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Braxton Garrett debuts for the Hoppers

The Marlins 2016 first-round pick made his professional debut today

Braxton Garrett, the Marlins first-round pick in 2016, made his professional debut today for the Greensboro Grasshoppers at home versus the Rome Braves.The Vanderbilt commit passed up college for a chance at the pros. Here’s the review that the MLB network did on Garrett after he was drafted:

In his professional debut, The nineteen-year-old left-handed pitcher from Foley, Alabama did well. He faced 19 batters over 4 23 innings. He gave up one hit and one unearned run while walking three and collecting four strikeouts.

His first strikeout:

According to Josh Norris, writer for Baseball America, he threw 91-93 in the first inning and flashed a plus curve ball, which is the pitch he is best known for.

More to come, but that’s the newsflash for Marlins fans! Exciting news from the Fish Farm!

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