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    2017 MLB Draft Thread

    Draft is only a week away.

    Reds have the #2 overall pick. Also have the #32 & #38 picks.

    Feel like Hunter Greene is going to be the pick at #2.

    UofL's Brandon McKay is in contention to be the top overall pick and should definitely go top 5.

    Louisville high school star Jo Adell is the #21 rated prospect according to MLB.com and has been slotted as high as #9 in recent mock drafts.

    Fun fact....Of MLB.com's top 200 draft prospects, UL has the most players represented at 6. Kentucky is tied for 2nd with 4. Good showing for the Bluegrass.
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    What are the chances that Hunter Greene signs with the Reds if selected at #2? Didn't he come out and say he wants to go to San Diego?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelCrazy View Post
    What are the chances that Hunter Greene signs with the Reds if selected at #2? Didn't he come out and say he wants to go to San Diego?
    I can't imagine any scenario where he wouldn't sign. He'd be throwing away way too much money.

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    IF McKay is still available at #2, I think the Reds take him there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelCrazy View Post
    What are the chances that Hunter Greene signs with the Reds if selected at #2? Didn't he come out and say he wants to go to San Diego?
    He has said he prefers to go 1 or 3 but not to Cincinnati. Something to do with the philosophy of the organization regarding development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    He has said he prefers to go 1 or 3 but not to Cincinnati. Something to do with the philosophy of the organization regarding development.
    Ouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    He has said he prefers to go 1 or 3 but not to Cincinnati. Something to do with the philosophy of the organization regarding development.
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    Ouch

    Can't say that I blame him there.

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    If McKay is there they are taking him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Draft is only a week away.

    Reds have the #2 overall pick. Also have the #32 & #38 picks.

    Feel like Hunter Greene is going to be the pick at #2.

    UofL's Brandon McKay is in contention to be the top overall pick and should definitely go top 5.

    Louisville high school star Jo Adell is the #21 rated prospect according to MLB.com and has been slotted as high as #9 in recent mock drafts.

    Fun fact....Of MLB.com's top 200 draft prospects, UL has the most players represented at 6. Kentucky is tied for 2nd with 4. Good showing for the Bluegrass.

    MLB.com 217 Prospect Watch | MLB.com

    Fitch (146) and Thompson (165) from UofL will be interesting to watch. Have to figure McKay (2), Ellis (61), Hairston (131) and Henzman (163) sign unless something falls apart and they drop a ton. Hairston because he has nothing left to prove as a 3 yr. starter and is valued where he is (although I agree with McDonnell - if he was 6'1" with the exact same stats he'd be a top 40 pick). Henzman because he couldn't have a much better year in 2018 than he has had in 2017 after emerging from the shadow of Burdi to be a lock down closer.

    Fitch has shown signs this year but wonder if he couldn't feature in next year's offensive lineup without McKay or Ellis and improve his draft position. Suspect it will depend on where he actually goes.

    Not sure how Thompson is eligible as a RS Freshman, but possibly it is his age? He has good velo and strong offspeed to accompany. Problem this year has been finding the plate. Elbow surgery and then lightly used, he presumably would benefit from returning to UofL with a chance to compete for the closer position with Sam Bordner (unless McDonnell wants to move 1 or both to a starter role).

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    Greene has been trying to Eli his way to San Diego for months. Reds are heavily linked to McKay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Greene has been trying to Eli his way to San Diego for months. Reds are heavily linked to McKay.
    Yeah, I think that's how it ends up.

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    Interesting tidbit from cbs sports on Greene....He apparently has made it known that he'd prefer to go forward as a SS as opposed to on the mound. Either way, he's a top 5 talent.

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    Jim Callis
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    Yes. Not a lock, but I feel more confident predicting the @Reds take Greene at 2 than I do predicting any other pick in @MLBDraft 1st rd.
    9:34 AM - 7 Jun 2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Interesting tidbit from cbs sports on Greene....He apparently has made it known that he'd prefer to go forward as a SS as opposed to on the mound. Either way, he's a top 5 talent.
    You could take him as a SS and turn him into a pitcher if it doesn't work out in 4 years when he's 22.

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    Most recent mocks all seem to have the Reds taking Greene.

    He's a superstar, best prospect in the game, type talent. Really hope that's the direction they go.

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