Thanks BlumJ. Hopefully The Reds can grab some good players tommorrow as well.
Players signed indicated in Bold
Round Overall Player Position School State
1 12 Yasmani Grandal C Miami Fla.
2 62 Ryan LaMarre OF Michigan Mich.
3 94 Devin Lohman SS Long Beach State Calif.
4 127 Brodie Greene 2B Texas A&M Texas
5 157 Wes Mugarian RHP Pensacola (Fla.) Catholic HS Fla.
6 187 Drew Cisco RHP Wando HS, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. S.C.
7 217 Tony Amezcua RHP Bellflower (Calif.) HS Calif.
8 247 David Vidal 3B Miami-Dade JC Fla.
9 277 Tanner Robles LHP Oregon State Ore.
10 307 Kevin Arico RHP Virginia Va.
11 337 Andrew Hayes RHP Vanderbilt Tenn.
12 367 Kyle Waldrop OF Riverdale HS, Fort Myers, Fla. Fla.
13 397 Lucas O'Rear RHP Northern Iowa Iowa
14 427 Daniel Wolford RHP California Calif.
15 457 Stephen Hunt LHP South Florida Fla.
16 487 Rob Kral C College of Charleston S.C.
17 517 Brent Peterson SS Liberty HS, Bakersfield, Calif. Calif.
18 547 Robert Maddox OF Ohio Ohio
19 577 Josh Alexander OF Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix Ariz.
20 607 Chris Berset C Michigan Mich.
21 637 Josh Smith RHP Lipscomb Fla.
22 667 Kurtis Muller OF Iowa Iowa
23 697 Randy Fontanez RHP South Florida Fla.
24 727 Patrick Doyle RHP Missouri State Mo.
25 757 Dan Renken RHP Cal State Fullerton Calif.
26 787 Ty Stuckey LHP Houston Texas
27 817 Joel Bender LHP Oak Hills HS, Cincinnati Ohio
28 847 Chad Rogers RHP Galveston (Texas) CC Texas
29 877 Muenster Muenster 3B Kansas St Kan.
30 907 Brad Hendrix SS Auburn Ala.
Wait a minute! Did the Reds really take a guy called Muenster Muenster in the 29th round or was someone pick up the phone in the war room and thought Selig was a guy at the deli? Can he hit the cheese? If he is ever released who will be blamed for cutting the cheese?
Darn it looks like his name is actually Adam Muenster. If his name was actually Muenster Muenster that would instantly top Arquimedez Pozo as my alltime favorite name.
Apparently the Reds are going to try David Vidal behind the plate. He could be an interesting guy to watch. If both he and Grandal sign (not to mention Kral and Berset) I'd have to imagine that's the end of the Neftali Soto experiment behind the plate. They won't have room to play all of these guys in the minors:
Last edited by Benihana; 06-09-2010 at 12:15 AM.
I can live with most of the draft. I expect huge things with the bat from Lohman. They passed up a ton of talent to take him and this organization already had enough good field/??? bat SS's for the next 15 years.
I don't see drafting these catchers as an indication that Soto is done at catcher. All of the new people will be playing at Low A or lower (below Soto) with the exception of Grandal, and he likely, won't play til Aug 20th or later.
Therefore, I think they give Soto the next two months/until Grandal signs to show that he can really stick behind the plate. If he improves his game behind the dish tremendously and starts to rake, then maybe he can stay back there and they work a rotation. Otherwise, he moves to 3B or LF and it's time to really break out the stick or get lost in the shuffle.
Last edited by Benihana; 06-09-2010 at 10:22 AM.