Genuine Draft

Some notes for tomorrow’s frst-year player draft…

DRAFT DAY: The first round of tomorrow’s first-year player draft will be broadcast live on MLB Network from its Studio 42 beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET…MLB.com will broadcast the rest of the day’s picks live via video stream…tomorrow’s schedule will include the first 111 picks of Round 1, Compensation Round A, Round 2, Round 3 and Compensation Round B…the draft resumes at noon Wednesday with Rounds 4 through 30…it will conclude Thursday at 11:30 a.m. with Rounds 31 through 50…the Reds will draft eighth, 43rd (compensation for losing Type B free agent LHP Jeremy Affeldt), 57th and 88th…the Nationals have the No. 1 overall pick…OF Jay Bruce is the only first-round pick currently on the Reds’ roster (2005 by Cin, 12th overall).

MORE DRAFT TIDBITS: The Reds will select eighth in tomorrow’s first-year player draft…notable Major League players selected with the eighth pick overall include Todd Helton (Col), Jay Bell (Min), Todd Walker (Min), Jim Abbott (Cal) and Paul Maholm (Pit)…7 of the 31 players who have played for the Reds this season were drafted by the organization, including 1B Joey Votto (2002, 2nd round), OF Chris Dickerson (2003, 16th round), RHP Homer Bailey (2004, 7th overall), IF Paul Janish (2004, 5th round), OF Jay Bruce (2005, 12th overall), RHP Carlos Fisher (2005, 11th round), IF Adam Rosales (2005, 12th round).

Stay tuned for more draft coverage after the Reds’ first selection tomorrow evening…

-JM

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