- Full name Garrett Hill
- Born 01/16/1996 in Petaluma, CA
- Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School San Diego State
- Debut 07/04/2022
Drafted in the 26th round (765th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2018 (signed for $100,000).
View Draft ReportHill had Tommy John surgery at Santa Rosa (Calif.) JC in 2016 and re-emerged in 2018 as San Diego State’s top starter, going 7-2, 3.58 for the Aztecs in the regular season. Hill pitches at 87-90 mph and touches 92 out of a casual, low-effort delivery with the ability to ramp up to 94 mph. His 75-76 mph changeup is his best secondary pitch. The offering has a bit of a hump, but it drops out at the bottom enough to get swings and misses over the top. He also has a get-me-over, 74-76 mph slider he uses to occasionally expand the zone. Hill throws all his pitches for strikes, works quickly and pitches deep into games because he keeps his pitch count low. His performance track record and ability to eat innings have evaluators interested in him as a day three selection.
BA Grade: 45/Medium
May Update: A shorter (6-foot) righthander, Hill has been a steady performer for the Tigers ever since he was selected in the 26th round in 2018 out of San Diego State. That effectiveness is starting to get noticed now that he' s dominating Double-A hitters. Hill' s flat, lively 92-95 mph fastball jumps above hitters' bats, which helps explain his dominant start. Hill has struck out 52 of the first 127 batters he' s faced.