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    Re: 2014 MLB Reds Eight Round pick: Brian O'Grady 1B Rutgers U New Brunswick

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    2014: Earned all-conference third team honors and was named to the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association all-state second team ... started 54 games for Rutgers - 51 at first base, two at designated hitter and one at third base ... led RU in home runs (5), triples (5), total bases (104) and slugging percentage (.510, also fourth-best in the American Athletic Conference) ... finished the season with 67 hits, tied with Mike Carter for most on the team, and a .328 batting average, tied with Vinny Zarillo for second on the team and eighth in the conference ... also led the team with 20 multiple-hit games and was second in runs scored with 40 ... finished his career with 771 at-bats, third-most in Rutgers history, and 227 hits, sixth-most in Rutgers history ... hit a first-inning single at Memphis (5/15) ... went 1-for-4, knocking in a run and scoring a run against USF (5/11) after being honored on Senior Day ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored vs. USF (5/10) ... slapped a first-inning double vs. USF (5/9) ... went 2-for-4 with one RBI, one run scored and a stolen base against St. Peter's (5/6) ... doubled and scored in series finale against Temple (5/4) ... belted a walk-off homerun in the 14th inning to secure the win in series opener against Temple (5/2) ... had one hit in middle game at UCF (4/26) ... produced one hit and one RBI against Iona (5/1) ... slapped two hits and swiped one base in series opener against the Knights (4/25) ... went 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored against Wagner (4/23) ... scored one run in win against Rider (4/22) ... had two hits in series finale against Cincinnati (4/19) ... drove in one run on an RBI single in middle game against the Bearcats (4/18) ... chipped in one hit in series opener against Cincinnati (4/17) ... produced two hits with two walks and a run scored in win against Hartford (4/12) ... went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs against Fordham (4/8) ... crushed a solo homerun over the left field wall against No. 10 Houston (4/5) ... produced one hit and one RBI in win against the Cougars (4/5) ... Recorded an RBI single and run scored against Iona (4/1) ... had one hit at UConn (3/29) ... went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored against the Huskies (3/28) ... drove in two runs in win at Louisville (3/23) ... produced two hits and one run against the Cardinals (3/22) ... collected four hits (two doubles) and a walk at VCU (3/16), not being retired at the plate ... walked three times in home opener against Hofstra (3/11) ... went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in series finale at Oklahoma (3/8) … produced a combined three hits in doubleheader against the Sooners (3/7) … earned American Athletic Conference Player of the Week (3/3), going a combined 7-for-12 with two RBIs in series against Old Dominion (3/1-2) ... belted a triple with one RBI in 3-for-5 effort against the Monarchs (3/2) ... batted a perfect 4-for-4 from the plate in the opener against Old Dominion, including a solo home run (3/1) ... went a combined 4-for-7 in doubleheader against Jacksonville, driving in one run in each contest (2/22) ... collected four hits, including a three-run home run against the FIU (2/14) in the first game of the season.

    2013: Started all 58 games in center field … named to BIG EAST All-Tournament Team after hitting .500 with three doubles and four RBIs in the event … had a team-best 14-game hitting streak from March 10 through April 3 … led hitters with 16 doubles, tied for ninth-most in the BIG EAST … made 135 putouts in the outfield with four assists … went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in season finale versus Connecticut (5/25) … recorded go-ahead RBI double in BIG EAST elimination game against USF (5/24) … picked up three hits with two doubles to help knock out Louisville (5/23) … went 2-for-4 with a walk and run scored at USF (5/18) ... named NJCBA Player of the Week (5/14) ... tripled and collected three hits and three RBIs in finale against Georgetown (5/12) ... homered on three hits in opener versus Georgetown (5/11) ... scored twice in finale of Connecticut series (5/5) .. picked up two hits and a walk against Hofstra (4/30) ... singled twice at Creighton (4/27) ... had two runs and an RBI against Wagner (4/24) ... two hits and three runs at Pittsburgh (4/20) ... went 3-for-5 against Monmouth with a double ... reached base four times, including three walks, at Fordham (4/9) ... went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs versus Seton Hall (4/6) ... scored three runs on two hits against Columbia (4/2) ... went 3-for-6 with a run scored in finale at Villanova (3/30) ... had a three-run double at Rider (3/26) ... reached base 3-of-4 plate appearances at Louisville (3/23) ... picked up two hits, two runs and an RBI in opening win at Louisville (3/22) ... two hits in win at Richmond (3/16) ... went 3-for-5 and scored the two runs in second game at Georgia Tech (3/2) ... walked three times and scored twice in win at Old Dominion (2/24) ... doubled and scored in opener at Miami (2/16).

    2012: Played in all 56 games and made 54 starts in centerfield … Third Team All-BIG EAST and First Team NJCBA All-State … collected 69 hits (.308) out of the leadoff spot, with 22 multiple-hit games … recorded 18 extra base hits, including a team-leading 13 doubles … tied for second on the squad with 47 runs scored … paced offense with 32 walks drawn … stole nine bases ... notched 172 putouts in the outfield … went 3-for-5 at BIG EAST Championships against Seton Hall (5/23) … hit first career home run to leadoff win over Villanova (5/17) ... recorded five hits in the Pittsburgh series (5/5-6) … two hits versus Hofstra (5/1) ... tallied three hits and two runs in rout of Cincinnati (4/28) ... sacrifice fly versus Delaware (4/24) ... had seven hits in the UConn series, including three knocks, two runs and two RBIs in the series finale (4/21) ... picked up two hits including a double against Lafayette (4/18) ... collected a single and scored a run at Monmouth (4/17) ... singled and walked with the bases loaded against West Virginia (4/14) ... walked twice against Fordham (4/10) ... went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs in series finale versus St. John’s (4/7) ... scored twice and notched two hits, including a triple, against St. John’s (4/5) ... totaled six hits in the Georgetown (3/30-4/1) series, including a double and a triple ... went 3-for-4 with a career-high five RBIs at Seton Hall (3/24), including a bases loaded triple ... finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored in win at Stetson (3/18) ... collected two hits and two RBIs at FGCU (3/13) ... went 3-for-5 with two runs scored at FAU (3/11) ... singled and doubled at Georgia Tech (3/2) ... picked up six hits in the series at ODU (2/24-26) ... totaled four hits in the Miami series (2/17-19), including a game-tying double in the middle contest that went 12 innings.

    2011: Appeared in 40 games, making 32 starts ... recorded 127 at-bats, 16 runs, 29 hits, 11 RBIs and five doubles ... went 3-for-4 with three runs scored against NJIT (3/9) ... went 3-for-4 with one RBI and one walk versus Louisville (3/26) ... drove in two runs and had one double against Cincinnati (4/16) ... had three hits against Notre Dame (5/8).

    Prior to Rutgers: Four-year varsity starter … four-time First Team All-Catholic League selection and two-time First Team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania pick by the Philadelphia Inquirer … named to the Philadelphia Inquirer All-Decade team in July … Second Team All-Philadelphia Daily News pick as a junior … Carpenter Cup selection … hit .505 with 33 runs, 21 RBIs, six doubles, three triples and four home runs as a senior … guided Vikings to 26-2 record and No. 26 national ranking … also served as a relief pitcher … led Archbishop Wood to 22 wins his junior season with a .414 batting average, 21 runs scored and 16 RBIs … also was a four-year varsity letterwinner and three-year starter on the basketball team at Archbishop Wood where he played power forward and earned First Team All-Area honors as a senior … born May 17, 1992.

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    Re: 2014 MLB Reds Eight Round pick: Brian O'Grady 1B Rutgers U New Brunswick

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    Re: 2014 MLB Reds Eight Round pick: Brian O'Grady 1B Rutgers U New Brunswick

    When can we consider this dude a prospect?

    Granted, he's a bit old for the league, but he leads Dayton in nearly every offensive statistical category and in the MW league he is:

    #2 in BB (43)
    #2 in 3B (5)
    #5 in R (39)
    #4 in SB (19)....19 of 23
    #9 in OBP (.391)...minimum 176 PA
    #14 in OPS (.824)...minimum 176 PA

    I assume he's a better than average in the OF as he's played 28 games in CF. I'm expecting a promotion soon, and I guess it might take him continuing his success at Daytona to reach that top-15 or top-20 prospect status, but so far this guy is looking like a pretty solid pick in the 8th round (pick #245). Also he appears to be quite that bargain ($10,000 signing bonus) as he, 9th-rounder Brian Hunter ($5,000) and 10-rounder Seth Varner ($5,000) all got the shaft to enable the Reds to sign 11th and 12th round picks Mitch Trees and Montrell Marshall for $300,000 and $200,000 respectively.

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    Re: 2014 MLB Reds Eight Round pick: Brian O'Grady 1B Rutgers U New Brunswick

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    When can we consider this dude a prospect?

    Granted, he's a bit old for the league, but he leads Dayton in nearly every offensive statistical category and in the MW league he is:

    #2 in BB (43)
    #2 in 3B (5)
    #5 in R (39)
    #4 in SB (19)....19 of 23
    #9 in OBP (.391)...minimum 176 PA
    #14 in OPS (.824)...minimum 176 PA

    I assume he's a better than average in the OF as he's played 28 games in CF. I'm expecting a promotion soon, and I guess it might take him continuing his success at Daytona to reach that top-15 or top-20 prospect status, but so far this guy is looking like a pretty solid pick in the 8th round (pick #245). Also he appears to be quite that bargain ($10,000 signing bonus) as he, 9th-rounder Brian Hunter ($5,000) and 10-rounder Seth Varner ($5,000) all got the shaft to enable the Reds to sign 11th and 12th round picks Mitch Trees and Montrell Marshall for $300,000 and $200,000 respectively.
    This Mitch Trees? .057/.167/.057/.224. 21 Ks in 42 PA. In 14 games he committed 2 errors, had 14 passed balls and caught exactly 1 out of 10 would-be basestealers?

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    Re: 2014 MLB Reds Eight Round pick: Brian O'Grady 1B Rutgers U New Brunswick

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    This Mitch Trees? .057/.167/.057/.224. 21 Ks in 42 PA. In 14 games he committed 2 errors, had 14 passed balls and caught exactly 1 out of 10 would-be basestealers?
    Yeah, that's him.

    I'm not sure it's possible to have a worse start. Hopefully, he will rebound (I'm sure he couldn't do any worse). Looks like he's been placed on the Billings roster.

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    Re: 2014 MLB Reds Eight Round pick: Brian O'Grady 1B Rutgers U New Brunswick

    Trees certainly had a poor start but I place almost no stock in AZL numbers. Good or bad. If the guy doesn't hit in the Pioneer League though....

    As for O'Grady he's only in Dayton. I won't get excited until he reaches AA and keeps similar numbers. A good showing in the hitting challenged FSL would keep raising his stock, too. But, as I noted in the POD thread, BOG certainly seems to have the makings of at least a good 4th OFer. Speed, good defense, plate discipline, ability to make contact, gap power.
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    Re: 2014 MLB Reds Eight Round pick: Brian O'Grady 1B Rutgers U New Brunswick

    Trees must have shown something or they probably would not have bumped him up to Billings. One would think that Stephenson is going to do the majority of the catching with the Mustangs. When does the high schooler, Trees, get the reps needed to develop? They could probably DH him when he isn't catching. But then what do you do with Joltin' Joe Jocketty? Or is it Shoeless Joe Jocketty?

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    Re: 2014 MLB Reds Eight Round pick: Brian O'Grady 1B Rutgers U New Brunswick

    Probably split time catching with Stephenson. Then Stephenson DHs when not behind the dish. If Jocketty costs Trees or Stephenson, or anyone else a single AB it's a damn crime.
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    Re: 2014 MLB Reds Eight Round pick: Brian O'Grady 1B Rutgers U New Brunswick

    O'Grady is in the "keep an eye on" stage. Fact is that he's a 23 year old who has lots of experience in a fairly major college like Rutgers. He should do well. It keeps him from being dismissed as a non-prospect, but a good but not dominating year doesn't vault him into my top 20.
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    Re: 2014 MLB Reds Eight Round pick: Brian O'Grady 1B Rutgers U New Brunswick

    O'Grady is the only player in memory who was drafted as 1B/CF. Makes my head spin.

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    Re: 2014 MLB Reds Eight Round pick: Brian O'Grady 1B Rutgers U New Brunswick

    He was one of those minor leaguers in spring training that saw a lot of action in MLB games, so the Reds must like something about him.
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