It’s a surprise edition of the podcast! Doug Gray joined me to analyze Cincinnati’s first two picks in the 2019 draft, pitcher Nick Lodolo and SS Rece Hinds. Immediately after the Reds’ second round selection on the first day of the draft, we talked about how excited Reds fans should be about Lodolo, his makeup, and how quickly he can make it to the big leagues. Also, Hinds has one big-time skill, and we discussed whether that’s a big enough draw to pick a high school shortstop so early in the draft.

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  1. WVRedlegs

    The 2011-2014 top of the Reds draft brought them a bullpen arm in Stephenson (2011), a platoon OF in Winker (2012), another bullpen arm in Lorenzen, a bench OF in Ervin, and a possible bench INF in Blandino. Wow, great drafts.
    The 2015 and 2016 drafts are better.
    The 2017 draft got the Reds Hunter Greene, Jeter Downs and Stuart Fairchild. The 2018 draft got the Reds Jonathan India, Lyon Richardson and Josiah Gray. The two best ones, Gray and Downs, were traded for 1 year of Yasiel Puig. And now in 2019 we have a LH starter who profiles at best as a #4 or #5 starter with the fall back of a bullpen arm with the 7th overall selection, and a SS who can’t play SS and strike outs at a 35% clip in the 2nd round. A Wily Mo Pena for the INF.
    We tanked 4 years for this?? The drafting regime changed, but the same lame results continue. Good lord, have mercy on the Reds. That is 3 weak drafts in a row at the top of the draft for the Reds rebuild. Not how the Cubs and Astros did their rebuilds.

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