Garrison Bryant

Position: RHSP
Level: Extended Spring Training
Affiliate: XST Mets
League: Minor League Spring Training
Born: 12/03/1998 (Age: 23)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 189
B/T: Left / Right
Acquired: 36th Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYM)

Prospect Spotlight

The Mets aren’t afraid to take a deep-projection prep arm late in the draft if they’re willing to sign for a reasonable bonus, and Bryant fits that mold. A 36th round selection from a Florida high school in 2016 who signed for just $100K, Bryant was extremely young for his class and is still just 20-years-old even after being a pro for three years. His age–plus the extra projection that comes with having split time between football and baseball his whole amateur career–make Bryant an interesting follow.

He could move up into the FV 40 prospect range with an overall increase in stuff: despite advanced pitchability and strikes, his light three-pitch mix simply lacks the power to combat upper-level bats right now. Bryant’s fastball works in the 86-to-90 mph range, showing fair armside run and developing command. His slider shows depth but similarly lacks velocity, coming in with loose spin at 76-to-79 mph. There’s feel for a low-80s changeup, giving the foundation for a usable arsenal if he’s able to get the heater into the 91-94 range long-term. He keeps all his pitches around the plate and demonstrated a feel for changing speeds.