The Reds welcomed 29 new potential players into the fold yesterday, as rounds 2-30 of the amateur draft was held. Here's who they've drafted so far:
1. Yasmani Grandal, C, Miami Jr.
2. Ryan LaMarre, CF, Michigan Jr.
3. Devin Lohman, SS, Cal State – Long Beach Jr.
4. Brodie Green, CF, Texas A&M Sr.
5. John Mugarian, RHP, Pensacola Catholic HS
6. Drew Cisco, RHP, Wando HS
7. Jose Amezcua, RHP, Bellflower HS
8. David Vidal, 3B, Miami Dade CC South HS
9. Tanner Robles, LHP, Oregon St. Jr.
10. Kevin Arico, RHP, Virginia Jr.
11. Andrew Hayes, RHP, Vanderbilt Sr.
12. Kyle Waldrop, CF, Riverdale HS
13. Lucas O’Rear, RHP, Northern Iowa Jr.
14. David Wolford, RHP, Cal, Sr.
15. Stephen Hunt, LHP, South Florida Jr.
16. Robert Kral, C, Col. of Charleston, Soph.
17. Brent Peterson, SS, Liberty HS
18. Robert Maddox, LF, Ohio University Jr.
19. Justin Alexander, OF, Mountain Pointe HS
20. Chris Berset, C, Michigan Sr.
21. Joshua Smith, RHP, Lipscomb Sr.
22. Kurtis Muller, CF, Iowa Jr.
23. Randy Montanez, RHP, South Florida Sr.
24. Patrick Doyle, RHP, Missouri St. Sr.
25. Daniel Renken, RHP, Cal St. Fullerton Jr.
26. Ty Stuckey, LHP, Houston Jr.
27. Joel Bender, LHP, Oak Hills HS
28. Chad Rogers, RHP, Galveston College So.
29. Adam Muenster, 3B, Kansas State Sr.
30. Bradley Hendrix, RHP, Auburn Jr.
The draft resumes today at noon for picks 31-50. Thundering Turtle did some excellent analysis of the picks yesterday, and hopefully will continue today. On to the games:
- Louisville lost 7-6 in a back and forth game against Syracuse. Homer Bailey started the game on a rehab start and didn't impress, giving up 5 runs in 4 1/3 innings pitched. After he left down 5-0, the Bats answered with 6 runs, including a 3-run homer by Zack Cozart. Unfortunately, Louisville's bullpen situation isn't any better than Cincinnati's, so despite hitless outings by Ben Jukich (2/3 IP) and Carlos Fisher (2 IP), a bad outing by one reliever (Jared Burton gave up a 2-run homer in the 8th) lets the team down. Isn't this supposed to be where we find our answers? Up next: Matt Maloney tries to stop the bleeding at 7 against Syracuse.
- Carolina lost 3-2 in 12 innings, despite a good outing by Tom Cochran. Cochran gave up 1 run in 7 innings with 4 strikeouts and no walks. Jordan Smith and Jeremy Horst gave up 1 run each from the bullpen and that was that. Sean Danielson and Denis Phipps drove in the two Mudcat runs. Up next: Matt Fairel tries to right his ship at 11:15 AM.
- Lynchburg lost too, 10-6 in a ridiculous extra inning game. After taking a 6-5 lead in the 11th inning on a Kevyn Feiner solo HR, Andrew Bowman allowed a run to tie the game and gave up a grand slam to end it. On the bright side, Josh Fellhauer and Miguel Rojas had three hits each and Curt Partch had a decent start, giving up 2 ER in 5 2/3 innings. Up next: Boxy Brown gets Salem at 7:05.
- Dayton was the only team to win, beating Beloit 5-2. Ricky Bowen had a great start in his first Dayton start, going 5 innings and only giving up 2 hits and no runs. Last year's 43rd round pick struck out 6 and walked nobody. Mariekson Gregorius was 3-for-5 with 2 RBI, and Frank Pfister and Josh Garton had multi-hit games as well. Up next: J.C. Sulbaran takes on Beloit at 8:00.