CINCINNATI -- Reds left-handed pitching prospect Amir Garrett, who is also a college basketball player for St. John's University, revealed on Twitter he is leaving school.
Garrett disclosed that, at least in the interim, he will focus on baseball.
Garrett, 20, was a 22nd-round pick of the Reds in 2011 and has fastball velocity in the mid 90s. The organization's No. 20 prospect, ranked by MLB.com, Garrett spent last season with the AZL Reds and Billings at the Minor League Rookie level.
After a long thought out process of speaking with my family, I will be leaving St. John's basketball program!- amir garrett (@Amir_Garrett) April 3, 2013
As of now I'm playing baseball, but I plan on being at another programin the fall.- amir garrett (@Amir_Garrett) April 3, 2013