Found November 19, 2012 on
by: Chase Fitzgerald
Josh Ravin is a 24-year old pitching prospect in the Cincinnati Reds system. The right-hander was drafted by the Reds in the fifth round of the 2006 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Chatsworth High School in California. Ravin split time between Single-A Bakersfield and Double-A Pensacola this season while appearing in 23 games as a reliever. His playing time was cut short due to an oblique injury which sidelined him for nearly two and a half months.
I just want to thank him for taking the time to do this interview. Make sure to follow him on Twitter at @FreshSqueezed22.
Q: What is your best personal achievement in baseball?
A: I would have to say being drafted is my greatest achievement this far. I'm blessed to have the opportunities I've had.
Q: Walk us through the day you were drafted.
A: The day I was drafted was a surreal feeling. I knew tt was going to happen it was just a matter of what team and round.
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Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Assorted Headlines
2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Venezuelan Winter League
3. Largely Unhelpful Videos: Free Agent Infielder Darwin Perez
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