LinkedIn may be a job search resource for the average professional, but it is unlikely to reach the big leagues.
Unless you are Stone Garrett.
Garrett, 26, who spent his eight seasons in the minor leagues, noted his work Gulf his coast his league video his LinkedIn message from his coordinator made his MLB debut with his Diamondbacks in Arizona on Wednesday. According to MLB.com , as a realtor.
Originally from Sugarland, Texas, the Houston eXp Realty, which started his business in November 2019, said he nearly deleted it, according to hisLinkedIn page.
"I chose real estate because it was the perfect 'after-baseball' job for me, and outweighed the flexibility it offered during the offseason." Because there is no,” Garrett wrote on LinkedIn. "I chose his eXp because of its 'agent first' approach."
The timing of his real estate license was coincidental. Garrett was released in 2020 by the Marlins, who drafted him in the 8th round of the 2014 draft, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I was about to delete LinkedIn two weeks before he got the message," Garrett said. "There was an old video coordinator from the Gulf Coast League when I was in my first year of professional baseball. He held out his hand and said, 'Hey, nice to see you doing real estate.' I think I can still compete at Double A or better. Two days later I signed a contract to attend spring training. It's pretty crazy.
That was in 2021 for him. Garrett started the 2022 season at Triple-A Reno, slashing .275/.332/.568 before getting called up by the Diamondbacks. Garrett, who played left field in five at bats, made a big contribution in Arizona's 3-2 debut Wednesday over the Giants. He doubled in his 2-for-4, stole a base and he scored one.
Garrett continued to energize the low-ranking Diamondbacks (55-63) in his 5-0 victory over the Giants on Thursday. This time, Garrett, who batted second as a designated hitter, went 2 for 5.