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Thread: 2006 Official MLB Draft Thread (Day 1)

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    Re: 2006 Official MLB Draft Thread

    Looks like the Reds are having some "blind" scouting, though that is subjective, as I said, considering the newness, don't expect a ton from this draft.

    We have not drafted a Homer Bailey(complete package, smooth release type that needs seasoning) or Wood(great changeup, short, but very athletic) either.

    This draft probably won't provide much pitching, which makes me wonder if Cast won't be opening up the checkbook this offseason. Deno and Votto are most likely on the block as well.

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    Re: 2006 Official MLB Draft Thread

    By the way, why is LaPorta still on the board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor
    Y'all are killing me. These threads are always classic. Who seriously knows anything more about this SS than what they just read on mlb.com? And calling for someone to be fired on 3 picks in a draft of 50 guys? Again, you're splitting my side.
    This is my favorite time of year, we get an influx of talent, and everybody is calling for the GM or scouting directors head because they don't pick who they wanted.

    I remember how many people two years ago were calling for Dan O'Brien's head because he took the best high school arm over a SS that ended up flaming out in Colorado. That high school arm is now our top prospect and the same people criticizing the pick are now arguing over whether or not we should rush him to the majors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    I don't mind the Reed pick. The kid's athletic and hopefully good instruction will turn him into a baseball player. The Reds built a franchise largely around that philosophy not that long ago in cosmic time.
    the problem is the guy profiles to play one position and he is a pure projection for that position at this point. He is Kenny Lewis, a guy with multiple question marks and drafted by a team that has probably the easiest CF to play in all of baseball.
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    Re: 2006 Official MLB Draft Thread

    Why is Lars Anderson still available? IIRC, he is supposed to have a ton of power and a great eye at the plate,.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    I don't mind the Reed pick. The kid's athletic and hopefully good instruction will turn him into a baseball player. The Reds built a franchise largely around that philosophy not that long ago in cosmic time.
    Good point.

    I also try to remember that we're long past the point of having anyone on the draft board that can't be picked apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
    It's a heel turn by Wayne Krivsky after 4 months of playing to the fans.

    He'll rip off his Reds shirt and reveal an "nWo" logo and then proceed to tell all the young Reds fans to screw off. Then he'll cut a promo about how much he hates Cincinnati and the morons that live there.
    Will George Grande tell us he tried to warn us all along as Bobby Heenan did back in the day?

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    Re: 2006 Official MLB Draft Thread

    115. Baltimore- Blake Davis, SS, Cal St. Fullerton

    116. SF- Ben Snyder, LHP, Ball State

    117. Arizona- Kevin Thompson, RHP, Pensacola (FL) JC

    118. Texas- Marcus Lemon, SS, Florida HS

    Son of Chet.

    119. Minnesota- Whitney Robbins, 1B, Georgia Tech

    120. Toronto- Brandon McGee, RHP, Bradley U.

    121. Washington- Glenn Gibson, LHP, New York HS

    Son of ex-MLB stalwart hurler Paul Gibson.

    122. Milwaukee- Evan Amundsen, RHP, Colorado HS

    Actually Columbine High School.

    123. SD- Nate Culp, LHP, U. Missouri-Columbia

    124. NY Mets- John Holdzkom, Salt Lake CC

    Brother of Lincoln, I assume.

    125. Florida- Hector Correa, RHP, Puerto Rico HS

    126. Minnesota- Garrett Olson, 3B, Franklin Pierce College (NH)

    Franklin Pierce has a college named after him?

    127. Philadelphia- D'Arby Myers, CF, California HS

    128. Oakland- Chad Lee, RHP, Barton County CC (Oklahoma)

    129.

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    Re: 2006 Official MLB Draft Thread

    A's pick Chad Lee.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: 2006 Official MLB Draft Thread

    15 picks away from the Reds.

    Newton, Anderson, Walden, and LaPorta all still available.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    I like this pick, incidentally. Get a good athlete, send him to rookie ball and "coach him up" a bit.

    Someday, 5 or 6 years from now -- 'Zoners will complain about Bruce and Stubbs blocking this guy from having a job in the OF as he sits in Louisville and bats .350 with 30 SBs or something.

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    Re: 2006 Official MLB Draft Thread

    I am wondering where some of these guys are going to go who were projected 2nd/3rd rounders....and why they are falling so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    the problem is the guy profiles to play one position and he is a pure projection for that position at this point. He is Kenny Lewis, a guy with multiple question marks and drafted by a team that has probably the easiest CF to play in all of baseball.
    I'll take that on a 4th round pick. It's always a maybe something. Hopefully he'll prove unlike Lewis and actually improve over time instead of get consistently worse. It also sounds like Reed has a little sock in his bat (something Lewis never was accused of), gap power instead of none.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
    Why is Lars Anderson still available? IIRC, he is supposed to have a ton of power and a great eye at the plate,.
    Maybe teams see something in him that would cause them to reconsider?
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    Re: 2006 Official MLB Draft Thread

    I guess I could better understand the infatuation with CF types if GABP wasn't one of the smallest and easiest CFs to play in the majors.
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