Re: The Official (First) Draft Day Thread - 2010
Honestly the Reds have done so well drafting in the First Round since Bailey in 2004, I actually have faith in whatever player they pick...
4 are in the Majors now and are big parts of the teams current success... The other two will both make it within 2 years. Find me another team with that kind of success rate?
Heck in 2003 they Drafted Wagner who did pitch in the majors that year with success. You have to go back to 2002 and Gruler since they had a bad 1st round pick.
In 2004 you got:
Tatum (Now with Baltimore)
Valiquette (On 40 Man)
in the first 7 rounds... 3 in the majors the 4th has a decent shot.
In 2005 you got:
in the first 4 rounds
Stevens in the 6th which got us Phillips
in the 11th, 12th and 13th rounds
Denove who is looking great this year and could be the backup next year in the 32nd.
In 2006 you got:
Stubbs (granted you coulda had Lincecum, but Stubbs is currently out producing Bruce)
Turner who has had 2 cups of coffee at the ML Level.
Roenicke (who helped get the Reds Rolen)
With a few of the guys like Valakia, Smith, Dorn, Webb, Tabor high in the system all with chances to make it to the majors.
In 2007 you got:
All in the first 3 rounds.
Lotzkar may or may not rebound. Mez, Frazier, Cozart will all make the show.
Carroll and Soto have decent chances.
They proceeded to get Hildenbrandt and Waring in the 6th and 7th. (Waring along with Turner got the Reds Hernandez)
They got Krebs and Klinker in the 14th and 15th rounds Horst in the 21st Partch in the 26th, Hotchkiss in the 31st...
In 2008 you got:
Stewart (who also got the Reds Rolen)
Sapplett (who is just tearing up the Minors)
In the first 9 rounds. 3 or 4 of which will more than likely make it to the Majors.
Other notables are:
2009 paid immediate dividends in one Mike Leake...
then you have
in the first 3 rounds.
Then Consecutive picks of...
Silva Rookie Ball
Pearl A (injured but looked good)
Barnhart Rookie Ball
6 of which will probably make it to the Majors including Leake. (Boxberger, Joseph, Serrano, Fellahauer, Christiani)
The farm system has also shown much less patience with prospects who aren't producing at a high level quickly.
4 picks from last years draft have already be cut and didn't put up to terrible numbers.
So the jist of this is... They know what they are doing. They are doing it better than any time in Reds history. If they take Bob Smith from Nowhere, ND in the first round you can almost guarantee he will be in the majors producing in 2 to 4 years.
Don't get to high, don't get to low on whoever they take no matter where they are rated on anyone elses board. The only board I care about is the one at GABP.
All that being said, I suspect based on everyone else's board but Law's it's going to be Wimmers unless Grandal is there... and if they think that's the guy, then that's the guy...
If you can't be a good example... then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
Nothing tastes as good as being fit feels...
Last edited by nemesis; 06-07-2010 at 06:36 PM.