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WVRed
06-08-2011, 01:47 PM
For those who don't want to wade through the draft thread. :)

1 27 Robert Stephenson RHP Alhambra HS, Martinez, Calif. Calif.
2 84 Gabriel Rosa OF Colegio Hector Urdaneta, Rio Grande, P.R.
3 114 Tony Cingrani LHP Rice Texas
4 145 Kyle McMyne RHP Villanova Pa.
5 175 Ryan Wright 2B Louisville Ky.
6 205 Sean Buckley 3B St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC Fla.
7 235 James Allen RHP Kansas State Kan.
8 265 Jon Matthews RHP St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC Fla.
9 295 Cole Green RHP Texas Texas
10 325 Brooks Pinckard RHP Baylor Texas
11 355 Vaughn Covington RHP Killarney SS, Vancouver, B.C. B.C.
12 385 Joe Serrano SS Salpointe HS, Tucson, Ariz. Ariz.
13 415 Nick Fleece RHP Texas A&M Texas
14 445 Leo Kemp RHP St. Joseph's Pa.
15 475 Joseph Dorton RHP Lugoff-Elgin HS, Lugoff, S.C. S.C.
16 505 Conor Costello OF Santa Fe HS, Edmond, Okla. Okla.
17 535 Morgan Phillips SS Douglas Academy, New York NY
18 565 James Moran RHP South Florida Fla.
19 595 Chris Joyce LHP Santa Barbara (Calif.) CC Calif.
20 625 Dan Jensen RHP Cincinnati Ohio
21 655 Carlos Gonzalez RHP Cal State Northridge Calif.
22 685 Amir Garrett LHP Henderson (Nev.) International School Nev.
23 715 Salvatore Romano RHP Southington (Conn.) HS Conn.
24 745 Nicholas O'Shea 1B Minnesota Minn.
25 775 Justice French RHP Mercer Ga.
26 805 Juan Perez 2B JC of the Canyons (Calif.) Calif.
27 835 Taylor Wrenn 2B Tampa Fla.
28 865 Yordanys Perez OF Calabasas, Calif. (No school) Calif.
29 895 Dariel Delgado RHP No School--Miami Fla.
30 925 Josef Terry 3B Cal State Fullerton Calif.
31 955 Erik Miller RHP Texas Christian Texas
32 985 Mike Dennhardt RHP Boston College Mass.
33 1015 Steve Selsky OF Arizona Ariz.
34 1045 Bryson Smith CF U Florida
35 1075 Samuel Kimmel C Indian River State Col
36 1105 Randy Yard RHP U Hawaii
37 1135 Michael Suiter CF Punahou HS (HI)
38 1165 Daniel Bowman RF Coastal Carolina
39 1195 Justin Amlung RHP U Louisville
40 1225 Sam Travis 3B Providence Catholic HS (IL)
41 1255 Carson Baranik RHP Parkway HS (LA)
42 1285 Jacob Stallings C UNC Chapel Hill
43 1315 Ty Washington SS Plano East Sr HS (TX)
44 1345 Shon Carson CF Lake City HS (SC)
45 1375 Travis Radke LHP Oaks Christian HS (CA)
46 1405 Jose Brizuela 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS (FL)
47 1435 Jon Pellant 2B Chandler Gilbert CC
48 1465 Jon Webb LHP South Carolina
49 1495 Eric Alessio RHP Marist Col
50 1524 Austin Robichaux RHP Notre Dame HS (LA)
NDFA Phil Bauer, a shortstop from Xavier University and Fairfield High School

All confirmed official signings will be shown in bold as they are reported.

redsmetz
06-08-2011, 02:16 PM
WVRed, one correction from my typing yesterday. Round 28 is Yordanys Perez.

edabbs44
06-09-2011, 07:18 AM
Sounds like Dennhardt will be signing.


Dennhardt, 21, said Wednesday that he is leaning toward signing with Cincinnati, rather than returning to Boston College for his senior season.

If Dennhardt, an Oradell native, signs with Cincinnati, he'll likely target the fall of 2012 for his return to pitching.

"The fact that the Cincinnati Reds are willing to invest in me really says a lot," Dennhardt said. "That's why I'm really thankful that they're giving me an opportunity and want to make sure I bounce back by putting me under their training staff, which I've heard is top of the line."



http://www.northjersey.com/sports/123528294_Reds_invest_in_ex-Bosco_star.html

edabbs44
06-09-2011, 12:47 PM
Austin Robichaux


Austin said he plans to be on campus for the Cajuns in the fall unless the Reds give him an offer he can't refuse. He is pitching this summer for the Marucci Elite 18-and-under travel team and will work to gain as much weight as possible to his 6-5, 170-pound frame.

"As of now I am a Cajun," he said. "All I know so far is that the Reds are going to follow me over the summer. If they come to me with a great offer after watching me play I'm going to be all ears, but it's going to have to be something big."



http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20110609/SPORTS/106090314

edabbs44
06-09-2011, 12:53 PM
Shon Carson


He said Wednesday, though, that he’s not giving up on pro baseball just yet and will see what kind of money the Reds offer before making his decision. He hit .410 for Lake City this season with two homers and nine RBI. He stole 32 bases and went 6-1 as a pitcher with a 1.21 ERA. He struck out 86 in 52 innings.

“If it’s not what I’m looking for, then I’ll just go to South Carolina and play both sports,” he said.



http://www2.scnow.com/sports/2011/jun/08/carson-slips-44th-round-clubs-pass-sosnoskie-ar-1946939/

edabbs44
06-09-2011, 12:59 PM
Carson Baranik


A third drafted player, incoming freshman Carson Baranik, tweeted Tuesday when he wasn’t taken in the first 30 rounds “ Well this made the decision very easy. #lsubound

http://louisianastate.scout.com/2/1078330.html



With a scholarship to LSU in hand, the likelihood of Baranik signing with the Reds appears to be a long shot.

However, Baranik plans to allow the negotiating process to run its course.

"I'm going to talk to the Reds and see what they say," the two-time first-team Times All-City selection said. "Right now LSU looks like the place to go."



http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20110609/SPORTS/106090332/Lugo-Baranik-go-draft-s-final-day

Grande Donkey
06-09-2011, 01:01 PM
Sal Romano



http://blogs.courant.com/school_zone/2011/06/baseball-reds-draft-southingto.html
I would expect Romano to sign. Tennessee doesn't have a baseball coach or an Athletic Director right not. It is a mess.

OesterPoster
06-09-2011, 01:36 PM
Nicholas O'Shea


The Cincinnati Reds selected junior first baseman Nick O’Shea in the 24th round. O’Shea led the Gophers in home runs and RBIs en route to All-Big Ten Third Team honors.

O’Shea said Tuesday that he will likely not hear any official offer for several days but said that he will consider signing, depending on the negotiating process.

http://www.mndaily.com/2011/06/07/gominsky-leads-quartet-gophers-selected-day-2-mlb-draft

edabbs44
06-09-2011, 01:47 PM
Brooks Pinckard


Brooks Pinckard, a 2007 HHS graduate, was also selected last June in the 18th round by the Chicago Cubs but decided to return to Baylor. He was picked in the 10th round by the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.

Pinckard, who said he also plans to sign a MLB contract soon, was a dual threat for the Bears, using his speed to steal 36 bases this season, but it’s his arm that will be utilized in the majors. He was 10-7 with a 3.69 earned run average, notching 16 saves in three seasons at Baylor.


http://haysfreepress.com/archives/20196

edabbs44
06-09-2011, 01:49 PM
Daniel Bowman


After four Coastal Carolina players were selected on Tuesday, junior Daniel Bowman was the lone Chanticleer taken Wednesday on the final day of Major League Baseball's first-year player draft.

But unlike his teammates, Bowman plans to return next season to the Chants.


http://www.thesunnews.com/2011/06/09/2209431/bowman-drafted-likely-to-return.html

edabbs44
06-09-2011, 01:51 PM
Kyle McMyne


"This is unreal," said McMyne, who expects to leave school and become a professional. "It was a dream come true. It's everything that I was working toward since I was a little boy. I was a little nervous sitting around waiting. You get anxious hoping to see your name called.

"I think I am ready to go. This will be a very good opportunity for me."


http://thetimes-tribune.com/sports/reds-select-old-forge-s-mcmyne-papi-chosen-by-angels-1.1158945#axzz1OnoK121D

LoganBuck
06-09-2011, 10:59 PM
On Sportstalk tonight Chris Buckley reported his son, Sean signed.

Gallen5862
06-10-2011, 11:02 AM
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/draft/chat/2011/2611932.html

Jim Callis: If you don't sign a pick in the first two rounds, you get the choice after that pick in the next draft. If you don't sign a pick in third round, you get a choice after the third round in the next draft.


http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/draft/chat/2011/2611932.html

Ben (Miamisburg, OH): Could Reds 5th rd pick Ryan Wright be a candidate to get fast tracked with Brandon Phillips contract up after the 2012 season (assuming the Reds pick up his option for 2012)?

Jim Callis: Yes. I thought that was a nice grab in the fifth round. The Reds also have some nearly-ready middle infielders in Chris Valaika and Zack Cozart, so they don't have to rush Wright.

Gallen5862
06-10-2011, 11:03 AM
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...1/2611932.html


Ben (Miamisburg, OH): What is the ceiling for Reds 1st Pick Robert Stephenson?

Jim Callis: Frontline starter. 93-95 fastball, good curveball, good command

Redsfan320
06-10-2011, 11:07 AM
On Sportstalk tonight Chris Buckley reported his son, Sean signed.

Guessing this guy actually is worthy of a 6-round pick? If you draft someone as a favor to someone in the org., its usually in the last 10-20 rds., not at #6.

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Danny Serafini
06-10-2011, 11:14 AM
Baseball America had him projected in the 4-6 range, so it's a legit pick.

Redsfan320
06-10-2011, 03:16 PM
Baseball America had him projected in the 4-6 range, so it's a legit pick.

Okay, just making sure there wasn't a serious lapse in judgement somewhere, lol.

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dougdirt
06-10-2011, 04:23 PM
Okay, just making sure there wasn't a serious lapse in judgement somewhere, lol.

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Buckley actually didn't want to draft him because of that reason, but Jocketty said he told him to do it because the scouts kept telling him that he was the best guy there.

Blitz Dorsey
06-10-2011, 04:35 PM
I just don't get waiting all the way until the 35th round to take a catcher. One would think we were well-stocked there or something.

camisadelgolf
06-10-2011, 05:18 PM
I just don't get waiting all the way until the 35th round to take a catcher. One would think we were well-stocked there or something.
The catching situation in Dayton could get pretty ugly next year. I'm not saying more depth is necessarily needed, but if you're of the belief that your affiliates should win, it could be a major black hole next year.

lollipopcurve
06-10-2011, 05:23 PM
I just don't get waiting all the way until the 35th round to take a catcher. One would think we were well-stocked there or something.

The Stallings kid from UNC will be solid. Maybe not a great prospect, but he'll do a good job with the pitchers down there, and that's important.

OnBaseMachine
06-10-2011, 05:35 PM
20th rounder RHP Dan Jensen has signed according to Jamie Ramsey.

http://twitter.com/Jamieblog

corkedbat
06-10-2011, 05:46 PM
The catching situation in Dayton could get pretty ugly next year. I'm not saying more depth is necessarily needed, but if you're of the belief that your affiliates should win, it could be a major black hole next year.

They may have a catcher (or two) that is coming up through the DR/Venezuelan route they like or worst comes to worst, they can always find a filler in FA or from an Independant League.

camisadelgolf
06-10-2011, 05:58 PM
They may have a catcher (or two) that is coming up through the DR/Venezuelan route they like or worst comes to worst, they can always find a filler in FA or from an Independant League.
The only guy I could think of who has been impressive at all is a kid in the VSL, Jose Duarte. The other options haven't been good so far:
Yovan Gonzalez
Danny Vicioso
Wagner Gomez
Fray Sosa
Jorge Ariza
Ponceano Flores
Jose Raga
Henderson Peralta
Junior Soto
Juan Carlos Peraza

JaxRed
06-12-2011, 09:02 PM
Looks like you can make O'Shea bold...

http://www.gophersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=8400&ATCLID=205159059

edabbs44
06-12-2011, 09:08 PM
Chris Joyce should be bolded as well

http://presidiosports.com/2011/06/joyce-signs-with-reds/

corkedbat
06-12-2011, 10:43 PM
Looks like you can make O'Shea bold...

http://www.gophersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=8400&ATCLID=205159059

Too bad his first name isn't Rick. :D

texasdave
06-13-2011, 10:24 AM
50th rounder Austin Robichaux looks unlikely to sign. Would have been drafted much higher according to this article, except for the signability issue.

Perfect Game USA rated Robichaux as the No. 6 draft-eligible prospect in the state of Louisiana this year and projected him to go between the fourth and 10th round. Many experts didn't think he would sign given his commitment to the Cajuns, which resulted in him staying on the draft board until going to the Reds.


Austin said he plans to be on campus for the Cajuns in the fall unless the Reds give him an offer he can't refuse. He is pitching this summer for the Marucci Elite 18-and-under travel team and will work to gain as much weight as possible to his 6-5, 170-pound frame.

"As of now I am a Cajun," he said. "All I know so far is that the Reds are going to follow me over the summer. If they come to me with a great offer after watching me play I'm going to be all ears, but it's going to have to be something big."

Tony Cloninger
06-13-2011, 10:40 AM
50th rounder Austin Robichaux looks unlikely to sign. Would have been drafted much higher according to this article, except for the signability issue.



How big is big for these guys near the bottom? For me...I guess I would be easy. Enough money to pay for my college tuition + room and board and all the coffee I can drink.

Grande Donkey
06-13-2011, 10:44 AM
How big is big for these guys near the bottom? For me...I guess I would be easy. Enough money to pay for my college tuition + room and board and all the coffee I can drink.

Well considering he was projected to go rounds 4-10, I'd expect he would want fourth or fifth round cash.

Tony Cloninger
06-13-2011, 10:52 AM
Well considering he was projected to go rounds 4-10, I'd expect he would want fourth or fifth round cash.

I understand he was projected to do that but when you put out info out there that you will be a tough sign, if at all....what do you expect or where do you expect to be taken? Unless you guarantee someone you would sign if drafted within the first 6 rounds.... why would anyone draft you within those rounds?

Caveat Emperor
06-13-2011, 11:45 AM
I understand he was projected to do that but when you put out info out there that you will be a tough sign, if at all....what do you expect or where do you expect to be taken? Unless you guarantee someone you would sign if drafted within the first 6 rounds.... why would anyone draft you within those rounds?

Theoretically, if you were making a big signining and didn't have the cash to spend on a #1 or a #2, you could draft a kid like this and punt on the pick to get a comp pick the enxt year.

RedLegsToday
06-13-2011, 11:46 AM
He is pitching this summer for the Marucci Elite 18-and-under travel team and will work to gain as much weight as possible to his 6-5, 170-pound frame.


This is a win-win situation for the Reds. They get to watch him over the summer. Maybe his stock rises to where if the draft was held a few months later he'd be a shoo-in for going in the top 2 rounds. The Reds offer him 4th round money. He takes it, the Reds have a potential steal. If not, oh well, he's a 50th round pick and those are generally wasted picks anyway.

dougdirt
06-13-2011, 12:55 PM
I understand he was projected to do that but when you put out info out there that you will be a tough sign, if at all....what do you expect or where do you expect to be taken? Unless you guarantee someone you would sign if drafted within the first 6 rounds.... why would anyone draft you within those rounds?

You expect to get paid (well) or to go to college. The reason someone would take him within the rounds he was expected to go is that maybe they were willing to pay him to bypass college.

Tony Cloninger
06-13-2011, 01:04 PM
You expect to get paid (well) or to go to college. The reason someone would take him within the rounds he was expected to go is that maybe they were willing to pay him to bypass college.


Thanks.

OnBaseMachine
06-13-2011, 05:19 PM
3rd rounder LHP Tony Cingrani has signed.

Rice LHP Tony Cingrani (#Reds) and LHP Abe Gonzales (#Royals) signed professional baseball contracts today #mlbdraft

http://twitter.com/Chronicle_Owls

Benihana
06-13-2011, 05:26 PM
I'm actually surprised more of these guys haven't signed already. Of course the top few picks and most of the high schoolers nothwithstanding, I remember teams signing at least 8 or 9 guys in the week immediately following the draft.

OnBaseMachine
06-13-2011, 06:28 PM
From the Cincinnati Enquirer:


The Reds have signed 13 of their recent draftees and also a non-drafted free agent, the team announced.

The highest pick to sign is No. 4 choice Kyle McMyne, a right-handed pitcher from Villanova University. Signees also include No. 6 pick Sean Buckley, son of Reds senior director of amateur scouting Chris Buckley. Sean Buckley is a third baseman from St. Petersburg Junior College.



http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2011/06/13/some-draftees-sign/

Benihana
06-13-2011, 06:29 PM
From the Cincinnati Enquirer:



http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2011/06/13/some-draftees-sign/

Ah ha!

dougdirt
06-13-2011, 08:26 PM
From the Cincinnati Enquirer:



http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2011/06/13/some-draftees-sign/

Now if only there were an actual list of who the 13 were instead of giving us 2 names and a guy that wasn't even drafted who signed.

Nathan
06-14-2011, 12:56 AM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110613&content_id=20424072&notebook_id=20450752&vkey=notebook_cin&c_id=cin


Reds ink 14 Draft picks, including third-rounder
LOS ANGELES -- The Reds announced Monday the signing of third-round pick Tony Cingrani, a left-handed reliever out of Rice University. Cingrani had 12 saves in 32 relief appearances this season while posting a 1.74 ERA.

Cingrani was the highest pick out of 14 signings from the 2011 First-Year Player Draft the Reds announced Monday, including fourth-round right-handed pitcher Kyle McMyne out of Villanova. McMyne was a starting pitcher in college but is projected to be a reliever.

Also signed was third baseman Sean Buckley (sixth round), the son of Reds amateur scouting director Chris Buckley. After Buckley, the organization inked pitcher James Allen (seventh round), outfielder Jon Matthews (eighth round), pitchers Ronald Pinckard (10th round), James Moran (18th round), Chris Joyce (19th round), Daniel Jensen (20th round) and Carlos Gonzalez (21st round), first baseman Nicholas O'Shea (24th round), pitcher Justice French (25th round), second baseman Juan Perez (26th round), pitcher Eric Alessio (49th round) and undrafted free agent and shortstop Phillips Bauer.

THANKS MARK!

corkedbat
06-15-2011, 10:36 PM
Strange, almost 48 hrs w/o a post. I thought there would be two or three a day with the start of short-season rookie leagues fast approaching.

izzy's dad
06-16-2011, 01:28 PM
Any word on our first rounder yet?

redsmetz
06-16-2011, 02:22 PM
[moved my post (http://www.redszone.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2412543&postcount=45) to the Stephenson thread]

izzy's dad
06-16-2011, 10:38 PM
Ryan Wright, when does this guy get signed. I am more excited about him than maybe anyone else the Reds selected this year. Not sure why, but I like his game.

OnBaseMachine
06-17-2011, 02:49 PM
From Baseball America:


Cincinnati Reds
Signed: SS Phil Bauer (NDFA—Xavier)
Draft picks signed: RHP Eric Alessio (49), RHP James Allen (7), RHP Justice French (25), RHP Carlos Gonzalez (21), RHP Dan Jensen (20), RHP Jon Matthews (8), RHP Kyle McMyne (4), RHP Jimmy Moran (18), RHP Ronald Pinckard (10), LHP Tony Cingrani (3), LHP Chris Joyce (19), 1B Nick O'Shea (24), 2B Juan Perez (26), 3B Sean Buckley (6)


http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2011/06/minor-league-transactions-june-8-14/#more-11959

mac624
06-21-2011, 09:13 AM
Our 36th round choice. He's on the roster of the AZL Reds.

mace
06-21-2011, 10:23 AM
Our list has the 8th-rounder, Jon Matthews, as a RHP. He's leading off and playing CF for the AZL Reds.

Blitz Dorsey
06-21-2011, 10:58 AM
Is Ryan Wright being repped by Boras or something? What the heck is taking so long for a fifth-round pick whose college season ended long ago?

Hopefully he's not thinking about going back to Louisville for his senior year. There could be an opening at second base for the Reds in a couple years if you know what I mean.

Wright should already be playing at Billings; instead he's sitting at home doing nothing. I don't get it. We're talking about a fifth-round pick here.

dougdirt
06-21-2011, 11:14 AM
Is Ryan Wright being repped by Boras or something? What the heck is taking so long for a fifth-round pick whose college season ended long ago?

Hopefully he's not thinking about going back to Louisville for his senior year. There could be an opening at second base for the Reds in a couple years if you know what I mean.

Wright should already be playing at Billings; instead he's sitting at home doing nothing. I don't get it. We're talking about a fifth-round pick here.

When this could be the only time you ever get paid, you try to take full advantage of it. Don't just settle for something. The odds are pretty good that he never sniffs the major leagues. He needs to understand that (or at least his agent does) and understand he is likely about to get paid for the one and only time up front for something. Make it count.

OnBaseMachine
06-21-2011, 04:18 PM
From Jamie Ramsey:

Reds have signed their 31st round (RHP Erik Miller) and 36th round (RHP Randall Yard) picks.

http://twitter.com/Jamieblog

Edd Roush
06-22-2011, 08:11 AM
When this could be the only time you ever get paid, you try to take full advantage of it. Don't just settle for something. The odds are pretty good that he never sniffs the major leagues. He needs to understand that (or at least his agent does) and understand he is likely about to get paid for the one and only time up front for something. Make it count.

Doug, with that being said, what do you think the chances are that he actually signs?

dougdirt
06-22-2011, 09:33 AM
Doug, with that being said, what do you think the chances are that he actually signs?

Pretty good. If he is serious about playing baseball in the future, he should sign now. He should know that college seniors, even good ones, don't get paid to sign contracts nearly as well as college juniors unless they are an absolute premium talent (top half of the first round type talent).

Edd Roush
06-22-2011, 10:01 AM
Pretty good. If he is serious about playing baseball in the future, he should sign now. He should know that college seniors, even good ones, don't get paid to sign contracts nearly as well as college juniors unless they are an absolute premium talent (top half of the first round type talent).

And from what I have read here, Ryan doesn't have the premium tools it would take to be drafted in the top half of the first round. When is the signing deadline, August? Let's hope he signs soon so we have another player to watch closely in Billings.

Benihana
06-22-2011, 04:33 PM
I'm pretty surprised there hasn't even been a mention of negotiations with Stephenson or Rosa. Not that there is a huge sense of urgency, as a lot of these picks don't end up signing until August, but usually by now we've heard some kind of update regarding negotiations. This year, there's nothing.

I'd like to see Wright and Rosa in the fold as soon as possible. Stephenson can be a little more lenient as his arm probably needs the rest, and only four first-rounders have signed already anyway.

lollipopcurve
06-22-2011, 04:42 PM
The one I'm really curious about is Amir Garrett. I think they'll get the top round guys all signed eventually. Garrett's a true wild card.

Benihana
06-22-2011, 04:54 PM
The one I'm really curious about is Amir Garrett. I think they'll get the top round guys all signed eventually. Garrett's a true wild card.

Agreed, and unfortunately I think the more time that passes, the less likely he is to sign. Once he gets focused on basketball later this summer, I think our window has passed.

lollipopcurve
06-22-2011, 05:00 PM
Agreed, and unfortunately I think the more time that passes, the less likely he is to sign. Once he gets focused on basketball later this summer, I think our window has passed.

Often the over-slot guys don't get their contracts approved until the last minute. That's how it was with Cisco last summer. They'll be able to spread Garrett's bonus over several years, since he's a multisport guy, but my guess is that the total $$$ would be WAY over slot (22nd round), leaving the deal under wraps in the Commissioner's Office till mid-August.

dougdirt
06-22-2011, 06:25 PM
Often the over-slot guys don't get their contracts approved until the last minute. That's how it was with Cisco last summer. They'll be able to spread Garrett's bonus over several years, since he's a multisport guy, but my guess is that the total $$$ would be WAY over slot (22nd round), leaving the deal under wraps in the Commissioner's Office till mid-August.

Toss in the fact that he has said he is going to sign and I am not worried about it in the slightest.

New Fever
06-24-2011, 06:43 PM
30th round pick 3B Josef Terry has signed. He is listed on the AZL Reds roster. He was a very highly thought of Juco prospect that had an injury plagued year.

OnBaseMachine
06-26-2011, 01:26 PM
From the Cincinnati Enquirer:


Nothing doing The Reds haven't had any serious talks with top draft choice Robert Stephenson yet. The deadline for signing is Aug. 15. Most first-round picks seem to go right up to the deadline.

Only one first rounder has signed so far.



http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110624/SPT04/106250337/Cueto-ace-making?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Reds

kg112686
06-26-2011, 02:12 PM
From the Cincinnati Enquirer:



http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110624/SPT04/106250337/Cueto-ace-making?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Reds

Article is wrong. 4 first rounders have signed and 2 more have agreed to sign. That's not counting the 9 supplemental first rounders that have signed too.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/06/list-of-first-round-supplemental-draft-picks-to-sign.html

redsmetz
06-27-2011, 09:27 AM
Article is wrong. 4 first rounders have signed and 2 more have agreed to sign. That's not counting the 9 supplemental first rounders that have signed too.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/06/list-of-first-round-supplemental-draft-picks-to-sign.html

Looking at the numbers, does $1.25M get it done with Stephenson?

Benihana
06-27-2011, 10:12 AM
I still don't get what they're waiting for with Rosa or Wright...

camisadelgolf
06-27-2011, 02:04 PM
Nick Fleece (13) and Leo Kemp (14) have signed.

Benihana
06-27-2011, 02:08 PM
Nick Fleece (13) and Leo Kemp (14) have signed.

Yipee!! That officially narrows the pool of unsigned players to every player that I'm actually interested in:p

Seriously:

Stephenson
Rosa
Wright
Green
Covington
Serrano
Garrett
Romano
Costello
Phillips

are my top 10 guys from this draft. :dunno:

Gallen5862
06-27-2011, 06:03 PM
50 1524 Austin Robichaux RHP Notre Dame HS (LA)
He would be a huge steal if Reds could get him signed. Has anyone heard what type bonus he was wanting?

nemesis
06-27-2011, 11:48 PM
50 1524 Austin Robichaux RHP Notre Dame HS (LA)
He would be a huge steal if Reds could get him signed. Has anyone heard what type bonus he was wanting?

Probably record setting money for the 50th Round which mean it wouldn't be approved until last minute if they do sign him.

icehole3
06-28-2011, 05:15 AM
Nick Fleece (13) and Leo Kemp (14) have signed.

big hard throwing closer :)

camisadelgolf
06-29-2011, 02:09 AM
Here's an article about Ryan Kemp, who we have listed as "Leo Kemp".
http://columbia.patch.com/articles/columbias-ryan-kemp-drafted-by-cincinnati-reds#photo-6513386

Ryan Kemp received the phone call he had waited for all his life.

The Columbia native had dreams of becoming a professional baseball player. Last week that dream was fulfilled in the 14th round of the Major League Baseball draft, when Kemp was selected by the Cincinnati Reds.

Gallen5862
06-29-2011, 10:29 PM
http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/category/draft-day/



• Austin Robichaux was popped by the Reds in the 50th round. A righthander from Notre Dame High in Baton Rouge, Robichaux has a projectable frame at 6-foot-5, 180 pounds. His fastball sits in the upper 80s, but can touch the low 90s. He is committed to Louisiana-Lafayette where is father, Tony, is the head coach.

camisadelgolf
06-29-2011, 10:54 PM
When asked to explain the Reds' 50th pick of the 2011 draft, Chris Buckley said, "Well, we know Robichaux is 100% committed to the LSU program, but on the chance that his father and head coach, Tony, dies in the next couple weeks, we feel that he would become very signable. Therefore, it isn't a complete waste of a draft pick."

OnBaseMachine
06-30-2011, 11:31 AM
Reds sign 9th rounder Cole Green.


Texas pitchers Cole Green and Sam Stafford have both reached terms on contracts with the major-league baseball teams that drafted them earlier this month, two sources told me.

Green, a senior right-hander, signed for about a $100,000 bonus with the Cincinnati Reds, who took him in the ninth round


http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/bohls/entries/2011/06/30/two_horns_sign.html

Benihana
06-30-2011, 11:34 AM
Reds sign 9th rounder Cole Green.



http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/bohls/entries/2011/06/30/two_horns_sign.html

Nice. Given his age and development, I'd send him to Dayton to replace the hopefully-promoted Smith or Corcino.

Still don't understand the delay on Wright, Rosa, or Garrett. I know the Commish's office waits until the end to approve overslot deals, but it doesn't make sense for Garrett not to be pitching this summer. Given his basketball scholarship at SJU, he's not going to be spending much time working on his pitching in the offseason, and my understanding is that he didn't pitch all that much during the HS season. He needs to begin his development now. Ditto for Rosa and Wright, neither of whom should be demanding eye-popping deals.

As is the case with most first rounders, I doubt anything happens with Stephenson until mid-August.

lollipopcurve
06-30-2011, 11:38 AM
I know the Commish's office waits until the end to approve overslot deals, but it doesn't make sense for Garrett not to be pitching this summer.

Out of the Reds' hands. An agreement is not an agreement until the Commissioner's Office says it is.

BuckeyeRedleg
06-30-2011, 12:10 PM
If LeCure is a good comp for Green, $100,000 is a bargain. I wonder how much Green turned down to come back for his Sr. year. I'm sure it cost him a bit.

According to the The baseball cube:

Selected by Detroit Tigers in 4th Round (133rd overall) of 2010 amateur entry draft (June-Reg) (Signing Bonus: $299,000).

I think this guy is going to be the steal of the draft.

BuckeyeRedleg
06-30-2011, 12:14 PM
Nice. Given his age and development, I'd send him to Dayton to replace the hopefully-promoted Smith or Corcino.

Agree. I'd replace Smith (Bakersfield) with Green and let Corcino dominate the rest of the year in Dayton. Then have Corcino start out at AA next spring.

Superdude
06-30-2011, 02:19 PM
What's the status on Covington? Any word?

redsof72
07-02-2011, 01:07 AM
Rosa and Wright will sign. Wright is said to be a Valaika type player.

With the college pitchers that have already accumulated over 100 innings, it is hard to send them to a full-season club because the Reds want to limit their innings to a point where you can't afford to carry them on a 12-man staff.

For those wanting Corcino in Bakersfield, won't happen. Smith, maybe. 350' to center. Not for 20 year old pitchers.

Blitz Dorsey
07-03-2011, 12:19 AM
What is taking so long with a high school shortstop (Serrano) drafted in the 12th round? Is he considering going to college?

dougdirt
07-03-2011, 11:00 AM
What is taking so long with a high school shortstop (Serrano) drafted in the 12th round? Is he considering going to college?

Probably.

redsof72
07-04-2011, 03:17 PM
Keep in mind that if a player signs for over slot, it is going to get held up by the Commissioner's Office for weeks in many cases before the contract is approved and announced.

From talking to players who were drafted in past years, it was not unusual for the agreement to be reached in June and the contract did not become official until August.

Blitz Dorsey
07-05-2011, 10:07 PM
Probably.

Is he committed to Arizona? (Just guessing that school since he's from Tuscon.)

Blitz Dorsey
07-05-2011, 10:22 PM
Just looked it up ... Serrano actually signed with the University of Arkansas:

http://azstarnet.com/sports/baseball/high-school-and-prep/article_c6e546dc-9144-11e0-a3c2-001cc4c03286.html

Hopefully the Reds can convince him to sign rather than play college ball. Although Billy Hamilton is an exciting player, I'm not sure he's a legit candidate to be the Reds' shortstop of the future. He seems destined for second base to me (if he actually makes it to the Majors). We need depth at SS in the low minors and Serrano sounds like an intriguing prospect.

Blitz Dorsey
07-09-2011, 04:21 PM
Still can't believe Wright hasn't signed yet. Very strange. He should be getting valuable playing time at Billings right now ... instead he's at home doing nothing.

Also, has anyone else looked up Kyle McMyne's collegiate stats? I just did and was blown away how awful they were. I know he's got a good fastball, but this guy seems like he was one heck of a reach in the fourth round. And it's not like Villanova was exactly playing top competition on a consistent basis.

However, I do like the third-round pick Cingrani (6-4 lefty) and he's off to a good start at Billings. He might have been a nice steal. But I will be shocked if McMyne is ever a good pitcher at the pro level. He got consistently rocked throughout his college career, including this year. Fourth round? I don't get it. It's almost as confusing as a fifth-round second baseman not signing yet.

lollipopcurve
07-09-2011, 06:26 PM
He got consistently rocked throughout his college career, including this year. Fourth round? I don't get it.

I believe Baseball America had McMyne at around 150 on their top 200 list. By that standard, he was not a reach at all.

Blitz Dorsey
07-11-2011, 09:41 AM
I believe Baseball America had McMyne at around 150 on their top 200 list. By that standard, he was not a reach at all.

That's one source. We'll see. His collegiate numbers were awful all three years at a school that doesn't even play the top competition. What am I missing?

lollipopcurve
07-11-2011, 09:56 AM
That's one source. We'll see. His collegiate numbers were awful all three years at a school that doesn't even play the top competition. What am I missing?

Scouts look beyond results sometimes. BA relies on scouts. BA's take is that he's a power arm who can sustain 92-93 MPH late into games and touch 96. They suggest a possible bullpen role down the line. He's a guy who can throw hard. Now it's up to the development to see if they can refine him.

dougdirt
07-11-2011, 12:35 PM
That's one source. We'll see. His collegiate numbers were awful all three years at a school that doesn't even play the top competition. What am I missing?

That professional scouts and coaches are much better than college scouts and coaches.

fearofpopvol1
07-11-2011, 06:12 PM
I think the bigger concern or question should be, why do the Reds keep taking (projected) relievers so early in the draft?

dougdirt
07-11-2011, 06:51 PM
I think the bigger concern or question should be, why do the Reds keep taking (projected) relievers so early in the draft?

I don't want to hijack this thread, but maybe you can start a new one with the question and evidence as to the guys you reference here? I think it could be a solid discussion.

Blitz Dorsey
07-12-2011, 11:36 PM
Scouts look beyond results sometimes. BA relies on scouts. BA's take is that he's a power arm who can sustain 92-93 MPH late into games and touch 96. They suggest a possible bullpen role down the line. He's a guy who can throw hard. Now it's up to the development to see if they can refine him.

Thanks for the feedback. This actually has me feeling a little better about the pick. I knew he had a good fastball like I said, but the way you articulated it has me not quite as down about the pick. (Still down, just not "as" down. Haha.)

Blitz Dorsey
07-12-2011, 11:41 PM
That professional scouts and coaches are much better than college scouts and coaches.

But you have to admit (well you don't "have" to) ... one would expect a fourth-round pitcher from the college ranks to have put together at least one good season at the collegiate level. Or at the very least, one not-horrible season at the collegiate level. McMyne's stats were off-the-charts bad all three years at Villanova. Not what you'd expect from a fourth-rounder.

We'll see how he does at Billings this year and next year at Dayton. Shouldn't take too long to see what kind of pick this was.

BTW, can't stress enough how much I love that Cingrani pick in the third round. He just had another good outing for Billings (2.2 perfect IP, 4 K). Hasn't given up a run yet in three starts (total of 6.2 innings -- they are obviously keeping his pitch count waaaaaaaay down ... haha).

Blitz Dorsey
07-12-2011, 11:44 PM
FYI: Ryan Wright grew up a Reds fan:

http://www.wane.com/dpp/sports/college/wane-baseball-wright-reds-draft-201106071932

So, what the hell is taking so long again? We are talking about a fifth-round second baseman, right? This shouldn't be all that difficult to figure out.

EDIT: Make sure you watch the 2+ minute interview with Wright if you follow that link. Really intelligent kid and sounds like someone the Reds would want in their system. I see him as Dayton's secon******ger next year if he signs. That will be a nice, short drive down from Ft. Wayne for his family to see him play. Well, if they can get tickets of course. Ha.

HokieRed
07-12-2011, 11:50 PM
I think I read in the Villanova press release stuff that McMyne had the 12th highest ratio of K's per 9 in the country this season. Not too shabby.

camisadelgolf
07-13-2011, 12:24 AM
FYI: Ryan Wright grew up a Reds fan:

http://www.wane.com/dpp/sports/college/wane-baseball-wright-reds-draft-201106071932

So, what the hell is taking so long again? We are talking about a fifth-round second baseman, right? This shouldn't be all that difficult to figure out.

EDIT: Make sure you watch the 2+ minute interview with Wright if you follow that link. Really intelligent kid and sounds like someone the Reds would want in their system. I see him as Dayton's secon******ger next year if he signs. That will be a nice, short drive down from Ft. Wayne for his family to see him play. Well, if they can get tickets of course. Ha.
lmao ******ger was censored
edit: db*gger

dougdirt
07-14-2011, 02:02 AM
FYI: Ryan Wright grew up a Reds fan:

http://www.wane.com/dpp/sports/college/wane-baseball-wright-reds-draft-201106071932

So, what the hell is taking so long again? We are talking about a fifth-round second baseman, right? This shouldn't be all that difficult to figure out.

EDIT: Make sure you watch the 2+ minute interview with Wright if you follow that link. Really intelligent kid and sounds like someone the Reds would want in their system. I see him as Dayton's secon******ger next year if he signs. That will be a nice, short drive down from Ft. Wayne for his family to see him play. Well, if they can get tickets of course. Ha.

It is the only contract he is ever likely to sign of value. Make it count.

OnBaseMachine
07-14-2011, 02:04 AM
Gabriel Rosa signed according to Jamie Ramsey.

The #Reds have signed their 2011 second round pick OF Gabriel Rosa.

http://twitter.com/Jamieblog

corkedbat
07-14-2011, 03:26 AM
Gabriel Rosa signed according to Jamie Ramsey.

The #Reds have signed their 2011 second round pick OF Gabriel Rosa.

http://twitter.com/Jamieblog

Great news!

RedLegsToday
07-14-2011, 08:16 AM
:beerme:

HokieRed
07-14-2011, 10:21 AM
Good to hear. I really like the video of this kid, and I like his size.

lollipopcurve
07-14-2011, 10:45 AM
Let's hope Rosa adds some juice to what is a somewhat uninteresting AZL offense (outside of Dailey, of course).

izzy's dad
07-14-2011, 07:05 PM
Rosa's body type reminds me of Alfonso Soriano.

New Fever
07-14-2011, 07:52 PM
Reds sign 11th round pick Vaughn Covington according to BA.

texasdave
07-14-2011, 10:54 PM
Braves sign their first-round pick. Now #s 28 and 29 are signed.

texasdave
07-14-2011, 10:55 PM
Reds sign 11th round pick Vaughn Covington according to BA.

That there is a professional ballplayer's name if I ever heard one.

mace
07-14-2011, 11:53 PM
That there is a professional ballplayer's name if I ever heard one.

Anybody know anything about him? About 20 years ago I had some contact with Wes Covington, the only Milwaukee Brave, and he was living in Western Canada--might have been Vancouver. Vaughn Covington is from Vancouver. Gotta wonder.

Edd Roush
07-15-2011, 09:56 AM
Rosa's body type reminds me of Alfonso Soriano.

I would love if he could develop into a Soriano with plate discipline and an interest in playing defense.

mace
07-15-2011, 09:58 AM
On the post above (since it's too late to edit) I meant Covington was the "old" Milwaukee Brave, not "only." Outstanding hitter.

HokieRed
07-15-2011, 10:14 AM
I would love if he could develop into a Soriano with plate discipline and an interest in playing defense.

I think Rosa's going to be a lot bigger than Soriano. He's listed at 6'4.

texasdave
07-15-2011, 10:21 AM
Anybody know anything about him? About 20 years ago I had some contact with Wes Covington, the only Milwaukee Brave, and he was living in Western Canada--might have been Vancouver. Vaughn Covington is from Vancouver. Gotta wonder.

Vaughn Covington often goes by his middle name Mabone.
So if you google Vaughn Mabone you can find more info on him.

izzy's dad
07-15-2011, 10:32 AM
I think Rosa's going to be a lot bigger than Soriano. He's listed at 6'4.

I agree, but just the way he carries himself, long legs, good power, good speed, infielder converting to outfield... a lot of similarities.

mace
07-15-2011, 11:53 AM
Vaughn Covington often goes by his middle name Mabone.
So if you google Vaughn Mabone you can find more info on him.

Thanks. Turns out that Wes Covington died just 11 days ago, on July 4. I found an obit and it lists grandchildren (actually, step-grandchildren), but no mention of Vaughn.

It was Edmonton where he lived and worked, not Vancouver.

Grande Donkey
07-15-2011, 02:22 PM
23rd round pick Sal Romano will not be signing with the Reds. He has already enrolled to the University of Tennessee.

klw
07-15-2011, 02:48 PM
I posted this in the other database. Apparently Amir Garrett is on campus at St. Johns and according to the comments in this piece is taking a summer class. Can't tell if it an eligibility requirement.
http://www.rumbleinthegarden.com/2011/7/7/2264745/st-johns-basketball-2011-recruits-on-campus-pelle-eligibility

Already on campus, judging by their tweets and the news releases: forward God'sGift Achiuwa. Forward Amir Garrett. Guard/ forward Sir'Dominic Pointer. Forward JaKarr Sampson. Guard Phil Greene.


Amir Garrett is also at Rise Academy...
Taking a class this summer.

Oh and he twitters more often than Brandon Phillips would dream of doing.
http://twitter.com/#!/Amir_Garrett

klw
07-15-2011, 03:00 PM
Some Amir Garrett tweets


Amir_Garrett amir garrett
@
@Nickjohnson11 I went to the reds training camp facility in goodyear...
16 Jun


Amir_Garrett
amir garrett
The only fitted cap you will catch me wearing will be a cincinati reds hat...
17 Jun via Twitter for BlackBerry®


@Amir_Garrett
amir garrett
Goin on a 7 day road trip for baseball #Grindtime #Prolife..
23 Jun via Twitter for BlackBerry®


@Amir_Garrett
amir garrett
@unprotectedtalk I'm trynna find some, man the other day I pitched I hit 96 1 hitter and struck out 10 in 5 innings with 1 walk
23 Jun via Twitter for BlackBerry®

OnBaseMachine
07-15-2011, 05:54 PM
From Jamie Ramsey:

Reds have signed 5th rounder 2B Ryan Wright from University of Louisville

http://twitter.com/Jamieblog

JaxRed
07-15-2011, 06:14 PM
From Jamie Ramsey:

Reds have signed 5th rounder 2B Ryan Wright from University of Louisville

http://twitter.com/Jamieblog

I know someone who will be VERY relieved.

klw
07-15-2011, 07:01 PM
I know someone who will be VERY relieved.

Blitz can finally break out his Official Replica Billings Mustangs Ryan Wright jersey.

New Fever
07-15-2011, 07:35 PM
Gabriel Rosa signed for $500,000.

izzy's dad
07-16-2011, 10:57 AM
From Jamie Ramsey:

Reds have signed 5th rounder 2B Ryan Wright from University of Louisville

http://twitter.com/Jamieblog

This is good news for my 2010 Topps Platinum Team USA Ryan Wright auto relic card.

Edd Roush
07-16-2011, 11:26 AM
Gabriel Rosa signed for $500,000.

Is this above, at or below slot?

corkedbat
07-16-2011, 11:49 AM
Reds sign Will Lentz off of a tryout. It may well never come to much, but this is an interesting FA signing. Lentz was a safety for the UK football team until concussions forced him to take a medical scholarship. Will played quite a bit at safety. He's VERY hard-nosed, an outstanding athlete and a really good kid. He was last listed as 6-3/220 on the UK FB roster. He came to UK as a QB with a very good arm, but a shoulder problem before his freshman year moved him to safety.


http://www.ukathletics.com/blog/2011/07/former-uk-safety-lentz-earns-another-shot-at-playing-career-with-the-reds.html

redsfan20
07-16-2011, 06:10 PM
Any idea which team Wright will be sent to or how much his signing bonus was?

The DARK
07-16-2011, 07:36 PM
Any idea which team Wright will be sent to or how much his signing bonus was?

No idea on signing bonus, but I imagine he'll either be sent to Billings or Bakersfield, given that Torreyes is tearing it up in Dayton.

New Fever
07-16-2011, 07:39 PM
Any idea which team Wright will be sent to or how much his signing bonus was?

$225,000

New Fever
07-16-2011, 07:40 PM
Is this above, at or below slot?

Above slot.

Blitz Dorsey
07-16-2011, 11:10 PM
Good for Ryan Wright and good for the Reds! Glad to see he's signed.

corkedbat
07-16-2011, 11:13 PM
Oops, meant to say Matt Lentz. Will Lentz is a wrtier.

Edd Roush
07-18-2011, 10:53 AM
Above slot.

Thanks for the info, New Fever. I wonder if they already had a deal in place with Rosa, but the Commish's office delayed the announcement.

Gainesville Red
07-24-2011, 03:07 PM
http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20110722/ARTICLES/110729801/1136?Title=Bryson-Smith-signs-deal-with-Reds


UF outfielder Bryson Smith signs.

nemesis
07-24-2011, 03:10 PM
http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20110722/ARTICLES/110729801/1136?Title=Bryson-Smith-signs-deal-with-Reds


UF outfielder Bryson Smith signs.



The only OFer the Reds have signed from this entire draft. That in itself is very very odd.

Benihana
07-24-2011, 03:26 PM
The only OFer the Reds have signed from this entire draft. That in itself is very very odd.

Uh, Rosa? :confused:

corkedbat
07-24-2011, 03:50 PM
The only OFer the Reds have signed from this entire draft. That in itself is very very odd.

Especially since corner outfielders are the biggest need across the entire system.

dougdirt
07-24-2011, 03:50 PM
Uh, Rosa? :confused:

Rosa has been playing 3B though. Of course, Bryson is listed as an infielder on the Reds.com draft page too....

Benihana
07-24-2011, 10:49 PM
Rosa has been playing 3B though.

is that the plan for him going forward? Doesn't Buckley play 3B for the AZL team?

camisadelgolf
07-24-2011, 10:56 PM
The only OFer the Reds have signed from this entire draft. That in itself is very very odd.
:wave:
http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=matthe002jon

nemesis
07-25-2011, 12:16 AM
:wave:
http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=matthe002jon

True. But he was drafted as a pitcher.

If I remember correctly so was Hunt?

dougdirt
07-25-2011, 04:39 AM
is that the plan for him going forward? Doesn't Buckley play 3B for the AZL team?
Buckley and Arias are splitting time at 3B/DH in Billings. Not sure if that is the plan for Rosa going forward, but I can't imagine it isn't at least something they hope for moving forward, otherwise why would they move him there now? You don't move a guy with that pedigree for someone else to play at his position, so I imagine that 3B is his position for now.

SirFelixCat
07-27-2011, 10:44 PM
Any update on our #1?

bubbachunk
07-27-2011, 10:48 PM
Any update on our #1?

It's not the second week of august yet is it?

jennygreen27
07-29-2011, 09:17 AM
Sounds like Dennhardt will be signing.



http://www.northjersey.com/sports/123528294_Reds_invest_in_ex-Bosco_star.html

:lol: yah:beerme:

SirFelixCat
07-29-2011, 11:14 AM
It's not the second week of august yet is it?

Fair point. I'll shut up now. :)

Edd Roush
07-29-2011, 11:47 AM
Have we heard from anybody that they definitely won't sign with the Reds?

Blitz Dorsey
07-30-2011, 02:44 PM
Have we heard from anybody that they definitely won't sign with the Reds?

I haven't seen a direct quote, but I've pretty much written off the Serrano kid (SS in the 12th round) who has a baseball scholarship at Arkansas. There goes all the "Joe-Boo needs a refill" jokes.

redsmetz
07-31-2011, 09:46 AM
Have we heard from anybody that they definitely won't sign with the Reds?

I don't think we've received an absolute "no" from Austin Robichaux, but he remains an astute pick at #50 - he's committed to play baseball for his father at Louisiana Lafayette and we'd have to absolutely bowl him over to sign him. Not sure that will happen.

Edd Roush
07-31-2011, 12:02 PM
Blitz and metz, thanks for the info. Let's hope the next two weeks go well on this front.

camisadelgolf
08-01-2011, 05:43 PM
The Reds signed their 33rd rounder, a 22-year-old outfielder by the name of Steve Selsky.
http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=selsky002ste

Blitz Dorsey
08-02-2011, 11:36 PM
Man, McMyne is even worse than I thought ... and I thought it was a terrible pick.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=605376

redsmetz
08-03-2011, 05:25 AM
Man, McMyne is even worse than I thought ... and I thought it was a terrible pick.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=605376

Looks like he's dealing with an slight injury of some sorts, according to this Billings Gazette article; plus his innings are being watched since he pitched 80 innings at 'Nova.

http://billingsgazette.com/sports/baseball/professional/minor/pioneer-league/mustangs/article_7740e2b2-d376-5b05-bd40-b2fb0ddadeb1.html

Blitz Dorsey
08-03-2011, 09:50 AM
Looks like he's dealing with an slight injury of some sorts, according to this Billings Gazette article; plus his innings are being watched since he pitched 80 innings at 'Nova.

http://billingsgazette.com/sports/baseball/professional/minor/pioneer-league/mustangs/article_7740e2b2-d376-5b05-bd40-b2fb0ddadeb1.html

They are also being extremely cautious with Cingrani's innings and he has been very impressive at Billings:

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=571561

That's called a third-round steal, folks. A big lefty with a good K rate and control? I like. I expect Cingrani to get a cup of coffee at Dayton before the season is over.

But the steal of the whole draft has to be Sean Buckley. Our scouting director really did a fine job there. Ha. But seriously, Buckley is raking and then some. Not bad for a sixth-rounder:

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=IF&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=542987

Benihana
08-03-2011, 10:57 AM
They are also being extremely cautious with Cingrani's innings and he has been very impressive at Billings:

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=571561

That's called a third-round steal, folks. A big lefty with a good K rate and control? I like. I expect Cingrani to get a cup of coffee at Dayton before the season is over.

But the steal of the whole draft has to be Sean Buckley. Our scouting director really did a fine job there. Ha. But seriously, Buckley is raking and then some. Not bad for a sixth-rounder:

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=IF&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=542987


No offense, but it's a little early to be proclaiming anyone a true steal at this point. I'm as excited as anyone to see early success from guys like Cingrani and Buckley, but you have to remember they are college (in Cingrani's case, big time college) players in Rookie League- and it hasn't even been two months.

Early success is great. But let's just not get too far ahead of ourselves in proclaiming "third round steals" and "the steal of the whole draft" based off of six weeks of results. Remember that it's so early that three-quarters of the first round picks haven't even signed yet.

That said between Vidal, Buckley, Arias, and Rosa, 3B is quickly becoming an interesting position in the Reds' lower minors.

bubbachunk
08-03-2011, 11:01 AM
No offense, but it's a little early to be proclaiming anyone a true steal at this point. I'm as excited as anyone to see early success from guys like Cingrani and Buckley, but you have to remember they are college (in Cingrani's case, big time college) players in Billings- and it hasn't even been two months.

Early success is great. But let's just not get too far ahead of ourselves in proclaiming "third round steals" and "the steal of the draft" based off of six weeks of results. Remember that it's so early that three-quarters of the first round picks haven't even signed yet.

That said between Vidal, Buckley, Arias, and Rosa, 3B is quickly becoming an interesting position in the Reds' lower minors.

Agreed, the break kneck reaction time is unbelieveable. I guess for the first half of the season this year Billy Hamilton was a complete and utter waste of a pick and now he is a bigger steal then Sir Albert? :lol:

PuffyPig
08-03-2011, 07:35 PM
Someone is a steal of the draft when they prove they can play major league baseball at an aceptable level.

A pitcher who's pitched 20 good or bad innings has proven squat.

Blitz Dorsey
08-03-2011, 11:06 PM
No offense, but it's a little early to be proclaiming anyone a true steal at this point. I'm as excited as anyone to see early success from guys like Cingrani and Buckley, but you have to remember they are college (in Cingrani's case, big time college) players in Rookie League- and it hasn't even been two months.

Early success is great. But let's just not get too far ahead of ourselves in proclaiming "third round steals" and "the steal of the whole draft" based off of six weeks of results. Remember that it's so early that three-quarters of the first round picks haven't even signed yet.

That said between Vidal, Buckley, Arias, and Rosa, 3B is quickly becoming an interesting position in the Reds' lower minors.

None taken at all. I fully agree that no one drafted less than 2 months ago can be considered a definite steal. I should have classified my statement by saying something to the effect of: "Cingrani and Buckley sure look like steals at this point."

Blitz Dorsey
08-04-2011, 11:44 PM
And the beat goes on for Cingrani. 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K tonight. Gotta love it.

Boss-Hog
08-05-2011, 09:13 AM
Please keep this thread for its intended purpose. You're more than welcome to start a new thread if you'd like to discuss the performance of the draft picks to date.

Blitz Dorsey
08-06-2011, 10:17 AM
Please keep this thread for its intended purpose. You're more than welcome to start a new thread if you'd like to discuss the performance of the draft picks to date.

I didn't realize the intended purpose. I thought this would be a good "catch-all" thread where we could discuss all the players drafted this summer and how they're progressing. But point taken. If I want to talk about Cingrani's development or something, I'll start a separate thread.

11larkin11
08-08-2011, 07:31 PM
From Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game:


Didn't expect this, but was told today greater than 50% chance #Reds first-round pick Robert Stephenson goes to #Washington. #mlbdraft #MLB


Sounds like Stephenson will need to get a ton of love from the #Reds at the deadline to spurn the #Huskies. He's an academic type.


Stephenson the only 1st-rdr I've heard legit smoke on, #KentState P Andrew Chafin could surprise as a supp pick.

http://twitter.com/#!/KendallRogersPG

camisadelgolf
08-08-2011, 08:01 PM
Smart move by his agent. I wouldn't get too nervous yet. We're going to hear a lot more about this stuff in the next week or two.

Benihana
08-08-2011, 08:12 PM
This would be the icing on the cake for a masterful season from the Reds FO. My guess is he ends up signing, but still...

LoganBuck
08-08-2011, 10:15 PM
This would be the icing on the cake for a masterful season from the Reds FO. My guess is he ends up signing, but still...

Yep, makes you wonder what the guys were actually doing, besides planning concerts for geriatric ex members, of bands named after insects.

bubbachunk
08-08-2011, 10:21 PM
The hand wringing is absurd, hold off on the complaining until there is an actual final decision.

LoganBuck
08-08-2011, 10:28 PM
The hand wringing is absurd, hold off on the complaining until there is an actual final decision.

This front office has yet to prove the naysayers wrong. Just saying, NAY

bubbachunk
08-08-2011, 10:49 PM
This front office has yet to prove the naysayers wrong. Just saying, NAY

Have they punted on a pick yet? No
Have they drafted guys and paid them over slot to get them to sign? Yes
Have they invested heavily in the international market? Yes

The FO has shown they will bring talent in, you must have a very short memory sir.

LoganBuck
08-09-2011, 07:02 AM
Have they punted on a pick yet? No
Have they drafted guys and paid them over slot to get them to sign? Yes
Have they invested heavily in the international market? Yes

The FO has shown they will bring talent in, you must have a very short memory sir.

Nothing surprises me this year. So instead of stooping to personal attacks on my memory, check the most recent information, which is the total atrophy in the front office.

bubbachunk
08-09-2011, 08:28 AM
Nothing surprises me this year. So instead of stooping to personal attacks on my memory, check the most recent information, which is the total atrophy in the front office.

So you are going to base your entire opinion of the FO based on 3-4 months that you do not agree with, (nobody knows the trade attempts etc) rather than look at the body of work over the last few years?

lollipopcurve
08-09-2011, 08:34 AM
I'd be surprised if the FO miscalculated so badly on Stephenson that they don't get him signed. That said, if he does goes to school, it would be a significant FO failure.

Benihana
08-09-2011, 09:35 AM
So you are going to base your entire opinion of the FO based on 3-4 months that you do not agree with, (nobody knows the trade attempts etc) rather than look at the body of work over the last few years?

Depends whether you are talking about the GM or the draft. But let's keep it on topic. If Stephenson does not sign, this entire year dating back to last year's draft will be a colossal, colossal failure by the entire Reds front office. They failed on almost every level.

That said, I still expect him to sign. I do have more faith in Buckley at this point than I do in Walt. I hope he doesn't let me down.

LoganBuck
08-09-2011, 10:11 AM
So you are going to base your entire opinion of the FO based on 3-4 months that you do not agree with, (nobody knows the trade attempts etc) rather than look at the body of work over the last few years?

I haven't been happy with the front office for a very long time pretty much since Walt took over. So I am prepared for more disappointment. Outside of Leake, Chapman, Yonder, and Grandal, there have not been any valuable pieces brought in during the past three years. Not signing Stephenson would represent a total failure this season.

Perhaps I am just bitter

Scrap Irony
08-09-2011, 11:28 AM
Outside of Leake, Chapman, Yonder, and Grandal, there have not been any valuable pieces brought in during the past three years.


That's a crapload of talent for just three years, all of it above average major league talent already.

However, your list of four completely ignores an outstanding Top Ten list of talent, one that would rival just about any team in baseball over the same time period:
Ronald Torreyes
Billy Hamilton
Yorman Rodriguez
JC Sulbaran
Brad Boxberger
Donnie Joseph
Tucker Barnhart
David Vidal
Stephen Hunt
Sean Buckley

Torreyes and Hamilton both have chances to stick on a Top 100 prospect list this year, with Boxberger another possibility. The lower half of that list has put up some really strong numbers as well.

I also disagree with your insistence that Jocketty has been horrid for years, while pointing at last season's Executive of the Year trophy Jocketty took home for his work as Reds' GM, but this isn't the thread to discuss that in.

Boss-Hog
08-09-2011, 12:00 PM
Guys, this thread is for signings and signing-related discussion such as the reports posted above about Stephenson. Please create new threads for the other stuff.

Blitz Dorsey
08-09-2011, 10:57 PM
Not what I wanted to hear about Stephenson. And "signability" was supposed to be one of his upsides. Hopefully this is just posturing by his agent (which would actually be pretty smart). I have faith the Reds' front office will get this done. They sure as hell better!

dougdirt
08-10-2011, 07:39 PM
Robert Stephenson is in Cincinnati as I type this. He is in town for a physical. Has not signed yet, but you have to believe that its all but a done deal if he is here taking a physical.

Mario-Rijo
08-10-2011, 08:07 PM
Robert Stephenson is in Cincinnati as I type this. He is in town for a physical. Has not signed yet, but you have to believe that its all but a done deal if he is here taking a physical.

Good to hear, thanks Doug.

nemesis
08-10-2011, 08:34 PM
Time to get Garrett into the fold.

Other than him and possibly Phillips I would think this class is all but done.

bubbachunk
08-10-2011, 08:37 PM
Time to get Garrett into the fold.

Other than him and possibly Phillips I would think this class is all but done.

Just after the draft he said in a newspaper story that he planned on signing so I expect it is just over slot and needs approval.

_Sir_Charles_
08-11-2011, 09:01 AM
Robert Stephenson is in Cincinnati as I type this. He is in town for a physical. Has not signed yet, but you have to believe that its all but a done deal if he is here taking a physical.

:clap: Great news. I must admit, I was worried after reading that stuff a couple of days ago...when they said it was 50-50.

lollipopcurve
08-11-2011, 09:28 AM
So far, the team has signed only 26 players. The last 3 years, they've signed 32, 34 and 34. I hope this means they've got a few above-slot deals waiting to be announced.

New Fever
08-13-2011, 04:16 AM
Sal Romano signed. Well into six figures.


http://www.courant.com/sports/baseball/hc-sal-romano-signs-0813-20110813,0,608138.story

lollipopcurve
08-13-2011, 07:26 AM
Sal Romano signed. Well into six figures.

Like it. If they get Stephenson and Garrett signed, along with the Venezuelan Perez, they'll have a nice haul of pitching this year.

HokieRed
08-13-2011, 08:39 AM
Like it. If they get Stephenson and Garrett signed, along with the Venezuelan Perez, they'll have a nice haul of pitching this year.

Have we signed Perez?

lollipopcurve
08-13-2011, 10:15 AM
Have we signed Perez?

I believe so.

kearns and dunn
08-13-2011, 01:41 PM
Maybe it's already been posted, but do we have a scouting report on Sal Romano? Seems like he has proto-typical size and could still be growing.

nemesis
08-13-2011, 02:25 PM
Maybe it's already been posted, but do we have a scouting report on Sal Romano? Seems like he has proto-typical size and could still be growing.

He does. I am insainely excited over this and.completely caught off guard by it. They may mismanage talent in the minors, but, the sure now how to get it there.

Plus Fastball that'll probably touch 95 as he develops bit played against very very weak competion in HS. Must have had a great summer with his traveling team to solicit the bonus he got from Reds management.

New Fever
08-13-2011, 02:59 PM
Romano signed for $450,000.

fearofpopvol1
08-13-2011, 06:47 PM
Outside of Stephenson, who else is a good bet to sign? And who else should the Reds be vying for to sign? I admit I don't know too much about the remaining picks who have yet to sign.

dougdirt
08-13-2011, 09:42 PM
Outside of Stephenson, who else is a good bet to sign? And who else should the Reds be vying for to sign? I admit I don't know too much about the remaining picks who have yet to sign.

I am hoping for Garrett, Phillips, Baranick, Carson and Radke. I will be glad with one of the first four listed for sure, but hope we can get at least two of the five.

Gallen5862
08-13-2011, 09:47 PM
What are the chances that Jacob Stallings the Catcher from UNC Chapel Hill signs? I would like to see him signed as well as 50th Round pick RHP Austin Robichaux. Who else would be great signings?

corkedbat
08-13-2011, 11:39 PM
What are the chances that Jacob Stallings the Catcher from UNC Chapel Hill signs? I would like to see him signed as well as 50th Round pick RHP Austin Robichaux. Who else would be great signings?

I'd say Robichaux plays college ball for his daddy.

New Fever
08-14-2011, 03:17 AM
We have confirmed that #BostonCollege RHP Mike Dennhardt has signed with the #Reds. #ACC 1 hour ago
http://74.6.238.254/search/srpcache?ei=UTF-8&p=Mike+Dennhardt+signs+reds&xa=t0lDtYObfq.2dv9mlPWX1g--%2C1313392302&fr=yfp-t-892&u=http://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=Mike+Dennhardt+signs+reds&d=4645625869307088&mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&w=39cd76db,9d478eae&icp=1&.intl=us&sig=Idx4O36p_p9y406VyMI2Ww--

camisadelgolf
08-14-2011, 08:45 AM
The Reds also signed Taylor Wrenn back in July.
http://tampaspartans.com/article.asp?articleID=2980

JaxRed
08-14-2011, 08:51 AM
Looks like he had Tommy John and won't pitch till next year.

Az. Reds Fan
08-14-2011, 05:24 PM
According to Kendall Rogers, 43rd rounder Ty Washington has signed.

KendallRogersPG Kendall Rogers
Here's a surprise. #Oklahoma #SanJac signee Ty Washington has signed with #Reds as 43-round pick. Didn't see that coming.

corkedbat
08-14-2011, 06:01 PM
According to Kendall Rogers, 43rd rounder Ty Washington has signed.

KendallRogersPG Kendall Rogers
Here's a surprise. #Oklahoma #SanJac signee Ty Washington has signed with #Reds as 43-round pick. Didn't see that coming.

Ty Washington - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuMmLVPDO8s)

edabbs44
08-14-2011, 09:32 PM
What are the chances that Jacob Stallings the Catcher from UNC Chapel Hill signs? I would like to see him signed as well as 50th Round pick RHP Austin Robichaux. Who else would be great signings?

Sounds like Austin is all but locked up to go play for his father.

New Fever
08-15-2011, 01:19 AM
JUSTIN AMLUNG SIGNS WITH REDS - Shortly after being named a CCBL All-Star, Justin Amlung (Louisville) left the Cape after signing a professional contract with the Cincinnati Reds who drafted him in the June MLB first year player draft.

http://www.gatemen.org/news_notes.htm

klw
08-15-2011, 08:49 AM
Is today the deadline?

cumberlandreds
08-15-2011, 09:35 AM
Is today the deadline?

Yes it is. I believe they have until midnight to sign.

Az. Reds Fan
08-15-2011, 12:47 PM
Kendall Rogers was kind enough to respond to my tweet regarding Stephenson...

@KendallRogersPG chances Stephenson signs with Reds? He has already taken a physical, that's gotta be a good sign...no?


KendallRogersPG Kendall Rogers
@ @rbullardjr Someone told me 50-50 earlier this week, but I personally feel like Stephenson will sign by the deadline.

klw
08-15-2011, 05:07 PM
About two hours ago Amir Garrett Twittered that he was leaving to go to Cincinnati. I wonder why he would be doing that? Hmmm. curious.

http://twitter.com/#!/amir_garrett


@Amir_Garrett u goin bacc to philly
3 hours ago
in reply to ↑

@Amir_Garrett
amir garrett
@damn_Norvel no to cincinatti
2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone

klw
08-15-2011, 05:10 PM
No progress with Stephenson?
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/



The Reds were not near a deal with top pick right-hander Robert Stephenson about eight hours from the deadline.

“We’re not any closer than we were yesterday or the day before,” Walt Jocketty said.

While Jocketty remains optimisitc that a deal will get done, he’s taking a bit of hard line.

“We’ve gone about as far as we’ll go,” he said. “They have to decide.”

Jocketty said the Reds won’t wait until the official deadline.

“I don’t want our guys sitting around till midnight waiting,” he said. “We’re going to give them an earlier deadline than that. I’m not sure when exactly it will be.”

lollipopcurve
08-15-2011, 05:12 PM
Some top tier pitching talent coming into the organization.

Kc61
08-15-2011, 05:17 PM
I get nervous when a team signs guys drafted lower for big money.

It may mean they don't plan to sign their top pick. Instead, will use the bucks to pay over slot for lower level picks with ability.

edabbs44
08-15-2011, 05:39 PM
I get nervous when a team signs guys drafted lower for big money.

It may mean they don't plan to sign their top pick. Instead, will use the bucks to pay over slot for lower level picks with ability.

Could be. Could also be a sign to the #1 that they are prepared to move on. Either way, they would still get a pick next year in his place. Not the end of the world if Stephenson takes a hard stance.

fearofpopvol1
08-15-2011, 06:16 PM
About two hours ago Amir Garrett Twittered that he was leaving to go to Cincinnati. I wonder why he would be doing that? Hmmm. curious.

http://twitter.com/#!/amir_garrett

Wow! Didn't some think he was not going to sign? This would be a huge win!

kearns and dunn
08-15-2011, 08:40 PM
Really excited about Amir Garrett...didn't think we'd get him.

He has a ton of potential, especially being a lefty but he'll be a long while until he hits the majors. Needs a lot of polish, essentially all he has right now is a fastball.

Gallen5862
08-15-2011, 09:12 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

The Reds signed 23rd rounder Sal Romano for $450K, according to Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game USA (on Twitter). The Reds also signed 43rd rounder Ty Washington, according to Rogers (on Twitter). Callis reports that the second baseman obtains a $300K bonus (Twitter link).

HokieRed
08-15-2011, 10:41 PM
Do we have confirmation on Garrett?

fearofpopvol1
08-15-2011, 10:46 PM
Sheldon tweeted:

m_sheldon Mark Sheldon #reds official 'cautiously optimistic' a deal can get done with top pick Robert Stephenson. http://bit.ly/qXYYZT

goreds18
08-15-2011, 11:25 PM
Amir Garrett just retweeted this:

9er_Mets_Dawgs Keith Royal
by Amir_Garrett
@johnmanuelba @conorglassey @Amir_Garrett and the #CincinnatiReds have came to terms...#MLBDraft

Huge get.

Cincy10
08-15-2011, 11:26 PM
Do we have confirmation on Garrett?

@49er_mets_dawgs
Amir garrett and the #cincinnatireds have come to terms #mlbdraft

So yes it is official

nemesis
08-15-2011, 11:29 PM
@49er_mets_dawgs
Amir garrett and the #cincinnatireds have come to terms #mlbdraft

So yes it is official

Could be the best signing in the entire draft outside of the first round.

goreds18
08-15-2011, 11:32 PM
Confirmed from Amir himself:

Amir_Garrett amir garrett

I'm blessed to be able to be apart of the #Reds baseball organization and still be able to play basketball at St. Johns. #God is Great

Benihana
08-15-2011, 11:34 PM
Garrett got seven figures to sign? Maybe Stephenson doesn't sign then...

kearns and dunn
08-15-2011, 11:35 PM
Not a big fan of Garrett playing bball as well...he needs to concentrate on baseball.

PuffyPig
08-15-2011, 11:39 PM
I get nervous when a team signs guys drafted lower for big money.



The best way to improve your draft is to draft guys who fall for signability issues and pay them what they are worth (which is over slot).

StubbsFan#6
08-15-2011, 11:40 PM
A blown knee waiting to happen. I would've given him 1.2 mil ( a little extra cash) but a guarantee he wouldn't be playing basketball. None of this waffling stuff

fearofpopvol1
08-15-2011, 11:41 PM
$1M?!? Wowza. Is that the most the Reds have ever paid for a non 1st round guy? Or 2nd round guy?

And better yet, is he worth that much??

JaxRed
08-15-2011, 11:41 PM
A blown knee waiting to happen. I would've given him 1.2 mil ( a little extra cash) but a guarantee he wouldn't be playing basketball. None of this waffling stuff

There's benefits for the Reds with him being a multi-sport athlete.

goreds18
08-15-2011, 11:47 PM
jimcallisBA Jim Callis

#Reds gave St. John's basketballer/22nd-rd LHP Amir Garrett $1 million spread over five years, two-sport deal. #mlbdraft

PuffyPig
08-16-2011, 12:02 AM
$1M?!? Wowza. Is that the most the Reds have ever paid for a non 1st round guy? Or 2nd round guy?

And better yet, is he worth that much??

Chapman got about $32M.

Benihana
08-16-2011, 12:04 AM
Stephenson signed, $2MM.

fearofpopvol1
08-16-2011, 12:04 AM
Chapman got about $32M.

Yeah, but I was talking about in the draft.

nemesis
08-16-2011, 12:14 AM
Yeah, but I was talking about in the draft.

LHP with a 96 MPH FB. Low low miles on that arm. It's a gamble, but one that could pay huge dividends...

marcshoe
08-16-2011, 12:25 AM
Stephenson signed, $2MM.

Mark Sheldon Confirms this. (http://marksheldon.mlblogs.com/2011/08/16/stephenson-signs-before-deadline/)

Nathan
08-16-2011, 12:32 AM
Does anyone know if they did any other last minute deals besides Garrett and Stephenson?

kaldaniels
08-16-2011, 12:41 AM
Any big names go unsigned for other teams?

kaldaniels
08-16-2011, 12:46 AM
Any big names go unsigned for other teams?

To answer my own question, Toronto appears to be the only team not to sign their first round pick, RHP Tyler Beede who is headed to Vanderbilt.

camisadelgolf
08-16-2011, 03:23 AM
This front office has yet to prove the naysayers wrong. Just saying, NAY
What?

LoganBuck
08-16-2011, 07:32 AM
What?

Good, you pulled up a post made last week and wrote "What?".

Walt rolled out of bed, decided that he needed to do something this summer, signed Stephenson, then went back to bed, he has to be at Country Kitchen Buffet at 5am for breakfast.

PuffyPig
08-16-2011, 07:52 AM
Good, you pulled up a post made last week and wrote "What?".

Walt rolled out of bed, decided that he needed to do something this summer, signed Stephenson, then went back to bed, he has to be at Country Kitchen Buffet at 5am for breakfast.

Since many, many signings get done at the last minute, complaining that the front office hasn't done anyithng a week before the deadline is a bit premature I would think.

It's the fact that post was made "last week" which makes it relevant.

medford
08-16-2011, 08:21 AM
Good, you pulled up a post made last week and wrote "What?".

Walt rolled out of bed, decided that he needed to do something this summer, signed Stephenson, then went back to bed, he has to be at Country Kitchen Buffet at 5am for breakfast.

anyone expecting the Reds to sign their top pick prior to last night was fooling themselves. Heck, I could have told you on draft day that he wasn't going to sign until last night. The only way for Stephenson to draw as much money as possible is to wait for the last minute. The only way for the Reds to keep his bonus in line (relatively speaking for going overslot) was to wait for the last minute. I doubt they wanted him pitching all that much this season anyways. Get him to Arizona for some workouts, perhaps a few innings out there in the Arizona league, then start preparing for spring training next season and finding a place in Dayton to live for 6 months.

UKFlounder
08-16-2011, 08:29 AM
Since baseball instituted this August 15 deadline, many (or most?) 1st round picks, and quite a few later round picks, are waiting until the last minute.

That's just reality and we should know a similar scenario is likely to happen again next year.

The Reds have donve a very good job of signing 1st round picks. Sowers is the only one I remember them not signing, so we really should not be surprised by either the signing or the timing.


anyone expecting the Reds to sign their top pick prior to last night was fooling themselves. Heck, I could have told you on draft day that he wasn't going to sign until last night. The only way for Stephenson to draw as much money as possible is to wait for the last minute. The only way for the Reds to keep his bonus in line (relatively speaking for going overslot) was to wait for the last minute. I doubt they wanted him pitching all that much this season anyways. Get him to Arizona for some workouts, perhaps a few innings out there in the Arizona league, then start preparing for spring training next season and finding a place in Dayton to live for 6 months.

redsof72
08-16-2011, 03:24 PM
On the list of players signed, the 28th round pick should also be bolded, Perez.

Doc. Scott
08-16-2011, 05:46 PM
On the list of players signed, the 28th round pick should also be bolded, Perez.

Haven't seen anything about this one. Did I miss something?

redsmetz
08-16-2011, 06:20 PM
I don't see anything about Perez signing either, but since he had no school and is playing independent ball (or was), isn't it correct that he's not subject to the deadline, much the same way a college senior isn't either? Can't imagine why he wouldn't sign. He'll be stuck playing another year of independent ball while the Reds have the rights to him.

redsmetz
08-16-2011, 06:57 PM
The Reds signed 26th round draft pick Juan Perez right after the draft, but I don't see anything that says they signed Yordanys Perez. Anyone else?

Blitz Dorsey
08-16-2011, 06:58 PM
To answer my own question, Toronto appears to be the only team not to sign their first round pick, RHP Tyler Beede who is headed to Vanderbilt.

They're clearing salary space for Votto.

(Too soon?)

RED VAN HOT
08-16-2011, 08:58 PM
The Reds signed 26th round draft pick Juan Perez right after the draft, but I don't see anything that says they signed Yordanys Perez. Anyone else?

The only Yordanys Perez I find is a 27 yo playing for the McAllen Thunder of the North American League. The question I have is why was he drafted in the 26th round? Has anyone been able to find his playing stats?

camisadelgolf
08-17-2011, 01:46 AM
Of the 25 players drafted in front of Stephenson who signed, 11 of them signed for less money. The Reds have really set a trend for paying above slot. In addition to paying over slot for several late-round draft picks over the past few years, the they have paid above slot for their first round picks in 3 out of the last 4 drafts. How could you possibly question their commitment to the future?

bubbachunk
08-17-2011, 07:29 AM
Of the 25 players drafted in front of Stephenson who signed, 11 of them signed for less money. The Reds have really set a trend for paying above slot. In addition to paying over slot for several late-round draft picks over the past few years, the they have paid above slot for their first round picks in 3 out of the last 4 drafts. How could you possibly question their commitment to the future?

If you are committed to the future you sign those guys a month before the deadline duh! Good thing Walt barely woke up in time!

/sarcasm

Scrap Irony
08-17-2011, 03:56 PM
Of the 25 players drafted in front of Stephenson who signed, 11 of them signed for less money. The Reds have really set a trend for paying above slot. In addition to paying over slot for several late-round draft picks over the past few years, the they have paid above slot for their first round picks in 3 out of the last 4 drafts. How could you possibly question their commitment to the future?

I'm irritated he didn't sign them before he actually drafted them. Any halfway decent GM that's awake and, y'know, good, would have signed them then. It's the mark of a bad franchise to wait until the deadline to pay millions of dollars to kids above slot.

And another thing: these kids should already be in the major leagues! I can't believe Walt has failed this badly! Geez, a half-trained monkey could do better. I expect more, Walt!

camisadelgolf
08-17-2011, 06:02 PM
I'm irritated he didn't sign them before he actually drafted them. Any halfway decent GM that's awake and, y'know, good, would have signed them then. It's the mark of a bad franchise to wait until the deadline to pay millions of dollars to kids above slot.

And another thing: these kids should already be in the major leagues! I can't believe Walt has failed this badly! Geez, a half-trained monkey could do better. I expect more, Walt!
Yeah, they really messed up with the pick of Leake. Any time you need to demote a guy to pitch two games in the minors, you know you made a bad pick.

fearofpopvol1
08-18-2011, 01:24 AM
I am hoping for Garrett, Phillips, Baranick, Carson and Radke. I will be glad with one of the first four listed for sure, but hope we can get at least two of the five.

So it looks you only got 1 of the 5, eh? Why do you think the Reds couldn't squeeze out another?

texasdave
09-07-2011, 02:22 PM
Just stumbled across this. If this is old news, my apologies.

http://baseballdraftreport.com/

Scrap Irony
09-07-2011, 04:35 PM
While I know nothing about this site, this was encouraging:


If I had to pick one such arm to compare Stephenson to, I’d go with the high school version of Shelby Miller: similar quality fastball and curve, frame, smooth mechanics, and ability to hold velocity late. More plainly, like Miller, Stephenson is a stud prospect with top of the rotation upside.

camisadelgolf
09-07-2011, 05:56 PM
The Reds did not sign Amlung. Supposedly he flew to Cincinnati to sign, and the Reds weren't offering as much as had been talked about before he came into town.

traderumor
09-10-2011, 10:05 AM
The Reds did not sign Amlung. Supposedly he flew to Cincinnati to sign, and the Reds weren't offering as much as had been talked about before he came into town.
That sounds like a big "supposedly." Maybe agent damage control speaking there.

dougdirt
12-20-2011, 12:11 PM
Does this really need to be a stickied post still?