Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Reds Amateur Draft History

Tonight is the opening round of the 2009 MLB Draft, and thanks to Redleg2420 we have a great MLB Draft Preview. But as we approach this draft there is a lot of discussion regarding finding Major League talent to help this ball club. However, the MLB draft is completely different than the NBA or NFL draft. The fruits of this years draft may not be realized for some time, or even at all. The draft goes 50 rounds, so each year the Reds are able to draft 50 players so since 2000 the Reds have drafted roughly 400 players. Of those 400 only 16 have made it to the Majors. Below is a list of players who the Reds have drafted that have made it to the big show.

Dustin Moseley
Dane Sardinha
Ryan Snare
Stephen Smitherman
Chris Schroder

Jeremy Sowers

Joey Votto
Chris Denorfia

Ryan Wagner
Carlos Guevara
Chris Dickerson

Homer Bailey
Paul Janish

Jay Bruce
Adam Rosales

Josh Roenicke

Likewise the Reds have not had success with thier first round picks throughout the years. Below is a list of the Reds #1 picks dating back to 1990. The players highlighted made it to the MLB.

2008 Yonder Alonso
2007 Devin Mesoraco C
2007 Todd Frazier 3B
2007 Kyle Lotzkar RHP
2006 Drew Stubbs OF
2005 Jay Bruce OF
2004 Homer Bailey RHP
2003 Ryan Wagner RHP

2002 Christopher Gruler RHP
2002 *Mark Schramek 3B
2001 Jeremy Sowers LHP
2000 David Espinosa
2000 *Dustin Moseley RHP
1999 Ty Howington LHP
1998 Austin Kearns
1997 Brandon Larson SS

1996 John Oliver OF
1996 *Matt McClendon RHP
1994 C.J. Nitkowski LHP
1993 *Pat Watkins OF
1992 Chad Mottola OF
1991 Pokey Reese
1990 Dan Wilson

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