View Full Version : Mariners sign former Reds #1 draft pick

05-11-2006, 09:14 AM

The Mariners signed minor league pitcher Mike Nannini and assigned him to Class AAA Tacoma. Nannini, a right-hander who was the Cincinnati Reds' first-round draft pick in 1998, was released by the Reds' Class AA Chattanooga team. To make room for Nannini, pitcher Mike Hrynio was transferred to the Everett AquaSox roster.

05-11-2006, 09:20 AM
I thought Kearns was the 1st round pick in '98.

05-11-2006, 09:24 AM

Astros bust, not ours. I knew that name did not sound familiar. Not too many 1st rounders not known either by playing or as a by-word around these parts, and that one did not ring a bell.

05-11-2006, 12:41 PM
Nannini had pitched 11.2 innings and had a .94 WHIP with 10 K's and 3 BB's.

Why did he get released? Why sign him to begin with?

05-11-2006, 03:28 PM
I thought this was going to be about Chat Mottola

Doc. Scott
05-11-2006, 03:39 PM
I think there just wasn't much room. Nannini had already been bounced back and forth between Sarasota and Chattanooga.

He's a solid org-soldier- puts up excellent K/BB ratios, but every other year he gets mauled. But I think he was a DanO pick and a DanO re-signing, too.

05-11-2006, 04:03 PM
I thought this was going to be about Chat Mottola

Chad could run for mayor of Syracuse, NY and probably win..he is now a long time resident of the AA city of the Blue Jays.

05-12-2006, 12:11 PM
How many first round picks from 1998 were in our organization at one time?

Off the top of my head I can think of (Kearns, Lopez, and Mike Nannini....)

Can anyone think of anyone else?

05-12-2006, 01:41 PM