Penn Charter's Mike Siani drafted by the Reds

The Reds drafted Penn Charter product Mike Siani
The Cincinnati Reds selected Penn Charter outfielder Mike Siani with the 109th overall pick during the fourth round of Tuesday's Major League draft.

Siani, who has committed to the University of Virginia, is projected as a plus-plus center fielder with blazing speed and a cannon for an arm. He was one of the top high school outfield prospects available in this year's draft.

Siani was named Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year and is a two-time member of the United States under-18 national team. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder was named All Inter-AC just last month.

In addition to the outfield, he's also shown promise as a pitcher and has been clocked in the low-90s with strong accuracy. If he goes the college route, it's likely he'll be a double threat with the Cavaliers.

The lone question about Siani's future at the big league level pertains to his skill set at the plate. He's a left-handed hitter with very little pop right now, though that could change with experience and repetition.

Siani is the fourth Penn Charter graduate to be drafted straight from high school since 2000. The most recent selection was Andrew Amaro in 2011.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
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