• Full name Garrett Michael Wade
  • Born 08/01/1999 in Decatur, AL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 199 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Auburn
  • Drafted in the 38th round (1,140th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018.
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    A 6-foot-2 southpaw with tremendous feel to spin a breaking ball, Wade doesn't have the otherworldly spin rate that Carter Stewart possesses, but he might come closer than any other prep pitcher in the class. He's always had a feel for snapping off a powerful curveball, but during Perfect Game's World Wood Bat Association World Championship last fall, Wade's slider looked better than it had in the past and his feel for spinning the ball leads to plus projections on both offerings. The curveball is a mid-70s offering that is looser in shape than a hard, low- to mid-80s slider. Which pitch is ahead depends on which scout you ask, but no one in the industry doubts either of the offerings. His fastball is more pedestrian, as Wade sits in the 88-92 mph range. At the Perfect Game event, TrackMan had him up to 94 mph, but scouts dispute those numbers and say he was in the upper 80s. Wade doesn't have premium athleticism, but he has more than his delivery indicates and as a lefthander with immense feel for spin, he should be an attractive commodity. Wade is committed to Auburn.

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