Today the Reds will draft rounds two through thirty. I am going to break it down into several posts to try and keep it all from an overload. Today the picks literally go about every 20 seconds, so there won’t be as much time for me to interact as the draft is going on, as the time in between the Reds picks will be used to get as much information on the players as possible.
Cincinnati Reds 2nd round selection: Ryan LaMarre, OF, Michigan
- More gap to gap power than HR power.
- Good runner on the bases and in the field.
- Profiles as a solid center fielder with good range due to the ability to read the ball well.
Not a fan of what happened with the plate discipline this season, but if he can return to where he was in 2009 with his strikezone judgement, I will be more in favor of the pick. Some places have called him a tweener and that makes me a little nervous for a second rounder out of college.
Cincinnati Reds 3rd round selection: Devin Lohman, SS, Long Beach State
- Lacks power in his bat and his swing can be max effort at times.
- Above average speed.
- Plus throwing arm.
- Average range at shortstop.
Cincinnati Reds 4th round selection: Brodie Green, SS, Texas A&M
- More ‘ballplayer’ than ‘toolsy’ type of player.
- Has played multiple positions, including CF, 2B and SS.
Cincinnati Reds 5th round selection: John (Wes) Mugarian, RHP, Pensacola Catholic HS
- Throws his fastball at 90-92, has touched 93 MPH.
- Throws a curveball, slider and change up as well.
Picks are now going at about 20-30 seconds per pick, so the pace is going to pick up a lot.
Cincinnati Reds 6th round selection: Drew Cisco, RHP, Wando HS (SC)
- Fastball works 88-91 MPH and has touched 92 at times.
- Above average curveball in the high 70’s.
- Average change up.
- Good control.
- Rumors that he may or may not be related to Sisqo, of The Thong Song fame can’t be confirmed.
Cincinnati Reds 7th round selection: Jose (Tony) Amezcua, RHP, Bellflower HS (CA)
- Fastball runs up to 94 MPH and sits low 90’s.
- Power curveball in the high 70’s that could be an above average pitch.
- Also throws a change up in the low 80’s.
Cincinnati Reds 8th round selection: David Vidal, C, Miami Dade CC
Hit .401 in 2010 with 14 HR’s.