Garrison is a catcher that can also play a little first base (although he doesn’t have the power to be considered a first baseman long-term). He hit .280/.330/.347 in 52 games this season. He sat out most of his junior year after getting hurt in the first inning of the first game. He was still was drafted by the Angels in the 50th round of the 2011 draft anyway so they must have liked him.
The thing about Garrison is his arm. He’s always thrown out runners in college at a good clip with his coach calling saying he has a “once in a lifetime” type arm. So he’ll provide the Yankees with a decent defensive catcher that can hopefully hit .300. His patience at the plate seems so-so and his .347 slugging percentage is a bit lacking, but it will play at the catcher position especially if he can improve even slightly.
He’s the twin brother of Yankees minor league reliever Taylor Garrison.