48th round draft pick in 2008 (Orioles) 28th round draft pick in 2011 (Cubs) 2011 third-best prospect in the Far West League (Perfect Game)
Outlook Tall, athletic right-hander transferred to UK from Oregon and Western Nevada ... Played on the same Western Nevada team as UK righty Tim Peterson ... Regarded as the best athlete on the pitching staff, was a star basketball player as a high school guard in California ... Had a 0-3 record and a 4.55 ERA in 31.2 innings as a true freshman at Oregon in 2009 ... An experienced pitcher, could have the ability to fill a variety of roles on the staff.
Summer Named the third-best prospect in the Far West League by Perfect Game USA ... Played for the Neptune Beach Pearl in Alameda, Calif., pacing the club to the playoffs with a 17-10 overall record, finishing winning eight of its last 10 games.
Junior College Earned Scenic West Athletic Conference Reliever of the Year honors, in addition to first-team All-SWAC accolades ... Played for coach D.J. Whittemore at Western Nevada, along with UK teammate Tim Peterson ... Comes from the same junior college that produced UK slugger Lance Ray (2010) ... Led WNC to the 2011 SWAC Championship ... Posted a 8-4 record and a 2.64 ERA at WNC, striking out 62 in 61.1 innings, with 29 walks and five saves.
Oregon (2009) Played for coach George Horton at Oregon, helping the Ducks transition to their first year returning as a division I baseball program ... Served as a reliever and midweek starter for Oregon, making 12 appearances and three starts, with a 0-3 record and a 4.55 ERA ... Tossed 31.2 innings with 15 strikeouts ... Opponents hit .228 against ... Made first career start vs. Sacramento State, going 4.2 innings, allowing two earned runs on two hits ... Second career start came vs. Portland, going 4.2 innings with two runs on two hits allowed ... Tossed 6.2 innings in relief at Cal, holding the Bears scoreless for 3.2 innings before a two-run double was allowed in the sixth and three runs in the eighth ... Served as a reliever for the Mankato Moondogs of the Northwoods League ... Led the Moondogs to a 39-29 record, reaching the playoffs ... Appeared in 15 games during the summer, pitching 31 innings with a 1-1 record a save and a 2.03 ERA ... Held opponents to a .193 average with 19 strikeouts.
High School Standout for coach Roc Murray at Rocklin High School in Rocklin, Calif. ... Earned first-team All-SFL (Sierra Foothill League) in 2008 as a senior ... Posted a 3.55 ERA and a 5-3 record in 47.1 innings as a senior, with 53 strikeouts, 19 walks and two saves ... Hit .345 with a homer and five RBI as a senior ... Starred on the gridiron as a wide receiver and on the basketball court as a guard as well, earning first-team All-SWL honors in football as a junior and senior and first-team All-SFL accolades in basketball as a senior ... Named first-team All-Metro in football as a senior ... Earned honor roll accolades all four years.
Personal Born Jan. 9, 1990 in Sacramento, Calif. ... Son of Mark and Kathy Garrison ... Has a brother, Matt (17) and a sister, Taylor (20).