Originally Posted by Chisoxfn
Watched Wes pitch last night. He's got a long ways to go, but you can see some raw potential their. The Sox are definately working with him on some things.
Also, he doesn't throw a curve. Its almost exclusively Fastball-Slider with an ocassional change plus the splitter he is developing.
I haven't paid attention in a week or so, but it looks like his overall pitching numbers are improving. That's a good sign I guess. If the guy has a decent arm, good mechanics, and if he's a good kid, I see no reason why he won't continue to improve.
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."