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Reds Go After Strong Arm in 3rd Round

Armstrong Played 3 Sports in High School

In this year's draft the Reds waited until the third round before selecting a high school pitcher. Their first one taken was right-hander Mark Armstrong out of the Buffalo area. He's considered a finesse pitcher with a biting curveball and potential to add velocity on his fastball.

In the third round of this year's draft Cincinnati selected their second high school prospect, right-handed pitcher Mark Armstrong out of Clarence (N.Y.) High School. The eighteen year-old stands 6'3"/200# and throws a fastball in the low 90's. He's a good athlete, also playing hockey and quarterbacking the football team while maintaining a 90% GPA in the classroom. Rawlings recognized him as a...

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