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2019 Preseason Forecast
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|2019-05-24 15:00:00 (link to chat)||Who are some of the lights-out guys stuck in the middle of a team's bullpen who might start getting higher usage and/or save opps?|
(Wallace from Baltimore)
|I've always liked Reyes Moronta in SF, but Will Smith has been fantastic so far. Scott Barlow in KC has been dominant. Emilio Pagan is a little hidden in the TB pen and will eke out few saves the rest of the way. Robert Stephenson and Amir Garrett in Cincinnati. (Jon Hegglund)|
|2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Is Luis Castillo the reds closer by 2020?|
(Kevin from Channahon)
|He may have to beat out Amir Garrett. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2018-04-20 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Bryan Price indicated Amir Garrett was going to stay in the pen. He's had success there early on but shouldn't Riggleman give him another go in the rotation? He was awful last year but I understand he had a hip issue most of the season.|
(Chris from OH)
|The Reds pitching is just a mess in general, and spending the rest of the year sorting it out some would be a step in some sort of direction. That said, if they commit to using Garrett in a multi-inning structured pen role, that might be best for all involved. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2017-11-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)||The Reds have 14 or so guys vying for a rotation spot, none outside Homer Bailey, Luis Castillo and maybe Tyler Mahle seem worth getting excited about. Who do the Reds finally decide is better suited shoring up their awful bullpen and move from the rotation in 2018? Some names to consider: Amir Garrett, Robert Stephenson, Brandon Finnegan, Cody Reed, Rookie Davis, Jon Moscot, Jackson Stephens, Tim Adleman, Sal Romano, Keury Mella. |
(matzabal from CO)
|I don't know that a lot of those guys will be great bullpen arms either (Tim Adleman is still around, eh? Good for him). Garrett, Romano, Stephenson, and Finnegan are the obvious ones here, and the guys most likely to have a real impact in the pen. Also are we still excited about Homer Bailey? I will defer to actual Reds fans on this, but I am...not. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2017-10-17 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Is Amir Garrett a lost cause or is there any tidbit of hope? He's 25 now and that was a bad season he just had. Sigh. |
(Cole Whittier from Pasadena, CA)
|Man, starting pitchers huh? I dunno, it's very hard for me to figure out how to value or predict pitchers (I know, real original). That said, 25 is that weird cusp age: I'd say there's of course hope, if he can get his walk rate to what it is in the minors at least.
Put it this way: I'm not ultra excited about Garrett in 2018, but I'm more excited about him than Tyler Glasnow. (Trevor Strunk)
|2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Since the present is ugly and the gloried past can only be kicked around so many times, let's talk about the Reds' future... Including the 2017 Draftees, where does the Reds farm system rank among the 30 franchises? Is this rebuild progressing in the short term or are we looking at building around Hunter Greene in 4 years?|
(pmuehlenkamp from Cincinnati)
|Hmmm. 17th coming into the season, basically swapping in Greene for Amir Garrett. A few guys stock up, a few down...probably somewhere in the 10-15 range?
This is the type of stuff that we honestly need to go through the list-writing process to make clear. (Jarrett Seidler)
|2017-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)||If you could get one baseball player on loan to play with the Pacers during the playoffs, who would you choose? |
(Brandon from Chicago)
|This is a great question, and I can kill two "fandom" birds with one stone to answer it. Amir Garrett. He's not that far removed from playing high level basketball at St. John's, so if a worst case scenario occurred he could fill in if he had to. If this move would take him off of the Reds during the Pacers playoff run I might have a different answer. However, the Pacers "playoff run" isn't going to be more than a week anyway. (Eric Roseberry)|
|2017-04-11 19:00:00 (link to chat)||Seems the theme of every chat is about how good Ronald Acuna will be. Can we give it up for some closer to the bigs players that no one is talking about? |
(Loonies from Tampa)
|Oh. Look at that.
A few different ways to interpret your question. There are guys like Yohander Mendez who look awfully close to the bigs, and so despite their lack of flashiness still gets them in the Top 50. Amir Garrett is another who is breaking into the majors and looks like he may be a solid mid-rotation arm. Kind of hard to look like you're going to be a regular and not get some sort of attention.
Perhaps Kyle Higashioka is the answer here? Now I've talked about him. Hmm. (Nick Schaefer)
|2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Not asking you to speak to others' lists, but BP is higher than industry on Amir Garrett. Can you expound a bit on what your staff likes about him? I assume you believe in the change/command more than others and he can avoid a relief profile. Thanks for your tireless work!|
(Jojo from SD)
|We love athletic pitchers--especially basketball players (RIP Mau). Given how late he committed to pitching full time and his athleticism, we suspect there is more in the tank here than your average 24-year-old arm in the upper minors.
I would add that he is in the general range of guys that are broadly described as "mid-rotation starters or late inning relievers," that tier just starts earlier that it has in past years since the middle of the list feels shallow. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
|2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)||How much more would we be hearing about Robert Gsellman if he was on, say the Orioles or the Marlins?|
(Yachty from NM)
|How much do we talk about the Orioles and Marlins systems though? I get what you are saying, but he gets talked about more than Amir Garrett and Josh Hader who are ranked roughly similar. I mean I might be yammering on about him less of course. The Angry Bird man would be thrilled as well. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2017-01-18 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Why is Amir Garrett not getting more love in dynasty circles? Seems like he's easily one of the Top 5 SP Prospects likely to contribute this season.|
(SPG from LA)
|He might be one of the guys most likely to contribute this year, but his long-term ceiling just isn't as interesting as once thought. (Bret Sayre)|
|2016-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)||Josh Hader, Reynaldo Lopez, and Amir Garrett seem to have similarities in their profiles with similar volatility. Which of those guys is your preference long-term? Why?|
(Matt from KY)
|I'll take Lopez on upside, even if he's not a lock to remain a starter. Hell, none of them are. (Brendan Gawlowski)|
|2016-04-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)||Which side would you rather have? Dom Smith or Amir Garrett and Touki Toussaint|
(Bill from Usa)
|Dom Smith. Dom Smith, Dom Smith, Dom Smith. (Christopher Crawford)|
|2016-03-14 14:30:00 (link to chat)||What do you think of Amir Garrett?|
(Viktor from MD)
|I like him, and he's another guy I want to put eyes on next week. I like athletes, I like players who succeed despite coming to baseball late (particularly pitchers, since he should have a relatively fresh arm), and I'm excited that he's in an organization that has such a good history of churning out productive big leaguers. (Brendan Gawlowski)|
|2016-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)||I need 1 more player for my fantasy minor league team. The choice is a SP prospect (Kolby Allard, Amir Garrett, Josh Hader, Grant Holmes, Yadier Alvarez or Dylan Cease), position player (Dominic Smith or Trent Clark) or lottery ticket (Willie Calhoun).
Which SP and position player would you choose and also your overall pick, taking into account not only ceiling/floor but also proximity to the bigs (the closer the better).|
(paladin from philippines)
|I really like a bunch of those dudes. Calhoun can be a special hitter, but he's a butcher defensively and loses value if (when) he moves to the OF. Allard and Garrett are two really high-upside arms, and Alvarez could turn into any pitcher you can think of (good or bad). I probably go Clark there, but you've got options depending on what you're into. (Wilson Karaman)|
|2015-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Do you see Amir Garrett in the Reds' rotation in a year or so? Bullpen? Thanks!|
(Greg from Virginia Beach, VA)
|Hey Virginia Beach! I kinda miss Virginia Beach, I lived there for a couple years.
I'd say he's in the rotation at some point in 2017. His improvement in '16 was really impressive, much more consistent delivery/secondary stuff.
Future's DS2 was really good, I'm not sure if it's top 5, but it belongs in consideration. (Christopher Crawford)
|2015-07-13 14:30:00 (link to chat)||How does Amir Garrett's lack of experience play into his potential?
Does his athletic background make it that much easier to learn mechanics of pitching and repeating?|
(Reds fan from My couch)
|It really depends on the player, but Garrett is crazy athletic and his delivery is fine when he actually repeats it. That's my issue, he has trouble repeating his mechanics and release points, but that's also because he hasn't been pitching long. I think it does make it easier for him to learn but it also depends on the makeup of the player to an extent. Garrett's stuff is no joke, his FB has serious velo and life. Definitely an intriguing arm and the exact type of prospect I love seeing in the Futures Game. (Futures Game Chat)|
|2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Describe the degree of obscurity…….Amir Garrett, does he have "special" anywhere in his prospectus? If he is just a guy, do you think Lewis Thorpe is "guy" better than him?|
(Victor from Dumfries)
|At one point, I thought he was going to be a solid mid-rotation starter. Now, probably nothing more than a reliever. Basketball hurt his development quite a bit. I like Thorpe substantially more. (Christopher Crawford)|
|2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Hi NIck,
Do you think Amir Garrett can take an even bigger step next year now that he's focused solely on baseball? Did you or anyone on your staff get any looks at him this year? Other than the stats how different did he look from the guy he was in 2013?|
(Jeff from Ohio)
|I think there's a high likelihood it's a relief arm. It was cleaner this year, and there was a little more consistency with the slider and the overall package, but I'm not yet a believer in the change-up long term, and there's still a pretty big gap between his current skill set and where he needs to be to take the ball every fifth day for a big league club. I expect continued growth, but that more advanced bats will eventually force him to the pen. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)|
|2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)||The Dayton team ran out Nick Travieso, Sal Romano, Amir Garrett and Nick Howard as starters for the last month of the season. Rank those guys as prospects. |
(Mike from Dayton)
|Howard, Garrett, Travieso, Romano. (Jordan Gorosh)|
|2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)||Thoughts on Amir Garrett?|
(boneil33 from Boston)
|I love the thought of Amir Garrett. Big athletic kid with an electric arm. I'm really glad he's given up or currently seriously contemplating giving up basketball. I'm sure he's a reliever at this stage in development, but he has a shot to be a meaningful if things go right. (Zach Mortimer)|
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