The Cincinnati Reds have officially signed nine of their draft picks according to Jamie Ramsey.

There are no financial numbers for any of them except for Cash Case, the 4th round pick, who signed an over-slot deal at $1,000,000.

The other picks that signed are listed below:

3rd Round Pick: LHP Jacob Heatherly

6th Round Pick: RHP Tyler Buffett

8th Round Pick: RHP Connor Ryan

10th Round Pick: RHP Robby Howell

13th Round Pick: RHP Ricky Karcher

18th Round Pick: RHP John Ghyzel

20th Round Pick: 3B Blake Wiggins

23rd Round Pick: RHP Adrian Chacon

If you are looking for scouting reports and information on any of these players you can find all of that information here. The most intriguing pick in the draft in my mind, Adrian Chacon, signing on, just gets me excited. He threw a grand total of 2.0 innings in college at the University of Tampa. He was a pitcher in high school who has a good arm for a high schooler, but didn’t pitch in college hardly at all. It will be fun to follow along and see how things for Chacon as a pitcher.

I’d imagine that we will probably see a few more signings pop up over the weekend. There are a few guys that we’ve seen that have said on social media that they are heading to Arizona this weekend and aren’t listed above. Unless something pops up in a physical, I’d imagine those players are officially in the fold in the next 24-48 hours.

The Billings Mustangs season begins on Monday night, and some of these guys are very likely to be heading to Montana. The Arizona League Reds won’t begin play until the weekend, so there could be some time before we see a few of these guys show up in games.

4 Responses

  1. Bill

    It will be interesting to see what trends develop from this year’s signing bonuses. It looks like the new CBA was effective in preventing teams from floating top talent down to FA compensation/CBB picks.

    Based on Case’s pre draft BA ranking, the $1M signing bonus seems high. I look forward to seeing how this all pans out.

    • Doug Gray

      It’s certainly interesting that he was ranked as low as he was given how everyone absolutely RAVED about his bat. It’s not like he’s a first baseman, defensively, he’s a guy almost everyone says “shortstop now, probably a second baseman in the future”. For as much love as his bat seemed to get, it’s tough to understand the low ranking. But, it’s why I always say, don’t look at the number next to a guys name. Look at the words written below it/next to it. The words are far more important.

  2. Steve

    Looking at how things are going, might be difficult to sign Mace or Lonsway. 2 draftees playing in the CWS, so they probably won’t sign until after their seasons are over. Keep on signing!

  3. simon cowell

    I will be more relaxed once #1 and #2 sign. Everything else is icing on the cake. Will the Reds be compensated in 2018 if those 2 decide they would rather watch baseball than to play it?