How Old Is Amir Garrett?
Amir Garrett is 29 years old. He was born on May 3, 1992.
Amir Jamal Garrett is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Kansas City Royals. He formerly played for the Cincinnati Reds in Major League Baseball.
Garrett was a member of the St. John’s Red Storm basketball team before deciding to pursue a baseball career full-time.
He was chosen by the Reds in 2011 and debuted in Major League Baseball in 2017.
Garrett attended Sierra Vista High School in Spring Valley, Nevada, for his freshman year before transferring to Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, California, for his junior year.
For his senior year in 2010, he transferred to Findlay College Prep in Henderson, Nevada. There is no baseball team in Findlay.
His father persuaded him to give baseball another shot, so he held a training session for scouts from Major League Baseball (MLB), during which he threw a fastball that reached 96 mph (154 km/h).
Garrett was taken in the 22nd round of the 2011 MLB draft after becoming eligible. He signed with the Reds and was given a $1 million signing bonus as well as the opportunity to continue his basketball career.
Garrett enrolled at Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine, in the fall of 2011, where he played basketball for the 2011–12 season before enrolling at St. John’s University.
Garrett was a four-star basketball recruit entering college, ranked 68th in the country and the 21st best small forward.
Garrett has committed to play basketball for the St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball team at St. John’s University.
Garrett was deemed unable to play college basketball for the autumn semester of his freshman year, 2011–12, due to academic issues.
He spent the autumn semester instead of at Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine, where he was a member of the fall baseball team.
In December, he was declared eligible. Garrett averaged 26.9 minutes per game as a freshman.
Garrett pitched for the Arizona Reds of the Rookie-level Arizona League and the Billings Mustangs of the Rookie-level Pioneer League after the basketball season, posting a 4.05 earned run average (ERA) in 20 innings pitched with 18 strikeouts and 13 walks.