HUNTINGTON - On day three of the Major League Baseball Draft, teams engage in a variety of purposes as they select players in rounds 11 through 40.

The Cincinnati Reds looked for late-round steals, back-up plans in case early picks opt not to sign, players simply to fill rosters and even players they figure they have a minuscule chance of signing. Following is a look at players the Reds drafted on Wednesday.

  • Wendell Marrero, right fielder, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. Marrero features above-average speed, raw power and a strong arm.
  • Yan Contreras, SS, PRBBA. A solid defender and hitter, Contreras is an above-average runner. With room to add weight, he might move to third base. Contreras is committed to San Jacinto Junior College.
  • Luke Berryhill, C, South Carolina. A below-average hitter with above-average raw power, he hit 12 home runs this season.
  • Garrett Wolforth, C, Nova Southeastern. A transfer from Dallas Baptist, Wolforth has an above-average arm and power. He hit 12 home runs with 55 runs batted in while batting .307.
  • Matt Lloyd, OF, Indiana. A power hitter with a tendency to strike out, Lloyd played first base and also pitched. He homered 16 times, drove in 54 and batted .309 as a senior.
  • Jason Parker, RHP, North Carolina State. Parker went 4-2 with a 4.04 ERA. His best pitch is a change-up off a low-90s fastball.
  • Patrick Raby, RHP, Vanderbilt. Raby struck out nine per inning, despite a sub-90 mph fastball. He is the Commodores’ all-time victory leader and went 9-1 with a 2.67 ERA as a senior.
  • Jason Ruffcorn, RHP, Oklahoma. Son of former major league pitcher Scott Ruffcorn, Jason Ruffcorn was the Sooners’ closer. He went 2-2 with a 2.50 ERA, struck out 29 and walked 12 in 36 innings. He throws a fastball in the low to mid-90s and a fringy slider.
  • Tyler Garbee, RHP, Mercyhurst. A transfer from Pitt, Garbee struck out 109 in 73 innings, using a high-80s to low-90s fastball and an average change-up. He was 8-3 with a 3.09 ERA as a senior and allowed just 44 hits but walked 39 in 72 innings.
  • Jose Rodriguez, RHP, Cumberland County College. A small pitcher with an upper-80s fastball, Rodriguez went 8-2 with a 2.98 ERA this season.
  • Ashton Creal, CF, John A. Logan Community College. A speedster who stole 38 bases in 41 attempts, Creal owns a strong arm. He batted .387 and reached base at a .497 clip. He signed to play at Southeastern Louisiana University.
  • Cameron Warren, 1B, Texas Tech. Warren homered 13 times and slashed .354/.448/.667 as a senior. He walked 31 times and struck out 21. Warren is limited to first base.
  • J.C. Keys, RHP, Southern Mississippi. Likely a reliever in pro ball, Keys struck out 42 but walked 24 in 28 innings.
  • Quinten Sefcik, RHP, Illinois. He went 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA, struck out 39 and walked 16 in 30 innings.
  • Yamil Nieves, C, PRBBA. Committed to Miami Dade Community College, Nieves features a strong arm. He also has played third base and pitched, showing a 91 mph fastball.
  • Quincy McAfee, SS, Pepperdine. McAfee doesn’t have outstanding tools but does everything well. He slashed .310/.396/.433 this season and profiles as a second baseman or utility player.
  • Matt Gill, RHP, Boston College. A 6-5, 240-pounder throws a low-90s fastball with movement, but lacks a quality breaking ball. He went 3-3 with a 6.90 ERA this season and foes batted .314.
  • Mike Miles, RHP, Cumberland County College. A 6-4, 235-pounder, Miles went 12-0 to help his team to a junior college national championship. A transfer from Barry, he struck out 114 in 93 innings and allowed 52 hits with 39 walks.
  • Yassel Pino, 3B, South Miami High School. A strong-armed 6-2, 203-pound hitter, Pino shows range and raw power. He has no college commitment, increasing the probability the Reds sign him.
  • Ryan Leitch, C, Sinclair Secondary School. A member of Canada’s Junior National Team, Leitch is committed to Marshall. He displays a 1.91 pop time throwing to second base, displays power and is expected to stay behind the plate.
  • Justin Gomez, C, Azusa Pacific. Gomez hit nine homers, with 38 RBI and slashed .358/.545/.563 this season. He walked nearly as often as he struck out and threw out 35 percent of attempted base stealers in four seasons.
  • Danny Serreino, RHP, Rowan College. Serreino struck out 113 in just 68 innings, but walked 33. He throws in the low 90s and has reached 97.
  • Trey Clarkson, LHP, Mesquite High School. Clarkson lacks the velocity expected of a 6-4, 200-pound pitcher, but has room to add weight and strength. He likely will be difficult to sign away from the University of Utah.
  • Jason Hodges, OF, Marist High School. Likely a left fielder or first baseman, Hodges combines massive power with a below-average hit tool. He likely will be difficult to sign away from the University of Arkansas.
  • Tanner Cooper, RHP, Finger lakes Community College. Cooper went 8-4 with a 1.69 ERA after transferring from Stony Brook. A two-way player with a fastball that has reached 91, Cooper could have more in the tank once he focuses solely on pitching.
  • Alexander Johnson, RHP, McKinley High School. A 6-6, 220-pounder with a fresh arm, Johnson throws a low-90s fastball, as well as a curve and slider. He is the first public school player drafted from Buffalo (New York) City Schools since 1972. Johnson has no college commitment, but owns junior college offers.
  • Caleb Van Blake, 2B, California-Davis. Van Blake never has hit better than .264 in college, but is a solid defender.
  • Maxwell Romero, Pembroke Pines Charter School. Romero possesses above-average power, a strong arm and is sound behind the plate. He is committed to Vanderbilt, making him unlikely to sign.
  • A.J. Bumpass, OF, Cincinnati. The Reds selected Bumpass, 23, in 2017, but didn’t sign him. A speedy center fielder and athlete, Bumpass never has hit much.
  • Matt McCormick, C. St. Laurence High School. A solid hitter signed to West Virginia, McCormick profiles better in left field or first base.


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