The Reds took a high school player with their 3rd pick of the draft in Kevin Franklin. He's a 220 lbs teenage with good power. Franklin is from Lexington, KY, just like KMiB and Grahamophone!
Franklin is on twitter. Follow him @RealKJ44
UPDATE: Franklin has also discovered Red Reporter!
Kevin Franklin was the @baseballamerica #232 draft prospect. Has good power potential, but needs time to work on his skills. Tools are there— Doug Gray (@dougdirt24) June 7, 2013
.@gschiller13: to quote @nathanrode #Reds 3B Kevin Franklin. Big guy, power. Good arm. High energy player. #mlbdraft— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) June 7, 2013
Franklin stands out for his plus power and his ability to use it in games. His aggressive swings produce towering home runs. With that swing, however, come strikeouts and questions about his ability to make enough contact against elite pitching. If Franklin isn't able to make the necessary adjustments as a professional, it won't be for lack of effort. He earns high marks for his makeup and passion for the game. Franklin is a capable defender at third base with a solid arm, though a move to first base may be in his future. He is committed to Arizona State.
Audio, radio interview with Franklin
I'm going back to where it all started! Cin City BABY!!!!!!! #Reds !!!— K.J. Franklin (@RealKJ44) June 7, 2013