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Thread: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    One player who will like a hockey playing pitcher? Joey Votto.
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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    Does he throw 99? Because the highlight video they just showed said he had a 94-95 fastball. Which is it?
    He can hit 99 but he sits comfortably at 92-93 from what I read.

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    One player who will like a hockey playing pitcher? Joey Votto.
    Not to mention Kyle Lotzkar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    He can hit 99 but he sits comfortably at 92-93 from what I read.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    One player who will like a hockey playing pitcher? Joey Votto.
    I don't even think Joey is big on hockey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohayou View Post
    I don't even think Joey is big on hockey.
    Yup, he's a basketball guy.
    I dont care, Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. Hes in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    The Reds deserve a lot of credit for picking nothing but big-leaguers in the first round between 2003 and 2010. Only supplemental first-rounders Kyle Lotzkar and Brad Boxberger have yet to make it, and I think the former still has a decent shot and the latter should be a lock barring injury.

    There can't be too many other clubs that can say that. I haven't done the research, but I wouldn't be surprised if no other clubs can.

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by Plus Plus View Post
    To be fair, it was a very scripted interview that lasted about fifteen seconds. I don't think it is fair to the newest (potential) member of the Reds to assume that he isn't smart as a result of those fifteen seconds.
    I loved the interview. Liked Clemens, Happy Gilmore and checking players into the boards playing hockey on the weekends. Guy has a rough side to him, something that I want on the mound. Give me a guy who is slightly nuts on the mounds. Some of the greats were slightly nuts on the mound. You can't teach 99 is a great comment. He may take a long development but his ceiling is high.

    Now draft a bunch of players who an find 1b!

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    The Nationals will only have $4.4m to spend for the first 11 rounds. Jim Callis is questioning whether or not that will be enough to sign Giolito.
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    I agree that getting on his case for liking Clemens and Happy Gilmore is lame.
    "Hey this guy likes things I don't like!"

    And for the record, while my sense of humor is normally in the Seinfeld/Monty Python/Arrested Development end of the spectrum, I am 30 years old and still love the stupidly hilarious comedy that is Happy Gilmore.
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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    One thing we know is that in any sport, especially baseball, to try to evaluate a draft pick the day of the draft is pretty much a waste of time. One source had him at 20, someone else higher or lower. Reds at 14. It is not like the projected order is ever proven to have been remotely close to correct when all is said and done.

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    Personally, I think this bodes well for the Reds. The Cards have Ryan Franklin making their pick. *grin*

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    I like tough guys, so I liked the comment about him basically being a "hockey goon" at that level. Checking people into the boards and laughing about it. I'm quickly warming up to the pick. Just weird that none of the "experts" had him going in the first round. Even though it shouldn't, that concerns me.

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Giolito could now officially be the Lincecum to Travieso's Stubbs...
    Perhaps a better analogy is Giolito is the Daniel Norris to Travieso's Robert Stephenson.

    Will be interesting and exciting to monitor their progress, assuming both sign (as they did last year). I am happy the Reds went for ceiling instead of floor (ie Marrero or Wacha).
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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    Just an unrelated comment....I'm LOVING the commercials on MLB during this draft. Just cracking me up.


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