2012 Draft - Redlegs Get Dempsey


The Redlegs went into the draft looking for one thing in 2012, pitching. Unfortunately in years past that has been the strategy of many teams drafting in the top 5, so there was uncertainty if the Redlegs would be able to meet that need. But this year the Redlegs were able to get their target at the 5th spot in the form of 21 year old Bobby Dempsey. Dempsey, a Northmont Grad, impressed at Sunday’s tryout showing off a hard fastball from the mound while also showing some strong potential as a hitter with plenty of pop in his swing. Bobby can play both of the corner infield positions and will likely serve in the corner outfield spots this season when not on the hill. Dempsey and the Redlegs will see their first action on Sunday when they scrimmage the Miami Valley Thunder at Athletes in Action in Xenia at 1:00pm.