Today will be rounds 11-20 of the 2022 Major League Baseball draft, wrapping up the three day event. This post will contain all of the information for each one of the Cincinnati Reds selections on Day 3 of the draft. It will be updated throughout the day as each pick comes in. Things get underway at 2pm ET.

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Cincinnati Reds Round 11 Selection: Ben Brutti

Background information:

  • School: South Kingstown High School, Rhode Island
  • Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
  • Height: 6′ 3″
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Scouting Report

Scouts didn’t get much of a chance to see Ben Brutti as a junior after he injured his back and missed the year. As a senior he jumped out of the gate throwing 92-95 and touched 97 MPH this spring. The pitch also shows good sinking action. His slider is inconsistent in it’s shape, but he’ll flash an above-average one at times. There’s also a change up in his arsenal, but it’s a pitch he doesn’t use much and is a below-average offering.

His mechanics have some effort to them, and he’s shown below-average control at times. Both lead to some belief that he’s a future reliever, but there’s enough stuff there that he could be given a shot to clean up the mechanics a bit and develop as a starter and see what happens.

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Cincinnati Reds Round 12 Selection: Mason Pelio

Background information:

  • School: Boston College
  • Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
  • Height: 6′ 3″
  • Weight: 230 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Scouting Report

Mason Pelio struggles to throw strikes. This past season he walked 20 batters with 21 strikeouts in 18.2 innings while making six starts and seven relief appearances at Boston College. His control wasn’t as bad, but still a bit concerning in his first three seasons as a starter.

The fastball will work in the 92-94 MPH range and has been up to 97 MPH. He’ll also flash an above-average change up. His mid-70’s curveball is a below-average offering.

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*Video from Spring of 2021 – but it’s the newest one that was easy to find*

College Stats

Year W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
2019 4 3 3.63 72.0 49 4 37 62 1.19
2020 1 2 4.09 22.0 22 3 10 19 1.46
2021 3 8 6.65 65.0 72 6 45 54 1.80
2022 1 3 9.16 18.2 27 2 20 21 2.52
Totals 9 16 5.37 177.2 170 15 112 156 1.59

Cincinnati Reds Round 13 Selection: Johnathan Harmon

Background information:

  • School: Northwestern State
  • Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
  • Height: 6′ 5″
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Scouting Report

Hopefully coming soon, but was unable to find much. Reached out and am waiting to hear back.

College Stats

Year W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
2020 1 0 2.16 25.0 14 1 9 14 0.92
2021 4 4 5.37 65.1 74 6 27 42 1.55
2022 5 6 3.52 79.1 77 9 23 49 1.26

Cincinnati Reds Round 14 Selection: Jared Lyons

Background information:

  • School: George Mason
  • Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Scouting Report

He struggled most of his time at Boston College, though he did put up a solid junior season. The control and walk numbers aren’t where you want to see them. He did pitch better in the Cape Cod League in each of the last two summers, throwing 44.1 innings while allowing 27 hits, walking 19, and striking out 49 to go along with a 2.03 ERA.

His fastball works in the low 90’s. He’ll show a good curveball with 12-6 break to it in the upper 70’s. He will also show a change up at times in the mid-80’s that’s a below-average offering.

College Stats

Year W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
2019 0 4 10.06 34.0 41 2 25 38 1.94
2020 0 2 11.00 9.0 11 0 11 9 2.44
2021 6 2 3.73 72.1 50 2 38 76 1.22
2022 6 5 5.69 80.2 76 7 40 65 1.44
Totals 12 13 5.97 196.0 178 11 114 188 1.49

Cincinnati Reds Round 15 Selection: Adam Serwinowski

Background information:

  • School: Eastside High School (SC)
  • Position: Left-Handed Pitcher
  • Height: 6′ 5″
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Left/Left

Scouting Report

His fastball worked 92-95 and touched 97 late in the season. Did have some struggles with control, will need to correct some things in his mechanics and become more consistent.

Cincinnati Reds Round 16 Selection: Trey Braithwaite

Background information:

  • School: West Virginia
  • Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
  • Height: 6′ 3″
  • Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Scouting Report

A 5th year senior who pitched four years at Navy before spending this past season at West Virginia, Braithwaite is a pure reliever. He participated in the draft league this summer and topped out at 99.4 MPH, though he sits more in the 93-96 range. He also has a slider and a change up.

He’s already 24-years-old and he will turn 25 in September, so he’s one of the oldest players in the draft this year.

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College Stats

Year W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
2018 0 0 0.00 1.1 0 0 0 2 0.00
2019 1 2 3.10 29.0 27 0 10 33 1.28
2020 1 0 0.71 12.2 7 0 5 13 0.95
2021 4 2 4.44 24.1 25 2 20 38 1.85
2022 3 0 1.70 37.0 18 1 20 36 1.03
Totals 9 4 2.59 104.1 77 3 55 122 1.27

Cincinnati Reds Round 17 Selection: Easton Sikorski

Background information:

  • School: Western Michigan
  • Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
  • Height: 6′ 0″
  • Weight: 210 lbs
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Scouting Report

His fastball works in the low 90’s and touches 95. He shows a good slider in the 78-82 MPH range. Also has a change up. Mixes his stuff well, throws everything for strikes.

College Stats

Year W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
2019 0 1 8.44 16.0 22 2 17 14 2.44
2020 2 1 2.13 25.1 22 0 11 20 1.30
2021 5 3 4.14 63.0 70 4 18 62 1.40
2022 2 1 5.16 22.2 25 2 6 15 1.37
Totals 9 6 4.46 127.0 139 8 52 111 1.50

Cincinnati Reds Round 18 Selection: Mason Neville

Background information:

  • School: Basic High School (NV)
  • Position: Outfielder
  • Height: 6′ 3″
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Left/Left

Scouting Report

This could be a tougher sign. He was rated as the 102nd best prospect in the draft by MLB Pipeline but fell out of the top 10 rounds. There are some questions about his hit-tool, but every other aspect of his game grades out as average to plus. He was also a quality pitching prospect in the draft. At the plate he’s got above-average power potential. In the field he’s a good defender with above-average speed and a plus arm.

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Cincinnati Reds Round 19 Selection: Tyler Chadwick

Background information:

  • School: Iowa Western Community College
  • Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
  • Height: 6′ 5″
  • Weight: 230 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Switch/Right

Scouting Report

His fastball works in the low 90’s and tops out at 96. He will also throw both a change up and slider in the low-to-mid 80’s, with the slider being the better of the two pitches.

He pitched as a freshman at West Virginia in 2021 before transferring to Iowa Western for his sophomore season.

College Stats

Year W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
2021 1 0 6.75 10.2 7 0 15 17 2.06
2022 5 0 3.21 28.0 17 2 13 32 1.07

Cincinnati Reds Round 20 Selection: Joseph Menefee

Background information:

  • School: Texas A&M
  • Position: Left-Handed Pitcher
  • Height: 6′ 2″
  • Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Left/Left

Scouting Report

He throws in the low 90’s topping out around 95 MPH. Good slider. As you can see in the stats, he’s struggled with control and command.

College Stats

Year W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
2019 3 2 3.75 36.0 28 3 14 51 1.17
2020 0 0 4.50 4.0 4 0 3 5 1.75
2021 4 2 3.00 33.0 17 1 21 50 1.15
2022 6 2 5.60 53.0 46 7 42 87 1.66
Totals 13 6 4.36 126.0 95 11 80 193 1.39

40 Responses

  1. Jpser05

    Doug, it has got to be hard to find info on some of these guys. Kudos to you. How in the world, with his lack of performance, does that BC pitcher get drafted?

  2. RedsGettingBetter

    How the Reds could drafted a pitcher having 9.10 ERA and WHIP 2,52 with more walks than IP this season in this 13th round?… according to this ,What can we expect for the remaining rounds?

  3. TR

    Can’t believe this was 40 rounds in years past. Do 10 rounds and make rest undrafted free agents.

  4. LDS

    I was joking yesterday about the Reds drafting pitchers that missed the strike zone frequently, so they didn’t have to develop that skill. Reading Doug’s report here makes me think I was simply prescient.

  5. LDS

    And as I have previously noted, though retired, I’m a Patreon subscriber. It’s worth a few bucks a month to me to have someone run down and curate all the information. All I have to do then is read it. Got to keep these sites going because that’s about all Reds fans have, site banter. We don’t have a big league team.

    • Optimist

      Right there with you LDS. Doug does better work than the old school print media – sign up on Patreon to keep it going.

  6. Jpser05

    I see we drafted a West Virginia Mountaineer! My alma mater. I have no inside information….

  7. mac624

    Brutti is interesting. Will be interesting to see if they have enough left to sign him with the two over slots at the top of the draft. Another high schooler at 15 as well with a projectable frame to build on. He’s going to the hometown school so may take more to sign him too. The college guys are just innings eaters to fill rosters, but maybe one catches lightning in a bottle.

  8. Optimist

    I’m liking this draft. Excellent #1 pick, perhaps they get lucky with 2 and 3, and lots of pitchers to work with. Hope they kept enough of the DW/Boddy MiLB structure in place.

  9. AMDG

    I’m curious if Trey Braithwaite pitched 4 years at Navy, how he got out of his service commitment, to transfer to WVU and be available for the MLB draft.

    • mac624

      Athletes can do their service commitment requirements as reserves now. He will need to serve 5 years I believe as a reservist.

      • Optimist

        Wondered about that. Thanks. This covers Hurtubise as well I presume, and looks like Oliver Drake as well.

  10. LDS

    Alright, draft is over. Time for the trade deadline and associated rumors.

  11. PTBNL

    Looks like Mason Neville is a lefty hitter and thrower not a righty/righty. Probably a tough sign as I would assume he would want to go to college.

      • kdavis

        Doug,

        Can the teams now go about signing undrafted players or is there a waiting period? (League mandated or do the teams wait to see who the sign first among the drafted players)?

      • Krozley

        Reds have already signed one. And guess what, he’s a pitcher. Baseball America has a tracker.

  12. Brad

    1) Glad to see Scouting Director give credit to area scouts in quotes

    2) Interesting to see shift in which area scouts have most pull

    3) Enjoying 1st year decision maker at Scouting Director position as he has shared a lot in interviews. Sport decision makers tend to become more guarded over time in those position.

  13. Steelerfan

    I’ll join the thank you for all the outstanding information, here and at Redleg Nation. Will be (and we all should be) hitting the tip jar.

  14. Bdh

    9 pitchers and a likely unsignable outfielder. Strange drafting on day 3 IMO

  15. AMDG

    12 of the last 13 picks were pitchers, including 10 in a row.

    I have to wonder if they misplaced their draft list of “position players” and had to keep drafting pitchers, until they found it?

    :-)

  16. SteveO

    Draft over. Time to put pen to paper and get to Dayton, Daytona and Goodyear as soon as possible. I don’t think I’ve ever recalled our organization having so many pitchers with 5.00+ ERAs and hitters with sub .250 BAs on the active rosters at the All-Star break. With the majority of the pitchers drafted being college players, it would be a good time to promote the better pitchers at Daytona to Dayton(Cooper, Aguilar, Rivera,Petty, Cardona, Holt and Sandridge), add the necessary recently drafted pitchers to Dayton and Daytona and continue the piggyback system at these 2 levels. Recently drafted pitchers can try to get in 35-50 innings for starters and 20-30 innings for relievers the second half of the season. DLC, Boyle, Kravetz and Gayman up to Chattanooga. We should target upper level prospects(AAA and AA)in trades to supplement the Reds, Bats and Lookouts. Release the retreads in Louisville and open up PT for younger players, mainly in the pitching staff. Spiers, Nutof, Garcia, Pinto and Stockton should all see time at Louisville from Friday. Hopefully, McLain is healthy soon and Chattanooga should be stacked. A lineup of Siani, McLain, DLC, McGarry, Free, Hopkins, Cerda, Johnson and Hurtubise, Quintana or Hernandez. Abbott, Phillips, Boyle, Kravetz and whoever the Reds get in trades to fill out the rotation. I think this team could contend for the second half division title and challenge for the Southern League title if kept together the whole second half. This will put the organization on a good timeline for ‘23 and ‘24. Collier, Stewart, Tanner, Boyd, Hunter and Faltine step right in at Dayton or Daytona as the position players are not doing very well on these teams.

    • DaveCT

      I’d be ok targeting higher level guys with the Drury’s and Naquin’s. However, Castillo is elite and should require an elite, controllable return, whether he is in A ball or AAA. The same for Mahle although not as strong a return.

      • SteveO

        My ideal trade scenario is trading Castillo, Naquin and Solano to the Yankees for Dominguez, Waldichuk, Wesneski, Sears, Weissert and Warren. Mahle, Drury and Pham for Miller, Pepiot, Vargas and Stone. Get whatever we can get back in prospects for Farmer, Reynolds, Garcia, Almora, Minor, Strickland, Detwiler, Cessa and Warren. We went pitcher heavy on the second and third days in the draft to supplement the lower levels of our organization and should use trades to supplement the Reds, Bats and Lookouts. Pepiot and Waldichuk step into the starting rotation for the Reds joining Greene, Lodolo and Ashcraft. That’s 4 24 year olds and a 23 in Greene. 3 righties and 2 lefties for good balance and the beginning of the second coming of the ‘98 Braves staff of Maddox, Smoltz, Glavine, Neagle and Millwood. Sears and Weissert join Diaz at the back end of the bullpen. Vargas starts at 3B for the Reds. Wesneski, Miller and Stone starters for the Bats joining Williamson and Dunn. Warren into the rotation for the Lookouts joining Abbott, Phillips, Boyle and Kravetz. Dominguez ideally joins Chattanooga, but if not ready, starting in Dayton. Our pitching staffs for the Reds, Bats and Lookouts are instantly improved and we use the second half of the ‘22 season as an evaluation period to possibly speed up the rebuild for ‘23. New starting lineup for the Reds will be India, Senzel, Stephenson, JV, Vargas, Aquino, Schrock, Fairchild and Barrero. Bench of Papierski, Moose, Lopez and Friedl. Bullpen is Diaz, Sears, Weissert, Kuhnel, Sanmartin, Hoffman, Hendrix and BFarmer.
        The Yankees then use the rest of their top prospects to land Soto. Volpe, Peraza, Wells, Gomez and Andujar to the Nats. If not enough, they can a Schmidt, Medina or Perreira. The reason that I did not add Volpe and Peraza in the trade to the Reds is because I think DLC is better than both of them, is a switch hitter, has shown to be able to play both SS and 3B, with CF a good possibility and he’s younger than the other 2.

    • BK

      I like the prospects you would target in your post below. This would be my magic trade plan:

      1. Pham and Naquin to the Padres for MLB RF Myers and A+ CF/RF Hassel (Fangraphs #42, MLB #23). This fills two weak areas for the Padres and gives them about $12M of additional space under the CBT to bring in another hitter, perhaps Josh Bell from the Nats. Myers contract will fit with the Reds for 2022 after other moves are made. Hassel is likely ready for AA.

      2. Castillo to the Blue Jays for AAA C Moreno (Fangraphs #7, MLB #6), A+ LHP Tiedemann (MLB #63), A+ RHP Robberse and AAA 1B/LF Horwitz. The Blue Jays have an excellent catching tandem at the MLB level and Moreno gives the Reds the chance to lighten the catching load on Stephenson. I see them splitting the duties and playing 1B or DH on other days. Both pitchers are high upside future starters. Horwitz is way down MLB’s list and not on Fangraphs, but his stats look great (300/408/513) for an OPS of 921; 64K and 48 BB in 331 PAs this year. He’s hit like this in all 3 MiLB seasons.

      3. Mahle and Drury to the Guardians for AA RHP Williams (MLB #78), AA SS Rochio (Fangraphs #37, MLB #85), AA RHP Burns, and AAA C Bo Naylor. This is a couple more high ceiling SP, and athletic SS that should be able to play a variety of spots if SS is taken and a LH catcher with some experience at 3B.

      I’m not against trading other players (Reynolds, Almora, Garcia, etc.), I just don’t see why other teams would be interested. I would make Farmer available, too; but I think the Reds value what he brings to the clubhouse. He’s also versatile, so the offer would have to be attractive to move him.

      • SteveO

        Very interesting choices. For the trade with the Padres, I did not calculate it out exactly, but the difference of contracts of Myers vs. Pham and Naquin would be around $4M. Hassell will probably be promoted to AA before Friday. Myers currently on rehab assignment and would have to be activated before the trade and if the Reds plan to use him, would have to pass the physical to do the deal. From the Reds point of view, they would probably do the trade as you said, the $4M can be offset by other trades.
        I think the Reds would think seriously if that’s the return package from the Blue Jays and might make that deal.
        Same for the trade with the Guardians.
        Good scenarios and if the Reds can come away with anything close to that before 8/2, they will be in a good position heading into ‘23.
        It’ll be interesting to see who will get closer to what will happen for real.

      • SoCalRedsFan

        The three teams laugh and hang up the phone if Krall proposed any of those trades.

        According to baseballtradevalues.com and their trade simulator:

        Padres get -30 value
        Blue Jays get -53.2 value
        Guardians get -43.1 value

        So, you can bicker with their values all you want, but those deals aren’t even close. If Krall could pull them off, he’d be the best GM in baseball history and we know that’s not the case.

  17. DaveCT

    With only 20 picks these days, I’d like to think they know the asking price of Mason Neville.

    They did go over slot for one player drafted lower down last year, Shawn Gulliams

    • Bdh

      Neville has already said he was going to Arkansas. 18th round so I guess you take a shot but it was a wasted pick. 9 pitchers is basically what the reds drafted today

      • Doug Gray

        When August 1st arrives and he’s not signed then we can take his words seriously. Until then it could be a negotiating tactic.

  18. DaveCT

    Reds have signed an undrafted free agent from this class, Jake McMahill, from Missouri, I think.

  19. Kevin

    I know we shouldn’t expect much from these rounds but man this looks like the worst picks they could find. Mostly pitchers with control issues and high ERAs? Are they testing a theory to see just how bad a pitcher can be and still make the MLB team? I really like the Collier pick, man if this draft just doesn’t feel like they have no idea how to scout. This feels like a draft that the one prospect that could make it to the majors is also a huge risk, being a hs hitter.

    BTW, awesome job again this year, thanks for all your hard work

    • Doug Gray

      To be very fair, Collier is a college hitter even though he’s 17.

      • SteveO

        Doug, with a little over a month left in the ACL and DSL seasons, do you expect any players from the DSL Reds coming stateside? Sanchez, Cabrera, Valencia? Of note, Sanchez leading the league in BA. ACL players being promoted? Balcazar,A. Almonte, Jorge, Anotonia,Valdez? Chevalier, Minier and Fernandez seem to be struggling in Daytona.

      • Doug Gray

        No, I don’t expect anyone to move stateside. As for guys moving up from the ACL to Daytona…. that is more of a possibility, but I don’t really know who it would be, either.

      • SteveO

        Doug, reports that EDLC is heading to Chattanooga. Most fans are thinking, it’s about time. In general, do you think the organization needs to be more aggressive in promoting players? Players like Abbott, Williamson, McGarry and Phillips, just to name a few of the more well known ones, were all promoted before the All-Star break. EDLC seemed to be one of the most obvious ones to be promoted earlier. When I look at the Guardians organization, they have a lot of their own drafted players, as well as those received in trades, playing at levels where the average age is 2-3 years older. The Clippers have roughly half of their roster 25 and under, a couple of 22 year olds and only recently DFAd Sandy Leon as the only over 30.
        Just wanted to hear your take on it, Thanks

    • Bdh

      MLB actually has the reds in the group of 6 teams with the best drafts.

      • Doug Gray

        Which, of course, means absolutely nothing until there’s ink on contracts. Not that I don’t expect the Reds to sign everyone in the first 10 rounds, but weirder things have happened.

  20. Fanman

    Brutti will need to learn to pitch inside, in order, to keep hitters honest.