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    Who is the Indians pitcher that used to be a top prospect w/ the Reds?

    I can't remember, any help appreciated!!
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    Re: Who is the Indians pitcher that used to be a top prospect w/ the Reds?

    Jeremy Sowers was drafted by the Reds, but did not sign. He was then later drafted by Cleveland.
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    Re: Who is the Indians pitcher that used to be a top prospect w/ the Reds?

    ok! That's who I thought it was...but according to http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sowerje01.shtml he was drafted by the Indians so I was confused.

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    Re: Who is the Indians pitcher that used to be a top prospect w/ the Reds?

    we never signed him.

    RHP Jeff Stevens was traded for Brandon Philips. Great trade.

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    Re: Who is the Indians pitcher that used to be a top prospect w/ the Reds?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsrule2500 View Post
    ok! That's who I thought it was...but according to http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sowerje01.shtml he was drafted by the Indians so I was confused.

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    If you look at the full transaction history towards the bottom, it shows he was first drafted by the Reds and didn't sign; then was drafted and signed by Cleveland.
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    Re: Who is the Indians pitcher that used to be a top prospect w/ the Reds?

    And, at this time, he appears to be a marginal prospect. He can't strike out anyone. I doubt he would ever record an out with our defense behind him.

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    Re: Who is the Indians pitcher that used to be a top prospect w/ the Reds?

    The rules have changed, too. No longer would failure to sign a first rounder be a disaster - now you get a 1A pick to make up for it. I could see a team in a poor draft year punting a top pick now and getting to make it up the next draft in a better year. Or like the Reds in Sowers year, punting to save money one year planning to make it up the next year. You lose a year of development at most and if the guy is a late signee like Hildenbrandt then you actually wouldn't necessarily be out even the development time.

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    Re: Who is the Indians pitcher that used to be a top prospect w/ the Reds?

    When I saw this thread, I thought about the John Smiley deal that brought Jim Crowell, Danny Graves, Scott Winchester, and Damian Jackson.

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    Re: Who is the Indians pitcher that used to be a top prospect w/ the Reds?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    The rules have changed, too. No longer would failure to sign a first rounder be a disaster - now you get a 1A pick to make up for it.
    compensation picks have been around for a long time.

    Reds chose Mark Schramek as compensation for failure to sign Jeremy Sowers.

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    Re: Who is the Indians pitcher that used to be a top prospect w/ the Reds?

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    compensation picks have been around for a long time.

    Reds chose Mark Schramek as compensation for failure to sign Jeremy Sowers.
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