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2017 MLB Draft: Reds select Wake Forest OF Stuart Fairchild with 2nd pick in 2nd round

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Reds get a college hitter in the second round.

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With the number 38th overall pick in the MLB Draft, the Reds have selected Wake Forest OF Stuart Fairchild.

Luckily, you read Red Reporter everyday, so you already know a little about Stuart, because our own Charlie Scrabbles had a bit of knowledge on him late last week.

Here’s what Charlie had to say last week:

Fairchild is a toolsy guy who projects to handle duties in center field with great aplomb. His arm is good enough, but his speed and his instincts are both very impressive. As a hitter, he shows impressive raw power, slugging over .600 this spring for the Demon Deacons. He has trouble with the zone though and could catch a bit of swingeritis as he moves up through the minor leagues. He kinda reminds me of Phil Ervin. Another plus is that he has the name of a Jane Austen antagonist.

Fairchild was ranked at 43 overall in Baseball America’s rankings, and 57 overall in MLB Pipeline’s rankings.