Day 2 of Reds Draft
The second day of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft is going Tuesday afternoon, covering rounds 2-15. Look for the breakdown selections here, on Reds.com and you can also take a look at the MLB.com Draft tracker.
Round 2, No. 78 overall: SS Tanner Rahier, Palm Desert HS, California
This might prove to be good luck for the Reds to land Rahier, who was predicted to be taken late in in the first round in some projections. According to the MLB.com scouting report, he does not play for his high school team but instead plays for a spring travel team and uses a wood bat. ESPN had him ranked as the 21st best prospect at one point and Baseball America projected him to be a comp. round talent.
Rahier, 18, is currently committed to attending the Univ. of San Diego. He stands at 6-2, 205.
Here is more from the report:
“An aggressive hitter who can really turn on fastballs, he has the chance to have plus power in the future. He does overswing and can struggle with breaking stuff at times. He’s an average runner, but basestealing won’t be a part of his game. Defensively, his best tool is his arm, though he also has decent hands and fairly good range. He likely won’t stay at shortstop, though all of his skills, from the power bat to his defensive tools, should profile just fine at third base.”
Via Twitter, Rahier posted this:
“Excited to be selected by the Reds organization! Thankyou for everyone who has been a part of my development as a person and a player”
Round 3, pick No. 109: RHP Dan Langfield, Univ. of Memphis
This season in 15 starts, Langfield is 7-6 with a 2.79 ERA. He struck out 111 batters while walking 47 in 93.2 innings.
Here is the MLB.com scouting report on Langfield, a Somerset, Mass. native who is 6-1, 205.
“The ace of Memphis’ staff, Langfield put up some serious strikeout numbers in his junior season and came up with a huge win over Rice to get Memphis to the Conference USA championship game. He’ll use a fastball, slider and curve to get hitters to swing and miss. He hasn’t always been good with the strike zone, though that was improved in 2012. There is some effort in his delivery, and that, along with his command, lead some to think he’s destined to a relief role at some point in the future.”
Round 4, No. 142: RHP Jon Moscot, Pepperdine Univ.
Moscot, 20, was 7-5 with a 2.90 ERA in 15 starts. He walked 24, struck out 95 over 115 innings. He hails from Pacific Palisades, Calif and 6-4, 205.
Round 5, No. 172: LHP Mason Felt, Hebron Christian Academy, Georgia.
Felt, who is from Lawrenceville, GA., is committed to Oregon State to play college ball.
Round 6, No. 202: C Joe Hudson, Notre Dame Univ.
A semi-finalist for the Johnny Bench Award, Hudson had a respected arm in college as a junior. He led the Big East conference in throwing out base runners (38 percent) and for fewest opponent steals (32) and attempts (56). His .332 batting average led the Irish.
Round 7, No. 232: OF Beau Amaral, UCLA
Amaral is the second UCLA player taken in this Draft, behind compensation round selection (57th overall) outfielder Jeff Gelalich. The starting center fielder for the Bruins the past three seasons, he is batting .320 with four homers, five triples, nine doubles and a team-leading 61 runs this season. Amaral is the son of former outfielder Rich Amaral, who spent parts of 10 seasons in the Majors.
Round 8, No. 262, 3B Seth Mejias-Brean, Univ. of Arizona
Mejias-Brean is batting .363 with a .410 on-base percentage in 58 games this season for the Wildcats. According to the Arizona Republic, the 21-year-old can throw a football up to 60-70 yards and make 360-degree dunks in basketball.
Round 9, No. 292, OF Daniel Pigott, Univ. of Florida
The starting center fielder for the Gators, Pigott leads the club with a .321 batting average, 38 RBIs and is 11-for-16 stealing bases. He has 46 runs, 13 doubles, 22 walks and seven home runs.
Round 10, No. 322, RHP Jeremy Kivel, Spring H.S., Texas
Kivel attends the same high school that boasts pitcher Josh Beckett as alumni. He is currently slated to attend the Univ. of Houston.
Round 11, No. 352, LHP Nolan Becker, Yale University
Turning 21 next week, Becker is a big fellow and listed at 6-foot-6, 225 pounds. In the senior’s final game for the Bulldogs, against Brown, he struck out 16 batters. He finished 2012 with a 2-4 record, a 4.09 ERA and had 25 walks with 56 strikeouts over 50 2/3 innings.
Round 12, No. 382, SS Brent Peterson, Bakersfield College, Calif.
In 37 games this season, Peterson batted .374 with 29 RBIs and 37 runs scored.
Round 13, No. 412, LHP Matt Boyd, Oregon State Univ.
A reliever, Boyd was 4-0 with a 3.41 ERA in 31 games and struck out 31 batters over 37 innings. Opponents batted .237 against him.
Round 14, No. 442, RHP Lucas Moran, Grayson County College, Texas
Not only did Moran pitch in college, he also played first base and the outfield.
Round 15, No. 472, RHP Ben Klimesh, Trinity Univ., Texas
Klimesh was 13-3 with a 1.71 ERA in 15 games, including 13 starts this season. In 110 2/3 innings, he walked 40 and struck out 154 batters.