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 2⁄3 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.
Braxton Garrett sat 91-93 in the first inning, gave up a hit to Cristian Pache but finished with a K on a hard-biting 93 mph FB. #Marlins— Josh Norris (@jnorris427) May 8, 2017
Braxton Garrett finished the third with a K on a beautiful 78 mph CB in through the front door and on the inside corner. #Marlins— Josh Norris (@jnorris427) May 8, 2017
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