Re: College vs High School ?
The Reds have enough money to be able to afford 2-3 good starting pitchers and 3 star offensive players if they can fill in around those guys with quality inexpensive tallent. Much has been said about the money spent on AGon, Weathers, Stanton, etc., but SOMEBODY has to play those positions. Lacking a farm system that can churn out quality players who can round out a roster, a team must buy players to do so. The more money spent on middle of the road players, the less there is to spend on difference makers.
The Reds system does have a few very good prospects, but it is a long way from being able to consistently provide inexpensive replacements. Given that fact, the Reds should be looking over the next couple of years to draft the most polished, quickest to the majors, type players in the upper rounds of the draft.