starts, Garrett has a 2.21 ERA.
“His second half stats are right there with anybody in our system and anybody in Minor League baseball,” Graupe said. “He is developing at a pretty accelerated rate.”
— SwaggyAg (@Amir_Garrett) August 7, 2014