Introducing Chris Okey
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Introducing Chris Okey

The Reds chose catcher Chris Okey with their second round pick, the #43 selection in the draft. Okey (21) is from Altamonte Springs, Florida. He attended Eustis High School. Okey just finished his junior year at Clemson University where he led his team to an ACC championship. Some sources list him as 6’0”/185, others have … Continue reading

Introducing Nick Senzel
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Introducing Nick Senzel

The Reds had the #2 overall pick in last night’s MLB Draft. It was the Reds highest draft pick since 1983. There was obviously a lot of pressure on the Reds to get this pick right. The consensus from most baseball writers was that the Reds made the right decision here. Obviously, we will not … Continue reading

Just how incredibly productive have Jay Bruce and the rest of his 2005 first-round draft-mates been?
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Just how incredibly productive have Jay Bruce and the rest of his 2005 first-round draft-mates been?

With Major League Baseball’s annual amateur draft approaching — and in turn, the 10th anniversary of the much-hyped first round of the 2005 draft that included Reds outfielder Jay Bruce — I thought it would be a fun exercise to go through the first round — I also included compensation picks — of each draft … Continue reading