Originally Posted by Randar68
1) This belongs in the "Minor Observations" board
2) He was considered a future first-round pick a year ago in the Cape Cod League both hitting and pitching very well. The Sox are DH'ing him on his off-days. He is likely to be a future pitcher, and has proto-type size, but just needs to refine his mechanics. However, he is an intruiging 1B prospect as a 6'5" LH'ed power hitter. Letting him do both will allow the scouting staff to get a better understanding and determination of his potential at both positions.
What type of pitcher is he? How hard does he throw? What MLB pitcher does he most likely project to be like?
Sorry about putting it in the clubhouse. I didn't even know this forum existed! Thanks.
2005 Baseball Prospectus player comments:
"...he could be a nice bench player...he's going to do quite well in helping Minnesota win another AL Central crown."
"Garcia is not a bad pitcher, but he's not much better than an average one."
"The White Sox take pride in noting that Jon Garland is now their fifth starter, which obscures the fact that he pitches like a fifth starter."