Braxton Garrett
23-Year-Old PitcherSP
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Garrett was called upon to make a pair of starts for the Marlins last season despite having previously logged a single appearance above High-A ball. He fared well in his debut, allowing one run and striking out six over five innings, but was far less effective his next time out, yielding four earned runs in 2.2 frames. The southpaw doesn't throw hard -- he averaged less than 90 mph on his fastball in his two big-league appearances -- but has registered over a strikeout per inning over the course of his brief professional career thanks to a standout curveball and mature pitching acumen. Those skills could allow Garrett to ascend to a role as a solid mid-rotation starter, especially if he is able to bump up his velocity. He is likely to open 2021 at Triple-A but should be among the first in line for a big-league rotation spot should the opportunity become available. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#600
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$Signed a $4.15 million contract with the Marlins in July of 2016.
Gets second start
PMiami Marlins
June 13, 2021
Garrett is slated to start Monday's game against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
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Despite displaying shaky control (three walks in four innings) in his first start of the season Wednesday in Miami versus the Rockies, Garrett will get another turn through the rotation. The Marlins' lack of healthy starting pitchers more than anything is allowing Garrett to stick in the rotation for the time being, but he could be at risk of losing his spot soon with Cody Poteet (knee) having resumed a throwing program since being placed on the injured list June 5.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
64
Last 10 Games
64
Last 5 Games
64
How many pitches does Braxton Garrett generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Braxton Garrett generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-40%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-40%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-38%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .429 18 4 3 6 1 0 0
Since 2019vs Right .256 47 9 6 10 1 0 3
2021vs Left .444 12 2 2 4 1 0 0
2021vs Right .267 19 3 2 4 0 0 0
2020vs Left .400 6 2 1 2 0 0 0
2020vs Right .250 28 6 4 6 1 0 3
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-40%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-50%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.40 1.80 11.2 1 2 0 8.5 6.2 2.3
Since 2019Away 9.00 1.33 3.0 0 0 0 6.0 3.0 0.0
2021Home 4.50 2.00 4.0 0 1 0 6.8 6.8 0.0
2021Away 9.00 1.33 3.0 0 0 0 6.0 3.0 0.0
2020Home 5.87 1.70 7.2 1 1 0 9.4 5.9 3.5
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Braxton Garrett compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.25
 
K/9
6.4
 
BB/9
5.1
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
90.5 mph
 
ERA
6.43
 
WHIP
1.71
 
BABIP
.352
 
GB/FB
9.00
 
Left On Base
58.3%
 
Exit Velocity
78.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.5%
 
Spin Rate
2215 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
27.5%
 
Swinging Strike
9.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Tommy John surgery delayed Garrett's professional development, but the No. 7 overall pick in 2016 finally logged his first full season and looked like a future No. 3 starter. A 22-year-old lefty with an excellent frame (6-foot-3, 190 pounds), Garrett features a low-90s fastball that can touch 95 mph, a plus curveball that has long been his calling card and an average changeup. He is still pretty projectable, so we could see his fastball add some juice and his changeup could be at least an above-average offering by the time he reaches the majors. He has an easy delivery that portends above-average command, and he showed last year (52.7 GB%) that he is already adept at inducing weak contact. This should be his final full season in the minors, opening at Double-A and finishing at Triple-A, with a 2021 MLB debut on tap if he stays healthy.
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 the year he was drafted as the Marlins attempted to exercise caution with his workload. Even though Garrett won't return to game action until July or August of this year, at the earliest, he is still one of the top prospects in a system that was essentially bare before this offseason's rebuild. A lefty with the potential for a plus fastball, plus curveball and above-average command, Garrett could top out as a No. 2 starter if his recovery goes perfectly and his changeup develops. The more likely outcome is that he develops into a No. 3 or No. 4 starter. Given how much his development is delayed, Garrett is unlikely to reach the majors until 2021 or 2022.
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.
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Lasts four innings
PMiami Marlins
June 9, 2021
Garrett (0-1) allowed two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three across four innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Rockies.
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Nabs start Wednesday
PMiami Marlins
June 9, 2021
Garrett is slated to start Wednesday's game against the Rockies, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
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Recalled by Marlins
PMiami Marlins
June 8, 2021
Garrett was recalled Tuesday from Triple-A Jacksonville.
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Could get call Wednesday
PMiami Marlins
June 5, 2021
Garrett is on turn at Triple-A Jacksonville to pitch Wednesday if Cody Poteet (knee) misses his next start, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports.
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Returns to Triple-A
PMiami Marlins
May 16, 2021
Garrett was optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville on Sunday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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