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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Quote Originally Posted by Edd Roush View Post
    The more I think about the Yonder pick, the more I like it. Watch this video and tell me that you still think he has a David Ortiz body type.
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    Absolutely in a heartbeat. And I'd deal BP to get Valaika on 2nd when the time comes too.
    Wow really, well IDK if I agree. But I can't say you're wrong for feeling that way at least the EE pick. Valaika though IMO will never be BP good.
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    I like the Alonso pick. He's got a bat that is going to move through the system very quickly. Worry about trading from strength when the time comes (e.g. Hamilton for Volquez).

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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    Absolutely in a heartbeat. And I'd deal BP to get Valaika on 2nd when the time comes too.
    I don't know about that. Valaika is a good prospect but he doesn't profile as a great all around player like Phillips.
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I don't know about that. Valaika is a good prospect but he doesn't profile as a great all around player like Phillips.
    No argument whatever that BP is better - but Valaika will be more than decent as a replacement when BP's next contract comes around. Just my opinion but I don't see BP as one of the must keepers of the future. Unfortunately building a team does require some budgetary decisions unless you're the Red Sox or Yankees -and the gap betwen BP's dollars next contract and Valika's output for a lot less just won't justify the money imo. The nice thing is the Reds should get a decent read on Valaika's ability before they have to cross tha particular bridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd Roush View Post
    The more I think about the Yonder pick, the more I like it. Watch this video and tell me that you still think he has a David Ortiz body type
    I liked him before the video and I like him more now

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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Alonso and Miami play tomorrow night on ESPN...I think it is like 6:00 or 7...

    Clayton Shunick throws tomorrow during the day for N.C. St...I think 1:00...

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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyredfan40 View Post
    Alonso and Miami play tomorrow night on ESPN...I think it is like 6:00 or 7...

    Clayton Shunick throws tomorrow during the day for N.C. St...I think 1:00...
    NC State on TV?
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Quote Originally Posted by NorrisHopper30 View Post
    NC State on TV?
    ESPN may be regionalizing the coverage. I will have the State game here. I should see a few innings before I have to go back to work. It's at 1pm.

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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    I love teams that draft sticks like Alonso and trade for MI talent. Let the other teams do the long, hard work with the tough projections. Deal for them later.
    That's not a bad philosophy. Even better yet, get your shortstops in San Pedro de Macoris or Caracas.
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    As for Zach Stewart in the third round, at first I was thrilled about it because he was ranked so high by BA (No. 48, we got him at No. 84). However, he only played one season of Division I college baseball (two years of JUCO) and his numbers were not very good at all. I know he is a power arm, but his stats his lone season at Texas Tech scare me.

    I love the pitcher from N.C. State we got in the fifth round. His numbers are off the charts good.

    I also like the SS Buchholz from Delaware in the sixth round. Not sure about the high school pitcher in the fourth round Cline. Looks like he can also play some 3B and is a decent hitter. But he will be a pitcher for the Reds and has a 92-94 fastball. Might have been a reach that high though.
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    I'll be interested in seeing what Tyler Cline does once he suits up for GCL.
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    As for Zach Stewart in the third round, at first I was thrilled about it because he was ranked so high by BA (No. 48, we got him at No. 84). However, he only played one season of Division I college baseball (two years of JUCO) and his numbers were not very good at all. I know he is a power arm, but his stats his lone season at Texas Tech scare me.
    His stats were fine until Texas Tech moved him into the rotation late in the season and he got rocked which caused his ERA to skyrocket. Plus ERA's in college baseball can be very deceiving with everyone swinging a metal bat and playing in some bandbox ballparks. The Reds drafted him for his stuff. He's got a 92-96 mph fastball with great sink and a plus slider. This was a very good pick IMO.
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    Re: 2008 MLB Draft Cincinnati Reds Selections

    Trent has a couple videos of Chris Buckley talking about the Reds picks:

    http://www.thelotd.com/ctrent/blog
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