Originally written on Reds Minor Leagues  |  Last updated 12/5/12
The Rule 5 draft is tomorrow. Today I wanted to look at a few Reds guys who have a chance of being selected and a who the Reds may select. The Reds Let’s start with the arms. Justin Freeman throws in the low 90’s with a good slider. He is coming off of a season in AA Pensacola where he posted a 2.91 ERA with 16 walks and 68 strikeouts in 68 innings pitched. Freeman isn’t a guy who will wow the scouts, but at some point results matter and he has had them for his entire career and his stuff is of Major League quality. Tim Crabbe is another guy who throws in the low 90’s with his fastball and he throws a good change up and mixes in a slider/cutter as well. He struggled in AA with the Blue Wahoos, but was very strong in the second half with the Blaze. He showed much better control in the second half. A team could be interested in his as a reliever where he could focus on his fastball/change up. Mark Serrano, like the others, has a low 90’s fastball to work with and he mixes in an above-...
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