01/18/2019 - 2019 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Garrett continue to show as a top prospect on the baseball diamond. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are soft / sure and he showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. Feet / hands work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with zip (86 mph velocity) on his throws. At the plate he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He has strength (93 mph exit velocity) in his swing and shows a plus feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 76-80 mph. Breaking ball displays 2/8 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with slight sink. Control is solid as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
10/10/2018 - Arizona Senior Fall Classic
Garrett is an athletic and talented 2019 2-way prospect that worked hard and made several adjustments throughout the event. On the bump, Garrett has a loose arm, extends thru his delivery, and has a strong lower half. He works north to south and has good mound presence. His fastball touches 93 and his breaking ball is his out pitch. If he continues to long toss with his changeup he will develop more feel for the pitch. At 1B, Garret starts in an athletic stance, presents a low/early glove, and fields the ball in front of his body. Continuing to practice game like throws in his throwing program will increase his ability to throw from multiple arm angles and on the run. At the plate, Garrett starts in an athletic stance, loads his hands back, and creates major backside rotation with his lower half. He's aggressive on the fastball and shows pull side pop. Garret will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
06/15/2018 - USA Baseball 17U Championships
Garrett continues to show as a prospect on the diamond. On the bump, he had a tremendous showing at the event. He shows great mound presence, good composure, and attacks hitters, throwing a lot of strikes as he works to get ahead of hitters through a quick tempo. Arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 85 mph. Fastball shows a lot of late arm side run. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with late, sharp break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for pitch with arm side run. Control is outstanding as he throws strikes with all his pitches, locating to both sides of the plate. Defensively at 1B, he shows active prep with fluid actions. He works around the GB and through it as he gains ground toward his target. Footwork around the bag is solid and he is a quality receiver. Exchange is clean with strong (89 mph raw velocity) throws. At the plate, he has fluid rhythm while getting good hand separation. Barrel is whipped through the zone (97 mph exit velocity) as he connects with strength. The ball jumps off of his barrel as he crushes it with power showing to the pull side. Mental makeup is outstanding as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be. Garrett has a big upside on the bump and will get looks from the top collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.
01/12/2018 - 2018 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
James has improved his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. On the bump, he displays a sound / repeatable delivery, working in line and on time allowing his arm to work loose / free to the plate. Arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 83 mph. Breaking ball displays 2/8 shape with late break. Control is outstanding as he throws strikes with all his pitches, locating to both side of the plate. He shows good composure and competes on the mound. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, and work through an aggressive swing path. Barrel accuracy is a plus and he has strength in his swing with power showing best to the pull side. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are soft / sure and he showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness.
07/19/2017 - Under Armour Southwest Championships 16U, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One
Garrett is a strong, well-built LHP/1B prospect who has a talented skill set on both sides of the ball. On the mound, Garrett has an explosive delivery with the proper mechanics throwing from a high 3/4 arm slot. He has a quick arm action and stays tall through his delivery. Garrett stays square to home plate and effectively uses his front side. He throws a heavy fastball with good command at 74-80 MPH. His curveball has good movement and can be effective when thrown for strikes. As a left-handed hitter, Garrett has a square, athletic stance with a centered balance and quiet head. He has smooth rhythm with an effective load and short, on-time stride. Garrett shows fast bat speed with an on-plane swing path getting good extension at contact. He has strong hands producing hard contact. Garrett has the ability to hit the ball to the opposite field. He shows power to the pull the side. In the field, Garrett plays with effective footwork. He presents his glove and fields the ball in a square, athletic position. He has a long arm action throwing from a 3/4 arm slot. His throws are consistent with good carry across the diamond. He has a great stretch when receiving and plays athletically on double plays. Overall, Garrett plays the game athletically with a good approach giving potential to make a difference at the next level.
06/25/2016 - Omaha National World Series - Session 2
Garrett continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities with the makings of a special type player. At 1B, defensive abilities are well above average, displaying smooth / fluid actions. Feet are athletic as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is soft / sure as he consistently showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. At the plate, power potential has improved now showing tremendous potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (86 mph exit velocity) and work inside the ball, utilizing all fields. He is strong and has strength in his swing with the baseball exploding off the bat when centered. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 77 mph. Fastball displays good arm side run. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with gradual break. He slows his arm speed on his changeup, tipping off pitch to hitters. Control is outstanding as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Getting on a long toss program will help to increase arm strength which will aid in his development on the mound. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great personality, is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
10/18/2015 - College PREP - Santa Rosa, CA
Garrett is a 2-way player (LHP/1B) who has a tall/projectable frame (6'0"/225). On the mound, this lefty has a 3-pitch mix (FB, CB, CH) coming from a high 3/4 arm slot & free/clean arm action. He gets good glove-side lead, smooth separation, stays directional toward the dish. He works tall and drives downhill toward the dish. He keeps his FB down in the zone (73-74 mph) which will get a lot of GB outs. Curveball is best pitch as it shows 12/6 shape with sharp action - as he can throw it for strikes in any count. At 1B - James hustles into a square fielding position and is due handed. He gathers well and moves well around the bag. Continuing to develop his footwork/agility will help to improve his lateral quickness. Offensively, this LHH has an athletic/balanced setup with rhythm to load. He takes a hack, hits the ball where it's pitched and drives it to all parts of the field. Garrett (2019 grad) has a ton of upside with a bright future on the mound.