Reds’ draft class rated among top 7

Published 12:04 am Saturday, June 15, 2019

The 2019 Major League Baseball Draft finished up on Wednesday, with the Reds adding plenty of new talent that they hope will follow in the footsteps of Joey Votto, Jesse Winker, Nick Senzel and other homegrown talent on the big-league level.’s Jim Callis listed the Reds among the seven teams with the best draft hauls this year.
The club took the draft’s top-ranked pitcher, lefty Nick Lodolo from TCU, with their first-round pick (seventh overall) before turning to power-hitting high school prospects Rece Hinds and Tyler Callihan in rounds two and three.
In the middle and late portions of the draft, the Reds focused more on college talent, ending up with 28 collegiate picks out of the 40 overall selections.
Among the late picks of note, the Reds selected University of Cincinnati outfielder A.J. Bumpass in the 39th round.
Bumpass had previously been picked by the Reds in the 2017 draft before returning to school.

1. Lodolo, Nicholas LHP
2. Hinds, Rece SS
3. Callihan, Tyler 2B
4. Johnson, Ivan 2B
5. Kravetz, Evan LHP
6. Ashcraft, Graham RHP
7. Yang, Eric C
8. Cotton, Quin CF
9. Hopkins, T.J. CF
10. Stevenson, Jake RHP
11. Marrero, Wendell OF
12. Contreras, Yan SS
13. Berryhill, Luke C
14. Wolforth, Garrett C
15. Lloyd, Matt OF/RHP
16. Parker, Jason RHP
17. Raby, Patrick RHP
18. Ruffcorn, Jason RHP
19. Garbee, Tyler RHP
20. Rodriguez, Jose RHP
21. Creal, Ashton CF
22. Warren, Cameron 1B
23. Keys, J.C. RHP
24. Sefcik, Quinten RHP
25. Nieves, Yamil C
26. McAfee, Quincy SS
27. Gill, Matt RHP
28. Miles, Mike RHP
29. Pino, Yassel SS
30. Leitch, Ryan C
31. Gomez, Justin C
32. Serreino, Dan RHP
33. Clarkson, Trey 1B
34. Hodges, Jason RF
35. Cooper, Tanner RHP
36. Johnson, Alex RHP
37. Van Blake, Caleb 3B
38. Romero Jr., Maxwell C
39. Bumpass, A.J. RF
40. McCormick, Matt C

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