Originally Posted by powersackers
I think it would behoove you to open your mind about this. Ask yourself When has this Reds regime drafted a toolsy college outfielder with wood bat experience in round 1? Never. So maybe the "Reds don't do it" logic does not apply. Might make for a good article on your website.
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Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal both were considered more polished out of the draft than Ervin, signed later and still began the complete next season at a level below AA. The Reds simply don't operate that way. The guys in place right now have been around for a long time. They have drafted a lot of college players in the top 50. They have never come close to pushing anyone that quickly, even ones who tore up the Pioneer League.