Amir Garrett
Amir Garrett
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Cincinnati Reds
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Jeff Zimmerman eerily predicted Garrett's downfall in a FanGraphs article written on April 20 -- he broke down the video of an earlier start at a time when Garrett had a 1.83 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and had just struck out 12 Orioles in seven innings. He noticed that Garrett's fastball was 2-4 mph slower than previously billed, and deadly straight. He suggested that would come back to haunt him, and sure enough, Garrett's next start against Milwaukee was a 10-run (nine earned) disaster over 3.1 innings. As with other Reds starters, Garrett's fastball turned out to be a huge albatross over the course of the season (-19.7 runs below average, according to FanGraphs), while his slider and changeup generated much better results. Unfortunately, Garrett couldn't correct those issues after getting sent down to Triple-A Louisville, posting a 5.72 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 67.2 innings there. If Garrett is going to cobble together a big-league career, he needs to fix his fastball. Read Past Outlooks
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Activated from disabled list
PCincinnati Reds
September 10, 2018
Garrett (foot) returned from the disabled list Monday.
ANALYSIS
Garrett hit the disabled list with a bone bruise on his left foot in late August. He'll give the Reds an extra arm in the bullpen down the stretch. The lefty has a mediocre 4.21 ERA in 57.2 innings so far this season.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-11%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-12%
BAA vs RHP
2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .255 177 57 17 40 6 1 10
Since 2016vs Right .260 393 74 47 88 21 1 21
2018vs Left .230 113 39 10 23 5 1 5
2018vs Right .258 136 29 14 31 9 0 3
2017vs Left .298 64 18 7 17 1 0 5
2017vs Right .261 257 45 33 57 12 1 18
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-8%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-52%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-16%
ERA at Home
2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 6.30 1.52 59.0 2 4 0 8.9 4.4 2.3
Since 2016Away 5.81 1.45 69.2 2 6 0 9.3 4.5 2.1
2018Home 5.93 1.48 30.1 1 2 0 11.0 3.9 1.8
2018Away 2.83 1.15 28.2 0 0 0 9.7 3.5 0.6
2017Home 6.67 1.55 29.2 1 2 0 6.7 4.9 2.7
2017Away 7.90 1.66 41.0 2 6 0 9.0 5.3 3.1
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Amir Garrett compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
2.83
 
K/9
10.3
 
BB/9
3.6
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
95.1 mph
 
ERA
4.37
 
WHIP
1.31
 
BABIP
.315
 
GB/FB
0.97
 
Strand %
70.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A 22nd-round pick in 2011, he has put himself on the fast track since deciding to give up his hoop dream and focus on his baseball career. Garrett was fantastic starting out the season at Double-A, earning a promotion to Triple-A for the first time. While he didn't enjoy quite as much success after the call up -- the 25-year-old struggled a bit keeping the ball in the yard and with control/command -- he still posted a respectable 3.46 ERA in 12 appearances (11 starts). With the Reds in rebuilding mode, they can afford to be patient with the lefty, but Cincinnati is heading into spring training with Garrett in mind for the fifth spot in the rotation. A bullpen role is also on the table, although it seems more likely that Garrett would continue his development as a starter in the minors if he were to fail to win a starting job in camp.
Garrett continued to climb prospect charts in 2015 with a strong season at High-A Daytona. The former collegiate basketball player is now exclusively a baseball player, and that decision is bearing fruit. He maintained his 8.5 K/9 despite moving up a level while not walking batters at a higher rate. He'll move to Double-A Pensacola in 2016, where his ability to command his secondary pitches will be put to the test.
After three years of juggling his responsibilities as a pro baseball player and college basketball player, Garrett finally decided in August to give up the hardwood and "marry the game" of baseball. The decision came in the midst of an outstanding second half with Low-A Dayton, during which Garrett posted a 2.86 ERA, .190 BAA and 78:26 K:BB over 14 starts (72.1 innings), a significant improvement over his pre-All-Star break numbers (4.57 ERA, 49:25 K:BB). Standing 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, the athletic Garrett easily generates mid-90s velocity with his fastball, and there's hope that his curveball and changeup can develop more quickly with his focus shifted exclusively to baseball moving forward. The Reds were forced to add the lefty to their 40-man roster in November to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, and it's possible they could take a trial-by-fire approach to Garrett's development in 2015 to find out what he's truly made of.
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Nearing return from DL
PCincinnati Reds
Foot
September 9, 2018
Garrett (foot) threw 25 pitches with a hitter standing in the batter's box Sunday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
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Put on DL with bone bruise
PCincinnati Reds
Foot
August 29, 2018
Garrett was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a left foot bone bruise.
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Has worst outing of season
PCincinnati Reds
August 13, 2018
Garrett gave up four runs on four hits and a walk while retiring just two batters in Monday's loss to the Indians.
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Faces three batters Saturday
PCincinnati Reds
July 29, 2018
Garrett (Achilles' tendon) got in the game Saturday after earlier getting cleared to pitch, striking out one while allowing a hit and hitting a batter, picking up his 19th hold in the process.
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Available Saturday
PCincinnati Reds
July 28, 2018
Garrett (Achilles) is available to pitch in Saturday's game against the Phillies, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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