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    Willie Abreu

    I think this guy could be the steal of the Reds draft. Plus power and a plus arm, he projects as a RF with plus defense.

    I have seen multiple occasions where he's compared to Albert Almora, who was a top 10 overall pick in last year's draft. Supposedly a couple teams wanted to take him in the 3rd round but his asking price was too high ($450K) yet the Reds are willing to match that. BA ranked him 205th overall, which I believe is higher than any of the Reds other draft picks after Ervin and Lorenzen. (Howard was #234).

    Will be great if we can sign him. Hopefully he turns out better than the last Florida HS OF "projected steal" drafted after the 10th round, Kyle Waldrop.
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    Re: Willie Abreu

    I think that as of right now, it looks like he's going to go to school.

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    Re: Willie Abreu

    Quote Originally Posted by kearns and dunn View Post
    I think that as of right now, it looks like he's going to go to school.
    Money talks. I really hope that Buckley has some of his top guys slotted in so that he can throw some big money at some of these high school kids so we can infuse some upside into this system.

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    Re: Willie Abreu

    Is he related to Bobby?
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

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    Re: Willie Abreu

    Quote Originally Posted by kearns and dunn View Post
    I think that as of right now, it looks like he's going to go to school.
    Did you see new information indicating that? Last I saw, the Reds were willing to meet his number of $450K?
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    Re: Willie Abreu

    Too bad they can't sign Collins either. If there are three guys I really want to sign after the first 5 rounds, its Abreu, Collins, and Benintendi. If we can sign 2 of the 3 it will be good.
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