Do we take either of these guys at #15?
So I'm starting to muse about who I'd like to see the Reds take at #15 this year. It means next to nothing -- I haven't seen any of these kids play, so it's almost entirely a matter of taste/guesswork. But, I'm most curious about 3 guys right now...
1. Yasmani Grandal -- switch-hitting HS catcher (almost heresy, because HS catchers taken in round 1 haven't done well historically -- though we do have Mauer and McCann in recent years). Reds badly need catching talent, and this kid is supposed to have it, offensively and defensively.
2. 7'0" Andrew Brackman from NC State and Moeller High. Hometown boy. Reall tall, throws hard. Problem -- may want big $$$ via Boras and the Reds have lots of high picks to sign this year.
3. Daniel Moskos -- LH reliever/turned starter at Clemson. Throws hard. I'd like to see a few lefties taken in the first 10 rounds this year, and this guy seems like he'd advance pretty quickly.
Still a long way to go, but these are guys I've got my eye on early....
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