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Draft Day (2011 MLB Draft Thread)


   Today is the day, the long-awaited time when we find out if the Reds will draft Tyler Anderson, Sean Gilmartin, Kolten Wong, Robert Stephenson or some other player we might or might not have profiled here in the last three weeks.

   The Draft kicks off at 7 p.m. with the first round. Rounds 2 through 30 take place beginning at noon tomorrow. Rounds 31 through 50 begin at noon on Wednesday. I plan to be here for each and every pick, providing some analysis. On Thursday, I plan a wrapup of the draft with more information and comments on each player the Reds select.

   In the meantime, let's use this for today's discussion thread. I'll post updates throughout the day as various final mock drafts are revealed. Feel free to add any  rumors, information and comments you like.

   Uncertainty abounds when you pick 27th. Until the last few hours, we weren't even sure who was going to Pittsburgh at No. 1. Jonathan Mayo reports the Pirates have settled on UCLA RHP Gerrit Cole over Rice 3B Anthony Rendon and Virginia LHP Danny Hultzen.

   The Reds are rumored to be enamored with college LHPs. Florida State's Sean Gilmartin is the hot rumor of the moment, replacing Oregon State's Tyler Anderson, whom Cincinnati was thought to be targeting just two days ago. Kent State's Andrew Chafin and Oregon State's Josh Osich are other southpaw college hurlers who might be in the mix. I'll go ahead and profile Gilmartin in this post so that we have a heads up of what he looks like.

   Enjoy the day, ladies, gentlemen and Maddie. Let the fun begin.

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