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Reds Get Lively in Fourth

Lively Finished with 2.04 ERA for UCF This Year

Cincinnati went back to the college ranks in round four to selected right-hander Ben Lively out of Central Florida. Lively is a finesse pitcher with a four-pitch repertoire and prototypical pitcher's build. The 21 year-old has indicated that he's ready to leave college and could be expected to debut at Billings in the short season.

When Cincinnati's pick came around in the fourth round of this year's draft they went back to the list of eligible college players to select Ben Lively out of Central Florida with the 135th overall pick. He is a 6'4"/195# right-handed pitcher out of Gulf Breeze, FL. Three years ago the Indians drafted him out of high school in the 26th round. During his final collegiate season he led Golden... Recommended Stories