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    Re: 1st Round Pick (15 overall): Devin Mesoraco, Catcher, High School

    Of the remaining unsigned draft picks, Todd Frazier, Kyle Lotzkar, Zach Cozart, Scott Carroll, Blake Stouffer, Evan Hildenbrandt, Taylor Jordan, Andrew O'Neil, and Scott Alexander are the one's I want signed. James Nelson, 39th round 6'6" RHP HS pitcher would be nice also, but I doubt he'll sign.

    In order of preference:

    Todd Frazier
    Kyle Lotzkar
    Evan Hildenbrandt
    Scott Carroll
    Blake Stouffer
    Zach Cozart
    Taylor Jordan/Scott Alexander
    Andrew O'Neil

    I would be satisfied if just one of Alexander/Jordan were signed.

    BTW, Lotzkar doesn't graduate from HS until June 29th, so don't worry about him.

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    Re: 1st Round Pick (15 overall): Devin Mesoraco, Catcher, High School

    What's with these guys not graduation high school until so late. Our last day was in the first week of June (I want to say 5th) and our seniors graduate June 3rd.
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    Re: 1st Round Pick (15 overall): Devin Mesoraco, Catcher, High School

    Reds sign No. 1 draft pick

    Catcher Devin Mesoraco, the Reds' No. 1 draft pick (15th overall), signed a contract Friday in Sarasota and begins his professional career with the Gulf Coast Rookie Reds.

    "We are very pleased to reach an agreement with Devin and are looking forward to getting him on the field soon," GM Wayne Krivksy said.

    Mesoraco, 18, hit .467 with four homers and 21 RBIs this spring for Punxsutawney (Pa.) High School.

    Pitcher Kyle Lotzkar, a third-round sandwich pick, remains unsigned but visited the team here Friday. He is from nearby Delta, British Columbia.

    http://www.daytondailynews.com/s/con...redsnotes.html

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    Re: 1st Round Pick (15 overall): Devin Mesoraco, Catcher, High School

    I want to know what is going on with Frazier. Anyone know??

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    Re: 1st Round Pick (15 overall): Devin Mesoraco, Catcher, High School

    It seems Mesoraco will be placed on the fast track by starting with the High-A Sarasota team.

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    Re: 1st Round Pick (15 overall): Devin Mesoraco, Catcher, High School

    I believe he's starting with the GCL Reds. He is on their roster. You may be confused because it said he was going to Sarasota, but thats where the GCL Reds are located too.
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    Re: 1st Round Pick (15 overall): Devin Mesoraco, Catcher, High School

    I must be mistaken. I thought it said he was starting with the Sarasota team.

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    Re: 1st Round Pick (15 overall): Devin Mesoraco, Catcher, High School

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    I must be mistaken. I thought it said he was starting with the Sarasota team.
    Both the high Single A club and the Rookie teams are in Sarasota. He'll be playing with the Rookie team.

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    Re: 1st Round Pick (15 overall): Devin Mesoraco, Catcher, High School

    Carlos Gomez broke down the mechanics of all the 1st round picks. His summary of Mesoraco: "From a potential point-of-view, I like the pick. There's work to do though." He thinks Mesoraco is athletic, has quick wrists, but needs to stop "lunging" after pitches.

    To my mind, Devin's swing needs some work from his set position. He sets his hands directly behind (and nearly above) his head--he won't get away with that in the bigs.

    http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/ar...d-picks-11-20/

    BTW, he didn't like Dominguez's swing *at all*.

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    Re: 1st Round Pick (15 overall): Devin Mesoraco, Catcher, High School

    With Mesoraco signing his contract a few days ago, I'm curious as to why he hasn't appeared in a game for the GCL Reds yet. Is it standard procedure for the first round pick to wait a couple days after signing to get in a game, or is it something else?

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    Re: 1st Round Pick (15 overall): Devin Mesoraco, Catcher, High School

    He started today.

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    Re: 1st Round Pick (15 overall): Devin Mesoraco, Catcher, High School

    Hadn't seen this posted anywhere yet.

    Shortstop Zack Cozart, the Cincinnati Reds second round selection of the 2007 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Mississippi has been added to the active roster of the Dayton Dragons. Cincinnati selected Cozart with the team's fourth pick and he was the third position player taken by the Reds in the draft.
    http://http://www.oursportscentral.c...es/?id=3496172

    Does this mean Valaika is on his way to Sarasota?
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    Re: 1st Round Pick (15 overall): Devin Mesoraco, Catcher, High School

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    Hadn't seen this posted anywhere yet.



    http://http://www.oursportscentral.c...es/?id=3496172

    Does this mean Valaika is on his way to Sarasota?
    I would think so. Where is Fraizer going to go when he gets signed? If Cozart is starting in Dayton, I would assume they won't send Fraizer to rookie ball. Maybe the just don't see Fraizer as a SS.
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    Re: 1st Round Pick (15 overall): Devin Mesoraco, Catcher, High School

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    I would think so. Where is Fraizer going to go when he gets signed? If Cozart is starting in Dayton, I would assume they won't send Fraizer to rookie ball. Maybe the just don't see Fraizer as a SS.
    You're probably right. My guess is he will play 3rd to start and then probably move to LF or RF. Or since Francisco is in Dayton maybe they go ahead and start him right out in the COF. It's hard to say.
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    Re: 1st Round Pick (15 overall): Devin Mesoraco, Catcher, High School

    **edited** meant to make this a post to itself!
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