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Cincinnati Reds First Round Draft Picks

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The Cincinnati Reds first round draft picks include 69 players, with 31 being pitchers and 42 of those being drafted out of high school. The Reds have selected 14 outfielders, 10 shortstops, six 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 six left handers.

The Reds have drafted 27 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Nick Lodolo in 2019. Cincinnati has never selected first overall.

Year Player Pos School Pick Signing Bonus
1965 Bernie Carbo 3B Livonia HS (MI) 16 $30,000
1966 Gary Nolan RHP Oroville HS (CA) 13
1967 Wayne Simpson RHP Centennial HS (CA) 8
1968 Tim Grant RHP Riverview HS (VA) 13
1969 Don Gullett LHP McKell HS (KY) 14
1970 Gary Polczynski SS Nathan Hale HS (WI) 15
1971 Mike Miley SS East Jefferson HS (LA) 24 Did Not Sign
1972 Larry Paine RHP Huntsville HS (TX) 7
1973 Bradford  Kessler OF Claremont HS (CA) 22
1974 Steve Reed RHP Fort Wayne HS (IN) 23
1975 Tony Moretto OF William Henry Harrison HS (IN) 22 $25,000
1976 Mark King RHP Owensboro HS (KY) 23
1977 Tad Venger 3B Hart HS (CA) 24
1978 Nick Esasky SS Carol City HS (FL) 17
1979 Dan Lamar C Bellaire HS (TX) 20
1979 Mike Sullivan RHP Clemson University 22
1980 Ron Robinson RHP Woodlake HS (CA) 19
1982 Scott Jones LHP Hinsdale South HS (IL) 22
1982 Billy Hawley RHP Brookland-Cayce HS (SC) 23
1982 Robert Jones 1B Proviso East HS (IL) 28 Did Not Sign
1983 Kurt Stillwell SS Thousand Oaks HS (CA) 2 $135,000
1984 Pat Pacillo RHP Seton Hall University 5
1985 Barry Larkin SS University of Michigan 4 $165,000
1986 Scott Scudder RHP Prairiland HS (TX) 17
1987 Jack Armstrong RHP University of Oklahoma 18
1989 Scott Bryant OF University of Texas 20 $160,000
1990 Dan Wilson C University of Minnesota 7 $220,000
1991 Pokey Reese SS Lower Richland HS (SC) 20 $200,000
1992 Chad Mottola OF University of Central Florida 5 $400,000
1993 Pat Watkins OF East Carolina University 32
1994 C.J. Nitkowski LHP St. John's University 9 $675,000
1996 John Oliver OF Lake-Lehman HS (PA) 25 $672,000
1996 Matt McClendon RHP Dr. Phillips HS (FL) 33 Did Not Sign
1997 Brandon Larson SS LSU 14 $1,330,000
1998 Austin Kearns OF Lafayette HS (KY) 7 $1,950,000
1999 Ty Howington LHP Hudson's Bay HS (WA) 14 $1,750,000
2000 David Espinosa SS Miami Coral Park HS (FL) 23
2000 Dustin Moseley RHP Arkansas HS (AR) 34 $930,000
2001 Jeremy Sowers LHP Ballard HS (KY) 20 Did Not Sign
2002 Chris Gruler RHP Liberty HS (CA) 3 $2,500,000
2002 Mark Schramek 3B University of Texas 40 $200,000
2003 Ryan Wagner RHP University of Houston 14 $1,400,000
2004 Homer Bailey RHP La Grange HS (TX) 7 $2,300,000
2005 Jay Bruce OF West Brook Senior HS (TX) 12 $1,800,000
2006 Drew Stubbs OF University of Texas 8 $2,000,000
2007 Devin Mesoraco C Punxsutawney Area HS (PA) 15 $1,400,000
2007 Todd Frazier 3B Rutgers University 34 $825,000
2007 Kyle Lotzkar RHP South Delta Secondary School (BC) 53 $594,000
2008 Yonder Alonso 1B University of Miami 7 $2,000,000
2009 Mike Leake RHP Arizona State University 8 $2,270,000
2009 Brad Boxberger RHP USC 43 $857,000
2010 Yasmani Grandal C University of Miami 12 $2,000,000
2011 Robert Stephenson RHP Alhambra HS (CA) 27 $2,000,000
2012 Nick Travieso RHP Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy HS (FL) 14 $2,000,000
2012 Jesse Winker OF Olympia HS (FL) 49 $1,000,000
2012 Jeff Gelalich OF UCLA 57 $825,000
2013 Phil Ervin OF Samford University 27 $1,812,400
2013 Michael Lorenzen RHP California State University, Fullerton 38 $1,500,000
2014 Nick Howard RHP University of Virginia 19 $1,990,500
2014 Alex Blandino SS Stanford University 29 $1,788,000
2015 Tyler Stephenson C Kennesaw Mountain HS (GA) 11 $3,141,600
2016 Nick Senzel 3B University of Tennessee 2 $6,200,000
2016 Taylor Trammell OF Mount Paran Christian School (GA) 35 $3,200,000
2017 Hunter Greene RHP Notre Dame HS (CA) 2 $7,230,000
2017 Jeter Downs SS Monsignor Pace HS (FL) 32 $1,822,500
2018 Jonathan India 3B University of Florida 5 $5,297,500
2019 Nick Lodolo LHP Texas Christian University 7
2020 Austin Hendrick OF West Allegheny Senior HS (PA) 12

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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