Pitcher Of The Week: 2017 RHP Garrison Taska (Kingwood Park HS)

By Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Twitter: @PBR_Texas

Each week, PBR Texas will be showcasing a Player Of The Week. The talent level in this state is second-to-none, and our Scouting Staff is covering games and evaluating players on a daily basis. This week our Pitcher Of The Week comes from the Houston Area.

There were more than enough outstanding pitching performance last week in the first round of the playoffs. But taking the award this week is….

Garrison Taska

Class of 2017 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2017
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Kingwood Park
    State: TX
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report


Taska led Kingwood Park HS to a 5-0, one-game playoff win over Lumberton HS. The San Jacinto recruit needed only 89 pitches to go seven innings, striking out 16 batters, and allowing only one hit.

Sturdy 6-foot-5, 210-pound frame with proportional strength. Completely stymied a loaded Royals Scout Team during the Houston Heat's victory. Simple delivery, minimal side rocker step, slow, deliberate tempo. Deceptive arm action, high-¾ slot, extremely short on the backside, seemingly coming out of his ear. Ball comes out of hand easily, sat 85-87 mph early on, and actually picked up steam as the game wore on. Fastball topped at 89 mph once with several 88's. Stays tall on backside, creating good downhill plane. Lived predominately off fastball but wrinkled in 77-78 mph changeup with good arm action, and mid-70s breaking ball. At one point, he struck out four straight in the first and second innings, and consistently got weak contact.


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