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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 25)
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Birth Date5-3-1992
Height6' 5"
Weight228 lbs
Age24 years, 11 months, 25 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2017 CIN MLB 4 4 23.0 2 2 0 22 7 22 4 .263 98 8.6 2.7 1.6 8.6 51% .286 .271 1.26 4.48 5.09 109 7.09 162.5 -0.5
CareerMLB4423.0220227224.263988.62.71.68.651%.286.2711.264.485.091087.00162.3-0.5

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 BIL Rk 2 2 6.0 0 0 0 4 1 5 0 .274 104 6.0 1.5 0.0 7.5 93% .286 .176 0.83 3.77 0.00 86 3.27 93.6
2012 CIN Rk 7 5 14.0 0 2 0 14 12 13 1 .272 99 9.0 7.7 0.6 8.4 67% .295 .308 1.86 6.44 5.79 116 7.30 122.7
2013 DYT A 8 8 34.0 1 3 0 40 16 15 4 .259 110 10.6 4.2 1.1 4.0 40% .305 .279 1.65 5.57 6.88 130 12.01 139.0
2013 BIL Rk 5 5 23.7 1 1 0 22 10 17 0 .277 97 8.4 3.8 0.0 6.5 66% .301 .254 1.35 4.05 2.66 94 3.78 101.8
2014 DYT A 27 27 133.3 7 8 0 115 51 127 11 .261 93 7.8 3.4 0.7 8.6 50% .282 .260 1.25 3.87 3.65 97 3.61 98.6
2015 DAY A+ 26 26 140.3 9 7 0 117 55 133 4 .252 96 7.5 3.5 0.3 8.5 45% .298 .242 1.23 2.90 2.44 93 3.59 99.9
2016 PEN AA 13 12 77.0 5 3 0 51 28 78 0 .257 90 6.0 3.3 0.0 9.1 50% .252 .220 1.03 2.50 1.75 86 3.21 93.8
2016 LOU AAA 12 11 67.7 2 5 0 48 31 54 6 .252 101 6.4 4.1 0.8 7.2 49% .231 .228 1.17 4.14 3.46 98 4.44 104.3
2017 CIN MLB 4 4 23.0 2 2 0 22 7 22 4 .263 98 8.6 2.7 1.6 8.6 51% .286 .271 1.26 4.48 5.09 109 7.09 162.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2017 350 0.5029 0.4943 0.7630 0.6875 0.2989 0.8595 0.5385 0.2370
Career3500.50290.49430.7630.68750.29890.85950.53850.237

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CIN $535,000
2016 CIN $
2015 CIN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$535,000
1 yrTotal$535,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Cincinnati 11/20/14. Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/15.
  • Drafted by Cincinnati 2011 (22-685) (Henderson Int'l School, Nev.). $1M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Amir Garrett is referenced in the following articles.

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What You Need to Know: Funk BlastAshley Varela2017-04-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 4Mark Barry2017-04-21
What You Need to Know: Big BlastsBen Diamond2017-04-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 2George Bissell2017-04-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 3Mark Barry2017-04-14
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 128: The Colorado AttractionMike Gianella2017-04-12
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 128: The Colorado AttractionGeorge Bissell2017-04-12
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 128: The Colorado AttractionGreg Wellemeyer2017-04-12
Expert FAAB Review: Week 2Mike Gianella2017-04-11
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 85: The BP Annual Drinking Game ReturnsGeorge Bissell2017-04-07
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 85: The BP Annual Drinking Game ReturnsCraig Goldstein2017-04-07
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 85: The BP Annual Drinking Game ReturnsBen Carsley2017-04-07
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 85: The BP Annual Drinking Game ReturnsBret Sayre2017-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Amir GarrettEric Roseberry2017-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Amir GarrettJeffrey Paternostro2017-04-07
Prospectus Feature: Pre-Season Staff PredictionsBP Staff2017-04-03
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 84: Where's My Xander Shirsey?George Bissell2017-03-24
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 84: Where's My Xander Shirsey?Craig Goldstein2017-03-24
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 84: Where's My Xander Shirsey?Ben Carsley2017-03-24
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 84: Where's My Xander Shirsey?Bret Sayre2017-03-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: National League ProspectsGreg Wellemeyer2017-03-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPosition Battles: National League CentralEric Roseberry2017-03-15
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-6BP Fantasy Staff2017-03-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2017-03-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers, Part TwoGreg Wellemeyer2017-03-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2017Ben Carsley2017-02-27
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Dynasty League ProspectsBret Sayre2017-02-23
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Dynasty League ProspectsBen Carsley2017-02-23
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects of 2017BP Prospect Staff2017-02-13
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects of 2017Jeffrey Paternostro2017-02-13
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2017-02-13
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2017-01-05
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2017-01-05
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-12-15
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-12-15
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 ProspectsBrendan Gawlowski2016-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, August 15thChristopher Crawford2016-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 9thChristopher Crawford2016-08-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Trade Targets: Second-Half BuysBP Fantasy Staff2016-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, July 18thChristopher Crawford2016-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: The Futures Game: US RosterWilson Karaman2016-07-12
BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsCraig Goldstein2016-07-07
BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-07-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Futures Game Preview: U.S. TeamBen Carsley2016-07-06
2016 Futures Game Preview: The US RosterBP Prospect Staff2016-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: June 24, 2016Will Haines2016-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, June 6thChristopher Crawford2016-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 23rdChristopher Crawford2016-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 2ndMark Anderson2016-05-03
Youth Movement: Baseball PROSPECT-us MailbagMark Anderson2016-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 25thChristopher Crawford2016-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: Southern LeagueMark Anderson2016-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 13thChristopher Crawford2016-04-14
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderBrendan Gawlowski2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderMark Anderson2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderChristopher Crawford2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderBP Prospect Staff2016-04-04
Prospectus Feature: The Top 101 Prospects of 2016, With Write-UpsBP Prospect Staff2016-04-01
Dynasty Dynamics: A Different Dynasty Top 101Ben Carsley2016-03-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2016-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2017 and BeyondBen Carsley2016-02-29
Fantasy Prospect Rankings: The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2016Bret Sayre2016-02-15
2016 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2016-01-29
2016 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-01-21
2016 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, September 1stJeff Moore2015-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, August 24thJeff Moore2015-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 20thJeff Moore2015-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 4thJeff Moore2015-08-05
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This article requires BP Premium access2015 Futures Game Preview: The US RosterBP Prospect Staff2015-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 11, 2015Jeff Moore2015-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 28, 2015Jeff Moore2015-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Southern LeagueTucker Blair2015-04-07
Every Team's Moneyball: Cincinnati Reds: Go Your Own Way, Young ManBrendan Gawlowski2015-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 40-Man Additions: National LeagueCraig Goldstein2014-11-24
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This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 ProspectsNick J. Faleris2014-11-21
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 28thJeff Moore2014-08-29
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you could get one baseball player on loan to play with the Pacers during the playoffs, who would you choose?
(Brandon from Chicago)
This is a great question, and I can kill two "fandom" birds with one stone to answer it. Amir Garrett. He's not that far removed from playing high level basketball at St. John's, so if a worst case scenario occurred he could fill in if he had to. If this move would take him off of the Reds during the Pacers playoff run I might have a different answer. However, the Pacers "playoff run" isn't going to be more than a week anyway. (Eric Roseberry)
2017-04-11 19:00:00 (link to chat)Seems the theme of every chat is about how good Ronald Acuna will be. Can we give it up for some closer to the bigs players that no one is talking about?
(Loonies from Tampa)
Oh. Look at that.

A few different ways to interpret your question. There are guys like Yohander Mendez who look awfully close to the bigs, and so despite their lack of flashiness still gets them in the Top 50. Amir Garrett is another who is breaking into the majors and looks like he may be a solid mid-rotation arm. Kind of hard to look like you're going to be a regular and not get some sort of attention.

Perhaps Kyle Higashioka is the answer here? Now I've talked about him. Hmm. (Nick Schaefer)
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Not asking you to speak to others' lists, but BP is higher than industry on Amir Garrett. Can you expound a bit on what your staff likes about him? I assume you believe in the change/command more than others and he can avoid a relief profile. Thanks for your tireless work!
(Jojo from SD)
We love athletic pitchers--especially basketball players (RIP Mau). Given how late he committed to pitching full time and his athleticism, we suspect there is more in the tank here than your average 24-year-old arm in the upper minors.

I would add that he is in the general range of guys that are broadly described as "mid-rotation starters or late inning relievers," that tier just starts earlier that it has in past years since the middle of the list feels shallow. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much more would we be hearing about Robert Gsellman if he was on, say the Orioles or the Marlins?
(Yachty from NM)
How much do we talk about the Orioles and Marlins systems though? I get what you are saying, but he gets talked about more than Amir Garrett and Josh Hader who are ranked roughly similar. I mean I might be yammering on about him less of course. The Angry Bird man would be thrilled as well. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-01-18 20:00:00 (link to chat)Why is Amir Garrett not getting more love in dynasty circles? Seems like he's easily one of the Top 5 SP Prospects likely to contribute this season.
(SPG from LA)
He might be one of the guys most likely to contribute this year, but his long-term ceiling just isn't as interesting as once thought. (Bret Sayre)
2016-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)Josh Hader, Reynaldo Lopez, and Amir Garrett seem to have similarities in their profiles with similar volatility. Which of those guys is your preference long-term? Why?
(Matt from KY)
I'll take Lopez on upside, even if he's not a lock to remain a starter. Hell, none of them are. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-04-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)Which side would you rather have? Dom Smith or Amir Garrett and Touki Toussaint
(Bill from Usa)
Dom Smith. Dom Smith, Dom Smith, Dom Smith. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-03-14 14:30:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Amir Garrett?
(Viktor from MD)
I like him, and he's another guy I want to put eyes on next week. I like athletes, I like players who succeed despite coming to baseball late (particularly pitchers, since he should have a relatively fresh arm), and I'm excited that he's in an organization that has such a good history of churning out productive big leaguers. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)I need 1 more player for my fantasy minor league team. The choice is a SP prospect (Kolby Allard, Amir Garrett, Josh Hader, Grant Holmes, Yadier Alvarez or Dylan Cease), position player (Dominic Smith or Trent Clark) or lottery ticket (Willie Calhoun). Which SP and position player would you choose and also your overall pick, taking into account not only ceiling/floor but also proximity to the bigs (the closer the better).
(paladin from philippines)
I really like a bunch of those dudes. Calhoun can be a special hitter, but he's a butcher defensively and loses value if (when) he moves to the OF. Allard and Garrett are two really high-upside arms, and Alvarez could turn into any pitcher you can think of (good or bad). I probably go Clark there, but you've got options depending on what you're into. (Wilson Karaman)
2015-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Amir Garrett in the Reds' rotation in a year or so? Bullpen? Thanks!
(Greg from Virginia Beach, VA)
Hey Virginia Beach! I kinda miss Virginia Beach, I lived there for a couple years.

I'd say he's in the rotation at some point in 2017. His improvement in '16 was really impressive, much more consistent delivery/secondary stuff.

Future's DS2 was really good, I'm not sure if it's top 5, but it belongs in consideration. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-13 14:30:00 (link to chat)How does Amir Garrett's lack of experience play into his potential? Does his athletic background make it that much easier to learn mechanics of pitching and repeating?
(Reds fan from My couch)
It really depends on the player, but Garrett is crazy athletic and his delivery is fine when he actually repeats it. That's my issue, he has trouble repeating his mechanics and release points, but that's also because he hasn't been pitching long. I think it does make it easier for him to learn but it also depends on the makeup of the player to an extent. Garrett's stuff is no joke, his FB has serious velo and life. Definitely an intriguing arm and the exact type of prospect I love seeing in the Futures Game. (Futures Game Chat)
2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Describe the degree of obscurity…….Amir Garrett, does he have "special" anywhere in his prospectus? If he is just a guy, do you think Lewis Thorpe is "guy" better than him?
(Victor from Dumfries)
At one point, I thought he was going to be a solid mid-rotation starter. Now, probably nothing more than a reliever. Basketball hurt his development quite a bit. I like Thorpe substantially more. (Christopher Crawford)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi NIck, Do you think Amir Garrett can take an even bigger step next year now that he's focused solely on baseball? Did you or anyone on your staff get any looks at him this year? Other than the stats how different did he look from the guy he was in 2013?
(Jeff from Ohio)
I think there's a high likelihood it's a relief arm. It was cleaner this year, and there was a little more consistency with the slider and the overall package, but I'm not yet a believer in the change-up long term, and there's still a pretty big gap between his current skill set and where he needs to be to take the ball every fifth day for a big league club. I expect continued growth, but that more advanced bats will eventually force him to the pen. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Dayton team ran out Nick Travieso, Sal Romano, Amir Garrett and Nick Howard as starters for the last month of the season. Rank those guys as prospects.
(Mike from Dayton)
Howard, Garrett, Travieso, Romano. (Jordan Gorosh)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Amir Garrett?
(boneil33 from Boston)
I love the thought of Amir Garrett. Big athletic kid with an electric arm. I'm really glad he's given up or currently seriously contemplating giving up basketball. I'm sure he's a reliever at this stage in development, but he has a shot to be a meaningful if things go right. (Zach Mortimer)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Amir Garrett has thrown 434 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2015 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (80mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph).