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Reds abbreviated draft
« on: 24 Jun 2014 1:57:19 PM »
The Reds are posting this poll despite any reasonable caution.  Reds traded away a ton of picks and most of the value in their farm system in a still to be realized attempt to compete in the wild and wooley NL Central.  Left with 3 picks in what amounts to the back end of the draft (added a last minute pick at very end), just hoping to keep out of the ratings basement on our farm system.
At least we didn't have the pressure of a first round pick.(or second for that matter)

3.10  Michael Feliz.  Astros Orf.  Was happy to find a arm that might have a #2 ceiling here and who seems to be pitching well in full season if only in 5 innning stretches.  Nice size for a 20 year old.  Hopefully PEDs are behind him and he makes it through A this season.

4.4  Marcus Wilson.  CF  High school outfielder from California.  Probably would have taken Shae Simmons here if he lasted a few more picks, so I went to my amateur draft list and selected a lottery ticket in Wilson.  Very young so I won't know for a very long time. 

4.10  Mac Williamson rf, SFG org.  Was watching Mac last year, Athletic and big,  cranked 25 in A ball last year.  So what if he Ks a lot.  I could lie and say I knew he was getting TJ, but bad job of followup scout work.  Still 23, hopefully he gets back before he's too old.

5.28  J.R. Muprhy c NYY org.  My chart said Devin Williams, LeVon Washington or maybe Jackson Reetz.  Instead I punked out and took the usable backup catcher projection and a optomistic Sickel B- rating.  What the heck, he's 23 in the majors and hasn't looked bad (albeit looking at his walk rate, he isn't up there looking).



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Re: Reds abbreviated draft
« Reply #1 on: 24 Jun 2014 2:07:12 PM »
The Feliz pick was outstanding.  Worst-case scenario maybe has him as a reliever, but you can probably tell from my draft how much I like power arms.  He's one of the better value picks in the entire draft, in my opinion.

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Re: Reds abbreviated draft
« Reply #2 on: 24 Jun 2014 2:34:10 PM »
The Feliz pick was outstanding.  Worst-case scenario maybe has him as a reliever, but you can probably tell from my draft how much I like power arms.  He's one of the better value picks in the entire draft, in my opinion.

Agreed. very nice pick.

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Re: Reds abbreviated draft
« Reply #3 on: 24 Jun 2014 3:43:48 PM »
The Feliz pick was outstanding.  Worst-case scenario maybe has him as a reliever, but you can probably tell from my draft how much I like power arms.  He's one of the better value picks in the entire draft, in my opinion.

Agreed. very nice pick.

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Ditto. He was next on my list at 2.26.

I like Murphy too -- ZiPS tends to be pretty kind to part-time players, so he could easily turn in a starter-quality season or three and be a solid backup the rest of the time. And Wilson was on my radar as well.

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Re: Reds abbreviated draft
« Reply #4 on: 24 Jun 2014 5:36:23 PM »
The Feliz pick was outstanding.  Worst-case scenario maybe has him as a reliever, but you can probably tell from my draft how much I like power arms.  He's one of the better value picks in the entire draft, in my opinion.

Agreed. very nice pick.

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Ditto!
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