Sunday, June 8, 2014

A simple breakdown of Cincinnati's 2014 draft class

Well, the 2014 First-Year Player Draft is officially in the books. The draft concluded Saturday evening after over 1,200 selections had been made in a span of three days. Now it's time to see which players the Reds wound up with and predict which ones we might ultimately see in Cincinnati one day.

The entire list of all 41 of Cincinnati's draftees can be viewed here. As for the rest of us who merely want a simple breakdown of how the Reds drafted, here you go.

C - 4
1B - 2
2B - 2
SS - 2
3B - 4
LF - 0
CF - 3
RF - 1
RHP - 15
LHP - 8


+ Each of the first eleven draft choices were either infielders or right-handed pitchers.
+ A cousin of Brandon Phillips, 6-foot-5 South Gwinnett HS (GA) 3B Montrell Marshall, was chosen in the 12th round.
+ Only four picks were used on outfielders.
+ The first four selections were used on college players while the last six were used on players hailing from high school.
+ 25 of the 41 picks were made on college players.
+ Three players from San Jacinto College North (TX) were drafted in a span of six rounds including back-to-back in rounds 31 and 32.
+ About one out of three players chosen in the first ten rounds of the draft typically make it to the major leagues.
+ Over 80 percent of all players selected in the first round make it to the big leagues. This is good news for Nick Howard and Alex Blandino.

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