Today is a dream day for baseball prospect followers. This afternoon the Futures Game is taking place in Colorado. Later tonight the 1st round of the Major League Baseball draft begins. It’s the Super Bowl of days. And for the Cincinnati Reds and their fans, things got out to a great start. Jose Barrero got the nod as the starting shortstop in the Futures Game and was placed at second in the lineup. After a shutout top half of the inning, the Reds prospect came up to the plate with no one on in the bottom of the 1st inning and after battling with Cole Winn for four pitches that included two foul balls, Winn left an 84 MPH curveball over the middle of the plate and Barrero crushed it 426 feet into the stands in left center field.

The home run was the 9th that Jose Barrero has hit this season, though this one doesn’t quite count since it’s in an exhibition game. He has hit eight this season between his stops in Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Louisville.

How about another angle of the home run from the Cincinnati Reds?

The 426-foot homer hit this afternoon is the second longest of the season for Jose Barrero. On July 1st in Nashville he unloaded on a 428-foot home run in his third game at the Triple-A level for the Bats. His eight homers also match the total that he hit in all of the 2019 season when he played in 104 games for the then Advanced-A Daytona Tortugas (they are now the Low-A affiliate of the Reds). In 2018 he played in 125 games with then Low-A Dayton (now the Dragons are the High-A affiliate) and hit six home runs. He did not homer in his 24 games last season when he was with the Cincinnati Reds.

5 Responses

  1. John C.

    Jose walks and scores in his second ab. Lodollo retires all 3 guys he faces.

  2. kevinz

    Love to see it.
    Let this young man Devlp.
    Seeing other 24 year old’s excelling already so far.
    Can wait until next season if Helps Jose Excel in the Show.

  3. DaveCT

    He has star power thats for sure. Hitting a monster on the national stage. Patience will hopefully pay off.

  4. Ringo

    Concepcion-Larkin spoiled us for 25 years. Hoping this guy keeps getting better and will be on our roster next season with Lodolo and Hunter not far behind.

  5. Jim Delaney

    Happy to see Barrero developing but hope the homer doesnt cause any change in Reds immediate plans in 2021. Currently feel Krall should go to ownership and make sure he can add payroll and then make the necessary moves to run down the Brew Crew and division title in 2nd half. Should go after Teevor Story to help offense and defense and see if you can add a couple arms to bullpen. Also, consider bringing in a defense 1st backup CF to use in late games. A guy like Jake Marisnick. Excited for 2nd half. Didnt think Reds would be playing meaningful baseball in 2nd half. Really think the division is winnable and you get to playoffs you never know..