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.