He was a Northwest League all-star second baseman in 2001 at Yakima, where he batted .
His story: A 14th-round draft selection out of the University of Washingtonin 2002, Garthwaite batted .
He spent most of last season at Single-A Wilmington in the Carolina League, where he batted .
stole 26 bases in 32 attempts at Single-A South Bend last season, where he batted .
But the cabinet did not include a specification that would limit the exit velocity of batted balls to 93 mph.
The NCAA says batted balls off aluminum bats achieve such velocity - up to 113 mph - that they pose a danger to players, especially pitchers who might not have time to recover from their pitching motions in time to protect themselves.