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Top 30 Cincinnati Prospects: No. 22

Garrett Left St. John's for Cal-Northridge

Given the body and athletic ability of Amir Garrett it's not surprising that his prep years were spent focusing on basketball, even if the sport did not utilize his mid-90's fastball. Utilized or not, it was enough for Cincinnati to drop a big signing bonus on him so they could use whatever time available to develop him as a pitcher.

Left-hander Amir Garrett is an experienced NCAA athlete, unfortunately for the Reds all of that experience has been on the basketball court. For two seasons he'd been a backup swingman for St. John's before leaving the school this past April. Had the Reds gotten their preference he would have dedicated himself to baseball and working on his mid-90's fastball. They've already invested a million... Recommended Stories

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