Thundering Turtle

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Tim Stephens Former sports writer, now in ministry as youth director at Steele Memorial United Methodist Church in Barboursville, W.Va., and chaplain for the West Virginia Power minor league baseball team.

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Thundering Turtle: Draft Day 2, Rounds 3 - 10.

Today, we'll recap the three picks Cincinnati made yesterday, then follow pick by pick made by the team today.


Draft Day 2, Rounds 3 through 10.

Welcome back to our MLB Draft coverage. Thank you for all the kind comments last night. You warm a turtle's heart. Today, we'll recap the three picks Cincinnati made yesterday, then follow pick by...


Draft Day! The Cincinnati Reds select ...

The Reds select their next Cy Young winner/MVP/Batting Champion/Chad Mattola today. The draft begins at 7 p.m., but we won't wait that long to take a look at what might happen. Predicting who...


Turtle's draft preview -- Kyle Serrano

Tennessee prep star Kyle Serrano


Turtle's draft preview - Aaron Blair

2013 Draft: Aaron Blair-RHP-Marshall

The 2012 Draft: A Recap.

The Cincinnati Reds took a huge step toward restocking a trade-depleted farm system the last three days, selecting 42 players in the 2012 MLB First-year Player Draft. The Reds went pitching heavy,...

The Draft: Day 3

Pick Updates: Round 16: LHP Nick Routt, Mississippi State Round 17: C Jose Ortiz, Juana Colon HS (PR) Round 18: RHP Jackson Stephens, Oxford HS (AL) Round 19: RHP Austin Muehring, Palomar College...

MLB Draft: Day 2

Pick Updates: Reds select SS Tanner Rahier in rd. 2 - Palm Desert HS (CA) Reds select RHP Daniel Langfield in rd. 3 - Memphis Reds select RHP Jon Moscot in rd. 4 - Pepperdine Reds select LHP Mason...


The Draft: The Turtle selects ...

Today is the day! The 2012 MLB Draft is here and we eagerly await the next Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer to be plucked from among the college or high school ranks. The Reds and Turtles...


The Draft: Chris Stratton-RHP-Mississippi State

Mississippi State RHP Chris Stratton is the latest name associated with the Cincinnati Reds in relation to Monday, June 4, and the first round of the MLB Draft. The Southeastern Conference pitcher...


The Draft: Richie Shaffer-3B-Clemson.

Richie Shaffer isn’t ready to step in at third base for the ailing Scott Rolen, but he might be the player Cincinnati deems the hot corner man of the future when the 2012 MLB Draft rolls...

The Draft: Reds all-time best, 1 through 40.

When the 2012 MLB Draft slogs along in the later rounds and I'm typing a report on the Reds' latest phenom from Opossum Hollow Junior College, you might be tempted to go do something else. Ah,...


The Draft: Andrew Heaney-LHP-Oklahoma State.

Andrew Heaney isn’t a flame thrower, but he’s second in the nation in strikeouts because he misses bats. The Oklahoma State left-hander is a player Cincinnati might consider when it selects...


The Draft: Courtney Hawkins-OF-Carroll HS.

Courtney Hawkins' fastball sits in the low 90s and tops out at 94. He features an impressive slider and throws a splitter. Yet, it's with the bat that the Corpus Christi (Texas) Carroll HS star...


The Draft: Texas A & M RHP Michael Wacha.

With the MLB 2012 Draft coming up June 4-6, let’s take a look at some players Cincinnati might consider selecting with the 14th overall pick. We’ll start with Texas A&M RHP Michael Wacha,...


The Draft: Don Gullett or Ty Howington?

Cincinnati will select 14th in the 2012 MLB Draft next month, the fifth time the Reds have made a choice from that slot. So far, they're batting .250. That one hit, though, was a grand slam. In...


The Draft: Current Reds scouting reports

As the 2012 MLB Draft approaches, we eagerly anticipate scouting reports on players the Reds might select. Have you, however, wondered what scouts thought about some players currently on...

Walt Jocketty's Draft history.

Ah, late April when the Turtle pops out his head from his shell in anticipation of the MLB First-year Player Draft. Since the word “draft” is being bandied about quite a bit today, let’s kick...


Reds minor league transactions, 4-9-12

From Baseball America:Cincinnati RedsSigned: LHP Ryan Kiel (released by Mariners)Released: RHP Eric Alessio, RHP Jason Braun, RHP Brandon Hynick, RHP Clayton Shunick, LHP Drew Bowman, LHP Mace...


Reds claim Alfredo Simon off waivers from Orioles

According to the fine folks at MLBTR: The Reds have claimed Alfredo Simon off of waivers from the Orioles, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun tweets. The Orioles had placed the 30-year-old...


Mesoraco heads BA Reds Top 10 prospects

Devin Mesoraco heads Baseball America's Reds Top 10 prospects list. The catcher ranks ahead of shortstop Billy Hamilton and firstbaseman/left fielder Yonder Alonso, respectively, in the top three....


Reds minor league transactions

  From Baseball America Cincinnati RedsReleased: RHP Cesar Caceres, RHP Po-Cheng Chi, RHP Scott Gaffney, RHP Pat Quinn, LHP Tom Cochran, LHP Matt Leonard, LHP Luca Panerati, 2B Jake Kahaulelio,...


Reds sign Venezuelan hurler

Baseball America reports the Cincinnati Reds have signed RHP Soid Marquez. No figures were disclosed on how much the 16-year-old Venezuelan received as a signing bonus. BA ranked Marquez (6-foot-2,...


Four Reds in International League Top 20

Baseball America thinks highly of the quartet of Louisville Bats. Devin Mesoraco came in a solid third, behind Tampa Bay pitching phenom Matt Moore and Atlanta hurler Julio Teheran. Interestingly, Z...


Grandal ranked 10th in California League

Reds farmhand Yasmani Grandal is the 10th-ranked prospect in the California League, according to Baseball America. BA writer Josh Leventhal wrote in a chat that Grandal's defense was rough but the...


Hamilton, Corcino in Midwest League Top 20

   Concerned about Billy Hamilton? Baseball America isn't. BA ranked Hamilton the No. 2 prospect in the Midwest League for 2011, just behind Seattle pitcher Taijuan Walker. BA writers raved...


Four Reds in Pioneer League Top 20

After landing just one player, Gabriel Rosa, on Baseball America's Arizona Rookie League Top 20 Prospects list, the Reds rebounded nicely, placing four in BA's Pioneer League Top 20.     Toni...


Reds Rosa ranked

Baseball America doesn't think highly of the Arizona Rookie League Reds, ranking just one of the team's prospects -- third baseman and 2011 second round pick Gabriel Rosa - in the circuit's top...


Garrett ineligible, Green suspended.

A pair of Reds 2011 draft picks -- ninth-rounder Cole Green of Texas and 22nd-rounder Amir Garrett of Findlay Prep -- made news this week.    Garrett, the Nevada left-hander with an electric arm...


Reds sign SF LHP Clayton Tanner

to a minor league deal and sent him to Louisville. Tanner (6-foot-2, 205 pounds) was on the 40-man roster and was designated for assignment before being released. That Cincinnati signed...

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