Garton only threw three innings last year. His curveball showed well-below average spin (2nd percentile) and above-average drop. Of 11 curveballs thrown, three were inside the zone (27.3%). It recorded a 25% chase rate and 18.2% swinging-strike rate.
Garton’s fastball showed well below-average velocity at 91.5 mph and about average spin (50th percentile). The fastball returned a 18.8% whiff rate (8.1% swinging-strike rate).
Garton’s cutter averaged 86.1 mph and showed well above-average horizontal movement. In a microscopic 15-pitch sample, it recorded a single swing and miss to go along with a 46.7% zone rate.
The primary offering from Garton is his fastball, which he’s able to consistently throw for strikes with a 54.2% zone rate. However, he doesn’t fool anyone with it, as it got a measly 12.8% O-Swing rate, and it’s hit for a line drive way too often at 35.1%.
Garton’s cutter is a groundball machine, producing 57.1% grounders. This is because it gets an outstanding 3.1 inches of horizontal movement on average. He pounds the strikezone with this pitch, posting a 61.1% zone rate.
Garton gets a ton of drop on his curve, with an average -9.1 inches of vertical movement, but he can rarely hit the zone with it (just 24.4% of the time.)
Garton’s changeup gets crushed to the tune of a -1.1 pVAL. He almost never throws it.