Cincinnati Reds 2019 MLB Draft: Rounds 21-30 Doug Gray June 5, 2019 11 Comments 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. This is also where I remind you that you can help support all of the work done here through Patreon. Running this website is a full time job, and one that doesn’t have an off day for 9 months out of the year. For as low as $1 a month you can get in on some cool perks throughout the year, including daily run downs and notes on the games and performances during the season. For more information, give this link a click and help keep us going. Quick hit links and information: Baseball America’s Top 500 (subscription required) MLB Pipeline Top 200 Fangraphs Top 442 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. You can follow along with the conference call at MLB.com. You can also follow along with the MLB Draft Tracker right here. 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. 2019 C Yamil Nieves Alicea has committed to Miami Dade CC as they tap into the immensely talented @PRBAHS_ for a catcher. 1.87/81 best in workout setting. Up to 95 EVs. Physical. Featured here with @ScoutcastBB video+data system at PRBAHS Scout Day down in Puerto Rico ?? pic.twitter.com/vLHX0ogmt5 — Prospect Wire (@ProspectWire) February 1, 2019 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. Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 11 Responses Keith June 5, 2019 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.” Matthew O'Neal June 5, 2019 How did Cameron Warren become a 22nd round pick with those stats? Is it because he’s 1B only? Doug Gray June 5, 2019 1st base profile, not exactly a toolsy bat, senior. RedBB June 5, 2019 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? The Duke June 5, 2019 He’ll be 24 years old in 10 days RedBB June 5, 2019 Ya sadly that seems like the only stat anyone cares about anymore The Duke June 5, 2019 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. RobL June 5, 2019 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. Chris r June 5, 2019 Seems like they’re taking a lot of catchers Jeff S June 5, 2019 Six of them so far by my count. I guess they want to corner the market? Brad June 5, 2019 Reds going to save $3M+ with slightly lower draft slot and drafting to many Seniors.