"He's a special player. He's one of those players that comes along once every 10 years. The power he had, the discipline he has at the plate. When you have all the physical ability, all you have to do is develop the mental abilities."
—Former teammate Sean Casey

"He's a big part of this team."
—Reds manager Dusty Baker

"He's a tireless worker. You don't have to go ask him twice to come out for early work or extra batting practice or extra fly balls."
—Big league coach Bill Doran

"This guy is special. I think he's going to be a major league superstar."
—Former big leaguer Tim Naehring

"He's amazing. You don't see too many guys with that kind of easy pop, where he's not swinging hard but he hits it a country mile."
—Rockies first baseman Todd Helton

"There aren't too many things I'm sure of. But him being a star is one of them."
—Former Reds manager Bob Boone

"We have a history in this game of calling guys 'the next Mickey Mantle'—then they come up and fail. Adam is different. He doesn't let things get to him."

"He could play right guard for my beloved Cleveland Browns, and there would be no drop-off in talent."
—Veteran big leaguer Brian Anderson

"When a guy like that comes into the league, there's a lot of buzz."
—Veteran big leaguer Luis Gonzalez


Sean Casey, 2001 Upper Deck

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