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Justin Garza

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Justin Garza
Name: Justin Charles Garza
Born: Mar 20, 1994 in Ontario, Calif. USA
High School: Bonita HS, La Verne, Calif.
College: Cal State Fullerton
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 170 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 8th round (244th overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2015 (signed for $169,900)
Garza burst on the scene as a freshman, hitting 95-96 mph at times as the fire to Thomas Eshelman's ice in Cal State Fullerton's 50-win 2013 club. Listed at 5-foot-11, 170 pounds, Garza kept showing a quick arm last year despite missing time with a shoulder injury and finished strong, no-hitting Cal State Northridge and pitching well for USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team. At his best, Garza pitches off a 91-93 mph fastball that touches higher and has late life up in the zone. His upper 70s slider and tumbling changeup have both flashed above-average as well, but Garza wasn't at his best much of this spring. He wound up requiring Tommy John surgery in late May to repair a damaged elbow. He likely lacks the durability and size to start but his power repertoire could be a bullpen fit as a pro.
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