Garrett Mundell was drafted by the Yankees in the 23rd round of the 2015 draft. Mundell was drafted out of Fresno State where he posted a 2.93 ERA his senior season. Thus far throughout his professional career, he has mainly worked out of the bullpen.
Mundell’s professional career began in rookie ball where he dominated in his first season. He posted a 0.00 ERA 0.81 WHIP over 18 appearances between rookie ball and Class-A Charleston. Mundell dominated during his first season and even posted a 12.12 SO/9.
Garrett Mundell began the 2016 season back with the Riverdogs, where he posted a 4.26 ERA in nine appearances. Mundell still had a very high strikeout rate, (14.92 SO/9) but he struggled to keep runners off the basepaths. His 1.50 WHIP in 2016 caused many of his issues on the base paths and prevented much of his success from the year prior. His season was cut short, however, when he was shut down to have emergency appendix surgery.
Despite being shut down for surgery in 2016, Mundell bounced back to have an impressive 2017. He spent the season back with Charleston, where he worked on the issues from the year prior. His WHIP had again dropped below 1.00, and his ERA dropped back down to 2.64 over 35 appearances.
After his impressive 2017 season, Garrett Mundell played 2018 in Staten Island in the New York-Penn League. After that, he put together yet another impressive professional season. Mundell posted a 1.87 ERA over 18 appearances and a 1.01 WHIP. Despite the great peripheral numbers, there was one issue with Mundell’s numbers — his strikeout rate. His SO/9 plummeted from 13.32 in 2017 to 8.82 in 2018.
Standing at 6’6 and 245 lbs., Mundell is a large and imposing force on the mound. His massive frame gives him effective life on his pitches. Featuring fastball, slider, and changeup, he has three effective options out of the bullpen. His success at the professional level has come by overpowering hitters at the plate, and his build supports that.
Garrett Mundell has not played higher than Class-A Charleston, but expect to see him in Tampa at some point this season.