CINCINNATI — On the second day of this year's MLB Draft, the Cincinnati Reds nabbed three pitchers, a catcher and another outfielder.
With their second-round pick, the Reds selected right-handed pitcher Christian Roa of Texas A&M. Roa boasts a 6-foot-4 build and an "overhand delivery to create a difficult downhill angle for hitters."
Between the second and third rounds, the Reds used their Competitive Balance B pick to acquire catcher Jackson Miller out of Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Florida. MLB analysts say Mitchell has a chance to be a "good all-around catcher" with strong strike zone awareness. He told reporters Thursday night that he can play nearly any position on the field, but has only been a catcher for a matter of months.
In the third round, the Reds selected 21-year-old Bryce Bonnin, another right-handed pitcher out of Texas Tech.
The Reds selected Ohio State signee Mac Wainwright (outfielder) a high school senior from St. Edward High School in Cleveland, during the fourth round.
With their final pick in the fifth round, the Reds selected Joe Boyle, a right-handed pitcher from Oldham County, Ky. Boyle is currently at the University of Notre Dame. Boyle is 6-foot-7-inches tall and weighs 240 pounds.
On Wednesday in the first round, the Reds selected Austin Hendrick with the 12th overall pick. Hendrick just graduated from West Allegheny High School in Pennsylvania.