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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 2)

    Daniel Pigott UFlorida OF

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 2)

    Reds select OF Daniel Pigott from Florida.

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 2)

    Pigott is a .331 hitter who will take a walk, had 5 homers this year, can steal a base, hit .389 in the post season. 6-2 205, plays WR for the Gators football team. Has a 4.5 40.

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 2)

    1 more pick then the Reds are off the budget and on to the $100,000 cap per player rounds

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    Here's an excerpt that tells you what Doug is referring to about Brean being a superb athlete:
    Seth Mejias-Brean's stellar junior season has inevitably led to comparisons - but not to other baseball players.

    To hear the Arizona Wildcats third baseman's teammates tell it, Mejias-Brean is a cross between Paul Bunyan and Chuck Norris, with a little Roy Hobbs mixed in.

    Hand the UA's starting third baseman a football, and he'll throw it 60 or 70 yards.

    "They call him Tebow," coach Andy Lopez said.

    Give Mejias-Brean a basketball, and he'll show off a 360-degree slam dunk.

    "He's just a freak," outfielder Robert Refsnyder said.

    But Mejias-Brean is at his best with a bat in his hands. His batting practice sessions are legendary, complete with towering home runs and crushed line drives that send teammates dodging.

    At 6 feet 2 inches and 210 pounds, the Cienega High graduate fills out a uniform better than anybody on the team. Pro scouts love his projectability, whether it's at third base, in the outfield or at catcher - a position he's never played before.

    "I mean, look at his body," shortstop Alex Mejia said. "You can see him playing in the big leagues, like, next year.

    "I've never seen a player like him. When he hits it, and the ball's flying out, it's hit so hard. ... Really, it's almost like the thing is yelling."

    Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/sports/ua/a...#ixzz1wxIfKvb2
    Sounds like the kind of freak athlete who, if his baseball skills catchup with his athletic abilities, may be knocking on the Double-A door in two years or if they don't work out, he could be playing Arena League football.

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 2)

    Anytime a guy has athletic talents like Mejia-Brean you have to like the upside. They obviously went more for his ceiling than the stats.

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 2)

    Reds pick Jeremy Kivel, RHP, Spring HS, TX, in the 10th round.

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 2)

    Jeremy Kivel, Texas High school rhp

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    Mayo said Kivel's a 3rd or 4th round talent, but had a knee injury and that's why he slid.

    Could be a GREAT pickup in the 10th round!

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 2)

    Pretty good draft so far. Tons of upside, high ceilings, a couple utility picks but even some upside in those guys if everything panned out

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 2)

    Kivel own words:
    hello my name is jeremy kivel i am a RHP from spring, tx the highschool of current MLB pitcher josh beckett. I have always wanted to play college and pro-baseball and follow in his footsteps, it started at a young age when family and friends discovered that i have a GOD given arm and people still see that today. Also i have a GOD given work ethic and i always have to be the best at what i do no matter what. Im the first and last on the field at my highschool and if you ever get to see me on the mound i always have the fire in my eyes that this next pitch is going right past your bat, im not the biggest guy on the field at 6"1 but i have biggest heart. I play everygame as if it was my last. No matter what school i go to im going to want to bring you a championship and make history that is the type of player and person i am.

    He is listed as 6-2 200 fastball at 94, has curve and iffy change, power arm. Wants to play pro ball but has a commitment to U. of Houston

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 2)

    Kivel has been clocked at 96 MPH and was sitting 93-94 in a recent showcase before blowing out his knee (for the second time in his life). Big sign if it happens.

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 2)

    Sounds like he's going to school.

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    Sounds like he's going to school.
    Link?

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Link?
    I think he's inferring that based on RedlegJake's post.

    A blown knee twice sounds like he could be a concern moving forward if he were to sign. But if the money isn't crazy, it would be worth the gamble.


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