Head Coach Jim Schlossnagle and the TCU Baseball staff are coming off their best recruiting year ever with a ton of high upside arms and bats headed to Fort Worth this fall. With the departure of Assistant Head Coach Randy Mazey there was some fear amongst fans that recruiting could take a hit for 2013, but so far the staff has been able to land a number of prime talents including their newest commit, Eric Garza from San Antonio Reagan.
Eric is a short stop/middle infielder who projects to be quite good in that role. His range is average for this level but he flashes an above average arm which should allow him to stay at short if Coach Schlossnagle decides to keep him there.
At the plate, Eric is currently a switch hitter who has shown more power and consistency with his swing from the right side. Eric is an outstanding base runner with fantastic grades and a good head on his shoulders, the kind of guy any school would be happy to have.
Eric is, right now, a likely top 500 player coming out of high school for 2013, as well as a top 100 MIF nationally and a top 100 overall Texas high schooler. It is way to early to say with any certainty whether he is destined for the top ten rounds in the 2013 MLB Amateur draft, but a good summer will likely push him up draft boards as he heads into his senior year.
Eric joins OF Connor Beck, LHP Tyler Alexander, LHP Brandon Gilson and RHP Brian Howard as current TCU Baseball commits for 2013.