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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).
Last edited by RedlegJake; 06-05-2008 at 11:01 PM.
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...
Last edited by somethingtony; 06-06-2008 at 12:21 AM.
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.
Last edited by Blitz Dorsey; 06-06-2008 at 01:57 AM.
I'll be interested in seeing what Tyler Cline does once he suits up for GCL.
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Trent has a couple videos of Chris Buckley talking about the Reds picks:
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