The 2017 Major League Baseball Draft hasn’t even been over for 16 hours, but we are already getting an idea of some of the guys that plan to sign. We are also getting an idea of some of the guys who are saying that they won’t be signing. As signings come in I will be updating the Cincinnati Reds Draft Tracker (and it’s also linked at the top of every page in the navigation bar).
Reds draft picks expected to sign
Let me preface this by saying that there is no reason to believe that the players selected in the Top 10 rounds won’t sign. The Reds speak to these guys before they draft them, specifically guys in the top 10 rounds and have a good idea of what it’s going to take to sign them. If they didn’t believe they could get them signed, they wouldn’t have drafted them. However, for today, we’re going to look at the players who have stated publicly that they plan to sign. Also please take a look at this link : http://www.eduref.net/online-schools-that-provide-laptops-ipads/.
Stuart Fairchild (2nd Round) is expected to sign. He told the Winston-Salem Journal that if negotiations proceed on course, he is preparing to begin his professional career.
Jacob Heatherly (3rd Round) is expected to sign. In an interview with the local Fox station he says he’s looking forward to getting out to Arizona and rookie ball.
Mac Sceroler (5th Round) is expected to sign. He told the Advocate that he plans to sign and forego his senior season.
Tyler Buffett (6th Round) is expected to sign. He spoke with the Stillwater News Press after the draft about his time in college and moving to professional baseball.
Packy Naughton (9th Round) is expected to sign. He told the Roanoke Times that he plans to skip his senior season and join the Reds organization.
Nate Scantlin (15th Round) has already agreed to sign. Speaking with Kansas.com he says the Reds offered him a 6-figure contract that included paying for schooling (this is standard for high school draft picks).
Ryan Nutof (16th Round) is expected to sign. He told the Chicago Tribune that he’s heading to Arizona for his physical.
Junior Harding (17th Round) is expected to sign. He told the Star Democrat that he’s going to sign and forego his scholarship to Missouri.
Reds draft picks not expected to sign
Garrett Schoenle (30th Round) is not expected to sign. He told The Journal Gazette that he plans to play at the University of Cincinnati.
Logan Chapman (36th Round) is not expected to sign according to his Twitter account.