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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Four unsigned; minor matters

Tonight at midnight is the deadline by which draft picks have to sign or go into next year's draft. As of this morning, the Reds had signed all but five of their picks from the first 30 rounds. Still unsigned:

4. Blake Stouffer, 1b, Texas A&M
8. Andrew O'Neil, RHP, Penn State
17. Jesse Craig, RHP, Brigham Young
18. Taylor Jordan, rHP, Merritt Island, Fla., HS
27. Jason Roenicke, RHP, Cuesta College.

The minor report from Jamie Ramsey:

Louisville loses a close one to Indianapolis…Jay Bruce homers…Chattanooga beats Tennessee…Drew Anderson with 3 hits (1hr)…Sarasota wins at Dunedin…Daryl Thompson with a solid outing…Dayton beats the Bees…Daniel Guerrero with a quality start…Drew Stubbs swinging a hot bat…Billings loses to Casper…GCL Reds were off (99th anniversary of the first beauty contest).

JAY BRUCE: In 117 games split this season with Sarasota, Chattanooga and Louisville – Bruce is batting .321 with 23 HR, 83 RBI and 41 doubles. His 72 extra-base hits leads the minor leagues.


at 2:15 PM Blogger Joe said...

what are the chances that Bruce gets called up in September

at 2:35 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for the draft report. Which of these players would be a significant loss for the Reds should they fail to sign? Is there anything in the players' scouting reports that indicate that they could be a big help down the road, i.e, 97 mph fastball, 2-3 above average to plus pitches, etc.?


at 2:46 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I'd be stunned at this point if Bruce isn't called, just to get a taste of the big leagues.

I have no idea about any of those picks. And my guess is couple of them sign before midnight.

at 2:59 PM Blogger Gregory said...

John, Speaking of call-ups can you give your opinion on who will be called up before the end of the year. Cueto, Bruce, Votto, Cantu, etc.

at 3:11 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I would think all of the above. But I thought Homer would have gotten called up last year.

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