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    Jonathan Mayo says it's fairly certain Reds will draft Gordon Beckham

    It appears fairly certain the Reds will be taking University of Georgia shortstop with the No. 7 overall pick. They've long been associated with a variety of college players, mostly bats (Yonder Alonso) and also RHP Aaron Crow, but it's looking like the middle-infielder who's had a monster season for the super-regional bound Bulldogs (.397, 24 HR, 65 RBI, 1.286 OPS, 17 SB) will be joining the Reds organization tomorrow.

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    Re: Jonathan Mayo says it's fairly certain Reds will draft Gordon Beckham

    If so, this is great news. Reds fans are used to having great shortstops who can both field and hit and Beckham is a guy I think can keep that tradition going. He's already proven he can hit with a wooden bat and he destroyed the ball in a tough conference this season. This is a guy I think projects to be a .300+ hitter with good plate discipline and 20-25 homerun power and the perfect number two hitter ahead of Jay Bruce. Getting him will really solidify the Reds infield for the next 5-10 years with Votto at first, Phillips at 2nd, Beckham at SS, and either EdE or Todd Frazier at third base.
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    Re: Jonathan Mayo says it's fairly certain Reds will draft Gordon Beckham

    Sweet.

    Gordon Beckham will be a beast in Cincy, and he's got defense at a position we need too. He'd be a great, great pick.

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    Re: Jonathan Mayo says it's fairly certain Reds will draft Gordon Beckham

    Cincinnati's next 30-30 player.
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    Re: Jonathan Mayo says it's fairly certain Reds will draft Gordon Beckham

    While it sounds nice and all the guy still has to make it to us

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    Re: Jonathan Mayo says it's fairly certain Reds will draft Gordon Beckham

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    Cincinnati's next 30-30 player.
    Beckham is 17-for-18 in stolen base attempts this season. He's just an all-around good player.
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    Re: Jonathan Mayo says it's fairly certain Reds will draft Gordon Beckham

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    While it sounds nice and all the guy still has to make it to us
    Good point. I don't think I'm gonna have much for fingernails come tomorrow afternoon...

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    Re: Jonathan Mayo says it's fairly certain Reds will draft Gordon Beckham

    Yeah, lets not get ahead of ourselves. Beckham could go to the O's or FLA. Shrug..

    I have stuck with the Gordon Beckham to Cincy with pick #7 in my pickem 7 thread.. if Matusz falls though, might make them change their minds. who knows. But I like the pick if he's there.

    I would normally worry about the transition to wood, but he dominated the cape cod league already with wood, 9 jacks in that time. the power i think is defenitely legit.
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    Re: Jonathan Mayo says it's fairly certain Reds will draft Gordon Beckham

    Beckham or Matusz please.
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    Re: Jonathan Mayo says it's fairly certain Reds will draft Gordon Beckham

    From BP:

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    The Reds are lining up to throw the first real curveball of the first round. They have been heavily scouting the top group of college sluggers, as well as Gordon Beckham, while also dreaming of a scenario that would drop either Matusz or Crow to them. However, a surprising new name has entered the mix—the Reds were in hard on Canadian prepster Brett Lawrie after he went off with eight home runs in eight games against professionals in the Dominican, and they came back with reports encouraging enough to prompt a quickly-scheduled private workout on Tuesday afternoon. As one scouting director put it, “If there’s anyone who can improve his stock with a private workout, it’s Lawrie.” Assuming all went as expected, the surprises start at lucky number seven. If they decide to play it safe, Alonso is currently at the top of their board.
    Selection: Brett Lawrie, INF, Brookswood SS (BC)
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    Re: Jonathan Mayo says it's fairly certain Reds will draft Gordon Beckham

    Quote Originally Posted by mbgrayson View Post
    That's from earlier today. This new info from Mayo is from late tonight.

    Chris Buckley says the Reds are down to Brian Matusz, Buster Posey, Gordon Beckham, or Yonder Alonso.
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    Re: Jonathan Mayo says it's fairly certain Reds will draft Gordon Beckham

    Who the Reds take is up to the guys before them, but there preferences are certainly out there and one of the real options is not listed by OBM from what I am hearing from a very reliable source.

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    Re: Jonathan Mayo says it's fairly certain Reds will draft Gordon Beckham

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Who the Reds take is up to the guys before them, but there preferences are certainly out there and one of the real options is not listed by OBM from what I am hearing from a very reliable source.
    Really, how interesting. It's gotta be Lawrie and I am ok with it assuming the alternatives are not the Beckhams, Matusz & Posey (unless of course Posey is indeed asking for 12 mill).
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    Re: Jonathan Mayo says it's fairly certain Reds will draft Gordon Beckham

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Who the Reds take is up to the guys before them, but there preferences are certainly out there and one of the real options is not listed by OBM from what I am hearing from a very reliable source.
    I take it you don't want to tell us who it is. Would you be happy if the Reds took this mystery player?

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    Re: Jonathan Mayo says it's fairly certain Reds will draft Gordon Beckham

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwball View Post
    I take it you don't want to tell us who it is. Would you be happy if the Reds took this mystery player?
    Not that I don't want to, just not sure if I can without getting someone in trouble. I don't think the Reds will end up taking him because of the other options that do look like they should be there, but it seems he is higher for us than some guys we have been linked to recently.


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