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Garko dissed by scout

Unread postby consigliere » Mon May 07, 2007 11:55 am

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/base ... &cset=true

A scout's take
Ryan Garko, Cleveland Indians 26-year-old first baseman

Hitting: He's a guy that's somewhat generic. He is fairly easy to pitch to, but when he gets two strikes, he spreads out and gets the bat on [the] ball and gets a lot of bloop hits. You have to give him credit there.

Weaknesses: He doesn't like the breaking ball. He wants the fastball. He really doesn't have a position. He is like what a lot of clubs have. He's a six-inning guy and then you put the defense in.

Future: I would say [his ceiling] is pretty low. He's having a good run right now, but I think clubs will eventually figure him out. But he's had some success.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon May 07, 2007 12:48 pm

If clubs figure him out, he will adjust. Many young hitters can't hit breaking balls well (Peralta) and prefer fastballs (everyone in the league). He'll be just fine. He'll never win a batting title, but may hit 25 HR.
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Unread postby rigs » Mon May 07, 2007 9:49 pm

Are you sure that scout wasn't Shapiro? Sounds like how he would break down Garko
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