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Chris Heisey is proof that you can still find major league
talent in the later rounds of the draft
Well, we're two days and 15 rounds into the 2012 MLB Draft and most of the highly-touted players on draft boards have been taken, but that doesn't mean there's not a diamond in the rough still waiting out there. The draft will officially conclude on Wednesday, meaning each franchise is digging deep within their scouting department in hopes of landing a hidden gem in rounds 16-40.
To prove to you that such a thing has happened before, here are some of the notable players taken by the Reds in the 15th round or later that went on to have successful careers in the majors:
Year Rnd Pick Pos Player Notable career stats
1970 - 19th (447) RHP Pat Zachry 69-67, 3.52 ERA, All-Star, ROY
1976 - 31st (668) RHP Jay Howell 58-53, 3.34 ERA, 568 GP, 155 SV, 3X AS
1978 - 15th (381) SS Gary Redus .252 BA, 90 HR, 352 RBI, 322 SB, 183
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
For information on our other picks, check out the links below:
1st Rounder RHP Nick Travieso (HS Florida)
Supplemental 1st Rounder (#49) OF Jesse Winker (HS California)
Supplemental 1st Rounder (#57) OF Jeff Gelalich (UCLA)
I will be updating this post with information for each of the players throughout the day, then creating a new post for the players who are drafted in Rounds 9-16 later.
The second day of the draft has less pomp and circumstance than the first, and a lot more picks as well. Still, you must memorize their names so that, in four or five years when one of them busts out, you can say you had a good feeling about them back when they were drafted.
2nd round – Tanner Rahier
Shortstop; bats left; throws left
Age:18 HT:6-2 WT:205
Palm Desert High School...
This guy is a lot faster than you.
Syracuse 2 Louisville 1 (Game 1)
-Pedro Villarreal tossed six innings of one-run baseball. Nick Christiani (L 0-3, 3.60) got only one out before allowing the winning, walk-off run to score.
-3B Willie Harris had a hit and a run scored. LF-CF Felix Perez smacked a double and drove in the only run.
Syracuse 1 Louisville 0 (Game...
The Reds have selected Nick Travieso in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.
Fastball – Has gotten as high as 99 MPH, sits 92-95.
Slider – Good pitch with late breaking action on it.
Change up – It needs some work, but flashes itself as a solid pitch at times.
THROUGH THE OTHERSIDE
The Red Hot Chili Peppers took batting practice at Great American Ballpark with, naturally, the Cincinnati Reds.
The Reds called up utility player Kristopher Negron from Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday, giving them another outfielder while Drew Stubbs recovers from a pulled muscle in his side.
Negron played every outfield position in the minors. He batted .212 with five homers and 15 stolen bases at Louisville.
Infielder Mike Costanzo was optioned to Triple-A Louisville. Costanzo appeared...
Prior to his NL MVP season in 2010, there were many baseball fans who had never heard of Joey Votto. The Reds first baseman is one of the best hitters in the National League, and he’s off to a hot start once again this year even after signing a whopping 10-year, $225 million extension. In addition to a .315 career batting average, Votto’s career has also been highlighted by some...
Pedro Borbon, who pitched 10 years for the Cincinnati Reds and helped the Big Red Machine win back-to-back World Series titles, has died of cancer. He was 65.
His son, Pedro, tells The Associated Press that Borbon had been in hospice care and died at home in Pharr, Texas, on Monday. He requested no memorial service.
Borbon was a key member of the bullpen on Cincinnati's 1975...
The Cincinnati Reds blog on Cincinnati.com is reporting that injured Reds are <a ... [visit site to read more]
Chapman, warming up before a spring training start in Scottsdale
Is Aroldis Chapman the best pitcher in baseball?
According to the F12 Rating, he is. Chapman has a 32.960 F12, almost two full points ahead of the second ranked pitcher, Gio Gonzalez.
Dusty Baker and the Cincinnati Reds have made the hard-throwing Cuban their closer, and Chapman has excelled. His fastball famously...
6/6 Game Review
Louisville lost 2-1, 1-0 in a double header.
Game 1: 2-1 loss. Box Score
Willie Harris went 1-3 with a run.
Danny Dorn went 1-3.
Cody Puckett went 1-3.
Felix Perez went 1-3 with a double and an RBI.
Miguel Rojas went 1-1 with a walk.
Pedro Villarreal allowed a run in 6 innings with a strikeout.
Game 2: 1-0 loss. Box Score
Neftali Soto went 1-3.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Johnny Cueto allowed only six hits over 7 2-3 innings on Wednesday night, and Ryan Ludwick drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Reds won for the 12th time in 17 games and extended their NL Central lead over Pittsburgh to three games. The second-place Pirates lost for only...
It’s just like two years never passed, and not just because the Reds are atop the division again (albeit feeling much less green this time around). I’m also talking about my RHM inbox, which features four emails that I’ve been holding on to since 2010. I was neck-deep in MBA coursework then, so I just held on to them thinking, “someday…”
I figure it’s now or never...
After their second day off in a week (seems like the Reds
are dogging it after 20 straight days with a game), Cincy welcomes in Pittsburgh
to GABP. Ah, the Pirates, it seems like they’re an old friend with as much as
these two teams have played lately. Let’s check out the pitching match-ups,
Homer Bailey (4-3, 3...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Clint Barmes had three hits and drove in three runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their home-run tear by hitting three more for an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Neil Walker hit a two-run homer, and Casey McGehee and Alex Presley had solo shots, giving the Pirates seven homers in their last two games.
A.J. Burnett (5-2) won his...