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Thread: Why do the Reds take projected relievers so early in the draft?

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    Re: Why do the Reds take projected relievers so early in the draft?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    Sean Watson, Stewart and some others were drafted high as relievers but the organization thought they could turn them into starters. Seems the organizational philosophy is to take arms without alot of mileage and try to develop them into starting pitchers. I think it's an interesting thought but doesn't seem to be working all that well we have yet to develop one of them. Wish they would wait until later than the 3rd to do this and preferably later than the 5th.
    Many times, players are drafted as relievers but used as starters to get them more innings. We've seen that with Carlos Fisher, Sean Watson, and Brad Boxberger just to name a few.

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    Re: Why do the Reds take projected relievers so early in the draft?

    I don't know that this is a bad philosophy for the Reds to take. Pitchers are expensive. If you are constantly bringing up quality relievers, you don't have to do something crazy, like spend $12 million a year on closer and can use that money elsewhere.

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