Found December 08, 2011 on Reds Minor Leagues:
The big thing that will happen today is the Rule 5 Draft, which will take place at 10am. I will do some quick hits on the guys I think there is even a remote chance that the Reds lose in the draft: Josh Ravin – RHP Has an above-average to plus fastball as a starter in the 93-95 range and touches 97. Also has a strong breaking ball. He struggles with his control at times, but his arm is one of the best the Reds have. He has some experience in AA, though the numbers aren’t good, he did show at times he had the ability to dominate guys at that level when he was on top of his game. I think he could be a guy you could easily hide in a bullpen to take a chance on a big arm. Scott Carroll – RHP He has a slightly above average sinking fastball working in the low 90’s. He generates a high rate of groundballs and has touched 95 in the past with his fastball. He has a solid repertoire of secondary pitches to work with as well. While he may not be the typical “sexy” pick because he can’t throw ...

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