The first and second rounds of the 2013 MLB Draft will be on Thursday June 6th. The Reds will be drafting three times that day: 27th, 38th and 67th. When you draft this late in the first round, it is awfully hard to peg who exactly will be available to choose from, much less who a team will choose. Over the next week and a half, I will look at the guys ranked in the 20-40 range on the Baseball America top draft prospects list and give stats (when available), scouting reports and even video (when available).
Devin Williams – Right Handed Pitcher – Hazelwood High School (Missouri)
Williams has a fastball in the 88-92 MPH range and has touched 94. He has a potentially good change up with good tumbling action. His breaking ball is more of a slurve than a pure slider. Both of his offspeed pitches are very inconsistent though, in part due to being inconsistent in repeating his mechanics. He has not been linked to the Reds.
Andrew Thurman – Right Handed Pitcher – UC Irvine
The right handed throws his fastball in the low 90′s and can touch 95 MPH. He throws both a curveball and a slider and both could be average pitches, though his curveball is better at this point in time. He has a good chnage up could be an above-average pitch. He has not been linked to the Reds.
Tom Windle – Left Handed Pitcher – Minnesota
The left hander throws in the low 90′s and has touched 94. He has an above-average slider in the low to mid 80′s. Windle throws a change up, but he doesn’t use it often and it is a well below-average pitch but has shown improvements over the year. There are some concerns about his mechanics which lead to some who believe he will wind up in the bullpen. He has been linked to the Reds.
Corey Knebel – Right Handed Pitcher – Texas
Knebel is a reliever who can throw up to 98 MPH but can also throw 91-93 on some days. He uses an above-average curveball as his out pitch that works 78-82 MPH. His control has taken a step backward in his Junior season. He has not been linked to the Reds.