Today will be rounds 11-40 of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft. This post will contain all of the information for each one of the Cincinnati Reds selections from rounds 11-20 of the draft. It will be updated throughout the day as each pick comes in. Things get underway at 12pm ET. Each 10-round segment will have it’s own post. For all of the scouting reports for the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft, click here.

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While there is slot money tied to picks in the Top 10 rounds, there isn’t in the day three picks for rounds 11-40. Sort of. Picks in this range can be signed up to $125,000 without it counting towards the bonus pool. However, anything spent on a pick taken in rounds 11-40 over that $125,000 amount does count towards the draft pool.

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Cincinnati Reds Round 11 Selection: OF Wendell Marrero

Background information:

  • School: Puerto Rico Baseball Academy
  • Position: Outfield
  • Height: 6′ 2″
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Left/Left

Wendell Marrero Scouting Report

He’s an average runner when it comes to speed, flashing slightly above-average speed at times. He shows a slightly above-average arm. There’s some above-average raw power that he could tap into in the future. Unranked in the Baseball America Top 500. Did make the back end of the Perfect Game Top 500.

Cincinnati Reds Round 12 Selection: SS Yan Contreras

Background information:

  • School: Puerto Rico Baseball Academy
  • Position: Shortstop
  • Height: 6′ 2″
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Yan Contreras Scouting Report

A quality defender at shortstop who shows solid hands and footwork to go with an arm that will play at the position.  If his frame fills out completely he will likely need to slide over to third base, though his arm plays fine there. He’s got some bat speed to work with and showed plenty of improvement as a senior. Added strength in the last year has helped him tap into some of his raw power, and there’s more in there to tap into in the future. He’s currently an above-average runner.

Cincinnati Reds Round 13 Selection: C Luke Berryhill

Background information:

  • School: South Carolina
  • Position: Catcher
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 227 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Luke Berryhill Scouting Report

The South Carolina catcher has played all over the place. His freshman season began at Georgia Southern before transferring to Walters State as a sophomore. This past season he moved on to South Carolina for his junior season.

He’s got above-average raw power, and he showed off some current game power in 2019, too, hitting 12 homers for the Gamecocks. His hit-tool is considered to be below-average. Behind the plate he has shown off an above-average arm at times in the past, but in 2019 it didn’t stand out. Some scouts think he may eventually have to move to first base down the line, though he’ll likely be given plenty of time to remain behind the plate and see if he can continue to develop.

College Stats

Year  School  AB 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB AVG OBP
SLG
2017 GA Southern 7 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 .286 .444 .286
2018 Walters St. 141 11 2 13 45 38 38 7 .376 .497 .759
2019 South Carolina 195 15 1 12 47 33 45 7 .272 .381 .544

Cincinnati Reds Round 14 Selection: C Garrett Wolforth

Background information:

  • School: Nova Southeastern University
  • Position:  Catcher
  • Height: 6′ 4″
  • Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Switch/Right

Garrett Wolforth Scouting Report

The catcher played his first three seasons at Dallas Baptist before transferring to Nova Southeastern for his senior season. He’s got an above-average arm behind the plate and is a good athlete for a catcher. At the plate he’s got above-average power potential. He can be a bit aggressive out of the strikezone.

College Stats

Year School AB 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB AVG OBP SLG
2016 Dallas Baptist 81 3 1 1 9 8 15 0 .259 .326 .358
2017 Dallas Baptist 204 13 1 7 27 21 43 3 .289 .366 .466
2018 Dallas Baptist 186 14 1 5 26 21 41 2 .242 .335 .409
2019 Nova SE 205 11 5 12 55 19 37 11 .307 .378 .585

Cincinnati Reds Round 15 Selection: OF Matt Lloyd

Background information:

  • School: Indiana University
  • Position: Outfield
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Left/Right

Matt Lloyd Scouting Report

While Matt Lloyd played first base at Indiana, the Reds drafted him as an outfielder. He was also a pitcher, where he reached 94 MPH. After beginning his college career at Iowa Western Community College, Lloyd spent the last three years at Indiana splitting time in the bullpen and at first base.

The power came out in full force as a senior, hitting 16 home runs and slugging .592 for the Hoosiers. He added some strength between his junior and senior seasons and it led to him finding more pop in his bat. Strikeouts and contact have been a bit of an issue in college for the left-handed hitter.

College Stats

Year School AB 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB AVG OBP SLG
2016 Iowa Western 205 13 3 9 59 19 32 7 .371 .432 .595
2017 Indiana 193 16 0 11 46 28 60 1 .301 .393 .554
2018 Indiana 240 15 1 9 41 30 58 2 .275 .356 .458
2019 Indiana 206 14 0 16 54 35 67 1 .291 .398 .592

Cincinnati Reds Round 16 Selection: RHP Jason Parker

Background information:

  • School: North Carolina State
  • Position: Right-handed Pitcher
  • Height: 5′ 11″
  • Weight: 197 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Jason Parker Scouting Report

A community college transfer from Louisburg College, Jason Parker spent his junior season starting 14 games for North Carolina State. He posted a 4.04 ERA with 60 strikeouts and 27 walks in 69.0 innings for the Wolfpack.

He throws his fastball in the low 90’s. He also mixes in a slider in the low 80’s. His second breaking ball is a curveball that is in the mid-to-upper 70’s. His best pitch is his change up, which flashes above-average in the low-to-mid 80’s.

College Stats

Year Team W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
2017 Louisburg 5 3 3.91 50.2 51 3 12 46 1.24
2018 Louisburg 5 3 3.91 50.2 51 3 12 46 1.24
2019 NC State 4 2 4.04 69.0 70 5 27 60 1.41

Cincinnati Reds Round 17 Selection: RHP Patrick Raby

Background information:

  • School: Vanderbilt
  • Position: Right-handed Pitcher
  • Height: 6′ 3″
  • Weight: 230 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Patrick Raby Scouting Report

He has been rather dominant at Vanderbilt, posting an ERA under 3.00 in three of his four seasons. The senior went undrafted out of high school, and undrafted as a junior. The stuff hasn’t jumped out during college, with a fastball that works 87-90 MPH and tops out at 91 MPH. He will mix in a curveball and a change up in the low 80’s.

College Stats

Year Team W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
2016 Vanderbilt 7 1 2.61 58.2 35 3 19 63 0.92
2017 Vanderbilt 10 4 2.73 105.0 89 7 30 87 1.13
2018 Vanderbilt 5 5 3.57 68.0 69 6 33 57 1.50
2019 Vanderbilt 9 1 2.67 70.2 65 3 37 72 1.44

Cincinnati Reds Round 18 Selection: RHP Jason Ruffcorn

Background information:

  • School: Oklahoma
  • Position: Right-handed Pitcher
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 194 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Jason Ruffcorn Scouting Report

After pitching in limited action at Texas A&M in his first two seasons, Jason Ruffcorn transferred to Oklahoma. His transfer waiver almost didn’t come through in time to begin the 2019 season for the Sooners, where he pitched in 29 games out of their bullpen with a 2.50 ERA. On the mound he brings a fastball that sits in the 92-95 MPH range. His slider is fringe-average.

College Stats

Year Team W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
2017 Texas A&M 0 0 2.61 10.0 6 1 5 10 1.06
2018 Texas A&M 0 1 3.00 9.0 5 0 5 4 1.11
2019 Oklahoma 2 2 2.50 36.0 29 2 12 27 1.14

Cincinnati Reds Round 19 Selection: RHP Tyler Garbee

Background information:

  • School: Mercyhurst
  • Position: Right-handed Pitcher
  • Height: 6′ 3″
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Tyler Garbee Scouting Report

He originally began his college career pitching for Pittsburgh, but transferred to Mercyhurst for his junior and senior seasons. In his senior year he picked up his strikeout totals, fanning 109 batters in 73.0 innings during the 2019 campaign. On the mound he’s got a fastball that works in the low 88-91 MPH range and a solid change up that he goes to in the low 80’s.

College Stats

Year Team W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
2016 Pittsburgh 1 2 5.34 30.0 41 2 15 17 1.85
2017 Pittsburgh 0 1 21.00 3.0 6 0 2 1 2.67
2018 Mercyhurst 6 1 2.52 71.0 62 3 32 73 1.32
2019 Mercyhurst 8 3 3.08 73.0 44 6 39 109 1.14

Cincinnati Reds Round 20 Selection: RHP Jose Rodriguez

Background information:

  • School: Cumberland County College
  • Position: Right-handed Pitcher
  • Height: 6′ 0″
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Jose Rodriguez Scouting Report

The right hander throws in the 90-94 MPH range with his fastball with a breaking ball in the upper 70’s to low 80’s.

College Stats

Year Team W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
2018 Cumberland 3 0 2.36 26.2 23 0 16 30 1.46
2019 Cumberland 8 2 2.98 54.1 42 6 31 65 1.34

16 Responses

  1. kevinz

    Like the Upside Picks Reds are taken. If one decides not to sign. You have another upside player you can offer to get to sign.

  2. Matthew O'Neal

    The mlb.com draft tracker, and the Twitter feed, has the Reds taking Yan Contreras SS from Puerto Rico, not Wendell Marrero?

    • Matthew O'Neal

      Just kidding. This does move fast. I’m looking at Round 12. My bad, Doug.

    • charles tankersley

      mlb pipe line has Contreras as the # 170 prospect on their top 200.

    • Tyler Brackett

      Wendall Marrero looks like Brian McCann hitting

    • Doug Gray

      Thanks!

      Took me a second to figure it out, too. I looked at the stats and was like “I didn’t get that wrong….” then thought, “I bet I typed that out in the write up, didn’t I?”

  3. haven

    Wonder why Patrick Raby didn’t get taken sooner, I know the stuff might be underwhelming but those results on a top ten program is very impressive.

    • The Duke

      I love the Raby pick. Not so much as I expect Raby to turn into a quality big leaguer pitcher, but that he is exactly the kind of pitcher we want our young pitchers to be around next year in Dayton (and this year in Billings), and it will give Dayton a polished pitcher to help them win some games. While winning in the minors is ultimately meaningless, I think there is some value in bringing your players up in a winning culture. Hard to do that when you lose 55-65% of the time.

  4. RojoBenjy

    Dipping into PR two in a row! Is this a reflection of the difference in scouting staff?

    • Doug Gray

      No. It’s definitely not the first time the Reds have gone down this road.

  5. Randy in Chatt

    A Berryhill that is a catcher. Wonder if he is related to Damon Berryhill?

    • Frank

      Wondering the same about Jason Ruffcorn being related to Scott Ruffcorn…

    • Doug Gray

      Usually when there’s a known relation to a former Major Leaguer, or a scout, or a chef at the ballpark, when the pick is announced, they say that. In both cases it was not announced that either was related to someone – so I’m guessing that no, they aren’t.

  6. Martino Amello

    It seems they picked a bunch of arms with FB’s in the low 90s area. Hopefully that means they have some really good changeups or great breaking stuff.
    Low 90s sounds almost quaint anymore as opposed the recent fireballers.