#Reds sign supp 1st-rder Jeff Gelalich for $825k (pick value=$897,800). #UCLA OF had breakout year, avg to plus tools across board #mlbdraft
Have to start him at Dayton IMO. Hell, LaMarre was a second-rounder (not compensatory first rounder) and they started HIM out at Dayton right after the draft. Using that precedent -- and hoping that Gelalich is better than LaMarre -- I'd have to say Gelalich will begin his pro career with the Dragons.
I'd also guess Dayton. Low A Ball is a jump from high Division I, but not too high a jump.
I hope Gelalich continues to hit well. I'm interested in which OF position he'll play. I'd think he'd play RF (I have visions of Paul O'Neil when I see his video).
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I've seen a dozen or so of his at-bats and everything he hits is right on the screws
Has Gelalich been assigned to a team yet? Would like to see him start to get some professional AB now that July is upon us.
Last edited by corkedbat; 06-30-2012 at 12:51 PM.
Why is Gelalich not at Dayton yet? Is there an injury we don't know about perhaps?
I'd expect Gelalich to show up on a roster (most likely Dayton's) by Monday - if not sooner.
Is it time to start worrying a little about Gelalich?
VERY small sample size - 70 AB, but he is a 22 year old sandwich pick from a big time college program who is struggling to hit in the launching pad of Billings. He has a .229/.341/.371 line for a .713 OPS with 23 K and 9 BB. Not atrocious, but you'd like to see a lot better from a first round pick out of UCLA- especially one who is not a premium defensive player and doesn't play a premium defensive position. I was surprised he wasn't starting in Dayton, I figured he'd mash in Billings. So far I'm disappointed.
Last edited by j_m_t_us; 08-02-2012 at 12:41 PM.