1 underrated Reds prospect at each minor league level who'll excel in 2023

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Reds prospects: Carlos Jorge could excel at Low-A Daytona

While so much focus from Reds fans has been on the team's young infield prospects, there's one name that constantly gets overlooked. Sure, Elly De La Cruz, Noelvi Marte, Matt McLain, and Edwin Arroyo draw all kinds of praise. But don't sleep on Carlos Jorge.

Jorge will begin the 2023 season at Low-A Daytona, and it would not be a surprise to see the 19-year-old remain there all season. Jorge just came stateside last season and played 42 games in the Arizona Complex League. While there, Jorge slashed .261/.405/.529.

Despite ranking among the Top 20 prospects in the Cincinnati Reds farm system according to MLB Pipeline, Carlos Jorge is a bit of an enigma. The infielder was an international signee in 2021.

Jorge is a true developmental prospect, and it will require a ton of patience. While he was signed as a shortstop, it's more likely that Jorge transitions into a second baseman or even shifts to the outfield grass.

Carlos Jorge isn't the greatest athlete, and at just 5-foot-10, he's not likely to turn into a 20-plus home run hitter. But Jorge has a well-rounded game that should translate to the big leagues provided he's given the time necessary to harness his abilities.

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