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 21-30 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.

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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. For all of the scouting reports for the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft, click here.

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Cincinnati Reds Round 21 Selection: OF Ashtron Creal

Background information:

  • School: John A. Logan College
  • Position: Outfield
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Ashton Creal Scouting Report

He’s an above-average to plus runner who can play center field. He’s got a strong arm that should play well at the position. There’s some bat speed there, and a little more power potential than he’s shown in his first two years at John A. Logan. He stole 38 bases in 41 attempts as a sophomore, which hilariously only rated 3rd most on his team. Two teammates topped 50 steals and the team leader went 66 for 72.

College Stats

Year School AB 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB AVG OBP SLG
2018 John A. Logan 159 6 0 2 32 12 32 12 .289 .370 .365
2019 John A. Logan 155 10 2 3 36 24 26 38 .387 .497 .535

Cincinnati Reds Round 22 Selection: 1B Cameron Warren

Background information:

  • School: Texas Tech
  • Position: First Base
  • Height: 6′ 3″
  • Weight: 230 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Cameron Warren Scouting Report

After a huge season at Seminole State College where he posted an OPS over 1.350, Cameron Warren transferred to Texas Tech where he played his final three seasons of college baseball. His senior year was his biggest as he hit .354/.448/.667 with 16 doubles, 2 triples, 13 home runs, and he walked nearly 50% more than he struck out. There’s some power in there, and he showed it this past season. But there could be a little more in there. Defensively he’s likely limited to first base.

College Stats

Year School AB 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB AVG OBP SLG
2016 Seminole State 199 22 2 16 80 23 15 12 .457 .524 .829
2017 Texas Tech 22 2 0 0 4 2 5 0 .182 .250 .273
2018 Texas Tech 215 16 1 10 53 34 30 2 .326 .444 .549
2019 Texas Tech 189 16 2 13 65 31 21 1 .354 .448 .667

Cincinnati Reds Round 23 Selection: RHP JC Keys

Background information:

  • School: Southern Mississippi
  • Position: Right-handed Pitcher
  • Height: 5′ 10″
  • Weight: 173 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

JC Keys Scouting Report

A 4-year pitcher at Southern Mississippi, J.C. Keys has spent most of his college career relieving. He’s made 13 starts to go along with 47 relief appearances. His strikeout rate jumped up in a big way during his senior season, but so did his walk rate – which had already been an issue in the past.

His fastball works in the low 90’s, and he will mix in a breaking ball and a change up. Control and the ability to consistently throw strikes is clearly something that’s going to need to improve.

College Stats

Year Team W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
2016 Southern Miss. 0 0 27.00 1.2 5 0 9 2 8.40
2017 Southern Miss. 3 3 5.56 55.0 54 6 25 48 1.44
2018 Southern Miss. 3 5 5.87 46.0 42 4 23 41 1.41
2019 Southern Miss. 2 1 3.81 28.0 17 0 24 42 1.45

Cincinnati Reds Round 24 Selection: RHP Quinten Sefcik

Background information:

  • School: Illinois
  • Position: Right-handed Pitcher
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Left/Right

Quinten Sefcik Scouting Report

After being red-shirted during his freshman year, Quinten Sefcik has pitched each of the last four years for Illinois. His senior season was the best of his career, posting what was easily his best strikeout rate and WHIP numbers. As of right now I’m unable to track down any scouting information on him. Scouting information has been tough to find, but his fastball has worked at 88-92 MPH in the past.

College Stats

Year Team W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
2016 Illinois 0 0 6.46 15.0 22 0 11 10 2.15
2017 Illinois 3 3 4.53 43.2 38 3 27 24 1.49
2018 Illinois 1 1 4.32 25.0 28 2 13 22 1.64
2019 Illinois 2 1 4.13 28.0 19 1 15 38 1.20

Cincinnati Reds Round 25 Selection: C Yamil Nieves

Background information:

  • School: Puerto Rico Baseball Academy
  • Position: Catcher
  • Height: 6′ 0″
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Yamil Nieves Scouting Report

The catcher shows off a strong arm, that he also showed off on the mound at times in high school where he could reach into the upper 80’s.

Cincinnati Reds Round 26 Selection: SS Quincy McAfee

Background information:

  • School: Pepperdine
  • Position: Shortstop
  • Height: 5′ 11″
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Quincy McAfee Scouting Report

Defensively he is a fringy shortstop, but can certainly play there at the minor league level and as a backup at the next level. As an every day defender he’s a better fit at second base. There’s not much power in his game, both now and in the future. There’s a chance he could hit for a solid average. None of his tools rate out better than fringe-average, but none of his tools are poor.

College Stats

Year School AB 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB AVG OBP SLG
2017 Pepperdine 217 12 0 3 17 20 32 2 .249 .324 .346
2018 Pepperdine 175 18 0 0 18 26 26 9 .269 .379 .371
2019 Pepperdine 187 15 1 2 23 17 39 4 .310 .396 .433

Cincinnati Reds Round 27 Selection: RHP Matt Gill

Background information:

  • School: Boston College
  • Position: Right-handed Pitcher
  • Height: 6′ 5″
  • Weight: 240 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Left/Right

Matt Gill Scouting Report

He throws his fastball in the low 90’s that has a little bit of armside movement to it. He will also mix in a below-average breaking ball.

College Stats

Year Team W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
2017 Boston College 1 4 10.47 16.0 18 0 21 6 2.39
2018 Boston College 1 1 3.60 40.0 47 1 15 15 1.55
2019 Boston College 3 3 6.45 60.0 74 6 25 35 1.65

Cincinnati Reds Round 28 Selection: RHP Mike Miles

Background information:

  • School: Cumberland County College
  • Position: Right-handed Pitcher
  • Height: 6′ 4″
  • Weight: 235 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Mike Miles Scouting Report

The sophomore doesn’t seem as though he played as a freshman. He had some inconsistent starts and some dominant ones. In his final start of the year he walked 8 batters in a complete game with 5 strikeouts. The three starts prior to that he combined for 31 strikeouts and just 4 walks in 22.0 innings. As of right now I’m not finding any scouting information on Mike Miles. If and when I do, this will be updated.

College Stats

Year Team W L ERA IP H HR BB K WHIP
2019 Cumberland 12 0 1.84 93.0 52 6 39 114 0.98

Cincinnati Reds Round 29 Selection: 3B Yassel Pino

Background information:

  • School: South Miami High School (FL)
  • Position: Third Base
  • Height: 6′ 2″
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Yassel Pino Scouting Report

He’s got some power potential at the plate. Already physically developed he can show off some in-game power at times now. He’s a below-average runner. The arm plays well at third base where it’s above-average.

Cincinnati Reds Round 30 Selection: C Ryan Leitch

Background information:

  • School: Sinclair Secondary School (Ontario)
  • Position: Catcher
  • Height: 6′ 2″
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Ryan Leitch Scouting Report

The catcher has a big arm, showing above-average pop times behind the plate. He’s a well below-average runner. He’s got some bat speed to work with, and he’s turned in some upper 90’s exit velocities at showcases this past year.

11 Responses

  1. Keith

    Love the description of Warren on mlb.com: “quality at-bats on the strength of his pitch recognition and discipline while taking a studious approach to improving his craft.”

  2. Matthew O'Neal

    How did Cameron Warren become a 22nd round pick with those stats? Is it because he’s 1B only?

    • Doug Gray

      1st base profile, not exactly a toolsy bat, senior.

  3. RedBB

    Wow..just looking at his stats how does a hitter like Cameron Warren go so low?? Career OPS well over 1.100, more walks than SO’s, plays on a very good team in a very good league. Thoughts Doug?

      • RedBB

        Ya sadly that seems like the only stat anyone cares about anymore

  4. The Duke

    I’m liking the new scouting departments draft philosophy. Going for upside early with Hinds and Callahan (i’m ok with playing it safe with Lodolo at 7 as well given who was available) and then filling in with a lot of senior performers from big programs with the occasional lottery ticket type pick (Ashcraft, the PR picks in 11-12) as well. Kravetz and Raby are going to be great organizational pitchers who will bring stability in the low minors rotations the next year or two and be a positive influence of smart pitching around the young power arms in the system.

  5. RobL

    Warren has a bad body, but I know he had a big Regional performance this past weekend. Shocked he lasted so long. I would have been happy if he was one of those senior signs in the top 10.

    • Jeff S

      Six of them so far by my count. I guess they want to corner the market?

  6. Brad

    Reds going to save $3M+ with slightly lower draft slot and drafting to many Seniors.