Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
The possibility of injury/poor or even mediocre performance in his senior season skews the leverage to the Reds.
talented kids don't consider poor/mediocre performance, so that's not even in the equation
if the kid will only play for a major league contract, and the Reds are dead set against it, then he'll re-enter draft. I don't expect it, but it's happened before, even when it made less sense than it does now.