On the draft
Three or four years from now I may have been proven absolutely wrong, but I like what the Reds did with the first two picks in the draft.
A good catcher can be the foundation of a franchise. Devin Mesoraco, the high kid from Punxsutawney, Pa., the Reds took No. 1, is a smart, athletic and probably would have gone higher if he didn't have "Tommy John" surgery two years ago. And it sounds like he wants to sign.
Todd Frazier, the shortstop from Rutgers the Reds took No. 2, background is a little like last year's No. 3 pick Chris Valaika. Frazier played at high level very successfully for a long time from the Little League World Series to Team USA.
That said, you never know with a baseball draft.
"I think it went well hopefully," scouting director Chris Buckley said. "We got a whole bunch of players we like. We think it turned out pretty good."
After taking four position players, a catcher and three pitchers on Day 1, Buckley expects to go heavily on pitching in the draft's second day.