Amir Garrett throws again for scouts
A few weeks back, I wrote about basketball standout Amir Garrett taking a look at playing baseball instead of potentially going to St. John’s on a hoops scholarship. He threw for close to 50 scouts that day and showed considerable arm strength.
The big lefty threw again for scouts on Tuesday at the College of Southern Nevada and again seemed to impress. According to one source, Garrett sat in the 91-93 mph range and touched 94 mph. His curve and changeup were better than what he showed in the previous workout. Garrett threw 35 pitches in the session.
There’s not much time for Garrett to impress further between now and the Draft. As a hitter, he could have taken batting practice for any of the teams — word was as many as 15 wanted to see him throw again in a private workout — but as a pitcher, he’ll only be able to throw a few more times, at most. The Garrett camp will likely choose carefully in where they might have a private workout, pinpointing teams who would have a real interest in signing him away from college basketball.