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    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Any early guesses on the timeline? When should we expect him in the Cincy rotation? I'm guessing 2016 or so.
    Seriously?

    He is still a long shot to ever make the major leagues, as is any HS pitcher.

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    Re: Robert Stephenson Signed

    He is still a long shot to ever make the major leagues, as is any HS pitcher.
    These days, a first-pick with the talent Stephenson has is not a long shot to make the bigs. If he stays healthy, he'll get there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    These days, a first-pick with the talent Stephenson has is not a long shot to make the bigs. If he stays healthy, he'll get there.
    That's an awfully big if. Ty Howington, Chris Gruler, even Brien Taylor for the Yankees. A ton of HS pitchers miss because of injury and it's not any easier to take

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    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    No major league contract this time.
    Giving draft picks roster spots is something I wish MLB would stop.As I stated before it is very selfish. It seems it would benefit both the player's union and owners.
    May the Lord bless

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    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    No major league contract this time.
    Giving draft picks roster spots is something I wish MLB would stop.As I stated before it is very selfish. It seems it would benefit both the player's union and owners.
    May the Lord bless

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireDusty View Post
    I love it that the Reds keep stocking the pipeline with pitching.

    Bumper Sticker Idea.

    "You Can Never Have To Much Pitching"
    I agree 1000%, I would love to see the Reds draft 5 hard throwers with the first 5 picks in next years draft

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    That's an awfully big if. Ty Howington, Chris Gruler, even Brien Taylor for the Yankees. A ton of HS pitchers miss because of injury and it's not any easier to take
    Your reaching pretty far back for Howington and Gruler. Homer is the only HS pitcher the Reds have taken with a first round pick in the modern era.
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    I would love to see the Reds draft 5 hard throwers with the first 5 picks in next years draft
    Throwing hard matters little if that's all you can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    Your reaching pretty far back for Howington and Gruler. Homer is the only HS pitcher the Reds have taken with a first round pick in the modern era.
    If they haven't taken a pitcher other than Homer then I guess I have to go back to when they have. My point is that innuries with HS pitchers are common, not that the Reds have taken that risk often

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    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Throwing hard matters little if that's all you can do.
    I'm not so interested in flame throwers. A Tom Browning or a Bronson Arroyo is just fine with me and will likely be more durable than injury prone guys like Don Gullett and Homer Bailey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    If they haven't taken a pitcher other than Homer then I guess I have to go back to when they have. My point is that innuries with HS pitchers are common, not that the Reds have taken that risk often
    It isn't limited to high schoolers. College guys get hurt all of the time too. This high school/college pitcher stuff is drastically overrated. Both pose a large injury risk because they throw a baseball for a living. In the last 10 years, the gap between high schoolers and college pitchers has closed. Teams are more cautious with high schoolers. They used to routinely just take them out of high school and throw them full seasons. Now, that never happens. The results are showing fewer injuries.

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    Of course there are a lot of ifs involved. My point projecting 2016 was that even if everything goes right he's still 5 years away. Wonder what the Reds will look like then.
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    Re: Robert Stephenson Signed

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Throwing hard matters little if that's all you can do.
    Im sure if its a top 5 pick the kid has more than just a fast ball

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    It isn't limited to high schoolers. College guys get hurt all of the time too. This high school/college pitcher stuff is drastically overrated. Both pose a large injury risk because they throw a baseball for a living. In the last 10 years, the gap between high schoolers and college pitchers has closed. Teams are more cautious with high schoolers. They used to routinely just take them out of high school and throw them full seasons. Now, that never happens. The results are showing fewer injuries.
    I agree in that the main difference is that the college kids are older and thus have three years under their belts.

    What about the factor of hard thrower vs junk baller? Does a Homer Baily or an Aroldis Chapman have a higher chance of being injured than a Mike Leake or a Bronson Arroyo. It seems to me that the physics of it would suggest that hard throwers are more at risk

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    Re: Robert Stephenson Signed

    Draftees prefer to sign major league contracts for financial reasons (i.e. less taxes).


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