Yankees 2012 7th round draft pick: Taylor Garrison 2


With their seventh round draft pick (247th overall) in the MLB amateur draft, the Yankees took Taylor Garrison, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound right handed pitcher out of Fresno State. A senior, he was drafted by the Dodgers in the 27th round of the 2011 draft.

A closer throughout most of high school, Garrison only made two starts during his entire college career, but only became Fresno State’s closer this season. In 28 games and 42.1 innings this season, Garrison had a 2.98 ERA, 52 strikeouts, and 13 walks. His junior year he had a 1.32 ERA, 42 strikeouts, and 10 walks over 34 innings.

Most reports from last year’s draft stated that he fully intended to sign with the Dodgers and quickly. That obviously never happened though and I’m not sure why that is. He’s a senior now which means he doesn’t have much leverage at all so the Yankees should have no problem signing him.


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2 thoughts on “Yankees 2012 7th round draft pick: Taylor Garrison

  • hosshalsey

    C'mon Guys, How about a recent photo, Perhaps one of Him at Fresno State where He's Pitched for the last 4 Years . 3rd all time in Saves at Fresno State . Has a Twin Brother who was drafted as well. This is a High School Photo from 07 or 08 . He's a 6 footer plus now and He has Family all over New York. Grand Parents , Uncles, Aunts and Cousins all Lifelong New Yorkers. A little Update Eh. So thats a 2.15 ERA, 94 K's in 76.1 Innings Pitched with 23 BB's , 8 of which were Intentional over the last Two Years . ( 94 k's w/ 15 bb's) Thats better then a 6 to 1 Strike Out to Walk Ratio. Also Now an All Academic 4 Time WAC Champ College Grad.

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