Here will get you there, is a Brookdale motto.
Justin Fall was one of the 17 New Jersey players selected over the three-day 2021 MLB Draft. The Miami Marlins selected the left-hander in the 17th round (509 overall.)
“We are so excited for him,” said Katelyn Amundson, Brookdale’s director of athletics and recreation.
In his two-year career as a Jersey Blues, Fall totaled 23 appearances. In 128.2 innings, he notched 140 strikeouts with an overall record of 12-7, including six complete games. In addition, he earned placement on the 2nd and 3rd NJCAA All-Region Team and 2nd Team Garden State All-Conference status. Following his career as a Jersey Blues, Fall continued his success with the NCAA Division I, Arizona State University (ASU) Sun Devils.
“Justin is a great kid who came to Brookdale and with his work ethic and desire improved 100%,” said John Johnson, athletic coach at Brookdale. “He was a great teammate and friend to everyone on the team. As a coach, I could not have asked for a better kid who gave me everything he had. Justin handled the pressure of the Pro scouts better than any former player that I have coached. He excelled at Arizona State University and will excel in professional baseball due to his desire and work ethic.”
After being drafted by the Kansas City Royals in Round 34 of the 2019 MLB Draft, Fall had a 7-3 record as a starter with 47 strikeouts and a 4.09 ERA last season at ASU. At 6-foot-6 and featuring a fastball that has touched 95 miles per hour from the left side this past spring, Fall is considered a high-upside pitcher with serious potential.