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RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 12:33 AM
Any comments, links or reports about the Reds #57 sandwich pick?

camisadelgolf
06-05-2012, 12:35 AM
http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=21001797&topic_id=29113154&c_id=mlb&tcid=vpp_copy_21001797&v=3

redsmetz
06-05-2012, 06:10 AM
His UCLA fact sheet

http://www.uclabruins.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/gelalich_jeff00.html

and this on his being drafted:

http://www.uclabruins.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/060512aaa.html

Interesting sidenote - he's from LaVerne CA and went to Bonita High School where Ewell Blackwell also went to high school. Their mascot, by the way, is the Bearcat.

http://www.laverneonline.com/2012/06/03/the-sports-philosopher-says-in-the-world-of-bonita-baseball-long-before-there-was-ever-a-garza-there-was-%E2%80%9Cthe-whip%E2%80%9D%E2%80%A6-by-brad-eastland/

Redsfansince72
06-05-2012, 06:43 AM
i love his swing.. also reading the articles. sounds like he has a great work ethic.. Thats a huge plus and hope he moves fast thru the organization :)

mdccclxix
06-05-2012, 08:52 AM
Sounds like he can play defense too, which is a must with GABP.

He hit .372, good for 2nd in the Pac 10, you have to respect that.

OesterPoster
06-05-2012, 09:24 AM
Captain of the UCLA team as well, and I'm impressed with how well he speaks. I can't imagine what I would have sounded like had someone shoved a microphone in front of my face at age 21 or 22. :)

bellhead
06-05-2012, 10:46 AM
Looks like a good get...

Where do you think he starts Billings or Dayton?

partisan
06-05-2012, 11:35 AM
Sounds like he can play defense too, which is a must with GABP.

He hit .372, good for 2nd in the Pac 10, you have to respect that.

.462 OBP looks nice too, and I love his K/BB ratio.

corkedbat
06-07-2012, 09:55 PM
I think there's a pretty good chance that Gelalichis the first one to reach the bigs from this class (if it's not one of the college relievers).

I like his contact and his willingness to take a walk. Seems to have decent linedrive power to all fields and while he may never hit 25-40 home runs a season think he could provide a solid 12-15 (maybe even a few more cocasionally). He may nont even profile as a longterm starter, but I could see him being a decent LH'd reserve OF with solid D and some pop off the bench. That's not a bad thing, this year's squad could surely use some one fitting that description.

Benihana
06-13-2012, 09:30 PM
Looks like a good get...

Where do you think he starts Billings or Dayton?

As an advanced college hitter drafted in the first round, I would think/hope he at least starts in Dayton. With Yorman likely headed there soon, I wouldn't completely rule out Bakersfield (assuming the Dayton OF is full with Waldrop, Yorman and Buckley). The last two college hitters drafted in the first or sandwich round started in A+ IIRC (Alonso and Grandal).

I'd be fine wig he starts in Dayton or Bakersfield. I'd be disappointed if he starts in Billings.

JaxRed
06-13-2012, 09:33 PM
Me personally I'd expect Billings.

camisadelgolf
06-13-2012, 10:02 PM
I'd expect Billings to start, but I could see him getting a promotion to Dayton within a week or two if he gets off to a good start.

Benihana
06-27-2012, 12:25 PM
Gelalich was named to Baseball America's First Team College All-American team. Impressive.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/college/awards/all-america-teams/2012/2613590.html

Now let's get him signed and playing (for Dayton? Bakersfield?)

billy bob
06-27-2012, 12:49 PM
With what Dayton has this year you shouldn't have to think twice where to send him. DAYTON DAYTON DAYTON and fast.

Benihana
06-27-2012, 12:52 PM
With what Dayton has this year you shouldn't have to think twice where to send him. DAYTON DAYTON DAYTON and fast.

Yorman, Waldrop, and Silva - who sits?

Or do a 4 man rotation with one taking DH?

corkedbat
06-27-2012, 01:59 PM
Gelalich was named to Baseball America's First Team College All-American team. Impressive.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/college/awards/all-america-teams/2012/2613590.html

Now let's get him signed and playing (for Dayton? Bakersfield?)

I believe he's already signed. In an interview in the signing thread, Buckley said he would be reporting Satuday. He mentioned that a lot of the delay between their final CWS game and the time they report is getting things squared away like packing up their campus apartments, etc.

klw
06-27-2012, 06:21 PM
http://twitter.com/jimcallisBA/status/218082687238418432


‪#Reds‬ sign supp 1st-rder Jeff Gelalich for $825k (pick value=$897,800). ‪#UCLA‬ OF had breakout year, avg to plus tools across board ‪#mlbdraft‬

Blitz Dorsey
06-28-2012, 02:08 AM
Have to start him at Dayton IMO. Hell, LaMarre was a second-rounder (not compensatory first rounder) and they started HIM out at Dayton right after the draft. Using that precedent -- and hoping that Gelalich is better than LaMarre -- I'd have to say Gelalich will begin his pro career with the Dragons.

Scrap Irony
06-28-2012, 08:39 AM
I'd also guess Dayton. Low A Ball is a jump from high Division I, but not too high a jump.

I hope Gelalich continues to hit well. I'm interested in which OF position he'll play. I'd think he'd play RF (I have visions of Paul O'Neil when I see his video).

icehole3
06-28-2012, 01:25 PM
I've seen a dozen or so of his at-bats and everything he hits is right on the screws :)

Benihana
06-30-2012, 01:28 PM
Has Gelalich been assigned to a team yet? Would like to see him start to get some professional AB now that July is upon us.

corkedbat
06-30-2012, 01:49 PM
Has Gelalich been assigned to a team yet? Would like to see him start to get some professional AB now that July is upon us.

He probably has, but so far, none of the guys involved Gelalich, Amaral, Pigott or Housey have had destinations annouced yet. Not sure Matthews or Mejias-Brean have officially signed yet. In a recent interview, Buckley said Gelalich would be reporting to Goodyear today (I think they work them out a bit there and then assign them to teams based on evaluation It wouldn't surprise me if Pigott and Amaral showed up on rosters in the next couple of days with Gellich in about a week. Not sure is they get some kind of roster exemption or how long it lasts.

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2012, 02:12 AM
Why is Gelalich not at Dayton yet? Is there an injury we don't know about perhaps?

corkedbat
07-04-2012, 01:30 PM
Why is Gelalich not at Dayton yet? Is there an injury we don't know about perhaps?

Gelalich was supposed to have reported to Goodyear this past Saturday. Amaral and Pigott took about a week to show up at Billings after reporting to Arizona. My guess is they do some workouts and evaluation at he Goodyear complex before adding them to their initial team. Wonder if signes have a roster exemption of X number of days after reporting?

I'd expect Gelalich to show up on a roster (most likely Dayton's) by Monday - if not sooner.

Benihana
08-02-2012, 12:24 PM
Is it time to start worrying a little about Gelalich?

VERY small sample size - 70 AB, but he is a 22 year old sandwich pick from a big time college program who is struggling to hit in the launching pad of Billings. He has a .229/.341/.371 line for a .713 OPS with 23 K and 9 BB. Not atrocious, but you'd like to see a lot better from a first round pick out of UCLA- especially one who is not a premium defensive player and doesn't play a premium defensive position. I was surprised he wasn't starting in Dayton, I figured he'd mash in Billings. So far I'm disappointed.

Edd Roush
08-02-2012, 01:20 PM
Is it time to start worrying a little about Gelalich?

VERY small sample size - 70 AB, but he is a 22 year old sandwich pick from a big time college program who is struggling to hit in the launching pad of Billings. He has a .229/.341/.371 line for a .713 OPS with 23 K and 9 BB. Not atrocious, but you'd like to see a lot better from a first round pick out of UCLA- especially one who is not a premium defensive player and doesn't play a premium defensive position. I was surprised he wasn't starting in Dayton, I figured he'd mash in Billings. So far I'm disappointed.

I'll give him the rest of this season before I assess his performance. I personally didn't like the pick at the time, but he has plenty of time to turn my opinion around on him. Since the Reds invested a sandwich round pick on him, I am sure he will be given every opportunity to prove he is a major league outfielder over the next 5.5 years.

j_m_t_us
08-02-2012, 01:34 PM
Is it time to start worrying a little about Gelalich?

VERY small sample size - 70 AB, but he is a 22 year old sandwich pick from a big time college program who is struggling to hit in the launching pad of Billings. He has a .229/.341/.371 line for a .713 OPS with 23 K and 9 BB. Not atrocious, but you'd like to see a lot better from a first round pick out of UCLA- especially one who is not a premium defensive player and doesn't play a premium defensive position. I was surprised he wasn't starting in Dayton, I figured he'd mash in Billings. So far I'm disappointed.

Pretty unusual for a 22 year old 1st round pick to start in the Rookie league to begin with. Most would skip it and go straight to Low-A Ball. Some guys struggle at the beginning going from a metal bat to a wood bat!