Right-hander Ty Floyd of LSU was the Reds' second selection on Sunday night, and the Reds were able to snag uber-talented New York high school shortstop Sammy Stafura with their second-round pick.
The 2023 MLB Draft will restart later today, and with the Reds owning eight selections on Day 2, there are sure to be several talented college players still available when Round 3 begins at 2 PM ET. Who are some college players that Cincinnati may target on Day 2 of the draft?
1. Reds should target OF Homer Bush Jr. on Day 2 of the 2023 MLB Draft.
The Cincinnati Reds grabbed a pair of pitchers and another shortstop on Day of the 2023 MLB Draft, so perhaps it's time to snag an outfield bat. Grand Canyon's Homer Bush Jr. would be a fine addition to the Reds farm system.
The son of former major leaguer Homer Bush, the Antelopes' outfielder made huge strides in 2023. After hitting just .270/.347/.349 in 2022, Bush Jr. showed a huge upswing in his production at the dish this season.
Bush Jr. slashed .370/.478/.500 with 24 extra-base hits and 41 RBIs. The 21-year-old also swiped 25 bags for GCU en route to a spot in the NCAA Tournament. While known more for his speed and his glove than his bat, Bush Jr. has power, but has yet to really tap into it.
Homer Bush Jr. ranks among the Top 100 draft prospects according to MLB Pipeline, and the Cincinnati Reds have the 74th overall selection in Round 3. The Reds also pick at No. 105 in Round 4. Bush Jr. is surely at or near the top of the Reds' board with Day 2 of the 2023 MLB Draft set to begin later today.