Since we just finished the mock draft I assume alot of us have had the opportunity to at least get a reasonable feel for who we'd like to see the Reds go after in the 1st several rounds. The question I have is who would you like them to avoid at all costs? Who do you just not believe in as an eventual asset? Obviously by asset I mean a tradeable guy or one who would eventually fill a hole on this team. You can break it down by round, or just throw out a few names in the midst of the 1st 5 rounds, however you want to do it. But please however you do it give us a good sound reason. This is your chance to steer the franchise away from a potential monumental disaster.
I have a few guys in mind that I believe will be busts but the one guy whom I would steer completely clear of is Matthew Purke. I read a piece on him that says he creates most if not all his velocity with his upper half, BA said he has a "slinging action in his delivery" that too me is a very bad sign. It's sounds too me like Bill Bray with less leg usage. I remember hearing at one point that Bray's sometimes diffculty with throwing to the outer half and keeping it in the zone was due to that slinging action or hitch in his delivery. And of course now we see he has ended up hurting himself also. Now granted under normal circumstances I'd still take a shot on him if he fell to our pick in the sandwich round but reports are that he'll be a tough sign regardless of where he is chosen and with those added concerns I just think it would be a bad investment.
Others who concern me are. Rich Poythress (Bat Speed), Ben Paulson (bat Speed), Rueben Sierra Jr. (attitude, work ethic) and Kyrell Hudson (attitude and work ethic). I'd probably still take Poythress but later than he maybe would go but the others I'd pass on unless it's way late in the draft.