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Cincinnati Reds First Round Draft Picks

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The Cincinnati Reds first round draft picks include 66 players, with 30 being pitchers and 41 of those being drafted out of high school. The Reds have selected 13 outfielders, 10 shortstops, five third basemen, five catchers and two first basemen in the first round of the MLB draft. Of the pitchers taken, the Reds have selected 25 right-handers and five left handers.

The Reds have drafted 25 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Nick Senzel in 2016. Cincinnati has never selected first overall.

YearPlayerPosSchoolPickSigning Bonus
1965Bernie Carbo3BLivonia HS (MI)16$30,000
1966Gary NolanRHPOroville HS (CA)13
1967Wayne SimpsonRHPCentennial HS (CA)8
1968Tim GrantRHPRiverview HS (VA)13
1969Don GullettLHPMcKell HS (KY)14
1970Gary PolczynskiSSNathan Hale HS (WI)15
1971Mike MileySSEast Jefferson HS (LA)24Did Not Sign
1972Larry PaineRHPHuntsville HS (TX)7
1973Bradford  KesslerOFClaremont HS (CA)22
1974Steve ReedRHPFort Wayne HS (IN)23
1975Tony MorettoOFWilliam Henry Harrison HS (IN)22$25,000
1976Mark KingRHPOwensboro HS (KY)23
1977Tad Venger3BHart HS (CA)24
1978Nick EsaskySSCarol City HS (FL)17
1979Dan LamarCBellaire HS (TX)20
1979Mike SullivanRHPClemson University22
1980Ron RobinsonRHPWoodlake HS (CA)19
1982Scott JonesLHPHinsdale South HS (IL)22
1982Billy HawleyRHPBrookland-Cayce HS (SC)23
1982Robert Jones1BProviso East HS (IL)28Did Not Sign
1983Kurt StillwellSSThousand Oaks HS (CA)2$135,000
1984Pat PacilloRHPSeton Hall University5
1985Barry LarkinSSUniversity of Michigan4$165,000
1986Scott ScudderRHPPrairiland HS (TX)17
1987Jack ArmstrongRHPUniversity of Oklahoma18
1989Scott BryantOFUniversity of Texas20$160,000
1990Dan WilsonCUniversity of Minnesota7$220,000
1991Pokey ReeseSSLower Richland HS (SC)20$200,000
1992Chad MottolaOFUniversity of Central Florida5$400,000
1993Pat WatkinsOFEast Carolina University32
1994C.J. NitkowskiLHPSt. John's University9$675,000
1996John OliverOFLake-Lehman HS (PA)25$672,000
1996Matt McClendonRHPDr. Phillips HS (FL)33Did Not Sign
1997Brandon LarsonSSLSU14$1,330,000
1998Austin KearnsOFLafayette HS (KY)7$1,950,000
1999Ty HowingtonLHPHudson's Bay HS (WA)14$1,750,000
2000David EspinosaSSMiami Coral Park HS (FL)23
2000Dustin MoseleyRHPArkansas HS (AR)34$930,000
2001Jeremy SowersLHPBallard HS (KY)20Did Not Sign
2002Chris GrulerRHPLiberty HS (CA)3$2,500,000
2002Mark Schramek3BUniversity of Texas40$200,000
2003Ryan WagnerRHPUniversity of Houston14$1,400,000
2004Homer BaileyRHPLa Grange HS (TX)7$2,300,000
2005Jay BruceOFWest Brook Senior HS (TX)12$1,800,000
2006Drew StubbsOFUniversity of Texas8$2,000,000
2007Devin MesoracoCPunxsutawney Area HS (PA)15$1,400,000
2007Todd Frazier3BRutgers University34$825,000
2007Kyle LotzkarRHPSouth Delta Secondary School (BC)53$594,000
2008Yonder Alonso1BUniversity of Miami7$2,000,000
2009Mike LeakeRHPArizona State University8$2,270,000
2009Brad BoxbergerRHPUSC43$857,000
2010Yasmani GrandalCUniversity of Miami12$2,000,000
2011Robert StephensonRHPAlhambra HS (CA)27$2,000,000
2012Nick TraviesoRHPArchbishop Edward A. McCarthy HS (FL)14$2,000,000
2012Jesse WinkerOFOlympia HS (FL)49$1,000,000
2012Jeff GelalichOFUCLA57$825,000
2013Phil ErvinOFSamford University27$1,812,400
2013Michael LorenzenRHPCalifornia State University, Fullerton38$1,500,000
2014Nick HowardRHPUniversity of Virginia19$1,990,500
2014Alex BlandinoSSStanford University29$1,788,000
2015Tyler StephensonCKennesaw Mountain HS (GA)11$3,141,600
2016Nick Senzel3BUniversity of Tennessee2$6,200,000
2016Taylor TrammellOFMount Paran Christian School (GA)35$3,200,000
2017Hunter GreeneRHPNotre Dame HS (CA)2$7,230,000
2017Jeter DownsSSMonsignor Pace HS (FL)32$1,822,500

Hall of Fame

Barry Larkin (2012)

World Series Winners with Reds

Gary Nolan (1975-1976), Don Gullett (1975-1976), Barry Larkin (1990), Scott Scudder (1990), Jack Armstrong (1990)

NL MVP Award Winners with Reds

Barry Larkin (1995)

NL Cy Young Award Winners with Reds

None

Rookie of the Year Award with Reds

None

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