Justin Garza

Born: 03/20/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 170
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 8th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CLE)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 5th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x--April/October 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Glendale Desert Dogs
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Short w/ slight build. Athletic but lacks size and durability.
Mechanical Notes
Full-windup w/ over-head break; slow tempo, high leg kick, tall gather over the rubber; long stride w/ athletic on-line finish. Muscles up at times to get to velocity and shows a bit more effort. H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 45 Swingman High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 50 FB plays better in 1-3 inning stints.
FB plays better in 1-3 inning stints.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 92 90-95 T95 early, sitting 93-94. Small frame loses velo quickly, down to 91-92 later in outings.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Mixes 4sm and 2sm grips. Better run down in the zone.
Mixes 4sm and 2sm grips. Better run down in the zone.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 50 50 Consistent low strikes, weaves to both sides of the plate even when reaching back for something extra.
Consistent low strikes, weaves to both sides of the plate even when reaching back for something extra.
Slider
Slider 50 50 84 83-85 True SL w/ tight spin and short break. Same tunnel as FB, shows late.
True SL w/ tight spin and short break. Same tunnel as FB, shows late.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 40 85 84-86 Straightens out and lacks separation. Limited feel for third pitch. Won't need as much in non-starting role.
Straightens out and lacks separation. Limited feel for third pitch. Won't need as much in non-starting role.
Control
Control 40 50 Establishes strike 1, leans on FB heavily to get ahead of hitters. Less strikes w/ off-speed, last thing to work on is control of secondary stuff. Delivery is clean enough to project up on strikethrowing ability. High pitching IQ, poised competitor.
Establishes strike 1, leans on FB heavily to get ahead of hitters. Less strikes w/ off-speed, last thing to work on is control of secondary stuff. Delivery is clean enough to project up on strikethrowing ability. High pitching IQ, poised competitor.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Knows how to pitch, love how he competes, FB/SL are big league pitches. Don't see durability or depth of arsenal for regular rotation role, fits as a multi-inning longman or opener type. Might wind up a generic middle innings guy if no one pitch impacts enough at ML level.