Carlos Jorge signed with the Cincinnati Reds as an international free agent on January 15th when the 2021 signing period began. As it almost always is with teenage international signings, the Reds sent Jorge to play at their academy in the Dominican Republic when their season began in July.
For Carlos Jorge, he got a bit of a late start to the season. The middle infielder missed most of the first two weeks for the DSL Reds, making his professional debut on July 19th when he went 0-1 with a walk and a sacrifice fly. He wouldn’t play again until the 24th, when he went 0-3. Two days later Jorge was back in the lineup and he picked up his first two career hits. He’d finish out the month with six hits in the remaining three games, including his first home run on July 31st against the Padres affiliate.
The hits just kept on coming in during August for Carlos Jorge. He played in 17 games during the month and hit .309 with eight extra-base hits. That led to a .500 slugging percentage during the month. But for as good as he had been up to that point in the season it was just a taste of what was coming.
In the final month of the season, plus two games in October, Carlos Jorge went off on the Dominican Summer League pitchers. He hit .357/.465/.629 with 14 walks, 12 strikeouts, and he stole 14 bases to bring his season total to 27 on the year. When the year was over he had led the DSL Reds in average, slugging, OPS, extra-base hits, triples, and steals.
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Carlos Jorge Scouting Report
Position: Shortstop | B/T: L/R
Height: 5′ 10″ | Weight: 165 lbs | Acquired: 2021 International Signing
Born: September 22, 2003
Hitting | He’s got an above-average hit-tool.
Power | He has slightly below-average power.
Speed | He’s a plus to plus-plus runner.
Defense | He’s got the potential to be an average defensive middle infielder.
Arm | He shows a solid arm.
While not the biggest dollar signing in the 2021 class for the Reds – he signed for $495,000 – Carlos Jorge was one of the players that even with a strong bonus people talked about being underrated before the year even began. Then he went out and hit the cover off of the ball in his debut.
At the plate he shows a quick bat and has elite-level athleticism according to one person who saw him play this year. While he’s not the biggest player, listed at 5′ 10″ and 165 lbs. he is quite strong for his size. He sticks out at the plate for a lot of reasons. He can and does use the entire field and while he may not have a ton of raw power he’s got fringe-average-ish raw power in the future when it comes to home runs, but he could rack up tons of doubles and triples thanks to his speed and overall hitting ability. That speed is plus to plus-plus at times and should lead to plenty of stolen bases.
In the field he has the tools to play at shortstop. Right now, though, he’s going to have to continue to round out things on that side of the ball. He posted an .896 fielding percentage in his 27 games he played in the field between second and shortstop.
*He’s been listed as a right-handed hitter everywhere because that’s what he was input as within the MiLB database, but he’s actually a left-handed hitter*
Carlos Jorge Spray Chart
Interesting Stat on Carlos Jorge
He hit .416/.500/.662 against relief pitchers in 77 at-bats.
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