Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Amir Garrett gets signed

Amir Garrett is a rare commodity these days -- a two-sport star.

Not only is the 6'5" lefty a top 100 recruit on the hardwood, he was picked in the 22nd round in the MLB Draft. He was picked almost solely based on potential -- read here for some of the background -- seeing as Garrett spent the last school year playing basketball at Findlay Prep.

Well, the Reds like what they've seen out of Garrett:

The Reds have managed to woo Amir Garrett away from playing basketball at St. John's. The 22nd-rounder had impressed scouts in workouts even though he hadn't played much baseball in the past two years. The Reds gave Garrett $1 million, but it's spread over five years as a two-sport deal.
That's a lot of money.

And the best part is that it won't effect his collegiate eligibility.

But here's the question: if the Reds are going to be investing $1 million in this kid, is he still going to be able to play basketball during the winters?

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