Re: 2004 Cincinnati Reds MLB Draft Selections
Originally Posted by GriffeyFan
Tatum (from his hometown paper):
Tatum, meanwhile, provided a steady presence behind the plate while batting .325 with 13 homers and 60 RBIs for Mississippi State. The Cincinnati Reds took Tatum in the third round, and it's a good bet the former Hattiesburg High School star will soon sign a professional contract.
"I already got a Reds hat," Tatum said. "The Reds told me they have a desperate need for a catcher. It's been fun. I'm just glad I was able to share the experience with my parents and my girlfriend. In high school, I thought I'd be drafted, and it never happened."
Tatum was my runner-up for "first to show" but I just 'had' to choose a pitcher after princeton snapped up a position player for the first time ever (Symantics)
Never overlook the obvious