Before Wolforth's senior year (2015) he committed to a baseball scholarship from Dallas Baptist. He's an excellent student.
Actually, Garrett was supposed to graduate in 2016, but at the start of the 2014-2015 school year it was determined he would have enough school credits to graduate a year early, in May 2015. That enabled him to enroll at Dallas Baptist this fall instead of the fall of 2016.
- The Indians chose Wolforth in the 33rd round in June, 2015, but he chose Dallas Baptist instead of signing.
- Garrett is a strong guy.
Wolforth comes from a deep baseball background and has a very advanced understanding for the game.
“Baseball is our livelihood, so for us anytime we’re doing something that involves baseball, we’re enjoying it,” Garrett Wolforth’s mom, Jill, said at a Perfect Game showcase in Dec., 2014.
Ron, Garrett's dad, and Jill, own and operate a baseball training facility on 20 acres of land near Montgomery, Texas, called the Ron Wolforth Texas Baseball Ranch. The pitcher’s training center has been in operation since 2003.
The Texas Baseball Ranch claims to be the “number-one pitching facility in the world” based on a coaching technique created by Ron Wolforth that, according the facility’s website, emphasizes “seven key elements he found to be critical in developing the ‘complete’ pitching athlete.”
“We work primarily with pitchers … and a lot of people assume that Garrett is a pitcher because of that fact,” Jill explained on an unusually chilly early December afternoon in the desert. “He’s actually a catcher/middle-infielder but because of the fact that he’s around what we do – developing pitchers and arms and velocities – you see (the arm strength) in him, even with him being a catcher.” (Jeff Dahn - Perfect Game - 12/17/2014)
Wolforth said he didn’t start catching until he was around 11 years old, having played shortstop and pitched during his younger years.
He continued to do all three for the next several years but now considers himself a primary catcher who can step in at shortstop from time to time. It is his desire to continue to catch throughout his high school career and beyond.
Garrett's father played baseball at Sam Houston State and his mother was an All-American softball player at the University of Nebraska.
Garrett majored in Sports Management and his favorite Bible verse is Job 39:22-24: "(22) He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. (23) The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. (24) He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet."
- The Reds chose Wolforth in the 14th round in June, 2019 out of Nova Southern Univ. And he signed for $25,000.
|Birth City:||Spring TX|
|Draft:||Reds #14 - 2019 out of Nova Southeastern|
- Wolforth is a switch-hitting catcher -- a real plus. He has better bat speed righthanded, where he can drive the ball and pull it for power. He's not as confident hitting lefty, where he is still developing his hitting skills. (Spring, 2015)
- Garrett has impressive bat speed.
- Garrett is plus-plus (a 70 on the 20-80 scouting scale) for his overall catching ability.
- Wolforth's arm is an "80" because of the incredible arm strength (93 mph off the mound), and the way he gets rid of the ball so quickly!
As a high school junior, Garrett was throwing up pop times (glove to glove) of 1.79-seconds.
- Garrett also gets top ratings for his leadership and maturity.
- His receiving skills are also off-the-chart.