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Reds Tab Howard with Top Selection

Thursday night every team took steps toward adding new talent to their organizations in from this year's June draft. Cincinnati used their first selection, and 19th overall, on University of Virginia closer Nick Howard. He had a nice collegiate career as a two-way player, but now is likely a candidate for the Reds for the Reds to develop as a starting pitcher.

For the second year in a row Cincinnati has invested their top pick on a college player. This year's selection, the 19th overall, is University of Virginia right-hander Nick Howard. After starting earlier in his collegiate career he settled into a closer role his junior season with the Cavaliers and was named to the All American Third Team as a reliever. He was 1st team All-ACC as a utility... Recommended Stories

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