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    Re: How ' bout Jose Garcia?

    Someone rising like this is exactly what could put the Reds over the top. I’m rooting for it, but let’s see 200 at bats at AA.

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    Re: How ' bout Jose Garcia?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Short of Castillo (who wasn't really homegrown) the Reds really haven't had a prospect rocket up out of nowhere during the past 10 years. This is awesome.
    reminds me a little bit of cueto. like, i've heard of this guy ... then ... holy crap! he's gonna be a star.

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    Re: How ' bout Jose Garcia?

    Quote Originally Posted by JFLegal View Post
    reminds me a little bit of cueto. like, i've heard of this guy ... then ... holy crap! he's gonna be a star.
    Yeah Cueto was my comp that made me set the date at ~10 years.

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    Re: How ' bout Jose Garcia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    I know it's just spring training but I think this kid is gonna be something special.

    Am I jumpin the gun here in my opinion of him?
    no, that is the whole point of being a fan....I would easily throw down a $100 on him being the future SS of the Reds if not traded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Short of Castillo (who wasn't really homegrown) the Reds really haven't had a prospect rocket up out of nowhere during the past 10 years. This is awesome.
    Fun story about Castillo.

    The first spring Castillo was at camp my father and I were wondering around the back fields at spring training. For those that arent familiar with this basically its like any little league park, there are 4 fields all next to each other. The players and coaches for both teams are just wondering around. I was standing next to Tucker Barnhart like we were both fans just watching a game on time. So you are around major and minor league players, coaches, training staff, even front office staff. The Reds were playing the Dodgers and I believe we went back there for the sole purpose of watching Senzel play.

    I wonder over to the one field looking for Senzel (Reds were in the field). I didnt know who was on the mound, but I was standing behind home plate. Guy throws a nasty fastball that just jumps out of his hand, it was electric. I stopped looking for Senzel, now Im just watching this pitcher, everything he is throwing was nasty. I was standing next to a Dodgers coach. I asked who was on the mound. He said "Thats Luis Castillo, that kid is going to be special" I looked around and more and more people were gathering around that field to watch him pitch. Senzel btw was on the other field playing but everyone was much more interested in Castillo.

    Sometimes when you watch a player you just know. If i had been posting on this board at that time i would have ran back to my hotel and posted about how amazed i was watching this kid pitch in a minor league spring training game. He was just different. To this day whenever we go to the back fields i have not seen 1 single player that stood out anywhere close to the way Castillo did that day. I doubt I ever will. Ive been going for 10 years still easily the most impressed I have ever been with a player.

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    Re: How ' bout Jose Garcia?

    Not trying to bust anyone's bubble .... but he's not exactly facing top quality pitching right now. But now is the time when you give young players a "taste" and see how they handle it, and keep your fingers crossed because we're gonna need a SS for the future.
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    Re: How ' bout Jose Garcia?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Not trying to bust anyone's bubble .... but he's not exactly facing top quality pitching right now. But now is the time when you give young players a "taste" and see how they handle it, and keep your fingers crossed because we're gonna need a SS for the future.
    Actually......his home runs have all come against solid major leaguers

    Mike Fiers - 15-4 with 3.90 ERA in 2019
    Cam Bedrosian - 3.23 ERA in 2019, 3.76 ERA lifetime
    Kenyan Middleton - 1.17 ERA in 2019 3.23 career ERA
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    Re: How ' bout Jose Garcia?

    If he starts in AA, I am hoping he is still there when Chattanooga plays in Jackson so I can get a chance to witness him. Am really liking his performances so far this spring.

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    Re: How ' bout Jose Garcia?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Not trying to bust anyone's bubble .... but he's not exactly facing top quality pitching right now. But now is the time when you give young players a "taste" and see how they handle it, and keep your fingers crossed because we're gonna need a SS for the future.
    Garcia did something against Fiers that no Red did last May in Oakland, painful memory that it is. He got a hit.

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    Re: How ' bout Jose Garcia?

    Garcia just looks like he belongs. I'd definitely have him at Chattanooga, but if Galvis starts the season either on the DL or limited come Opening Day (other than starting his clock) I'd have no problem giving him a week or two of starts in The Show.

    It's as moot point though. I have no reason to think Freddie will be limited by OD and starting the clock is a serious consideration, but I gotta say the kid looks a lot closer to ready than I ever would've imagined.

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    Re: How ' bout Jose Garcia?

    Well maybe Jose goes to AA and just burns it up. Then at the beginning of May Freddie goes on the IL with “hair strain”. Jose comes up (MLB service time clock shenanigans are satisfied) and Jose is ROY and everyone says “Francisco who?”

    Well I can dream can’t I?
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    Re: How ' bout Jose Garcia?

    He does look like he belongs. He was taking infield drills and shagging for BP yesterday and a ball is hit to short center. He takes off and makes and amazing catch. Then hits a bomb in BP and jumps around like the a 16 yr old kid. Votto, Winker, Dietrich, etc. Were all laughing. It's nice to see a young man with all of that potential have that kind of enthusiasm for the game. You can tell he thinks he belongs.
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    Re: How ' bout Jose Garcia?

    During the radio broadcast yesterday, Jim Day commented that Barry Larkin was raving about this kid before this performance thus far.
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    Re: How ' bout Jose Garcia?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Not trying to bust anyone's bubble .... but he's not exactly facing top quality pitching right now. But now is the time when you give young players a "taste" and see how they handle it, and keep your fingers crossed because we're gonna need a SS for the future.
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    Re: How ' bout Jose Garcia?

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    Actually......his home runs have all come against solid major leaguers

    Mike Fiers - 15-4 with 3.90 ERA in 2019
    Cam Bedrosian - 3.23 ERA in 2019, 3.76 ERA lifetime
    Kenyan Middleton - 1.17 ERA in 2019 3.23 career ERA
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