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2014 Preseason Forecast
Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET
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Taylor Sparks is referenced in the following articles.
|Perfect Game Presents: College World Series Preview||Kendall Rogers||2014-06-13|
|Round One Analysis: Part Two||Nick J. Faleris||2014-06-06|
|BP Unfiltered: 2014 MLB Draft Video Library||Nick J. Faleris||2014-06-05|
|Perfect Game Presents: 2014 MLB Draft Rankings: Nos. 1-100||Allan Simpson||2014-05-30|
|Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Corner Infielders to Know||Nick J. Faleris||2014-05-29|
|2014-06-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Overall thoughts on the Cincinnati Reds first three picks ?|
(Bob from Cincy, OH)
|Nick Howard (rhp, UVA) -- I really like him as a reliever and am interested to see what a switch to the rotation would look like. The Reds have made great strides with Lorenzen in a limited amount of time, so I'm more comfortable with that conversion in the Reds system than I would be in certain other systems.
Blandino (3b, Stanford) - really like the bat and he's going to be a solid to good defender at both third and second. I believe cincy is going to let him start off at short, and he's a talented enough defender to hold his own there for at least a little while.
Taylor Sparks (3b, UC Irvine) - Top level athlete with plus defense at third and power potential. Wasn't a great performance bat this spring, but there is upside here. Might not be a quick mover. Given they went collegiate ranks for their first two picks, I would have liked to see an upside HS arm here, but that's picking nits. (Draft Wrap Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.