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Benihana
06-07-2005, 10:24 AM
Today is finally here! Let the fun (and speculation) begin...

Red Leader
06-07-2005, 10:28 AM
Draft begins at 1pm EST, correct?

paintmered
06-07-2005, 10:42 AM
I'm going to sticky this just to make it the "ooooooficial draft day thread of redszone."

NC Reds
06-07-2005, 10:50 AM
Super General Prediction:

1. college bat
2. hs arm
3. college arm
4. hs bat

Shaknb8k
06-07-2005, 11:11 AM
Never too early to start thinking ahead. I know this draft hasnt even started yet, but its looking more and more like the Reds are going to get a real high pick next year. Anyone know how next years class is stacking up?

Hooligan
06-07-2005, 11:14 AM
I think the Reds should take LHP Brian Bogusevic from Tulane.
13-1 2 CG, 119.1 IP, 107 hits, 38 w 119k .239 BAA.

KronoRed
06-07-2005, 11:45 AM
Positive waves everyone :D

NC Reds
06-07-2005, 11:53 AM
I just don't want a bunch of reach picks based on finances. Kazmir would be in a Reds uniform today if the organization picked on talent.

Jesus Freak
06-07-2005, 12:05 PM
I would like to see the Reds draft Jeremy Slayden, an OF from Georgia Tech with their 3rd or 4th round pick (John Sickels had him going to the Padres in the fourth round with pick # 128 in his mock draft yesterday).

He was drafted by the Padres in the 19th round coming out of high school and by the A's (I think in the 16th round) last year.

His career stats up to this year were:

Year G-GS AB R H Avg. 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB SO SB-A
2002 68-65 256 74 89 .348 15 1 18 66 .625 39 51 4-5
2003 62-59 218 44 64 .294 18 4 8 40 .523 26 54 2-5
2004 9-9 35 7 10 .286 1 0 1 8 .400 4 8 0-0

His stats for 2005 were:
AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB HBP SO OB%
.353 49-46 187 48 66 8 0 12 56 .588 24 13 42 .456

He was the National Player of the Week for one week in March.

He would likely be the Red's best outfield prospect if he was drafted and subsequently signed.

REDREAD
06-07-2005, 12:07 PM
I just don't want a bunch of reach picks based on finances. Kazmir would be in a Reds uniform today if the organization picked on talent.

But think of all the money we saved.. oops..wait a minute, Kazmir actually ended up signing for less than Gruler :laugh: .. proof that the Reds could've gotten Kazmir to take slot money.

KronoRed
06-07-2005, 12:49 PM
Eh..Kazmir would have blown his arm out in our organization

We're cursed or something ;)

cincyinco
06-07-2005, 01:07 PM
Baseball America has the Reds taking Jay Bruce!?!?!? I dont want to post all of baseball america's first round projection(unless the masses want me too, just not too sure on the rules of that kind of thing.)

12. Reds: Jay Bruce, of, West Brook HS, Beaumont, Texas

The Reds would love to take a middle infielder here. In their wildest dreams, they'd get Tulowitzki, and they also have designs on taking Pennington. But if the Nationals, Rockies and Mets all pass on Bruce, Cincinnati will find him too tempting to do the same. Kentucky high school righthander Chaz Roe is a dark horse candidate.

HotCorner
06-07-2005, 01:49 PM
MLB.com's DraftCaster

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/events/draft/y2005/draftcaster.jsp

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:05 PM
So...uh...the Dbacks picked yet? :confused:

Marge'sMullet
06-07-2005, 02:07 PM
thank for the link 2844.

I'm hoping for that reliever Hansen, he could be the closer next year.

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:07 PM
Apparently the draft was delayed, BECAUSE THE YANKEES AREN'T THERE. :lol:

Diamondbacks select SS Justin Upton.

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:09 PM
3B Alex Gordon goes #2 overall.

NC Reds
06-07-2005, 02:09 PM
Clement to M's.

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:10 PM
#3 overall C Jeff Clement goes to the Mariners.

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:10 PM
Nationals take 3B Zimmerman.

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:11 PM
Milwaukee takes 3B Ryan Braun.

Marge'sMullet
06-07-2005, 02:12 PM
I love the baseball draft it's flying

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:12 PM
Jays take Ricky Romero.

Can we get Maybin????

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:13 PM
Rockies take Troy T...T..ulowitizki. Whatever.

cumberlandreds
06-07-2005, 02:13 PM
MLB.com's DraftCaster

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/events/draft/y2005/draftcaster.jsp

Thanks for the link! It's really good!

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:14 PM
TB takes Wade Townsend.

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:14 PM
Mets take Pelfrey.

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 02:15 PM
there goes maybin to tigers

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:15 PM
Detriot selects Maybin. :angry: :angry: :angry:

That was evil.

NC Reds
06-07-2005, 02:15 PM
Watch us reach.

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:16 PM
Pirates take McCuthen. Tahnk God. Didn't want him.

NC Reds
06-07-2005, 02:16 PM
Jay Bruce, welcome to the Reds organization.

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 02:16 PM
jay bruce to reds

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:17 PM
And the REDS select...

Jaaaaay Bruce! OF. OK. Not so bad.

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 02:17 PM
Guess they didnt want to deal with boras and take Luke Hochevar.....

NC Reds
06-07-2005, 02:18 PM
Jay Bruce Westbrook HS CF L/L 6'3" 195 1987-04-03
COMMENT: Large frame. Broad, sloped shoulders. Body similar to a young Larry Walker. Aggressive, stroke w/ strength & lift for power. Loose, strong wrists w/ flick. Ball jumps off bat. Loose arm. Plus OF instincts. Five-tool player. Complete package.

Is Bowden running this draft? Five tools. ;)

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 02:18 PM
here is teamonebaseball's write up on bruce

Jay Bruce Cincinnati Reds OF West Brook HS
Energetic and talented OF. Bruce can run, hit, throw, hit for power and he plays with great joy. Think Jim Edmonds.

Reds/Flyers Fan
06-07-2005, 02:19 PM
Another Texan for the Reds. He'll fit right in

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:20 PM
I stopped paying attention for a minute or two, did Hansen go yet?

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:20 PM
Volstad to the Fish.

Post 1000 for me, go me. :party:

cincyinco
06-07-2005, 02:22 PM
Baseball america is 18 for 18 in their first round projection so far.

Missed on 19..

pretty damn impressive.

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:27 PM
OK, back to draft.

Twins select Matt Garza.

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:28 PM
Red Sox take Craig Hansen (?).

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:29 PM
Braves take someone I've never heard of.

Joey Devine.

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:31 PM
Cards take Colby rasmus.

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:39 PM
I have a feeling that TB will have a disappointment in Townsend. I don't like his delivery. It looks like he may lose velocity and control with it.

Ben from Cincy
06-07-2005, 02:49 PM
When do the sandwich picks and second round begin?

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:50 PM
Not sure.

Take a look at what may be the future Brewers IF:

1B Fielder
2B Weeks
3B Braun
SS Hardy

:eek:

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 02:52 PM
When do the sandwich picks and second round begin?

It appears that they are running behind schedule...

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 02:55 PM
They just said on MLB radio that several team had negotiated with boras for Luke Hochevar but were unable to come to an agreement....boras is sticking it to another client...

TC81190
06-07-2005, 02:55 PM
Giants don't draft until the 4th round. :eek:

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 02:58 PM
supplemental 1st is starting...tora taken...believe I read where some on here were hoping for him in the 2nd round

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 02:58 PM
chas roe, lexington (same high school as austin kearns) taken by rockies

Betterread
06-07-2005, 03:02 PM
for the next few rounds - I hope we select one of these talents:
David Adams - Florida HS 3b
Pj Phillips - Georgia HS SS
Clay Buchholz - Texas JC RHP
Tyler Herron - Florida (wellington high) HS RHP

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 03:02 PM
padres now have taken 2 college arms...carrilo and ramos....maybe this is why the padres are considered on the way up....

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 03:04 PM
dodgers take Luke Hochevar....no stranger in dealing with boras

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 03:06 PM
for the next few rounds - I hope we select one of these talents:
David Adams - Florida HS 3b
Pj Phillips - Georgia HS SS
Clay Buchholz - Texas JC RHP
Tyler Herron - Florida (wellington high) HS RHP

buchholz is now gone

TC81190
06-07-2005, 03:07 PM
As a RF.

TC81190
06-07-2005, 03:09 PM
Geez. Marlins take yet ANOTHER pitcher.

NC Reds
06-07-2005, 03:20 PM
Travis Wood

TC81190
06-07-2005, 03:20 PM
:confused:

Mario-Rijo
06-07-2005, 03:22 PM
W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO
10 1 0.52 13 1 67 17 22 146

98. Travis Wood LHP Sr. R-L 6-1 170 Bryant HS Alexander, Ark. 2/6/87
Lefty with fastball touching 95 seems intent on being a Razorback

Cyclone792
06-07-2005, 03:26 PM
Another high school pitcher. This time it's one that's labeled as a "project" by even the scouts. Not to mention the possibility of the kid going to college anyway.

What a wasted pick. This organization continues to piss me off in every way possible.

Mario-Rijo
06-07-2005, 03:27 PM
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
.538 78 45 42 9 3 8 24 11
12. Jay Bruce OF Sr. L-L 6-2 200 West Brook HS Beaumont, Texas 4/3/87
One of the draft’s fastest risers and toolsiest players

Benihana
06-07-2005, 03:28 PM
refresh my memory please, who were the reds #2 and #3 picks last year?

RedsIn07
06-07-2005, 03:28 PM
Travis Wood:
http://www.bentoncourier.com/content/articles/2004/05/19/sports/85gsports.jpg


Travis Wood LHP 6-1 170 R / L
Bryant, Ark. Hornets
"Ranked as the No. 1 pitcher in Arkansas. . . .Features an 89-92 mph fastball with life. . . .Also throws a curveball and change-up. . . .Great competitor." -- DVH

Finished the 2004 season with an 11-1 record, two saves and a 1.21 ERA. He registered 105 (137?) strikeouts in 69.2 innings while allowing only 21 hits. Opponents batted .090 against him. He batted .325 with 6 doubles, 2 homeruns and 17 RBI.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Player of the Year in 2004.

Won the Gatorade Thirst Quencher Arkansas High School Baseball Player of the Year award in 2004.

#54 on Baseball America's Top 100 high school players list in November of 2004.

In January of 2005 he signed a NJCAA letter of intent to play at UA-Fort Smith. He can still come to Arkansas if he chooses.

10-1, 0.52 ERA, 13 games, 1 save, 67 innings, 17 hits, 22 walks and 146 strikeouts in 2005.

Named to the class AAAAA All-State baseball team in 2005.

#98 on BaseballAmerica's Top 200 Draft Prospects list.

Ranked the best draft eligible player in Arkansas by BaseballAmerica. Their Scouting Report: Wood is a long-term project, albeit an intriguing one because there aren't many lefthanders who can reach 95 mph. His fastball sat at 88-91 mph for much of the spring, but he started making more frequent forays into the mid-90s as the draft drew closer. Wood isn't tall, but he generates his velocity with a quick arm and athleticism. Scouts aren't crazy about his delivery, as he throws with a lot of effort and with some recoil. Wood hasn't shown much aptitude for spinning a breaking ball, and his curveball ranges from below-average to decent. For the most part, he just rears back and blows fastballs by inferior competition, so he'll have to make adjustments at the next level. Wood is considered a tough but not impossible sign. If teams decide he can't be steered away from Arkansas, the state may not have a player drafted in the first 10 rounds.
Big picture:http://eteamz.active.com/bryantblacksox/images/TWood3.jpg

forfreelin04
06-07-2005, 03:30 PM
I know nothing about Travis Wood but he is 6 foot 160 pounds! It was mentioned on Old Red Guard that David Duncan was out of the Reds grasp. How I have no clue? But the kid is 6"9 and has great control for a big man. Not to mention hes hitting 94 MPH with a solid change and his working on a curve piece. I've seen this young man pitch before. He's put his team on his back for three straight years in the D II High School playoff on my area's High School teams. He could really be something special in the years to come. It boggle my mind you let a 6"9 bombshell go for a 6 footer that resembles myself in size.

forfreelin04
06-07-2005, 03:32 PM
Travis Wood:
http://www.bentoncourier.com/content/articles/2004/05/19/sports/85gsports.jpg


Big picture:http://eteamz.active.com/bryantblacksox/images/TWood3.jpg

Does anyone really trust the Reds minor league organization to develop this guy into a Billy Wagner type? Because I am sure this is what the Reds think he is capable of.

deltachi8
06-07-2005, 03:35 PM
For the most part, he just rears back and blows fastballs by inferior competition, so he'll have to make adjustments at the next level. Wood is considered a tough but not impossible sign.

UGH.

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 03:37 PM
Does anyone really trust the Reds minor league organization to develop this guy into a Billy Wagner type? Because I am sure this is what the Reds think he is capable of.

That is who I thought of also, but my guess is that he is a long way from beng wagner...

NC Reds
06-07-2005, 03:40 PM
That pick was a head scratcher. I figured on a college arm or bat somewhere in the first two rounds.

forfreelin04
06-07-2005, 03:41 PM
It is truly a shame when we have to put up with DanO's "ineptitude" for another three years as his draftees flounder in the minor leagues. Than maybe the FO will realize this guy is a joke and a slap in the face to Cincinnati Reds fans.

RedsIn07
06-07-2005, 03:45 PM
refresh my memory please, who were the reds #2 and #3 picks last year?
BJ Szymanski (outfielder)- out of princeton right knee operation should be back soon
Craig Tatum (Catcher)- Just had TJ Surgery

forfreelin04
06-07-2005, 03:46 PM
Jeffrey Lyman : Braves Pick

COMMENT: Large durable frame. Similar to Rick Helling. Hard worker w/ a commanding mound presence. Has FB that bores into RHH, good sinking change-up and splitter is nasty.

Travis Wood: Reds pick

Comment: His fastball sat at 88-91 mph for much of the spring, but he started making more frequent forays into the mid-90s as the draft drew closer. Wood isn't tall, but he generates his velocity with a quick arm and athleticism. Scouts aren't crazy about his delivery, as he throws with a lot of effort and with some recoil. Wood hasn't shown much aptitude for spinning a breaking ball, and his curveball ranges from below-average to decent


UHHHHH it seems like DanO is shopping at K-Mart and the Braves are shopping at Tiffany's.

forfreelin04
06-07-2005, 03:50 PM
Comment on Wood: His fastball sat at 88-91 mph for much of the spring, but he started making more frequent forays into the mid-90s as the draft drew closer.

Basically what I gather from this is Wood starting throwing harder to impress scouts when they came out to see him instead of staying within himself. He's a High School kid so you can't blame him for doing this. Every kid is going to try to throw harder, run faster, and swing harder when theirs a radar gun or stop watch in the vicinity.

RedsFan75
06-07-2005, 03:56 PM
Anyone think there's something fishy going on here?

First we draft a guy who's reportedly intent on going to college, second a pitcher who is described as "considered a tough but not impossible sign".

I hate to think the Reds are throwing the draft away, but lately I'm just a little sceptical of the FO, and the pessimist in me may be reading too much into these guys.

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 03:59 PM
and the reds select....zach ward, gardner webb univ.???

I guess at least it is a college arm...

NC Reds
06-07-2005, 03:59 PM
Zachary Ward

Small college talent

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 04:01 PM
from teamonebaseball:

Kannapolis (NC)
Gardner-Webb

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 225 pounds
Class: '05
Bats: right
Throws: right


Previously undrafted Webb has a power arm and has been solidly on the MLB radar this spring after a strong summer following his sophomore year.

Mario-Rijo
06-07-2005, 04:01 PM
W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO
7 7 3.78 18 1 95 84 44 114
117. Zach Ward RHP Jr. R-R 6-3 225 Gardner-Webb Kannapolis, N.C. 1/14/84
Funky arm action still pumps low 90s, power curveball.

forfreelin04
06-07-2005, 04:01 PM
It is quite strange I agree. But you would think if DanO thought his job was under firer (any of the Redlegs scouts for that matter) that he would go with just the top player available when their time came to choose. They really haven't done that so far. Unless of course, DanO doesn't want his job anymore!

FeartheEars
06-07-2005, 04:02 PM
4. ZACH WARD, rhp (National rank: 117)
School: Gardner-Webb.
Hometown: Kannapolis, N.C.
B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-4. Wt.: 235. Birthdate: Jan. 14, 1984.
Previously Drafted: Never.
Scouting Report: Ward was unheralded out of high school and began to emerge as a prospect while pitching in American Legion ball the summer after his freshman year in college. Ward first attracted attention for his slider, but he has since earned attention and outs with two potential plus pitches. His fastball reaches the low 90s with good sink, and his breaking ball has morphed from his high school slider to a power curveball. Add in a show-me change, and Ward has a chance to throw three pitches for strikes from a durable, innings-eating body. He was dominant in the Cape Cod League last summer, striking out 57 in 43 innings, yet failed to dominate the Atlantic Sun Conference this spring. Ward was used heavily (five of his 15 starts were complete games) and at times lacked command of his fastball, leading to 49 walks in 109 innings and 19 wild pitches. He has a short-arm delivery reminiscent of the late Darryl Kile, and some scouts think it will lead to an arm injury unless Ward moves to the bullpen, where he could concentrate on his fastball and curve.

forfreelin04
06-07-2005, 04:03 PM
W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO
7 7 3.78 18 1 95 84 44 114
117. Zach Ward RHP Jr. R-R 6-3 225 Gardner-Webb Kannapolis, N.C. 1/14/84
Funky arm action still pumps low 90s, power curveball.

Maybe Ben Weber will take him under his wing and show him out to pitch in the major league. :bang:

forfreelin04
06-07-2005, 04:05 PM
"Ward was used heavily (five of his 15 starts were complete games) and at times lacked command of his fastball, leading to 49 walks in 109 innings and 19 wild pitches. He has a short-arm delivery reminiscent of the late Darryl Kile, and some scouts think it will lead to an arm injury unless Ward moves to the bullpen, where he could concentrate on his fastball and curve."

WOW! Arm Injuries. Just what the doctor ordered

FeartheEars
06-07-2005, 04:07 PM
Yeah. I don't know how critical we can be of the draft yet. This along with the NFL draft seems like such a crapshoot. Most often it depends on the picks ability to work and the teams system it has in place to develop the picks. Would love to see what teams have the best success rate and gets the most out of their picks.

MasonBuzz3
06-07-2005, 04:10 PM
Jensen Lewis out of Vanderbuilt just went to the Indians at pick 102. He is a local kid from Anderson HS, i believe the Indians drafted him out of HS as well

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 04:14 PM
So, we take 2 pitchers were it appears odds are that they will end up in the bullpen??? and here I thought we needed sure starting pitching that could move through the system quickly... :rolleyes:

forfreelin04
06-07-2005, 04:19 PM
I think it is a crapshoot. But most of the NFL draftees go straight to the NFL. MLB draftees have three different caliber of ball teams to sift through to get to the big boys. Sometimes even more than that. The best way to draft has got to be taking the player with the best chance to succeed in the major leagues. It bothers me when ballclubs take guys that are like a run down house, a fixer upper if you will. Obviously, the first pick was outta High School so you have got to develop him to the point he's playing above college ball level. The second pick (outta High School too) had some of the most disheartening comments said about him I have seen out of a MLB draftee. The third pick now has a funky windup so that will probably need to be changed. I have no idea why the Reds would want to make "more" work for themselves. Granted it's hard to find a college and High School player that is ready to play in the big league right away. But it makes sense to pick the player who's more ready than one who is not. With our farm system is the way it is, I cannot trust them to throw a mess into the oven and have it come out with anything less than a mess again.

NC Reds
06-07-2005, 04:39 PM
4th pick - Samuel Lecure, Univ of Texas

reds44
06-07-2005, 04:39 PM
Samuel Lecure

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 04:42 PM
Samuel Lecure

anyone heard of him?? at least he is from a big time school, texas

MasonBuzz3
06-07-2005, 04:43 PM
Lecure was academically ineligable at Texas. Here's the write-up I found from when he was drafted out of high school in 2002 (pick 1343 -Phillies):
Loose, quick arm out of three-quarter delivery. Solid arm action and mechanics. Flashes average fastball. Other pitch is splitter that bites down in strike zone when thrown properly. Repetitive delivery. Throws strikes.
2004 at UT
2.34 ERA 9-3 W-L 123.0 IP 97 H 34 BB 113 K 3 HR .213 BAA

Mario-Rijo
06-07-2005, 04:44 PM
Longhorns Dismiss LeCure
By Will Kimmey
February 3, 2005

Junior righthander Sam LeCure, the likely Friday starter for Texas, will not play this season.

LeCure was dismissed from the university for violating his academic probation during the fall semester. A federal judge on Wednesday ruled against forcing Texas to re-admit him for this semester.

"I let a lot of people down, my teammates and my family for the most part," LeCure told the Austin American-Statesman. "My career is not over; I hope to pitch in orange and white again someday."

LeCure went 14-3 in his Longhorns career, including 9-3, 2.34 in 2004, serving as the Saturday starter on a team that advanced to the championship round of the College World Series.

"Sam has made tremendous contributions to the baseball program here at the University of Texas both through his performance and the spirit he brought to his team," coach Augie Garrido said in a statement. "He will be missed by his teammates and our entire staff.

"We are confident that Sam's character will help him overcome the adversity he is facing and profit from the difficult experience that has come into his life because of these recent events. Hopefully, he will find that his future is still at the university, but whatever he and his family determine is best, is what we want for Sam."

The 6-foot-1, 188-pound LeCure ranks as the No. 51 college prospect for the draft, meaning he could be selected in the first five rounds in June.

Senior lefthander Buck Cody will replace LeCure in the rotation, joining sophomore righthanders Kyle McCulloch and Randy Boone.

Mario-Rijo
06-07-2005, 04:51 PM
Lecure, perhaps another player who will not sign!

"My career is not over; I hope to pitch in orange and white again someday."

BillyBeaneFan
06-07-2005, 05:07 PM
LeCure might not be that bad of a pick...started in the finals of the CWS last year.

cincyinco
06-07-2005, 05:09 PM
Maybe he meant Red and white.. not orange and white :)

LincolnparkRed
06-07-2005, 05:13 PM
Lecure, perhaps another player who will not sign!

"My career is not over; I hope to pitch in orange and white again someday."

I have a feeling that when you can't keep your grades up high enough while still on the team with all the help college athletes get, I have a hard time thinking he will get back on the team.

reds44
06-07-2005, 05:14 PM
P James Avery Niagara University

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 05:14 PM
the more I read about lecure, the less disappointed that I am...at least he has pitched in pressure situations and at a high level of competition....now if they can just convince him to come and join our wonderful, fun loving organization..... :beerme:

guttle11
06-07-2005, 05:37 PM
I love the Lecure pick(as long as he signs) I saw him in the CWS last year, and he was impressive. HE was Texas' best pitcher last year. They HAVE to sign him fast. Get him to Billings, then Dayton in August.

If he signs fast, He could be ready for the big time in 07.

cincyinco
06-07-2005, 05:40 PM
From the Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Avery, who owns a mid-90 mph fastball and above average curve and changeup, went 5-5 with a team-best 3.42 ERA this season as a junior with NCAA Division 1 Niagara University.

Baseball America lists him as one of two top Canadians heading into the 50-round draft; the other is Stevensville, Ont., first baseman/outfielder Nick Weglarz.

The major league scouting bureau calls him a "smaller version of Roger Clemens."

"James is a bulldog," Niagara University head baseball coach Chris Chernisky says of the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Avery. "He's a competitor who loves to have the baseball in his hand . . . and he has three quality, above-average pitches the pros really like to see."

Avery is no stranger to the draft. The Minnesota Twins took him in the 29th round after his Grade 12 season in 2002, but Avery, who also played with the junior team that summer, opted to play college ball and improve his draft stock for 2005.

cincyinco
06-07-2005, 05:44 PM
Jeffery Stevens, RHP, Loyola Marymount University

DeadRedinCT
06-07-2005, 05:46 PM
Jeffery Stevens, RHP, Loyola Marymount University

Sweet! Someone from my collegiate alma mater!

RedsIn07
06-07-2005, 06:02 PM
Brandon Roberts:
http://www.gopoly.com/baseball/mens/images/2005Mugs/Roberts,Brandon.jpg

cincyinco
06-07-2005, 06:26 PM
Milton Loo

3b

New Fever
06-07-2005, 06:30 PM
Loo will be a draft and follow again. If that is the case, it is a wasted pick because we could have signed him last week. If they do sign him now how dumb is that, I mean WE COULD HAVE SIGNED HIM LAST WEEK!!!!!!!

IDIOTS :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang:

TC81190
06-07-2005, 06:53 PM
Loo will be a draft and follow again. If that is the case, it is a wasted pick because we could have signed him last week. If they do sign him now how dumb is that, I mean WE COULD HAVE SIGNED HIM LAST WEEK!!!!!!!

IDIOTS :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang:

He wasn't going to sign.

New Fever
06-07-2005, 07:01 PM
I know that he didn't sign but he said if the Reds would have offered him more money , who knows. You just can't like that move.

TC81190
06-07-2005, 07:06 PM
No...he stated he wanted to go back to school.

BillyBeaneFan
06-07-2005, 07:17 PM
11th Round

The Reds pick "Charles" Fisher, RHP, Lewis and Clark State College, ID

Turns out the guys name is Carlos Fisher.

Stats
2005
3.36 ERA (that's the 11th best ERA on the staff, interestingly enough), 4-2, 1 CG, 51.2 IP, 54 H, 60 K, 16 BB, 11 2B and 5 HR allowed, .261 OBA

2004
2.55 ERA, 8-1, 2 CG, 74 IP, 58 H, 63 K, 34 BB, 10 2B and 1 HR allowed, .219 OBA

According to the season prospectus, he was slated to be the top starter heading into this year. Looks like the stress got to him.

The school looks to be sort of a power in NAIA...lots of national titles, Keith Foulke pitched there.

Link:
http://www.lcsc.edu/athletics/Baseball/

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 07:19 PM
Found this about Fisher's school on BA:


Tuesday, 5:13 PM: Giants Again Tap Into Lewis-Clark Pipeline
by Will Kimmey

The Giants tapped their Lewis-Clark State pipeline again with center fielder Joey Dyche in the seventh round. He hit .500/.544/.767 with 11 homers and 56 RBIs. They have signed Keith Foulke, Marvin Benard, Steve Reed, Jason Ellison and Steve Decker from the Idaho NAIA school in past years.

apparently they produce a few players...

New Fever
06-07-2005, 07:19 PM
If they meet or exceed what I'm looking for, I just might sign," said Loo, who did not reveal what amount would sway his decision to sign.


The Man's Exact Words

LexingtonRedsFan
06-07-2005, 07:20 PM
We now have a SS for the billings team....

Adam Rosales , ss, western michigan univ.

RedsIn07
06-07-2005, 07:23 PM
Adam Rosales, Western Michigan:
http://www.wmubroncos.com/sports/baseball/images/01.jpg

2005 Stats

Player AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%

12 ROSALES, Adam.... .309 46-46 178 37 55 16 1 6 31 91 .511 25 7 22 3 .407 4 0 12-17 75 156 6 .975

gm
06-07-2005, 07:24 PM
The Reds pick "Charles" Fisher, RHP, Lewis and Clark State College, OR

Turns out the guys name is Carlos Fisher.

There's a Lewis and Clark University in SW Portland, but I believe LCSC is located in Lewiston, Idaho.

RedsIn07
06-07-2005, 07:34 PM
Logan Ondrusek:
http://www.mclennan.edu/athletics/baseball/roster/l_ondrusek.jpg

BillyBeaneFan
06-07-2005, 07:49 PM
There's a Lewis and Clark University in SW Portland, but I believe LCSC is located in Lewiston, Idaho.

Whoops, yeah. Looks like Idaho is right.

New Fever
06-07-2005, 08:01 PM
DeJesus 9th best high school 2nd basemen according to TeamOne