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Reds finish season in last place, will pick fifth overall in draft

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price looks on in the dugout in the second inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI (AP/WKRC) - The more things change, the more things stay the same. The Reds finished 68-94 and last in the NL Central for the third straight season. They also went 68-94 last year.

"A ton of really good things here, and that's what gets us excited moving forward," manager Bryan Price said. "Now we have to get our pitching in a position where we move from the bottom to more towards the top."

Cincinnati clinched the fifth pick in the MLB Draft. The Detroit Tigers will have the first overall pick by virtue of having tied for the worst record in the majors (64-98) and "winning" the tiebreaker. The last time that franchise owned the top spot was 1997.

2018 MLB DRAFT ORDER

  1. Tigers (64-98, .395)
  2. Giants (64-98, .395)
  3. Phillies (66-96, .407)
  4. White Sox (67-95, .414)
  5. Reds (68-94, .420)

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