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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

DRAFTED: Somerset grad Langfield third-round pick by Reds - Fall River, MA - The Herald News

Although I know quite a bit about the draft process, I experienced the draft from a different perspective this year. A close family friend’s son was pitching for a top Division 1 school in his junior year and was hoping to raise his stock in this year’s draft. Whenever I spoke with his mother she’d fill me in on the process. It was nice to see him do well and see his hard work pay off with a 3rd round selection. It’s sometimes easy to forget how young the draftees are. I was reminded the last few days as I followed the process. Hopefully, he will be able to work out an agreement with the Reds and will go on to have a long healthy, successful career.

[Dan] Langfield said that according to the Major League Baseball’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, the 109th selection is ‘slotted” for $436,000. He could get more or less if he signs with the Reds. “It’s all getting figured out as we speak,” he said. “It’s all getting worked on.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 06, 2012 at 01:20 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: draft, reds, scouting

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   1. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: June 12, 2012 at 12:02 AM (#4154388)
Congrats to the Langfield family, as Dan signed for slot.

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