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    Have the Reds ever got...

    The first overall pick in the draft? If so, who was it?

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    Re: Have the Reds ever got...

    no. i dont know if theyve had the 2nd pick either, but i know gruler was the 3rd overall pick in 2002.
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    Re: Have the Reds ever got...

    Yeah, a few times. Tim Belcher, Ken Griffey, Jr., Paul Wilson, and Josh Hamilton.

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    Re: Have the Reds ever got...

    ha ha, I meant due to having the worst record golf.

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    Re: Have the Reds ever got...

    from McClain's link:

    The following teams have never had the first overall pick:

    AL: BoSox, Toronto; Indians
    NL: Reds, Cards, Dodgers, Giants, Rockies.

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    Re: Have the Reds ever got...

    The Reds haven't had the worst record in baseball during the draft era.

    The Reds had the worst record in the National League, and second worst record in baseball in 1982.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/NL_1982.shtml

    They used that #2 pick overall to get Kurt Stillwell, future hall of fame shortstop. You remember, the guy for whom the Reds tried moving Barry Larkin to 2B.

    They used to have a secondary phase to the draft back then (winter). The Reds had the #1 overall pick and took everyone's favorite radio personality, Tracy Jones!

    I believe the only other time the Reds have even come in last place, since the draft came into existence, was 1983.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CIN/

    Here's a listing of Reds draft picks going to the majors. Check out the '96 draft. I don't think a trained monkey could have picked any worse than that. You really have to try to only get one draftee to the major league... and that one guy - Buddy Carlyle is still a minor league/major league fringee.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CIN/draft.shtml
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    Re: Have the Reds ever got...

    They will not get it this year either. There will be at least 8 teams worse than the Reds (record-wise) at season's end.
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    Re: Have the Reds ever got...

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    Here's a listing of Reds draft picks going to the majors. Check out the '96 draft. I don't think a trained monkey could have picked any worse than that. You really have to try to only get one draftee to the major league... and that one guy - Buddy Carlyle is still a minor league/major league fringee.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CIN/draft.shtml

    Considering Marge's budget for scouts, it probably was a trained monkey.

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    Re: Have the Reds ever got...

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    Here's a listing of Reds draft picks going to the majors. Check out the '96 draft. I don't think a trained monkey could have picked any worse than that. You really have to try to only get one draftee to the major league... and that one guy - Buddy Carlyle is still a minor league/major league fringee.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CIN/draft.shtml
    Makes you wonder - would this option have been better?



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    Re: Have the Reds ever got...

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19 View Post
    Makes you wonder - would this option have been better?


    I think it looked more like this
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Have the Reds ever got...

    Yeah, it kind of makes me think this happened to the Reds--not only in 1996 but 2001, as well:

    http://www.theonion.com/content/news..._as_mel_kipers


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