Clearly, the Reds see something in Votto that other teams didn't.
A possible explanation for drafting Votto so high is if they heard rumors that another club was going to jump on him. But it's not just Votto who appears overdrafted, it's 9 of the first 10 picks.
I agree with Red Storm and M2 that, although the Reds have seen these guys play and we haven't, their picks are puzzling.
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How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids