Re: BA's Early 2006 Draft Preview - Has Reds picking....
I find these early mock draft exercises to be unreliable. The top ten could change a lot, due to injury, poor years, and other unforseen events. There are college arms that may appear as second tier right now, who could - and will - move up.
At the #8 pick, there's no reason the Reds can't snag one of the top five college arms. The question remains whether or not the new GM is willing to buck conventional scouting wisdom and pass on the mythical superstar coming out of HS.
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