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    2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    As usual, this page is for updating the Reds selections instead of sorting through the draft thread. Any comments about the Reds selections from MLB.com, BP, BA, etc can be found here.
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

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    Posted Jun. 5, 2008 1:52 pm by John Manuel
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    Not so fast my friend.

    Gordon Beckham is NOT going to Cincinnati. The Reds took Yonder Alonso in something of a surprise, but Alonso is a heck of a hitter. Hes short to the ball, quick through the zone and has a polished approach. This really is the first case where a team took a college first baseman and decided he was just too good to ignore, no matter that they have a young first baseman in Joey Votto. But Votto has played left field in the past and some scouts believe he actually could be better defensively in left field. Alonso might be part of a post-Adam Dunn team in Cincinnati and should go off in the Great American Ballpark.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/?paged=2
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Alonso was the guy I was hoping they'd pick. People have been complaining about our lack of a pure hitter who won't strike out 120 times a year. Here you go. It will be interesting to see if this has any impacting on an extension for Dunn.
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    7. Cincinnati Reds
    Yonder Alonso, 1b, Miami
    B-T: L-R. Ht.: 6-2. Wt.: 215. Age: 21.

    Scouting Report

    The most dangerous slugger on one of the nation's top hitting college teams, Alonso has produced consistent offensive numbers for Miami in each of his three years. As a freshman he led the team with 69 RBIs, leading the Hurricanes to the College World Series. As a sophomore, he led the Atlantic Coast Conference with 18 home runs, and finished the season with a .376 batting average. A native of Cuba, Alonso came to America at age 9. He was drafted out of Coral Gables (Fla.) High in the 16th round by the Twins in 2005. Alonso has always hit for average and power, and he is considered one of the most professional hitters in this year's draft. Blessed with superior plate discipline, Alonso has a great strikeout-to-walk ratio and has an advanced approach. He swings lefthanded and has power to all fields, making consistent contact. In the field, Alonso is limited to first base but plays the position well. He is a below-average runner with adequate arm strength, but he should be an above-average defender. Alonso's professionalism and makeup are both strengths as well, making him a safe pick to reach the major leagues.

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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Born: April 8, 1987 (just turned 21, that's a plus)

    Here's what I could tally up and anybody is more than welcome to fill in the blanks below (UM is Univ. of Miami stats while CC is Cape Cod League stats):
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    Year      PA   2B   HR   BB   SO   SB   CS    BA    OBP   SLG    OPS
    2006 UM  289   18   10   32   37    4    1   .295  .373  .492   .865
    2007 UM  288   13   18   64   31   13    3   .376  .519  .705  1.224
    2007 CC        12    4   36                  .338  .468  .497   .965
    2008 UM  267   10   21   69   30             .370  .536  .767  1.303
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Stats can be found here:

    http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/spor.../teamcume.html

    Alonso in 2008:

    .370/.536/.767 - 1.303 OPS

    10 doubles, 1 triple, 21 homeruns, 69 BB/30 K
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Stats can be found here:

    http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/spor.../teamcume.html

    Alonso in 2008:

    .370/.536/.767 - 1.303 OPS

    10 doubles, 1 triple, 21 homeruns, 69 BB/30 K
    Thanks, OBM. I must have been blind when looking.
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    I didn't realize he was just a Junior either until today. He's performed both sophomore and junior years against good competition. I'm not doing jumping jacks for joy over Alonso, but I'm certainly not feeling dissapointed either.
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    Born: April 8, 1987 (just turned 21, that's a plus)
    Born four days after one Jay Bruce.

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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Say what you want about the pick, you can't deny that this guy can swing the stick.

    Didn't mean for that to rhyme. Those are just ridiculous numbers.

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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Stats can be found here:

    http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/spor.../teamcume.html

    Alonso in 2008:

    .370/.536/.767 - 1.303 OPS

    10 doubles, 1 triple, 21 homeruns, 69 BB/30 K
    The outfielders must have been on strike when he got that triple.
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Reds just got a steal with Zach Stewart at number 84. He was considered a first round compensation pick. He's a college reliever from Texas Tech with a 92-96 mph fastball with great sink and a plus slider and average changeup. Great, great pick IMO.
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Reds just got a steal with Zach Stewart at number 84. He was considered a first round compensation pick. He's a college reliever from Texas Tech with a 92-96 mph fastball with great sink and a plus slider and average changeup. Great, great pick IMO.
    The guy is huge pick-up. Can't wait to see him spend a session with Mario Soto and see if he can upgrade his change. I've read he can be filthy at times.
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    MILB.com says Stewart has two plus pitches in the fastball and slider and has a closers mentality.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Baseball America had him ranked 46th overall.

    Good pickup.


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