Ian Gardeck | RHP, 22 yo, 6-2, 215 | 2012 Draft – 16 | (A) 44 G, 56 IP, 3.21 ERA, 7.2 H/9, 6.4 BB/9, 10.6 K/9
A Tommy John survivor with a stout frame and a high-octane bullpen arm in the organization. Was the top JuCo prospect in the country in 2011 prior to transferring to Alabama. Sports a low to mid-90’s sinking fastball that gets away from him at times. If he can improve on those insanely high walk rates, I think he’s a sleeper relief prospect with a ton of upside.
They said it: “Gardeck struggled with control, but the potential is there as a middle reliever with a very quick arm and heavy fastball.” ~ David Lee, Augusta Chronicle