20-Year-Old Pitcher – Miami Marlins
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Garrett, who the Marlins selected with the No. 7 pick in the 2016 draft, only logged 15.1 innings in 2017 before eventually needing Tommy John surgery in late June. This, after he didn't pitch at all ...
Braxton Garrett Contract Information:
Received a $4,145,900 signing bonus from the Marlins in July of 2016.
Garrett will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday to repair the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
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Miami Marlins Roster
MajorsAnderson, Brian (3B)
AAAAlcantara, Sandy (P)
AADean, Austin (OF)
A+Brigham, Jeff (P)
ABird, Corey (OF)
RookieAnderson, Blake (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Garrett might be the safest of the high school arms from the 2016 draft class, which is an odd statement considering he is the only pitcher who was selected in the first 30 picks who has not yet pitched in a game. The Marlins opted to let Garrett take his time in his recovery from Tommy John surgery rather than rush him to an affiliate. He fell to the Marlins with the seventh pick, but his $4.15 million bonus ranks third in the class, reflecting his pre-draft pedigree. Unfortunately that pedigree does not quite translate over to fantasy. Garrett, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound southpaw, should be owned in leagues that roster 125-plus prospects, but he lacks frontline upside. A low-90s fastball and plus curveball lead a three-pitch mix, and if everything goes well, he will develop into a No. 3 starter. Jason Groome, Forrest Whitley, Riley Pint and Matt Manning are preferable investments among the prep arms from his draft class.