Reds scouting director Chirs Buckley said the club has started talks with top pick Yonder Alfonso and the Reds are pursuing the Michael Inoa, the 16-year-old Dominican pitching prospect.
Alfonso, the first baseman from Miami, just returned home after his team was eliminated in the College World Series.
"He's ready to go," Buckley said. "His agent is doing his deal. So much of these contracts are about future recruitment next year. That's what sells players on agents. Scott Boras has done so much to get players deal. other agents use his tactics. Yonder was the seventh pick in the draft. I feel very strongly that we'll sign him. He just got back from the World Series. Rest isn't a bad thing for him right now."