In honor of the draft taking place this week, I've compiled who I feel to be the best first round draft picks ever made by the Reds in franchise history. Here they are:
RHP Gary Nolan (1966)
- With the 13th pick in the '66 Draft, the Redlegs pegged Nolan from Oroville High School in Oroville, CA. He played a crucial role in the success of the Big Red Machine in the 1970s.
Career stats: 10 yrs, 110-70, 3.08 ERA, 1.145 WHIP, 45 CG
LHP Don Gullett (1969)
- Cincy plucked the southpaw out of nearby McKell High School in South Shore, KY with the 14th overall choice. Like Nolan, Gullett too was a pivotal piece in the Big Red Machine in his stay in the Queen City from 1970-76 and would return to serve as the pitching coach years later.
Career stats: 9 yrs, 109-50, 3.11 ERA, 1.227 WHIP, 44 CG
SS Barry Larkin (1985)
- The Reds pegged Larkin with the 4th overall pick out of the University of Michigan, and the rest as they say is history. Lar...