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    Looking Ahead: 2014 Draft

    Here are some names to watch for the Reds in next year's draft one year in advance:

    Carlos Rodon LHP - N.Carolina St.
    Tyler Beede RHP - Vanderbilt
    Trea Turner SS - N.Carolina St.
    Liam Sabino SS - HS
    Jacob Gatewood SS - HS
    Bryson Brigman SS - HS
    Matt Chapman SS - Cal State Fullerton
    Montrell Marshall SS - HS
    Tate Blackman SS - HS
    Justin Smith OF - HS
    Sean Newcomb LHP - Hartford
    Kyle Schwarber C/1B - Indiana - local kid and as a bonus, I'm going to his sister's wedding next month
    Alex Jackson C - HS
    Grayson Greiner C - S.Carolina
    Connor Lynch C - Ga.Tech

    Will be fun to revisit this list next June.
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    Re: Looking Ahead: 2014 Draft

    From what little I've heard, the catcher Alex Jackson could be an elite prospect.
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    Re: Looking Ahead: 2014 Draft

    I wonder how many years we will have to wait until we get another Bryce Harper. Everytime a little league team checks in my hotel, I ask the coach is there anybody that stands out. Another 15 years ?
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    Re: Looking Ahead: 2014 Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by 19braves77 View Post
    I wonder how many years we will have to wait until we get another Bryce Harper. Everytime a little league team checks in my hotel, I ask the coach is there anybody that stands out. Another 15 years ?
    Could be. Took 17 years between A-Rod and Harper, but only took 6 between Griffey and A-Rod. Ironic that 2 teams got to enjoy the 4 best Draft talents of the last 25 years.
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    Re: Looking Ahead: 2014 Draft

    Trea Turner would fit this organization's needs like a glove (no pun intended).

    A college SS who can swing the bat and would move quickly, possibly debuting as early as 2016. Imagine a 2016 lineup of:

    CF Hamilton
    LF Winker/Ervin
    1B Votto
    2B Phillips
    RF Bruce
    3B Frazier
    C Mesoraco
    SS Turner

    SP Latos/Cueto
    SP Stephenson
    SP Chapman
    SP Cingrani
    SP Contreras/Travieso (although Travieso likely won't be ready until 2017 or 2018)

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    Re: Looking Ahead: 2014 Draft

    Still blows my mind that the Nationals could have had BOTH Bryce Harper AND Mike Trout but drafted Drew Storen instead in the 2009 draft.

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    Re: Looking Ahead: 2014 Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Could be. Took 17 years between A-Rod and Harper, but only took 6 between Griffey and A-Rod. Ironic that 2 teams got to enjoy the 4 best Draft talents of the last 25 years.
    1) Would Josh Hamilton slide into that group?
    2) Junior was 26 years ago. How time flies.
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    Re: Looking Ahead: 2014 Draft

    I think the Reds will go after that kid from California, that RHP in HS whose name escapes me, that middle infielder from Georgia or is it Mississippi, the youngster from Florida, and that local guy who makes good.

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    Re: Looking Ahead: 2014 Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Here are some names to watch for the Reds in next year's draft one year in advance:

    Carlos Rodon LHP - N.Carolina St.
    Tyler Beede RHP - Vanderbilt
    Trea Turner SS - N.Carolina St.
    Liam Sabino SS - HS
    Jacob Gatewood SS - HS
    Bryson Brigman SS - HS
    Matt Chapman SS - Cal State Fullerton
    Montrell Marshall SS - HS
    Tate Blackman SS - HS
    Justin Smith OF - HS
    Sean Newcomb LHP - Hartford
    Kyle Schwarber C/1B - Indiana - local kid and as a bonus, I'm going to his sister's wedding next month
    Alex Jackson C - HS
    Grayson Greiner C - S.Carolina
    Connor Lynch C - Ga.Tech

    Will be fun to revisit this list next June.
    Couple other names to add to the list (why not, it's only 10 months out!):

    Ti'quan Forbes HS SS, Nick Gordon HS SS and Marcus Wilson HS OF

    Those three, along with shortstops Trea Turner, Jacob Gatewood, Montrell Marshall and HS catcher Alex Jackson are the top seven guys I'd love to see in Red. Carlos Rodon and Tyler Beede seem to be the consensus top two guys (both pitchers), so barring injury or meltdown it seems unlikely that they would fall out of the top half of the first round. That said, in 10 months a lot stranger things have happened.
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    Re: Looking Ahead: 2014 Draft

    This seems the best place for this:http://www.minorleagueball.com/2013/...draft-rankings

    That is Matt Garrioch's early 2014 draft board. Which he ranks his top 150 players.

    His top 10:

    1) Carlos Rodon, LHP, JR. N.C. State
    2) Jeff Hoffman, RHP, JR, East Carolina
    3) Tyler Kolek, RHP/1B, TX HS
    4) Braxton Davidson, OF/1B, NC HS
    5) Tyler Beede, RHP, JR. Vandy
    6) Gregory Deichmann, 3B, LA HS
    7) Trea Turner, SS/3B, JR. N.C. State
    8) Alex Jackson, OF/C, CA HS
    9) Luis Ortiz, RHP, CA HS
    10) Jacob Gatewood, SS CA HS

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    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb

    As a result, the Colorado Rockies had the best odds at receiving that selection, currently No. 32, with a 17 percent chance. Those odds came in, as Colorado was awarded the top pick in the lottery. The Cleveland Indians (13.9 percent), Miami Marlins (13.2) and Kansas City Royals (11.2) had the next-best odds. Cleveland ended up with the third selection, behind the Baltimore Orioles, with the Marlins and Royals falling in behind the Indians. The Milwaukee Brewers nabbed the final pick in Round A.

    The Padres got the first pick in Round B, followed by the Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Rays Pirates and Mariners.



    lottery results
    Below are the results of the Competitive Balance Lottery, which establishes the order for Comp Rounds A and B in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

    Pick Comp A
    1 Rockies
    2 Orioles (Traded to Astros)
    3 Indians
    4 Marlins
    5 Royals
    6 Brewers

    Pick Comp B

    1 Padres (Traded to D-backs)
    2 D-backs
    3 Cardinals
    4 Rays
    5 Pirates
    6 Mariners
    Last edited by Gallen5862; 08-02-2013 at 06:22 PM.

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    Re: Looking Ahead: 2014 Draft

    Subsequently, the Padres traded their Comp B pick to the D-Backs in the Ian Kennedy deal.

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    Re: Looking Ahead: 2014 Draft

    Few guys to add:

    Nick Burdi RHP, Louisville (My top target)
    Michael Cederoth RHP, San Diego St.
    Brady Aiken LHP, Cathedral Catholic HS (GA)
    Brandon Finnegan LHP, TCU
    Sean Newcomb LHP, Hartford

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    Re: Looking Ahead: 2014 Draft

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/colle...top-prospects/

    Ask BA: 2014 Draft’s Top Prospects

    While next year’s draft class is a definite improvement over those of the last two years, I came up with nine guys I thought clearly belonged but agonized over the final spot. Both John Manuel and Aaron Fitt are bullish on Louisiana State righthander Austin Nola, so I let them talk me into putting him at No. 10:

    1. Carlos Rodon, lhp, North Carolina State
    Spectacular summer with Team USA cements him as clear top prospect for now.
    2. Jeff Hoffman, rhp, East Carolina
    Starred in Cape Cod League last two summers with mid-90s fastball, big-breaking curve.
    3. Tyler Kolek, rhp, Shepherd (Texas) HS
    His size (6-foot-6, 250-pounds), consistent upper-90s fastball make him the top prep prospect.
    4. Trea Turner, ss, North Carolina State
    More than just a burner, he also offers hitting prowess and the ability to stick at shortstop.
    5. Alex Jackson, c/of, Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego
    Plays a premium position, has some of the best power potential in the 2014 crop.
    6. Jacob Gatewood, ss, Clovis (Calif.) HS
    Put on a show during Home Run Derby at Citi Field, may wind up at third base down the road.
    7. Tyler Beede, rhp, Vanderbilt
    Can make hitters swing and miss with three pitches but can’t always control and command them.
    8. Touki Toussaint, rhp, Coral Springs (Fla.) Christian HS
    Has struggled with command this summer but his premium stuff is impossible to deny.
    9. Brady Aiken, lhp/of, Cathedral Catholic HS, San Diego
    Projectable athlete could have three plus pitches in time, reminds me of Trey Ball at same stage.
    10. Aaron Nola, rhp, Louisiana State
    With his solid fastball, plus changeup and impressive pitchability, he’ll move quickly in pro ball.

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    Re: Looking Ahead: 2014 Draft

    A guy I liked coming out of HS, and who I like even more now, is LSU middle infielder Alex Bregman. Not the kind of high ceiling player that gets raves here, but a kid who can hit and win.
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