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Reds agree with second-round Draft pick Roa

@m_sheldon
July 2, 2020

CINCINNATI -- The Reds have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Christian Roa, the club's second-round selection in the 2020 MLB Draft. The club will not make a formal announcement until the deal is finalized with a physical. • Meet the newest Reds: Austin Hendrick | Mac Wainwright | Bryce

CINCINNATI -- The Reds have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Christian Roa, the club's second-round selection in the 2020 MLB Draft. The club will not make a formal announcement until the deal is finalized with a physical.

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According to MLB.com’s Jim Callis, Roa will get a bonus of $1,543,600 – the full slot value for the 48th overall pick.

Roa, 21, was 2-1 with a 5.85 ERA in four starts for Texas A&M in 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the collegiate season. Over 20 innings, Roa gave up 18 hits, walked nine and struck out 35. In his first two outings, he averaged two strikeouts per inning.

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In 2019, Roa had a 3.56 ERA in 17 games (10 starts) with 46 strikeouts over 48 innings.

Cincinnati has agreed to terms with five of its six selections from the 2020 Draft. The club still hasn’t reached a deal with its Competitive Round B pick, catcher Jackson Miller from J.W. Mitchell High School (New Port Richey, Fla.).

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook.