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Thread: 2005 Draft Thread

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    Re: 2005 Draft Thread

    For those not feeling the Travis Wood pick: Writeup per MLB draftcaster.

    Comments: Throws w/ solid mechanics. FB darts around in the zone. Willing to pitch inside. Curve features nice rotation and good downward action. Circle change shows good movement down and away from RHH.

    I looked at the MLB video of Wood. His mechanics look good. Loose, fast arm and he repeats very well. Fastball was at 90-91, then he popped a few at 93-94. His command looked solid. Changeup was impressive, in the low 70s with good deception and nice movement away from righties. Curveball definitely his worst pitch -- looked like he tends to leave it high, though it did have decent downward break.

    In my opinion, this kid is in no way the one-dimensional rear-back-and-fire thrower with bad mechanics as he was characterized by BA. I think the MLB report is much more on target.

    Take a look for yourself.

    On the other hand, the video of Ward shows a guy with odd mechanics. Cetainly doesn't disqualify him as a good prospect in my book, but he is unorthodox. Wicked, wicked breaking ball.
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    Re: 2005 Draft Thread

    Pick 722, Round 24

    RHP Kyle Ginley, St. Petersburg JC FLA

    6'2" 195
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    Re: 2005 Draft Thread

    that's 2 6'8" pitchers taken by the reds so far. I think they are trying to buffer their "average height of pitchers" drafted metric.

    Reds management: interested in the stats that matter!

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    Re: 2005 Draft Thread

    John Sloan, catcher for Miami U. just went to SD in the 24th round.
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    Re: 2005 Draft Thread

    Pick 662, Round 22

    Reds selected Robert Nickols, LHP Pima CC AZ
    The Reds drafted him out of HS last year.
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    Re: 2005 Draft Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ochre
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    Re: 2005 Draft Thread

    Reds pick 752, Round 25

    CF Taylor Johnson U of Washington

    6'1 215 L/L
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    Re: 2005 Draft Thread

    Johnson was a 39th round pick (Pirates) in 2001. He has a smooth left handed stroke, good speed and a durable frame.



    I'm thinking Johnson may be a similar player to Chris Dickerson. If so, good pick here.
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    Re: 2005 Draft Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan the Reds Fan
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    Re: 2005 Draft Thread

    Pick# 782, Round 26

    CF Matthew Salmon South Aiken HS, SC

    6'4 190 S/R
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    Re: 2005 Draft Thread

    The Mets took a player named Tomasiewiecz.

    Their equipment manager's going to commit suicide.
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    Re: 2005 Draft Thread

    Catcher Benjamin Crabtree from Ohio U. just went to TEX in round 26.
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    Re: 2005 Draft Thread

    12 (782) Matthew Salmon Cincinnati Reds CF South Aiken (SC) HS

    Didn't Pokie or Gookie or Squishie or some other former Red come from Aiken?

    Mighta been Laverne.

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    Re: 2005 Draft Thread

    Pick 812, Round 27.

    SS Kenny Smalley St. Charles HS, IL

    6'2 200 R/R



    Athletic body with a quiet offensive approach. Needs to show more offense to jump up a level.
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    Re: 2005 Draft Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat
    Didn't Pokie or Gookie or Squishie or some other former Red come from Aiken?

    Mighta been Laverne.
    I think you are right. The Reds did have a player from South Aiken HS, but I can't remember who it was....someone from the late 90's team.

    Gookie, Pokey, Cameron, one of those guys.
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