Originally Posted by mumike
He's a very good athlete (just don't ask him to hit! LOL) and doesn't have much wear on his arm since he took off a couple of years for football. Life is funny sometimes, and he's had an interesting path to where he is today.
A continuing theme with the Reds' high-round pitchers these last two drafts. Take good athletes with good velocity that haven't thrown a hundred-plus pitches every weekend for the past three college seasons. Sean Watson, Josh Roenicke, Travis Webb, Jordan Smith, Drew Bowman... all of 'em fit that profile. Throw in a few advanced-yet-projectable high school arms (Kyle Lotzkar, Josh Ravin, Brandon Rice) and you have a profile emerging for a "Reds"-type draft prospect.