2011 MLB Mock Draft: Will Reds Draft Another Pitcher Who Skips The Minors?
2011 MLB Mock Draft Gives Cincinnati Reds LHP Sean Gilmartin With 27th Overall Pick
Cincinnati doesn’t really have a blueprint for its draft philosophy. They are more likely to just take the player that they feel is the best on the board for them as opposed to a high-upside high school player or a good college player who has solid tools but not a lot of projection.
With that in mind, I believe that they will go after Florida State’s Sean Gilmartin with the 27th pick in the draft. He is a back of the rotation starter right now, and unless he can find some velocity on his fastball or some extra bite on his breaking pitches he isn’t likely to become more than that.
That said, he is a polished college player and won’t likely need a lot of development time in the minors. The Reds have plenty of pitching depth in the system already, though none of the guys are top of the rotation starters.
Gilmartin is a safe choice, and with Dusty Baker’s penchant for blowing out young pitcher’s arms he should be the choice for the Reds with this pick.
|1. Pittsburgh - Gerrit Cole, RHP||18. Oakland - George Springer, CF|
|2. Seattle - Anthony Rendon, 3B||19. Boston - Alex Meyer, RHP|
|3. Arizona - Dylan Bundy, RHP||20. Colorado - C.J. Cron, 1B|
|4. Baltimore - Danny Hultzen, LHP||21. Toronto - Levi Michael, SS|
|5. Kansas City - Trevor Bauer, RHP||22. St. Louis - Jose Fernandez, RHP|
|6. Washington - Bubba Starling, CF||23. Washington - Tyler Anderson, LHP|
|7. Arizona - Sonny Gray, RHP||24. Tampa Bay - Kolten Wong, 2B|
|8. Cleveland - Jed Bradley, LHP||25. San Diego - Dillon Howard, RHP|
|9. Chicago Cubs - Mikie Mahtook, CF||26. Boston - Blake Swihart, C|
|10. San Diego - Matt Barnes, RHP||27. Cincinnati - Sean Gilmartin, LHP|
|11. Houston - Archie Bradley, RHP||28. Atlanta - Henry Owens, LHP|
|12. Milwaukee - Taylor Jungmann, RHP||29. San Francisco - Joe Ross, RHP|
|13. New York Mets - Taylor Guerreri, RHP||30. Minnesota - Brian Goodwin, CF|
|14. Florida Marlins - Cory Spangenberg, 3B||31. Tampa Bay - Brandon Nimmo, RF|
|15. Milwaukee - Javier Baez, 3B||32. Tampa Bay - Tyler Beede, RHP|
|16. Los Angeles Dodgers - Robert Stephenson, RHP||33. Texas - Travis Harrison, 3B|
|17. Los Angeles Angels - Francisco Lindor, SS|
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