by: Jon Davis
#12 Amir Garrett LHP
Next on the list we have Amir Garrett, a prospect who is every bit the definition of that word. Garrett was a two-sport star in high school and ultimately agreed to join the St. John's basketball team prior to being drafted by the Reds in the 22nd round of the 2011 draft. Now, some might say that he is ranked too high here at No. 12, but given the incredibly high ceiling he has, I say he is just right. There have been multiple people that have compared him to Aroldis Chapman. That is probably going a bit far, but Chapman-lite I can see that. To this point he does not have much experience at all having only 20 innings in rookie ball last year, so there is not much we can take from such a small sample size.
Garrett is a very athletic left handed pitcher with a fastball that works in the 92-94 range, but can touch 96 or 97. While his secondary pitches, a curve & change-up, are ...