Justin Garza

Born: 03/20/1994 (Age: 25)
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 40 Long Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 FB plays better in 1-3 inning stints.
FB plays better in 1-3 inning stints.
Fastball Velocity 45 50 91 90-95 T95 early in outings but loses velo quickly as he tires. Projects to pick up some extra velo in short-stint role.
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. Polished command.
Consistent low strikes, weaves to both sides of the plate even when reaching back for something extra. Polished command.
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 45 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 get outs and really competes. Lacks durability or third pitch for regular rotation role. Ceiling of multi-inning middle reliever.