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View Poll Results: Who was the Reds worst draft pick of the last 6 years?

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  • Devin Mesoraco

    1 2.63%
  • Kyle Lotzkar

    4 10.53%
  • Yonder Alonso

    0 0%
  • Zach Stewart

    5 13.16%
  • Brad Boxberger

    0 0%
  • Ryan LaMarre

    8 21.05%
  • Gabriel Rosa

    11 28.95%
  • Jeff Gelalich

    6 15.79%
  • Tanner Rahier

    0 0%
  • Other (list below)

    3 7.89%
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Thread: Worst Reds Draft Pick

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    Worst Reds Draft Pick

    Who was the worst Reds draft pick of the last 6 years?

    Devin Mesoraco (15)
    Kyle Lotzkar (53)
    Yonder Alonso (7)
    Zach Stewart (84)
    Brad Boxberger (43)
    Ryan LaMarre (62)
    Gabriel Rosa (84)
    Jeff Gelalich (57)
    Tanner Rahier (78)

    For me it's a tie between Ryan LaMarre and Jeff Gelalich. Neither player had a lot of upside as a "polished" college OF when they were drafted, and neither player looks to have much of a future as a major league starter (although it's admittedly still VERY early for Gelalich and a lot can change.) Also, I didn't like either pick at the time - especially Gelalich. I don't fault the Reds for taking a shot on the upside of Lotzkar, who's been doomed by injuries, or Rosa & Rahier - both of whom are still very young and have PLENTY of time to turn things around. Even if they don't, I don't fault the Reds in going for the high risk high reward players.

    I think we would all agree the 2006 draft was the Reds worst of the Buckley era with Drew Stubbs taken 8th overall (immediately after Kershaw and 2 picks before Lincecum and Scherzer) and Sean Watson taken 52nd overall (who only made 4 appearances above AA ball before retiring.)
    Last edited by Benihana; 04-11-2013 at 09:52 PM.
    Go BLUE!!!

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