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Jun 13, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003   Red
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University of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE
Joey Garcia
SS 5-11 200   R/R

FB
60
7.14
40
OF
IF
88
1B
C
Pop
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SL
CH
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Garcia is a good player with strength. A clearer idea of a future position would make him easier to grade. The 6-0 Garcia has two present defensive tools in his hands and his arm strength that are Major League average now. In fact his arm strength from shortstop is a tick above average. Garcia’s foot quickness and overall speed aren’t quite up to playing shortstop at the major college level or above, however. Only having seen Garcia for three days, it would be tempting to profile him as a catcher. Third base is also a possibility. Offensively, Garcia showed us a good fundamental swing with a good swing path to the ball. He made consistent hard contact to the middle of the field in both in BP and in live game situations and all he needs is more upper body strength before he starts driving the ball with authority. He shows power potential in his short compact swing. Right now he shows good bat speed and hits line drives. His running ability is close enough to average to project any position other than shortstop or center field. He could really help a high level college program. Joey is an excellent student.




Jun 07, 2003 - Jun 08, 2003   Red
  16

Peoria Sports Complex - Peoria, AZ
Joey Garcia
SS 6-0 175   R/R

FB
60
6.88
40
OF
IF
86
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
One of the top prospects at the Sunshine West showcase, Garcia was outstanding in every aspect of the weekend. He ran a 6.88 in the 60 and just as well on the bases. He threw 86 mph velocity across the infield and showed the surest glove of the weekend. He can pick it and throw it on the run and makes the routine play look effortless. His bat is also among the best we saw in Arizona. He has a good fast bat and power that drives the ball deep in the gap. His swing is productive and shows a good plane. He took to the games and hit almost every at bat and many for extra bases. He plays hard, has a strong all-around game and needs to be seen by Division 1 College Coaches. He is the real deal and we play to follow him very close. Good student.
PG Grade 8.5