The Cincinnati Reds took a huge step toward restocking a trade-depleted farm system the last three days, selecting 42 players in the 2012 MLB First-year Player Draft.
The Reds went pitching heavy, selecting 21 right-handed hurlers and seven left-handers in 42 picks. Three of the first four, and seven of the first 12, selections, though, were position players. The Reds nabbed 11 high schoolers, six junior college players, and 25 college players. Three of the team's first four selections, however, were from the high school ranks.
The following is a recap-plus of each player selected, designed to be easier to read than the live threads were. I'll combine information from the last three days with new tidbits acquired. I'll also add a Turtle's Take on what I think of each selection. If we can "green" the players, that will make this easier to follow. I welcome comments, just as you so graciously offered during the draft itself.
Thanks to everyone who read, lurked, commented, asked questions and generally participated the last three days. This is fun for me because of you. I'll post throughout the day, with some breaks in between. I'd like to have it completed by tonight, but likely will drift into Friday, as real life tends to get in the way.