Originally Posted by LoganBuck
The question I have recently been asking is who are the kids from Texas and the Western States? The Reds seem to trust those scouts. Fried, Giolito, Hawkins, Appel, Marrero, Gallo and Wacha are the first round types that are in those areas. The did take Alonso and Grandal out of Miami in recent years, but those guys aren't here anymore either. I really like Corey Seager. He might be a tough sign though.
What does the new CBA mean to this signing process for these guys?
From the descriptions I have read, I really like Seager as well. Power to all fields, advanced hitting approach, likely to move quickly, currently at SS but seen as 3B.
I think the new CBA will be interesting to watch. I count 9 teams with more to spend than the Reds and 13 with less. The others have about the same. The bonus allowances will certainly play in the selection strategy. Is the draft deep? Do you back off an expensive first round choice in order to spend on supplemental and other rounds? On the other hand, a team may elect to spend heavily on their top pick and risk not signing a supplemental or second rounder.