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With so many big changes happening in the world, it can be difficult to feel like you have agency in the future. One thing's for sure: Cincinnati Future Stars is bringing in expert speakers, panels, immersive experiences, and artist projects that are worth the price of admission. Join us on Saturday, March 17th as we kick off an exciting show this year with our first-ever Great Immersion.
Leiter went No. 2 overall to the Texas Rangers and Rocker, likely due to financial reasons more than anything else, stunningly slipped to the No. 10 choice of the fortunate New York Mets. Each organization, along with long-suffering fans, should love these selections. Leiter, the son of former big leaguer Al Leiter, is a mature, strikeout machine and reminds me, in size and form, of another Vanderbilt hurler -- Cincinnati Reds right-hander Sonny Gray. There's nothing wrong with that! Leiter pairs an electric fastball with a solid curveball and changeup.
For a few years now, most observers have lamented the lack of production from Cincinnati’s farm system. After all, the Reds haven’t drafted and developed an actual long-term difference-maker on the offensive side of the ball since Joey Votto, nearly two decades ago. (I suppose we could quibble about Tucker Barnhart, who was drafted in the 10th round in 2009 and has won two Gold Gloves. That ain’t nuthin’, as they say.) The last time the Reds drafted a hitter in the first round who ended up making a difference for the club was probably catcher Devin Mesoraco, all the way back in 2007. (Source: www.cincinnatimagazine.com)
Starting in the early 1960s, the Reds' farm system began producing a series of future stars, such as Jim Maloney, Pete Rose, Tony Pérez, Johnny Bench, Lee May, Tommy Helms, Bernie Carbo, Hal McRae, Dave Concepcion and Gary Nolan. The Reds' final game at Crosley Field, home to more than 4,500 baseball games, was played on June 24, 1970, a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants. In its place, a new stadium and a new Reds dynasty energed. The Reds embarked upon a decade of excellence, with a team that came to be known as "The Big Red Machine."
It starts with Burrow, the NFL’s leader in yards per throw (8.9) and Pro Football Focus grade among quarterbacks. His 14 interceptions are a lot, but his barrage of pinpoint downfield passes has made him a star anyway. Last year, Burrow had an up-and-down rookie season on a bad team, ending with a torn ACL in late November 2020. He’s been healthy this year, second-year receiver Higgins has made a leap, and slot man Tyler Boyd has been one of the better inside receivers in the league. The Bengals also have a pretty good running back in Joe Mixon, though the run game has not been an especially productive part of the 2021 team’s offense. (Source: slate.com)