The MLB Draft will be limited to just five rounds. Who are some of the most notable players on the current Cincinnati Reds roster drafted after Round 5?
The Cincinnati Reds and every other major league team will be limited during the upcoming MLB Draft. Major League Baseball made thee difficult decision to reduce the number of rounds from 40 to 5. Who on the Reds current roster were selected later than the fifth round in previous drafts?
The majority of players currently on the Reds roster have been historically higher draft choices. Joey Votto was taken in the second round of the 2002 MLB Draft. Nick Senzel and Jesse Winker are former first-round picks, as are Sonny Gray and Michael Lorenzen.
But, don’t sleep on those later round selections. Some great major leaguers have been selected after the fifth round. Albert Pujols was taken in the 13th round of the 1999 MLB and Anthony Rizzo was picked in the sixth round with the 204th overall pick in the 2007 MLB Draft.
Plenty of Reds greats have been selected after Round 5. Ray Knight was drafted in the 10th round of the 1970 MLB Draft, Tom Browning was a 9th round pick in 1982 and a favorite among Reds fans, Eric Davis, was taken in Round 8 of the 1980 MLB Draft.
So, who among the current crop of Cincinnati Reds players were selected after the fifth round? Some names you may be familiar with, but others may surprise you. Cincinnati could field a pretty solid team with those players taken after Round 5.