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    2009 Reds draft signings

    Draft signings should start rolling in. Post the signings in this thread and maybe one of the mods can bold the players names after they sign.

    1. Mike Leake, RHP ASU
    1A. Brad Boxberger, RHP USC
    2. Billy Hamilton SS-CF Taylorsville HS
    3. Donny Joseph LHP-Reliever U of Houston
    4. Mark Fleury C UNC Chapel Hill
    5. Daniel Tuttle RHP Randleman HS
    6. Mark Serrano RHP Oral Roberts
    7. Josh Fellhauer CF Cal State Fullerton
    8. Juan Silva CF Puerto Rican BB Acad.
    9. Brian Pearl RHP-Reliever U Washington
    10. Tucker Barnhart C Brownsburg HS LOI Ga. Tech
    11. Harold Johnson RHP Trinity Christian Acad.
    12. Josh Garton RF Volunteer State CC
    13. Nick Christiani RHP Vanderbilt
    14. Tim Crabbe RHP Westmont Col.
    15. James Walczak RHP Mercyhurst Col.
    16. Chase Fowler C South Forsythe HS
    17. Devin Marrerro SS Amer. Heritage HS
    18. Stephen Perez SS Gulliver Prep School
    19. Mitchell Clarke LHP Forrest Hts Collegiate Inst. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (HS)
    20. Matt Valaika 2B USC Santa Barbara
    21. Jonathan Reed RHP Memorial HS Ok
    22. David Stewart 1B Grayson CCC
    23. Chris Richburg 1B Texas Tech
    24. Derrick Lowery 1B Young Harris College

    25. Michael Monster RHP Rutland Secondary School British Columbia
    26. Vernon Manz C U of Sou. Fla.
    27. Stefan DePino LHP Dorman HS SC
    28. Derek Poppert SS U of SF Jr.
    29. Jason Braun RHP Corban College Oregon Sr.
    30. Yovan Gonzalez C Wabash Valley Jr College Puerto Rico
    31. Adian Kummet RHP St. Scholastica Div III
    32. Shane Carlson SS UC Santa Barbara
    33. William Stramp 3B Lubbock Christian NAIA
    34. Forest Cannon RHP UC Santa Barbara
    35. Oliver Santos 3B U South Carolina Salkehatchie JC
    36. Chris Burleson SS U of Southern Maine Div III
    37. Dayne Read CF Chipola JC
    38. Thomas Nurre 1B St. Xavier HS/Miami University Jr.
    39. Paul Barton RHP Kwalikum HS
    40. Michael Robertson CF Bellevue CC
    41. Jacob Wiley RHP Marist College Sr.
    42. Blair Carson RHP Anderson University in SC
    43. Richard Bowen RHP Mississippi State U
    44. Javon Shepherd CF Navarro College Jr.
    45. Brian Adams CF South Forsythe HS Georgia
    46. Timothy Dunn RHP Trevecca Nazarene U.
    47. Jason Hampton RHP Rockland HS (CA)
    48. Kenny Swab C Young Harris College Jr.
    49. Darion Hamilton CF Taylorsville HS Mississippi
    50. Chris Page 1B Genesee CC NY Jr.
    UD Chase Ware RHP Ole Miss
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    Re: 2009 Reds draft signings

    Saints’ pitcher Kummet drafted by Reds
    Adian Kummet wasn’t in a hurry to watch the Major League Baseball draft on Thursday until he got a call from Cincinnati Reds scout Andy Stack.
    By: Jon Nowacki, Duluth News Tribune

    Adian Kummet wasn’t in a hurry to watch the Major League Baseball draft on Thursday until he got a call from Cincinnati Reds scout Andy Stack.

    Stack told the St. Scholastica pitcher that the Reds were about to draft him, so Kummet quickly logged onto mlb.com at his family home in Brainerd, Minn., and saw his name called just in time as Cincinnati took him in the 31st round with the 929th overall pick. Kummet didn’t have to wait long as he was the eighth player selected on the draft’s third and final day.

    “It felt great to get it out of the way early. I didn’t have to sweat it out,” Kummet said. “I didn’t want to sit there all day and watch names go by. That was a lot sooner than I expected. I got to breathe easy.”

    Kummet joins Brett Nyquist, a 13th round selection of the Montreal Expos in 2002, as the only Saints players ever to be drafted, and he will join the same organization that includes Duluth native Ben Jukich, a pitcher with the Reds’ Class AAA affiliate, the Louisville Bats.

    Stack is expected to be in Brainerd on Sunday to work out a deal with Kummet, who expects a signing bonus of $1,000. He hasn’t hired an agent. He probably will then be assigned to rookie ball in either Sarasota, Fla., or Billings, Mont., and could leave for his new destination as early as Monday.

    “At this point it is more about the opportunity to play right now than about the money,” said Kummet, who graduated in May with a double major in accounting and finance. “This is a little surreal. It still hasn’t sunk in.”

    Kummet, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound right-handed pitcher, went 6-2 with a 1.87 ERA and three saves in leading St. Scholastica to its fifth straight NCAA Division III playoff appearance this spring.

    He had 73 strikeouts in just 57 and 2/3 innings.

    Kummet finished his career tied for second in program history with 24 wins and fifth with 215 strikeouts.

    St. Scholastica assistant coach Joe Wicklund helped Kummet through the recruiting process and said Cincinnati first inquired about Kummet midway through the season.

    Stack saw him pitch in the regional playoffs, where Kummet no-hit eventual national champion St. Thomas for six innings.

    “Stack didn’t ask me about Adian’s pitching ability,” said Wicklund. “He was so impressive physically there were no questions about that. What Stack wanted to know about was Adian the person, and that was a pleasure, because he’s an even better person. And I don’t know if anyone has worked hard over the last four years. He has done everything we’ve asked of him and then some.”

    St. Scholastica initially used Kummet as a closer before having him start the past two seasons. He said the Reds haven’t indicated how they plan to use him, but he would likely have to further develop his changeup to be an effective starter at the pro level.

    Kummet is just happy to have a shot. After getting the draft out of the way early, he took the rest of the day easy by playing golf.

    “I don’t want to hurt anything,” Kummet joked as he was about to tee off. “I think I’ll be alright. I don’t think anything is going to get hurt on the golf course except for my pride. Sometimes I think I’d be better off just throwing it onto the green.”

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    Re: 2009 Reds draft signings

    I'm not surprised that Kummet signed first. The article I posted after he was picked indicated that if he hadn't been selected in the draft, he had offers to play in an independent league. Plus, who's hiring accounting and finance majors right now?
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    Re: 2009 Reds draft signings

    The bonus money is small, but it would make the Reds look like the good guys if they covered all of the kids student loans debts. Also the kids would go into their first year out from a lot of pressure.

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    Re: 2009 Reds draft signings

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    I'm not surprised that Kummet signed first. The article I posted after he was picked indicated that if he hadn't been selected in the draft, he had offers to play in an independent league. Plus, who's hiring accounting and finance majors right now?
    He could probably make more doing his team mates taxes than he will make in salary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellhead View Post
    The bonus money is small, but it would make the Reds look like the good guys if they covered all of the kids student loans debts. Also the kids would go into their first year out from a lot of pressure.
    Depending on the school, that could be a lot of money. I do know that some players who left college early made it part of their contract that the team would pay for them to finish college. One player from OSU was drafted by one team, ultimately traded to another, but the original team would be on the hook should he ever decide to finish up his degree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    He could probably make more doing his team mates taxes than he will make in salary.
    Sort of like Henry "Author" Wiggen selling insurance annuities to his teammates in "Bank the Drum Slowly."
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    Re: 2009 Reds draft signings

    I was thinking that Baseball/Union ought to a establish a minimum signing bonus of $10,000. At most it costs a team 500K.

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    Re: 2009 Reds draft signings

    Can we get a sticky on this? This is always one of my favorite threads.

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    Re: 2009 Reds draft signings

    Of course... no one has actually signed yet.......

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    Re: 2009 Reds draft signings

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    Of course... no one has actually signed yet.......
    We've got one signing.

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    Re: 2009 Reds draft signings

    That first guy expects to sign today. He hasn't actually signed.

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    Re: 2009 Reds draft signings

    I am making Adian Kummet my nominee for the Chris Heisey sleeper from an unheralded program award.

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    Re: 2009 Reds draft signings

    From Sheldon:

    Hamilton, Billy SS Rd 2 GCL
    Joseph, Donnie LHP Rd 3 Billings
    Serrano, Mark RHP Rd 6 Dayton
    Walczak, James RHP Rd15 Billings
    Braun, Jason RHP Rd 29 Billings
    Carlson, Shane SS Rd 32 Billings
    Cannon, Forest RHP Rd 34 Billings
    Burleson, Chris SS Rd 36 GCL
    Wiley, Jake RHP Rd 41 GCL
    Last edited by redhawk61; 06-15-2009 at 05:34 PM.

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    Re: 2009 Reds draft signings

    Quote Originally Posted by redhawk61 View Post
    From Sheldon:

    Hamilton, Billy SS Rd 2 GCL
    Joseph, Donnie LHP Rd 3 Billings
    Serrano, Mark RHP Rd 6 Dayton
    Walczak, James RHP Rd15 Billings
    Braun, Jason RHP Rd 29 Billings
    Carlson, Shane SS Rd 32 Billings
    Cannon, Forest RHP Rd 34 Billings
    Burleson, Chris SS Rd 36 GCL
    Wiley, Jake RHP Rd 41 GCL
    Are all of those signings?

    Edit: I now see they are all signings. Surprised we got Hamilton that quickly!


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