Saturday night around 8pm the three days of drafting, covering 40 rounds and 41 picks by the Cincinnati Reds ended. I have added a page dedicated to tracking the signings/draft spending cap for the 2013 draft. You can check that out here. For scouting reports/stats/video on all of the draft picks, you can check that out here.

Draft Breakdown

High school seniors, all junior college players and 4-year college players who are juniors (and a few sophomores) or seniors all draft eligible. Here is the breakdown of where the players were drafted from, as well as the positions of the drafted players. Please note that there were 15 college players drafted, which is correct in the graph, but the number below the chart says 8. I forgot to correct it, there were 8 seniors and 7 juniors.


The Reds went with 22 pitchers and 19 position players, which seems to follow how they have done things in years past with a near 50/50 split between the two groups.

Where did they come from?

While I didn’t track down where each player was born, I did track down where each player went to school at when they were drafted (with the exception of Chad Jones who hasn’t been in school for several years, where I just used his home town).


Southern California and British Columbia represent all of the area to the west of Lubbock, Texas that the Reds drafted players from. There were fourteen picks from “northern” states/provinces. The Fort Lauderdale area of Florida had 3 picks, but they were just far enough apart from each other that I could fit three dots in there.

8 Responses

  1. Beard

    Very nice work. The charts are easy to read and concise.

  2. sultan of swaff

    I really liked the picks in the later rounds—–high schoolers plus some high ceiling projects like Jones……….just like Ol’ Leatherpants would do!!!

    • RobL

      I don’t know that Chad Jones will really be a project. He was recruited to LSU as an athlete and finally settled into saftey and punt return. He won a national championship in football and decided to play baseball his junior year. He started in the outfield and hit well, but he had spring practice for football. When he came back, he lost his outfield job, but became a backend part of the bullpen. He pitched in the championship series against Texas and was dominate. 6’3 and 220 with dreads throwing 91 mph. The team loved him because he was so intimidating. They won the championship, and Jones returned to football and concentrated on being drafted. The Giants took him in the third round, and right after he signed his contract, he went head-on into a lightpost. They had to cut him out of the vehicle. His left leg was crushed and fileted. If he had not been a star football player, he would have lost his leg. Even with the surgeons doing everything they could to repair the bones, vascular, and nerves, they gave it a 50/50 shot at saving the leg.

      He has worked very hard rehabbing his leg, but it will never be the same. He ran the forty in public to show he could still run, but he’s not as fast and he can’t move around like he use too. I don’t think he was ever cleared to actually try and play football. So he turned his attention to baseball, and according to BA he hit 92 and showed some feel for his curve.

      I really don’t think his leg can hold up to starting, but he could be a very good left handed reliever. I wish him all the best, and hope he makes it to the big leagues. Just being able to run again is a testament to his hard work. Nobody will try harder or work more than Chad Jones.

    • Val Jensen

      The Reds might have plucked a kid with the highest ceiling in the entire draft. And they did it by in-person, hands-on scouting. This kid was not on a lot of radars. His high school team, Trenton Central HS was ranked No. 255 in NJ. Narciso Crook–also one of the best names in the draft–was a 16-year-old senior who was born in the Dominican Republic. His stepfather was a former NFL wide receiver and made the kid play a sport when he was 11 to keep him off Trenton’s mean streets. He never played a sport in the DR. At age 12 he hit 22 homers for his Little League team. At age 15 he was 6-2, 195. Despite his team’s poor record, he put up big numbers and wound up at Gloucester College Community College, a D-3 Juco power. As a 17-year-old college freshman, Crook was 6-3, 215 an OF with speec and power. He led GCCC to its 7th National Championship in Tyler, TX. and an incredible 49-3 record. He was the tournament MVP with a .556 average and pair of 3-run homers in a four game sweep. In an early season game against Atlantic Cape Community College he hit 4 HR and a double with 7 RBIs. He finished with 14 homers and 68 RBIs and was 13-for-13 in SB and made just 2 OF errors. This kid was the youngest player in the draft, I believe. He already reminds people physically of the young Vlad Guerrero and has a RF arm. Narciso is bi-lingual and speaks near perfect English. Here is the link to a Gloucester County Times story from April that gives some good background on Crook:

  3. Scott from upstate NY

    I see Biggio’s son, Cavan, fell all the way to round 29, pick 871 overall -Phillies selection. Signing concerns maybe?

    • Doug Gray

      Yeah. My guess is that he winds up in college.

    • Scott from upstate NY

      From MLBtraderumors: “Craig Biggio told Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle on Saturday that his son would not sign with the Phillies, and would head to Notre Dame instead. “He had some options on the first day (of the draft). He is excited about college,” Craig Biggio says.”

  4. Scott from upstate NY

    Time to write in these drafted names into the designated page near the back end of your book. :)