Our MLB prospect girlfriend series rolls along today with Miami Marlins pitcher Braxton Garrett. The 19-year-old lefty was drafted sixth in the 2016 MLB Draft and is already seen as the No. 1 guy in the Marlins’ organization — MLB.com ranks him third overall among all LHP prospects behind just Josh Hader and Jason Groome.
1) Braxton Garrett, LHP, Grade B-/B: Age 19, first round pick in 2016 from high school in Alabama; hasn’t pitched professionally yet so all we have are high school reports; fastball 88-94 MPH; best pitch is very strong curve; change-up needs development, which is normal for his age and background; clean mechanics should help with healthy and command; projects as mid-rotation starter. ETA late 2020.
Probably not a great sign for the farm if their top prospect hasn’t even debuted yet, but hey, I’m not the expert.
Regardless, Braxton is the guy in the system and already has a smokeshow girlfriend in Jentzen Crook. She currently attends the University of Alabama.