As you will recall, with the #2 pick in last month’s MLB draft, the Cincinnati Reds selected pitcher/shortstop Hunter Greene from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. Greene, an athletic 6’4″ prospect, has been called the best high school right-hander of all time, and he has already appeared on the cover of Sports […]

Well, this is certainly encouraging. Baseball America wrapped up their 2016 MLB Draft coverage with some ratings and rankings: We put the final bow on the 2016 draft with our annual team-by-team review of all the selections and how the players’ pro careers have started. Draft writer Hudson Belinsky, managing editor J.J. Cooper and editor-in-chief […]

Doug Gray is recording a video today with his thoughts on the Reds 2016 draft. He’ll post the video here tomorrow morning. If you have questions, ask them in the comments section. He’ll try to get to as many as he can. The earlier you submit your questions the more likely he’ll answer. The Editors

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 […]

With the 35th overall selection of the 2016 MLB Draft, our Cincinnati Reds selected Taylor Trammell.  His last name is pronounced “truh-mell,” not like Alan Trammell.  This competitive balance pick exists because the Reds are in one of the 10 smallest markets. Trammell was a high school outfielder from Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw, […]

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 […]

I am fascinated by the what-ifs of baseball. What if Mickey Mantle hadn’t destroyed his knee in the 1951 World Series? What if the Braves hadn’t passed on Willie Mays and, instead, put him in their OF with Hank Aaron? What if Joe Hardy hadn’t sold his soul to help the hapless Senators beat the […]

For the rest of the summer, I will be spending my time in Europe, which thankfully limits my exposure to the Reds bullpen. However, by nature of the transitive property, my exposure to my other true love–college baseball, specifically Vanderbilt college baseball–is also greatly diminished. But this column is not meant to bemoan my personal hardships. […]

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 […]

As you probably already know, the Reds selected Nick Howard, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Virginia, in the first round of the 2014 First Year Player Draft. It’s a selection that made me stand up and say “wahoowa.” Admittedly, I don’t follow the draft particularly closely. I watch MLB Network once the draft […]

2013 Draft Notes: — The Reds signed their first round draft pick, Phillip Ervin, shortly after the draft ended. — Earlier this week, we shared links to stories and videos on the great story of Reds 9th round pick, Chad Jones. More recently this article states that Jones has talked with Jocketty and will report […]

The Cincinnati Reds 9th round draft pick had been fighting against all odds to live his dream of playing in an NFL football stadium. The 2010 3rd round draft pick of the New York Giants was preparing for his first NFL season, when he nearly lost his left leg in an automobile accident. Jones’ unrelenting […]