Originally Posted by New Fever
Baseball America's take on the Reds draft.
This could be the Reds' best draft in years. Yasmani Grandal (1) may not be Matt Weiters or Buster Posey, but he's an offensive catcher with solid receiving skills. Grandal is Miami's best catching prospect since Charles Johnson and is a value at No. 12 overall. Cincinnati got another first-round talent in speedy Michigan OF Ryan LaMarre (2), and a trio of prep pitchers with upside in RHPs Wes Mugarian (5), Drew Cisco (6) and Tony Amezcua (7). The grandson of a big league pitcher and coach, Cisco has the least fastball velocity but the most upside thanks to his moxie, command and bloodlines. OF Kyle Waldrop (12), a prep football player with good bat speed, and RHP Lucas O'Rear (13), a former Northern Iowa basketball player, are standout athletes who could be intriguing prospects if they sign.
That's good to hear. Unfortunately, it just makes the Lohman pick even more of a head scratcher.
On another note, even though we already knew this, C. Trent confirmed the signing of LaMarre via Twitter.
ctrent #Reds officially sign No. 2 draft pick, U of Michigan OF Ryan LaMarre