TEAM: Houston Astros
Born: March 26, 1993
An eighth-round draft pick by Houston in 2015, Stubbs was called up to the majors on his 26th birthday, May 26, 2019, after Astros catcher Max Stassi was placed on the injured list. Two days later, he made his major-league debut in a 9-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Stubbs doubled in his first at-bat and added an RBI single his second time at the plate.
Stubbs played college ball at Southern Cal and won the 2015 Johnny Bench Award as the nation’s best catcher. He was a California League (Single-A) All-Star in 2016, a Texas League (Double-A) All-Star in 2017 and a Pacific Coast League (Triple-A) All-Star in 2018.
Did You Know?
In 2019, Garrett had the fastest sprint speed of all American League catchers, at 28.0 feet per second.