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    Re: 2014 Reds MLB Draft signing discussion

    Maybe Bynum gets offered a little more to sign.

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    Re: 2014 Reds MLB Draft signing discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    Sucks that Bynum turned down the offer. He would've been a good grab. It looks like he's passing altogether.

    So long as the Reds sign their top picks (which I assume they will), I'd be happy with those plus Trees and Palacios. If they get all of those guys signed, they did very very well.
    Agreed.

    Boulware is the other guy I'd like to see them sign. Ortiz could go to Dayton if he starts out hot and Boulware could take over the catching platoon with Paula in Billings. Trees will be in Arizona if he signs.

    Would be nice to sign Palacios - he'd be the only OF of note from the entire class. That's pretty rare!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Agreed.

    Boulware is the other guy I'd like to see them sign. Ortiz could go to Dayton if he starts out hot and Boulware could take over the catching platoon with Paula in Billings. Trees will be in Arizona if he signs.

    Would be nice to sign Palacios - he'd be the only OF of note from the entire class. That's pretty rare!

    Shed Long and Jarrett Freeland should also be in that Rookie League catching mix, so it should be interesting to see how playing time gets divided.

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    Re: 2014 Reds MLB Draft signing discussion

    Shed Long and Jarrett Freeland should also be in that Rookie League catching mix
    Were they going to convert Freeland to a pitcher? Some vague memory about that stirs...
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    Re: 2014 Reds MLB Draft signing discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Were they going to convert Freeland to a pitcher? Some vague memory about that stirs...
    According to a tweet from Callis at the time, he played both ways in HS, before suffering an arm injury and needing TJ, but for now at least, he seems to be focusing on just catching and hitting.

    Jim Callis ‏@jimcallisMLB Jul 10
    #Reds sign 15th-rder Jarrett Freeland for $325k. Georgia HS C/RHP, promise both ways, missed senior year after TJ, UGA recruit. #mlbdraft

    Here is his twitter,

    Jarrett Freeland @J_Free17 May 18
    So thankful to get to play this game everyday.
    Jarrett Freeland ‏@J_Free17 Nov 19
    Miss having the glove on my hand.. Ready to go home and catch some #wilson pic.twitter.com/mCKy06921P

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    Re: 2014 Reds MLB Draft signing discussion

    Using JaxRed's spreadsheet, it looks like the Reds will have about $275,000 extra, if the top 3 players all cost slot.

    Knowing that Trees, Marshall, and Correll and maybe more, are likely over the $100,000 soft cap on post top 10 round picks, you would hope the team can create some wiggle room from the top guys.

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    Re: 2014 Reds MLB Draft signing discussion

    Are most of these signed guys going to end up in the AZL?

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    Re: 2014 Reds MLB Draft signing discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by wastedtime View Post
    Are most of these signed guys going to end up in the AZL?
    There or Billings yes. I think the ratio usually favors the AZL though. Especially the high schoolers.

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    Re: 2014 Reds MLB Draft signing discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by PepperJack View Post
    There or Billings yes. I think the ratio usually favors the AZL though. Especially the high schoolers.
    The only two high schoolers in recent memory that went to Billings the year they were drafted that I can recall were Sal Romano and Jesse Winker.

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    Re: 2014 Reds MLB Draft signing discussion

    When a player gets 5k to sign, can the Reds offer a higher annual salary to ease the pain?
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    Re: 2014 Reds MLB Draft signing discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by mdccclxix View Post
    When a player gets 5k to sign, can the Reds offer a higher annual salary to ease the pain?
    They can, but they won't.

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    Re: 2014 Reds MLB Draft signing discussion

    Comparing this year https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...Gc&usp=sharing to last year
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...1E&usp=sharing .....

    The Reds are signing a lot of guys. I know that doesn't say anything about quality.... but we are getting more guys to sign.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: 2014 Reds MLB Draft signing discussion

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

    Reds To Sign Alex Blandino

    By Steve Adams [June 19, 2014 at 5:44pm CDT]

    The Reds have agreed to terms with first-round selection Alex Blandino, reports Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com (on Twitter). Blandino, the 29th overall selection, will receive the full slot value of $1.788MM, according to Mayo.

    The Stanford third baseman ranked 52nd on the Top 200 draft prospects list compiled by Mayo and his colleague, Jim Callis. ESPN’s Keith Law was a bigger fan and ranked Blandino 39th on the final edition of his Top 100, and Baseball America liked him even more, pegging Blandino at No. 30 on their pre-draft Top 500.

    In his Junior season for the Cardinals, Blandino hit .310/.397/.531 with 12 homers, 14 doubles and a pair of steals. He was drafted by the A’s back in 2011 (in the 38th round) but he instead elected to attend college. Clearly, that decision paid off in the short-term, from a financial standpoint.

    BA praised his bat speed and quick wrists, noting that he stays inside the ball well but at times “sells out trying to generate home run power.” BA feels that his power may end up being merely average and suggests that a move to second base makes sense, as his bat will play better there. Law agrees that a move to second is possible due to his bat, but thinks Blandino can handle the hot corner defensively. Mayo and Callis praise his plate discipline and ability to hit the ball to all fields, though they, too, note that a move to second seems likely.

    Blandino was one of two first-round picks for Cincinnati, who also selected Virgina righty Nick Howard with the No. 19 overall selection. The Reds received the No. 29 overall selection as compensation for losing Shin-Soo Choo to free agency. Blandino’s agreement means that 25 of the 34 first-round selections in this year’s draft have signed or agreed to terms.

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    Re: 2014 Reds MLB Draft signing discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    That said, gotta hand it to him- he does know how to draft and develop RH pitchers, and RHH 3B.
    Fixed that for you.

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