• Full name Garrett Sommer Burhenn
  • Born 09/12/1999 in Indianapolis, IN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Ohio State
  • Drafted in the 9th round (255th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2021 (signed for $160,800).
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    Burhenn was a Big Ten All-Freshman Team member in 2019 after he posted a 3.96 ERA in 15 starts and 91 innings, but he got hit around a bit in the shortened 2020 season and his ERA ballooned to 8.02 despite an excellent 7.25 strikeout-to-walk rate. This spring was much better for Burhenn. He posted a 3.81 ERA over 80.1 innings of work and 13 starts, with 91 strikeouts (10.2 K/9) and 27 walks (3.0 BB/9). Burhenn has a four-pitch mix with a fastball that sits in the 90-93 mph range and touched 97 this spring, in addition to a slider, curveball and changeup. He’s gotten a good amount of swing and miss with each of his secondaries, but scouts see his entire arsenal as average or fringe-average across the board. His slider has sweeping action in the low 80s, while his curveball is more of a 12-to-6 bender in the mid 70s. Burhenn throws his changeup in the low 80s and it has some arm-side running action. Burhenn doesn’t have the most fluid arm action, with some stiffness in his operation and hooking action in the back of his arm stroke, but he’s been a solid strike thrower in his collegiate career.

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  • West Michigan Whitecaps activated RHP Garrett Burhenn from the 7-day injured list.
  • West Michigan Whitecaps placed RHP Garrett Burhenn on the 7-day injured list.

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