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Gallen5862
06-08-2011, 11:30 AM
Who are the best players still available? Who are you hoping the Reds draft?

kg112686
06-08-2011, 12:01 PM
John Curtiss, RHP, Southlake Carroll HS: The 6-foot-4 ace consistently throws 90-91 mph, with a nice slider and changeup. He went 7-0 with a 0.91 ERA and 73 strikeouts over 53 2/3 innings in 2011

Skyler Ewing, C/INF, Arlington HS: He finished his high school career with consecutive double-digit homer seasons, belting 12 as a junior and 10 as a senior. The Rice signee hit .443 with 33 RBIs and a .987 slugging percentage this year.

edabbs44
06-08-2011, 12:18 PM
nm

edabbs44
06-08-2011, 12:19 PM
John Curtiss, RHP, Southlake Carroll HS: The 6-foot-4 ace consistently throws 90-91 mph, with a nice slider and changeup. He went 7-0 with a 0.91 ERA and 73 strikeouts over 53 2/3 innings in 2011

Skyler Ewing, C/INF, Arlington HS: He finished his high school career with consecutive double-digit homer seasons, belting 12 as a junior and 10 as a senior. The Rice signee hit .443 with 33 RBIs and a .987 slugging percentage this year.

Are those Reds picks or were they who you hope for?

kg112686
06-08-2011, 12:21 PM
just people to look at. also Johnny Coy from Wichita St. 6'8'' first base with huge power

edabbs44
06-08-2011, 12:22 PM
Reds take Erik Miller, RHP from TCU in the 31st.

kg112686
06-08-2011, 12:23 PM
Round 31: Erik Miller 6'3'' 210lbs RHP from TCU

kg112686
06-08-2011, 12:26 PM
32: Michael Dennhart RHP 6'0'' 190lbs Boston College

redsmetz
06-08-2011, 12:26 PM
I wonder what the average height of our pitching picks this year have been. Seems like a lot of them are well over 6 feet.

edabbs44
06-08-2011, 12:28 PM
32: Michael Dennhart RHP 6'0'' 190lbs Boston College

DON BOSCO PREP PRIDE

3 DBP grads drafted in the past 4 years by Cincy. Big ups.


AS A JUNIOR (2011)
Started four games and appeared in five before injuring his elbow ... underwent Tommy John surgery in April ... finished 1-2 with a 5.89 ERA in 18.1 innings ... allowed 14 runs - 12 earned - on 18 hits while walking eight and fanning 11 ... started at Florida (2/24) and went 3.0 innings, allowing an unearned run on one hit while striking out two ... picked up his only win of the season at Bethune-Cookman (3/4) after allowing four runs in 6.0 innings ... pitched 4.1 innings at Florida State (3/11) before the elbow injury sidelined him.


http://bceagles.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/dennhardt_mike00.html

Drafted in 17th rd out of HS. Numbers look awful at BC, however.

BA says he was a top 5 rounder prior to the surgery and is now likely headed back to school.

kg112686
06-08-2011, 12:36 PM
33: Steven Selsky 6'1'' 205lbs RF Arizona

Gallen5862
06-08-2011, 12:45 PM
Michael Dennhart might be the type of pick to go over slot for. If he was projected a top 5 rounder before the injury? What does anyone think?

kg112686
06-08-2011, 12:47 PM
34: Bryson Smith 6'2'' 205lbs CF Florida

edabbs44
06-08-2011, 12:48 PM
Michael Dennhart might be the type of pick to go over slot for. If he was projected a top 5 rounder before the injury? What does anyone think?

I love my Ironmen, so I hope so. TJ doesn't scare me as much as it used to.

kg112686
06-08-2011, 12:58 PM
35: Samuel Kimmel 6'0'' 185lbs C Indian River St. College

redsmetz
06-08-2011, 01:02 PM
35: Samuel Kimmel 6'0'' 185lbs C Indian River St. College

Interesting bit from a local publication

http://beachcarolina.com/2011/05/25/morehead-city-marlins-add-five-to-roster/


Kimmel, also a sophomore, has been a do-it-all player for the Pioneers in his two seasons. As a freshman, he was the starting shortstop and pitched as the closer. This season, however, when the teamís starting catcher went down with an injury, Kimmel volunteered to help the team behind the dish, though he had not caught since he was twelve years old. The 6-feet tall, 185-pounder, who has committed to continue his collegiate career at Stetson University in the fall, has started at catcher all season and been very impressive both on defense and at the plate. Kimmel is batting .361 and is a perpetual gap hitter, smacking seventeen doubles and three triples on the year.

Gallen5862
06-08-2011, 01:05 PM
I was about to post that the Reds needed some catchers to catch all these new pitchers.

redsmetz
06-08-2011, 01:20 PM
So MLB's tracker isn't working? Anyone listening live?

kg112686
06-08-2011, 01:22 PM
36: Randy Yard 6'2'' 185lbs RHP Hawaii
37: Michael Suiter 6'0'' 193lbs CF Punahoa HS (Hawaii)

Fixed

edabbs44
06-08-2011, 01:22 PM
36: Randy Yard 6'2'' 185lbs RHP Hawaii
37: Michael Sviter 6'0'' 193lbs CF Punahoa HS (Hawaii)

Yard is an awful name for a pitcher, almost as bad as Homer.

I think it is Suiter on the other.

edabbs44
06-08-2011, 01:24 PM
Suiter has a decent write-up on BA, says he is a Santa Clara commit. Above avg runner, compact swing and gap power.

fearofpopvol1
06-08-2011, 01:29 PM
I think being able to play baseball for a living might be one of the only reasons I'd want to leave Hawaii if I was one of those kids.

kg112686
06-08-2011, 01:31 PM
38: Daniel Bowman 6'00 210lbs RF Coastal Carolina

redsmetz
06-08-2011, 01:37 PM
Took a moment to look at players drafted from Missouri, my wife's home state. I see there is a Henke, but it's not Tom's son. I've messaged Tom's brother to see if it's a relative since the Henkes are my wife's second cousin. Then I noticed a kid named Fick, also from central Missouri, and I know my wife has a great grandmother (or maybe a generation further back) whose maiden name was Fick. I tease her that there are only ten family names in that part of the state.

kg112686
06-08-2011, 01:41 PM
39: Justin Amlung 6'0'' 174lbs RHP University of Louisville

redsmetz
06-08-2011, 01:42 PM
Took a moment to look at players drafted from Missouri, my wife's home state. I see there is a Henke, but it's not Tom's son. I've messaged Tom's brother to see if it's a relative since the Henkes are my wife's second cousin. Then I noticed a kid named Fick, also from central Missouri, and I know my wife has a great grandmother (or maybe a generation further back) whose maiden name was Fick. I tease her that there are only ten family names in that part of the state.

After a little research, I see Travis Henke is Tom Henke's nephew, so he's my kids' 3rd cousin. Now I wonder about Fick.

kg112686
06-08-2011, 01:52 PM
40: Sam Travis 6'0'' 195lbs 3B Providence Catholic HS (Illinois)

edabbs44
06-08-2011, 01:53 PM
Amlung got a little love from BA.


After redshirting in 2009, Amlung blossomed into Louisville's top starter. He's not physical at 6 feet and 174 pounds, and he doesn't have overwhelming stuff, yet he gets outs and misses bats.

kg112686
06-08-2011, 02:18 PM
41: Carson Baranik 6'3'' 205lbs RHP Parkway HS (Louisiana)

kg112686
06-08-2011, 02:29 PM
42: Jacob Stallings 6'5'' 195lbs C UNC Chapel Hill

dougdirt
06-08-2011, 02:37 PM
Baranik would be an absolute steal if we could sign him. Very doubtful he signs though and if he does, it will be for well over slot. Has top 5 round talent.

kg112686
06-08-2011, 02:41 PM
43: Ty Washington 5'9'' 160lbs SS Plano East Sr HS (Texas)

kg112686
06-08-2011, 02:53 PM
44: Shon Carson 5'9'' 190lbs CF Lake City HS (South Carolina)

edabbs44
06-08-2011, 02:55 PM
44: Shon Carson 5'9'' 190lbs CF Lake City HS (South Carolina)

Top FB recruit, sounds like a tough sign.

dougdirt
06-08-2011, 03:01 PM
Top FB recruit, sounds like a tough sign.

But he also wants to play baseball. Told his football schools he wanted to be able to do both. Would be a great sign IMO, but the Reds would have to shell out some serious cash to make it happen.

kg112686
06-08-2011, 03:05 PM
45: Travis Radke 6'4'' 200lbs LHP Oaks Christian HS (California)

dougdirt
06-08-2011, 03:15 PM
Lots of interesting high schoolers here in the 40's. Would love to see at least one of them signed.

kg112686
06-08-2011, 03:16 PM
46: Jose Brizuela 6'0'' 180lbs 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS (Florida)

redsmetz
06-08-2011, 03:16 PM
45: Travis Radke 6'4'' 200lbs LHP Oaks Christian HS (California)

I found this piece about Radke.

http://baseballbeginnings.com/2011/04/21/travis-radke-update-2

lollipopcurve
06-08-2011, 03:25 PM
Lots of interesting high schoolers here in the 40's. Would love to see at least one of them signed.

The Reds will probably follow them this summer before deciding if they want to offer any of them a contract.

kg112686
06-08-2011, 03:28 PM
47: Jon Pellant 5'10'' 170lbs 2B Chandler Gilbert CC

dougdirt
06-08-2011, 03:38 PM
The Reds will probably follow them this summer before deciding if they want to offer any of them a contract.

I imagine they want to offer them all a contract, but they probably aren't going to offer what it is going to take. Several of these guys, on talent, should have gone in the top 5 rounds.

kg112686
06-08-2011, 03:41 PM
48: Jon (Tyler) Webb 6'6'' 225lbs LHP South Carolina

Gallen5862
06-08-2011, 03:44 PM
Doug, Which Reds picks do you think were top 5 round picks? Which of them are you hoping the Reds sign? Thanks.

kg112686
06-08-2011, 03:53 PM
49: Eric Alessio 6'2'' 210lbs SS Marist College

dougdirt
06-08-2011, 03:53 PM
Doug, Which Reds picks do you think were top 5 round picks? Which of them are you hoping the Reds sign? Thanks.

Shon Carson and Carson Baranik for sure. Would LOVE to see either of those guys signed.

kg112686
06-08-2011, 04:06 PM
50: Austin Robichoux 6'5'' 170lbs RHP Notre Dame HS (Louisiana)

redsmetz
06-08-2011, 04:15 PM
50: Austin Robichoux 6'5'' 170lbs RHP Notre Dame HS (Louisiana)

Looks like it should be an "a" at the end of the name: Robichaux (darn font again)

edabbs44
06-08-2011, 04:19 PM
50: Austin Robichoux 6'5'' 170lbs RHP Notre Dame HS (Louisiana)

Looks like a good pick.

redsmetz
06-08-2011, 04:22 PM
50: Austin Robichoux 6'5'' 170lbs RHP Notre Dame HS (Louisiana)

Robichaux has committed to Louisiana where his father is the baseball coach.

http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20110606/SPORTS/106060326/Big-decisions-UL-signees-Robichaux-Hebert-expected-drafted-high?odyssey=nav|head

RichRed
06-08-2011, 05:26 PM
50: Austin Robichoux 6'5'' 170lbs RHP Notre Dame HS (Louisiana)

Get this kid some sandwiches.